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Tournament Life NATIONAL SPRING


SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS


2012


NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (K-12) CHAMPIONSHIP


APRIL 13–15, 2012


Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicolett Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-370-1234 Chess rate: $125 single/double/triple/quad


NATIONAL JUNIOR HIGH (K-9) CHAMPIONSHIP


APRIL 27–29, 2012


Town and Country Resort 500 Hotel Circle North San Diego, CA 92108 1-800-772-8527 Chess rate: $125 single/double/triple/quad


NATIONAL ELEMENTARY (K-6) CHAMPIONSHIP


MAY 11–13, 2012


Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center 2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214 615-889-1000 or 888-777-6779 Chess rate: $139 single/double/triple/quad


4/1/2011. USCF membership required. EF: $50 if postmarked/online by 3/25; $70 if by 4/8; $85 by 4/19; $90 after/ on-site Do not mail after 4/13 as your entry may not be received on time. Opening Ceremony: 6pm, Friday. Rounds: Rd. 1 – 6:30pm Fri; Rounds 2-4 – Sat 10am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm; Rounds 5-6 – Sun 9am & 1pm. Awards Ceremony: Sun. 5pm. Trophies to top 15 indiv & top 3 teams (top 3 players added for team scores). Bye: One 1/2-pt bye available, any round, if requested before end of Rd. 2 and if player has not received a full-point bye. Side Events: Bughouse Tournament – Fri. 1pm, EF $25/team. Blitz Tournament – Fri. 3pm, EF $15 by 4/19, $20 after or on site. HR: $169-169 includes full breakfast, children under 18 stay free, 888-737-9477, reserve by 3/15 or rate may increase. Entries: online/info at: www.renaissanceknights. org/allgirls or mail to RKnights, Attn: All Girls, PO Box 1074, North- brook, IL 60065, include name, section, rating, USCF ID#, date of birth, grade, school name city & state. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Apr. 27-29, California, Southern 2012 National Junior High (K-9) Championship (Apr. 26 – Bughouse & Blitz) 7SS, G/120. Town and Country, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108, 1-619-291-7131 or 800-772-8527, Chess Rate $125. 6 Sections: K-9 Championship, K-9 Under 1250, K- 9 Unrated, K-8 Championship, K-8 Under 1000, K-8 U750. April Rating Supplement will be used. Unrated players may play in the Cham- pionship or Unrated sections only. One 1/2-point bye for any round, except Rd. 7, if requested in advance. EF: $50 if by April 8, $70 if by April 22, $85 by 6 PM PDT on April 26 or $90 at site. Mailed entries must be p/m by April 22. $5 extra for all phone registrations, $20 change fee for roster or section changes after April 22. On-site registration:Thurs. 9am- 10pm & Fri. 8am-10am. Players registering after 10am will get 1/2-point for Round 1. Awards: A minimum of 1 individual trophy per 10 players and 1 team trophy per 15 players (average attendance in the past two years, not incl. SN IV) plus plaques for 4 players and coach of top five teams in each section. Class trophies to the top three in the follow- ing classes: K-9 Championship: 1400-1599; 1200-1399; 1000-1199; U1000; Unrated. K-8 Championship: 1500-1599; 1400-1499; 1300-1399; 1200-1299; 1100-1199; 1000-1099; U1000; UNR. All participants will receive a commemorative medal at the completion of the final round. 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. All on team must attend the same school. Opening Cere- mony: 12:30pm Friday. Main Event rounds: Friday 1pm, 7pm; Saturday 9am, 2pm, 7pm; Sunday 9am, 2pm. Awards Ceremony: Approx 7pm Sun- day. Special Events: National Junior High Bughouse Championship: Thursday 11am; EF (on site only) $25 per team. Bughouse registration ends at 10am Thurs. National Junior High Blitz Championship:Thurs- day 5pm; EF $15 per player, $20 after April 22 or on site. Scholastic Meeting: 3pm Saturday. Parents and Friends Tournament: 4SS, G/30, Saturday 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm. Onsite registration only. Rated and Unrated sections. Trophies for Parent/Friends participant and student combined results. ALL: Please bring clocks. Sets and score sheets provided. USCF membership required. Mail entries to: U.S. Chess Federation, Attn: Junior High, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557. Additional details, updates, corrections and on-line registration: www.uschess.org/tournaments/2012/jhs. Chess Magnet School JGP.


May 11-13, Tennessee 2012 National Elementary (K-6) Championship (May 10 – Bughouse & Blitz) 7SS, G/120, K-1 G/90. Gaylord Opryland, 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN 37214. 615-889-1000 or 888-777-6779 Chess Rate $139. 9 Sections: K-6 Championship, K-6 Under 1000, K- 6 Unrated, K-5 Championship, K-5 Under 900, K-3 Championship, K-3 U800, K-3 Unrated, K-1Championship. May Rating Supple- ment will be used. Unrated players may play in the Championship or Unrated sections only. One 1/2-point bye for any round, except Rd. 7, if requested in advance. EF: $50 if by April 22, $70 if by May 6, $85 by 6 PM CDT on May 10 or $90 at site. Mailed entries must be p/m by May 6. $5 extra for all phone registrations, $20 change fee for roster or sec- tion changes after May 6. On-site registration:Thurs. 9am-10pm & Fri. 8am-10am. Players registering after 10am will get 1/2-point for Round 1. Awards: A minimum of 1 individual trophy per 10 players and 1 team trophy per 15 players (average attendance in the past two years, not incl. SN IV) plus plaques for 4 players and coach of top five teams in each sec- tion. Class trophies to the top three in the following classes: K-6 Championship: 1300-1399; 1200-1299; 1100-1199; 1000-1099; 900-999; 800-899; U800; UNR. K-5 Championship: 1300-1399; 1200-1299; 1100- 1199; 1000-1099; 900-999; 800-899; U800; UNR. K-3 Championship: 1100-1199; 1000-1099; 900-999; 800-899; 700-799; 600-699; U600; UNR. K-1 Championship: All players in this section receive a trophy. All participants will receive a commemorative medal at the completion of the final round. 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. All on team must attend the same school. Open- ing Ceremony: 12:30pm Friday. Main Event rounds: Friday 1pm, 7pm; Saturday 9am, 2pm, 7pm; Sunday 9am, 2pm. Schedule for K-1: Friday 1:30pm, 6:30pm; Saturday 9:30am, 1:30pm, 6:30pm; Sunday 9:30am, 1:30pm. Awards Ceremony: Approx 7pm Sunday. Awards Ceremony for K-1: Approx 5:30pm Sunday. Special Events: National Elementary Bughouse Championship: Thursday 11am; EF (on site only) $25 per team. Bughouse registration ends at 10am Thurs. National Elementary Blitz Championship:Two sections: K-6 and K-3. Thursday 5pm; EF $15 per player, $20 after May 6 or on site. Scholastic Meeting: 3pm Satur- day. Saturday. Parents and Friends Tournament: 4SS, G/30, Saturday 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm. Trophies for Parents/Friends, par- ticipant and student combined results. Mail entries to: U.S. Chess Federation, Attn: Elementary, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557. Addi- tional details, updates, corrections and on-line registration: www.uschess.org/tournaments/2012/elem. Chess Magnet School JGP.


FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT USCHESS.ORG 54 Chess Life — February 2012


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