The 2008 Burt Lerner National Elementary Championship is Coming Up!

David Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh David Lawrence Convention Center PA

2008 Burt Lerner National Elementary Championship

May 9-11,2008 • Westin Conv. Center • 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(May 8 – Bughouse & Blitz) , Click Here for the National Elementary Rules

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center – 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Host Hotel: The Westin Convention Center1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 412-281-3700 · $110 chess rate · more info

7SS, G/120, 9 sections: K-6 Championship, K-5 Championship, K-6 Under 1000, K-5 Under 900, K-6 Unrated, K-3 Championship, K-3 Under 800, K-1 Championship, K-3 Unrated

April Rating Supplement will be used. Team Score = total of top four (minimum two) scores in any section will count for the team score.

Awards: Trophies for at least the top 25 players and teams in each section based on attendance average during the past two years.

All participants will receive a medal at the completion of the final round except the K-1 Championship section, who will receive a participation trophy.

Also class trophies to the top three in the following classes:

K-6 Championship: 1200-1399; 1000-1199; 800-999; U800; unrated.

K-5 Championship: 1200-1399; 1000-1199; 800-999; U800; unrated.

K-3 Championship: 800-999; 600-799; U600; unrated.

K-1 Championship: All players in this section receive a trophy.

Unrated players may play in the Championship Sections or Unrated Sections only.

Teams: A team must have at least two players, although no maximum number of players. The top four scores in any section will count for the team score.

Opening Ceremony: 12:30 pm Friday.

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).

Awards: 7 pm (approximate) Sunday.

Special Events:

National Elementary Bughouse Championship: Thursday 11 am. Bughouse entries on site only. $25 per team. Bughouse Rules. 2006 version still current.

National Elementary Blitz Championship: Thursday 5 pm. Two Sections: K-6 and K-3.
Blitz EF: $15 per player/$20 on site or if after April 30. Blitz Rules. 2006 version still current.

Simul with GM Alexander Shabalov: Friday, May 9 at 9 AM. $25.00 on site registration only.

Coaches and Parents meeting: 11 am Friday.

Scholastic meeting: 2:30 pm Saturday.

Coaches Forum: 7:00 pm Saturday.

Tournament Feedback meeting: 9:30 am Sunday.

Parents and Friends Tournament: 4SS, Saturday 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, on site registration only. Rated and unrated sections. Trophies for parent and child combined results.

All: please bring clocks. Sets and score sheets provided.

USCF membership is required.

Click Here for the 2008 Burt Lerner National Elementary Championship Flyer

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