Salute to Veterans: First Annual Southern   K-12​th​ South Grades Championship

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Hosted by Optimist Coastal Bend Chess Federation

  • Dr. M L Garza Charter School
  • 4129 Greenwood Dr
  • Corpus Christi, Texas 78416
7 Rounds Swiss System Chess Tournament (no elimination) . Open to Texas residents and Texas schools only. 13 separate tournaments, one per grade (K-12). Limited to the first 500 entries.

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November 11-12 2017


Dr. M L Garza Charter School 4129 Greenwood Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 7841


Grade - based sections are open to TX residents and Texas schools only. 13 separate tournaments, one per grade (K-12). USCF membership required. Must not expire before November 30, 2017.


Onsite Registration: Friday, November 11, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm; Saturday, November 12th 8 am to 9:30 am. ALL onsite registrations receive one half-point bye in the 1st round.

Rounds Times:
Elementary (K-5):
Saturday - (G/30) 10:00/12:30/2:30/4:30; Sunday - (G/45) 10:00/12:30/2:30
Middle School/High School (6-12): Saturday (G/45) 10:00/1:00/3:00/5:00; Sunday (G/60) 10:00/1:00/4:00

First requested or onsite bye is one-half point, any other requested byes will receive zero points.

Registration & Entries:

$40 if postmarked by November 1, 2017. $60 at site. Do not mail after October 25, 2017, as your entry may not be received on time. Incomplete entries, late and onsite registration entry fee: $60.00

Mail Entries to: OCBCF Grades Tournament PO Box 8291 Corpus Christi, TX 78468. Entry must include full name, current USCF ID and expiration date (or include membership fee to us chess), grade, school, age, DOB, phone number, and current address. Incomplete entries will be charged as on-site entry fee. Payment must accompany entry. Make check payable to OCBCF

Online registration on Facebook @Optimist Coastal Bend Chess Federation and the event website.

More details:

Sets provided, please bring clocks if you have them. Wheelchair accessible. No electronic devices unless approved by USCF or Chief Tournament Director.

Individual Tiebreaks: Modified Median, Solkoff, Cumulative, Opponent’s Cumulative. Team Tiebreaks: Total Individual Median, Total Solkoff, Total Cumulative, Total Opponents Cumulative.

Latest version of Swiss system will be used. Pairings created by this program are considered legal and may stand even if a pairing is not ideal. All USCF rules apply (including Rule 11h1). Accelerated pairings as needed. Swiss System

Every player must play in their own grade level. Chief Tournament Director’s decisions are final. November 2017 rating supplement will be used. Team members may play against each other.


Individual: Trophies 1st - 10th place, medals to remaining participants.
Team: 1st - 5th place.

We may add Friday Night Blitz and Saturday Night Bughouse...Watch the event website for updates.

Contact information:

Questions? Call (361)438-1015 or email.