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2022 Waco Scholastic Chess Championship

Date and Location: September 17, 2022
Waco Convention Center
100 Washington Ave
Waco, TX 76701

Please view this event’s Online TLA. Visit the tournament’s Eventbrite site for a full description and to register.

Five* Sections: Championship, U1200, U800, U400, and Unrated.
* Sections may be merged in the event of low turnout.

Rounds and Time Control: Five Rounds. Swiss system (no elimination). G/30;d0.

Qualifications: Every scholastic player who is a member of the United States Chess Federation in good standing is eligible to participate in this tournament, regardless of geographic location. Entries are limited to the first 80 participants.

Entry Fee: $15 until July 9; $20 until August 6; $25 until September 3; and $30 thereafter.

Registration: Online registration may be processed on Eventbrite. All entry fees are refundable if requested by August 17th, minus the Eventbrite service fee. Registration closes at 5:00pm on September 16. No onsite registration.

Schedule: Round 1, 9:00am-10:00am; Round 2, 10:15am-11:15am; Round 3, 11:30am-12:30pm; Lunch Break; Round 4, 1:30pm-2:30pm; and; Round 5, 2:45-pm-3:45pm. The awards ceremony shall commence at a convenient time at or around 4:00pm.

Byes: Each player will be entitled to a maximum of one ½ bye if requested before the close of registration. Bye requests are irrevocable for prize purposes.

Notation: All players in the Championship and U1200 sections must notate their moves. Penalty –  five minutes time deduction. Notation sheets provided.

Prizes: Trophies to top scorers in each section. Plaques to top teams (schools and clubs) across sections. Medals to all players who complete round 5. 

Ratings: This tournament will use players’ regular over-the-board rating as shown on the September 2022 Supplement.

Spectators: Except for players with games in progress and our tournament directors/staff, no spectators allowed in the Tournament Hall during any round.

Contact: Questions? Contact