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ACC May Standard Swiss

This slow swiss takes place over 4 weeks, with games on May 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. G/90 with 30 sec. increment per move. 4 round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $20.00 all. Online registration and payment available and preferred.

Austin Chess Club is hosting another serious swiss tournament. USCF membership must not expire before May 31, 2021.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. The event has the potential to run late. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. One round may last upwards of 4 hours.

Last chance registration happens onsite 6:00pm – 6:25pm on May 2nd. No pre-registration for round 1 is necessary. Email pre-registration is accepted; however, online payment is preferred! If you email to register, you must show up and pay no later than 6:25pm! First round begins at 6:30pm. Please be on time! Participants who wish to enter the tournament late may email Austin Chess Club. Late entry must be made (emailed) before 10am on Sunday, May 9th to secure a round 2 pairing.

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.

Location:

Bridge Center of Austin
6700 Middle Fiskville Road
next to Taj Palace
Austin TX 78752

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2021 Waco Scholastic Chess Championship

Please read the online TLA for full details!

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.

Registration: Online registration may be processed on Eventbrite. All entry fees are refundable if requested by June 17, minus the Eventbrite service fee. After July 16, onsite entries only.

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 csbrown.entrepreneur@gmail.com.

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St Andrews Chess Camp

Description: A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal School at their Shoal Creek Campus from June 28- July 2, 2021.  The camp will be run by Gary Gaiffe and a team of local chess instructors. All scholastic players are invited to register!

Chess Camp includes formal instruction and play, plus a tournament at the end of the week! Beginners learn basic chess theory, game objectives, piece movement, game and tournament rules.

Intermediates study chess analysis and decision-making, tactics, checkmate patterns and tournament strategies. Advanced students are taught more sophisticated chess techniques and decision-making, complex tactics, calculated and intuitive sacrifices, opening and endgame analysis

Date and Time: 4th camp session: June 28- July 2, 2021, 9am – 4pm

Registration: To register, please go to https://summersasaustin.campbrainregistration.com/.

Location:
St Andrews School
31st Street Campus
1112 W 31st St
Austin, TX 78705

Questions:
Contact Sean Fitzsimons (512-299-9856) or Ken Allen (512-299-9708) (summercamp@sasaustin.org) if you have questions about registering for this event. Contact Gary Gaiffe (512-426-7814: ggaiffe@att.net) if you have questions about chess content.

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Turkey Shoot 2021

Description: Organized by Complete Chess, this is a USCF rated swiss chess tournament open to all chess players in San Antonio and surrounding areas. There will be 5 rounds in total. The tournament will be a two-day event on November 27th, and 28th. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes.

*MASKS REQUIRED ACCORDING TO CDC GUIDELINES. LIMIT 30 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Round times:
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1, 2, & 3 starts promptly on November 27th at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on November 28th at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Time controls:
• Rounds 1 & 2: G/75;d5
• Rounds 3, 4, & 5: G/90+30 sec.

Entry fee: $30 if received before November 8th, $40 if received before November 22nd, and $50 until the day of the event.  $60 for on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye.

Sections and Prizes:
*50% guaranteed in prizes based on 30 entries. 50% guaranteed payout.
One prize per person

One section with class prizes.
(Open)
• $200-$100

• Top Class B(1600-1799): $80
• Top Class C(1400-1599): $80
• Top Class D(1200-1399): $80

• Top Unrated (New Players Only): $40

Direct link to event: https://completechesseducation.com/product/turkey-shoot-2021/

Location:

Complete Chess
6391 De Zavala Rd, Ste 113
San Antonio, TX

Questions:

Contact Complete Chess (completechess@gmail.com) if you have questions about this event.

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Labor Day Tournament 2021

Description: Organized by Complete Chess, this is a USCF rated swiss chess tournament open to all chess players in San Antonio and surrounding areas. There will be 5 rounds in total. The tournament will be a two-day event on September 4th, and 5th. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes.

*MASKS REQUIRED ACCORDING TO CDC GUIDELINES. LIMIT 30 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Round times:
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1, 2, & 3 starts promptly on September 4th at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on September 5thth at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Time controls:
• Rounds 1 & 2: G/75;d5
• Rounds 3, 4, & 5: G/90+30 sec.

Entry fee: $30 if received before August 16th, $40 if received before August 30th, and $50 until the day of the event.  $60 for on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye.

Sections and Prizes:
*50% guaranteed in prizes based on 30 entries. 50% guaranteed payout.
One prize per person

One section with class prizes.
(Open)
• $200-$100

• Top Class B(1600-1799): $80
• Top Class C(1400-1599): $80
• Top Class D(1200-1399): $80

• Top Unrated (New Players Only): $40

Direct link to event: https://completechesseducation.com/product/labor-day-tournament-2021/

Location:

Complete Chess
6391 De Zavala Rd, Ste 113
San Antonio, TX

Questions:

Contact Complete Chess (completechess@gmail.com) if you have questions about this event.

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San Antonio City Championship 2021

Description: Organized by Complete Chess, this is a USCF rated swiss chess tournament open to all chess players in San Antonio and surrounding areas. There will be 5 rounds in total. The tournament will be a two-day event on July 10th, and 11th. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes.

*MASKS REQUIRED ACCORDING TO CDC GUIDELINES. LIMIT 30 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Round times:
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1, 2, & 3 starts promptly on July 10th at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on July 11th at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Time controls:
• Rounds 1 & 2: G/75;d5
• Rounds 3, 4, & 5: G/90+30 sec.

Entry fee: $30 if received before June 21st, $40 if received before July 5th, and $50 until the day of the event.  $60 for on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye.

Sections and Prizes:
*50% guaranteed in prizes based on 30 entries. 50% guaranteed payout.
One prize per person

One section with class prizes.
(Open)
• $200-$100

• Top Class B(1600-1799): $80
• Top Class C(1400-1599): $80
• Top Class D(1200-1399): $80

• Top Unrated (New Players Only): $40

Direct link to event: https://completechesseducation.com/product/city-championship-2021/

Location:

Complete Chess
6391 De Zavala Rd, Ste 113
San Antonio, TX

Questions:

Contact Complete Chess (completechess@gmail.com) if you have questions about this event.

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Memorial Day Madness 2021

Description: Organized by Complete Chess, this is a USCF rated swiss chess tournament open to all chess players in San Antonio and surrounding areas. There will be 5 rounds in total. The tournament will be a two-day event on May 22nd, and 23rd. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes.

*MASKS REQUIRED ACCORDING TO CDC GUIDELINES. LIMIT 30 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Round times:
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1, 2, & 3 starts promptly on May 22nd at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on May 23rd at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Time controls:
• Rounds 1 & 2: G/75;d5
• Rounds 3, 4, & 5: G/90+30 sec.

Entry fee: $30 if received before May 10th, $40 if received before May 17th, and $50 until the day of the event.  $60 for on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye.

Sections and Prizes:
*50% guaranteed in prizes based on 30 entries. 50% guaranteed payout.
One prize per person

One section with class prizes.
(Open)
• $200-$100

• Top Class B(1600-1799): $80
• Top Class C(1400-1599): $80
• Top Class D(1200-1399): $80

• Top Unrated (New Players Only): $40

Direct link to event: https://completechesseducation.com/event/memorial-day-madness-2021/

Location:

Complete Chess
6391 De Zavala Rd, Ste 113
San Antonio, TX

Questions:

Contact Complete Chess (completechess@gmail.com) if you have questions about this event.