Washington High School
Chess Association

2015 Washington State
Mini-Teams Championship
Saturday, December 5, 2015

 

Register by email before Friday, December 4th at 3:00 pm.

Site

Meridian High School, 194 W Laurel Road, Bellingham, WA 98226    ( See Google maps driving directions )

Meridian High School, Bellingham, WA

Directions

Take these directions with you on tournament day!
From I-5 northbound:

Eligible

Any Washington High School, Middle School or Junior High School is eligible to enter as many teams as desired.

Extra players or singles are welcome! WHSCA staff will compose teams from the extra players.

All players on a team should be from same school, except for composed teams approved and/or made by WHSCA staff. WHSCA staff will try to keep teams of two together by adding an extra player from another school.

Private school coaches may propose a composed team consisting of high school and middle school players from the same private school. Public school coaches may propose a composed team consisting of high school and middle school players that will feed into that public high school. This should not result in the creation of a super team. For instance if a coach has five high school players and four middle school players. The coach needs to make one all high school mini team and one all middle school mini team. The coach can't have their highest rated high school player or highest rated middle school player on the composed team. WHSCA staff will have final approval for all composed teams in an effort to maintain fairness.

Format

One section. It will be a five round, Swiss system section, pairings by TEAMS of three players each.

Schedule

Doors open at 8:45 am.

All pre-registered teams must check in no later than 9:25 a.m. to play in Round 1.

Players' meeting 9:45.

Rounds: 10:00, 11:25, 1:15 pm, 2:40, 4:00. Awards soon thereafter.

Be patient with tournament directors – team events are difficult to run.

Time Control

Game/30 with 5 second delay (30 minutes per player per game).

Recording of moves required until one player has less than 5 minutes on the clock, when both players may stop recording. Touch-move rules apply throughout entire game.

Entries

100% advanced registration only by e-mail. Only E-mail entries will be accepted!

To register, compose your email message and include:

Send all entries to Siva Narayanan at sivashakthi@gmail.com.

All player entries must be received by Friday, December 4th at 3:00 pm.

No completely new team registrations on site (except for WHSCA composed teams).

Entry Fee

$30.00 per team ($10 individual)

Make Checks Payable To

WHSCA (Washington High School Chess Association).

All payment for entry fees is to be paid at check-in. Do not mail your entry fees.

Rated

Northwest Scholastic Rating System (NWSRS). No memberships are required.

Bring

Sets, boards, clocks, pencils, competitive desire. Please do not come unprepared to WHSCA tournaments.

Awards

An appropriate amount of trophies and medals.

Concessions

There will be some concessions at the tournament site, featuring fresh baked goods!

WHSCA Staff

Tournament Director: Siva Narayanan

Floor Judge: Randy Walther

Questions

Siva Narayanan at sivashakthi@gmail.com

Day of tournament, call the TD's cell phone 206-963-1841

Lodging

The Comfort Inn (4.3 miles south of Meridian High School on WA-539) is offering the best deal. They will rent both single king and double queen rooms for $80 if there is enough demand. However, if there are only a couple teams that price only goes as high as $94. They have a pool, hot tub, and full complimentary breakfast.

Comfort Inn, 4282 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA 98226
Reservations: 360-738-1100