Location: The Ackles Center across the street from St. Joseph Grade School in South Bend (711 E Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46617)
Time: round 1 at 9am (players meeting at 8:45am); all rounds as soon as possible after that. We should finish by 3pm.
3 USCF Rated Sections 1. U500 (limited to K-3 students); 5 games, G25/52. U1000; 4 games, G40/53. Open; 3 games, G55/5[above is the projected sections and time controls, but these may be adjusted based upon sign-ups].
Prizes: trophies for the winners and runner ups of the lower sections; open section winner and runner up will split 60% of open section sign-up fees [$40/$20 based upon 10 registrants]
USCF Membership: this is a rated tournament so all participants need a USCF membership. For players in the first section (K-3), there is a free junior membership that we will take care of at the time of the tournament. For the second section, players need a paid USCF membership, which can be purchased at the USCF website.
Food: small snacks and pizza will be provided; other food can be brought by players but please no nuts or peanuts.