A Word About Elevators
The Sheraton Dallas Hotel (North, Center, and South Towers) and adjoining Conference Center feature many elevators and escalators to get you to your competition rooms in a timely fashion. However, it is the fundamental responsibility of all contestants and judges to arrive on time to rounds. Due to the large volume of attendees at the National Tournament, you are strongly encouraged to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to the start of the first round to allow adequate time to board the elevators at least ONE HOUR in advance of round 1.
To access competition rooms via elevators, you must board from the first floor. If you are staying in a guest room and need to switch towers or make your way to the Conference Center, you MUST be downstairs prior to 7:00 a.m. each day to ease the burden on the elevators. Keep in mind that many rounds will be held in unoccupied guest rooms and other larger meeting spaces located up to 37 floors above the first floor lobby. Elevators are operated by tournament officials.