2017 Dewain Barber Scholastic
**$1,500 in College Scholarship Awards**
Open Section: 1st Place- $600 2nd Place - $350 3rd Place - $200
Under 1300 Section: 1st Place - $250 2nd Place - $100
(Please see terms below)
Sunday May 21, 2017
Atrium Hotel, 18700 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 833-2770
This tournament honors Mr. Dewain Barber. He has spent 44 years promoting scholastic chess and serving on numerous committees. He is the organizer of the annual Morrison and Staser Scholastic tournaments. He taught chess as a junior high teacher for many years. He also organizes his own National Tournament held every year alongside the US Open...the Barber Elementary Tournament of Champions. Therefore, this tournament will be in the format he always enjoys which is a Non-rated tournament where students can simply "come out and play chess..no keeping score, no clocks, just having fun playing chess...that is what it is all about."
It will be round robin format which means everyone plays everyone else in their grade. The games will be won by checkmate. Trophies will be awarded as they are in his Staser and Morrison tournaments...1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each grade level. Play begins at 9am and stops at lunch which will be approximately from 11:30am-12:30pm. Games will then resume at 12:30 and continue until all games are completed (no later than 3:30pm). The entry fee is $15 in honor of Mr. Barber who wanted kids to be able to afford the tournament, regardless of their economic situation. This $15 is before May 14th. On May 14th or after, the entry is $20. Registration is available online or by flyer.
USCF Rated Sections
We also have USCF rated sections in these tournaments. All players must be current USCF members. The sections are Open, U1300, U900, U500/UNR. The time control for the Open section is G/60; d5. The round times are 9am, 11am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm. The time control for the Under 1300 section is G/45; d5. The round times are 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm. The Under 900 and Under 500/UNR sections have a time control of G/30; d5. The round times for these two sections are 9am, 10:15am, 11:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:45pm. All USCF rated rounds may begin earlier if all games are completed from previous round and there are no objections. The registration for this USCF rated section is $30 before May 14th. On May 14th or after, the entry is $40. Trophies will be awarded to 1st - 4th places in each section. Boards and pieces will be provided. Please bring your own clocks, scorebooks, and pens/pencils.
Terms of Scholarship: The winners of the scholarships will receive their award money from Hanley Chess Academy payable to the name of that player when he/she provides proof of college entrance. This can be in the form of a class schedule or proof of payment of enrollment. In the case of ties, the money will be divided evenly.
For further info, please call 714-925-3195 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a refund is requested prior to May 29th, a $6 processing fee is charged. If requested on May 29th or after, a $10 processing fee is charged.
Finally, we ask you to read the following waiver. It is the same as on the registration flyer.
By my registration here online, I am acknowledging I am the parent/guardian of the child I am registering for. I am permitting him/her to participate in the 2017 Dewain Barber Scholastic Chess Tournament at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine, CA. on May 21, 2017. I understand I am completely responsible for my child for the entirety of time of the tournament. I understand if my child does not behave of the expected norm inside of a hotel, there will be a behavior fee of $50 that I must pay before my child is allowed to continue participating. I also agree to hold harmless Joe Hanley, Yvonne Hanley, Hanley Chess Academy or any other person volunteering or working in some capacity for this tournament. I also give permission to any staff member to render medical treatment should it become necessary. I agree to allow transportation to any hospital should this become necessary.