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2015 Louisiana Scholastic Kickoff

posted Aug 24, 2015, 9:47 AM by Louisiana Chess   [ updated Aug 31, 2016, 11:21 AM ]

2015 LA SCHOLASTIC (K-12) 

KICKOFF TOURNAMENT

(Open to all K-12 Individual Players - No Teams)

Saturday, September 5, 2015 

 10:00 am

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USCF-Rated Sections & Unrated (Reserve) Sections

FOR MORE DETAILED INFO ON USCF MEMBERSHIP RATES, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. USCF MEMBERSHIP MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE TOURNAMENT.


FORMAT 

4SS, G/30 d5

(Four games will be played and each player has 30 minutes to complete his game. The clock should be set to Game in 30 minutes each side with a 5-second delay for each move)

LOCATION

Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel

901 Airline Drive - Kenner, LA

(directly across from the New Orleans International Airport)

SECTIONS

NOTE: Unrated (Reserve) Sections require no USCF membership. If a player has a USCF-rating, he is not eligible to play in a Reserve Section.

OPEN

U1000

U500/Unr. 

K-3-Reserve

K-12-Reserve

        NOTE: There must be at least 5 players per section or sections may be combined.


ON-SITE REGISTRATION

& ROUND TIMES

On-site Registration: 9 am - 9:30 am

FIRST ROUND: 10 am

(other rounds will immediately follow)


BYES

One requested 1/2-point bye is available for any Round. However, you must advise the tournament director and commit to the bye prior to the start of Round 2.


PRIZES

Trophies and Medals; Number of trophies depends on pre-registration numbers

Medals to all non-trophy winners.

Awards ceremony after the last round.

NOTE: USCF-recommended computer tiebreaks will decide trophy and medal placements for winners in each section, if necessary.


ENTRY FEES

$20, if rec'd. by August 28; $25 thereafter and at site.


ELECTRONIC NOTATION DEVICES

The only three electronic chess notation devices which are approved for and allowed in a USCF-rated tournament are the Monroi, the e-Notate PDA, and Plycount. You may use any of these devices, but the device must remain on top of the table at all times (you may not hold it under the table in your lap or under the tablecloth). The tournament director has the right to request to see your notation device at any time before, during or after your game.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION

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

On-line:

You may register with a credit card on-line at www.cajunchess.com . . . OR by clicking on the following:

2015 LA SCHOLASTIC KICKOFF REGISTRATION 

By Phone:

You may register with a credit card by phone at

(504) 208-9596 or (504) 905-2971.

By Mail:

You may send a check with registration info to:

Cajun Chess

12405 Hillary Step Drive

Olive Branch, MS 38654

If you wish to mail in your entry with a check (or credit card info), please be sure to include the player's name, full address, phone number, email contact, school, grade, USCF I.D. number (if applicable), and section in which he will be playing.

MISCELLANEOUS INFO
Players should bring their chess boards and clocks, if available.
USCF Tournament rules (i.e., touch move rule) will be enforced for all sections.
If a player knows chess notation, it is highly recommended that he notate his games. Individual score sheets will be available to the players.
Chess Vendor (Cajun Chess) will be on site.
Awards ceremony will be held immediately after the last round.
NOTE: Players should bring a sweater or light jacket as it sometimes gets very cold in the hotel ballrooms!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE

MAIN EVENT

For questions or more info, please call 504-208-9596
or email
cajunchess@yahoo.com

USCF MEMBERSHIP

One-year memberships in the U.S. Chess Federation for rated tournament play are as follows:

Regular Scholastic Membership (for ages 12 and under) - $17

includes on-line access to 6 issues of the magazine "Chess Life for Kids"

Premium Scholastic Membership (for ages 12 and under) - $24

includes 6 mailed issues of the magazine "Chess Life for Kids"

Regular Youth Membership (for ages 15 and under) - $22

includes on-line access to 6 issues of the magazine "Chess Life"

Premium Youth Membership (for ages 15 and under) - $28

includes 6 mailed issues of the magazine "Chess Life"

Regular Young Adult Membership (for ages 24 and under) - $26

includes on-line access to 12 issues of the magazine "Chess Life"

Premium Young Adult Membership (for ages 24 and under) - $33

includes 12 mailed issues of the magazine "Chess Life"


Thank You . . .

and we look forward to seeing you at the

2015 LA SCHOLASTIC KICKOFF CHAMPIONSHIP!

The Louisiana Chess Association

& Cajun Chess

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Louisiana Chess,
Aug 24, 2015, 9:47 AM
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