2006 Texas Scholastic Chess Championships

February 4-5, 2006. Blitz on February 3.

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1600 Lamar, Houston TX 77010  map


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SW Collegiate TX High School TX Middle School TX Elementary TX Primary/K-1 2006 TSC Home Side Events Team Rooms Some Entry Rules Tournament Rules Pre-Registrations Schedule Meeting Rooms Results Sponsors/Vendors

Click on links above to learn more and to register for the appropriate section.

Note that Texas has rules about which section a player can play.

The Collegiate Section is open to anyone in College from any state.

For the other sections:

Player must reside in Texas or go to a school in Texas.
6th grade players in Elementary must play in Elementary sections.
6th grade players in Middle School must play in Middle School sections.
9th grade players in High School must play in High School sections.
9th grade players in Middle School may play in Middle School sections or
in High School sections and can play on the H S team that the junior high
school feeds into 10th grade.
*Private school and Home school 6th graders must play in middles school sections.
Private School and Home school 9th graders must play in high school sections.
* TCA has ruled that K-6 private schools may have their 6th graders play with
the rest of their team in the Elementary sections.

This tournament will use the December Supplement.

The University of Texas at Dallas will award a four-year scholarship to the winner of the High School Championship section (winner must satisfy UTD entrance requirements.)


Make Checks Payable to Dallas Chess Club. One check can be sent for multiple entries. Send entries to Susan Breeding, 7909 La Guardia Drive, Plano TX 75025. Don't mail after 1/18, entry may not be received.

Entries must include name, USCF ID or new/pending (include a copy of the receipt), rating,
USCF expiration date & school. All incomplete registrations will be charged the late Entry Fee, additionally there will be a $5 per player surcharge on registration received without payment, these players could possibly not be paired for round 1 and not be paired until payment is received.

There will be a $5 surcharge for phone registration by credit card.

Submitting team entries on a spreadsheet is encouraged.

Refunds will be given only up to 1/28, after which there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 1/28. USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships.


Click for very generic Registration Form.  It is better to use form found in each Section's web page or the flyers found right below. ( All these flyers require Adobe Acrobat reader.)

Click for Tournament Booklet.

Click for Collegiate Flyer.

Click for High School Flyer

Click for Middle School Flyer

Click for Elementary Flyer

Click for Primary Flyer

Some Links that Parents and players may find useful:

Introduction To US Rated Chess Tournaments

Primer for Parents

Keeping Score

How to read and write Chess Notation

Ten Tips to winning chess

The Texas Scholastic Championships are being organized by the Dallas Chess Club. Southwest Chess Enterprises is providing web space.

A limited number of Team rooms are available.

The Dallas Chess Club reserves the right to charge an extra $1.00 per TCA membership, that includes a magazine subscription, as a handling fee.