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 12pm; all rounds as soon as possible after that. We will conclude around 4pm. For those coming straight from the 10am Mass at St. Joseph parish or others who want to come a bit early, we will have a pizza lunch starting at 11:30am.
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 expect to play 4-5 rounds in the lower sections, but will end a round early if the final round cannot be completed by close to 4pm]
Prizes: trophies for top finishers in the lower 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: pizza lunch and small snacks will be provided; other food can be brought by players but please no nuts or peanuts.