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2024 AGCA Invitational – Spring Edition

The Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy is hosting an in-person 2024 AGCA Invitational Norm Tournament on May 24-28, 2024.

Organized by GM Alex Mista (Chief) and GM Andrey Stukopin (Deputy).  Chief Arbiter is IA Diana Tsypina.

Game Pairings/Results:
IM Norm tournament
GM Norm tournament

LOCATION:
Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy
7801 North Lamar Blvd
Suite A123
Austin, TX 78752

SCHEDULE (G/90,+30)
two 10 player round robin sections (1 for IM norm seekers, 1 for GM norm seekers)
●  1st round: Friday, May 24, 2024, 6:00 PM
●  2nd round: Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM
●  3rd round: Saturday, May 25, 2024, 4:00 PM
●  4th round: Sunday, May 26, 2024, 10:00 AM
●  5th round: Sunday, May 26, 2024, 4:00 PM
●  6th round: Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:00 AM
●  7th round: Monday, May 27, 2024, 4:00 PM
●  8th round: Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 9:00 AM
●  9th round: Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 3:00 PM
NOTE: All players are expected to play all 9 rounds.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

REGULATIONS
Current FIDE Laws of Chess apply. This tournament is FIDE and US Chess rated.
-All games will use the equipment provided. –Players shall sign scoresheets after each game.
Electronic Device Policy: players are strictly forbidden from having electronic devices with them during the game, even if they are turned off. Players found with any device during the game may lose the current game. Turn in cell phones at the arbiters’ desk before each round. No electronics are allowed in the playing hall unless they are checked in with the arbiter.
Default/forfeit time: 60 minutes unless the arbiter decides otherwise. White’s clock will be started at the start of the round even if the players are not present.
-The organizers request that all players arrive on time for each round.

ENTRY FEES:
$850 (norm seekers)
●  $650 (foreign federation norm seekers)
For additional questions, please contact us at info@austin-chess.com

REGISTRATION
To see a list of pre-registered players and to register, please visit : https://austin-chess.com/tournaments/norm_tournament/

QUESTIONS
Please contact us at info@austin-chess.com for any additional questions or concerns. 

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Saturday Scholastic at the 2024 ACC Summer Open

August 17th Scholastic chess tournament, two sections (K-6 U600, K-12 U1000). G/30, 5 second delay. Trophies and medals awarded. Limited to the first 45 players.

Registration opens soon.

Verify your entry on the Advance Entry (Pre-registration) list .

Basics

USCF rated chess tournament on August 17th in two RATED scholastic sections:  K-6 U500 and K-12 U1000. Please note: grade level is base on the grade you are entering in the fall 2024. View the Advance Entry List online.

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. Please review the Parent/Coach Responsibilities before registering

Location

Austin Southpark Hotel
specific room TBD
4140 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744

This event is held in a different room from the weekend long Summer Open.

Eligibility

This is a rated tournament. You must have a USCF ID and your membership (can be purchased/renewed at check out or online with the USCF in advance of registration) . You can verify your USCF membership ID and expiration by visiting the USCF’s Member Services Area. Anyone can become a USCF member. Players new to tournament chess are welcome to play. Your USCF membership cannot expire before August 31, 2024. USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out. All players must be FULL USCF members (JTP ID’s need to be renewed to full membership).

“Under” sections are only for students meeting the rating criteria. All players who are new to tournaments are eligible for their age appropriate ‘under’ section. (Look up your player’s rating here.)

All players in this event must be in 12th grade (or lower) as of the fall 2024.

Schedule

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!

Onsite registrations accepted by 10:30am if space available, but must start play in round 2.
9:40 a.m Announcements
begin in the scholastic playing room.
Players should be present; parents ok.
10:00am Rd 1 begins (NO spectators).
Both scholastic sections have 5 rds, G/30, d5.
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Info desk open for event issues. No changes for round 1 (bye or section) allowed after online registration closes. Requests for byes, withdrawals, and player information edits go in effect immediately if made via email before the close of online registration. Changes requested onsite go into effect as of round 2.

Approximate Round Times

Both Scholastic Sections:
rd 1 – 10:00am, rd 2 – 11:30am, lunch break, rd 3 – 1:30 pm, rd 4 – 2:45 pm, rd 5 – 4:00 pm

Notes

There will be some “down time” between rounds since many games will finish early. We will provide an area (outside the tournament room) for casual “skittles” chess and/or other indoor activities. Parents and/or coaches, please provide age-appropriate activities during the time between rounds. The organizers cannot baby-sit. No child should be left unattended!

Concessions detailed above  Only water bottles allowed at the chess board.

Awards

Trophies & Medals to Top Contenders!

Trophies to the top individuals in each scholastic section. Number of trophies will depend on number of entries. Chess medals will go to all players that finish the tournament with a positive score (3.0 & 3.5 points) who do not win a trophy.

Registration Information

Online registration opens soon.

  • $30 if received by Friday, 05/31/2024, 11:59pm CST
  • $40 if received by Sunday, 07/07/2024, 11:59pm CST
  • $45 thru the Wednesday before the tournament (8/14/24), 11:59pm CST
  • $50 thru the Thursday before the tournament (8/15/24), 11:59pm CST  OR onsite, IF space available. Any registrations made after Friday 8/16/2024 8:00pm receive a 1st round bye.

Withdrawal with refund available if requested by 7pm on Friday one week before the event (8/09/2024).  After that time, no refunds. NO EXCEPTIONS. Any refunds will incur a $10 processing and transaction fee. No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from the USCF. NO email/phone entries.

If you register for this event and your August Supplement rating is above 999, you have two choices.  You can be withdrawn from this event and your entry fee refunded based on the refund schedule above OR you may transfer your FULL entry fee to the Summer Open weekend long event. Contact the registrar for a coupon code.

Please request byes when you register if possible. First bye receives 1/2-point. Further byes receive 0-points. Email the registrar to make changes to your requested byes. Deadline to add or remove a 1st round requested bye is 8am Friday 8/16/2024. All 1/2-point byes must be requested/removed before the end of round 2.

Email Lori Balkum, registrar (registrar@AustinChessTournaments.com) with other questions. No phone calls, please. Emails will be returned promptly.

Read our ONLINE TLA!

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Labor Day Tournament 2024

Description: This is a USCF rated swiss chess tournament open to all chess players. There will be 4 rounds with 3 sections all held on September 7th. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes.

LIMIT 40 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Location:
Complete Chess
6391 De Zavala Rd, Ste 113
San Antonio, TX

Sections and Prizes:
*50% guaranteed in prizes based on 30 entries. 50% guaranteed payout.
One prize per person

Three sections prizes.
(Championship) 1400+
• $300-$150-$100

(Reserve) U1400
• $150-$100-$50

(Novice) U1000
• $150-$100-$50

**Note that no player will be allowed to play up or down**

Round times and Time Controls:
• All rounds G/40;d5
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1: 10:00am
• Rounds 2: 11:30am
• Lunch Break: 1:00pm
• Rounds 3: 2:00pm
• Rounds 4: 3:30pm

Entry fee: $50 if received before online before the tournament, $60 for on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye. Masters play for free as well as first 3 experts (2000 USCF). Contact services.completechess@gmail.com

**No refunds after August 31st. All refunds will be charged a $7 processing and transaction fee. 

Questions:
Contact Complete Chess (completechess@gmail.com) if you have questions about this event.

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Memorial Madness

Description: This is a USCF rated swiss chess tournament open to all chess players. There will be 4 rounds with 3 sections all held on May 18th. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes.

LIMIT 40 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Location:
Complete Chess
6391 De Zavala Rd, Ste 113
San Antonio, TX

Sections and Prizes:
*50% guaranteed in prizes based on 30 entries. 50% guaranteed payout.
One prize per person

Three sections prizes.
(Championship) 1400+
• $300-$150-$100

(Reserve) U1400
• $150-$100-$50

(Novice) U1000
• $150-$100-$50

**Note that no player will be allowed to play up or down**

Round times and Time Controls:
• All rounds G/40;d5
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1: 10:00am
• Rounds 2: 11:30am
• Lunch Break: 1:00pm
• Rounds 3: 2:00pm
• Rounds 4: 3:30pm

Entry fee: $50 if received before online before the tournament, $60 for on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye. Masters play for free as well as first 3 experts (2000 USCF). Contact services.completechess@gmail.com

**No refunds after May 11th. All refunds will be charged a $7 processing and transaction fee. 

Questions:
Contact Complete Chess (completechess@gmail.com) if you have questions about this event.

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San Antonio City Championship 2024

Description: This is a USCF rated swiss chess tournament open to all chess players. There will be 5 rounds in total with 2 schedules offered. The two-day schedule will be on June 8-9th, while the three-day schedule will be the 7th, 8th, and 9th. 1/2 point bye available for any round if notified before Round 2 is paired. No last round byes.

LIMIT 150 PEOPLE FOR THIS EVENT.

Location:
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham 
San Antonio River Walk
303 Blum St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Round times (Two day schedule):
• Registration at 9:00-9:45 am if not done online.
• Rounds 1, 2, & 3 starts promptly on June 8th at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:30pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on June 9th at 10:00am and 2:30pm.

Time controls (Two day schedule):
• Rounds 1 & 2: G/60;d5
• Rounds 3, 4, & 5: G/90+30 sec.

Round times (Three day schedule): ($30 re-entry Available)
• Registration at 5:00-5:45 pm if not done online.
• Rounds 1 starts promptly on June 7th at 6:00pm.
• Rounds 2, & 3 starts promptly on June 8th at 2:00pm, and 6:30pm.
• Rounds 4 & 5 starts promptly on June 9th at 10:00am and 2:30pm.

Time controls (Three day schedule):
• All Rounds: G/90+30 sec

Entry fee:
Masters play for free if signed up before June 1st. The first 3 GM’s get a free hotel day!

$50 if received before May 1st, $60 June 1st, $70 until the day of the event, and $80 on-site registration and may have to take 1st round bye. (King & Adult members play for free. Knights get $10 off. Must register online. Entry fee deducted from winnings)

Sections and Prizes:
$4600 in prizes 50% guaranteed
One prize per person

Three Sections with class prizes.
(Championship 1800+) *U1800 players must pay an extra $60 to compete in this section*
• 1st -$800 2nd-$400 3rd-$200
• Expert(2000-2199): 1st -$250 2nd-$150
• Class A(1800-1999): 1st -$250 2nd-$150

(Reserve U1800) *U1200 players must pay an extra $60 to compete in this section*
• 1st -$600 2nd-$300 3rd-$200
• Class C(1400-1599): 1st -$200 2nd-$100
• Top Class D/Unrated(U1400): 1st -$200 2nd-$100

(Novice U1200)
• 1st -$400 2nd-$200 3rd-$100

Cancellation Policy: If you do not wish to participate in our tournament after paying the entry fee, please email us at CompleteChess@gmail.com no later than 24 hours in advance. We reserve the right to charge a $15 service fee for cancellations. NO refunds will be issued if we are notified of cancellation within 24 hours of the start of the event.

Questions:
Contact Complete Chess (completechess@gmail.com) if you have questions about this event.

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Austin Chess Club 2024 Summer Open

USCF rated swiss chess tournament on August 16-18, 2024.   We offer 4 sections and a guaranteed prize fund of $5000 and 30 Grand Prix Points. There will be 5 rounds in total with two schedules. The Championship and Reserve sections are FIDE rated.

LIMIT 85 players in any single section.

View the Advance Entry List.
Online registration is requested.

Location

Austin Southpark Hotel
4140 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744

Discounted group room rate at the Austin Southpark Hotel is only $109/night here: Hotel Booking Link

Please support the tournament by staying at the event hotel! Link valid thru 7/26/24.

Round Times

3-DAY
Round 1: Friday, 7:30pm (G/90, +30)
2-DAY
Round 1: Saturday, 9:00am (G/60, +10) (Championship players: *Games in this round will not be FIDE rated*)

ALL PLAYERS (G/90, +30):
Round 2: Saturday, 1pm
Round 3: Saturday, 6:30pm
Round 4: Sunday, 9:30am
Round 5: Sunday 3:00pm

*Reentry: from 3-day to 2-day schedule is available at any point for Intermediate and Novice sections for a $40 fee. Championship and Reserve players may re-enter round 1 for a $40 fee (changing schedules). For entry into round 1, contact us no later than 8:30am, the Saturday of the event.

*If a player is 15 minutes late for round 1 without notice, they will be withdrawn. In Intermediate and Novice sections (non-FIDE) opponents’ games may be reassigned. Forfeit time for rounds 2-5 is 1 hour, but please contact us (Lori Balkum and Sarah Brauner (austinchessclub@austinchesstournaments.com) if you are running late for any round or wish to withdraw! (Phone number will be posted onsite and provided via email to players prior to round 1). This is showing common courtesy to your opponent!

Byes

Only ONE 1/2 point bye allowed.
*Deadline to request/remove half-point byes: Saturday 5pm, or before round 2 ends (whichever comes first for your section)
*Deadline to request zero-point byes/withdraw: before your section is paired for the affected round

Registration and Fees

All registration and payment happens online: Register today!
Entry fees are staggered and we would like for you to register early!

  • $79 if received by Friday, 05/31/2024, 11:59pm CST
  • $89 if received by Sunday, 07/07/2024, 11:59pm CST
  • $109 thru the Wednesday before the tournament (8/14/24), 11:59pm CST
  • $129 thru the Thursday before the tournament (8/15/24), 11:59pm CST  OR onsite, IF space available. Any registrations made onsite after 8:30am, Saturday 8/17 receive a 1st round bye.

Online registrations and online payment are requested. Please contact the registrar (austinchessclub@austinchesstournaments.com) to request help or accommodations.

Titled players (IM/GM) play for free if space allows. (No entry fees deducted from winnings if registered before June 1! Registrations as of June 1 will have entry fee offered at time of registration deducted from any prizes earned.)  Must register online. Contact registrar (austinchessclub@austinchesstournaments.com) for coupon code.

Withdrawal with refund available if requested by 7pm on Friday one week before the event (8/09/2024).  After that time, no refunds. NO EXCEPTIONS. Any refunds will incur a $10 processing and transaction fee.

$25 up-charges (listed below) are NON-refundable.  Pay the upcharge later if unsure about eligibility.

Sections and Prizes

$5000 in prizes 100% guaranteed
One prize per person

Four Sections with class prizes.
Players are only eligible for the prizes listed within their section. Limit 85 players in any one section (exceptions granted for ratings 2200+).

Championship (2000+) 
*This section will be FIDE rated and will use FIDE rules. USCF ratings used for pairings.
*Registering for the FIDE section permits the tournament organizers to request a FIDE ID on behalf of a player who does not yet have a FIDE ID.
*Players rated 1900-1999 may pay an extra $25 to compete in this section, but are only eligible for place prizes*
• 1st -$900 2nd-$450 3rd-$225
• Expert (2000-2199): 1st -$350 2nd-$175

Reserve (1600 -1999)
*This section will be FIDE rated and will use FIDE rules. USCF ratings used for pairings.
*Registering for the FIDE section permits the tournament organizers to request a FIDE ID on behalf of a player who does not yet have a FIDE ID.
*Players rated 1500-1599 may pay an extra $25 to compete in this section, but are only eligible for place prizes*
• 1st -$550 2nd-$275 3rd-$135
• Class B (1600-1799): 1st -$250 2nd-$125

Intermediate (1200-1599)
*Players rated 1100 – 1299 may pay an extra $25 at registration to compete in this section, but are only eligible for place prizes*
• 1st -$400 2nd-$200 3rd-$100
• Class D (1200-1400): 1st -$125 2nd-$65

Novice (U1200)
• 1st -$300 2nd-$150 3rd-$60
• U1000: 1st -$120 2nd – $65

**August 2024 Supplement (‘Regular’ OTB) ratings will be used for pairing and placement purposes.  If no regular rating is available, then other USCF ratings (quick, blitz, online) can and will be considered for section placement
**Requests to play down will not be honored.
**Requests to play up will only be honored if the conditions mentioned above are met and the appropriate fee has been paid. You do NOT need to pay the up-charge during registration, if unsure about rating or section. You will be contacted in early August with directions for payment if necessary.
**Unrated players will be placed at TD’s discretion and are only eligible for place prizes
**Unrated players must disclose foreign and online ratings before their section placement is considered complete. Failure to disclose playing history may result in forfeiture and withdrawal from the event.

Device Policy

Internet enabled devices must be turned off completely during play (not just on silent) and must remain in the player’s bag or face up on the playing tablets. Devices may not be removed from the playing hall during your game. Devices include phones, smartwatches, tablets, etc. These may NOT be on the player’s person or leave the board during the games.  Penalties up to or including loss of game and removal from the tournament for violations of this policy. Link to 2024 updated formal device policy.

No notation devices will be approved for the FIDE section. Any notation devices in other sections must be reviewed and logged at chess control no later than 30 minutes prior to player’s first round to receive an approval card. Please review the US Chess Notation Device policy

Spectators, if allowed, must have devices turned completely off.

More Details

Bring your own board and increment capable clock if possible!
 The hotel has a restaurant and small store that sells coffees, sandwiches, and other snacks. Check your round times and bring food and drink as necessary. Only water (drinks) allowed at the chess board.  All food must remain outside the playing room. 
We will provide an area for waiting parents and for players to review their chess games.  However, we will not babysit your kids.  No child should be left unattended.

Questions?

Contact Lori Balkum and Sarah Brauner (austinchessclub@austinchesstournaments.com) if you have questions about this event.

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ACC USCF Quick-rated G/24 Swiss

A one-day tournament on June 1st 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 suggested.

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 must not expire before June 30, 2024. Please renew with the USCF (https://new.uschess.org/) before coming to the event.

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.

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

Please bring a set and a board. We look forward to seeing you!

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/. Please read the website thoroughly before emailing with questions.

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ACC USCF Rated G/90 Standard Swiss

This slow swiss takes place over 4 weeks, with games on May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. G/90 with 30 sec. increment per move. 4 round Swiss. Sections dependent on turnout. EF: $20.00 all. Online registration and payment requested.

USCF membership must not expire before May 31, 2024. Please renew before entering.

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 May 4th. 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, May 11th 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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May Austin Monthly Scholastic – G/45 Sections

Rated 5SS in two sections (K-5 Championship and K-12 Elite) playing G/45, d5, offered by the Atlantic Chess Association on 5/18/2024. This event is limited to scholastic players. Limit 24 players pers section due to venue constraints. Read the description and register online:  https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4252

Location
Bethany United Methodist Church
10010 Anderson Mill Rd
Austin, TX 78750

Sections

  • K-12 Elite
  • K-5 Championship 

Note: The Monthly Austin Scholastic Tournament is open to all players in elementary, middle, and high school. There is a separate tournament for K-12 participants with a faster time control (G/30; d5). Registration for the G/30 tournament is available at https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4251

Schedule
FIVE Rounds
 at a time control of G/45, d5

  • Onsite registration : BEFORE 8 AM
    No check-in necessary if you have pre-registered.
  • Round One: 9:00 AM
  • Round Two: 10:45 AM
  • Round Three: 1:00 PM 
  • Round Three: 2:45 PM 
  • Round Four: 4:30 PM

An awards ceremony will be held immediately after all games in a section finish. Trophies and medals to top finishing individuals in each scholastic section; ribbons to all participants.

Limit two half-point byes. Byes must be committed 1 hr before Round 2.

Entry Fee
$40 by 4/30
$45 by 5/15
$50 on or after 5/16 (on-site registration closes 1 hour before Round 1).

Withdrawals requested via email before NOON on Friday 5/17/24 are eligible for a refund (minus a $10 processing fee). Full credit can be applied to any future tournament. No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from USCF.

Registration link: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4252

Other Notes
This tournament is USCF-rated. Your USCF membership should not expire before 5/31/2024.

Boards and pieces will be provided, but please bring your chess clock. Each player should have a chess clock to play. If you do not have one, chess clocks will be available for purchase onsite.

If both players do not have a clock AND the game does not finish within one hour, TDs will put a clock with 5 mins time for each player.

Questions
Please contact director@atlanticchessassociation.com if you have any questions.

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June Austin Monthly Scholastic – G/45 Sections

Rated 5SS in two sections (K-5 Championship and K-12 Elite) playing G/45, d5, offered by the Atlantic Chess Association on 6/22/2024. This event is limited to scholastic players. Limit 24 players pers section due to venue constraints. Read the description and register online:  https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4255

Location
Bethany United Methodist Church
10010 Anderson Mill Rd
Austin, TX 78750

Sections

  • K-12 Elite
  • K-5 Championship 

Note: The Monthly Austin Scholastic Tournament is open to all players in elementary, middle, and high school. There is a separate tournament for K-12 participants with a faster time control (G/30; d5). Registration for the G/30 tournament is available at https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4254

Schedule
FIVE Rounds
 at a time control of G/45, d5

  • Onsite registration : BEFORE 8 AM
    No check-in necessary if you have pre-registered.
  • Round One: 9:00 AM
  • Round Two: 10:45 AM
  • Round Three: 1:00 PM 
  • Round Three: 2:45 PM 
  • Round Four: 4:30 PM

An awards ceremony will be held immediately after all games in a section finish. Trophies and medals to top finishing individuals in each scholastic section; ribbons to all participants.

Limit two half-point byes. Byes must be committed 1 hr before Round 2.

Entry Fee
$40 by 5/31
$45 by 6/19
$50 on or after 6/20 (on-site registration closes 1 hour before Round 1).

Withdrawals requested via email before NOON on Friday 6/21/24 are eligible for a refund (minus a $10 processing fee). Full credit can be applied to any future tournament. No refunds for USCF memberships after purchased from USCF.

Registration link: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/4255

Other Notes
This tournament is USCF-rated. Your USCF membership should not expire before 6/30/2024.

Boards and pieces will be provided, but please bring your chess clock. Each player should have a chess clock to play. If you do not have one, chess clocks will be available for purchase onsite.

If both players do not have a clock AND the game does not finish within one hour, TDs will put a clock with 5 mins time for each player.

Questions
Please contact director@atlanticchessassociation.com if you have any questions.