Ruston Chess Knights' December 2021 Swiss

Argent Financial Group

Event Overview


Players will be split into two sections based on rating. Unrated players may choose to play in either section. Players may be allowed to play up at the tournament director's discretion. This must be requested beforehand.



You may register early or onsite. Onsite registration is from 9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. on the day of the tournament. Early registration ends at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, December 9. You can early register by emailing, please include your name and USCF ID number when registering. Those who early register may pay on the day of the tournament.


Entry Fee

Early registration is $20. Onsite registration is $25. Cash only.



Both sections will play four rounds at a time control of G/45+5. Round times are 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. There will be a break for lunch between rounds two and three. Rounds will be accelerated when possible.



Face masks must be worn by all players and tournament attendees in all public spaces of the tournament venue - No Exceptions. Players are responsible for bringing their own face coverings. Face coverings must be properly worn and cover the mouth and nose. Players may be penalized or withdrawn from the tournament for failure to follow this rule.



  • Byes - one 1/2 point bye is allowed if requested before the start of round 2.

  • Equipment - please bring chess sets and clocks if you have them.

  • Membership - current US Chess Federation membership is required and may be purchased on site. However, we encourage you to register beforehand on their website.

  • Cash prizes - Prize fund will be 70% of entry fees received.

  • Late Arrival - Players who register early will be paired during the first round whether or not they have arrived (unless they have previously requested a bye). Unregistered players arriving after 9:20 a.m. may be given a 1/2 point bye, be given a zero point bye, or paired outside of standard pairing rules at the discretion of the tournament director.

  • Unrated players may play in either section. Those who play in the lower section will only be eligible for 50% of any prizes won.

  • Please park and enter in the front of the building.


500 E Reynolds Dr.
Ruston, LA 71270
United States

Sections: 2
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Matthew Moore
Phone: 318-243-3495

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