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Spring 2013 Grand Prix Chess Tournaments

Alachua County Scholastic Chess Association

Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM (EST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
K-1 Ended $40.00 $0.00
K-3 Ended $40.00 $0.00
K-5 Ended $40.00 $0.00
K-12 Open (USCF membership required) Ended $40.00 $0.00

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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 . 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 . 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 .





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 . 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.




Registration Form:


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_______________


School ___________________________________Email_______________________________________


Phone No.______________________________USCF ID (if have one) __________________



Mailing Address _____________________________________________________________________



City __________________________________Zip _________________________



Parent/Guardian Name and Signature must be included:






For more information, visit , email

or call (352) 373–9110.

Have questions about Spring 2013 Grand Prix Chess Tournaments? Contact Alachua County Scholastic Chess Association
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Cafeteria at Kanapaha Middle School
5005 Southwest 75th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608

Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM (EST)

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