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Waco Scholastic Fall Chess Exposition

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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.


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