1st Annual Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Team Chess Championships
Dumbarton Middle School
High School Championship: grades 9-12, 4SS, G/45, trophies to top 5 teams
High School JV (all players rated : grades 9-12, 4SS, G/30, trophies to top 3 teams
Middle School Championship: grades 6-8, 4SS, G/45, trophies to top 5 teams
Middle School JV (all players rated : grades 6-8, 4SS, G/30, trophies to top 7 teams
Elementary School Championship: grades K-5, 4SS, G/30, trophies to top 7 teams
Elementary School JV (all players rated : grades K-5 4SS, G/30, trophies to top 10 teams
Primary School Championship: grades K-3, 4SS, G/30, trophies to top 8 teams
This is a fixed roster team tournament with four player teams. Each round teams play a match against another team. Standings will be by board points. Board order on a team MUST be in order of USCF ratings, using the 1/2013 ratings supplement. Unrated players MUST play below all rated players. Teams from the same school will not be paired against each other, unless there is no other way to pair the score group.
A team consists of a maximum of 4 players and a minimum of 2 players (all missing boards will count as a loss each round). All players on a team must attend the same school in the same building with the same administration. There is no limit on the number of teams a school may field in a section. Home-schooled players who reside in a single school district may form a team. Alternatively, home-schooled players may play for teams from the public schools they opted out of attending. If a non-Title-1 school fields 4 or more teams, it may request a $10 discount per team at the tournament.
US Chess Federation membership is required. New USCF members can join the USCF at http://www.uschess.org before registering to get an ID number or join with their registration. All at-the-door USCF memberships will be $5 more. Contact Mike Regan
for more information.
Team Entry Fees
$80 Early Registration, if received by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, 1/16 (online or mailed);
$100 Regular Registration, if received by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, 1/22 (online or mailed);
$120 Late Registration, if received by 7 PM on Thursday, 1/24 (online only);
$140 At-The-Door Registration, 1/2 point bye likely in Round 1.
($40 off all team entrance fees for Title I schools)
Any at the door roster changes cost $10. All at-the-door registrations will receive 1st round ½ point bye. All online entries received before 7pm on 1/24 will be paired for the first round. Board order may not be changed after 8:30 AM on the day of the tournament.
View registered teams after 1/12 at http://www.mdchess.com/Team_Rosters.HTML. (updated 1/23)
Rounds: 1st round for all the sections starts @ 10:00 sharp. Note that pairings will be made Friday night, so players should be ready to play at their 1st round start time. All sections could have a fifth round added, if the number of teams is high in the section.
Texted Pairings - We will be texting pairings directly to cell phones. Sign up to avoid the rush to find pairings.
Food will be available for purchase at the site.
Mail Entries to: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Road, Towson MD 21204
Location : Dumbarton MS