2023 National K-12 Grade Championships
December 15-17 2023
(December 14: Bughouse & Blitz)
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819
NEW ENTRY FEE STRUCTURE
The entry fees for the last two deadlines are significantly higher than previous years. (The first two deadlines are the same as last year.)The goal is to encourage people to enter earlier, which makes planning much easier for US Chess.IMPORTANT: No entries will be accepted onsite. This includes last-minute “player swaps”. Also, no entries will be accepted online after 11am Eastern time, December 14.
13 Sections: Play only in your Grade.
December rating supplement will be used.
Click here for the current Scholastic Regulations.
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 registering after 11 AM Friday will not be paired for round 1, will receive a half-point bye, and will begin play with 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.
A Team must have at least two players, although no maximum of players. The top three scores in any section will count for the team score. All players on a team must come from the same school.
First place individual and team in each grade level, including ties, will be National Champion for their grade.
US Chess membership current through December 2023 is required.
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 if registered or postmarked by Nov. 20, $100 if registered or postmarked by Nov. 27, $130 by Dec. 4, $180 until 11am 12/14. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION. NO REGISTRATION BY PHONE. ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 11AM EASTERN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14. Do not mail anything after November 27.
$40 change fee for roster or section changes after Dec. 4 or on site changes.
No “player swaps” on site! If a player is withdrawing, you will be refunded the full entry fee, so long as the player is withdrawn before 11am Friday, December 15.
No refund if withdrawing after 11am Friday, December 15.
Register Online – Online registration is STRONGLY preferred.