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Open Section at the 2023 Winter Casis Scholastic Chess Tournament

USCF rated chess tournament for adults and more advanced scholastic players (rated 1200 and above). (Less experienced youth players should register for the scholastic event!)  View the preregistration list online.

Registration will open before Thanksgiving!

Basics

This is a Swiss-system tournament, so everyone plays all day—there is no “elimination.” Players must know how to play the game of chess! We follow USCF rules including: touch-move, mandatory clocks (bring your own if at all possible), and mandatory notation. If registrations exceed 30, we will split into two sections.

Location

Casis Elementary School
2710 Exposition Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

Eligibility

All adults
Advanced youth.

Ineligible entries will be moved to the appropriate scholastic section of the 2023 Winter Casis Scholastic Chess Tournament. This is a rated tournament. You must have a USCF ID and your membership (can be purchased/renewed at check out or online with the USCF in advance of registration) . You can verify your USCF membership ID and expiration by visiting the USCF’s Member Services Area. Anyone can become a USCF member. Players new to tournament chess are welcome to play. Your USCF membership cannot expire before January 31, 2023.  USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out.

Schedule

No check-in necessary for preregistrations. We will make every attempt to contact you in advance if we see a problem with your registration. Verify your entry ONLINE!
9:00 a.m. Open section begins. Open has 4 rounds, all rounds are are G/45, d5.
No changes for round 1 (bye or section) allowed after online registration closes. Requests for byes, withdrawals, player info edits and school information may be made onsite and go into effect as of round 2. Onsite registrations only at the discretion of the open section TD. Register online!

Approximate Round Times

Open Section:
rd 1 – 9:00am, rd2 – 11:00am, rd3 – 1:00pm, rd4 – 3:00pm

Notes

There will be some “down time” between rounds since many games will finish early. We will provide an area (outside the tournament room) for casual “skittles” chess and/or other indoor activities.

Concessions TBD.  Only water bottles allowed at the chess board.

Proper handwashing and adherence to COVID 19 exposure guidelines mandatory!

Awards

Cash prizes (to winners in both sections, in the case of multiple sections), based on number of entries. Special trophies will be awarded to the highest scoring Family & Child teams  (Uncles, Aunts, Adult siblings, Parents, or Grandparents paired with at least one scholastic aged player.). 

Registration Information

Entry fee pricing is staggered and based on date of entry/payment. Please register online, when available.

*Early entry (youth $30, adult $25).
*Regular entry (youth $35, adult $30).
*Late entry (youth $45, adult $40) ENDS at NOON on Thursday 01/19/2023, at which time online entry closes.
*If space permits, onsite registration will be permitted, $50 regardless of age. Cash or venmo only. First round play requires registration before 8:45am.

Withdrawals requested via email before noon on Thursday 01/19/2023 are eligible for a refund (minus a $5 service fee). No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from the USCF. NO email/phone entries.

Please request byes when you register if possible. First bye receives 1/2-point. Further byes receive 0-points. Email the registrar to make changes to your requested byes. Deadline to add or remove a 1st round requested bye is 9am Friday 01/20/2023. All 1/2-point byes must be requested/removed before the end of round 2.

Email Lori Balkum, registrar (registrar@AustinChessTournaments.com) with other questions. No phone calls, please. Emails will be returned promptly.

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2023 Winter Casis Scholastic Chess Tournament

January 21st Scholastic chess tournament in multiple sections. G/30, d5. Trophies and medals awarded. Online registration will open before Thanksgiving!

Basics

USCF rated chess tournament on January 21st in multiple RATED scholastic sections (sections TBD).  Please note: all scholastic players rated 1600 and over must play in the Open section. View the preregistration list online. Please note, at the event pairings will be posted only online.  

This is a Swiss-system tournament, so everyone plays all day—there is no “elimination.” Players must know how to play the game of chess! We follow USCF rules including: touch-move, mandatory clocks if available, and notation. K-3 and younger sections are excused from taking notation. Please review the Parent/Coach Responsibilities before registering!

Location

Casis Elementary School
2710 Exposition Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

Eligibility

This is a rated tournament. You must have a USCF ID and your membership (can be purchased/renewed at check out or online with the USCF in advance of registration) . You can verify your USCF membership ID and expiration by visiting the USCF’s Member Services Area. Anyone can become a USCF member. Players new to tournament chess are welcome to play. Your USCF membership cannot expire before January 31, 2023. USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out. (JTPs ok in K-3 and K-1 sections only. New players in 3rd grade and below may request a non-member ID as a part of USCF’s Junior Tournament Player Program during registration)

“Under” sections are only for students meeting the rating criteria. All players who are new to tournaments are eligible for their age appropriate ‘under’ section. (Look up your player’s rating here. Please email the registrar or ask your chess coach for placement information.
If your 6th grader attends an Elementary School, please contact the registrar for options. With enough registrations, any section may be divided into two sections, or small similar sections may be combined.

Please note: October ‘Regular’ OTB ratings will be used for pairing purposes. If no regular rating is available, then other January 2023 USCF ratings (quick, blitz, online) can and will be considered for section placement.  Requests to play down will not be honored.

All players in this event must be in 12th grade (or lower).

Schedule

No check-in necessary for preregistrations. We will make every attempt to contact you in advance if we see a problem with your registration. Verify your entry ONLINE!
8:30 a.m Announcements begin in all scholastic playing rooms.
Players and coaches should be present.
9:00 a.m. Rd 1 begins. Scholastic sections have 5 rds, G/30, d5.
9:00 a.m. Open sections (different event allowing adults) begin.
 Open has 4 rounds, all rounds are are G/45, d5.
9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Problem desk open. No changes for round 1 (bye or section) allowed after online registration closes. Requests for byes, withdrawals, and player or school information edits go in effect immediately if made via email before the close of online registration. Changes requested onsite go into effect as of round 2. NO Onsite registrations.

Approximate Round Times

Scholastic Sections:
round 1 – 9:00am, rd 2 – 11:00am, rd 3 – 12:45 pm, rd 4 – 2:30 pm
rd 5 – 4:00 pm

Notes

There will be some “down time” between rounds since many games will finish early. We will provide an area (outside the tournament room) for casual “skittles” chess and/or other indoor activities. Parents and/or coaches, please provide age-appropriate activities during the time between rounds. The organizers cannot baby-sit. No child should be left unattended!

Concessions TBD.  Only water bottles allowed at the chess board.

Proper handwashing and adherence to COVID 19 exposure guidelines mandatory!

Awards

Trophies & Medals to Top Contenders! Ribbons to all participants! Trophies to the top individuals in each scholastic section. Trophies to the top teams in all sections. Number of individual and team trophies will depend on number of entries. Chess medals will go to all players (excluding Open section) that finish the tournament with a positive score (3.0 & 3.5 points). Trophies to players scoring 4.0 and above. No teams in Open section, but special trophies will be awarded to the highest scoring Family & Child teams (Uncles, Aunts, Adult siblings, Parents, or Grandparents paired with at least one scholastic aged player.)

Registration Information

Entry fee pricing is staggered and based on date of entry/payment. Online registration coming this fall

*Early entry $30.
* Regular entry $35
*Late entry $45 ENDS at NOON on Thursday 01/19/2023, at which time online entry closes.
*No onsite entries allowed. No entries accepted after online registration closes.

Withdrawals requested via email before noon on Thursday 01/19/2023 are eligible for a refund (minus a $5 service fee). No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from the USCF. NO email/phone entries.

Please request byes when you register if possible. First bye receives 1/2-point. Further byes receive 0-points. Email the registrar to make changes to your requested byes. Deadline to add or remove a 1st round requested bye is 9am Friday 01/20/2023. All 1/2-point byes must be requested/removed before the end of round 2.

Email Lori Balkum, registrar (registrar@AustinChessTournaments.com) with other questions. No phone calls, please. Emails will be returned promptly.

Organized by Rocks & Rooks. Gary Gaiffe, tournament organizer (ggaiffe@att.net).

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2022 Texas State Grade Championships

USCF rated, 6 round chess tournament to determine the state champion for each grade level! 13 sections offered (see below).

Location
The Health & Physical Education Complex Fieldhouse,
Edinburg Campus of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539

 

Sections
Note:  Players must play in their current grade level. Playing up to a higher or down to a lower grade level is not permitted. Homeschoolers, please register for a section based on your age.

• Kindergarten• 7th Grade
• 1st Grade• 8th Grade
• 2nd Grade• 9th Grade
• 3rd Grade• 10th Grade
• 4th Grade• 11th Grade
• 5th Grade• 12th Grade
• 6th Grade

Basics
This is an official USCF-rated tournament open to all current USCF members that reside in Texas.
USCF rules and regulations will be strictly adhered to.
All players must have current USCF membership to play.
Current USCF regular ratings will be used.
USCF memberships/renewals will be handled at this tournament.
6 Round Swiss, Time control is G45;d/5 (K-5) & G/60;d/5 (6-12).
Online pairing will be utilized throughout the event.

More information and Registration
For more information (awards,  entry fees, hotel suggestion, schedule) and to register, please visit the event website: http://www.dkchess.com/stategrades

Questions
If you still have questions after visiting the event website, please contact David Ortiz,  david.ortiz02@utrgv.edu, 832-908-5462 (text or call me with questions).

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Waco October Swiss

Date
October 22, 2022

Location
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
1624 Wooded Acres Dr
Waco, TX 76710

The church is behind the Target shopping center. Enter through main doors and turn right. The tournament room is at the end the of hallway.

Sections

  • Open
  • U1400
  • U1000

*Lower sections may be combined based on registrations.

Rounds and Times

Four Rounds at a time control of G/45;d5

  • Registration & Check-in: 8:00 to 8:50 AM
  • Round One: 9:00 AM
  • Round Two: 10:30 AM
  • Round Three: 1:00 PM (after lunch)
  • Round Four: 2:30 PM

Entry fee and Prizes:

  • $15 – Cash only. Paid when you arrive to tournament. 
  • Cash Prizes– Up to 90% of entry fees returned in prizes.

Registration Link and tournament info

  • Onsite Registration is 8:00-8:50 AM.  If you show up onsite without preregistering, there’s a chance the tournament will already be full.
  • Anyone not checked in by 8:50am will not be paired in round 1, unless you notify us (via email or text) that you are on the way.

Details

  • Please bring pieces and a clock if you have them! The club has limited supplies and we do not want to get caught without enough sets or clocks
  • US Chess Membership is required. Please be responsible for your membership prior to the event to help the organizers and prevent delays.
  • Notation is required.  Notation sheets and pens will be available if needed.
  • A donation jar will be available for players who want to help the church out for providing us with a venue.

Questions

For questions or problems registering, please email or text:
Jason Howell (korchboy@hotmail.com) 254-495-3445
Dan Shafer (daniel_m_shafer@baylor.edu) 254-652-8365
Or visit our site (wacochess.org)

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2023 Texas State Scholastic Chess Championships (Superstate!)

An in person, 7 round USCF quick-rated chess tournament on the weekend of, March 3-5, 2023 for scholastic players in grades K thru 12 who live in Texas, sponsored by the Texas Chess Association.

Where
McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501

Who is eligible to play:
This event is open ONLY to students attending Texas Schools, including home schoolers residing in Texas
All players in this event must be in 12th grade (or lower).

All players must have a current USCF ID and your membership (can be purchased/renewed at check out or online with the USCF in advance of registration). Your membership may not expire before March 31, 2023. You can verify your USCF membership ID and expiration by visiting the USCF’s Member Services Area. Anyone can become a USCF member. Players new to tournament chess are welcome to play.

Sections
This event offers 11 rated sections: (February 2023 ratings used)
Choose your section based upon your grade level. There is no ‘playing up’. Review the TCA rules for section placement.

  • “Championship” sections are open to all players, including Unrated, with the grades specified.  JV and Novice sections are only open to those with established or provisional US Chess ratings below that threshold, including Unrated.
  • Ratings for pairings and section purposes are according to US Chess  Regular over the board ratings, using the US Chess March 2023 Rating Supplement. This event will be US Chess regular rated after it concludes.
  • Students may play only in a Championship or Under section allowed by their grade and rating.  That means that a K or 1st grade student, for example, may play in K-1, K-3 or K-5 sections.  Students in 5th grade or below cannot play in sections higher than a K-5. Students in 6th through 8th grade can only play in 6-8 Section and, likewise, students in 9th through 12 grade can only play in 9-12 sections. Please see the event website regarding specific cases for non-traditional school grade ranges.
  • If a player does not have an established US Chess rating in the February 2023 Rating Supplement (and is therefore “unrated”), then he/she may play in any section allowed for his/her grade.
  • The tournament staff will have discretion over section placement.

Schedule
Round 1 – Friday evening, March 3rd
Rounds 2, 3, & 4 – Saturday, March 4th
Rounds 5, 6, & 7 – Sunday, March 5th.
Please visit the event website (round time page) for a list of round times and time controls for each section.

Awards
Awards to the top 20 individuals and the top 15 teams in each of the 11 sections.

Special trophies for all players scoring 4+ points not receiving top 20 tropies.

Commemorative medals for all participants.

Grand Champion Trophies to the Top 5 schools in each of the championship sections (yes, a team may win more than one trophy!)

The top finisher in each Championship section will be named 2023 State Champion for that section!

Scholarship money for the top 5 winners in the High School Championship section.

The top player(s) in all Championships vie for the opportunity to represent Texas in National tournaments!

(see the website for a full description of all awards)

Registration and information
Register, request or renew a USCF membership (optional if not expired!) and pay online. The entry fee is $44 by midnight, February 3rd. $56 by midnight, February 24th. $74 after February 24 or onsite.
Withdrawals are subject to a $5 processing fee per player.  No refunds given for withdrawals after March 2nd.

Visit the event website for the online registration link and instructions on how to submit group/bulk school entries.

No email or phone entries accepted. You must register online here.

Email TCA President, Franc Guadalupe, flguadalupe@aol.com,  or TCA Treasurer Barbara Swafford, barbrounds@gmail.com with other tournament related questions. (Please read all information on the event website before emailing.)

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Thursday Chess at Red Horn Brewery in Cedar Park

In person casual meet-up on Thursdays 6-9pm at Red Horn Brewery in Cedar Park.

Red Horn Brewery
13010 W Parmer Ln #800
Cedar Park, TX 78613

We sit outside when the weather’s nice, otherwise inside.  Look for a chess set to find us!

There is no fee to attend; however, we ask that you purchase something from the establishment providing our meeting space!

We are a group of mostly adults, but open to all levels.
We play casual games of chess.
Bring a board and clock if possible, but don’t let the lack of either stop you from attending!

Contact Contact Astra, adriver2012@gmail.com or Dan, dhanunjaya.mantena@gmail.com for more information.

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GCC September 2022 Regular Rated Swiss

Format:
Swiss System
4 Rounds
Time control is G/45;+45
2 sections: Under 1300 and Open.
Sections may be combined depending on turnout.

When:
Rounds start by 6:15 PM each Wednesday
Round 1: September 7th
Round 2: September 14th
Round 3: September 21st
Round 4: September 28th

Where:
2nd Floor Community Room, Georgetown Public Library, Georgetown TX

Address:
Georgetown Public Library, 2nd floor Community Room
402 W. 8th Street
Georgetown, TX 78626

Registration:
Pre-register at online by 5pm on September 7th.  In person-registration 5:30-6:00 PM, September 7th.

Required:
Must be current USCF Member (May not expire before 09/30/2022)
Notation is required.
Please bring a set and clock.

Byes:
One half-point BYE available (all subsequent byes are zero-points), but must be requested (vvanburen@gmail.com) by 5pm on September 13th.

Entry Fee:
$20

Prizes:
70% of entry fees go to prize fund

Questions:
Contact Vincent VanBuren, organizer with questions: email: vvanburen@gmail.com, phone: 512-970-2057

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2022 Fall NYOS Scholastic Chess Tournament PreRegistration List

All registrations appear automatically. Please allow one to two days for USCF information to be verified, at which point the rating will be entered. (You may see ratings within sections that seem illogical. Please understand that only after the October supplement is finalized and published will players receive their final section adjustments. Rating changes made after late September will not affect pairings or section placement.)

 

 

If your name has a , your registration is complete.
If your name has a , the registrar has a question about your registration. Please contact the registrar if you have not already been contacted.
If there is no symbol in front of your name, your USCF verification is in process.

 

 

Jump to: K-3 U300K-3 U600K-5 U600K-5 U11006-12 U6006-12 U1100K-12 AnyOpen Section.

Return to the NYOS  tournament page.

K-1 U300

NameUSCF IDRatingTeamByes
Lin, Evan 306883550 – UNRCanyon Creek
Chen, Yiheng Ethan30441678213Cactus Ranch
Raj, Krisha 306927030 – UNRPatsy Sommer
Jackson, Samuel Tomas Olivera302453330 – UNRMagnolia Montessori
Sainath, Nikhil Krishna307147060 – UNRMeridian
Wang, Enhe 30567438235Basis Austin Primary
Selvam, Maya 30360365159Patsy Sommer
Sangani, Ishaan 30509249129Elsa England
Banuelos, Leo Gaelpending0 – UNRNYOS
Hamner, Liam Ethan307314420 – UNR1
Degala, Anaaya 30661019101Whitestone
Veerapaneni, Tanish 30541660101Spicewood
Section count: 12

K-3 U300

NameUSCF IDRatingTeamByes
Devabhaktuni, Arnav 999999990 – UNRBasis Austin Primary1
Panchasara, Khushi 30444797105Basis Pflugerville
Acharya, Arnav 306917400 – UNRPatsy Sommer
Ramireddy, Navya 171126260 – UNRBasis Pflugerville
Hobbs, Benjamin 307091830 – UNRBee Cave E
Vijayaraj, Darshan 30277730299Challenger AR
Kalyankar, Ira 304098300 – UNRChallenger AR
Parackal, Geordan Giby304993050 – UNRElsa England
Pandey , Anusha 306851760 – UNRElsa England1
Nair, Rishaan 306326580 – UNRRough Hollow
Shakya, Ojas 307196660 – UNRGreat Oaks
Neeli, Rayan 30493355166Basis Austin Primary
Patel, Saniya 30497513107Basis Austin Primary
Makthal, Mayukhi Krishna307223220 – UNRHarmony Endeavor
Devarashetty, Aadhya Rao307275900 – UNRParkside
Devarashetty, Aanya Rao307276000 – UNRParkside
Yu, Bryan 307240820 – UNRBasis Austin
Box, Logan Basil307296290 – UNRNYOS
Motipara, Om 30510825107Elsa England
Hecker, Lakshman 307296310 – UNRCasis
Jones, James 307297650 – UNRDavis
Bharath, Ameya 306867230 – UNRCactus Ranch
Vedhi, Nithya S30553688105Basis Pflugerville2
Obianwu, Aron 307329820 – UNRCasis
Marin, Mikey pending0 – UNRCanyon Creek
Robson , Bo Patrick pending0 – UNRCasis
Wang, Janey 30436049154Spicewood
Section count: 27

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K-3 U600

NameUSCF IDRatingTeamByes
Zeng, Zachary 30386726512Spicewood
Wang, Alexander 30464175397Elsa England
Lu, Nathan 30209766549Spicewood
Peng, Derrick 30424641537Basis Austin
Song, Ruichen 30286869460Basis Austin
Siva, Siddharth 30561013408Basis Austin
Vemulapalli, Gautam 30258042568Challenger AR
Li, Christopher 30467405510Laurel Mountain
Bandari, Mukund 30306282437Harmony Endeavor
Papisetti, Rutvik 30383392579Basis Pflugerville
Chakraborty, Aahan 30456077530Laurel Mountain
Chodniewicz, Edison 30280271439Regents
Shi, Samuel Ruiqian307022340 – UNRAkin
Lanka, Aaditya 30646905533Basis Pflugerville
Sun, Alice 30540358525Spicewood
Kollu, Ishta 30379179510Basis Pflugerville
Prashanth, Devdatt 30134307364Basis Pflugerville
Degala, Anagha 30557717322Whitestone
Section count: 18

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K-5 U600

NameUSCF IDRatingTeamByes
Yu, Benjamin 16935600556Spicewood
Shi, Eric 306681050 – UNRLaurel Mountain
Ni, Alan 307012710 – UNRSpicewood
Wang, Alex 30494322447Bush Elementary
Dumpala, Advik 30567424233Basis Pflugerville
Menges, Ruth 30394239481Oak Hill
Liu, Xinzhe Steven 17186715156Spicewood2
Periyasamy , Sanjeev 30442292230Meridian
Goel, Isha 30494787294Paragon E
Mishra, Darsh 17097771445Basis Pflugerville
Anchoori , Samarth 306937520 – UNRChallenger AR
Bandari, Akshaya Dhathri30222929483Harmony Endeavor
Rao, Arjun 30579277413Laurel Mountain
Raj, Ishaan 17112715578Patsy Sommer
Davenport, Raymond 30101268443Rough Hollow
Stoffels, Amelie 30424129543Holy Family
Tunkimetla, Taneesh 30319651287NYOS
Rajkumar, Advaith 17133801598Patsy Sommer
Jiang, Frank 307106250 – UNRElsa England
Borkotoky , Arjun 30230684590Rutledge
Ratnagiri, Aarohan 30411039506Bee Cave E
Zhou, Jayden 16961847492Laurel Mountain
Veerapaneni , Yashas 16783046543Spicewood
Shivkumar , Ayush 30182614360Basis Pflugerville
Xue, Stephanie 307145170 – UnrLaurel Mountain5
Parackal, Geona Giby30499319105Elsa England
Thompson, Hugo 30271710252Paragon Prep
Lopez, Keen Enrique30566205173NYOS
Santosh, Aditya 17112700267Patsy Sommer
Barnard, Max G.307195680 – UNRWhitestone
Bumireddy, Nidhish Reddy 307196530 – UNRAkin
Puchalapalli, Sathvik 30558948520Akin
Vazhkudai , Siddharth S307218240 – UNRWhitestone
Wester, Rex Matthew307228470 – UNRNYOS
Bohrer, Maddie 307275760 – UNRCasis1, 2
Nethania, Ajan 30433343579Basis Pflugerville
Ratheesh, Nived 306878380 – UNRBlackland Prairie
Garcia, Gideon 307228600 – UNRNYOS
Lin, Ethan 306828080 – UNRCanyon Creek
Schaper, Max 30558956105NYOS
Deepak, Deon 307228780 – UNRCactus Ranch1
Anand, Sanvi 16737616408Laurel Mountain1, 2
Motipara, Krish 30421660384Elsa England
Aquilia, Ezra 307296400 – UNRCasis1, 2
Bharath, Amogh 306866630 – UNRCactus Ranch
Gaddam, Abhinav 17218960583 – ONLQPatsy Sommer1
Wang, Cynthia 17324563538
Martens, Lyla 30328345
Section count: 48

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K-5 U1100

NameUSCF IDRatingTeamByes
Deng, Anbo 30468720677Patsy Sommer
Guo, Shawn 30263664768Basis Austin
Gangarapu, Abhijay Raghav17058845993Elsa England
Lan, Kai Zhou306582020 – UNRElsa England
Venza, Rex 30050414778NYOS
Gao, Albert 30496668848Challenger AR
Grandhi, Aditya 17062156929Eanes
Wu, Emily Sunny305508111065Patsy Sommer
Skripkina, Elizaveta 30018613786Mills
Balamurugan, Saipratik 30014322719Meridian
Wang, Kai Yi30528820698Canyon Creek
Sakthi Sri Ganesh, Aashish Sriman 30300002726Herrington
Pidathala, Srikar 16941865893Patsy Sommer
Desu, Srihaas 30037713684Reagan E
Velkur, Nandakumar Reddy17112591771Basis Pflugerville
Valiyapalathingal, Ishan Iqbal 30055370856Harmony Endeavor
Ringe, Sarthak 30351185883Bee Cave E
Borse, Anushka 16724907716Barton Creek
Islam, Nameer 30325677781Teravista
Chodniewicz, Asher 30288162669Regents
Sastry, Abhinav 30269584791Clayton
Polamraju, Sukruth S17313708740Pleasant Hill
Butani, Thevaan 307115550 – UNRRough Hollow
Mannem, Nishanth Harishwar30072402749Meridian
Jackson, Leo Daniel Olivera30226167616Magnolia Montessori
Hamill, Jonathan Matthew170278901081Forest Vista
Omshankar, Vyas 30543508790Laurel Mountain
Bosh, Jackson 307169600 – UNRunknown
Abrol, Riaan 30161373744Patsy Sommer
Vijay, Sahasra 30183383785Laurel Mountain
Devabhaktuni, Nikhil 30050748641Serene Hills
Vyas, Miransh Purven307224650 – UNRElsa England
Chen, Mateus 17192044917Forest Trail
Sangani, Arjun 30421599615Elsa England
Aggarwal, Aarav 307204300 – UNRElsa Englandd2
Anand, Sayan 16737601947Laurel Mountain
Sukumaran, Ronav 16935505741Lee
Santhosh, Pranav 30579866995Basis Austin
Serikar, Arav 30360853914Cox
Section count: 39

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6-12 U600

NameUSCF IDRatingTeamByes
Jin, Massa 16948104397Basis Austin MS
Ramirez, Ian V16021312288Valor Kyle
Ramirez, Micah S16021333299Valor Kyle
Cherala, Akash 16783230500Pearson Ranch
Acharya, Akshara 306917310 – UNRCedar Valley
Sawant, Shrihan 30664277593A Henry1
Rojas Hernandez, Daniel A30583480376Westview1, 2
Chodniewicz, Aleks 30540339240Dripping Springs MS
Santosh, Arya 17112742423RRHS
Mallela, Shriyans 17112647463Meridian
Karnatak, Mridul 307015110 – UNRBasis Austin MS
Deshpande, Tejas Devendra304052790 – UNRHenry MS
Sriram, Pranav 16854047558Basis Pflugerville
Pati, Sidhvik Sai17127201383Pearson Ranch
Mohan, Kriti 30421651370 – OLQCedar Valley
Zurovetz, Vanessa Nicole30278148184NYOS
Acharya, Rishabh 16004256379McNeil HS
Kaul, Krrish 16596843419Walsh
Devara, Akshaj 30462818261Stiles
Balasubramanian, Vividh 16790958538Basis Pflugerville
Dhulipala, Siddhardh 15559803272McNeil
Marin, Sam pending0 – UNRACE
Section count: 22

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6-12 U1100

NameUSCF IDRatingTeamByes
Adoni, Ishaan 30125298632Basis Austin MS
Lee, Bryan 15934255782Canyon Vista
Periyasamy , Maheshkumar 30300975803Meridian
Dash, Rohan 30329426789Canyon Vista
Ramireddy, Lahari 16432780726Cedar Valley
Goyal, Vivaan 17049946652Walsh
Pidathala, Esha 168082041045Cedar Valley
Bhattiprol, Surya Koundinya 16695125932NYOS
Kumaran, Saharsh 16781783866Cedar Valley
Maheswari Jagadeesh kumar, Ellamuhilen 17192395723Stiles
Bhattiprolu, Shrihit 30649859820Vista Ridge
Demar, Maxwell 16103527604NYOS
Hemani, Aahil 16311345788Canyon Vista
Chodniewicz, Beckham 30288144792Regents
Dwivdei, Nevaan 16961868600Canyon Vista
Parackal, Geoff Giby17192703692Pearson Ranch
Ganesan, Vaibhav 16444976953Cedar Creek
Selvam, Sara 17319893671Cedar Valley
Rao, Tejomay 15657605830RRHS
Chokshi, Ishaan S16722607598Cedar Valley
Mezouh, Nick 162524151040Hill Country Christian
Gawiser, Zachary Aaron15608941955Westwood
Bandaru, Varun V15409865893McNeil
Kota, Sanjith 16790901601Meridian
Janardhan, Dhruv Chalaka16248142910Bee Cave
Huckabee, Grant Steven15491440620Veritas
Khandelwal, Aman Pablo30501918918Kealing
Section count: 27

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K-12 Any

NameUSCF IDRatingTeamByes
Ganesh, Rithik 172934161121Basis Austin
Senapati , Avni 167830671164Cactus Ranch
Tirumala, Advay Venkatasai158215751156Cedar Valley
Ramey, Alexander 302801351144Regents
Rajkumar, Avishai 171337961065Cedar Valley
Gu, Ethan 163346781201Kealing
Subramony, Vishnu 302913481172Bear Creek
Mohan, Krish 301460201233Cedar Valley
Anand, Aarush 15645712850Westwood
Section count: 9

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Open  Section

NameUSCF IDRatingFamily/Child TeamByes
North III, Richard 163589571162
Shen, Yangyang 170805031158
Reddy, Tanvi 150712881550
Cai, Benjamin 163226271395
Xue, Leo 160041671378
Gu, David 154292141534
Toups, Brent Michael30383611422
Ramirez, Vicente 126370441473Ramirez
Modica, Jared 303358691470
Borse, Tanvi 159925941556
Manchanda, Advik 300541761276
Veach, Michael 125196501031Veach-Rojas Hernandez1, 2
Ramey, John 303877101100Ramey
Dotson, John Bernard103463551800
Hamill, Michael james126641561656Hamill
Zhang, Oscar 300674351561
Barai, Lyric 163474401433
Barai, Sumeet 16347455768Barai
Joseph, Julian 167831771255
Worley, Matthew 307253580 – UNR
Gupta, Nikhil Krishna167375961173
Nyman, James Lee126609801354
Shero, Riley 166724881447
Section count: 23

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Total scholastic tournament registrants: 202

Open Section registrants: 23

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2022 Fall NYOS Scholastic Chess Tournament

October 15th Scholastic chess tournament in multiple sections. G/30, d5. Trophies and medals awarded.
Online registration is now open!

Basics

USCF rated chess tournament on October 15th in multiple RATED scholastic sections: K-1 U300, K-3 U300, K-3 U600, K-5 U600, K-5 U1100, 6-12 U600, 6-12 U1100, and K-12 Any.  Please note: all scholastic players rated 1600 and over must play in the Open section. View the preregistration list online. Please note, at the event pairings will be posted only online.  

This is a Swiss-system tournament, so everyone plays all day—there is no “elimination.” Players must know how to play the game of chess! We follow USCF rules including: touch-move, mandatory clocks if available, and notation. K-3 and younger sections are excused from taking notation. Please review the Parent/Coach Responsibilities before registering!

Location

NYOS Charter School
12333 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

Eligibility

This is a rated tournament. You must have a USCF ID and your membership (can be purchased/renewed at check out or online with the USCF in advance of registration) . You can verify your USCF membership ID and expiration by visiting the USCF’s Member Services Area. Anyone can become a USCF member. Players new to tournament chess are welcome to play. Your USCF membership cannot expire before October 31, 2022. USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out. (JTPs ok in K-3 and K-1 sections only. New players in 3rd grade and below may request a non-member ID as a part of USCF’s Junior Tournament Player Program during registration)

“Under” sections are only for students meeting the rating criteria. All players who are new to tournaments are eligible for their age appropriate ‘under’ section. (Look up your player’s rating here. Please email the registrar or ask your chess coach for placement information.
If your 6th grader attends an Elementary School, please contact the registrar for options. With enough registrations, any section may be divided into two sections, or small similar sections may be combined.

Please note: October ‘Regular’ OTB ratings will be used for pairing purposes. If no regular rating is available, then other October USCF ratings (quick, blitz, online) can and will be considered for section placement.  Requests to play down will not be honored.

All players in this event must be in 12th grade (or lower).

Schedule

No check-in necessary for preregistrations. We will make every attempt to contact you in advance if we see a problem with your registration. Verify your entry ONLINE!
8:30 a.m Announcements begin in all scholastic playing rooms.
Players and coaches should be present.
9:00 a.m. Rd 1 begins. Scholastic sections have 5 rds, G/30, d5.
9:00 a.m. Open sections (different event allowing adults) begin.
 Open has 4 rounds, all rounds are are G/45, d5.
9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Problem desk open. No changes for round 1 (bye or section) allowed after online registration closes. Requests for byes, withdrawals, and player or school information edits go in effect immediately if made via email before the close of online registration. Changes requested onsite go into effect as of round 2. NO Onsite registrations.

Approximate Round Times

Scholastic Sections:
round 1 – 9:00am, rd 2 – 11:00am, rd 3 – 12:45 pm, rd 4 – 2:30 pm
rd 5 – 4:00 pm

Notes

There will be some “down time” between rounds since many games will finish early. We will provide an area (outside the tournament room) for casual “skittles” chess and/or other indoor activities. Parents and/or coaches, please provide age-appropriate activities during the time between rounds. The organizers cannot baby-sit. No child should be left unattended!

Concessions TBD.  Only water bottles allowed at the chess board.

Proper handwashing and adherence to COVID 19 exposure guidelines mandatory!

Awards

Trophies & Medals to Top Contenders! Ribbons to all participants! Trophies to the top individuals in each scholastic section. Trophies to the top teams in all sections. Number of individual and team trophies will depend on number of entries. Chess medals will go to all players (excluding Open section) that finish the tournament with a positive score (3.0 & 3.5 points). Trophies to players scoring 4.0 and above. No teams in Open section, but special trophies will be awarded to the highest scoring Family & Child teams (Uncles, Aunts, Adult siblings, Parents, or Grandparents paired with at least one scholastic aged player.)

Registration Information

Entry fee pricing is staggered and based on date of entry/payment. Online registration is now open.

*Early entry $30 thru Saturday 9/10/2022.
* Regular entry $35 thru Saturday, 10/08/2022
*Late entry $45 begins Sunday, 10/9/2022 and ENDS at NOON on Thursday 010/13/2022, at which time online entry closes.
*No onsite entries allowed. No entries accepted after online registration closes.

Withdrawals requested via email before noon on Thursday 10/13/2022 are eligible for a refund (minus a $5 service fee). No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from the USCF. NO email/phone entries.

Please request byes when you register if possible. First bye receives 1/2-point. Further byes receive 0-points. Email the registrar to make changes to your requested byes. Deadline to add or remove a 1st round requested bye is 9am Friday 10/14/2022. All 1/2-point byes must be requested/removed before the end of round 2.

Email Lori Balkum, registrar (registrar@AustinChessTournaments.com) with other questions. No phone calls, please. Emails will be returned promptly.

Organized by Rocks & Rooks. Gary Gaiffe, tournament organizer (ggaiffe@att.net).

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Open Section at the 2022 Fall NYOS Scholastic Chess Tournament

USCF rated chess tournament for adults and more advanced scholastic players (rated 1200 and above). (Less experienced youth players should register for the scholastic event!)  View the preregistration list online.

Online registration is now open!

Basics

This is a Swiss-system tournament, so everyone plays all day—there is no “elimination.” Players must know how to play the game of chess! We follow USCF rules including: touch-move, mandatory clocks (bring your own if at all possible), and mandatory notation. If registrations exceed 30, we will split into two sections.

Location

NYOS Charter School
12333 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

Eligibility

All adults
Any youth who have reached 1200 at some point in their ratings’ history.

Ineligible entries will be moved to the appropriate scholastic section of the 2022 Fall NYOS Scholastic Chess Tournament. This is a rated tournament. You must have a USCF ID and your membership (can be purchased/renewed at check out or online with the USCF in advance of registration) . You can verify your USCF membership ID and expiration by visiting the USCF’s Member Services Area. Anyone can become a USCF member. Players new to tournament chess are welcome to play. Your USCF membership cannot expire before October 31, 2022.  USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out.

Schedule

No check-in necessary for preregistrations. We will make every attempt to contact you in advance if we see a problem with your registration. Verify your entry ONLINE!
9:00 a.m. Open section begins. Open has 4 rounds, all rounds are are G/45, d5.
No changes for round 1 (bye or section) allowed after online registration closes. Requests for byes, withdrawals, player info edits and school information may be made onsite and go into effect as of round 2. Onsite registrations only at the discretion of the open section TD. Register online!

Approximate Round Times

Open Section:
rd 1 – 9:00am, rd2 – 11:00am, rd3 – 1:00pm, rd4 – 3:00pm

Notes

There will be some “down time” between rounds since many games will finish early. We will provide an area (outside the tournament room) for casual “skittles” chess and/or other indoor activities.

Concessions TBD.  Only water bottles allowed at the chess board.

Proper handwashing and adherence to COVID 19 exposure guidelines mandatory!

Awards

Cash prizes (to winners in both sections, in the case of multiple sections), based on number of entries. Special trophies will be awarded to the highest scoring Family & Child teams  (Uncles, Aunts, Adult siblings, Parents, or Grandparents paired with at least one scholastic aged player.). 

Registration Information

Entry fee pricing is staggered and based on date of entry/payment. Please register online.

*Early entry (youth $30, adult $25) thru Saturday, 09/10/22.
*Regular entry (youth $35, adult $30) thru Saturday, 10/18/2022.
*Late entry (youth $45, adult $40) begins Sunday, 10/19/2022 and ENDS at NOON on Thursday 10/13/2022, at which time online entry closes.
*If space permits, onsite registration will be permitted, $50 regardless of age. Cash or venmo only. First round play requires registration before 8:45am.

Withdrawals requested via email before noon on Thursday 10/13/2022 are eligible for a refund (minus a $5 service fee). No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from the USCF. NO email/phone entries.30

Please request byes when you register if possible. First bye receives 1/2-point. Further byes receive 0-points. Email the registrar to make changes to your requested byes. Deadline to add or remove a 1st round requested bye is 9am Friday 10/14/2022. All 1/2-point byes must be requested/removed before the end of round 2.

Email Lori Balkum, registrar (registrar@AustinChessTournaments.com) with other questions. No phone calls, please. Emails will be returned promptly.