Tuesday nights at 6:45PM at the Talent Academy: 4835 Hwy 6, Missouri City, TX 77459
3 Rounds of G25 d/5 (25 minutes each with 5 second delay).
USCF Rated: All games will be dual rated by USCF, so all players must have an active USCF membership to play. Scholastic players can join or renew their membership at a discounted rate at http://chess.jliptrap.us/hgroup.htm. Non-scholastic players can join or renew their membership at https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess. To check to see your rating or verify that you are up to date visit http://www.uschess.org/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,181/.
Quads Tournament Format: Also known as Round Robin, players are placed into group of 4 players based on their USCF Rating. As stated above there are 3 rounds in the tournament with each player playing against each other once. Each player is guaranteed to play as white or black at least once. If there is an uneven amount of players, then the bottom section will turn into a Swiss paired 3 round section of 5 to 7 players.
Pre-registration: All players are encouraged to pre-register on the RCC website at www.rebeccachess.com/OTB. Fees for pre-registering are Current RCC kids: Free (special rate for promotion, then $10) and non-RCC players: $10.
Please note: Pre-registered RCC kids without showing up will lose free registration privilege for future events.
On-site registration: We will allow on-site registration as long as the maximum capacity has not been reached. Fees for on-site registration are Current RCC kids: $5 (special rate for promotion, then $15) and non-RCC players: $15.
Capacity: RCC Quads will be limited to 30 Players. Preference will be given to players that pre-registered if the capacity is reached.
Prizes: The top players of each section will receive a medal. We will have a medal/prize ceremony immediately after the completion of the last round of each section.
Eligibility: RCC Quads are open to chess players of any age. Quads are great for beginner and advanced players because you will play players within narrow rating sections. Also, in the quads sections, once both games are complete, the pairings are known ahead of time, so you can continue immediately, which speeds up the tournament length in most cases.
Goal: Even though there are prizes involved, our goal is to provide an opportunity for chess players to play against similar level players in a safe, fun, and quiet environment.
Notation: All players are encouraged to notate their games. Please bring scoresheets to write down your moves. Exceptions to this rule may be approved by the Tournament Director on a case by case basis. Score books will be available for purchase.
Results: Once the tournament is completed, the cross table of results will be submitted to USCF. RCC will also keep an internal record of the results on the RCC website.
Questions: For any questions about the chess format please e-mail Tournament Director Doug Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4835 Hwy 6
Missouri City, TX 77459