2024 North/Central Texas State Scholastic Championships

Junior Grand Prix, State Championship Event
Houston Marriott Westchase

Event Overview

March 1-3 2024              A State Championship event

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

2024 Texas State Scholastic Chess Championships, 7SS, Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston Texas, 77042. $139 rate includes American Breakfast Buffet, Call 1-800-452-5110 to make reservations mention group code DCC  or register online thru link on web page. Reserve by 2/13/2024 or rate may not be honored. Note that the rate can sell out, so make reservations early

Tournament is open to any Kindergarten-12th grade student living in Texas or going to school in Texas. Note that players may play in either the South Championships or the North Central Championships or they may play in both. Also note that if a student has played in another state’s closed championship, they may not play in this tournament.

Four championships: TX North/Central Primary Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central Elementary Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central Middle School Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central High School Scholastic Championships. EF: $44 by 2/4; $55 by 2/26; $73 after or on site. On Site Registration: Friday, 5:30-6:15pm, Saturday, 8-8:30am. Saturday registrants will receive a 1st Rd. 1/2-pt. bye. Two 1/2-pt. byes allowed as long as one of the byes is for round 1, if requested by the end of Rd. 2.

Sections: K-1 Championship, Primary (K-3) Championship, Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 600), Elementary (K-5/6) Championship, Elementary JV (K-5/6 Under 800), Elementary Novice (K-5/6 Under 500), Middle School (6-8/9) Championship, MS JV (6-8/9 Under 900), MS Novice (6-8/9 Under 600), High School (9-12) Championship, HS JV (9-12 Under 1000). See Article IX, Section 1E, TCA Bylaws for each section's eligibility requirement, https://texaschess.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/TCA-Bylaws-11-Mar-2021.pdf

February Supplement will be used.

John W. Griffin Memorial Chess Scholarship award sponsored by JWG Memorial Scholarship Fund. They will present a certificate to the winner (on tie-breaks, if needed) of the High School Championship ($1,200). The certificate is to be used for secondary education at an accredited institution at some point in the future. We will redeem the certificate and pay directly to the institution.

Texas Chess Association Scholarship Awards will go to the top five players (on tie breaks, if needed) and top girl (on tie-breaks, if needed) in the HS (9 - 12) Championship Section as follows: 1st Place - $600 scholarship, 2nd Place - $500 scholarship, 3rd Place - $500 scholarship, 4th Place - $500 scholarship, 5th Place - $500 scholarship, 1st Place Girl - $500 scholarship. TCA will provide scholarship winners with Award Certificates and instructions on how to claim the award upon enrollment to a post-secondary university program. If the top girl finishes in any of the top five places, the 6th place finisher will receive a $500 scholarship, and the entire $3,100 will be awarded, accordingly.  If she finishes in first place, the same applies but she will receive the $600 scholarship and the 6th place finisher will receive a scholarship as mentioned above.

Trophies for top 15 individuals and top 10 teams in each section plus participation medals for all, and plus Score Awards for players scoring 4 or more points that do not win an individual trophy. Note that trophies will not be given out in advance and must be picked up at awards ceremony.

Schedule: Round times vary depending on the Section. For round times check website. Time controls: All High School and Middle School Championship Sections: Rds 1 G/45 d5; Rounds 2-4 G/60; d5, Rds 5-7 G/75; d5. All Elementary and Primary and K-1 sections as well as MS JV and MS Novice: rds 1-4 G/45; d5, rds 5-7 G/60; d5. For round times see link on website.

Side Events: Blitz and Bughouse. See website for side events. Side event registration on site only.

All registrations (except side events) available on line: see http://www.dallaschess.com/2024TexasScholastic/index.htm and you can download flyers and entry forms. Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club. Mail entries to Dallas Chess Club, c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719. For tournament info, visit our website or contact Barbara Swafford, Click here to show mail address  or 214-533-0061. Refunds will be given only up to 2/26 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/26 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 2/28. There will be a $5 surcharge per player for phone registrations. USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals by phone after 2/28 as we are driving to the site; after 2/28 email changes to Click here to show mail address or on site 3/1 at Houston Westchase Hotel. NS, NC, W.


2900 Briarpark Dr
Houston, TX 77042
United States

Sections: 11
Grand Prix Points: 0
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: Yes
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Barbara Swafford
Email: info@dallaschess.com
Phone: 214-533-0061