National Jr High Chess Championship - Atlanta

Starts: Apr 6, 2018

Ends: Apr 8, 2018

2018 National Junior High (K-9) Championship
April 6-8, 2018 · Atlanta, Georgia   (Bughouse & Blitz April 5)

Hyatt Regency Atlanta · 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30303 
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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.

Opening ceremony Friday 12:30 p.m. 
Rounds: Friday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Awards Ceremony: Sunday 7 p.m. (approximately)

K-9 ChampionshipTop 15 [plus ties for 15th place]Top 10
K-9 Under 1250Top 20 [plus ties for 20th place]Top 15
K-9 UnratedTop 10 [plus ties for 10th place]Top 10
K-8 ChampionshipTop 25 [plus ties for 25th place]Top 15
K-8 Under 1000Top 20 [plus ties for 20th place]Top 15
K-8 Under 750Top 35 [plus ties for 20th place]Top 25
Top five teams in each section receive 5 plaques per place (4 players and the coach).

Class trophies to the top three in the following classes:
K-9 Championship1400-1599; 1200-1399; 1000-1199; Under 1000; Unrated.
K-8 Championship1500-1599; 1400-1499; 1300-1399; 1200-1299; 1100-1199; 
1000-1099; Under 1000; Unrated.

More information available here.