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3rd Rackspace Scholastic Chess Tournament

Date: 2014-10-04
Location: Rackspace HQ

The Tournament is complete. Here are the final results:

Note that the USCF Rating Report orders ties in descending order of new rating, not in the tiebreak order. The standings order is official and final.

3rd Rackspace Scholastic Chess Tournament

One-day 5 round scholastic tournament, with rated and unrated sections. Registration will open by Monday Sept 22.

IMPORTANT POLICY CHANGE: All participants must have their parent or guardian sign the Rackspace Minor Participant Agreement (MPA), and must have an adult supervisor on site at all times during the tournament that is either

  1. Their parent or legal guardian who files the Parent Signature Sheet

  2. A coach collecting parent signatures using the Team Signature Sheet.

For more information about the MPA, see the FAQ.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION CHANGE To eliminate delays and improve security, you MUST register online by 3pm, Friday Oct 3rd. If you do not, you will not play. NO WALK INS.

Oct 4, 2014. 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Hosted by Rackspace

5000 Walzem Rd
San Antonio, TX, Texas 78218

No Entry Fee. Great individual and team prizes.


This tournament has 12 sections. The time control is G/30+5 (increment, not delay). Ratings are taken from the October USCF supplement.

  • Rated

    • High School K-12 Open

    • Middle School K-8 Open

    • Elementary K-5 Open

    • Primary K-3 Open (JTP allowed) - for experienced players

    • Scholastic K-12 U600 - for intermediate rated players

    • Elementary K-5 U400 - for UNRATED and less experienced rated players

    • Primary K-3 U300 (JTP allowed) - for UNRATED, novice, and less experienced rated players

    • Sprout K-1 U200 (JTP allowed) - for UNRATED, novice, and less experienced rated players

  • Unrated

    • High School 4-12 Unrated

    • Middle School 4-8 Unrated

    • Elementary 4-5 Unrated

    • Novice 4-12 - tournament first timers, no teams

Players with a USCF rating MUST play in rated sections, not unrated sections.

Kids in K-3 must play in rated sections. We will automatically handle USCF registrations for Sprout and Primary sections. Just register normally. The USCF JTP memberships are FREE.

For all Unrated Sections, the "Up and Out" rule applies: if you win a prize, you must move up to rated play. Novice section is for kids who have never played in any tournament. Tournament Directors will enforce these rules by changing your section.


Checkin & Problem Resolution: 7:30
Checkin Closed: 8:15 . Late arrivals get 1/2 point bye in round 1.
Round 1:  9:00am
Round 2: 10:30am
Round 3: 12:30pm
Round 4:  2:00pm
Round 5:  3:30pm
Awards:   5:30pm


Registration is now closed. No Late Registrations or Walk-ins will be accepted.

Byes are available by request, first one is 1/2 point, zero points thereafter.

For more information, please contact Karin Johnson at karin.johnson@rackspace.com.


Rackspace is at Walzem & I-35 in the former Windsor Park Mall, enter off Walzem just east of I-35 (by IHOP and Firestone) or from the I-35 northbound access road just south of Walzem.