2015-2016 Next Scheduled Tournament

The next
scheduled Region VIII

is the
Sam Houston Elementary
October 10, 2015

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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: lakhmana.viswanth@gmail.com

Please contribute $25 and have your name on one of the chess squares in Daniela's chess board banner. For more info please call (956) 237-4314.

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Spa-Eddie OPEN
National Chess Day!


Open OCT. 10

Sponsored by Kingsville Chess Academy

Participation will be guaranteed to the first 26 entries.EACH PLAYER MUST HAVE THEIR OWN SET- NONE WILL BE PROVIDED.

WHAT: United States Chess Federation (U.S.C.F.) Rated Tournament. 4-Round Swiss in 1 Section: USCF current membership required Requested byes must be done before end of 1st rd.

Time Controls:
Game/60 :d5 Must play all rounds to collect prize. No computers may register, rule 11H1 will be observed.

Rockport Fulton Area, HEB Lodge 5602 Highway 35 N., Rockport, Texas 78382 HEB campground. If you drive on Copano Bay bridge, you've gone too far, turn around!

WHO: Anyone who wishes to compete under US CHESS Rules and regulations and is currently a member of USCF. Must show proof of membership.

COST: $20.00 registration to play. Entry fee must be paid for regular registration by 10 pm Wed 7th of Oct.

ROUNDS: Round 1 starts at 10:00 am. Please arrive by 9:30 to check in. Following rounds will be at: as soon as possible. On-site registration will require ½ pt bye and $30 entry fee

: Lunch will be provided: Spaghetti and, garlic                  bread, fruit dessert, sodas and water. Any other libations will be at the discretion of the                 player and not the responsibility of the sponsor.

PRIZES: Money prizes: Based on 14 entries in each section, ($50 for first, $30 for second, $20 for third) Prize presentation ASAP after last rd. Due to the fact that I have to buy groceries e-mail registrations will not be accepted without the entry fees. Players will not be registered until entry fee is collected.

Mail checks payable to:

Eddie Rios

Mail registration with payment to:

Eddie R. Rios Sr.

213 E. FairviewKingsville, TX 78363

For questions call Eddie Rios

–cell phone (361)455-3682 or email edrios54@hotmail.com
chessnut on Monday 07 September 2015 - 12:59:23 | Read/Post Comment: 0
Region X.

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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 2015 Region VIII Regionals.
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 Regionals Results.
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National 9th Grade Champs!

!!!!!!!!!!!MORE HOT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!
San Benito's Veteran's Memorial 9th Grade Academy
 has won the National 9th Grade Championship
 In La Buena Vista, Florida.
  Congratulations to the team, coaches and parents
 for this well deserved
 achievement for San Benito
and the Rio Grande Valley!!!!!!
Plc Code Name (Players: Top 3 used)                    Score   Med   Solk   SBx2   Cum
1   TXS031 San Benito Veteran's Memorial (7)      12.0   43.0   61.5   60.0   38.0 
FLORES, Brandon (4.0,1365)
 URRUTIA, Jose Luis, Jr (4.0,1341)
SAUCEDA, Jason Daniel (4.0,1475)
GUEVARA, Erick P. (3.5, 1492)
VASQUEZ, Steven (3.0, 1135)
GONZALEZ, Tonatiuh (2.0, 571) 
LINO, Jesus Coronado (2.0, unr)
2    FLUNIV University School, Ft Lauderdal (3)        9.5   54.0   74.5   53.5   40.0
 BARNAVON, Nathan R (3.5,1421)
STONE, Drew C (3.0,1375)
GREISSMAN, Jordan Andrew (3.0,819)
3    FLGULL Gulliver School, Miami,FL (4)                   9.0   49.0   64.5   39.0   29.0
DONAYRE, Braden (3.0,1123)
REGO, Felipe (3.0,780)
WORK, Arthur Redden (3.0,768)
4    VATJHS Thomas Jefferson HS, Alexandria (2)   9.0   31.5   42.0   45.0   32.0
SAJJAD, Roshan Shams (4.5,1486)
FONTENOT, Daniel Luis (4.5,1667)
5     YSTUY Stuyvesant HS, New York,NY (2)          7.5   36.5   51.5   40.5   35.5
FAN, Sheldon (4.0,1575)
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2011 Laredo Open

2011 Laredo Open
$5600 Guaranteed
Saturday/Sunday April 16-17, 2011

Site: Bravo Care 6508 N. Bartlett Ave. Laredo, TX 78041
Format: 5SS, Rds 1-5 G/120. USCF Rated. Open Section is also FIDE rated but follows USCF rules. Current USCF Membership Required (USCF Membership may be Purchased On Site). April ratings used.

Divisions: 3 Sections: Open, Reserve (Under 1800), and Novice (Under 1400)

Entry Fee: $45 (Pre-Registered), $55 (On site Registration)

Pre-registration: Complete form below and mail to: Dr. Sauceda Open, 7917 McPherson Rd., Suite 205-511, Laredo, TX 78045. Please pre-register by April 1, 2011.

Make checks payable to “Joel Sauceda”

Onsite Registration: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. April 16th

Rounds: Saturday April 16th 1st 9:30 a.m. 2nd 2:00 pm. 3rd 7:00 p.m.

Sunday April 17th 4th 9:00 a.m. 5th 2:00 p.m. Accelerated pairings may be used at the TD’s discretion.

Only One ½ point bye is available and must be requested before the end of 2nd round.

Tie-breakers: SwissSYs pairing program will be used. – Modified Median, Solkoff, Cumulative and Cumulative opponent.

Time Control: Rounds 1-2: G/90, Rounds 3-5: G/120

Prizes: Open: 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600 U2400 1st $500 U2200 1st $500 U2000 $500

Reserve: U1800 1st $400 2nd $200 3rd $100 U1600 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50,Unrated Reserve $50.

Novice: U1400 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 Unrated Novice $50.

An Unrated may win any prize in the open section. However, in the reserve or Novice section the winnings are limited to $50.

*Thanks to our sponsor, Dr. Joel Sauceda, all prizes above are guaranteed!!

Extra, Extra, Extra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Free Motel Room: 10 Free Room accommodations for the first 2200+ USCF/FIDE Rated Player who Pre-Register for the tournament on a First come first served basis. Organizer reserves the right to put up to two players in a room. Rooms courtesy of Kevin Yang, Gateway Inn. Laredo,TX. Alternately two such players could register and request a single room.

Free Entry: First 5 GM’s get a Free Entry for the Tournament. Your entry fee will not be deducted from any winnings.

Hotel Accommodations: Kevin Yang is a local chess activist and sponsor of the “Free Rooms”. Additional rooms are available by contacting him at 956-251-8281 at a reduced rate of $36+Tax..

Awards: ASAP.

Notes: Bring your own chess set and clock if you have them.

Questions: Sponsor/Guarantor: Dr, Joel Sauceda Pharm.D., R.Ph (956-693-8770),
email at:  joel2785@gmail.com

Organizer: Lakshmana Viswanath “vish”, 956-717-8384,
email at:  vis@consultant.com

TD: Eddie Rios, 361-455-3682,
email at:  teacher@intcomm.net
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