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Tournament Life USCF National Events Note: Tournament memberships not valid for National events


SEE TLA IN THIS ISSUE FOR DETAILS 2012 U.S. Amateur Team Championship - South Feb. 17-19 or 18-19 • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2012 U.S. Amateur Team Championship - North Feb. 17-19 or 18-19 • Northbrook, Illinois


2012 29th Annual U.S. Amateur Team Championship West Feb. 18-20 • Santa Clara, California 2012 42nd Annual World Amateur Team & U.S. Team East Championship Feb. 18-20 • Parsippany, New Jersey


2012 U.S. Game/15 Championship Feb. 26 • Albuquerque, New Mexico 2012 U.S. Junior Chess Congress March 3-4 • Burlingame, California 2012 National High School (K-12) Championship April 13-15 • Minneapolis, Minnesota 2012 All-Girls National Championships April 20-22 • Chicago, Illinois 2012 National Junior High (K-9) Championship April 27-29 • San Diego, California 2012 National Elementary (K-6) Championship May 11-13 • Nashville, Tennessee


68th Annual (2012) U.S. Amateur East Championship May 26-28 or 27-28 • Somerset, New Jersey 2012 U.S. Amateur South Championship June 9-10 • Memphis, Tennessee 2012 U.S. Game/10 Championship June 14 • Las Vegas, Nevada 2012 National Open June 15-17 or 16-17 • Las Vegas, Nevada


FUTURE EVENTS (Watch for details) 2012 U.S. Senior Open Championship July 9-14 • Houston, Texas 2012 U.S. Junior Open Championship July 13-15 • Houston, Texas 2012 U. S. Open Aug. 4-12 • Vancouver, Washington 2012 U. S. Game/60 Oct. 27 • Pleasanton, California 2012 U. S. Action Game/30 Oct. 28 • Pleasanton, California 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.


NOW PAST DEADLINE OF JULY 1, 2011:


2012


2012 2012


U.S. Amateur (North, West)


U.S. Class Championship U.S. Masters Championship


DEADLINE JULY 1, 2012: 2013


2013 2013


2013 2013 2013 2013 2013


U.S. Senior Open National Open


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


DEADLINE JULY 1, 2013: 2014


U.S. Senior Open OVERDUE BIDS


Please contact the National Office if you are interested in bidding for a National Event. The USCF recom- mends that bids be submitted ac- cording to the following schedule. However, bids may be consi- dered prior 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.


Rating supplements will be updated EACH MONTH on the USCF website, and each monthly rating supplement will be used for all tournaments beginning in that month, unless otherwise announced in Chess Life. The USCF website at www.uschess.org also frequently lists unofficial ratings.The purpose of unoffi- cial ratings is to inform you of your progress; however, most tournaments do not use them for pairing or prize purposes. If you would otherwise be unrated, organizers may use your unofficial rating at their discretion, even without advance publicity of such a policy.


Tournament Life Abbreviations & Terms


All tournaments are non-smoking with no comput- ers allowed unless otherwise advertised by S and/or C (see below for explanations).


QC: Quick Chess events . $$Gtd: Guaranteed prizes.


$$b/x: Based-on prizes, x = number of entries needed to pay full prize fund. At least 50% of the advertised prize fund of $501 or more must be awarded.


Bye: Indicates which rounds players who find it inconvenient to play may take ½-point byes instead. For example, Bye 1-3 means ½-point byes are available in Rounds 1 through 3.


CC: Chess club. EF: Entry fee. Ent: Where to mail entries.


FIDE: Results submitted to FIDE for possible rating.


G/: Game in. For instance, G/75 means each side has 75 minutes for the entire game. GPP: Grand Prix Points available.


HR: Hotel rates. For example, 60-65-70-75 means $60 single, $65 twin, $70/3 in room, $75/4 in room.


JGP: Junior Grand Prix.


Memb. req’d: Membership required; cost fol- lows. Usually refers to state affiliate.


Open: A section open to all. Often has very strong players, but some eligible for lower sec- tions can play for the learning experience.


Quad: 4-player round robin sections; similar strength players.


RBO: Rated Beginner’s Open.


Rds: Rounds; scheduled game times follow. For example, 11-5, 9-3 means games begin 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. on the first day, 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. on the sec- ond day.


Reg: Registration at site. 52 Chess Life — February 2012 RR: Round robin (preceded by number of rounds).


SD/: Sudden-death time control (time for rest of game follows). For example, 30/90, SD/1 means each player must make 30 moves in 90 minutes, then complete the rest of the game in an hour.


SS: Swiss-System pairings (preceded by number of rounds).


T/Dx: Time delay, x = number of seconds. Unr: Unrated. W: Site is accessible to wheelchairs.


WEB: Tournaments that will use a player’s on-line rating.


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


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


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