2016 Meridian Chess Tournament

tournamentThe first chess tournament of the 2016-2017 school year is coming up soon! Please go to www.austinchesstournaments.com to register your chess player if they would like to attend.

Don’t forget to choose your school as Austin Area Homeschoolers so that our club participants can play as a team!!! You must have a current US Chess Federation membership in order to compete. These can be purchased when you register.

2016 Meridian Chess Tournament

Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Meridian World School: 2555 North IH 35, Round Rock, Texas 78664
5SS, G/30, d5 in 9 scholastic sections. Open section also available. Registration is now open. Scholastic sections limited to the first 400 players, total.

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USCF rated chess tournament in 9 RATED scholastic sections. Scholastics: K-1 U400, K-3 new, K-3 U400, K-3 U800, K-5 U400, K-5 U800, K-5 any, K-12 U800, K-12 any. Open section for all adults and scholastic players rated 1200 and up.

Basics

This is a Swiss-system tournament, so everyone plays all day—there is no “elimination.” Players must know how to play the game of chess! We follow USCF rules including: touch-move, mandatory clocks if available, and notation. K-3 and younger sections are excused from taking notation.

Eligibility

“Under” sections are recommended for all new players and any student meeting the rating criteria. Please email the registrar or ask your chess coach for placement information..

With enough registrations, any section may be divided into two sections, or small similar sections may be combined.This is a rated tournament. All sections require a current USCF membership. Your USCF membership cannot expire before September 30, 2016. JTPs ok in K-3 and younger sections only. USCF memberships can be renewed/purchased at check-out.

Schedule

No check-in necessary for preregistrations. We will make every attempt to contact you in advance if we see a problem with your registration. Verify your entry ONLINE!
9:00 a.m. Open section begins. Open has 4 rounds, all rounds are are G/45, d5.
8:45 a.m Announcements begin in all scholastic playing rooms.
Players and coaches should be present.
9:15 a.m. Rd 1 begins. Scholastic sections have 5 rds, G/30, d5.
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Problem desk open. No changes for round 1 (bye or section) allowed after online registration closes. Requests for byes, withdrawals, player info edits and school information may be made onsite and go into effect as of round 2. NO Onsite registrations.

Approximate Round Times

Scholastic Sections:
round 1 – 9:15am, rd 2 – 11:15am, rd 3 – 1:15pm, rd 4 – 3:00pm
rd 5 – 4:30pm
Open Section:
rd 1 – 9:00am, rd2 – 11:00am, rd3 – 1:00pm, rd4 – 3:30pm

2016-2017 AAH CHESS CLUB BEGINS!

Welcome to the web page and another year for Austin Area Homeschoolers ChesChess Clouds Club!
 
The Austin Area Homeschoolers Chess Club is a weekly chess club for homeschoolers in the Austin area. We meet during the school year on Wednesdays beginning September 7th at the Hancock Recreation Center from 11:45 – 2:00 to play chess and have fun!
 
  • Signing in for Chess Club starts at 11:45. Parents and children help to set up tables, chairs, boards, and clocks to get ready for the day. We begin pairing the first round at 12:00, so if you are not there before by 12, you may not get paired for the first round but will still get to play the other rounds.
  • Chess club is NOT A DROP OFF!!! Parents must be with their children when they are in between chess rounds especially outside. We are not responsible for your children. 
  • Participants are from many different levels. We have beginners all the way to tournament players. We only expect children to have a good idea of how the pieces move.
  • We usually play 4 rounds of 10 minute chess (per player) and use chess clocks to keep play going. Don’t worry if your child does not know how to use a chess clock. We will help them, and it is a good thing to learn in case they ever want to participate in a tournament.
  • Parents are expected to help out wherever they can. We will have a sign up this year so that everyone can pitch in where they are able. We are all volunteers at AAH Chess. 
  • The Hancock Recreation Center charges an entry fee of $1 per chess player per week. This covers facility costs. Check in and pay at the rec center desk. Then check in at the chess club computer to enter the tournament.  
  • To cover club costs, membership dues are $20 per player per year. You may try for a time or 2 before paying dues. 
Please email me directly if you have any questions annaleise_hall@yahoo.com. If you plan to join us, please join our Yahoo email group to receive email updates at: aah-chess@yahoogroups.com

AAH Summer Chess Meetups

For those interesteChess sund in playing chess this summer, plan to join us at
Central Market (4001 N. Lamar) every other Wednesday, beginning June 1st.
Chess boards and clocks will not be provided, so please bring them with you if you can.
This is for casual chess and chess games like Bughouse.
Here are the details:

WEDNESDAY DATES: 
June 1, 15, 29
July 13, 27
August 10
TIME:  12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Summer Chess Camps

There are several chess camps around Austin offered this summer. Details follow:

king-bgSummer Chess Camp #1 at North Austin Mathnasium

Monday, June 06, 2016 – Friday, June 10, 2016

10401 Anderson Mill Rd  #109A, Austin, Texas 78750

Summer Chess Camp at Mathnasium featuring National Master Paul Chaplin. This camp offers five exciting full days immersed in a fun yet structured hybrid learning environment. Offering beginning and advanced grouping, individual and team competitions, t-shirts, awards and prizes!! Registration open!
Registration information is available now!Link will open in a new window. Please download the registration and camp details! Submit registration via mail or directly at North Austin Mathnasium.

St. Andrews Summer Chess Camp

Monday, June 06, 2016 – Friday, June 10, 2016

Hosted by St. Andrews Chess Camp and Rocks & Rooks

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School: 112 West 31st Street, Austin, Texas 78705

A fun and instructive way for students of all ages to learn and improve their chess game! Organized and run by local area instructors.

The St. Andrew’s Summer Chess Camp will be held over June 86-10. We will once again be at their centrally located campus off of Shoal Creek and 32nd street.

Students of all ages flood into this camp every year for fun and to improve their chess skills. We hire the best local chess teachers every year for this camp. The price is affordable and full and half-day sessions are available. Campers are divided into groups based upon experience and skill level. The groups focus on developing each camper’s skills through learning and playing.

Visit the camp websiteLink will open in a new window to download registration forms and learn more about the camp. (Registration opens in February.)

If you have registration questions, please contact Aimee Zivin at St Andrews 512-299-9861. In order to complete registration you must register, pay, and also submit a general information form. Directions are on the website.

Austin Area Scholastic Championships

13001097_966405770141230_8929420170259821622_nA number of AAH Chess Club participants competed in the Austin Area Scholastic Championships on Saturday. It was a great tournament with many competing for the first time. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated!!!  If you would like to know more about our club, you can find our website at www.aahchessclub.com
 
Competing for their very first time were: Danny Conner, Jace Dressen, Gabriel Anderson, Grayson Rorrer, and Naya Domingo.  
 
Our medal winners with a score 3-3.5 out of 5 games were: Jeremy Lara, Grayson Rorrer, Danielle Rye, Caleb Anderson, Evan Davis and Ian Hall. 
 
Anshu Chenurru won 1st place in the Elementary Championships Section
 
Grayson Rorrer competed in the K5 Under 300 section and won 6th place.
 
Carson Freidman competed in the 6-12 Under 900 section and won 5th place. 
 
Also in the 6-12 Under 900 Section: Carson Friedman, Tucker Water, John Birch, and Naya Domingo came in 4th place as a team.  
 
Tucker also won the Good Sportsmanship Award for excellence in his attitude, turning every opportunity into a learning experience, and for cheering his teammates on!
 
Anshu Chenurru and Rocco Trosclair came in 4th place in the Elementary Championships team division. 
 
In the Secondary Championship section: Abhiram Chenurru won 3rd place.
 
Abhiram Chenurru, Ian Hall, Caleb Anderson, and Evan Davis came in 1st place for the team trophy. 
 
Way to go AAH-Chess Club!

Casis Chess Tournament 2016

Congratulations to the AAH Chess Club for their participation in the Casis Chess Tournament!
Here are the AAH members who participated:
Carson Friedman
Davis Rye
Danielle Rye
Hazel Fleming
Walter Fleming
Josiah Ross
Judah Lara
Marie Young
Oliver Davis
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Individual Awards:  
We had 4 medal winners:  Davis, Judah, Marie and Oliver
Plus, Danielle had 4 wins and earned a 3rd place trophy in her section.
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Team Results:  
Carson, Danielle and Marie earned a 3rd Place Trophy in their K-12 Under 700 Section.
Great job!
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Special recognition also goes to Carson and Judah since this was their first Scholastic chess tournament.
Congratulations to all of the AAH players and their parents and grandparents who participated in this event!