2016 Meridian Chess Tournament - Open Section

Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rocks & Rooks
  • Meridian World School
  • 2555 North IH 35
  • Round Rock, Texas 78664

Open section of the Meridian Scholastic Chess Tournament. All adults and youth rated 1200 and above only.
Final Standings: Open Section

USCF rated chess tournament for all adults and scholastic players rated 1200 and up.


This is a Swiss-system tournament, so everyone plays all day—there is no “elimination.” Players must know how to play the game of chess! We follow USCF rules including: touch-move, mandatory clocks if available, and notation.


All players in the open section must meet one of two requirements. Any adult is allowed to play.If you are a scholastic player (12th grade or younger, you MUST have reached 1200 at some point in your rating history in order to participate in the open section.
In addition, all players are required to have a current USCF membership. Your USCF membership cannot expire before September 30, 2016. USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out.


No check-in necessary for preregistrations. We will make every attempt to contact you in advance if we see a problem with your registration. Verify your entry ONLINE!
9:00 a.m. Open section begins. Please be on time! Open has 4 rounds, all rounds are are G/45, d5.
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Problem desk open. No changes for round 1 (bye or section) allowed after online registration closes. Requests for byes, withdrawals, player info edits and school information may be made onsite and go into effect as of round 2. NO Onsite registrations.

Approximate Round Times

Open Section:
rd 1 - 9:00am, rd2 - 11:00am, rd3 - 1:00pm, rd4 - 3:30pm

No teams in Open section, but special trophies will be awarded to the highest scoring Parent & Child teams.

Registration Information

Entry fee pricing is staggered and based on date of entry. Online registration preferred! Click on the blue starburst to "Register Now"!

*Early entry (scholastic - $25, open $25) thru Saturday, 8/13/2016
*Regular entry (scholastic - $30, open $25) thru Saturday, 09/10/2016
*One week Away (scholastic - $40, open $35) begins Sunday, 09/11/2016 and ENDS at NOON on Thursday 09/15/2016, at which time online entry closes.

Withdrawals requested before Sunday 9/4 are eligible for a refund (minus a $5 service fee). No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from the USCF. NO email/phone entries.

Email Lori Balkum, registrar with other questions or to request an e-bill. No phone calls, please. Emails preferred. Phone calls after registration closes may not be returned.

Make checks payable to "Rocks & Rooks".
Mail checks to: PO Box 1386, Round Rock, TX 78680.
To pay by check, please register online and choose 'check' when you hit submit. Do not postmark after 09/10/2016! If sending check, entry is not complete until check is received.
Credit cards/Paypal preferred. Paypal ID: ggaiffe@att.net

Organized by Rocks & Rooks. Gary Gaiffe, tournament organizer.