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Requirements for Arizona Title Chess Events (edited April 29, 2015)

Our primary concern is assuring the quality of Arizona Title Events.

ACFI accepts proposals and expressions of interest for the running of chess events that award state titles for Arizona

Every State Championship shall be:

1) open to all players in the category, or

2) open to all players who advance from a designated qualifying tournament. Designated qualifying tournaments shall be open to all players in the category.

Each State Championship event shall contribute $2.00 per player to ACFI unless the ACFI board has approved other arrangements.

An organizer who presents an expression of interest or a proposal for the running of a state title event implies an agreement to follow ACFI Scholastic requirements and guidelines for the event.

An organizer making an expression of interest or a proposal should do so with the understanding that the requirements for the event must be met.

Please see the full text of this article to review the rest of the requirements.

Arizona State Scholastic Tournament Regulations

ACFI Approved Scholastic Events

 The following rules are considered standard for all ACFI approved scholastic events. The ACFI board must approve any deviation from these rules.

1) Unless otherwise covered in ACFI rules, USCF rules and scholastic guidelines apply.

2) No event awarding State Scholastic titles shall award cash or cash equivalent prizes to players below grade 12; acceptable prizes include, but are not limited to, trophies, plaques, ribbons, certificates, and medals.

3) Trophies shall not be sold at any Arizona scholastic state championship events. No award shall be sold at a State Scholastic Championship event, if the same prize is also awarded by the event.

Requirements for Arizona Title Chess Events

Our primary concern is assuring the quality of Arizona Title Events. ACFI accepts proposals and expressions of interest for the running of chess events that award state titles for Arizona Every State Championship shall be 1) open to all players in the category, or 2) open to all players who advance from a designated qualifying tournament. Designated qualifying tournaments shall be open to all players in the category. Each State Championship event shall contribute $1.50 per player to ACFI unless the ACFI board has approved other arrangements. An organizer who presents an expression of interest or a proposal for the running of a state title event implies an agreement to follow ACFI Scholastic requirements and guidelines for the event.

Bylaws of the Arizona Chess Federation, Inc.

ARTICLE I: Name and Official Address The name of the corporation shall be the Arizona Chess Federation, Inc., hereinafter referred to as the ACFI. The official address shall be the mailing address of the President. ARTICLE II: Purposes The ACFI is organized and will be operated exclusively for educational and fraternal purposes to promote and develop chess as art, sport, recreation, and science and as a tool for prevention of antisocial behavior. In furtherance thereof the ACFI will: • promote the interchange of information among ACFI members, other chess organizations, and the general public;

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