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November Rapid – 11/6 – all proceeds will be used to plant trees

Chess For Trees is a nonprofit.

Overview
The tournament will consist of a K-5 section and a K-12 section. There will be trophy prizes for both sections. The format of the tournament will be 5 Round Swiss – 15 minutes with 2 second increment. The tournament will be hosted on chess.com. You will need a chess.com account to play the tournament. Instructions on how to create an account can be found on: https://support.chess.com/article/671-how-do-i-create-an-account

The tournament is not USCF rated. Everyone is eligible to play!

Registration Fee: $15
Registration closes on November 4th
Register online today!


Prizes
Top 3 in each section will get trophies.  Number of trophies given out may increase based on the number of participants.

Fair Play
Tournament results will be finalized after 1-2 weeks in order to give chess.com time to do a fair play analysis. If chess.com determines you have cheated then you will not be eligible for any prizes and your chess.com account might be closed. Chess.com’s decision is final.

Technical Difficulties
Unfortunately due to the nature of virtual tournaments nothing can be done if you lose a match or face any other difficulties due to internet issues and other technical difficulties. Note: You will not be refunded for any loss due to technical difficulties.


More Instructions
Once you have registered and paid the registration fee of $15, please join the “Chess For Trees” club on chess.com. The club is private so you will have to leave a message stating your full name.

Note: Only people who have paid the registration fee will be admitted in the club.

On the day of the tournament sign into your chess.com account and go to https://www.chess.com/live and then on the tournaments tab you should see our tournament. Please join the tournament and wait for the rounds to start. The next round will start after all games are finished. The whole tournament will last for no more than 3-4 hours.

Please only join the tournament for your section, as if you fail to do this then you will end up playing the wrong section, and will not be counted for prizes.

If you’re playing the K-5 section then join the November Rapid – K-5 tournament, and if you’re playing in the K-12 section join the November Rapid – K-12 tournament.

Please note:
Both sections will start at 11 AM CST on 11/6.

Payment Information and Refund Policy
To pay for your tournament entry, please visit the event page. A payment link is located at the bottom. If the tournament is cancelled for any reason, all entries be refunded 100% . If you decide to withdraw your entry fee will be refunded as long as you contact the organizer by email no later than 11/4.

If you have any questions please email us at chessfortrees@gmail.com

Please visit the EVENT WEBSITE!

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Waco Scholastic Fall Chess Exposition

Please read the online TLA!
Read or download the basic flyer!
Read or download the thorough tournament details!

Date: November 13, 2021

Tournament Location: Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701.

Four Sections: Open, 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:

Every scholastic player, who is a member of the United States Chess Federation in good standing, shall
be qualified for this tournament, regardless of geographic location. For avoidance of doubt, a scholastic player is defined as a person who is currently in twelfth grade or lower (including preschoolers), but shall also include persons who have graduated high school and are younger than seventeen years of age. Players may play-up (e.g., an 800-rated player may participate in either the Open or Reserve section, but not the Novice section).

Entry fee$15 by 9/30; $20 by 10/15; $25 by 10/30; and $30 thereafter.

Registration: Online registration may be processed on Eventbrite. All entry fees are refundable if requested within 30 days of the event, minus the Eventbrite service fee. No registrations after October 15th, 10pm. No onsite registrations for main event.

Schedule: Round 1, 8:00-9:00; Round 2, 9:30-10:30; Round 3, 11:00am-12:00pm; lunch break; Blitz, 1:00-2:00; Round 4, 2:30-3:30; Round 5, 4:00-5:00. The awards ceremony approx 5:30pm.

Byes: One ½ bye allowed, but not for the final round; all byes (or bye removals) must be requested before registration closes.

Blitz: 5SS, G/5;d0. Fee is $5, payable onsite until 12:00pm or when registering online through Eventbrite. Trophies to the top 3 scores.

Prizes: Trophies to top scorers in each section. Plaques to highest scoring teams. Medals to all players who complete round 5.

Notation: Notation required in the Open and U1000 sections. Taking notation is highly recommended to all players. Notation sheets will be provided upon request.

Other Notes: Please bring your chess clocks. The organizer is providing chess sets.

Contact: Questions? Contact csbrown.entrepreneur@gmail.com.

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ACC Yet Another August G/24 Quick rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on August 22nd offering G/24 with 5 sec. delay per move. 3 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $10.00 all. USCF membership required. Online entry available and requested.

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 August 31, 2021.

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 6:25pm. Online entry preferred.

Cost is $10/player. We would like the first round to begin at 6:30pm sharp. Please arrive early. If you have questions that the website has not answered, email Austin Chess Club.

Please bring a set and a board. Please bring a digital delay clock if at all possible.

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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24th North/Central Texas Grade 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 6 rounds in total. The tournament will be a three-day event on October 29th – 31st. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. Tournament COVID protocols: Mask required in all Ballroom/Skittles/Vendor areas

Round times:

Onsite Registration Friday, 10/29 6:15-7:15pm if not completed online.
• Rounds 1 is on Friday evening at 7:30pm.
• Rounds 2 , 3, and 4 are on Saturday at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm respectively.
• Rounds 5 and 6 are on Sunday at 10am and 1pm.

Time controls:
• Grades 6-12: All rounds are G/60, d5.
• Grades K-5: Round 1 is G/45, d5. Rounds 2-6 are G/60, d5.

Entry fee: $39 if postmarked before 10/4/21, $52 if postmarked before 10/18, and $66 thereafter or onsite.  Do not mail after 10/24 as your entry may not be received in time.

Sections and Prizes:
Trophies or plaques to the top 8 individuals and top 5 teams. Top 3 players added for team scores. No more than 2 teams per school in each grade.

Online TLA: https://new.uschess.org/24th-northcentral-texas-grade-championships

Location:

Hilton Houston North
12400 Greenspoint Dr
Houston, TX 77060

Questions:

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

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ACC August G/24 Quick rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on August 15th offering G/24 with 5 sec. delay per move. 3 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $10.00 all. USCF membership required. Online entry available and requested.

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 August 31, 2021.

We would like to start on-time. Please arrive early. Entries must be received and paid in full by 6:25pm. Online entry preferred.

Cost is $10/player. We would like the first round to begin at 6:30pm sharp. Please arrive early. If you have questions that the website has not answered, email Austin Chess Club.

Please bring a set and a board. Please bring a digital delay clock if at all possible.

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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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.