Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Call for Nominations and SACA Elections

Call for Nominations

SACA board elections will be held at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament during the weekend of July 14-16, 2017.

The SACA board consists of the following positions:

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
(4) Directors at Large

Terms are one year commencing immediately after election results are announced at the Annual Member Meeting to be conducted on Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3pm at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please send an email to: nominations@sazchess.org, and indicate the position you are interested in running for. Nominations will close June 30, 2017. You must be a registered SACA member of 13 years of age and reside in Southern Arizona in order to run for office. SACA membership registration is done free via the SACA website.

Seeking reelection are Martha Underwood (President), Michelle Martinez (Vice-President), John Wright (Treasurer), Lee LaFrese (Secretary), Robby Adamson (Director at Large), Steve Martinez (Director at Large), Joseph Reed (Director at Large), Robert Keough (Director at Large).

SACA Elections

Registered SACA members must vote in person at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament during the weekend of July 14-16, 2017. Voting is available from 10am-2pm Saturday/Sunday. Voting will be closed one hour prior to commencement of the Annual Member Meeting to be conducted on Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3pm at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament. You must register as a SACA member by June 30, 2017 and be of 13 years of age to participate in the voting. A ballot will be available for each SACA member eligible to vote. SACA membership registration is done free via the SACA website.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

2016-2017 League Match Winners - 3-Player Teams

LEAGUE MATCH #4 - 3-PLAYER TEAM WINNERS

Junior High - Gold
The Gregory School - 1st Place
Sonoran Science - 2nd Place
BASIS Oro Valley-A - 3rd Place

Elementary - Gold
Khalsa - 1st Place
Sonoran Science - 2nd Place
Manzanita - 3rd Place

Elementary - Silver
Harelson-B - 1st Place
BASIS Oro Valley - 2nd Place
St. Michael - 3rd Place

Primary - Gold
BASIS Tucson-A - 1st Place
Sunrise-A - 2nd Place
Manzanita-A - 3rd Place

Primary - Silver
Sonoran Science - 1st Place
Sunrise-B - 2nd Place
Manzanita-B - 3rd Place

Primary - Bronze
DeGrazia-B - 1st Place
Harelson-B - 2nd Place
International School of Tucson - 3rd Place

LEAGUE MATCH #1 - 3-PLAYER TEAM WINNERS

Junior High - Gold
The Gregory School - 1st Place
BASIS Oro Valley - 2nd Place

Elementary - Gold
Harelson-A - 1st Place
Sonoran Science - 2nd Place
BASIS Oro Valley-A - 3rd Place

Primary - Gold
BASIS Tucson - 1st Place
Manzanita-A - 2nd Place
Sunrise - 3rd Place

Primary - Silver
DeGrazia-A - 1st Place
Manazanita-B - 2nd Place
BASIS Oro Valley-C - 3rd Place

Thursday, January 26, 2017

2017 Arizona State Grades Championships Results

Individual -  K - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - H

Team - TK - T1 - T2 - T3 - T4 - T5 - T6 - T7 - T8 - TH

Blitz - K3 - K6 - K12 - TK3 - TK6 - TK12

Monday, June 20, 2016

Call for Nominations and SACA Elections

Call for Nominations

SACA board elections will be held at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament during the weekend of July 15-17, 2016.

The SACA board consists of the following positions:

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
(4) Directors at Large

Terms are one year commencing immediately after election results are announced at the Annual Member Meeting to be conducted on Sunday, July 17, 2016, 3pm at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please send an email to: nominations@sazchess.org, and indicate the position you are interested in running for. Nominations will close June 30, 2016. You must be a registered SACA member of 13 years of age and reside in Southern Arizona in order to run for office. SACA membership registration is done free via the SACA website.

Seeking reelection are Martha Underwood (President), Michelle Martinez (Vice-President/currently Treasurer), John Wright (Treasurer/currently Vice-President), Robby Adamson (Director at Large), Lee LaFrese (Director at Large).

Vacant positions are Secretary and two Director at Large positions. However anyone can run for any position.

SACA Elections

Registered SACA members must vote in person at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament during the weekend of July 15-17, 2016. Voting is available from 10am-2pm Saturday/Sunday. Voting will be closed one hour prior to commencement of the Annual Member Meeting to be conducted on Sunday, July 17, 2016, 3pm at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament. You must register as a SACA member by June 30, 2016 and be of 13 years of age to participate in the voting. A ballot will be available for each SACA member eligible to vote. SACA membership registration is done free via the SACA website.

Monday, April 25, 2016

2016 AZ State Scholastic Championship Results Posted!

Check out SACA's website for the final individual and team standings!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Regional Championships (RQ #1) - Saturday, March 5th at Harelson



Harelson Elementary. 826 W Chapala Dr, Tucson, AZ 85704. From East and South: Take Oracle to Ina Rd. Turn west on Ina and go 1 block to Paseo Del Norte. Turn north onto Paseo Del Norte and go approximately 1⁄2 mile to Chapala Dr and turn west. The school is located on the northwest corner. From West or I-10: Take I-10 to Ina Rd (Exit 248). Take Ina east about 5 miles to Paseo Del Norte. Follow above directions to the school.

USCF Rated. Individual Swiss format with 5 rounds in 4 divisions. Open to students in grades K-9. Players may play up, but only qualify (see below) for the division that they participate in.

Junior High (K-9) Elementary (K-6) Primary (K-3) Kindergarten/1st Grade (K-1)

Registration is done online via Events4Chess.com by Friday, March 4, at 8:00 pm. USCF Annual Membership may be purchased online at the USCF website.

$20 per player required upon registration. Bring chess clocks and sets, none provided.
Check-in is not required. Please arrive by 8:15 am to inform us of players that will not attend. Pairings are posted at 8:45 am. Announcements start at 8:55 am and play begins at 9:00 am! Players should be seated as soon as the pairings are posted.
Round times are 9:00, 10:45, 12:30, 2:15, 4:00.

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Time Control: Game in 40 minutes (per player) with a 5 second delay.
Awards: Junior High Trophies: Elementary Trophies:
Primary Trophies: K-1 Trophies:
1st - 10th Individual 1st - 15th Individual 1st - 15th Individual 1st - 10th Individual
1st - 4th Team 1st - 6th Team 1st - 6th Team 1st - 4th Team
Medallions awarded to players scoring 3.0 or more points that do not win an Individual Trophy. Medals to all K-1 players not receiving a trophy. Participation ribbons to all.
Team scores consist of only the top 4 scores in the division.

Information: Email: scholastic@sazchess.org; SACA website: www.sazchess.org/
April 23-24, 2016 – Arizona Scholastic State Chess Championships

Flyer/Information – Southern Arizona Chess Association – www.sazchess.org
Qualifications:To play in the Arizona Scholastic State Chess Championships, a player must qualify a “slot” at a Regional Qualifier. A school may bring the number of players equal to the number of slots qualified at all Regional Qualifiers +1; a team qualifying exactly two slots in a division may bring four players in that division. Players qualify slots by: K-1 division: play at least 4 rounds OR score 3 points; Primary K-3, Elementary K-6, and Junior High K-9: score at least 3 points at a qualifier;
High School Grades 9-12: do not have to qualify. A player may not qualify more than one slot, regardless of the number of qualifiers played. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

League Match #4 - January 30, 2016 - Sonoran Science Academy



2325 W Sunset Rd Tucson AZ 85741. Take either Campbell or Oracle to River. Take River west to La Cholla. Take La Cholla north from River to Sunset. Go west on Sunset. MapQuest.
Non-Rated. Team format. Teams in each division are separated by rating into sections. Schools may enter more than one team per division, but you must fill out a complete team before starting a new team. An Individual Section is available for players that are not on a complete team.
High School (K-12): Teams of 3 players (2 player minimum to register) Junior High (K-8): Teams of 3 players (2 player minimum to register) Elementary (K-6): Teams of 3 players (2 player minimum to register) Primary (K-3): Teams of 3 players (2 player minimum to register)
$10 per player. Players pay their coach. Coaches are responsible for paying the school’s total entry fee on Saturday morning before the end of Round 1.
Players register with their coach. Each coach is responsible for registering the team via e-mail, scholastic@sazchess.org, by Thursday (1/28)**. You will receive a confirmation e-mail by noon on Friday. If you don’t receive that confirmation reply, please register again.
**Teams that meet on Fridays may register on 1/29 by 9:00 pm.
**Individuals that do not have a chess team may register through the above e-mail**
Required information for each school must include: Division and rating of each team. Player’s names and board number for each team. Number of players and player’s names who are not on a complete team.
**Team Rating = Rating of all three players combined.
**Player’s Rating = USCF (current supplement).
**Players must play in board order with no more than a 200 point rating swap.
**If unrated, estimate rating using grade multiplied by 75 plus 100. Kindergarten = 100.

Bring chess clocks and sets, none provided.
Players check in with their coach. Coaches, please declare team drops by 8:30 am. Pairings are posted at 8:40 am. Announcements start at 8:50 am and play begins at 9:00 am! Coaches, please seat teams as soon as the pairings are posted. Players not on a team should line up under their grade sign in the Individual Section each round.
Round times are 9:00, 10:45, 12:30.
Game in 40 minutes (per player) with a 5 second delay. Team: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophy per section.
Individual and Team: Trophy to all players scoring 3 points. Medallion to all players scoring 2.5 points. Ribbon to all players scoring 2 points. Participation Certificate to all.
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Equipment: Schedule:
Time Control: Awards:
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Information:
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SACA is not responsible for children left unattended or unsupervised at our tournaments and events.*** 

Blitzing January G/5 - Wednesday, January 27 at Jewish Community Center



Jewish Community Center (JCC), 3800 E. River Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718.
5 round double Swiss tournament in one section. Non-rated. Open to all. USCF membership not required. USCF regular ratings will be used for pairing purposes.
Registration 6:157:00 PM on 1/27. First round begins at 7:15 PM. Other rounds as available. Time control G/5 minutes. Clock move. No delay. No byes.
$5 registration cost + Jewish Community Center on-site fee.
JCC requires a fee of $2 adults, $1 under 18 from non-JCC members.

Free entry to players rated 2200 & above, along with the JCC fee waived. $50-30; U1600 $20. Medallion to Best K-8, Best K-5.
Prizes based on 20 paid entries.
John Wright, 520-331-9981, jgwright1969@yahoo.com. W. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Last Chance to Register! Registration closes 1/22 at noon! Tucson Open & Scholastics - January 22-24, 2015

Tucson Open & Scholastics: A Heritage Event!
January 22-24, 2016
► Grand Prix Points 40 (Enhanced) ◄ & ► US Chess Junior Grand Prix ◄ 
LOCATION: Doubletree Reid Park, 446 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711, 520-881-4200. Hotel Room $99 if by 12/23 use code “CHS”.
SECTIONS: Championship, Reserve (U1800), 5/SS, 3-day or 2-day schedule is available.
                   Booster (U1400), 5/SS, 2-day schedule only.
                   Scholastic I (K-6 / U1000) and II (K-6 / U600): Two separate 1-day tournaments (Sat/Sun); 5/SS.
All players must be in grade K-6 and rated under 1000 or 600 (USCF) as of January Supplement.
Chess sets and boards provided for tournament play only. Chess clocks not provided!
Championship: $60 + (Additional $20 if under 1800) Reserve: $45 Booster: $30. Scholastic I and II: $15 each day or $25 for both days. ***GMs/IMs Free Entry*** Late fee: Add $10 after 1/14, $20 after 1/21 or at the site. Re-entries: $40.
USCF membership is required for all sections.
Registration: Online at Events4Chess, postal mail (postmarked by 1/15, entry form below), or at site. 3-day schedule: Friday (1/22) 5:30 - 6:30p 2-day schedule: Saturday (1/23) 8:30 - 9:30a Booster: Saturday (1/23) 8:30 - 9:30a Scholastic: 8:30 - 9:30a (1/23 and 1/24).
Championship/Reserve:
3-day: Friday 7p; Saturday 10a, 5p; Sunday 9:30a, 3:30p. Time control: 40/90 SD/30 + 30 inc. 2-day: Saturday 10a, 1:30p, 5p; Sunday 9:30a, 3:30p. Time control: Rounds 1-2: G/60 + 30 inc; Rounds 3-5: 40/90 SD/30 + 30 inc.
Booster: Saturday 10a, 1:30p, 5p; Sunday 9:30a, 1p. Time control: G/90; d/5.
Scholastic I and II: Round 1 at 10am, then as available for Rounds 2-5. Time control: G/40; d/5. Byes: 1⁄2 point byes (2 max.) are available for all rounds if requested prior to start of round two.
Championship ($$Gtd.): $700 + plaque - $500 - $300; ($$b/4) Top X, A, B/below $150 each. $25 SACA gift certificate to Top Junior (U18) and Senior (age 50+).
Reserve: ($$b/38): $250 - $150; ($$b/4) Top C and D/below $100 each.
$25 SACA gift certificate to Top Unrated, Top Junior (U14), and Senior (age 50+).
Booster: Trophy to 1st + $50 SACA gift certificate, Trophy to 2nd - 5th Place, Top E, Top U1000/Unr. Scholastic I and II: Trophy to 1st – 5th Place (each day).
Top player who plays both days will also receive $25 SACA gift certificate. (Scholastic I and II)
Lee LaFrese, sazchess.events@gmail.com, Phone: (520) 906-7305. W.