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Tournament Life USCFNationalEvents Note: Tournament memberships not valid for National events


SEE TLA IN THIS ISSUE FOR DETAILS 2011 U.S. Blind Chess Championship August 19-20 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


2011 U.S. Class Championships Sept. 30-Oct. 2 or Oct. 1-2 • Houston, Texas 2011 U.S. Game/60 Championship October 1 • Santa Clara, California 2011 U.S. Game/30 Championship October 2 • Santa Clara, California


2011 52nd ANNUAL U.S. ARMED FORCES OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP October 8-10 • Arlington, Virginia 2011 U.S. Junior Chess Congress October 29-30 • Santa Clara, California


FUTURE EVENTS (Watch for details) 2011 National Scholastic (K-12) Nov. 18-20 • Dallas, Texas


2011 Pan-American Intercollegiate Championship Dec. 27-30 • Dallas, Texas 2012 National High School (K-12) Championship April 13-15 • Minneapolis, Minnesota 2012 National Junior High (K-9) Championship April 27-29 • San Diego, California 2012 National Elementary (K-6) Championship May 11-13 • Nashville, Tennessee 2012 U. S. Open Aug. 4-12 • Vancouver,Washington 2012 National Scholastic (K-12) Nov. 30-December 2 • Orlando, Florida 2013 SuperNationals V April 5-7 • Nashville, Tennessee 2013 National Scholastic (K-12) December 13-15 • Lake Buena Vista, Florida 2014 National High School (K-12) Championship April 4-6 • San Diego, California 2014 National Elementary (K-6) Championship May 9-11 • Dallas, Texas 2014 National Scholastic (K-12) December 12-14 • Orlando, Florida 2015 National Elementary (K-6) Championship May 8-10 • Nashville, Tennessee 2015 National Scholastic (K-12) December 5-7 • Orlando, Florida


Bids


Note: Organizers previously awarded options for USCF National Events must still submit proposals (including sample budgets) for their events.


NOWPAST DEADLINEOF JUNE 1, 2010:


2011 2011


U.S. Masters U.S. Junior Closed


DEADLINE JULY 1, 2011: 2012


2012 2012


2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012


U.S. Amateur Team (East, North, South,West)


U.S. Junior Chess Congress


U.S. Amateur (East, North, South,West)


National Open


U.S. Game 10 Championship U.S. Game 15 Championship U.S. Game 60 Championship U.S. Action G/30 Championship U.S. Class Championship U.S. Masters Championship


Collegiate Final Four (from 2011 Pan Am Intercollegiate)


DEADLINE JULY 1, 2012: 2013


U.S. Senior Open


DEADLINE JULY 1, 2013: 2014


U.S. Senior Open OVERDUE BIDS ATTENTION AFFILIATES


The United StatesChess Federation has partnered with R.V. Nuccio & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. to provide USCF affiliates with affordable annual liability and short term event insurance. The liability coverage is available for approximately $265 per year for a $1,000,000 limit of insurance. Also available is contents property and bonding insurance. For more infor- mation, please go to www.rvnuccio.com/ chess-federation.html.For event insurance, please go to www.rvnuccio.com.


Please contact the National Office if you are interested in bidding for a National Event. The USCF recommends that bids be submitted according to the following schedule.However, bidsmay be consid- eredprior to these dates. *USCF reserves the right to decline all bids and organize the event itself.


The TLA pages “Information for Organizers, TDs, and Affiliates” and “Information for Players” can now be found online at main.uschess.org/ go/tlainfo.


MEMBERSHIPS (JTMS) AVAILABLE


USCF’s Tournament Membership (TM) program, which allows players the option of joining for only one event at a greatly reduced rate, has been modified. Junior TMs for age 24 or below may be purchased from affil- iates and are now available to them for $7 online with rating report submissions. They include one issue of Chess Life or Chess Life for Kids, and $5 of this fee may be applied to a full membership within 60 days. JTMs not valid for National events.Many scholastic tournaments exist that are not USCF-rated, and the USCF is concerned that the reason is that organizers fear losing players unwilling or unable to pay entry fee plus dues. The availability of a $7 option should cause some of these events to switch to being USCF-rated, pro- moting membership. The idea behind the TMs is not to sign up a lot of them, but rather to cause more USCF-rated tournaments to be held. More details on uschess.org.


JUNIOR TOURNAMENT


Rating supplementswill be updated EACH MONTH on the USCF website, and each monthly rating supplementwill be used for all tournaments beginning in thatmonth, unless otherwise announced in Chess Life. The USCF website at www.uschess.org also frequently lists unofficial ratings.The purpose of unofficial ratings is to inform you of your progress; however,most tour- naments do not use them for pairing or prize purposes. If youwould otherwise be unrated, organizersmay use your unoffi- cial rating at their discretion, evenwithout advance publicity of such a policy.


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