2024 National High School (K-12) Championship

April 5 - 7, 2024
Baltimore MD   (Bughouse & Blitz April 4)

Playing site: Baltimore Convention Center · 1 West Pratt Avenue · Baltimore MD 21201

Host hotel: Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor 401 West Pratt Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

The hotel is connected to Baltimore Convention Center.

7 Round Swiss in 6 Sections
K-12 Championship
K-12 Under 1900
K-12 Under 1600
K-12 Under 1200
K-12 Under 800
K-12 Unrated

March rating supplement will be used. Players must disclose other Over-the-Board (OTB) ratings with entry. Players with other OTB ratings may be moved to a different section at the discretion of US Chess.

Team score is total of top four finishers from each school per section.
A team must have at least two players but no maximum number of players. The top four scores in a section will count for the team score in that section. All players on a team must come from the same school.

National Championship
First place individual and team in the K-12 Championship section, including ties, will be the National High School Champion.

Time Control: Game/90 d10
Each player has 90 minutes to complete the game with a 10 second grace period each move.

Entry Fee:   $80 postmarked or online by February 26, $100 postmarked or online by March 11, $130 online by March 25, $180 thereafter online.

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 11AM EASTERN APRIL 4! NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION! NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION STRONGLY PREFERRED!
  • DO NOT MAIL ANY REGISTRATIONS AFTER MARCH 11!
  • $30 change fee for roster or section changes after March 11 or any on site changes.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND LINKS:

  • Up to two 1/2 point byes available any round if requested before round 1.
  • A half-point bye in round 1 must be requested at the time of registration, or on-site before 11 AM Friday.
  • A half-point bye request for rounds 2-7 not requested in advance must be requested two hours before the scheduled start of round 2.
  • Players requesting a section change late (after 11 AM Friday) will not be paired for round 1, will receive a half-point bye, and will begin play with round 2.
  • Current US Chess Scholastic Regulations are linked here
  • 2024 National HS Schedule of Events is linked here
  • Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor: $36/day self-parking. No valet parking available.
  • Click here for Baltimore Convention Center parking information.
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