LOUISIANA SCHOLASTIC CHESS LEAGUE'S 2012 HOLIDAY SCHOLASTIC (K-12) SCHOOL TEAM & INDIVIDUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT - Dec. 8 & 9, 2012 - St. Dominic School, New Orleans, LA

LSCL HOLIDAY SCHOLASTIC (K-12)

 SCHOOL TEAM & INDIVIDUAL

CHESS TOURNAMENT

{THIS IS A NON-USCF RATED TOURNAMENT -  PLAYERS DO NOT HAVE TO BE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CHESS FEDERATION TO PLAY IN THIS TOURNAMENT}

Saturday, DEC. 8, 2012, at 10 a.m.

&

Sunday, DEC. 9, 2012, at 1 p.m.

(Saints Game will be on the big screen in the Cafeteria on Sunday) 

NOTE:

K-2, K-6 and K-12 will play on Saturday, Dec. 8th, at 10 a.m. 

K-4 and K-8 will play on Sunday, Dec. 9th, at 1 p.m.

Each section must have at least 5 players or section will be combined.  NO ELIMINATION . . . everyone will play all scheduled rounds!


Location

St. Dominic School

6326 Memphis St.

(corner Memphis St. & Harrison Ave. - off of Canal Blvd.) 

New Orleans, LA  70124


 SECTIONS and FORMAT 

K-2 Section  4SS, G/20

          Four games will be played and each opponent has 20 minutes to complete his game.  The K-2 section will NOT be required to play with chess clocks unless BOTH players are familiar with using a clock. 

K-4, K-6, K-8, K-12 Sections:   4SS, G/20

          Four games will be played and each opponent has 20 minutes to complete his game.  Players in these sections will be required to use chess clocks for their games.


TEAM INFO  

SCHOOL TEAMS:

A SCHOOL TEAM will consist of a “minimum” of two players from the same school or home-school district registering in the same section (K-2, K-4, K-6, K-8 or K-12).  However, the top THREE scores will count for final team standings, so it would be to your advantage to find a third team member (no “maximum” limit of number of players on a school team).  Team and individual games will be played simultaneously.

BYES

Byes (1/2-pt.) are available for any round.  Limit one bye per player.  Must notify Tournament Director of a requested Bye prior to the start of the second round.  No elimination . . . everyone will play all scheduled rounds!

   PRIZES

NOTE:  USCF-recommended computer tiebreaks will determine all trophy and medal placements  

K-2, K-4, K-6, K-8 Sections:

Trophies awarded to the top 10 individuals, top 3 SCHOOL TEAMS in each section.  Commemorative medals to all non-trophy winners.   

K-12 Section: 

Trophies awarded to the top 5 individuals and the top SCHOOL TEAM.  Commemorative medals to all non-trophy winners. 

 PRE-REGISTRATION  

 (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and PayPal accepted) 

On-line: 

You may pre-register on-line with a credit card or through PayPal by clicking on the following: 

Registration for 2012 LSCL Holiday Tournament

 

By Phone: 

You may register with a credit card by phone at (504) 905-9596 or (504) 905-2971. 

By Mail: 

You may send a check with registration info to: 

LSCL 

7230 Chadbourne Dr. 

New Orleans, LA  70126 

If you wish to mail in your entry with a check (or credit card info), please be sure to include player's name, full address, phone, email contact, school, and grade.


 ON-SITE REGISTRATION  

On-site registration for K-2, K-6 and K-12 will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  First round will begin at 10 a.m.  For those who arrive after 9:30 a.m. to register, you will be given a 1/2-point bye for the first round and then paired for the second round.  NO EXCEPTIONS! 

 

WE URGE YOU TO REGISTER EARLY AND ON-LINE, IF POSSIBLE, OR REGISTER BY PHONE NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, DEC. 6th.  THIS WILL AVOID PLAYERS WALKING IN 5-10 MINUTES BEFORE THE ROUND IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN AND EXPECTING TO REGISTER AT THAT TIME, WHICH MAKES THE FIRST ROUND RUN LATER THAN IT SHOULD AND IS NOT FAIR TO THOSE WHO DO REGISTER EARLY AND ARRIVE ON TIME.  YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED!!!

 

On-site registration for K-4 and K-8 will be held on Sunday from 12 noon – 12:30 p.m.  First round will begin at 1 p.m.  For those who arrive after 12:30 p.m. to register, you will be given a 1/2-point bye for the first round and then paired for the second round.  So please register EARLY!


ENTRY FEE 

All sections:  

$15 per player if received by Thursday, Dec. 6th; $20 thereafter and at site.  


 MISCELLANEOUS  

  • Players should bring their own chess boards, sets, and clocks, if available; none will be provided.  The K-2 section will not be required to play with clocks. 

  • Lunch and snacks will also be available for purchase on site - please support St. Dominic in this fund-raising event for their chess club. 

  • Chess vendor will be on site. 

  • For more info please call 504-208-9596 or email:  cajunchess@yahoo.com


 PARKING  

There is plenty of free parking in the school yard behind the school.  The tournament will be held in the Gym with parents/skittles/vendor located in the Cafeteria.

 

     WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU

                      AT THIS HOLIDAY EVENT ! ! !