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Kansas State Chess Association Team Championship - Feb. 17, 2018

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 A State-Wide KSCA Event

WHO: All K-12 scholastic players are invited, in teams of four. Players must play in rating order (highest of KSCA and USCF rating) on boards 1-4 each round. Teams normally are formed from players at one school, but players from multiple schools may be combined under certain rules (see below). A USCF-rated individual tournament will also be held simultaneously.

WHERE: Karpov Chess School: 106 S Main St., Lindsborg, KS. Some games will be played at the Senior Center at 112 S. Main.

WHEN: Registration runs 8:15 9:00 AM. Round times 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM for all sections. Entries after 9 am will not be paired in the first round.

SECTIONS: K-5, K-12 teams of four, and individual adult USCF. All four players on K-5 teams must be in the 5th grade or below. All KSCA players who complete all four rounds will count this event toward qualification for the KSCA State Championships.

PRE-REGISTRATION: Pre-register all players online at the Kansas Scholastic Chess Association website, http://www.ksca.us/schedule.htm . Please also send an email to camarda@ku.edu with team composition.

ROUNDS: 4-round Swiss system tournament. Multiple teams from the same school may get paired against each other. Pairings based on team results.

TIME CONTROL: All moves must be completed in 45 minutes, with a 5 second delay per move.

ENTRY FEE: $28 per team preregistered by Thursday, February 15, $40 per team onsite. $10 for individuals in adult/USCF section.

PRIZES: Team trophies for the top 3 scoring teams, individual trophies for the highest scoring players playing each board. Individual medals to all other players. $100

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Scholarship to each player on top 3 scoring teams in each section, $200 Scholarship to board prize winners towards 2017 Summer Chess Camp at Karpov International School of Chess.

CONCESSIONS: Food and drink will be available for purchase.

EQUIPMENT: Please bring boards, sets, and clocks if you have them.

RULES FOR FORMING TEAMS:
1. Schools with greater numbers may create multiple teams.
2. If a school cannot field a full team, students from a lower grade-level school in the

district may join the team. For example, if Concordia High School had two players, they could be joined by two players from Concordia Middle School. Borrowed players from the lower school must play together on the same team.

3. All players on K-5 section teams must be in the 5th grade or below.

4. Teams may not be formed by combining the best players from schools at the same level or from different school districts.
5. Home school players living within the same public school district can form a team, but they may not have someone from a public school join them.

6. Out of state team members must live within the same school district and use their USCF or local state rating. These should be included in registration.
7. If your school is having trouble fielding a full team, please contact one of the hosts (below) to build a combined-school team.

INFORMATION: Contact Kyle Camarda at camarda@ku.edu or Anna James at akarpovkschess@gmail.com


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