2016 TCA Region VIII Tournament
Texas Teams Championships
TEXAS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
A Texas Chess Association
sanctioned event under US Chess Rules
Hosted by Javalina Chess Club
April 2, 2016 $1000 in prize fund based on 16 teams
What: 4 round, 2 section, fixed roster swiss style, USCF rated team tournament.
Team consists of 4 players no subs. No computers will be registered.
Captain is the highest rated player. USCF rules and regulations will be used. Current supplement will be used. Team must play all rds to collect prize unless assigned a bye for pairing purposes. Rule 11h1 will be observed.
Entry must be received by March 30th. Do not mail team entries later than March 26 under regular mail. otherwise on-site rate will apply. No incomplete team may register. Anyone who is a USCF and TCA member can play. Team can play up but never down. Current ratings supplement will be used. Schools can enter as many teams as they want, but those teams will play each other if paired.
When: 1st round starts at 9:30 all others as soon as possible:
All Rounds game/60 w 5sec delay. top board is 1st, all others alternate in color and follow 1st board. Captain (highest rated player on team) insures proper seating of his team. Teams don’t have to be from schools, anyone who is us chess member can form a team.
Cost: Entry fee is $30 per individual player. Current US Chess and TCA membership required, please include the proper amount if not yet a member or need to renew. Coach’s responsibility is to register the team. On-site $40 per player with half point bye for team on first rd. Player must present USCF ID at on-site or pay new membership if not current. Requested team byes need to be submitted before end of first rd. (leaving without requesting bye will result in forfeit loss).
Where: Texas A&M University Kingsville, Texas – Student Union Bldg.
1505 W. Santa Gertrudis
Student Union Building – upstairs 2nd floor
Prizes Open: First place --$325 Second Place -- $275 Reserve: First place--$225 Second place--$175 If section does not make, it could be combined with higher section and only higher section prizes will be awarded. Sections are as follows: min is 10 teams per section. under 1300 1300 to 2199 this is a team average.
Mail checks payable to:
Mail registration with payment to:Eddie R. Rios Sr.
213 E. Fairview
Kingsville, TX 78363
For questions call Eddie Rios –cell phone (361)455-3682
Scholastic & Collegiate Chess Tournament Game 75
January 23, 2016
2 Divisions with 3 Rounds of Swiss Style Championship Chess
Open (1600 and above) and Reserve (1599 and Under)
depending on number of players.
January supplement used.
Open Scholarship for top 3 players; 200, 100, 100.
Tie breakers will be used for top 3 players.
Reserve Scholarship for top 3 players; 100, 50, 50.
Tie breakers will be used.
Scholarships provided by nonprofit En Passant Chess, Inc.
This is an official USCF-rated tournament. USCF rules and regulations will be strictly adhered to. All players must have current memberships in order to play. USCF membership will be processed at this tournament. Participants must provide their own equipment (boards, pieces, pencils, clocks, etc.) Players may NOT play above their division. Open to the first 60 participants. First round starts at 9:00 a.m. Time control is Game 75 with 5 second delay for digital clocks.
Chief Tournament and Pairings Director – Edward Guetzow
Ø Entry fee is $20.00.
Ø Entries limited to the first 60 competitors.
Ø Registration deadline is Friday, January 22, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m.
Ø Payments can be made from 8:30-9:00 am Saturday morning.
Make All Checks Payable to Coakley Middle School with TXDL number and 2 phone numbers listed on check.
Email Registration Forms to Coakley Chess Sponsor, -email-
TCA Junior Teams
TEXAS JUNIOR TEAMS SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP 2015Javelina Chess Club—David Gohre Sponsor\
WHO WILL BE THE TOP TEAMS IN TEXAS SCHOOLS for 2015?
When: December 5, 2015
Where: Texas A & M University at Kingsville
Student Union Bldg. 1505 W. Santa Gertrudis, Kingsville, TX
First Round starts At 10 am. Others to follow asap
SwissSys pairing program used, fixed team roster
Three sections: 4 rounds-SS, game 30 with 5 second delay in three sections: Team Average rating per section: 400 and under ----- 401 to 800-------801 up
Prizes: Plaque and 4 medals per team to top 4 places in each section.
Only teams with 4 players may register, players age must be under 19 yrs of age. ONLY APPROVED NOTATION DEVICES ALLOWED AS ELECTRONIC DEVICES. NO OTHER DEVICES ALLOWED
USCF current membership required,
USCF rules, Rsvp on line for first 100 teams.
Entries must be e-mailed or received on or before Wednesday:
Pay on-site even if pre-registered
On-site registration requires ½ pt bye for first rd per team.
Only Team Byes requested before end of first rd will be honored. First requested bye is ½ pt, all others 0 pt.
No individual byes granted: Schools can have as many teams as desired, but teams may wind up playing against their own school teams. Tie breaks: amateur team and points
Entry Fee: $15 per player, $20 per player for on-site and player must present current uscf membership proof. In order to avoid overcrowding at check-in, the sponsor/captain will check-in/register team.
Chief TD: USCF Senior TD Eddie Rios.
(361) 455-3682, -email-
MAIL ENTRY TO: EDDIE RIOS, 213 E. FAIRVIEW, KINGSVILLE, TX 78363
Bring clocks and sets, none will be supplied.Pre-registration (strongly recommended): E-mail full name, e-mail address and phone number(s) (and USCF number) to: email@example.com current supplement will be used, rule 11h1 invoked, no computers may register. Castling variation 1
Daniela Montemayor Fundraiser tournament
Daniela Montemayor is fighting brain cancer.
We are having a chess tournament to benefit and offset her medical expenses. Please join us in her fight against cancer.
All proceeds from this tournament will go directly to her medical expenses. Please donate generously.
Date: October 17, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Onsite registration.First Round: 9:30 a.m. other rounds ASAP, Four rounds G/30 d5
Sections: USCF rated and Non rated.Donation: $10 minimum. Please donate what you can and all donations benefit Daniela.
Location: Holding Institute, 1102 Santa Maria Ave, Laredo, TX 78040 (please enter through back side, Davis st.)
Prizes: Trophies to top 3. Door prizes include a Staunton chess set.
Bring a chess set, board and clock if you have them.
Tournament Director: Vish
Tournament contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Texas Chess Association has established a new region, Region X, which consists of Hidalgo and Starr Counties. This new region will be having its own Regional Championship Tournament.
The Regional Director is
J.J. Guajardo, Sr.
Region X information is located
on the Region X web site.
Upper Valley chess players need to check it out and participate in Region X events.
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