12th Annual Texas Grade Championships
November 22 and 23, 2008.
(Side Event on Friday November 21th.)
The Hilton Americas
The Houston, TX 77010.
800-236-2905. Mention Texas Grade and Collegiate Championships for special Hotel rate: $101/$101/$101/$101. Reserve By 10/19. Hotel may offer rate after this date.
6 Rounds Swiss System Chess Tournament (no elimination.)
Open to Texas Residents and/or Texas Schools.
USCF rated. USCF membership is required. TCA membership is also required (Tournament Membership embedded in entry fee).
13 separate tournaments, 1 per grade, kindergarten through 12th see link above for college section. Players must play in their grades. Playing up to a higher or down to a lower grade level is not permitted.
Winner of the 12th Grade section wins a 4 year scholarship to The University of Texas at Dallas. The value of this scholarship is over $43,000.
(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.)
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 11/14 else $49 afterward.
Do not mail after 11/14 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 19, 2008 as we may be traveling.
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 21 from 7 pm - 9pm.
Registration/Check in for Saturday, November 22 from 7:30 am - 8:30 am.
Saturday registration may require a 1/2 point first round bye.
One ½ pt bye available, any round, if requested before rd. 2 and before any full point bye is awarded.
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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.
Individual Tiebreaks: Modified Median, Median, Solkoff, Sonneborn-Berger, Cumulative.
Team Tiebreaks(note new USCF Team Tiebreaks: Total individual medium, Total Solkoff, Total Sonnenborn-Berger, Total Cumulative.
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 8.042
Click for United States Chess Federation Introduction to Rated Tournaments.
Click for United States Chess Federation's How to keep score.
A State Championship Event! 6SS, Rds 1-3 G/45, Rds 4-6 G/60. Hilton Americas, 1600 Lamar, Houston TX 77010. HR: $101-$101-$101-$101, mention Texas Grade and Collegiate Championships to get rate. Reserve By 10/19 or rate may increase. The K-12 is Open to TX residents or players attending Texas schools. 13 separate tournaments, one per grade (K-12). 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.) Winner of 12th Grade Section wins a 4 year scholarship to The University of Texas at Dallas, worth up to $43,000. Scholarship winner must meet UTD entrance requirements and follow team rules. EF: $33 if postmarked by 11/14. $49 at site. Do not mail after 11/14 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 11/16. Email: email@example.com 214-632-9000. Do not call after 11/14 as we are traveling. Reg. Fri 11/21 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Reg. Sat. 11/22 at 7:30 am-8:30 am. Sat. registration may require a 1/2 pt. 1st rd. bye. Sat. rds 9:30-12:00-2:05-4:10. Sun.rds 10-1:15. One 1/2 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) : www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1625920 Limited number of Team rooms available, www.swchess.com. Side events: 4 rd G/30 open tournament on 11/21 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.