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2015 Louisiana State Championship (and Blitz Championship)

posted Aug 24, 2015, 9:45 AM by Louisiana Chess   [ updated Aug 31, 2016, 11:18 AM ]

THE LOUISIANA CHESS ASSOCIATION

&

CAJUN CHESS

are proud to present the . . .

Labor Day Weekend

2015 LA STATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday - Sunday - Monday

September 5 - 7, 2015

& 

2015 LA STATE BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 8 p.m.

There is a discounted Entry Fee for entering both tournaments; please scroll down below for the link to register for these events!

(These are USCF-Rated Events and official Louisiana State Chess Association events - current membership in the USCF and the LCA are required for all players and may be purchased or renewed on site. LCA memberships are $15 for adult players (age 18 and over) and $5 for scholastic players (age under 18) - Other States' Memberships Accepted. For USCF memberships, please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the membership rates by age category)


2015 LA STATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

FORMAT

7SS, G/90, i30

(This tournament will be FIDE Rated!)


LOCATION

Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel

901 Airline Drive - Kenner, LA 70062

(directly across from the N.O. International Airport)

Reservations: 504-469-5000

Hotel Rate: $95 per night (+ tax); please ask for Chess Tournament special rate.


SECTION

ONE SECTION with CLASS PRIZES

ONE PLAYING SECTION ONLY: OPEN

$4,000 - b/100, 50% gtd.

*OPEN: $1000 + plaque - $500 - $250

U2000: $500 - $250

U1800: $400 - $200

U1600: $350 - $150

U1300/Unr: $300 - $100

*Winner of Louisiana State Championship Title must be a Louisiana resident or full-time student in a Louisiana School/University and must be able to provide some kind of identification showing Louisiana residency (i.e., driver's license, state I.D. card, or current school I.D.) in order to win the title of state champion. Louisiana state champion also receives the LA State Trophy to keep for one year until the 2016 LA State Championship Tournament.

In the event of a tie, the Louisiana State Champion will be determined by USCF-recommended computer tiebreaks.


ROUND TIMES

Saturday, Sept. 5: 9:30 am - 3 pm

Sunday, Sept. 6: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, Sept. 7: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

* LCA Business Meeting Saturday at 2 pm.


BYES

Up to three 1/2-point byes available if requested prior to the final pairing of Round 3 (approximately 9am on Sunday morning) and before any full-point bye is awarded. Requesting byes for both Rounds 6 AND 7 is not permitted.

ENTRY FEES

$80 if postmarked by 8/28/15; $90 thereafter and at site

(LCA membership required; Other States' Memberships Accepted)


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. Notation scoresheets will be available to all players.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION

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

On-line:

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

2015 LA State Chess Championship Registration - $80

By Phone:

You may register with a credit card by phone at (504) 208-9596 or (502) 396-8858.

By Mail:

You may send a check with registration info to:

Cajun Chess

12405 Hillary Step Dr.

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, and USCF I.D. number.


ON-SITE REGISTRATION

Friday, Sept. 4: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

or

Saturday, Sept. 5: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

No checks accepted at site (cash or credit cards only).


MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more info, please email

cajunchess@yahoo.com

2015 LA STATE BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 - 8 p.m.

OPEN TO ALL CHESS PLAYERS - USCF Blitz Rated

One Section Only: OPEN

Format: 7-Round double SS, G/5, d0 (play each opponent as black and white) - USCF Blitz Rated; USCF Regular Ratings used for Pairings and Prizes.
Prizes: $400, b/30. OPEN: $100 & Trophy to top LA resident - $50.
U2000: $80
U1800: $70
U1600: $60
U1300: $40
Registration7-8 pm (after Round 2 of the State Championship). First round starts at 8pm. Rounds immediately follow each other; tournament should end around 11pm.
TiebreaksUSCF-recommended computer tiebreaks will decide trophy and title, if necessary.
Entry Fee$20 if postmarked or received on line prior to 8/23; $25 thereafter and at site. Discount of $5 if also playing in the State Championship. LCA membership required ($15 for adults; $5 for scholastic).
Pre-registration:
(Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express & PayPal accepted)
On-Line: To pre-register on line with a credit card, please click on

2015 LA State Blitz Championship Registration - $20

By PhoneTo pre-register by phone, please call (504) 208-9596 or (502) 396-8858.
By MailPlease send check or credit card info and player information to:
Cajun Chess
12405 Hillary Step Dr.
Olive Branch, MS 38654

If you do mail in your entry, please be sure to include the player's name, full address, phone, email contact, and USCF I.D. number (if applicable).

On-site RegistrationYou may register on-site from 7 - 7:45 p.m.. on Saturday, Sept. 5 (following the second round of the State Championship). First blitz round at 8 p.m.; remaining rounds follow each other immediately.

DISCOUNT FOR PLAYING IN BOTH EVENTS

There is a $5 discount for entering both events (State Championship and Blitz Championship). If you would like to register for both, please click on:

2015 State Championship & Blitz Championship Registrations - $95


Miscellaneous Info

Players should bring their chess boards, pieces and clocks, if available.
USCF Tournament rules will be enforced for all sections.
Chess notation required for main event. Individual score sheets will be available to the players.
Chess Vendor (Cajun Chess) will be on site.
Players may want to bring a sweater or light jacket as it sometimes gets cold in hotel ballrooms.

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"

Regular Adult Membership - $43

includes on-line access to 12 issues of the magazine "Chess Life" & a TLA newsletter mailed to you bimonthly

Premium Adult Membership - $46

includes 12 mailed issues of the magazine "Chess Life"


Thank You . . .

and we look forward to seeing you at these wonderful LOUISIANA Events ! ! !
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Louisiana Chess,
Aug 24, 2015, 9:45 AM
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