Location: The Ackles Center across the street from St. Joseph Grade School in South Bend (711 E Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46617)
Time: doors open at noon; players meeting at 12:20pm; round 1 at 12:30pm; all rounds as soon as possible after that. We will conclude around 4:30pm.
Normally, we have at least 3 USCF Rated Sections 1. Beginners: U300; 5 games, G25/52. Intermediate U800; 4-5 games, G25/53. Advanced: Open; 3 games, G40/5. The advanced section will be split into 6-8 person groups by rating.
[above is the projected sections and time controls, but these may be adjusted based upon sign-ups; we've had a number of tournaments with multiple advanced sections; we've had one tournament where we combined the advanced and intermediate into a U1000 section]
Prizes: a choice of chess books for the top finishers in the beginners and intermediate sections; winner of each advanced section group will win a small cash prize [50% of the group's registration fees]
USCF Membership: this is a rated tournament so all participants need a USCF membership, which can be purchased at the USCF website: https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php
Food: snacks will be provided as part of the entry fee; other food can be brought by players but please no nuts or peanuts.