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2010 Texas Middle School Chess Championships

February 20-21, 2010. Blitz on February 19th.

Sheraton Dallas

400 Olive Street, Dallas TX 75201.  map

Hotel Rates are $105 with up to 4 in a room. Call 888-627-8191 or 214-922-8000 and Mention Texas Chess Association to get rate. Reserve by 2/4/10 or rate may go up (traditionally the Adams Mark would just keep taking reservations. I am not sure what the Sheraton Dallas will do).  Note that Sheraton Dallas is running low on Double/Doubles.  If you get a single please reserve a roll a way bed. Note that Double/Double may become available Monday 2/1/10.  Also rooms for Sunday 2/21/10 are becoming scarce.

7 round Swiss System (No Elimination).

Entry Fee is $39 by 2/11 else $69.

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 for Middle School 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 2/19 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 2/17 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/17 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 2/17. USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals after 2/17/10. After that date you must make changes at site (Dallas Sheraton).

Submitting team entries on a spreadsheet is encouraged.