Five rounds with
Swiss System pairings; 50 minute games (If players are not already using a
clock, they will be put on a clock the last 10 minutes of the game, 5 minutes
each with no delay. Entry fee will be $10.00 per player.This includes 2 slices of pizza, one cookie and a drink.See the check-in/ticket table in the
cafeteria when you arrive to pay and receive your food ticket.
ALL players MUST register before.No on-site registration is allowed.
Two divisions:Primary (K-3) and Elementary (4-5).In order
to qualify for team awards in either division, your team must consist of at
least 2 players minimum. The top four players from each team in the primary division and the top four players from each team in the elementary division will count towards
the point system. Individual medals will be awarded for players winning 3
points or higher for all of their matches, that did not qualify for a trophy.The top 3 teams will win a trophy and the top
5 individuals will win a trophy.
Check-in will be from 8:00-8:45 am.The First round will start at 9:00 am. All matches and the issuing of awards should
be concluded by 2:30 pm. Each player
will play five matches.Each game is worth one point for a win, .5
for a draw or stalemate, and 0 for a loss.
Each game will last 50 minutes. Players still playing with only ten minutes remaining in the round will
be placed on a clock, each player will have 5 minutes of playing time.
While on the clock the player that wins by checkmate or by time default will be
declared the winner.The touch move rule
will be used throughout the tournament.
pairings for each round will occur, so all players should stay in the hallway
or playground area in order to start their next match on time. Every effort will be made to ensure no player,
plays another player from the same school. A standard Swiss System tie-breaker system will
be used if necessary.
All coaches are welcome to help judge the games and stay in
the playing area…All parents will be asked to stay in the waiting area
(library-hallway) while their children are playing. Parents are responsible for
their children while they are not playing.
Please RSVP with the names, grades
and school of your players by the 6th of April (earlier if possible)
so we can get a count on the number of players attending.
other guests… We will be very limited
on tables and chairs in the waiting area. Please bring your folding tables and
·There will NOT
be any concessions at the tournament.You are welcome to bring food.
Hoffmann Elementary School is located on Volunteer
Pkwy in Alamo Ranch.