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2018 National Junior High (K-9) Championship April 6-8, 2018 · Atlanta, Georgia (Bughouse & Blitz April 5)
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7 round swiss in 6 sections:
K-9 Championship K-9 Under 1250 K-9 Unrated K-8 Championship K-8 Under 1000 K-8 Under 750
March rating supplement will be used. Players must disclose other Over-the-Board (OTB) ratings with entry. Players with other OTB ratings may be moved to a different section at the discretion of US Chess.
Team score is total of top four finishers from each school per section. A team must have at least two players but no maximum number of players. The top four scores in any section will count for the team score. All players on a team must come from the same school.
National Championship First place individual and team in the K-9 Championship and the K-8 Championship sections, including ties, will be recognized as National Champions.
Time Control: Game/120 d5 Each player has 120 minutes to complete the game with a 5 second grace period each move.
Entry Fee: $50 post marked or online by March 12, $70 by March 26, $85 by April 4, $90 on site. $5.00 extra for all phone registrations. $20 change fee for roster or section changes after April 4 or any on site changes. Players registering after 11 a.m. Friday will not be paired for round 1, will receive a 1/2 bye for round 1, and will begin play with round 2. One 1/2 point bye available any round except 7 if requested with entry or before 11 a.m. Friday. ZERO point byes may be requested for any round and should be requested at least 2 hours before the start of the round.
A USCF membership is required in order to compete in any rated tournaments. We recommend Premium Scholastic Membership for students (one year $25) or Premium Adult Membership for adults (one year $49). Please use MCCL #A6040788 when completing the "Membership Appreciation Program Credit" box.
The United States Chess Federation rules require all competitors in rated sections to record their moves as they play. All tournaments conducted by MCCL enforce all USCF rules.If you are not familiar with how to record, read these articles (part 1 and part 2) and watch this video.