2018 FLORIDA NORTH REGIONAL SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP
(This is the official State North Regional)
FEBURARY 17, 2018
AT THE RAMADA CONFERENCE CENTER MANDARIN
3130 HARTLEY ROAD, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257
SECTIONS: K-1, K-3, K-5, K-8 & K-12
(sections may be combined for pairing purposes, only, if necessary)
FORMAT: 4 rounds, 1st round 9:30, 1st 3 rounds game 40;d5, 4th round game 55;d5,
later rounds will start asap with a 30 min. break between rounds 2 & 3
STIPENDS FOR THE STATE SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP.
THE STATE SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP WILL HAVE STIPENDS FOR THE NATIONALS.
TROPHIES FOR TOP INDIVIDUALS & TOP SCHOOLS IN EACH SECTION.
Teams must consist of at least 2 players (top 4 scores count).
medals for all k-1 participants.
THE TOURNAMENT IS SANCTIONED BY THE FLORIDA CHESS ASSOCIATION (F.C.A.)
THE TOURNAMENT IS ORGANIZED BY SCHOLASTICCHESS.ORG
TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE IS $30, $40 onsite. Students that register day of the event onsite will get a 1/2 point bye for round 1. Online entry will close at 11:00pm the night before. Coaches can send an email to the address below if submitting one list for all your players by 6pm Friday, Feb 16th and must pay in full at the event. Team membership fees are not required.
PRIZES: Trophies for TOP 4 regional finishers in each section. Team prizes for Top 2 schools in each section. Compete as a school with 2 or more players.
STIPENDS: Top two players in each section. Set financial support provided to as re-imbursement for attending the State Championship on March 3rd weekend. Amount is dependent upon regional attendance. STIPENDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH F.C.A., NOT AT EVENT.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: WWW.CHESSREGISTER.COM Make sure you locate the NORTH Regional on February 17th
ONSITE REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN: Registration will open from 8:30am to 9:15. Day registrants will receive ½ point bye before start of round 1.
HOTEL: Special rate of $93 for King or $98 for two doubles (includes free full breakfast) CALL 904-268-8060 direct and ask for group code “Chess”.
CHESS SETS WILL BE PROVIDED. BRING A CHESS CLOCK IF YOU HAVE ONE.
USCF membership is required – NO EXCEPTION. F.C.A. membership is NOT required. If the USCF website does not show you as a current member you will not be paired. USCF membership rates are currently as follows: 12 & under-$25 with magazine, $17 no magazine; 15 & under-$30 with mag, $22 no mag; 24 & under-$35 with mag, $26 no mag. If joining the USCF or renewing your membership onsite include the membership fee in your check. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE FLORIDA CHESS ASSOCIATION
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 904-607-9111
CHIEF TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR – KEVIN PRYOR, USCF LOCAL TD; ASST. CHIEF TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR – GEORGE FOOTE, USCF CLUB TD