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 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:; SACA website:
April 23-24, 2016 – Arizona Scholastic State Chess Championships

Flyer/Information – Southern Arizona Chess Association –
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.