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By Jerry Nash   
November 27, 2007
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November 27, 2007                                                             (931) 787-1234 #145
Press Release #36 of 2007                                                   [email protected]

U.S. Chess Federation National K-12/Collegiate Gallops to Houston, Texas!

(Crossville, TN) The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) will be awarding 14 National Championship titles to some of its youngest members at the annual K-12/Collegiate Chess Championship tournament. This year’s event is at the Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar, Houston, Texas 77010, from December 7-9, 2007.

The main event will consist of seven rounds of chess play over three days for kindergartners through college-age players, with participants only playing opponents within their own grade level. A champion will be crowned in each section: K through 12th grades and a collegiate champion. In addition to individual prizes, there is a team competition in each section that also awards national titles.  In pre-registrations, so far 38 states are represented--with close to 2,000 young chess enthusiasts expected to complete the final tally!

Two side events will also take place during the weekend’s chess festivities:

The 2007 K-12/Collegiate Bughouse Championship will played on Thursday, December 6 at 11 a.m. (Bughouse is a version of team chess where two-player teams face each other. The time control is also only five minutes per team per game!)

The 2007 K-12/Collegiate Blitz Chess Championship on Thursday, December 6 at 5 p.m. (Blitz chess is played with a time control of five minutes per player per game.)

A simultaneous chess exhibition will take place Friday, December 7 at 9 a.m. with Grandmaster Gilberto Hernandez, the 2007 Texas State Champion, taking on a multitude of challengers!

MyChessPhotos.com, the official photography studio for this event, will award a $250 scholarship to the player scoring the biggest upset!
MonRoi will be covering the games live! Stay tuned!

The Awards Ceremony will take place Sunday evening from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Additional details related to these events can be found at: http://main.uschess.org/tournaments/2007/k12/ . You can also view “Advanced Entries” from our website!

The 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