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2016 Texas State Scholastic Championships, Hosted by Dr. Americo Paredes Elementary, to be held at Simon Rivera High School, 6955 Ruben M. Torres Blvd, Brownsville, Tx 78526. Primary Hotel: TBD. Four championships in one great location: TX Primary Scholastic Championships; TX Elementary Scholastic Championships; TX Middle School Scholastic Championships; TX High School Scholastic Championships. EF: $42 by 2/19; $69 after 2/19 or on site. On Site Registration: Friday, 7-9pm,Saturday, 7-7:45am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st Rd. 1/2-pt. bye. One 1/2-pt. bye (for any round) allowed if requested by the end of Rd. 2. Sections: K-1 Championship, Primary (K-3) Championship, Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 700), Elementary (K-5/6) Championship, Elementary JV (K-5/6 Under 800), Elementary Novice (K-5/6 Under 500), Middle School (6-8/9) Championship, MS JV (6-8/9 Under 900), MS Novice (6-8/9 Under 600), High School (9-12) Championship, HS JV (9-12 Under 1000). See Article IX, Section 1E, TCA Bylaws for each section's eligibility requirement, February 2016 Rating Supplement to be used. Trophies for top 20 individuals and top 15 teams in each section plus participation medals for all, and plus Score Awards for players scoring 4 or more points that do not win an individual trophy. Note that trophies will not be given out in advance and must be picked up at awards ceremony. Please make arrangements for picking up trophies at award ceremony or to get trophy shipped. Schedule: Round times vary depending on the Section.  Time controls: All High School championship and Middle School Championship Sections: Rds 1-4 G/60; d5, Rds 5-7 G/75; d5. All Elementary, Primary, K-1, Middle School JV, Middle School Novice, & High School JV sections: rds 1-4 G/45; d5, rds 5-7 G/60; d5.For round times  see: Side Events: See website for side events. Side event registration on site only. All registrations (except Side events) available on line: see and you can download flyers and entry forms. Checks payable to Paredes Chess Booster Club. Mail entries to Paredes Booster Club, c/o James Houghtaling, 3700 Heritage Trail, Brownsville, Tx 78526. For tournament info, visit our website or contact James Houghtaling, or 956-698-2019. Refunds will be given only up to 2/29 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/29 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 2/29. There will be a $5 surcharge per player for phone registrations. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships.

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