Come to visit Bel Air for two days of chess and explore our town!
For players of all levels! Tournament for USChess Members and casual players.
At the Bel Air Armory, 37 N Main St, Bel Air, MD 21014 on Oct 8 and 9.
USChess Rated Tournament
Two sections over two days. A 5 round Swiss System, G/90 + 10. Prizes $1,365 based on 50 entries. Entry Fee: $35 with registration before 10/7. $40 on site. Advance registration HERE to secure a $35 rate that you pay on site!
Open Section: 1st $350; U2000 $210; U1800 $210, U1600 $175
U1400 Section: 1st $175; U1200 $140; U1000 $105
Saturday Oct 8:
Registration; 8:00 – 8:45 am
Round 1, 9:00; Round 2, 12:50 pm; Round 3:10 pm
Sunday Oct 9:
Round 4, 9:00 am; Round 5, 1:00 pm.
Please bring set, board, clock if possible. While we have many board sets and clocks, this is a big event, and we may run a bit short.
Casual Players Tournament
Saturday Oct 8: A great first tournament! This is a five-round tournament (Swiss System), where players are not eliminated. Registration is FREE with prizes to the top 3 finishers! Time control is 30 minutes per player with 10 seconds added per move.
Saturday, Oct 8:
Registration 8:00 am – 8:45
Round 1, 9:00 am
Round 2, 10:20 am
Round 3, 12:50 pm
Round 4, 2:10 pm
Round 5, 3:30 pm
For the Casual Players Tournament: We may or may not use clocks based upon availability of equipment. If a game runs a long, we may impose a clock to maintain the schedule.
We strongly urge all USChess players to play in the rated section.
37 N Main St
Bel Air, MD 21014