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2024 AGCA Invitational – Spring Edition

The Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy is hosting an in-person 2024 AGCA Invitational Norm Tournament on May 24-28, 2024.

Organized by GM Alex Mista (Chief) and GM Andrey Stukopin (Deputy).  Chief Arbiter is IA Diana Tsypina.

Game Pairings/Results:
IM Norm tournament
GM Norm tournament

Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy
7801 North Lamar Blvd
Suite A123
Austin, TX 78752

SCHEDULE (G/90,+30)
two 10 player round robin sections (1 for IM norm seekers, 1 for GM norm seekers)
●  1st round: Friday, May 24, 2024, 6:00 PM
●  2nd round: Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM
●  3rd round: Saturday, May 25, 2024, 4:00 PM
●  4th round: Sunday, May 26, 2024, 10:00 AM
●  5th round: Sunday, May 26, 2024, 4:00 PM
●  6th round: Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:00 AM
●  7th round: Monday, May 27, 2024, 4:00 PM
●  8th round: Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 9:00 AM
●  9th round: Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 3:00 PM
NOTE: All players are expected to play all 9 rounds.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Current FIDE Laws of Chess apply. This tournament is FIDE and US Chess rated.
-All games will use the equipment provided. –Players shall sign scoresheets after each game.
Electronic Device Policy: players are strictly forbidden from having electronic devices with them during the game, even if they are turned off. Players found with any device during the game may lose the current game. Turn in cell phones at the arbiters’ desk before each round. No electronics are allowed in the playing hall unless they are checked in with the arbiter.
Default/forfeit time: 60 minutes unless the arbiter decides otherwise. White’s clock will be started at the start of the round even if the players are not present.
-The organizers request that all players arrive on time for each round.

$850 (norm seekers)
●  $650 (foreign federation norm seekers)
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