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Texas Middle School Chess Championships

March 17-18, 2007

Adams Mark Hotel Dallas

400 Olive St, Dallas TX 75201.  map

Hotel Rates are $94 with up to 4 in a room. Call 214-922-8000 and Mention Texas Chess Association to get rate. Reserve by 2/23/07 or rate may go up.

7 round Swiss System (No Elimination).

Entry Fee is $33 by 3/2 else $56.

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 is opened to players rated Under 600.

Click here for online Registration.

Click here for printable registration form. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Round Times
Registration: Fri 7 pm - 9,  Sat 7 - 7:45 am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st round 1/2 point bye.
  Round 1 Round2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7
 Round Time Sat 9:00 am 12:15 pm 3:00 pm 5:45 pm Sun 9:00 am 12:45 pm 4:00 pm
TC for Champ. Game/60 G/60 G/60 G/60 G/75 G/75 G/75
TC for JV. Game/50 G/50 G/50 G/50 G/65 G/65 G/65
TC for Novice Game/40 G/40 G/40 G/40 G/55 G/55 G/55

Trophies to top 20 individuals, honorable mention awards to plus scores that do not win trophy and medals for who finish the tournament; Top 15 Teams.

Side Events: K-12 Blitz on Friday 3/16 at 8 pm, $10.  K-12 Bughouse on Sat at 8:35 pm, $20 per team on site registration only.

Info: Susan Breeding, 214.632.9000

Make Checks payable to  Texas Chess Association. One check can be made for multiple Players.

Send entries to  Susan Breeding, 7909 La Guardia Drive, Plano TX 75025

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 EF , 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. Refunds will be given only up to 3/5 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 3/5 there will be no refunds.  There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/6. 

 

Official TLA for this event:

Mar. 17-18   Texas Middle School Scholastic Championships

7SS, Adams Mark Hotel Dallas, 400 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201. HR:$94-$94-$94-$94, mention Texas Chess Association to get rate. Reserve by 2/23/07 or rate may not be offered. 214-922-8000. Open to TX residents & schools. USCF membership required. Special TCA rules for participation, see www.swchess.com Tournament to be held in Lone Star Ballroom B. EF: $33 by 3/2/07, $56 thereafter. Donít mail after 3/5, entry may not be received. February Supplement will be used. Online/Credit Card reg. available:  http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1391587 . Reg: Fri 7-9pm, Sat 7-7:45am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st rd. 1/2 pt. bye. One 1/2 pt. bye allowed if requested by the end of rd. 2. Sections changes after 7:30am on Saturday may receive Ĺ pt. bye. 3 sections: MS Championship (Grades 6-8/9) Rds 1-4 G/60, Rds 5-7 G/75. M S JV (Grades 6-8/9 with ratings under 900.) Rds 1-4 G/50, Rds 5-7 G/65. M S Novice. (Grades 6-8/9 with ratings under 600.) Rds 1-4 G/40, Rds 5-7 G/55. ALL: Rds: Sat 9-12:15-3:00-5:45, Sun 9-12:45-4. Each Section: $$ Trophies to top 20 individuals, honorable mention awards to plus scores that do not win trophy and medals for who finish the tournament; Top 15 Teams. 2 side Events: Blitz Tourney: K-12, Fri 3/16, 8:00pm, $10, $$ Trophies to Top 15 individual, top 5 MS. Bughouse (on site reg only): Sat. 8:35pm, K-12, $20 per team, $$ Trophies to Top 15 teams, top 5 MS teams, Bughouse registration onsite only. Ent: Susan Breeding, 7909 La Guardia Drive, Plano TX 75025. (Make Checks payable to Texas Chess Association. One check can be sent for multiple players.). 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 EF , 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. Refunds will be given only up to 3/5 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 3/5 there will be no refunds.  There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/6.  USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships.. No registration/changes/or withdrawals after 3/14/07. After that date you must make changes at site (Adams Mark). Info: Susan Breeding, 214.632.9000 please do not call after 3/14, susanbreeding@hotmail.com. Web site: www.swchess.com.  NS. NC. W