South State

March 2, 3 & 4, 2018
Edinburg, Texas
at the
Edinburg North High School campus.

Suggested Batch Form

Advance Entries.
chessnut on Wednesday 31 January 2018 - 17:00:32 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Ethics & cheating.


I would like to take a moment of everyone's time to highlight the conduct and ethics expected from players, coaches, sponsors and parents at all USCF sanctioned chess tournaments.

This information should be common sense but I feel the need to repeat it for everyone's benefit.

At a recent, Valley tournament there was an incident which brings this subject to the forefront.  An attempt was made to prearrange a draw result before an important title game was to be played.  The result would help determine whether or not players would qualify for a lucrative prize.  The arrangement was attempted by a coach and NOT the players.

This is what the USCF Rule Book - 5th edition, has to say:

14B6.  Premature or Prearranged draws. It is unethical and unsporting to agree to a draw before a serious contest has begun.  The same is true of all arrangements to prearrange game results.  In case of clear violations of the moral principles of the game, penalties should be imposed at the director's discretion.  See also 20L.  Manipulating results.
20L Manipulating Results. Collusion to fix or throw games, whether before or during the game, in order to manipulate prize money, title norms, ratings, or for any other purpose is illegal and may result in severe sanctions, including revocation of USCF membership.  Such agreements include arrangements to split prize money no matter what the result of the game.  See also Chapter 6, USCF Code of Ethics.
(Excerpt borrowed from USCF & Clatskanie Chess Club site).

In closing, I am asking that each of us take the time to be sure to provide the opportunity to practice good sportsmanship, fair play, ethical conduct and respect for each other during these events.

Sportsmanship, integrity and honor are an important part of the game.

See you at the tournaments!

For more information click USCF Code Of Ethics.

chessnut on Wednesday 10 January 2018 - 21:59:02 | Read/Post Comment: 0
2018 Regionals

2018 Region VIII Regionals Chess Championships
was held
February 3 & 4, 2018
Harlingen, Texas
at the Harlingen South High School campus.

Tournament web site.

Player Results
Team Results.

Thank you for a great tournament!

chessnut on Sunday 16 July 2017 - 17:22:02 | Read/Post Comment: 0
2016 - 2017 Next Scheduled Tournament

The next scheduled
Region VIII tournament
will be the

San Benito

February 17, 2018.

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 Summer Quads
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 The Knight's Tour
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Coach's Poem

A Poem of Appreciation for all chess coaches everywhere:

Chess Coach Poem

Here we begin a boisterous day,

With a team full of students
leading the way.

A pawn, a rook, and bishop too,

Stalemates and wins is what we aim to do!

With chess sets, pencils, and note pads in tow,

Each round gives us hope,

As we add the top four.

Achievements, goals, and expectations are met,

This is a great ride we will not soon forget!

As our team goes on in keeping the pace,

We will overcome and finish this race!

Author:  L. M. Gonzales (1/21/2017)

Many thanks to Lisa, my first chess sponsor, for this poem!

Download a copy!
chessnut on Monday 23 January 2017 - 19:29:20 | Read/Post Comment: 0
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