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September Scholastic Swiss Tournament – North Austin Chess Club

US Chess Rated Scholastic Swiss Tournament [ K – 12 ]
4 Rounds at a time control of G/30;d5
3 Sections: U400, U900, and Championship

Date:
Saturday, September 3, 2022 – 12:15pm – 5:00pm

Location :
Cedar Park Library [Community Room]
550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
* THIS EVENT IS NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED WITH OR SPONSORED BY THE CEDAR PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Schedule:
* Online Registration Only – No In-Person Registration. Check-in: 12:15 pm to 12:25 pm

* Anyone not checked in by 12:25 pm will not be paired in round 1, unless you notify us that you are on the way.
* No Requested Byes

Round 1: 12:30 PM
Round 2: 1:30 PM
Round 3: 2:30 PM
Round 4: 3:30 PM

Entry Fee:
$20 Zelle Payment (Mobile 919 928 1873) by Sep 2nd midnight to Confirm Registration or $25 Cash on-site upon arrival at the tournament hall; check in with the Tournament Director by 12:25 pm.

Awards:
Trophies to the Top 3 Individuals in each section.
Medals to players scoring 2.0 and above.

Registration:
Please register online!

Limited Capacity of 50 players!! Register online to ensure you get a spot.
(If you show up on-site without pre-registering, there’s a chance the tournament will already be full.)

USCF Rated:
Current USCF membership required!!
Please check that your membership is active before registering. Link – https://new.uschess.org/player-search
New Member Registration Link – https://new.uschess.org/form/first-time-member-new-player-

Notes:
USCF Chess rules would be followed including: Touch-move.
Use of clocks and notation for Championship Section is mandatory. Other sections are excused; however, we all players to take notation.

Chess Board, Chess Clock and Notation Sheets are provided.
You can bring your own chess clock and tournament board set if you have them.

**** This is not a drop in event, no child should be left unattended. Chess play will take place in the Library Community room. Parents can wait within library areas.

Questions:
For questions or problems registering, please Email or text:
Tournament Director, Mohit Manchanda (mohit.manchanda@hotmail.com) 919-928-1873

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2022 – 2023 Texas Scholastic Online Quick Open Chess Championships

An online, 6 round USCF quick-rated chess tournament in ELEVEN SECTIONS on Saturday, January 22, 2022 sponsored by the Texas Chess Association. This quick event is for all scholastic players in grades K thru 12, regardless of residence. Visit the EVENT WEBSITE for full details and online registration.

Basics:
Six (6) Rounds — G/15 + 2-second increment

Round Times (Central Time Zone):
10am — 11am — 12noon — 1pm — 2pm — 3pm

11 SECTIONS
High School Championship (Grade 9 – 12)
High School JV (U1000; Grade 9 – 12)
Middle School Championship (Grade  6 – 8)
Middle School JV (U900; Grade 6 – 8)
Middle School Novice (U600; Grade 6 – 8)
Elementary School Championship (Grade K – 5)
Elementary School JV (U800; Grade K – 5)
Elementary School Novice (U500; Grade K – 5)
Primary School Championship (Grade K – 3)
Primary School JV (U600; Grade K – 3)
K – 1 Championship (Grade Pre-K – 1)

Playing up is only allowed within the same grade range.

October 2022 US Rating Supplement will be used.  The highest of the Over-the-Board, Online Regular, and Quick ratings determines eligibility for section and prizes.  

 PRIZES
Personalized plaques will be awarded to the Top 8 Individuals and Top 3 Teams in each section.  Prizes will be increased based on registrations for each section, at the rate of one extra award for each 10 entries exceeding 80 in any one section.  For example, if a section has 120 players then the top 12 players will receive prizes.  

Team scores
A team must have a minimum of two players to be eligible for team prizes.  There is no maximum number of students who may play for a team.  Only the top four scores count for team standings  and the top four players in a team will get team awards.

The top Texas player in each section will be recognized as the Texas Champion.

ENTRY FEE
$35 by Midnight October 17; $42 by Midnight October 24; $50 by 1am (Central) October 28.

No entries accepted after 1am Central, October 28th.
No refunds after 1am Central, October 28th.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
– US Chess Membership, expiring on or after 10/31/2022, required.  Players with no current US Chess membership may be able to obtain a voucher membership at a reduced rate, through US Chess Voucher Membership.  The cost of the voucher US Chess membership is $9.83.

– All games will be played on Chess.com.  All players must have a chess.com account in good standing (free account is sufficient).  Any previously closed accounts must be disclosed to the Tournament Organizers prior to the tournament.

– There will be a “Town Hall” meeting at 7pm (Central) on Friday 10/28;  invitation sent via email on Thursday 10/27.  All players/parents are encouraged to attend and get answers to their questions. 

–  Each player will be required to join a Zoom meeting with an active side-view camera showing them and their computer.  Specific requirements for this video feed are listed on the EVENT WEBSITE.

For questions about the event, please contact Franc Guadalupe, or Barbara Swafford.  

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ACC USCF G/90 Standard Swiss

This slow swiss takes place over 4 weeks, with games on September 24th, October 1st, and October 8th. G/90 with 30 sec. increment per move. 3 round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $15.00 all. Online registration and payment available soon.

USCF membership must not expire before October 31, 2022.

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 3:00-3:45pm on September 24th. No pre-registration for round 1 is necessary. Email pre-registration is accepted; however, online payment (available soon) is preferred! If you email to register, you must show up and pay no later than 3:45pm! First round begins at 4pm. 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 Saturday, October 1st to secure a round 2 pairing.

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). Find the elevator outside the building (marked on photo by green dot);
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms.
PARKING: Additional parking may be found at:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/.

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ACC USCF G/24 Quick-Rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on October 22nd offering G/24 with 5 sec. delay per move. 4 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $15.00 all. USCF membership required.  Online registration and payment available soon.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. We suggest that scholastic players have reached a rating of 400 before participating. USCF membership may not expire before October 31, 2022. Please renew your before coming to the club!

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 3:45pm. Online entry preferred (available soon).o.

Cost is $15/player. We would like the first round to begin at 4:00pm sharp. Doors open at 3:00pm, so please arrive early. Follow the signs to our meeting areas.

Please bring a set and a board and some patience as we get used to our new surroundings. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people!

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). Find the elevator outside the building (marked on photo by green dot);
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms.
PARKING: Additional parking may be found at:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/.

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ACC USCF G/24 Quick-Rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on October 15th offering G/24 with 5 sec. delay per move. 4 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $15.00 all. USCF membership required.  Online registration and payment available soon.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. We suggest that scholastic players have reached a rating of 400 before participating. USCF membership may not expire before October 31, 2022. Please renew your before coming to the club!

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 3:45pm. Online entry preferred (available soon).

Cost is $15/player. We would like the first round to begin at 4:00pm sharp. Doors open at 3:00pm, so please arrive early. Follow the signs to our meeting areas.

Please bring a set and a board and some patience as we get used to our new surroundings. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people!

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). Find the elevator outside the building (marked on photo by green dot);
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms.
PARKING: Additional parking may be found at:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/.

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ACC USCF G/24 Quick-Rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on September 17th offering G/24 with 5 sec. delay per move. 4 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $15.00 all. USCF membership required.  Online registration and payment available.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. We suggest that scholastic players have reached a rating of 400 before participating. USCF membership may not expire before September 30, 2022. Please renew your before coming to the club!

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 3:45pm. Online entry preferred.

Cost is $15/player. We would like the first round to begin at 4:00pm sharp. Doors open at 3:00pm, so please arrive early. Follow the signs to our meeting areas.

Please bring a set and a board and some patience as we get used to our new surroundings. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people!

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). Find the elevator outside the building (marked on photo by green dot);
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms.
PARKING: Additional parking may be found at:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/.

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ACC USCF G/24 Quick-Rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on September 10th offering G/24 with 5 sec. delay per move. 4 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $15.00 all. USCF membership required.  Online registration and payment available.

Austin Chess Club is a wonderful atmosphere for the mature, experienced chess player. Scholastic players are welcome, but expected to play quiet, serious chess. We suggest that scholastic players have reached a rating of 400 before participating. USCF membership may not expire before September 30, 2022. Please renew your before coming to the club!

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 3:45pm. Online entry preferred.

Cost is $15/player. We would like the first round to begin at 4:00pm sharp. Doors open at 3:00pm, so please arrive early. Follow the signs to our meeting areas.

Please bring a set and a board and some patience as we get used to our new surroundings. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people!

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). Find the elevator outside the building (marked on photo by green dot);
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms.
PARKING: Additional parking may be found at:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/.

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GCC August 2022 Regular

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: August 3rd
Round 2: August 10th
Round 3:  August 17th
Round 4: August 24th

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 https://forms.gle/9n9YRtaVGoJePdKH7
In person-registration 5:30-6:00 PM, August 3.

Required:
Must be current USCF Member (May not expire before 08/31/2022)
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 August 8th.

Entry Fee:
$20

Prizes:
60% 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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ACC USCF G/90 Standard Swiss

This slow swiss takes place over 3 weeks, with games on August 13th, 20th, and 27th. G/90 with 30 sec. increment per move. 3 round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $15.00 all. Online registration and payment requested.

USCF membership must not expire before August 31, 2022.

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 3:00-3:45pm on August 13th. 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 3:45pm! First round begins at 4pm. 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 Saturday, August 20th to secure a round 2 pairing.

Location:
The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St
Austin TX 78705

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). Find the elevator outside the building (marked on photo by green dot);
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms.
PARKING: Additional parking may be found at:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here.
Please read the website before contacting us. Contact information is available at http://austinchessclub.com/.

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Waco September Swiss

Date
September 24, 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)