2018 American Stars Scholastic Championship
April 15, 2018 @ Atrium Hotel
18700 MacArthur Blvd. Irvine, CA. 92612 949-833-2770

There are 6 sections in this tournament, one for every possible skill level. Non-Rated K/6 Capture The King sections do not require any membership, do not use clocks, nor keep chess notation. The rated sections are Under 500 & UNR, Under 800, Under 1100, Under 1400, and Open. Here is a breakdown of all the sections as well as the round times.

Non-Rated/Capture The King Section

This is a K-6 section with trophies to top 6 finishers and top 2 clubs. A club must have two players in that section to qualify for a club trophy. Rounds: 9am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. This is a total of 10 games for each player. Neither clocks nor keeping score are necessary.

USCF Rated U500 and U800 Sections

These are USCF rated tournaments. They are all 5 rounds using the Swiss System. Trophies go to the top 6 finishers as well as the top 2 clubs. The round times for these players are 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, and 3pm. The time control for all games is G/30 with a 5 second delay.

USCF Rated U1100, 1400, and Open Sections

These are USCF rated tournaments. These sections are 5 rounds total. We will be using the Swiss System. Trophies go to the top 6 finishers as well as the top 2 clubs. The round times for the Under 1100 section are 9am,, 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm, and 4:15. The time control is G/45 with a 5 second delay. The Under 1400 and Open round times are 9am, 11am, 1:15pm, 3:15pm, and 5:15pm. The time control for these sections is G/55 with a 5 second delay.

Entry Fees

The Non-Rated K/6, USCF Rated U500 and U800 sections are $35 before April 10th. On April 10th or after, the entry fee is $45. The USCF Rated U1100, U1400, and Open sections are $45 before April 10th. On April 10th or after, the entry fee is $55.

Registration

Online here below or by downloading the flyer and mailing it to Hanley Chess Academy, 9050 Candlestick Lane, Cypress, CA. 90630.

Refund Policy

Refunds requested before April 10th will be processed with a $10 processing fee. Refunds requested from 4/11/18-4/14/18 will be processed with a $15 processing fee. No refunds on April 15, 2018.

Important Notes

  • A Club is any team that has at least 2 members. The top 3 scores will count toward the Club point total. If a player wishes to compete for a club, he/she must designate before the beginning of round 2 and be able to provide proof if he/she is asked.
  • Lunch times are when you see opportunity between rounds.
  • Parking is $3 by validation from the hotel front desk.
  • One 1/2 pt. bye available but not available in the last round.
  • Your rating on April 13th will be the official rating for the tournament.
  • Onsite registration is from 7:30am to 8:30am on April 15th. If you register after these times, we do not guarantee a first round pairing for your child. Also, if there are an odd number of players in any section, the lowest rated player with the least amount of points will receive a 1 pt. bye meaning he/she will not have a game. However, this 1 point counts as if that player won a game so this does not hurt his/her trophy opportunities. There is a limit of one, 1/2 point bye and 1, 1 point bye per player.
  • If there are a small number of players in a section, we reserve the right to combine sections.
  • Parents are offered the first 5 minutes of rounds 1 and 2 to take pictures. After this, we need the playing room only for tournament directors and the players.
  • We reserve the right to inspect any electronic device if there is suspicion of using engines or some other analysis device. If found to be using any of these devices, player will be withdrawn from the tournament with no refund.
  • Inappropriate behavior is unacceptable and will result in exclusion of tournament with no refund. Each child must have adult supervision at all times during tournament. Children found unsupervised by an adult/appointed adult will be removed from tournament and parent fined $50. Any fines must be paid before child is allowed back into tournament or future tournaments.

  • Non-Rated K/6, USCF U500/UNR & U800 Tournaments

    Entry Fee
    Section
    Name & USCF ID#
    Names of Club and Head Coach

    USCF Rated U1100, U1400, and Open Sections

    Entry Fee
    Section
    Name, USCF ID#, & Name of Club