2017 OKTOBERFEST TEAM & INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT - Sat/Sun., Oct. 14-15 - New Orleans, LA

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OKTOBERFEST SCHOLASTIC (K-12) SCHOOL TEAM & INDIVIDUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT

{THIS IS A NON-USCF RATED TOURNAMENT - PLAYERS DO NOT HAVE TO BE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CHESS FEDERATION TO PLAY IN THIS TOURNAMENT}

Saturday, OCT. 14, 2017, at 1 p.m.

&

Sunday, OCT. 15, 2017, at 1 p.m.

NOTE:

K-2, K-6 and K-12 will play on Saturday, Oct. 14th, at 1:00 p.m.

K-4 and K-8 will play on Sunday, Oct. 15th, at 1:00 p.m.

INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM GAMES WILL BE PLAYED SIMULTANEOUSLY!

Each section must have at least 5 players or section will be combined, if possible. NO ELIMINATION . . . everyone will play all scheduled rounds unless given a bye due to an uneven number of players in a section.


LOCATION

Ochsner/Brent House Hotel Conference Center

1512 Jefferson Hwy.

New Orleans, LA 70121

(Brent House Hotel is next to Ochsner Foundation Hospital)

SECTIONS and FORMAT

All Sections: 4SS, G/30 d0

Four games will be played and each opponent has 30 minutes to complete his game with no time delay set on the clock. Players in the K-2 section will not be required to use chess clocks for their games unless both opponents are comfortable using a clock and both agree to do so.


TEAM INFO

SCHOOL TEAMS & HOME-SCHOOLED TEAMS:

A SCHOOL TEAM will consist of a “minimum” of three players from the same school or home-school district registering in the same section (K-2, K-4, K-6, K-8 or K-12). However, the top FOUR scores will count for final team standings, so it would be to your advantage to find a fourth team member (no “maximum” limit of number of players on a school team). Team and individual games will be played simultaneously.

BYES

Byes (1/2-pt.) are available for any round. Limit one bye per player. Must notify Tournament Director of a requested Bye prior to the start of the second round. No elimination . . . everyone will play all scheduled rounds!

PRIZES

K-2, K-4, K-6, K-8 Sections:

Trophies awarded to the top 7 individuals and top 2 SCHOOL TEAMS in each section; commemorative medals to all non-trophy winners.

K-12 Section:

Trophies awarded to the top 5 individuals and the top SCHOOL TEAM. Commemorative medals to all non-trophy winners.
IN ADDITION TO AWARDS, EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY GIFT!

Special Award:

A special award will be presented to the school coach with the most participants over all sections each day!

PRE-REGISTRATION

(Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and PayPal accepted)

On-line:

You may pre-register on-line with a credit card or through PayPal by clicking on the following:

Registration for 2017 Oktoberfest

By Phone:

You may register with a credit card by phone at (504) 208-9596 or (504) 905-2971.


ON-SITE REGISTRATION

On-site registration will be held from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. First round will begin at 1 p.m. For those who arrive after 12:30 p.m. to register, you may be given a 1/2-point bye for the first round and then paired for the second round.

So please register EARLY!

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

K-2, K-6 and K-12 may register on site on Saturday
K-4 and K-8 may register on site on Sunday

ENTRY FEE

All sections:

$20 per player per day if received by Thursday, Oct. 12th; $25 thereafter and at site.


MISCELLANEOUS

·        Players should bring their own chess boards, sets, and clocks, if available; none will be provided. The K-2 section will not be required to play with clocks unless both players are comfortable playing with a clock and both agree to do so.

·        Please bring a light sweater or jacket for your child as sometimes hotel ballrooms get very cold.

·        Chess vendor will be on site.

·        For more info or to register by phone please call 504-208-9596 or email:  cajunchess@yahoo.com


FREE HOTEL PARKING

There will be Free Parking  in the Ochsner Hospital Garage. 
DO NOT PARK ANYWHERE ELSE OR YOU WILL BE TOWED!
Please take the garage elevator to the 2nd floor and then follow the chess tournament signs.


WE HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU NEXT WEEKEND AT OUR ANNUAL
OKTOBERFEST TEAM & INDIVIDUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT!