Southern State Grade Level Chess Tournament

Please join us as we salute our Veteran's at this Chess Tournament on Veteran's Day. We encourage everyone to wear colors symbolic to our veteran's: Red, White, and Blue!

We ask that if anyone has a family member who is/was a veteran, to email us a picture and information of their service at the so that we can prepare a presentation of our Veterans. We will share this during the Chess Tournament, Facebook, and here on our website. Thank you in advance!

Salute to Veterans

First Annual Southern

K-12th South Grades Championship

7 Rounds Swiss System Chess Tournament (no elimination)

November 10th, 11th, 12th 2017

Dr. M L Garza Charter School

4129 Greenwood Dr.

Corpus Christi, TX 78416

Grades open to Texas residents and Texas schools only. 13 separate tournaments, one per grade (K-12). Limited to first 500 entries.


Elementary (K-5th): Sat. (G/30) 10:00/12:30/2:30/4:30. Sun. (G/45) 10:00/12:30/2:30.

MS/HS (6th-12th): Sat. (G/45) 10:00/1:00/3:00/5:00. Sun. (G/60) 10:00/1:00/4:00

First requested or onsite bye is ½ point, any other requested byes will be zero point.

Entry Fee: $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.

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. Email:

Online registration on Facebook @Optimist Coastal Bend Chess Federation and our website:

$40 until October 29th/$60 after that. Incomplete entries, late and onsite registration entry fee: $60.00

Onsite Registration - 1st round ½ point bye:

Friday, November 11, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm; Saturday, November 12th 8 am to 9:30 am

Sets provided, please bring clocks if you have them.

No Smoking. No Computers. 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 rating supplement will be used. Team members may play against each other.

Prizes — Individual: Trophies 1st - 5th place, medals to last place. Team: 1st - 3rd place.

Click below for Friday night Blitz and Saturday night Bughouse!

Questions? Call (361)438-1015 or e-mail.

First Name______________________ Middle_______________ Last Name_______________

US Chess ID__________________________ Exp. Date___________________ Grade:________

DOB:__________________________ Age: _______ School: ___________________________


City:___________________________ State:________ Zip:_________________

½ pt. Bye Round if any_______ 0 pt. bye rounds:____________________

Entry Fees: $______ USCF Fees: $______ Total Fees included $_________