2019 National High School Championship

Starts: Mar 15, 2019

Ends: Mar 17, 2019

2019 National High School (K-12) Championship
March 15-17, 2019 · Schaumburg IL   (Bughouse & Blitz March 14th)

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7 Round Swiss in 6 Sections 
K-12 Championship 
K-12 Under 1900 
K-12 Under 1600 
K-12 Under 1200 
K-12 Under 800 
K-12 Unrated 

April 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-12 Championship section, including ties, will be the National High School Champion.

Time Control: Game/120 d5 
Each player has 120 minutes to complete the game with a 5 second grace period each move.

Entry Fee:   $60 post marked or online by February 25, $80 by March 4, $95 by March 13, $100 on site. 

$10.00 extra for all phone registrations. 
$30 change fee for roster or section changes after March 3 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 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 12:45 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)

Award list is final as of October 25, 2018.

K-12 ChampionshipTop 25 [plus ties for 25th place]Top 20
K-12 Under 1900Top 15 [plus ties for 15th place]Top 10
K-12 Under 1600Top 30 [plus ties for 35th place]Top 20
K-12 Under 1200Top 35 [plus ties for 35th place]Top 25
K-12 Under 800Top 25 [plus ties for 25th place]Top 20
K-12 UnratedTop 10 [plus ties for 10th place]Top 5
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-12 Championship1900-1999; 1800-1899; 1700-1799; 
1600-1699; 1500-1599; 1400-1499; 
1300-1399 ; Unrated

National High School Blitz Championship (G/5;d0) 
Thursday 5 p.m., entry fee $20 by 3/26, $25 after or on site. 
Registration closes at 2 p.m. 
Trophies to Top 25 Individuals, Top 15 Teams and Top 3 in each Class 
    1900-1999; 1800-1899; 1700-1799; 1600-1699; 1500-1599; 
    1400-1499; 1300-1399; 1200-1299; Under 1200; Unrated.

National High School Bughouse Championship (G/5;d0): 
Thursday 11 a.m., $25 per 2-player team on site only. Registration 9-10 a.m. One section K-12. 
Trophies (2 each) to top 5 teams.

Family and Friends Tournament (G/30;d5): 
4SS, G/30. Saturday 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., $20 onsite registration only. Rated and Unrated sections. Trophies for each category of combined player/student results.

Notes and Reminders: 
Important: Cell Phone Policy for National Scholastic Events. 
Please bring clocks. Sets and score sheets provided. 
US Chess membership through March 2019 is required. 
For a complete list of all rules and regulations please see the current Scholastic Regulations
March 2019 rating supplement will be used in compliance with the guidelines for National Scholastic Events. 
Unrated players may play in the Championship Sections or Unrated Sections only!!! 
Players must disclose other Over-the-Board (OTB) ratings with entry. 
1/2 pt bye any round if requested in advance of Round One (limit one). 
Mail-in entries must be postmarked by March 8th.