2019 K-12 State Championship
May 4th – 5th, 2019
Alamosa Community Center, 6900 Gonzales SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
USCF Rated Sections: This USCF-rated section is for USCF members with some tournament experience.
K – 12th Grade State Championship – One section, K-12. 4SS, G/90 10 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Entry Fee $20, Awards to top 3 players. Top New Mexico Player grade 9 th thru 12 th will be New Mexico’s Denker representative. (See below for tie breaks)
Round times: Saturday & Sunday. 8:30am, 1:00pm.
In case of a tie for the Championship sections they will be determined they are Co-Champions. The tiebreak for the New Mexico Denker Representative will follow the format below.
It would be heartbreaking for a player to not qualify because of a random tie-break rule! We think that the best way to settle matters is over the board!
2 players – 2-Blitz G/5 games, then Armageddon game if necessary.
3 players – 2-Blitz G/5 games, High score wins; if 3-way tie occurs, repeat the 2-Blitz G/5 games until either High Score wins, or two Players tied with the highest score; if two Players tie then Armageddon game is necessary.
4 players – 3-Blitz G/5 games, High score wins; if-3 way tie occurs follow 3-player format; if 4-way tie occurs, repeat the 3-Blitz G/5 games until either High Score wins, or two Players tied with the highest score; if two Players tie then Armageddon game is necessary.
5 players – 4-Blitz G/5 games, High score wins; if 3-way tie occurs follow 3 player format; if 4-way tie follow 4 player format; if 5-way tie occurs, repeat the 4-Blitz G/5 games until either High Score wins, or two Players tied with the highest score; if two Players tie then Armageddon game is necessary.
Armageddon game – White 5 min, Black 4:00 with draw odds. No delay.
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, 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 two NMCO tournaments at least 365 days prior to becoming a New Mexico Representative of the Denker, Barber, or Girls Championship. The New Mexico Girls Championship representative may choose to use the scholarship to compete in either the16th Annual SPF Girls Invitational or National Girls Tournament of Champions. Dependent on the revenue generated, each Scholarship may not exceed 450.00 dollars per representative.
NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION. Entries AND PAYMENT must be received by Friday, May 3rd, via online registration at via Paypal. USCF memberships may be purchased online at www.uschess.org
Still have questions? Call Tony Romero at 505-228-4192 or email me at email@example.com
Map of Alamosa Community Center