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2015 Indian Creek Chess Tournament

Date: 2015-02-21
Location: Indian Creek Elementary

This is five round Swiss Tournament with rated and unrated sections. Rated sections require USCF membership, but Primary sections may substitute a free "JTP" program USCF non-membership. This is in addition to the entry fee discussed below.

Saturday, February 21, 2015. 8:30 AM - 5 PM {estimation}

Indian Creek Elementary
5380 Pearsall Road
San Antonio TX 78242

Concessions and Facility-Concessions will be offered all day. Please bring chairs. There is plenty of room but seats will be limited.

Sections

JTP or regular USCF membership is required. Expired regular memberships must be renewed and cannot be downgrade to JTP. Unrated players may play in any section their grade allows, including rated sections. Notation required in all sections except Primary and Unrated. Eligibility for “under” sections will use the USCF’s official published ratings for tournaments in February, published in late January.

All sections use G/30;d5 time control (with 5 second delay). Players should bring clocks if they have them. No clocks will be provided except at the end of the round. A time penalty may be imposed in these sections for failure to take notation outside of time trouble. Clocks required if opponent brings one.

Prizes-Each section offers individual and team trophies. Individual trophies go to section winners (as normal). Team awards are based on the team’s top 4 scores (minimum 2) in the same section. In the K-12 and K-8 sections, school teams from different grade ranges may compete against each other. Home-schooled students may compete for a USCF affiliate or a school with which they have some pre-existing relationship (in the boundary of, attending club of, etc…).

Schedule

8:00 AM Doors Open
8:30 AM Check-in open
9:00 AM Check-in & Problem Desk Closed
9:30 AM Round 1

Subsequent rounds will follow as soon as possible. Awards will be presented at the end.

Registration

Online registration is available at the registration site.

Register online and make payment by 11:59 PM Thursday, February 19, 2015 and pay only $10.00 per entry. No refunds after online registration closes. Walk-in payment is 15.00 via cash or team check due on site by 9AM, February 21. Walk-in may receive a 1/2 bye in the first round. Registration proceeds go to Indian Creek Chess Club to cover tournament costs and prizes.

Rated sections require some form of USCF membership. Existing memberships must be renewed if expired. Primary (K-3) section players are eligible for FREE "JTP" USCF memberships, provided they have never been regular USCF members. USCF memberships can be purchased or renewed online or on-site.