2017 LA STATE SCHOLASTIC TEAM & INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - April 29 - New Orleans, LA

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2017 LA SCHOLASTIC TEAM & INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday, April 29, 2017

(a One-Day, USCF Rated Event)

at

St. Dominic School

6326 Memphis St.

New Orleans, LA  70124

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The Louisiana State Scholastic Chess Championships will soon be upon us!

Once again . . . at this year's tournament two Louisiana representatives will be determined:
  • The winner of the K-12-Open Section will be named the official 2017 LA representative* to the national Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions;
  • *NOTE:  K-12 Denker representative must be a high school student currently in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12. 
  • The winner of the K-8-Open Section will be named the official 2017 LA representative to the national Dewain Barber Tournament of Middle School Champions.
  • *NOTE:  K-8 Barber representative can be in any grade 8th or below but must play in the K-8-Open section of the tournament.  There is no age limit except that the player cannot have entered 9th grade yet.

PLEASE NOTE

Only Louisiana residents are eligible to play in the K-8-Open Section and the K-12-Open Section, since these two sections will determine the Louisiana representatives for the above-mentioned national tournaments. 

ALL OTHER SECTIONS ARE OPEN TO ANY SCHOLASTIC PLAYER REGARDLESS OF RESIDENCY.


BELOW ARE THE DETAILS FOR OUR 2017 LA STATE SCHOLASTIC TEAM & INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS


SECTIONS

(for Individuals and Teams)

All sections are USCF-rated and require current USCF membership which may be purchased on site.  Please scroll all the way down to the bottom of this notice to see USCF membership rates for those players who need to purchase a new membership or renew their membership.

K-2

K-4

K-6

K-8-under-800

K-8-Open *

K-12-under-1200

K-12-Open *

* This section is open to LA residents only.  All other sections are open to any scholastic player regardless of residency.


FORMAT &

ON-SITE REGISTRATION

(THIS IS NOT AN ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT - EVERYONE WILL PLAY ALL 5 ROUNDS!)

K-2, K-4, K-6, and K-8-under-800 Sections: 

5SS, G/30 d5

(5 games will be played and each opponent has 30 minutes to complete his game with a 5-second delay set on the clock.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE K-2 SECTION IS NOT REQUIRED TO PLAY WITH A CLOCK, BUT IF BOTH OPPONENTS AGREE TO PLAY WITH ONE, THEY ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO DO SO)

On-Site Registration Saturday morning from

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

First Round at 10 a.m.

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K-8-Open, K-12-under-1200, and K-12-Open Sections:

5SS, G/30/45 d5

5 Rounds will be played: Rds. 1-3 will be G/30 d5

and Rounds 4-5 will be G/45 d5

On-Site Registration Saturday morning from

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

First Round at 9 a.m.


 TEAM INFO

A minimum of 3 players from the same school or home-school district is required to make a team; however, the top 4 scores will be counted for the final team score.  No limit on the number of entries or teams from the same school, but team members must all register in the same section (section of team player in the highest grade).


BYES

A 1/2-point Bye is available for any round.  Only one bye is allowed during the tournament, and you must request a bye with the organizer or tournament director PRIOR to the beginning of Round 2.  If you need a bye for Round 1, please call 504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971.


 

PRIZES

 

Trophies awarded to the top 10 individuals and top 3 teams in each section.  Participation medals to all non-trophy winners.  Awards ceremony will be held immediately follow the completion of each section.

NOTE:  USCF-recommended computer tiebreaks will decide trophy and medal placements except for the K-12-Open Section and the K-8-Open Section where there will be head-to-head play-offs (a G/15 game with subsequent G/5 games if the G/15 is a draw) in the event of a tie to determine the national K-12 Denker High School State Representative and the national K-8 Barber Middle School Representative.


ENTRY FEES

 

$30 per player if received by April 22nd;

$40 thereafter and at site.


HOTEL

 

Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel

901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  70062

Phone:  504-469-5000

(directly across from the New Orleans International Airport)

Please reserve early as this is Jazz Fest Weekend and rooms will be going quickly.

Single, Double, Triple, or Quad - $159 per nght for Friday, April 28, and/or Saturday, April 29th.


PRE-REGISTRATION

TO REGISTER ON-LINE
You may register on-line with a credit card by clicking on the following link:
2017 LA STATE SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

TO REGISTER BY PHONE

 

You may register by phone with a credit card by calling either of the following numbers:

 

504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971

 

 

TO REGISTER BY FAX OR MAIL:

 

You may register by FAX with a credit card or by MAIL with a credit card or check by sending in your entry with player's name, full address, phone, emaiil, school, grade, date of birth, section, USCF number (if he has one), and credit card information with a valid signature.

 

FAX NUMBER:  504-208-9620

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

CAJUN CHESS

12405 Hillary Step Dr.

Olive Branch, MS  38654