Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Written by Claudia Munoz
(the mother)
Like most chess parents, we are always searching for ways to save money in order to invest in the next chess tournament. As most of you know, this month Claudia (my daughter) represented the United States in the North American Youth Championship in Mexico - that was an expense, a good one.
My daughter will be attending the National Scholastic Chess Championship 2009 (K-12) in Dallas, Texas, December 11-13. However this time, I will be attending alone with my daughter Claudia.
My husband has to earn the bacon.
In order to reduce costs, I am searching for a roommate, a mother like me with a daughter (no fathers need apply, ha,ha!) who will also be competing in order to book a room at the Hilton Anatole, the chess rate is $120 per night at the hotel.
I will be staying with my daughter a total of three nights, however, if you are only able to stay two nights, that is good as well.
If you are interested, please call me at 830-734-2894, after 7:00 p.m. central standard time.

National K-12 Scholastic Championship
December 11-13, 2009 · Dallas, TX

Hilton Anatole · 2201 Stemmons Freeway · Dallas, TX 75207 · 1.214.748.1200 or 1.800.955.4281 · Ask for the Chess Rate $120 · Web Site · Groups of 10 or more must call the above number to make reservations.

13 Sections Play only in your Grade.
December rating supplement will be used in comliance with the guidelines for National Scholastic Events.
1/2 point bye available any round except 7 if requested before round 1.
Players registering late (after 10 AM Friday) will not be paired for round 1, will receive a 1/2 bye, and will begin play with round 2.
Team score is total of top three (minimum two) finishers from each school per grade.
First place individual and team, including ties, will be National Champion for their grade.

Time Control: Game/90.

Entry Fee: $50 by Nov. 8, $70 by Nov. 29, $85 later, $90 on site.
$5.00 extra for all phone registrations.
$20 change fee for roster or section changes after Nov. 13 or on site.

Opening ceremony Fri. 12:30 pm.
Rounds: Fri. 1 pm-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-2 pm-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-1 pm.
Awards Ceremony: Sunday 5 pm (approximately)
Special round times for K-1 sections:
Fri. 1:30 pm-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-1:30 pm-5:30 pm, Sun. 9:30 am-1:30 pm.
K-1 Awards Ceremony 4:30 pm (approximately)

Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk Simul

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, the FIDE Women's World Champion, will be conducting a Simul on Friday 11 December 2009 at 10:00 AM. Register now through the webstore. [Forty board limit.]

Top 10 individuals & top five teams (minimum) in each grade.
Class Awards: 1st-3rd place
K-3: 800-999, 600-799, U600, Unr.
4-6: 1000-1199, 800-999, 600-799, U600, Unr.
7-9: 1200-1399, 1000-1199, 800-999, U800, Unr.
9-12: 1400-1599, 1200-1399, 1000-1199, U1000, Unr.
Every player receives a commemorative item!

Blitz Tournament: Thursday 5 pm, entry fee $15 by 11/29, $20 after 11/29 or on site. Registration closes at 4 pm.
Trophies in K-6 and K-12 sections.
Individual: TBA,
Team: TBA.
K-6 Class: 1000-1199, 800-999, 600-799, U600, Unr.;
K-12 Class: 1400-1599, 1200-1399, 1000-1199, U1000, Unr.
Blitz Rules

Bughouse Tournament: Thursday 11 am, $25 per 2-player team on site only. Registration 9-10 am.
Trophies: TBA. One section K-12.
Bughouse Rules

Team Rooms:
Team rooms are limited! Contact Cheryle Bruce 931.787.1234 ext 147

If you are interested in volunteering for this event take a look at the information on our volunteer letter.

Mail your entries to: US Chess, Attn: 2009 K12, PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557 or fax to: 931-787-1200.

Contact: Cheryle Bruce 931-787-1234 ext.147

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