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14TH ANNUAL KCF

ALL-GIRLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

***FREE WI-FI IN SKITTLE ROOM***

presented by
Kasparov Chess Foundation, USCF,
Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation

April 7 – 9, 2017

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Chicago, IL
MAIN EVENT

6 SECTIONS (Ages as of 1/1/2017)

Under 8

Under 10

Under 12

Under 14

Under 16

Under 18

ROUNDS

April 7

2:30 Opening Ceremony, 3:00 Round 1

April 8

10:00 Round 2, 2:30 Round 3, 6:30 Round 4

April 9

9:00 Round 5, 1:00 Round 6, 5:00 Awards

FORMAT

6 Rounds Swiss System (no elimination) G/90, d5

ENTRY FEE

$55 mail/online by 3/6, $75 by 3/27, $95 after. Do not mail after 3/31. $20 fee for roster or section changes after 3/31.  $10 refund fee.

Players registering after 1 p.m. Friday  will receive a 1/2 bye for round 1, and will begin play with round 2.

AWARDS

Under 8, 10, 12 & 14 Sections – Trophies top 15 individuals & top 4 teams

Under 16, & 18 Sections – Trophies top 8 individuals & top 3 teams

Top 3 players added for team scores, team members must attend the same school

SPECIAL PRIZES

Hipster For Sister designer bag to the top finishers in the U18, U16, & U14

SIDE EVENTS

Bughouse Tournament

one section

Friday April 7, 11:00 AM

Entry fee: $30/ 2-player team

Registration: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Awards: Top 5 Teams

Blitz Tournament (G/5)

one section

Friday April 7, 7:00 PM

Entry fee: $20 by 3/27, $25 after/on-site

Registration: closes at 6:00 PM

Awards: Top 10 players

BYES

Half-point byes will be available for only one round except round 6, if requested by the start of round 2. 0-point byes shall be available for all rounds. The Chief TD shall have the ability to grant a 1/2-point bye for any round on unusual circumstances, except the last round.

QUESTIONS

info@renaissanceknights.org

(773) 844-0701

HOTEL

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago IL 60616, (888) 421-1442.  Rate: Single – Quad $153. Overnight Guest Self Parking $20. Online Reservations

TEAM ROOMS

We have a limited number of team rooms, so reserve early; Email David Heiser at david.heiser@renaissanceknights.org


 

QUALIFY TO REPRESENT THE USA
AT THE FIDE WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Any player that achieves a perfect 6-0 score or wins the first place trophy, in each age category, qualifies to represent the USA at the 2017 World Cadets (U/8, U10, U/12) and World Youth (U/14.U/16, U/18) Championships as outlined in the Scholastic National Invitational Event and Award Requirements.