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Texas Middle School 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).

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

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 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 6:20 pm Sun 9:00 am 1:00 pm 4:20 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 3/7 at 8 pm, $15.  K-12 Bughouse on Sat at 8:35 pm, $20 per team on site registration 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 Middle School 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 membership required. Special TCA rules for participation, see www.swchess.com Tournament to be held in Ballroom of the Americas. EF: $36 by 2/22/08, $58 thereafter. Don't mail after 2/25, entry may not be received. February Supplement will be used. Online/Credit Card reg. available: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1512326  active.com charges a small fee. 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 1/2 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 9:00-12:30-3:30-6:20, Sun 9:00-1:00-4:20. Each Section: $$ Trophies to top 20 individuals, honorable mention awards to plus scores that do not win trophy and medals for who finish the tournament; Top 15 Teams. 2 side Events: Blitz Tourney: K-12, Fri 3/7, 8:00pm, $15, $$ 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: 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.