South Texas Chess

2018 South Texas Scholastic Chess Championship

Hosted by
Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District
Edinburg North High School
3101 N. Closner Edinburg, TX 78541
March 2, 3, and 4, 2018

The Texas Chess Association, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation, established under Section 501(c) (3) of the IRS code, whose purpose is educational and instructional in promoting interest in chess in the State of Texas. TCA is hereby released from any liability associated with the event. TCA rules will be in use for this tournament.

Tournament Organizer: George Rohrer
Chief TD: Victor J. Flores  Pairing TD’s: Remi Ferrari and James Houghtaling

National TD's: Eddie Rios and Lakshmana Viswanath

Guest International GrandmasterTimur Gareev will be on site.
Please see website for Blitz information with Grandmaster Timur.

9 Sections: February Supplement used.
Kinder/First (K-1), Primary Championship(K-3), Primary JV(K–3U700), Elementary Championship(K–5/6), Elementary JV (K–5/6U800), Elementary Novice(K-5/6U500)  Middle School Championship(6–8/9), Middle School JV(6–8/9U900), High School Championship(9–12), High School JV (9-12U1000)

Round Times & Clock Settings: All byes must requested before 2nd round.
K-1 Championship, Primary Champ/Primary JV, Elementary Champ/JV/Novice
Time:        Saturday: 9:30 am, 12:05 am, 2:25 pm, & 4:40 pm.
                  Sunday: 9:30 am, 12:35 am, & 3:15 pm.
Clock:       SATURDAY: Game/45 with 5 sec delay for delay capable clocks.                          Game/50, no delay for non delay clocks.
SUNDAY: Game/60 with 5 sec delay for delay capable clocks. Game/65, no 

                  delay for non delay clocks.

Middle School JV & Championship and High School JV & Championship.
Time:        Saturday: 9:30 am, 12:30 am, 3:30 pm, & 6:20 pm.
                  Sunday: 9:30 am, 1:00 pm, & 4:10 pm.
Clock:       SATURDAY: Game/60 with 5 sec delay for delay capable clocks.

                  Game/65, no delay for non delay clocks.
SUNDAY: Game/75 with 5 sec delay for delay capable clocks. Game/80, no

                  delay for non delay clocks.

Registration: Bughouse and blitz will only be onsite registration. See website. Only email Registration and payment fee $40.00 is due by Feb. 9, 2018, 5:00pm.$60.00 if received/paid/ postmarked after Feb 9, 2018. Incomplete entries or entries submitted without payment or PO will be charged the late fee.Last day to request a refund is Feb 16, 2018, 5:00pm with a $10 charge. You must submit your entries on complete batch form. Batches located on website.

Late entries may receive a 1st round ½ point bye. There will be no faxes, phone registrations, or substitutions after Feb. 9. USCF membership is required of all players. Membership renewal will be provided and verified. Food sales will be available. Free holding rooms will be assigned and skittle room provided in cafeteria.

Late registrations with payments can be made Friday onsite 5-7 pm or Saturday morning 7-9 am onsite.

Contact info:                                                                              
E-mail batch/individual entries to:                                      
Leticia Deleon (956)444-2822                                                                         

Mail and Make all Payments to

En Passant Chess, Inc.

502 East Van Buren

Harlingen, Tx 78552 

Awards: All participants receive medals.
Kinder-Elementary, Middle School / High School:
Trophies to the top 15 teams in each section. Individual trophies to top 20 players in each section. Plus Score Awards for individuals who don’t trophy but score 4 points.                                                                              
A team consists of a minimum of 2 players. Top 4 players’ scores in each section count towards team scores.