Date: July 17, 2021
Tournament Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waco South, 5701 Legend Lake Pkwy, Waco, TX 76712.
Four Sections: Championship, U1000, U600 and Unrated
Ratings: For section qualification and pairing purposes, we will be using the greater of players’ over-the-board or online USCF regular ratings (if any). However, tournament results will affect only over-the-board USCF regular/quick ratings.
Rounds and Time Control: Five Rounds. Swiss system (no elimination). G/30;d5.
Qualifications: Admission limited to scholastic players (12th grade or under), along with those who completed high school during the present calendar year, regardless of geographic location. USCF membership required. Playing up ok.
Entry fee: $15 by 5/15; $18 by 6/12; $22 by 7/3; and $25 thereafter.
Schedule: Onsite registration, 8:00am-8:15; Round 1, 8:30-9:30; Round 2, 9:45-10:45; Round 3, 11:00am-12:00pm; lunch break; Blitz, 1:00-2:00; Round 4, 2:15-3:15; Round 5, 3:30-4:30. The awards ceremony approx 5:00pm.
Byes: One ½ bye allowed, but not for the final round; all byes (or bye removals) must be requested by 8:15am on the day of the tournament.
Blitz: 5SS, G/5;d0. Fee is $5, payable onsite until 12:30pm or when registering online through Eventbrite. Trophies to the top 3 scores.
Prizes: Trophies to top scorers in each section. Medals to all players who complete round 5. Certificates of honorable mention will be provided for those receiving positive scores (3.0+), but not winning trophies.
Title: The highest scoring resident of McLennan County (and adjacent counties) will receive the title of Waco Scholastic Chess Champion.
Notation: Notation required in the Championship section. Notation highly recommended in all other sections. Notation sheets will be provided upon request.
Other Notes: Please bring your chess sets and clocks.
Contact: Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.