Our first rated Standard event of the year will be taking place this weekend. I have already mentioned this to players that were present at last Tuesday’s chess meet. Morgen Mills, one of our highest rated players who represented us well at the Canadian Closed a couple of years back, will be in attendance. Details are as follows:
Entry fee: $15 ($10 for Juniors and Seniors) CFC Membership is required this event. It is currently priced at $44 a year. For those renewing their memberships or purchasing a new one, the entry fee for the event will be waived.
Time controls: 75 minutes + 30 second increment added after every move.
Tournament format: Swiss, 5 rounds (if we get 6 or more players). Half-point byes will be available if requested in advance, however they won’t be available for the final round.
Registration: Friday March 20th, 6pm
Rounds 2 and 3: March 21th, 9am and 12:30pm
The prize structure remains TBD by the number of attendants. Morgen has generously offered to pay the rating fees so the fund will be 100% of the entry fees.
Those that are intending to play in this event, please let me know by e-mail or phone: (709) 770-6579. Please bring boards and clocks if possible.