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.

The Upset prize will require a minimum 100-point rating difference, and will require a decisive result (draws will not qualify). Each month will reset with a new upset prize, no longer will the prize fund be carried forward if no upsets occur in a given month.

 Proposed schedule for 2020:

  • January -> 4-Round Swiss, Open, 40/80 sd/30 d/5
  • February -> 4-Round Swiss, Open, 40/80 sd/30 d/5
  • March -> 5-Round Swiss, Open, 40/80 sd/30 d/5
  • April -> 4-Round Swiss, Open and U1600, 40/80 sd/30 d/5
  • May -> 8-Round Swiss, Open, g/45 d/5; 2 games per night
  • June -> 5-Round Swiss, Open, 40/80 sd/30 d/5
  • July -> 3-Round Quads By Rating, 40/80 sd/30 d/5
  • August -> 4-Round Swiss, Open, 40/80 sd/30 d/5
  • September -> 5-Round Swiss, Open, 40/80 sd/30 d/5
  • October -> 4-Round Swiss, Open, 40/80 sd/30 d/5
  • November-December -> Club Championship

 

For the Club Championship format for 2020, please read below:

  • Players qualify for the Championship by being one of the top 8 spots in total "game points" (see below) over the course of the year. Should a person in the top 8 spots choose not to play, the next highest scoring player will get first right of refusal. This process will continue until all spots are filled.

  • If players tie for a qualifying spot(s), number of games played during the year (including full-point byes) will be the tiebreaker. If another tiebreaker is needed, we'll figure it out.

  • The eight will be seeded according to their accumulated points into a knockout tournament (a regular Swiss tournament will also accompany this event, for those who did not qualify).  Championship schedule will be broken down as follows:

    1. November (3,10): Quarterfinals - 4 Game Mini-Matches at g/45 d/5

    2. November (17,24), December (1): Semifinals - 4 Game Mini-Match - 2 Games at 40/80 sd/30, and 2 Games at g/45 d/5

    3. December (8,15,22): Finals - 4 Game Mini-Match - 2 Games at 40/80 sd/30, and 2 Games at g/45 d/5

  • "Game points" will be calculated by:
     

    To further explain the upset point scenarios:
     
    1. Number of game points earned (wins or draws) during tournaments.

    2. Byes given during the tournament, whether full or half point byes.

    3. By getting Bonus Points, which will be given in one of two ways:
       
    • For winning or sharing the winning of an event and/or section. Each winner gets their game score, plus "bonus" points for winning the event. Bonus points are derived by matching the winning score for the event with a pool of extra points. Those extra point are then divvied among the winners. For the single winner example, going +4-0=0 in a 4-week event with one winner counts as 8 game points for that player. In the shared winner example, going +4-0=0 in a 4-week event with two winners counts as 6 game points for each player (4 game points for the win, bonus pool of 4 points divvied among two winners, resulting in an additional 2 points a piece).

    • For upset results. A player is awarded 0.5 points for each 100 points of upset, to be capped for the tournament at the bonus point pool for the winners. No rounding of ratings -- 1900 beats 2000, 0.5 points earned. 1900 beats 1999, 0 points earned.
    • Player A plays 4 rounds and goes 2-2, and one of those wins he beats someone 330 points above him. The tournament winner takes clear first with 4-0. He would get 2 for his wins plus 1.5 (0.5 for each 100 rating points) to get a total of 3.5.
    • Player A plays 4 rounds and goes 2-2, and one of those wins he beats someone 930 points above him. The tournament winner takes clear first with 4-0. He would get 2 for his wins plus 4 (0.5 for each 100 rating points would equal 4.5, but his score has to get capped at the tournament winner’s bonus pool, which is 4) to get a total of 6.
    • Player A plays 4 rounds and goes 2-2, and one win he beats someone 330 points above him and the other win he beats someone 930 points above him. The tournament winner takes clear first with 4-0. He would get 2 for his wins plus still get 4 (0.5 for each 100 rating points would equal 1.5 and 4.5, but his score has to get capped at the tournament winner’s bonus pool, which is 4) to still get a total of 6.