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2020 Texas North/Central Middle School Scholastic Championships

March 13 - 15 2019

 Houston Marriott Westchase

2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston Texas, 77042. $109,$109,$109,$109 rate includes American Breakfast Buffet, Call 1-800-452-5110 to make reservations mention group code DCC  or register online thru link:  Book your group rate for Dallas Chess Club Reserve by 2/27/2020 or rate may not be honored.

7 round Swiss System (No Elimination)    Round 1 Game 45 d5, Rd 2-4 Game 60 d5, Rd 5-7 Game 75 d5

Entry Fee is $44 by 2/4; $56 by 3/1; $74 after 3/1 or on site.

Open to Texas Residents and school. Must be in 6th - 8/9 grades to play. Participants cannot play up except under the following circumstance -- 9th graders may play in High School. Participants cannot play down, if you are in middle school or home school grades (6-8) or private school (6-8) you must play in a middle school section. (Note that TCA has ruled that private school 6th graders in a K-6th private school may play in Elementary.  A good rule of thumb is that if you are in 6th grade and your school has a 7th grade, then you should play in Middle School.)

Three Sections: Championship, J V and Novice. The  J V section is opened to players rated Under 900 in February Supplement. The Novice section is opened to players rated Under 600

Trophies to top 20 individuals, honorable mention awards to plus scores that do not win trophy and medals for those who finish the tournament; Top 15 Teams, Top 5 grand champion (3 sections combined) teams.

John W. Griffin Memorial Chess Scholarship award sponsored by Belleville Capital Management. They will present certificates to the winner of the High School Championship ($1000), Middle School Championship ($500) and Elementary Championship ($100). The certificate is to be used for secondary education at an accredited institution at some point in the future. We will redeem the certificate and pay directly to the institution.

Registration:

Click here for printable registration form

Info: email: Barbara Swafford, Phone 214.632.9000

Make Checks payable to  Dallas Chess Club (DCC). One check can be made for multiple Players.

Send entries to:  Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX 76036

Refunds will be given only up to 3/11 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 3/11 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/11. There will be a $5 surcharge per player for phone registrations USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals by phone or email after 3/11/20 as we are driving to the site; after that date you must make changes at site (Houston WestChase).

Submitting team entries on a spreadsheet is encouraged.

Side Events:

Blitz - Saturday Night 7 pm

Registration Sat 12 noon - 6:45 pm Two Sections: K-6 and K-12

Bughouse - Saturday Night 8:30 pm

Registration Sat 12 noon - 8:15 pm Two Sections: K-6 and K-12

register at the registration center for Blitz and Bughouse

TLA:

March 13-15 2020              A State Championship event.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

2020 Texas North/Central State Scholastic Chess Championships 7SS, Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston Texas, 77042. $109,$109,$109,$109 rate includes American Breakfast Buffet, Call 1-800-452-5110 to make reservations mention group code   DCC or register online thru link on web page. Reserve by 2/27/2020 or rate may not be honored. Note that the rate can sell out, so make reservations early.

Tournament is open to any Kindergarten-12th grade student living in Texas or going to school in Texas. Note that players may play in either the South or the North Central Championships or they may also play in both. Also note that if a student has played in another state’s closed championship, they may not play in this tournament.

Four championships: TX North/Central Primary Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central Elementary Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central Middle School Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central High School Scholastic Championships. EF: $44 by 2/4; $56 by 3/1; $74 after 3/1 or on site. On Site Registration: Friday, 5:30-6:15pm, Saturday, 8-8:30am. Saturday registrants will receive a 1st Rd. 1/2-pt. bye. Two 1/2-pt. byes allowed as long as one of the byes is for round 1, if requested by the end of Rd. 2. Sections: K-1 Championship, Primary (K-3) Championship, Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 600), Elementary (K-5/6) Championship, Elementary JV (K-5/6 Under 800), Elementary Novice (K-5/6 Under 500), Middle School (6-8/9) Championship, MS JV (6-8/9 Under 900), MS Novice (6-8/9 Under 600), High School (9-12) Championship, HS JV (9-12 Under 1000). See Article IX, Section 1E, TCA Bylaws for each section's eligibility requirement, https://texaschess.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TCA-Bylaws-30-Aug-2015.pdf . Note that 2020 February Supplement will be used. Note continuing this year:  

John W. Griffin Memorial Chess Scholarship award sponsored by Belleville Capital Management. They will present certificates to the winner of the High School Championship ($1000), Middle School Championship ($500) and Elementary Championship ($100). The certificate is to be used for secondary education at an accredited institution at some point in the future. We will redeem the certificate and pay directly to the institution. It is the sponsors expectation to make this scholarship a yearly annual award in which a player may win more than once. Trophies for top 20 individuals and top 15 teams in each section plus participation medals for all, and plus Score Awards for players scoring 4 or more points that do not win an individual trophy. Top 5 Grand Champion trophies.  The 3 Primary sections will be merged and using the top 15 players, a grand champion will be crowned. This will also be done for the 3 Elementary sections and the 3 Middle School Sections. For the High School the two sections will be merged and the top 10 players will be used to determine the grand champions. Note that trophies will not be given out in advance and must be picked up at awards ceremony. Please make arrangements for picking up trophies at award ceremony or to get trophy shipped.

Schedule: Round times vary depending on the Section. For round times check website. Time controls: All High School and Middle School Championship Sections: Rds 1 G/45 d5; Rounds 2-4 G/60; d5, Rds 5-7 G/75; d5. All Elementary and Primary and K-1 sections as well as MS JV and MS Novice: rds 1-4 G/45; d5, rds 5-7 G/60; d5. For round times see . Side Events: See website for side events. Side event registration on site only. All registrations (except Side events) available on line: see www.dallaschess.com  and you can download flyers and entry forms. Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club. Mail entries to Dallas Chess Club, c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. For tournament info, visit our website or contact Barbara Swafford, info@dallaschess.com  or 214-632-9000. Refunds will be given only up to 3/11 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 3/11 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/11. There will be a $5 surcharge per player for phone registrations USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals by phone or email after 3/11/20 as we are driving to the site; after that date you must make changes at site (Houston WestChase). NS, NC, W.