Rules

2020 Texas Scholastic

2020 Texas North/Central Primary Championships

March 13 - 15 2020

 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)

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 pre K -3 grades to play. Anyone in PreK-3 may play in one of the primary sections or may play in one of the elementary sections. (For example, some choose to play in the Elementary Novice instead of the Primary J V as the Novice has a max rating of 499 while the JV has a max rating of 599.) Anyone in grades PreK-1 may play in either the K-1 section, another primary section or one of the Elementary sections.

Choose Section carefully. Elementary Sections mean the player could be playing against players kindergarten thru 6th grade in elementary school. 6th graders in middle school must play in middle school tournament.  Primary means the player could be playing against players Kindergarten thru 3rd grade. Here are the sections:
K-1 Championship players must be Kindergarten or 1st grade, all ratings are possible, no limit.
Primary (K-3) Championship players must be Kindergarten thru 3rd grade, all ratings are possible, no limit.
Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 600) players must be Kindergarten thru 3rd grade, February supplement rating must be under 600.
 

Elementary (K-5/6) Championship, players must be Kindergarten thru 5th or 6th grade, all ratings are possible, no limit.
Elementary JV (K-5/6 Under 800) players must be Kindergarten thru 5th or 6th grade, February supplement rating must be under 800.
Elementary Novice (K-5/6 Under 500) players must be Kindergarten thru 5th or 6th grade, February supplement rating must be under 500.


There is a $10 charge for changing sections after March 11 so choose wisely.
Three Sections: Championship, J V and K-1. The  J V section is opened to players in grades preK-3 rated Under 600 in February Supplement. The K-1 section is opened to players in grades pre K - 1st.

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.

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 (for teams).

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.