2022 National High School (K-12) Championships

Junior Grand Prix, National Championship Event
Renasant Convention Center
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Event Overview

Format:  7SS, G/120 d5.  6 Sections:  K-12 Championship, 

K-12 U1900, K-12 U1600, K-12 U1200, K-12 U800 and K-12 Unrated.  “Playing up” is allowed.  Unrated players may play either Championship or Unrated sections only.  March rating supplement will be used.

Playing site:  Renasant Convention Center, 255 N. Main St., Memphis TN 38103.  Hotel:  Sheraton Memphis Downtown, 250 N. Main St., Memphis TN 38103.  HR: $151 single/quad.  Guest rooms may be booked, NLT 3/11/2022 by calling (888) 627-7220, mention “US Chess", or online at 

https://book.passkey.com/go/uschess2022.

Byes: One 1/2-point bye available (limit one) any round if requested prior to the start of Rd. 1.  Byes may not be revoked after Rd. 1.

Scoring: Team score = total of top four (minimum two) finishers from each school per section.  K-12 Championship first place individual and team, including ties, will be the National High School Champion. 

Schedule: Opening ceremony: Fri. 12:45 pm. Round start times: Fri. 1 pm and 7 pm, Sat. 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm, Sun. 9 am and 2 pm. Awards Ceremony:  Sun., approx. 7 pm.

Entry Fee: $70/participant postmarked or online by 3/21, $90 online by 3/28, $105 online by 4/7, $110 on site; $30 extra for all phone registrations; $30 fee for roster or section changes after 3/25 or any onsite changes. ONLINE REGISTRATION STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!  DO NOT MAIL ANY REGISTRATIONS AFTER 3/21!

Onsite registration: Thurs. 9 am - 9 pm & Fri. 8 am - 11 pm. Players who register or change sections after 11 am on Friday will receive a 1/2-point bye for Round 1. Players must disclose any other, non-US Chess over-the-board (OTB) ratings.

Awards: Medals to top individuals & trophies to top teams in each section.  Every player receives a commemorative item! Full list of awards on tournament website.

Side Events: Bughouse: Thurs. 11 am, Reg. onsite only (no online or phone reg for Bughouse) Thurs. 9 -10 am, $30/team. K-12 Blitz: Thurs. 5 pm, Reg. online until Thurs. 2 pm, onsite until 4 pm. Blitz EF: $30 by 3/28, $40 after or at site. Class medals will be awarded in Blitz. Full list of awards on tournament website.

General questions: Contact nationalevents@uschess.org. Also check tournament website; many questions answered there. Team Room questions: Contact Pete Karagianis at pete.karagianis@uschess.org or 931.200.9477.

Entries: online (STRONGLY PREFERRED!) at www.uschess.org/tournaments/2022/hs or by mail at U.S. Chess Federation, Attn.: 2022 HS Championship, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557. (Do not mail registrations after 3/28!)  Advance entries and pre-tournament instructions are given on tournament website. See website for additional information about the event, advance entries, awards, meetings, team rooms, updates, corrections, and registration forms.

Tournament website:  www.uschess.org/tournaments/2022/hs.

Address:

255 N Main St
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Sections: 6
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: Yes
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Boyd Reed
Email: nationalevents@uschess.org
Phone: 931-787-2244

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