2012 National Elementary (K-6) Championship

Young chess players from all over the country to participate in the 2012 National Elementary (K-6) Championship. Good luck to all of the players!

May 11 – 13, 2012  (May 10 – Bughouse & Blitz) – Nashville, TN

$20,000 in Scholarships to be Awarded!!

Location
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
615.889.1000 or 888.777.6779

7SS, G/120, (K-1 G/90). A Junior Grand Prix (JGP) event.

9 sections:

  • K-6 Championship
  • K-6 Under 1000
  • K-6 Unrated
  • K-5 Championship
  • K-5 Under 900
  • K-3 Championship
  • K-3 Under 800
  • K-3 Unrated
  • K-1 Championship

Main Event rounds:

  • Friday 1 pm, 7pm;
  • Saturday 9 am, 2 pm, 7 pm;
  • Sunday 9 am, 2 pm.

Schedule for K-1 section:

  • Friday 1:30 pm, 6:30 pm;
  • Saturday 9:30 am, 1:30 pm (not 2 pm), 6:30 pm;
  • Sunday 9:30 am, 1:30 pm (not 2 pm).

Opening Ceremony: 12:30 pm Friday.

Awards: 7 pm (approximate) Sunday.
K1 Section – 5:30 PM [approximately]

Scholarship Information:

The following Championship sections will offer scholarships at the 2012 USCF National Elementary Championship: K-6, K-5, K-3, and K-1.

All scholarship awards will be determined by the same tie break system used to determine trophy awards; however, there will be no ties for scholarships. Individual scholarship awards will be the top three players in each section listed above based on tie breaks. Team scholarship awards (the top team in each section) will be based on the top four board scores (the top four scoring members of the team) determined by the final tie break points of the tournament.

Individual Scholarships:

All Scholarship places determined via Tie Break Order

  • K-6 Championship 1st Place: $1,500 2nd Place: $1,000 3rd Place: $500
  • K-5 Championship 1st Place: $1,500 2nd Place: $1,000 3rd Place: $500
  • K-3 Championship 1st Place: $1,500 2nd Place: $1,000 3rd Place: $500
  • K-1 Championship 1st Place: $1,500 2nd Place: $1,000 3rd Place: $500

Team Scholarships:

All Team Scholarship places determined via Tie Break Order

  • K-6 Championship 1st Place: $2,000 ($500 to each of the Top 4 Boards on Team)
  • K-5 Championship 1st Place: $2,000 ($500 to each of the Top 4 Boards on Team)
  • K-3 Championship 1st Place: $2,000 ($500 to each of the Top 4 Boards on Team)
  • K-1 Championship 1st Place: $2,000 ($500 to each of the Top 4 Boards on Team)

For Championship Sections K-6, K-5, K-3, and K-1, scholarships will be awarded as follows:

  • Individual Scholarships – $3000 total awarded according to placement: 1st – $1,500; 2nd – $1000; 3rd – $500.
  • Team Scholarship – $2000 to the first place team divided equally ($500 each) between the top four boards based on the top four scoring members of the team determined by the final tie break points of the tournament.

Scholarships will be awarded at the time of the student’s enrollment in a post-secondary learning institution. The player will be responsible for having proof of enrollment letter from the institution sent to the USCF. The recipient may then choose at that time whether the funds are sent directly to him/her or to the institution.

Prizes:

Section /  Team Trophies /  Individual Trophies

K-6 Championship /  Top 25  /  Top 20 [plus ties for 20th place]
K-6 Under 1000 /  Top 25  /  Top 20 [plus ties for 20th place]
K-6 Unrated /  Top 25  /  Top 10 [plus ties for 10th place]
K-5 Championship / Top 25  /  Top 30 [plus ties for 30th place]
K-5 Under 900 / Top 30  /  Top 30 [plus ties for 30th place]
K-3 Championship / Top 25  /  Top 20 [plus ties for 20th place]
K-3 Under 800 /  Top 25  /  Top 30 [plus ties for 30th place]
K-3 Unrated / Top 25  /  Top 10 [plus ties for 10th place]
K-1 Championship / Top 30  /  Top 30 [plus ties for 30th place]

Top five teams receive plaques [five plaques per place – four players plus the coach].

Class trophies to the top three in the following classes:

  • K-6 Championship: 1300-1399; 1200-1299; 1100-1199; 1000-1099; 900-999; 800-899; Under 800; Unrated.
  • K-5 Championship: 1300-1399; 1200-1299; 1100-1199; 1000-1099; 900-999; 800-899; Under 800; Unrated.
  • K-3 Championship: 1100-1199; 1000-1099; 900-999; 800-899; 700-799; 600-699; Under 600; Unrated.
  • K-1 Championship: All players in this section receive a trophy.

All participants will receive a commemorative medal at the completion of the final round.

First place individual and team in the K-6 Championship section, including ties, will be the National Elementary Champion.

Special Events:

Play

  • National Elementary Bughouse Championship: Thursday 11 am. Bughouse entries on site only. $25 per team. Registration ends at 10 AM Thursday.
  • National Elementary Blitz Championship: Thursday 5 pm. This event will be using ‘Clock-Move’ rules. Two Sections: K-6 and K-3. Blitz EF: $15 per player/$20 on site or if after 17 April.
  • Parents and Friends Tournament: 4SS, G/30. Saturday 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, $20 on site registration only. Rated and unrated sections. Trophies for parent and child combined results.

Meetings

  • Scholastic meeting: 3 pm Saturday.

Blitz Trophies:

Section   /  Team Trophies  /  Individual Trophies

K-6 Blitz Championship  /  Top 15 /  Top 15
K-3 Blitz Championship  /  Top 10  /  Top 10

Class trophies to the top three in the following classes:

  • K-6 Blitz Championship: 1300-1399; 1200-1299; 1100-1199; 1000-1099; 900-999; 800-899; Under 800; Unrated.
  • K-3 Blitz Championship: 1100-1199; 1000-1099; 900-999; 800-899; 700-799; 600-699; Under 600; Unrated.

Bughouse Trophies:
Top 5 – two trophies per place.

For more information, please visit the U.S. Chess Federation website at: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2012/elem/

 

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