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 which will take place in conjunction with the 2017 U.S. Open Tournament from July 29-Aug. 6 in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • *NOTE:  K-12 Denker representative must be a high school student currently in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 AND must be a resident of Louisiana. 
  • 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 which will take place in conjunction with the 2017 U.S. Open Tournament from July 29-Aug. 6 in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • *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 AND must be a resident of Louisiana.

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 above-mentioned Louisiana representatives at their respective tournaments in Norfolk, Virginia. 

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 *

* The K-8-Open and K-12-Open sections are for 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 following 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 LA State Representative and the national K-8 Barber Middle School LA State 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 by April 20th 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 (payable to Cajun Chess) by sending in your entry with player's name, full address, phone, email, school, grade, date of birth, section, USCF number (if he/she 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


 MISCELLANEOUS

  • Players should bring their own chess boards, sets and clocks, if available; none will be provided.
  • All sections except K-2 will be required to play with clocks; if both opponents in the K-2 section agree to play with a clock, we highly encourage them to do so, but it is not required.
  • Lunch break will be announced and remaining rounds will be played immediately after the lunch break.
  • St. Dominic's School will be providing food concessions; please help support our host school.

FOR MORE INFO OR QUESTIONS 

Phone504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971 

or 

Emailwww.cajunchess@yahoo.com 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE! 

CAJUN CHESS 

and 

THE LOUISIANA CHESS ASSOCIATION


USCF Membership Info

TO PURCHASE OR RENEW A ONE-YEAR MEMBERSHIP IN THE U.S. CHESS FEDERATION, PLEASE SEE THE RATES BELOW.  TO ORDER OR RENEW A MEMBERSHIP, PLEASE CLICK ON THE TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE LEFT-HAND COLUMN:
MEMBERSHIPS FEES and BENEFITS
Premium Young Adult:

$35.00 - (Premium Young Adult - age 24 and Under) one-year membership includes 12 issues per year of Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Regular Young Adult:

$26.00 - (Regular Young Adult - age 24 and Under) one-year membership includes online access to Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Premium Youth:

$30.00 - (Premium Youth - age 15 and Under) one-year membership includes 6 issues of Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Regular Youth:

$22.00 - (Regular Youth - age 15 and Under) one-year membership includes online access to monthly Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Premium Scholastic:

$25.00 - (Premium Scholastic - age 12 and Under) one-year membership includes 6 issues of Chess Life for Kids magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Regular Scholastic:

$17.00  - (Regular Scholastic - age 12 and Under) one-year membership includes online access to Chess Life for Kids magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.