2022 National K-12 Grade Championships

Junior Grand Prix, National Championship Event
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Event Overview

Format: 7SS, G/90 d10.  13 Sections. Play only in your grade section – No “playing up” allowed. December Rating Supplement will be used.

Site:  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor MD 20745.  Guest rooms can be booked, NLT 11/12/2022, by visiting the tournament website or calling (301) 965-4000, mention “US Chess”. HR: $159 Single/Double (fees and applicable taxes not included).

Byes:  Maximum two 1/2-point byes available, any round except Round 7, if requested prior to the start of Rd. 1.

Scoring:  Team score = total of top three (minimum two) finishers from each school per grade. First place individual and team, including ties, will be the National Champion for their grade.

CORRECTED Schedule: Opening ceremony Fri. 12:45 PM. Round start times: Fri. 1 PM & 6 PM, Sat. 9 AM, 1:30 PM, & 6 PM, Sun. 9 AM & 1:30 PM. Awards Ceremony: Sun., approx. 6 PM.  Special round start times for K-1 sections: Fri. 1:30 PM & 5:30 PM, Sat. 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM, & 5:30 PM, Sun. 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM. K-1 Awards Ceremony:  Sun. approx. 5:30 PM.

EF: $80/participant postmarked or online by 11/21, $100 postmarked or online by 11/28, $115 by 12/5, $120 on site; $30.00 extra for all phone registrations; $30 fee for roster or section changes after 11/28 or any onsite changes.

Registration:  Onsite registration Thurs. 9 AM to 9 PM & Fri. 8 AM to 11 AM. Players who register or change sections after 11 AM on Friday will receive a 1/2-point bye for Rd. 1.

Awards: Awards to top individuals & top teams in each grade. Every player receives a commemorative medal! Full list of awards on tournament info page.

Side Events: Bughouse: Thurs. 11 AM, Reg. onsite only Thurs. 9-10 AM, $30/team. Bughouse Awards: Top 5 Teams. Blitz: K-6 and K-12, G/5 d0, Thurs. 5 PM, Reg. onsite until 4 PM. Blitz EF: $40 by 11/28, $50 after or at site. Blitz Awards: Awards in K-6 and K-12 sections.  Full list of awards on tournament info page.

Team Rooms:  Limited availability. Contact Pete Karagianis: pkaragianis@uschess.org. General Questions: nationalevents@uschess.org.

Entries: U.S. Chess Federation, Attn.: 2022 K-12 Championship, P.O. Box 775308, St. Louis MO 63177 or online at https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/tournament.php?wkevent=2022K12. DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING AFTER NOVEMBER 9!  There have been significant mail delays.  Online registration STRONGLY encouraged.  

See website for additional information about the event, advance entries, hotel reservations, awards, team rooms, meetings, updates, corrections, and registration forms, http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2022/k12/.


201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
United States

Sections: 13
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Boyd Reed
Email: nationalevents@uschess.org
Phone: 931-787-1234