|2007 U.S. Class Chess Championship Travels To Houston, Texas|
|October 17, 2007|
(Crossville, TN) The U. S. Chess Federation (USCF) will hold its 26th U.S. Class Championships in Houston, Texas under the direction of USCF affiliate Cajun Chess. The five-round national championship begins October 19, 2007 and concludes on October 21.
This prestigious event is open to all USCF members regardless of age. Players will compete in a Swiss-style format for a $10,000 prize fund (70% guaranteed based on 200 paid entries with a $7,000 minimum guaranteed.) The event offers both 2-day and 3-day schedules. There is a seperate side event for scholastic players on Saturday, October 20, during which our younger players will be competing for trophies, medals and prizes!
Players from Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon, California, Missouri, Arizona, District of Columbia and Canada have signed up so far. The playing site will be the DoubleTree Hotel in Houston, (15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77032). Make your hotel reservations now by calling 1-800-222-TREE or 281-848-400. Getting to the event will be easy--the hotel is less than one mile from Bush International Airport, and a free shuttle bus is available!
Entry fees are: $89 at site for Upper Sections; $59 at site for Class E, Unrated players, & Juniors (Under 18 yrs. old) playing in Class C, D or E. Entry fee for Scholastic sections is $25 at site. Additional details can be found at www.cajunchess.com (click on Upcoming Tournaments) which also offers an online entry area. You can also register by phone at: Cajun Chess - Jean Troendle or Franc Guadalupe: (713) 530-7820 or (504) 905-2971. A list of "advanced entries" is located at: http://www.cajunchess.com/tourns/pastTourns/pastTourn8.shtmlThe United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members. For additional information on the USCF see: http://www.uschess.org.