Please read below for changes from last year.
Format: The club meets Tuesday nights, opening at 6:30 PM, unless otherwise noted. Tournaments are scheduled to run monthly starting on the first week of every month and ending on the last week (making for either 4 or 5 round tournaments each month). Most tournaments will group all players into one section, however we will run Sectioned events where players are grouped by rating, please see proposed scheduling below for a breakdown of each month.
Round Time: players must be present to be paired by 7:00 PM. Clocks begin at 7:15 PM. There are no exceptions unless authorized by the Tournament Director.
Bye Policy: For 4-round tournaments, one 1/2-point bye is allotted per tournament. For 5-round tournaments, two 1/2-point byes are allotted per tournament. Last round byes not given unless declared before the beginning of the tournament.
Entry Fee: Entry fee is $20, unless otherwise stated.
Club Fees: None.
Tournament Director: John Elmore.
Prizes: Prize structure based on total number of entries. Typically prizes are given to 1st and 2nd place, one or more Class prizes (depending on entries), and an Upset prize.
Proposed schedule for 2020:
For the Club Championship format for 2020, please read below: