Format: 4 Round Swiss
Time Controls: Game 30/+30. Notation is required throughout the entire game due to +30 increment.
Equipment: Sets provided. Bring chess clocks capable of increment. USCF-approved electronic notation devices will be allowed. NO cell phones or other electronics in the playing area. Put phone in your backpack and go outside (between games only) if you need to make a call. No laptops, hand-held game units, etc. This applies to players, spectators, parents, etc. Only non-playing TD will be allowed to use phone for tournament purposes. These are standard procedures at chess tournaments because of past episodes of cheating. (Just get used to it. 😊)
Entry Fee: In advance, Adults: $20, players under age 19: $10. (In advance means if you register by email before 8/20, allowing TD to verify your USCF information in advance). $30 at the door if you did not pre-register.
Register by email by Friday 8/20 to email@example.com. Include name, USCF number, and current rating. YOU MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER OF USCF BEFORE REGISTERING. Join or renew at www.uschess.org Bring tournament entry fee (correct change, cash only) to tournament. You must check in and pay when you arrive at tournament or you will not be paired in the first round. If you arrive late or fail to check in and pay, you will risk a bye (0 or .5 pt.) at TD’s discretion. Phone number for notifications during or just prior to tournament: 325-716-0096.
Coffee shop will be closed to the public on afternoon of tournament, which will ensure quieter playing conditions, but tournament participants will be able to purchase food and drink during our event. Bring money or credit card for food and drink purchases. See menu at https://www.thebeardedbarista.com/ Coffee shop is very roomy and has couches and chairs for resting between games.
Schedule: Late Register and/or payment: 12:30-1:00. First Round: 1:15. Other rounds ASAP.
Prize Fund: 1st Place (guaranteed): $50. Other prizes depend on entries. A minimum of 85% of entry fees will go to prizes.
San Angelo Chess Club: Brenda Hardesty, Senior TD, William Bodnar, Chase Ross
The Bearded Barista
2412 College Hills Blvd.
San Angelo, TX 76904