March 7th – 2020 Scholastic State Chess Championships

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2020 Scholastic State Chess Championships

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Golf Center at Balloon Fiesta Park 9401 Balloon Museum NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Seven separate chess sections for scholastic players, all rated

  • K thru 12th grade State Championship 
  • K thru 8th grade State Championship 
  • K thru 5th grade State Championship
  • K thru 3rd  grade State Championship
  • K thru 1st  grade State Championship
  • Novice (Under 300) Grades K thru 3rd 
  • Novice (Under 800) Grades K thru 8th  
  • Team Championship 

Plus

  • State Bughouse Championship following main tournament!
  • Free Game Analysis by National Master and Former State Champion Andrew Flores

Estimated 32 awards in the various events

Players must supply their own pieces, board, clock and writing instruments. A limited number of sets and clocks will be available for purchase onsite.

USCF-RATED SECTIONS: These USCF-rated sections are for USCF members with some tournament experience. 

K thru 12th grade State Championship – One section 3SS, G/60 5 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Awards to top 3 players.

K thru 8th State Championship– One section 3SS, G/60 5 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Awards to top 3 players.

K thru 5th grade State Championship – One section, 3SS, G/60 5 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Awards to top 3 players.

K thru 3rd grade State Championship – One section, 4SS, G/30 5 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Awards to top 3 players.

K thru 1st grade State Championship – One section, 4SS, G/30 5 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Awards to top 3 players.

NOVICE SECTIONS: These sections are for new players with little to no tournament experience.

Grades K thru 3rd Novice Under 300– 4 SS, G/30 5 sec delay. USCF membership required. Entry Fee $20, Awards to top 3 players.

Grades K thru 8th  Novice U800 – 4 SS, G/30 5 sec delay. USCF membership required. Entry Fee $20, Awards to top 3 players.

* If you are unsure of which section to enter, please consult your chess coach or contact us with questions.

Registration fee: $20 for all sections if received by Friday, March 6th, Onsite Registation will be available until 8:00am for $30

ROUND TIMES: K -12, K-8, and K-5 State Championships:  8:30am, 10:45am, 2:00pm.

K – 1 and K – 3 State Championships along with Novice Sections: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am, and 1:00PM.

 

Team Championship

No limit to the number of players a school may enter but only the top six scores count for the team score.

 

BUGHOUSE CHAMPIONSHIP – Two Sections (Open & U1200) Entry fee: $15 per team or $8 for single entries which will be paired with a partner. You may register for Bughouse at the site. Prizes for Top 3 teams and the best team name. The first round is scheduled to start at 4:15PM. Moms, Dads and coaches can play and team up with their children to play in appropriate sections. USCF membership not required.

Teams are composed of two players, no substitutions are allowed. Each team match consists of two games, one for each player, against the other team. Each team decides which player is to play white and which player is to play black in each game of the two-game match. The time control is Game in five minutes, with no delay (G/5; d/0) for 5 Rounds. Each player is responsible for providing a clock.  If players in an individual game do not have a clock, both players receive a forfeit loss for that game.

 

National Master and Former State Champion Andrew Flores will be available for free game analysis from 2:00PM to 3:30PM! 

 

Note:  A coin flip will decide what color he/she gets in the Armageddon game, if necessary.

Electronic Device Policy

We strongly encourage players not to bring their EDs into the Playing Area, which includes the playing room, seating area, spectator area, and bathrooms. US Chess recommends players leave their EDs with their parents or coaches. Players who bring their EDs into the playing room must turn-off their EDs.  Exceptions to the restrictions on EDs include chess clocks or approved electronic notation devices.

 

The New Mexico Denker, Barber, Rockefeller and Girls Championship representative Scholarship

Partial net proceeds from the revenue generated from the tournaments will help send our representatives to compete at their qualified respective tournament. In order to receive the Scholarship you will need to have competed in at least two NMCO tournaments (and played 6 games) at least 365 days prior to becoming a New Mexico Representative of the Denker, Barber, Rockefeller or Girls Champion. The New Mexico Girls Championship representative may choose to use the scholarship to compete in either the 17th Annual SPF Girls Invitational or Ruth Haring Girls Tournament of Champions. Dependent on the revenue generated, each Scholarship may not exceed 450.00 dollars per representative.

Annotation Guidelines

We are following the annotation guidance set forth by the USCF National Scholastic Chess Tournament.

Chess notation shall be required in the K-12 Championship, K thru 8th Championship, and K-5 Championship. All other sections are recommended to annotate, but not required.

Registration fee: $20 for all sections if received by Friday, March 6th, Onsite Registation will be available until 8:00am for $30

Please list Bughouse Partner name if registering as a team

 

Additional information

Sections

None, K-12 Champ, K-8 Champ, K-5 Champ, K-3 Champ, K-1 Champ, Novice K-8 (U800), Novice K-3 (U300)

Bughouse

None, Bughouse Solo Entry, Bughouse Team Entry