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US Chess Junior Grand Prix! APR. 1-3, GEORGIA 2016 NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (K-12) CHAMPIONSHIP 7SS, G/120 d5. Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Hotel Chess Rate $125. Guest rooms may be booked, NLT 3/9/2016 by calling (404) 577-1234 or (888) 421-1442, mention “US Chess” or online at: https://aws.passkey.com/event/14059639/owner/ 323/home. 6 Sections: K-12 Championship, K-12 U1900, K-12 U1600, K-12 U1200, K-12 U800 and K-12 Unrated. March Rating Supplement will be used. One1/2-point bye available (limit one) any round (except Round 7) if requested prior to the start of Rd. 1. Team score = total of top four (minimum two) finishers from each school per section. K-12 Championship first place individual and team, including ties, will be the National High School Champion. Schedule: Opening ceremony Fri. 12:45 pm. Rds.: Fri. 1 pm and 7 pm, Sat. 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm, Sun. 9 am-2 pm. Awards Ceremony Sun., approx. 7 pm. EF: $50/participant post- marked or online by 2/29, $70 postmarked or online by 3/21, $85 online by 3/30, $90 on site; $5.00 extra for all phone registrations; $20 fee for roster or section changes after 3/21 or any onsite changes. Onsite registration Thurs. 9 AM - 9 PM & Fri. 8 AM -11 AM. Players who register or change sections after 11 am on Friday will receive a 1/2-point bye for Rd. 1. Players must disclose any other, non-USCF, over-the-board (OTB) ratings. Awards: Trophies to top individuals & top teams in each section. Every player receives a commemorative item! Full list of trophies on tournament Info Page. Side Events: Bughouse: Thurs. 11 am, Reg. onsite only Thurs. 9 -10 am, $25/team. Blitz Section: K-12, Thurs. 5 pm, Reg. onsite until 4 pm. Blitz EF: $15 by 3/21, $20 after or at site. Class trophies will be awarded in main event and in Blitz. Full list of trophies on tournament Info Page. Team Rooms are limited. Contact Susan Kantor at 931.787.1234 ext. 136 or by email: skantor@uschess.org. Questions: Susan Kantor at 931.787.1234 ext. 136. Entries: US Chess Federation, Attn.: 2016 HS Championship, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557 or online at www.uschess.org/tournaments/2016/hs/. See web site for additional information about the event, advance entries, awards, meetings, updates, corrections, and registration forms.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! APR. 15-17, INDIANA 2016 NATIONAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (K-9) CHAMPIONSHIP 7SS, G/120 d5. Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219. Hotel Chess Rate $119. Guest rooms may be booked, NLT 3/18/2016 by calling (800) 228-9290 or (317) 352-1231, mention “US Chess” or see www.uschess.org/tournaments/2016/jhs/ to book now!


The Tournament Announcements on the following pages are provided for the convenience of US Chess members and for informational purposes only. Unless expressly indicated otherwise, neither US Chess nor Chess Life warrants the accuracy of anything contained in these tournament announcements. Those interested in additional information about or having questions con cerning any of these tournaments are directed to contact the organizer listed. Chess Life will exercise all due diligence in providing accurate typesetting of non-camera-ready copy but assumes no responsibility for errors made in such work.


Effective with TLAs submitted after November 10, 2010, the following additional rules apply to Grand Prix tournaments: 1) The guaranteed first prize must be at least $150. 2) No more than one prize under $100 may count towards the Grand Prix point total. 3) Prizes below the maximum entry fee do not count towards the Grand Prix point total. Also include full time control noting increment or time delay even if delay is zero (d0).


US Chess Junior Grand Prix: A Junior Grand Prix event must have four or more rounds with a time control greater than 65 min. Please see: www.uschess.org/data page/JGP-Rules.php for complete Rules.


SUBMISSIONS: E-mail your tla to: tla@uschess.org (Joan DuBois). For tla deadline schedule, formatting help and Grand Prix information check www.uschess.org/go/tlainfo and “Advertising” at uschess.org. Payment can be done online through the TD/Affiliate area or sent to: US Chess, TLA Dept., PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557.


6 Sections: K-9 Championship, K-9 U1250, K-9 Unrated, K-8 Champi- onship, K-8 U1000 and K-8 U750. April Rating Supplement will be used. One1/2-point bye available (limit one) any round (except Round 7) if requested prior to the start of Rd. 1. Team score = total of top four (minimum two) finishers from each school per section. K-9 Championship first place individual and team, including ties, will be the National Junior High School Champion. Schedule: Opening ceremony Fri. 12:30 pm. Rds.: Fri. 1 pm and 7 pm, Sat. 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm, Sun. 9 am-2 pm. Awards Ceremony Sun., approx. 7 pm. EF: $50/participant postmarked or online by 3/21, $70 postmarked or online by 4/4, $85 online by 4/13, $90 on site; $5.00 extra for all phone registrations; $20 fee for roster or section changes after 4/4 or any onsite changes. Onsite registration Thurs. 9 AM - 9 PM & Fri. 8 AM -11 AM. Players who register or change sections after 11 am on Friday will receive a 1/2-point bye for Rd. 1. Players must disclose any other, non-USCF, over-the-board (OTB) ratings. Awards: Trophies to top individuals & top teams in each section. Every player receives a commemorative item! Full list of trophies on tournament Info Page. Side Events: Bughouse: Thurs. 11 am, Reg. onsite only Thurs. 9 -10 am, $25/team. Blitz Section: K-9, Thurs. 5 pm, Reg. onsite until 4 pm. Blitz EF: $15 by 4/4, $20 after or at site. Class trophies will be awarded in main event and in Blitz. Full list of trophies on tournament


Info Page. Team Rooms are limited. Contact Susan Kantor at 931.787.1234 ext. 136 or by email: skantor@uschess.org. Questions: Susan Kantor at 931.787.1234 ext. 136. Entries: U.S. Chess Federation, Attn.: 2016 JHS Championship, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557 or online at www.uschess.org/tournaments/2016/jhs/. See website for additional information about the event, advance entries, awards, meetings, updates, corrections, and registration forms.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! APR. 22-24, ILLINOIS 2016 ALL-GIRLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY THE KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE RENAISSANCE KNIGHTS CHESS FOUNDATION & US CHESS First place winners of each section will qualify to represent the USA at the 2016 World Youth/Cadets Championships. 6SS, G/90 d5. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616, (free Wi-Fi). 6 Sections: Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 & Under 18. Age as of 1/1/2016. EF: $55 mail/online by 3/28, $75 by 4/11, $95 after. Do not mail after 4/15. $20 fee for roster or section changes after April 15. $10 fee for refunds. Opening Ceremony: 2:30pm, Friday. Rounds: Rd. 1 – 3:00pm Fri; Rounds 2-4 – Sat 10am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm; Rounds 5-6 – Sun 9am & pm.


GOLD & SILVER AFFILIATES


GOLD Any affiliate that has submitted at least 50 US Chess memberships during the current or previous calendar


year, or is the recognized State Affiliate, is eligible to become a Gold Affiliate. Gold Affiliates are honored in a special list in larger type in Tournament Life each month, giving the affiliate name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and website. GoldAffiliation costs $350 per year, and existing affiliates may subtract $3 for each month remaining on their regular affilia- tion, or $20 for each month remaining on their Silver Affiliation. As of August 6, 2007, by paying an annual payment of $500 (instead of $350), Gold Affiliate status may be obtained with no minimum requirement for memberships submitted.


Cajun Chess 12405 Hillary Step Drive, Olive Branch, MS 38654 504-208-9596


cajunchess@yahoo.com www.cajunchess.com


Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis 4657 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108, 314-361-CHESS info@stlouischessclub.org www.stlouischessclub.org


SILVER Any affiliate that has submitted at least 25 US Chess memberships during the current or previous calendar year, or is the recognized State Affiliate, is eligible to


become a Silver Affiliate. These affiliates will be recognized in a special list in Tourna- ment Life each month, giving the affiliate name, state, and choice of either phone num- ber, e-mail address, or website. Silver Affiliation costs $150 per year, and existing affiliates may subtract $3 for each month remaining on their regular affiliation. Alter- natively, for an annual payment of $250.00 (instead of $150), the requirement for a minimum number of US Chess members will be waived.


Bay Area Chess (CA) www.BayAreaChess.com


The Berkeley Chess School (CA) www.berkeleychessschool.org


En Passant Chess Club (TX) edguetzow@sbcglobal.net


Long Island Chess Nuts (NY) 516-739-3907


Los Angeles Chess Club (CA) www.LAChessClub.com


Michigan Chess Association www.michess.org


Oklahoma Chess Foundation OCFChess.org


Sparta Chess Club (NJ) www.spartachessclub.org


Success Chess School (CA) www.successchess.com


ChessIQ 4957 Oakton Street, Suite 113, Skokie, IL 60077, 847-423-8626 sevan@chessiq.com www.chessiq.com


Chesskids Tournaments P.O. Box 34722, Reno, NV 89533, 775-223-9644 vernonyoung@gmail.com www.chesskidz.org


ChessNYC.com c/o RussellMakofsky &Michael Propper, PO Box 189, 1710 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10012, 212-475-8130 info@chessnyc.com www.chessnyc.com


Continental Chess Association PO Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803, 201-347-2269 director@chess.us www.chesstour.com


Dallas Chess Club 200 S. Cottonwood Drive Suite C, Richardson, TX 75080, 972-231-2065 info@dallaschess.com www.dallaschess.com


Eagle Chess Academy, Inc. PO Box 6141, Largo, MD 20774, 301-467-5024 tedfagan@eaglechessacademy.com www.eaglechessacademy.com


Marshall Chess Club 23 W. 10th Street, New York, NY 10011, 212-477-3716 admin@marshallchessclub.org www.marshallchessclub.org


PaperClip Pairings c/o J. Houghtaling Jr & Remy Ferrari, 6005 Forest Bulevard, Brownsville, TX 78526, 956-459-2421 jejrhoughtaling@bisd.us


San Diego Chess Club 2225 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-239-7166 sandiegochessclub@gmail.com www.sandiegochessclub.org


Shore HS Chess League PO Box 773, Lincroft, NJ 07738 shorehschessleague@yahoo.com


Shining Knights, Ltd. P.O. Box 545, Glenmoore, PA 19343, 484-228-8457 cindy@shiningknights.com www.shiningknights.com


Silver Knights Chess 701 W. Broad Street, Suite 308, Falls Church, VA 22406, 703-574-2070 chess@silverknightschess.com www.silverknightschess.com


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