National K-12 Scholastic Championship (Dec. 11-13)

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December 11-13, 2009 · Dallas, TX

Hilton Anatole · 2201 Stemmons Freeway · Dallas, TX 75207 · 1.214.748.1200 or 1.800.955.4281 · Ask for the Chess Rate $120 · Web Site · Groups of 10 or more must call the above number to make reservations.

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13 Sections Play only in your Grade.
December rating supplement will be used in compliance with the guidelines for National Scholastic Events.
1/2 point bye available any round except 7 if requested before round 1.
Players registering late (after 10 AM Friday) will not be paired for round 1, will receive a 1/2 bye, and will begin play with round 2.
Team score is total of top three (minimum two) finishers from each school per grade.
First place individual and team, including ties, will be National Champion for their grade.

Time Control: Game/90.

Entry Fee: $50 by Nov. 15, $70 by Nov. 29, $85 later, $90 on site.
$5.00 extra for all phone registrations.
$20 change fee for roster or section changes after Nov. 13 or on site.

Schedule:
Opening ceremony Fri. 12:30 pm.
Rounds: Fri. 1 pm-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-2 pm-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-1 pm.
Awards Ceremony: Sunday 5 pm (approximately)
Special round times for K-1 sections:
Fri. 1:30 pm-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-1:30 pm-5:30 pm, Sun. 9:30 am-1:30 pm.
K-1 Awards Ceremony 4:30 pm (approximately)

Women’s World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk Simul

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, the FIDE Women’s World Champion, will be conducting a Simul on Friday 11 December 2009 at 10:00 AM.

Ten more boards have been added! Register on site only! Registration for the final thirteen spots will begin at 9 AM on Thursday at Chess Control.

CLICK HERE for more details on Alexandra’s visit and the earlier CLO article with analysis, links and an interview with Kosteniuk.

Trophies:

Top 10 individuals & top five teams (minimum) in each grade.
Class Awards: 1st-3rd place
K-3: 800-999, 600-799, U600, Unr.
4-6: 1000-1199, 800-999, 600-799, U600, Unr.
7-9: 1200-1399, 1000-1199, 800-999, U800, Unr.
9-12: 1400-1599, 1200-1399, 1000-1199, U1000, Unr.
Every player receives a commemorative item!

Blitz Tournament: Thursday 5 pm, entry fee $15 by 11/29, $20 after 11/29 or on site. Registration closes at 4 pm.
Trophies in K-6 and K-12 sections.
Individual: TBA,
Team: TBA.
K-6 Class: 1000-1199, 800-999, 600-799, U600, Unr.;
K-12 Class: 1400-1599, 1200-1399, 1000-1199, U1000, Unr.
Blitz Rules

Bughouse Tournament: Thursday 11 am, $25 per 2-player team on site only. Registration 9-10 am.
Trophies: TBA. One section K-12.
Bughouse Rules

Team Rooms:
Team rooms are limited! Contact Cheryle Bruce 931.787.1234 ext 147 cbruce@uschess.org

If you are interested in volunteering for this event take a look at the information on our volunteer letter.

Mail your entries to: US Chess, Attn: 2009 K12, PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557 or fax to: 931-787-1200.

Contact: Cheryle Bruce 931-787-1234 ext.147 cbruce@uschess.org

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