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Congratulations to our 2018 State Champions.
502 players at State
Denker Representative: Jack Easton
Barber Representative: Cael Province
National Girls Representative: Sheena Zeng
2018 State Individual Winners
2018 State Team
Winners K-3 Henri Van Zandweghe St. Mary's Academy K-5 Kolbe Engel St Francis of Assisi Elementary K-8 Cael Province Lawrence Southwest Middle School K-12 Jack Easton Lawrence Freestate High School
2018 Grade Level Championship Winners
1st Derek Engel, St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, Wichita (SFAW) 2nd Oliver Bowman, Washington Elementary, McPherson (WSME) 3rd Jackson Lukic, The Independent Elementary, Wichital (TIEL) 4th Luke Tran, St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, Wichita (SFAW) 5th Austin Tran, St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, Wichita(SFAW) 6th Cael Province, Mill Creek Middle School, Lenexa (MCKM) 7th Jason Kilian, Wichita Adventist Christian Academy, Wichita (WACA) 8th Nicklas Helget, Thomas More Prep, Hays (TMPM) 9th Ryan Duan, Lawrence Free State High School, Lawrence (LAFS) 10th Isaac Lee, Lawrence High School, Lawrence (LAHS) 11th William Wang, Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park (BVNW) 12th William Brown, Trinity Academy High School, Wichita (TAHS)
General Scholastic Chess Information
- As soon as a Coach/Sponsor attends their first tournament they are a voting member of this organization. The annual meeting is held during the State Championship.
All, except the State Championship (pre-register only a week prior to the event), have on-site registration 8:15-8:45 am the day of the tournament for a higher fee;
All have no limit on the number of students that may represent that school, but team scores are figured on the top four players from a school based on their results that day.
Must have six rounds (every player will play six games) with the first round starting around 9:30;
Some tournaments have the first round at Game-20 or Game-25 and each other round at Game-30 5sd (each player has 20-30 minutes to make all of their moves);
All are run by United States Chess Federation Rules. except:
- K-3 sections are not required to take notation.
- If a player is under 5 minutes, he may request a player to notate (no one may offer)After another person begins keeping score that score sheet may no longer be used for any type of claims.
- The person keeping score may not interfere in the game in any manner (no talking, making noises, etc.).
- If your opponent has a person taking notation (5 min rule), then the player may also request a person to notate.
- If spectators are allowed in the room, then a player may freely go ask a person (usually a teammate) to notate. If spectators are not allowed in the tournament room it is recommended the TD give a player 2 minutes (pause clock) to find a person to notate.
- The person who is requesting to keep score may not be a tournament director at this tournament or another player who still has a game in progress.
- Each round is paired using the "Swiss-system" of pairing players. After the first round each player is paired against another player with the same score. A player will never be paired against a player from their own school, except during the last round when all players in the top score group are from the same school and no other school could tie or beat that school for the team tournament.
- When a school has a significantly large number of players in a section then a TD has the discretion to break a Team into sub teams in coordination with the coach. This should be done prior to the start of the tournament.
- See Bye policy at the bottom of this page
- Individual tiebreaks will be Modified Median, Median, Solkoff, Sonneborn-Berger, Cumulative, Coin flip
- Team tiebreaks will be Total individual Median, Total Solkoff, Total Sonneborn-Berger, Total Cumulative, Coin flip
- Team players may not play each other except for the following. (Includes State)
- If teams are divided into subteams as per section 8
- If after five rounds, two or more players are 5.0 and the result of two teammates playing will not affect the team standings, then these two teammates may play each other. This will be determined by the TD.
- If two or more players are 6.0 after 6 rounds, then a blitz playoff G/5 sd 0, will be used to determine the tournament champion, otherwise tiebreaks will be used.
State Championship Qualifier
K-12: Attendance at a minimum of two tournaments.
K-12: Teams that need to fill a fourth player requirement is attendance at a minimum of two tournaments.
K-8, K-5, K-3: Attendance at a minimum of two tournaments.
Attendance is defined as playing 4 games (without byes) for any tournament.
In order to participate in any KSCA-organized event (Grade-level Championship, State Championship, or Girls State Championship), a player must be eligible per KSCA guidelines.
For the Grade-level and Girls State Championships, players must be eligible only, while for the State Championship, players must be eligible and fully qualified.
In the KSCA database, a player's status will be listed in the "title" field as:
Q- Qualified, student meets KSCA eligibility guidelines and has two tournament qualifications
P - Partially qualified, student meets KSCA eligibility guidelines and has one tournament qualification
N (or blank) - Not qualified, student meets KSCA eligibility guidelines but has no tournament qualifications
I - Ineligible, student has violated KSCA eligibility guidelines