Alachua County Scholastic Chess Association
Spring 2013 Grand Prix Tournaments
Location:Kanapaha Middle School cafeteria at 5005 SW 75th Street, (Tower Road), Gainesville, FL
Spring Schedule: K-1,K-3 & K-5 K-12 Open
ACSCA Grand Prix #1 Sunday, January 27, 2013 Rounds 1, 2 & 3 Rounds 1 & 2
ACSCA Grand Prix #2 Sunday, February 24, 2013 Rounds 4, 5 & 6 Rounds 3 & 4
ACSCA Grand Prix #3 Sunday, March 17, 2013 Rounds 7, 8 & 9 Rounds 5 & 6
w/Awards Ceremony w/Awards Ceremony
*New for 2012-2013 school year*
All four sections will be rated by the U.S. Chess Federation.
However, the only section that REQUIRES a USCF membership is the K-12 Open.
K-1 and K-3: Players are encouraged to join the US Chess Federation at www.uschess.org/join . If a player does not join the USCF, he/she will receive a USCF rating but will not be a card-holding member of the USCF.
K-5: Players are encouraged to join the US Chess Federation at www.uschess.org/join . If a player does not join the USCF, he/she will receive a temporary 3-month USCF membership.
K-12 Open: Players are required to have a current USCF membership. To join or renew, visit www.uschess.org/join .
There are 3 ways to register for the Fall Grand Prix.
1) Save time and a stamp by registering for all three tournaments simultaneously and securely online before 9pm on January 26, 2013, at springgrandprix.eventbrite.com . There is no extra charge for online registration.
Fee: $40 for all three tournaments
2) Fill out the registration form on the back and mail it to the address below. Mailed registration fees must be receivedby the Friday preceding each tournament.
Fee: $15 per tournament; $40 for all three tournaments
3) Register onsite between12:30pm – 1:15. Registration forms will be available.
Fee: $20 per tournament
Make all checks payable to ACSCA. For mail-in entries, send registration form to:
ACSCA, P.O. Box 12197, Gainesville, FL 32604
Schedule (Day of Tournament):
Late Registration: 12:30 – 1:15pm
All players must arrive by 1:15pm.
Sections K – 1, K – 3, K – 5 Section K – 12 Open
Round 1 1:30 – 2:30 Round 1 1:30 – 3:00
Round 2 2:30 – 3:30 Round 2 3:00 – 4:30
Round 3 3:30 – 4:30
A player may miss one of the first two Grand Prix days and receive bye points (½ point out of
2 rounds in K-12 Open and 1 point out of 3 rounds in all other sections). This request must
be made at least 24 hours in advance.
All participants will receive either a ribbon or a medal at each tournament
In sections K-1, K-3, & K-5 any one-day score of 2, 2½, or 3 points will receive a medal.
In the K-12 Open, any one-day score of 1½ or 2 points will receive a medal.
On the last day, any players who attended all three tournaments will be given a participation trophy.
Grand Prix scores are cumulative. At the end of Day 3, the top five scoring individuals in each section will be awarded a Grand Prix Trophy.
Grand Prix trophies will also be awarded to the top two scoring teams in each section. While team sizes may vary, a team score will consist of only the three top scoring boards/individuals from each section of each participating team.
Please Note: All participants must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult member of
their school or chess club. No student is to be dropped off. Parents and coaches will be
responsible for the actions of their students at all times. Good sportsmanship and proper
behavior is expected at all times both during and between rounds.
Circle tournaments to be entered: Sep 30 ● Oct 21 ● Nov 11
Circle section: K–1 ● K–3 ● K–5 ● K–12 Open
Name ______________________________________________ Grade ________ DOB_______________
Phone No.______________________________USCF ID (if have one) __________________
Mailing Address _____________________________________________________________________
City __________________________________Zip _________________________
Parent/Guardian Name and Signature must be included:
or call (352) 373–9110.