2007 TX Grade Home PreRegistrations Results Some Rules What is Where

This Tournament is organized and run by the Dallas Chess Club. Southwest Chess Enterprizes is providing web space.

11th Annual Texas Grade and Collegiate Championships

November 17 and 18, 2007.

(Side Event on Friday November 16th.)

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center  map
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380.

281-367-9797. Mention Chess for special Hotel rate: $99/$99. Reserve By 11/2.

6 Rounds Swiss System Chess Tournament (no elimination.)

Open to Texas Residents and/or Texas Schools. (College section only is open to college students in any state.)

USCF rated. USCF membership is required. TCA membership is also required (Tournament Membership embedded in entry fee).

14 separate tournaments, 1 per grade, kindergarten through 12th plus college section. Players must play in their grades. Playing up to a higher or lower grade level is not permitted.

Winner of the 12th Grade section wins a 4 year scholarship to The University of Texas at Dallas.

(Winner must meet entrance requirements and follow team rules.)

 

Trophies to top 10 individuals and top 5 teams in each section. (Note that some sections with heavy pre-registrations will have more awards.) College section will have plaques for prizes.

Top 3 players in the section is added for team scores. No more than two teams per grade may be entered. If entering more than one team per grade, the teams must be predefined and may be paired against each other.

Entry Fee is $33 if postmark by 11/10 else $49 afterward.

Do not mail after 11/12 as it may not be received.

Click for online registration.

Click for printable registration form (requires Adobe Acrobat.)

Click for tournament Flyer (requires Adobe Acrobat.)

Mail entries/Make checks payable to:  Dallas Chess Club

C/O Barbara Swafford

2709 Longhorn Trail

Crowley TX 76036

214.632.9000 Do not call nor email after November 14, 2007.

Click to email for more info.

Limited number of team rooms available.

Entries must include Name, USCF ID (or new/pending), grade and school. Incomplete entries will be charged at site entry fee of $49.

Registration/Check in for Friday, November 16 from 7 pm - 9pm.

Registration/Check in for Saturday, November 17 from  7:30 am -  8:30 am.

Saturday registration may require a 1/2 point first round bye.

One pt bye available, any round, if requested before rd. 2 and before any full point bye is awarded.

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6
Date Sat. 11/17 Sat. 11/17 Sat. 11/17 Sat. 11/17 Sun. 11/18 Sun. 11/18
Time 9:30 am 12:00 pm 2:05 pm 4:10 pm 10 am 1:15 pm
Time Control G/45 G/45 G/45 G/60 G/60 G/60

4 round G/30 Open tourney Fri. 7:30 pm. This G/30 tournament has three sections: Open, U1400 and U750. EF: $15, $$$60% of entry fees. 

Bughouse tourney Sat. 8:35pm. EF: $20/team. Trophy prizes. Onsite registration only

Parent/Child team tourney Sat. 6:35pm. EF: $10/team. Trophy prizes.

The tournament will be run under the USCF Rules of Chess, 5th E.

NS, NC, W, rule variation 11H1. More rules here.

Team Tiebreaks: Total individual cumulative, Total Solkoff, Total Sonnenborn-Berge, Total Kashdan.

Latest version of Swiss Sys will be used. Pairings created by this program are considered legal and may stand even if a pairing is not ideal. This is especially true if pairings have been posted. Current version is at 7.5

Click for United States Chess Federation Introduction to Rated Tournaments.

Click for United States Chess Federation's How to keep score.

TLA:

Nov. 17-18, 2007. 11th Annual Texas K-12 Grade & Collegiate Championships. 6SS, Rds 1-3 G/45, Rds 4-6 G/60. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX, 77380. (281) 367-9797. Mention Chess tournament for hotel rate. HR: $99/$99/$99/$99. Reserve By 10/26. College section open to any college player. The K-12 is Open to TX residents or players attending Texas schools. 14 separate tournaments, one per grade (K-12) plus college. Trophies to top 10 ind. & top 5 teams (top three players added for team scores, no more than 2 teams per school in each grade.) (College section awards plaques instead of trophies.) Winner of 12th Grade Section wins a 4 year scholarship to The University of Texas at Dallas, worth up to $20,000. Scholarship winner must meet UTD entrance requirements and follow team rules.  EF: $33 if postmarked by 11/10. $49 at site. Do not mail after 11/12 as your entry may not be received. Entries to Dallas Chess Club, c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX 76036. Entry must include Name, USCF ID (or new/pending), grade & school and school location. Incomplete entries will be charged at site entry fee. No refunds after 11/14.    Email: info@dallaschess.com 214-632-9000. Do not call after 11/14 as we are traveling.  Reg. Fri 11/16 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Reg. Sat.11/17 at 7:30 am-8:30 am. Sat. registration may require a pt. 1st rd. bye. Sat. rds 9:30-12:00-2:05-4:10. Sun. rds 10-1:15. One pt bye available, any round, if requested before end of rd. 2 and if player has not received a full point bye. Online registration(active.com charges a fee.) :  http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1477341 Limited number of Team rooms available., www.swchess.com  Side events: 4 rd G/30 open tournament on 11/16 at 7:30 pm. This G/30 tournament has three sections: Open, U1400 and U750. EF: $15, $$$60% of entry fees.   Bughouse Open Tournament Sat. 8:35 pm. EF: $20/team. Trophy prizes.  Parent/Child team tourney Sat. 6:35 pm. EF: $10/team. Trophy prizes. Registration for side event online or onsite only.  NS, NC, W.