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11/8/03 SATURDAY


New combined format…




Site:  Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. SW.  From the south: From I-5 take exit #181 (44th Ave. W).  Turn left (north) onto 44th.  Proceed 4 miles on 44th to 168th.  Turn left (west); go through 3 traffic lights.  School appears shortly on the left.  From the north: From I-5 take exit #183 (164th St.) And turn right (west).  Proceed on 164th until road curves southbound and changes into 44th Ave. W.  At 168th turn right (west) and go through 3 traffic lights.  School appears shortly on the left.  Give yourself plenty of time; these are very congested areas.  Take these directions with you on tournament day.  Park in front and head for the tallest building you see.  Entrance is on the NE corner of the great hall.  Emergency phone (206) 794-6010 (Kirk’s cell)

Eligible:  Any Washington High School Middle School or Junior High School is eligible to enter as many teams as desired.  Note that 5th graders attending a middle school are welcome too.  Extras or singles are welcome – we will compose teams from the extra players.  Note, no pre-composed teams from mixed schools will be allowed – all decisions on composed teams will be made by WHSCA staff in an effort to maintain fairness.

Format:  Two sections: High School Only, and MS/JHS only.  Note, these two groups will NOT play each other in this event – these are like two separate tournaments in one building on the same day (yes, we’re doing this to reduce our workload).  Each section will have five rounds, one Swiss section, pairings by TEAMS of three players each.  All players on a team must be from same school, except "extra" players from a school may be invited to complete a team with only two players.  No substitutions.  All tie-breaks for awards for trophies broken by team Solkoff except for the title, by speed chess (Game/5) whole team playoff.  Team does not change once set at registration. 

Schedule:  Register by mail, e-mail or FAX.  100% pre-registered tournament:  All pre-registered teams must check in no later than 9 a.m. to play in the first round.  Players' meeting 9:45.  Rounds: 10:00, 11:45 a.m.; 1:30, 2:45, 4 p.m.  (Note the new schedule due to the difficulty of running two events simultaneously.)  Awards Soon thereafter.  Rounds 4 & 5 moved up if possible.  Be patient with tournament directors – team events are difficult to run.

Time Control: Game/30 or Game/25 with 5 sec 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.

Rated:  Washington Scholastic Rating System (WSRS).  No memberships required.

Bring: Sets, boards, clocks, writing utensils, competitive desire.  Please do not come unequipped to WHSCA tournaments!

Food on Site:  No concession will be available on site.  (may change – stay tuned)

Awards:  An appropriate list of trophies and other awards.  Remember how good WHSCA trophies are!

TD:  WHSCA staff.

Advance Entries:  $24 per team, received by November 7.  No completely new team registrations on site (except for WHSCA composed teams).  FAX option: Coaches may register teams by FAX to (425) 921-4040 through 6 p.m. Friday Nov 7.  Payment in full for all faxed entries is due Sat a.m. before those players may compete.  Please use the team entry form MiniteamsEntryForm.html.  No telephone entries, please!  E-mail option team entries to by 6:00 PM 11/7.

Make checks payable to: Washington High School Chess Association (WHSCA).  Mail to:  Kirk Winges, 18031 NE 99th Ct., Redmond, WA  98052. 

Questions, problems, info? Call:  Paul Zurybida, (425) 776-6655, or Kirk Winges (425) 921-4013 (W) or (425) 867-9231 (H) or (206) 794-6010 (Cell – and day of tournament)