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2024 North/Central Texas State Scholastic Championships

Description: Visit the event website. Organized by the Dallas Chess Club, this is a USCF rated swiss chess tournament open to all scholastic chess players attending Texas schools (including homeschoolers). There will be 7 rounds in total. The tournament will be a three-day event on March 1-3, 2024. A 1/2 point bye available for any one round if notified before Round 2 is paired.

• K-1 Championship
• Primary (K-3) Championship
• Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 600)
• Elementary (K-5/6) Championship
• Elementary JV (K-5/6 Under 800)
• Elementary Novice (K-5/6 Under 500)
• Middle School (6-8/9) Championship
• MS JV (6-8/9 Under 900)
• MS Novice (6-8/9 Under 600)
• High School (9-12) Championship
• HS JV (9-12 Under 1000)

See Article IX, Section 1E, TCA Bylaws for each section’s eligibility requirement
FEBRUARY 2024 Supplement ratings used for section placement and pairing purposes.

Round times:
Onsite Registration
Friday, 3/1  5:30 – 6:15pm  and Saturday 8 – 8:30am if not completed online.  (Saturday registrants will receive a 1st round 1/2 point bye. Two 1/2-pt. byes allowed as long as one of the byes is for round 1, if requested by the end of Rd. 2.)
Rounds 1 is on Friday evening.
Rounds 2 , 3, and 4 are on Saturday.
Rounds 5 and 6 are on Sunday.
• Specific round times for each section are listed on the event website round times chart.


Time controls:
• K-1, Primary,  Elementary, and Middle School JV & Novice: Rounds 1-4 are G/45, d5. Rounds 5-6 are G/60, d5.
• Middle School Championship and all High School: Round 1 is G/45, d5. Rounds 2-4 are G/60, d5. Rounds 5-6 are G/75, d5.
See the round times chart for a full list of time controls by section.

Entry fee: $44 if postmarked before 2/4/2024, $56 if postmarked before 2/25/2024, and $74 thereafter or onsite.  Do not mail after 2/25 as your entry may not be received in time.

Sections and Prizes:
• Trophies or plaques to the top 15 individuals and top 10 teams.
• Special awards for positive scores
(4 and up) that do not win a trophy.
Medals to all participants.
• Trophies MUST be picked up at the awards ceremony (will not be handed out in advance)
• Top 3 players added for team scores. No more than 2 teams per school in each grade.
TCA Scholarships and special prizes also awarded in the High School Section.
• The Online TLA lists full prize details!

Hilton Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Drive
Houston, TX 77042
Great hotel rates ($139, $139, $139, $139) include an American Breakfast Buffet.  Reserve online or call 1-800-452-5110. Mention code Dallas Chess. Reserve by 2/13/2024 for guaranteed rate)

Contact if you have questions about this event. (Please read the event description before emailing!)