2019 National Elementary Championship

Starts: May 10, 2019

Ends: May 12, 2019

2019 National Elementary (K-6) Championship May 10-12
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-1000 or (888) 777-6779

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
· 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 
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Chess Control Phone Number (during event only): 931-933-8251.


LIVE Broadcast of top Championship games (starting May 10):

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7 Round Swiss in 13 Sections 
K-6 Championship 
K-6 Under 1400 
K-6 Under 1000 
K-6 Unrated 
K-5 Championship 
K-5 Under 1200 
K-5 Under 900 
K-3 Championship 
K-3 Under 1000 
K-3 Under 700 
K-3 Unrated 
K-1 Championship 
K-1 Under 500 & Unrated 

May 2019 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-6 Championship section, the K-5 Championship section, the K-3 Championship section and the K-1 Championship section, including ties, will be recognized as National Champions.

Time Control: Game/90 d5 
Each player has 90 minutes to complete the game with a 5 second grace period each move.

Entry Fee:   $60 post marked or online by April 22, $80 by April 29, $95 by May 8, $100 on site. 
$10.00 extra for all phone registrations. 
$30 change fee for roster or section changes after April 29 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.



This is a US Chess National Scholastic Championship tournament. You must meet US Chess eligibility requirements to play. Click here to review our Scholastic Regulations. Contact US Chess to resolve potential eligibility questions BEFORE entering or making travel arrangements.


Opening ceremony Friday 12:45 p.m.

K-6, K-5 and K-3 sections:


Friday
  • Round One ... 1:00 PM
  • Round Two ... 6:00 PM
Saturday
  • Round Three ... 10:00 AM
  • Round Four ... 2:00 PM
  • Round Five ... 6:00 PM
Sunday
  • Round Six ... 10:00 AM
  • Round Seven ... 2:00 PM

  • Awards Ceremony 6:00 PM [approx.] (Delta Ballroom, EXCEPT K-3 sections)

K-1 sections:


Friday
  • Round One ... 1:30 PM
  • Round Two ... 5:30 PM
Saturday
  • Round Three ... 9:30 AM
  • Round Four ... 1:30 PM
  • Round Five ... 5:30 PM
Sunday
  • Round Six ... 9:30 AM
  • Round Seven ... 1:30 PM

  • Awards Ceremony 5:30 PM [approx.] (Governors B, INCLUDES K-3 sections)

Awards

SectionIndividual TrophiesTeam Trophies
  • K-6 Championship
  • K-6 Under 1400
  • K-6 Under 1000
  • K-6 Unrated

  • K-5 Championship
  • K-5 Under 1200
  • K-5 Under 900

  • K-3 Championship
  • K-3 Under 1000
  • K-3 Under 700
  • K-3 Unrated

  • K-1 Championship
  • K-1 Under 500 & Unrated
  • Top 15 [plus ties for 15th place]
  • Top 15 [plus ties for 15th place]
  • Top 25 [plus ties for 25th place]
  • Top 10 [plus ties for 10th place]

  • Top 20 [plus ties for 20th place]
  • Top 20 [plus ties for 20th place]
  • Top 40 [plus ties for 40th place]

  • Top 20 [plus ties for 20th place]
  • Top 15 [plus ties for 15th place]
  • Top 30 [plus ties for 30th place]
  • Top 10 [plus ties for 10th place]

  • Top 20 [plus ties for 20th place]
  • Top 20 [plus ties for 20th place]
  • Top 10
  • Top 10
  • Top 20
  • Top 5

  • Top 15
  • Top 15
  • Top 25

  • Top 15
  • Top 10
  • Top 20
  • Top 5

  • Top 15
  • Top 15
  • Award list is tentative as of 12/28/2018



    All K-1 Championship and K-1 Under 500 participants will receive a trophy! 

    Class Prizes:


    Class trophies to the top three on tiebreak in the following classes:

  • K-6 Championship: 1300-1399; 1200-1299; 1100-1199; 1000-1099; 900-999; Unrated.
  • K-5 Championship: 1300-1399; 1200-1299; 1100-1199; 1000-1099; 900-999; Unrated.
  • K-3 Championship: 1100-1199; 1000-1099; 900-999; 800-899; 700-799; Unrated.