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July Rapid – 7/24 – all proceeds will be used to plant trees

Chess For Trees is a nonprofit.

Overview
The tournament will consist of an Open section and a K-12 section. There will be cash prizes for the open section and trophy prizes for the K-12 section. 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 July 22
Register online today!


Prizes
Prizes: $500 guaranteed in prizes plus 50% of the combined registration fee. (For example if 20 people register then $500 plus 50% of the total registration fees of (15×20 = 300) would make a total prize fund of $650.)

Open Section
1st Place: 50% of total prize fund (Based of 0 entries $250)
2nd Place: 30% of total prize fund (Based of 0 entries $150)
3rd Place: 20% of total prize fund (Based of 0 entries $100)

K-12 Section
Top 3 get trophies. Note: It may take time for trophies to be delivered. 

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 open section then join the July Rapid – Open Section tournament, and if you’re playing in the K-12 section join the July Rapid – K-12 tournament.

Please note:
The K-12 section will start at 11 AM CST on July 24.
The Open section will start at 4 PM CST on July 24.

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 July 22.

Warm Up Tournament
There will be a warm up tournament on Friday, July 23 at 4 PM CST. There will be one section for all players. The tournament will be named Chess For Trees July Warm up. The warm up is optional.

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

Please visit the EVENT WEBSITE!

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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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Late April G/24 Quick-rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on April 25th 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 April 30, 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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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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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.

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Spring Slammer 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 March 13th, and 14th. 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 March 13th at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on March 14th 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 February 22nd, $40 if received before March 8th, 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/spring-slammer-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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ACC March/April Standard Swiss

This slow swiss takes place over 4 weeks, with games on March 28th, April 4th, April 11th, and April 18th. G/90 with 30 sec. increment per move. 4 round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $20.00 all.

Austin Chess Club is hosting another serious swiss tournament. USCF membership must not expire before April 30, 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 March 28th. No pre-registration for round 1 is necessary. Email pre-registration is accepted; however, online payment is preferred! (Online entry available soon!) 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 before 10am on Sunday, April 4th 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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ACC March G/24 Quick-rated Swiss

A one-day tournament on March 21st offering G/24 with 5 sec. delay per move. 3 Round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $10.00 all. USCF membership required.

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 March 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 available soon.

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