5th Rackspace Scholastic Chess Tournament

Saturday, April 30, 2016 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Rackspace
  • 1 Fanatical Way
  • (Walzem Rd & I-35)
  • Windcrest, Texas 78218

Rated Results on USCF's website

One-day scholastic tournament with rated and unrated sections. Please view the pre-registration list (link above) to check your player's status.

Please note:

In order to be paired for round 1, ALL participants must have their parent or guardian accept the Rackspace Minor Participation Agreement and must have an adult supervisor on site at all times. Participants may submit their MPA to chessregistration@rackspace.com with the student’s name in the subject line. EVERY participant is required to submit an MPA for the 2016 tournament regardless of whether a prior MPA has been submitted in past years. You can download the Team Signature Sheet and the Parent Signature sheet, one of which should be turned in with the MPA, preferably emailed in advance.


Rated and unrated sections will be offered. Any player with an existing USCF rating is ineligible for unrated sections. Rated Uxxx section will use the April rating supplement. Eligibility may change April 1.

HS (9-12) Championship
MS (6-8) Championship
MS/HS (6-12) JV U1000
Elem (K-5) Championship
Elem (K-5) JV Div. 1 U700
Elem (K-5) JV Div. 2 U400
Primary (K-3) Championship
Primary (K-3) U400
Sprout (K-1) U400
HS Novice
MS Novice
Elem Beginner
Elem Novice
Primary Beginner
(Sections with a low tournament may be combined with a similar section. Sections with a high turnout may be split into multiple sections.)
Please Note: There is a limit of 6 players per team in any one section. Subsequent team registrations will be moved to alternative sections.

Section Descriptions

Beginner [UNRATED]: 1st chess tournament
Novice [UNRATED]: Previous unrated tournament experience
JV [RATED]: Previous tournament experience- will be played and rated under official USCF rules*.
Championship [RATED]: Competitive; extensive tournament experience- will be played and rated under official USCF rules*.

****Rated sections require current USCF Memberships. For Primary and Sprout “JTP's" may be used and will be processed free of charge as needed.****

Time Control: G/30, d5

Bring a clock if you have one. Games going long will have chess clocks placed on them. It's to your advantage to begin with a clock.


This is a tentative schedule of the tournament. Round times may vary slightly from this schedule. Players must arrive early to check-in, turn in their MAP form if not yet submitted, and be in their seats no later than 8am. The tournament will begin with opening announcements at this time.
7:15 Doors open and check-in begins
7:50 Check-in closes
8:00 Players seated
8:00-8:30 Opening announcements
8:30 Rd 1
10:00 Rd 2
11:30 Rd 3
1:00 Rd 4
2:30 Rd 5
4:15 Closing Remarks/Awards


Online Pre-Registration is required. To register please click the blue "Register Now" button above. Read the full FAQ list for registration procedures.

For registration questions, please contact Lori Balkum at lori.balkum@austinchesstournaments.com. Please read the FAQ list before emailing.

No changes for round 1, and no more tournament entries after WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016. There will be absolutely NO WALK-INS. NO EXCEPTIONS!