3rd Annual Austin Chess Club Championship

Friday, January 04, 2013 7:00 PM - Sunday, January 06, 2013 7:00 PM
Austin Chess Club
  • Austin Bridge Center
  • 6700 Middle Fiskville Road
  • next to Taj Palace
  • Austin, Texas 78752

Visit theAustin Chess Club websiteLink will open in a new windowfor a full list of prize winners!

Hotel information:
If you're looking for accommodations for this weekend's tournament, players in previous years have stayed at the Drury Inn (6711 N IH,78752 (512) 467-9500) or the Baymont Inn (7100 North Interstate 35, (512) 452-9401), usually booking thru Hotels.com or the hotel's website. We have also been contacted by the Orangewood Suites Austin Central, located directly behind Pappadeaux Restaurant. They have offered us a special rate. The Single King Suites is $70.00 and the Two Bedroom Lofts are $90.00. Call the hotel directly at 512-459-3335 and ask for the Austin Chess Rate. You can contact them at sales@owsuites.com or by phone at 512-699-5858.

Three sections, 5SS with $3350 in guaranteed prizes. Online registration available NOW! Note: ALL USCF members eligible to compete for prizes. However, you must be an Austin Chess Club member BEFORE the start of the tournament to be crowned club champion.

5SS in 3 sections. GUARANTEED money prizes ($3350 total!). Open to all USCF members. 20 Grand Prix Points!
Please bring your board and clock!

Please note - Entries are limited to the first 140 participants!!! Check the pre-registration list for an up-to-date count of entries received.

Sections
3 sections:

All sections: 3-day schedule: G/90 with 60 sec increment per move
2-day option: rd 1 G/90 with 5 sec delay
Sections merge in round 2.

January 2013 Supplement used to determine section and prize eligibility. USCF-rated; current USCF membership required.

Championship (rated above 1800), Reserve (1400-1799), and Novice (U1400). May play up only 1 section.

Unrateds placed at the discretion of chief TD. Unrateds only eligible for place prizes.

One half-point bye allowed per player. Must request before the end of round 2.

Entry fees:
Championship EF:
$50 mailed by 12/15, $60 thereafter/site.
Reserve EF: $45, $55 thereafter/site.
Novice EF: $40, $50 thereafter/site.
Re-entry $25, all sections.

Schedule:
3-day:
Registration: Fri. 6:00-7:00pm
Rounds: 01/04 7:30pm, 01/05 1pm & 7pm, 01/06 9:30am & 3:30pm.
2-day: Registration: 01/05 8:00-8:40am
Round 1: 9:00am then merge with 3 day.

Prizes:
Championship:
$600-400-200, U2200: $250-100, U2000: $250-100.
Reserve: $400-200, U1600: $200-100.
Novice: $250-100, U1200: $100-50, U1000 $50.

Byes:
One
1/2 pt. bye if requested before end of Rd. 2.

Entries: Online registration available soon!
Online registration preferred.
Click on the blue 'register now' starburst to begin the registration process.
Credit cards ok online.
Cash or credit cards onsite.
Mail entry information (registration form) and/or check payment to:
Lori Balkum, P.O. Box 1386, Round Rock, TX 78680.
(Make checks payable to AustinChessTournaments.com)
Ph: 512-417-9008
Info: Lori.Balkum@AustinChessTournaments.com
NS, NC, W, JGP.

See our Online TLALink will open in a new window on USCF's website!