4th Austin Chess Club Summer Open

Friday, July 06, 2018 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 08, 2018 8:00 PM
Austin Chess Club
  • Austin Bridge Center
  • 6700 Middle Fiskville Road
  • next to Taj Palace
  • Austin, Texas 78752
Registration opens March 1st! 5SS in 3 sections with an increased prize fund of $4025 in guaranteed prizes. ALL USCF members eligible to compete for place prizes. Note: No "playing up". (See tournament description for full details and special cases.) July 2018 supplement!


Please bring your board and clock!

Please note - Online entries are limited to the first 160 PAID participants, with a maximum of 60 per section! Check the pre-registration list for an up-to-date count of entries received. Once registration for your section reaches capacity, please register online for the waiting list; you will be moved to the tournament and payment requested once space is available. Players rated above 2200, please contact registrar after registering for the waiting list. Your entry will be transferred to the tournament and payment requested. (The USCF is requiring unlimited access for 2200 to keep our Grand Prix status.) Onsite registration will be open Friday night and Saturday morning, space permitting.

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.

July 2018 Supplement used to determine section and prize eligibility. Please note -"Playing up" is not allowed. However, players whose current, unofficial rating would place them in a higher section than their July supplement rating may ask for an exception, space permitting. USCF-rated; current USCF membership required.

Championship (rated 1800 and above), Reserve (1400-1799), and Novice (U1400).

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:
$55 mailed/submitted by 05/15, $65 thereafter/onsite.
Reserve EF: $50, $60 thereafter/onsite.
Novice EF: $45, $55 thereafter/onsite.
**Only paid entries will be guaranteed a spot in the tournament and paired for round 1.**
Re-entry $25, all sections.

Schedule:
3-day:
Registration Fri 7/6 (space permitting): Fri. 6:00-7:00pm
Rounds: 7/6 7:30pm, 7/7 1pm & 7pm, 7/8 9:30am & 3:30pm.
2-day: Registration Sat 7/7 (space permitting): 8:00-8:40am
Round 1: 9:00am, then merge with 3 day schedule.

Prizes:
Championship:
$800-400-200, U2200: $300-150, U2000: $250-100.
Reserve: $450-250-100, U1600: $200-100.
Novice: $250-125-75, U1200: $125-75, U1000 $75.

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

Entries: 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.

Refund Policy:
Full refunds available until May 15th. Withdrawals after May 15th will incur a $10 withdrawal fee. However, no refunds after Wednesday June 20th!

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