The Championship sections:

The Championship sections are open for all players that fulfill both the age and the grade criteria. (Organized in 6 rounds played over two days with a time control of 60 minutes with a 10 second delay.)

Schedule:
10 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM (Saturday)
9 AM, 12 PM, 2:45 PM (Sunday)

Awards Ceremony: 5:30 PM (Sunday)

The Non-Championship sections:

The Non-Championship sections are divided by rating and also by grade and date of birth. (Organized in 5 rounds played in one day, either Saturday or Sunday with a time control of 30 minutes with a 5 second delay.)

Schedule:
10 AM, 12 PM, 1:30 PM, 3 PM, 4:30 PM (Saturday)
9 AM, 11 AM, 12:30 PM, 2 PM, 3:30 PM (Sunday)

Awards Ceremony: 6:00 PM (Saturday) and 5:00 PM (Sunday)

We have 14 different sections spread over 5 different grade levels:
High School: 3 sections open for grade 12 and below. Must be born after January 7th, 1998.
Junior High: 2 sections open for grade 9 and below. Must be born after January 7th, 2002.
Elementary: 4 sections open for grade 6 and below. Must be born after January 7th, 2005.
Primary: 3 sections open for grade 3 and below. Must be born after January 7th, 2008.
K-1: 2 sections open for grade 1 and below. Must be born after January 7th, 2010.

January 2018 official ratings from www.uschess.org will be used.

Unofficial ratings are usually used for players who are otherwise unrated. The Tournament Director (TD) reserves the right to assign estimated ratings to players with non-USCF ratings. Players who are unrated on the January 2018 USCF Official Rating List, or any unofficial or assigned rating may enter any section for which they also qualify by grade and birthdate. You may choose any section below for which a player qualifies by date of birth, grade and rating.

High School (Grade 12 and below, born after January 7th, 1998.)
High School Championship: Saturday and Sunday
High School Under 1900: Saturday
High School Under 1200: Saturday
Junior High (Grade 9 and below, born after January 7th, 2002.)
Junior High Championship: Saturday and Sunday
Junior High Under 1300: Sunday
Elementary (Grade 6 and below, born after January 7th, 2005.)
Elementary Championship: Saturday and Sunday
Elementary Under 1500: Saturday
Elementary Under 1100: Saturday
Elementary Under 700: Saturday
Primary (Grade 3 and below, born after January 7th, 2008.)
Primary Championship: Saturday and Sunday
Primary Under 1000: Sunday
Primary Under 600: Sunday
K-1 (Grade 1 and below, born after January 7th, 2010.)
K-1 Championship: Saturday and Sunday
K-1 Under 400: Sunday
On Saturday, January 6th
High School Championship (Rounds 1-3)
Junior High Championship (Rounds 1-3)
Elementary Championship (Rounds 1-3)
Primary Championship (Rounds 1-3)
K-1 Championship (Rounds 1-3)
High School Under 1900 (All rounds 1-5)
High School Under 1200 (All rounds 1-5)
Elementary Under 1500 (All rounds 1-5)
Elementary Under 1100 (All rounds 1-5)
Elementary Under 700 (All rounds 1-5)
On Sunday, January 7th
High School Championship (Final rounds 4-6)
Junior High Championship (Final rounds 4-6)
Elementary Championship (Final rounds 4-6)
Primary Championship (Final rounds 4-6)
K-1 Championship (Final rounds 4-6)
Junior High Under 1300 (All rounds 1-5)
Primary Under 1000 (All rounds 1-5)
Primary Under 600 (All rounds 1-5)
K-1 Under 400 (All rounds 1-5)