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Arlington National Chess Day Open

October 12, 2019 Check in 8:30am - 8:50am.
Salvation Army YET Center in Arlington, Texas

Four Sections

Open - Four Rounds Swiss G/45;d5 (Open to all players.)
Round Times: 9:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:10 PM, 2:50 PM.

Reserve - Four Rounds Swiss G/45;d5 (Published ratings under 1500 and unrated)
Round Times: 9:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:10 PM, 2:50 PM.

Novice - Five Rounds Swiss G/30;d5 (Published ratings under 900 and unrated)
Round Times: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:10 PM, 2:10 PM

New Player - Four Rounds Swiss G/30;d5 (designed for players new to rated chess)
No Entry Fee - No Cash Prizes
9:30am: Introduction to Rated Chess w/Q&A
Round Times: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:10 PM, 2:10 PM

Registrations

Entry Fee: $20 if received by 11:59pm on day before event or $25 onsite (No entry fee for New Player section)
New Player Section: Register 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM onsite or online. Open, Reserve, Novice: Register 8:30 AM – 8:50 AM onsite (cash or credit card) or
Register now online

Details

  • Byes - If requested before the start of the first round, one 1/2 point bye may be taken in any but the last round. Other byes are zero points.
  • Equipment - We provide sets. Players should bring clocks if they own them. We do have some clocks available.
  • Membership - Current US Chess Federation membership required and may be purchased on site.
  • Cash Prizes - Prize fund will be 90% of what is left after expenses are deducted from entry fees.
  • Late Arrival - Players who pay early will be paired during the first round whether or not they have arrived. Unregistered players arriving after 8:50 AM 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.

For Those New to Rated Chess

If you are planning to play in the 'New Player' section, we will provide a quick introduction to rated chess tournaments and answer all of your questions. You will have a chess rating from the US Chess Federation if you play in all four rounds.

We will help you register for the US Chess Federation on the morning of the tournament. There is a cost that varies by age:

  • $17 for ages 12 and under for one year USCF membership
  • $22 for ages 13-15 for one year USCF membership
  • $26 for ages 16-24 for one year USCF membership
  • $40 for ages 25 and up for one year USCF membership

This section is ONLY open to players who have never played in a rated tournament and invited house players chosen to help make ratings more accurate.

NOTE: This section is for players new to rated chess, not for anyone that doesn't know how to play chess.

Contact Us to get any of your questions answered.