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2008 Texas Elementary Chess Championships

March 8-9, 2008. Blitz on March 7th.

Hilton Americas

1600 Lamar, Houston 77010.  map

Hotel Rates are $104 with up to 4 in a room. Call 800-774-1500 and Mention Dallas Chess Club to get rate. Reserve by 2/19/08 or rate may go up.  Note that Hilton Americas is sold out. Check later for other hotel options. Or use an internet service like priceline.com to get a hotel room.

7 round Swiss System (No Elimination).

This tournament will use February Supplement.

Entry Fee is $36 by 2/22 else $58.

Open to Texas Residents and school. Must be in K - 5/6 grades to play. Participants cannot play up, if you are a 6th grader in an Elementary School (no 7th grade) or a 6th grader in an intermediate school (no 7th grade) then you must play in this section. Home schooled 6th graders and private school 6th graders must play in middle school.  (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. If you are in public school and in  6th grade and your school has no 7th grade, then you must play in one of the Elementary sections. K-3 graders may play in one of the primary sections or may play in one of the Elementary sections.)

Three Sections: Championship, J V and Novice. The  J V section is opened to players rated Under 800 in February Supplement. The novice is opened to players rated Under 500.

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 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7
 Round Time Sat 9:30 am 12:05 pm 2:25 pm 4:40 pm Sun 9:30 am 12:35 pm 3:15 pm
TC for Champ. Game/45 G/45 G/45 G/45 G/60 G/60 G/60
TC for JV. Game/40 G/40 G/40 G/40 G/55 G/55 G/55
TC for Novice Game/30 G/30 G/30 G/30 G/45 G/45 G/45

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 20 Teams.

Side Events: K-6 Blitz on Friday 3/7 at 8 pm, $15.  K-6 Bughouse on Sat at 8:35 pm, $20 per team registration on site only.

Info: Barbara Swafford, 214.632.9000

Make Checks payable to  Dallas Chess Club. One check can be made for multiple Players.

Send entries to  Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX 76036

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 2/27 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/27 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/1. USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals after 3/5/08. After that date you must make changes at site (Hilton Americas).

Official TLA for this event:

Mar. 8-9   Texas Elementary Scholastic Championships

7SS, Hilton Americas, 1600 Lamar, Houston TX 77010. HR: $104-$104-$104-$104, mention Dallas Chess to get rate. Reserve by 2/19/08 or rate may not be offered. 800-774-1500. One night hotel deposit is required. Open to TX residents & schools. USCF memb. req'd. There are special TCA rules for participation, see www.swchess.com. Tournament to be held in Lone Star Ballroom J-L. EF: $36 by 2/22/07, $58 thereafter. Don't mail after 2/25, entry may not be received. Online/Credit Card reg: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1512331 active.com charges small fee. February Supplement will be used. Reg: Fri 7-9 pm, Sat 7-7:45 am. 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 7:30 am on Saturday may receive 1/2 pt. bye. 3 sections: Elem Championship (Grades K-5/6) Rds 1-4 G/45, Rds 5-7 G/60. Elem JV (Grades K-5/6 with ratings under 800.) Rds 1-4 G/40, Rds 5-7 G/55. Elem Novice. (Grades K-5/6 with ratings under 500.) Rds 1-4 G/30, Rds 5-7 G/45. ALL: Rds: Sat 9:30-12:05-2:25-4:40, Sun 9:30-12:35-3:15. Each Section: $$ Trophies to top 20 individuals, medals for plus score, honorable mention awards to plus scores that do not win trophy and medals for those who finish the tournament; Top 20 Teams. 2 side Events: Blitz Tourney: K-6, Fri 3/7, 8:00 pm, $15, $$ Trophies to Top 15 individual. Bughouse (on site reg only): Sat. 8:35 pm, K-6, $20 per team, $$ Trophies to Top 15 teams. 5 Primary teams. Bughouse registration on site only. Ent: Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX 76036. (Make Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club. 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 2/27 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/27 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/1. 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 after 3/5/08. After that date you must make changes at site (Hilton Americas). Chess In Education Conference for coaches, teachers and administrators, contact aroot@utdallas.edu for more info. Tournament Info: Barbara Swafford, 214.632.9000 please do not call after 3/5, info@dallaschess.com. Web site: www.swchess.com. NS NC W.