5th Austin Chess Club Summer Open

Friday, July 03, 2020 10:00 AM - Sunday, July 05, 2020 8:00 PM
Austin Chess Club
  • Austin Bridge Center
  • 6700 Middle Fiskville Road
  • next to Taj Palace
  • Austin, Texas 78752
6SSin 3 sections with a guaranteed prize fund of $4025. ALL USCF members eligible to compete for place prizes.July 2020 supplement! Online registration is open!

Please bring your board and clock!

Please note - Online entries are limited to the first 160 PAID* participants! Check the pre-registration list for an up-to-date count of entries received.

Section and Schedule Details:

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

Schedule A: all rounds G/90 with 30 sec increment per move
Schedule B: rd 1 G/90 with 5 sec delay, all remaining rounds G/90, inc 30 (merges with Schedule A in round 2)
Schedule C: rd 1 and 2 are G/90, d5, all remaining rounds G/90, inc 30 (merges with Schedule A/B in round 3).

July 2020 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.

Please register for your anticipated section. If unsure of which schedule, choose A and contact the registrar later if your plans change. Players will be placed in the appropriate section once the July supplement is released. (Refunds for moving down will be made automatically. Cash payments requested onsite for players forced to move up.) USCF-rated; current USCF membership required.

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

One half-point bye allowed per player, if requested before 7/4, 12:00pm.

Entry Fees:

(Novice - Reserve - Championship**):
By 2/1*: $45 - $50 - $55
By 6/1*: $55 - $60 - $65
By 7/1*: $60 - $65 - $70
Onsite entries***: $65 - $70 - $75

*Only paid entries are guaranteed space in the tournament. Your entry must be postmarked/submitted online AND paid for by the date in question to qualify for that specific entry fee. A waiting list will be formed for any non-Championship section that exceeds 50 players. As of 6/20/20 all remaining seats will be released to the waiting list players.
**All players rated 2300 and over enter at the early $55 rate. Please register for your schedule of choice. Submit final screen and contact the registrar for an invoice. Free to the first 5 players rated over 2300 to register; must play all rounds (entry fee refunded at close of event).
***Onsite entries only when space permits. Reg. Fri 7/3 9-9:40am, Sat 7/4 3-3:45, 7-7:15pm.

Re-entry $30, all sections.

Round Times:

Schedule A: Rounds: 07/03 10am, 7:30pm, 07/04 1pm & 7:30pm, 07/5 10am & 4pm.
Schedule B: Round 1: 7/3, 4pm, then merge with Schedule A.
Schedule C: Round 1: 7/3, 7:30pm, Round 2: 7/4 9am, then merge with Schedule A/B.

Prizes:

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

Refund Policy:

withdrawal by 4/1: $5 service fee
withdrawal by 6/1: $10 service fee
withdrawal by 6/20: $15 service fee
No refunds for withdrawals between Saturday June 20 and July 1st UNLESS we can replace your entry.
Absolutely no refunds after July 1st.

Entry:

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 and/or check payment to:
Austin Chess Tournaments, P.O. Box 1386, Round Rock, TX 78680.
(Make checks payable to AustinChessTournaments.com)
Ph: 512-417-9008
Info: registrar@AustinChessTournaments.com
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