8th Annual Austin Chess Club Championship

Friday, January 05, 2018 7:00 PM - Sunday, January 07, 2018 8:00 PM
Austin Chess Club
  • Austin Bridge Center
  • 6700 Middle Fiskville Road
  • next to Taj Palace
  • Austin, Texas 78752
5SS in 3 sections with $3400 in guaranteed prizes. ALL USCF members eligible to compete for prizes. Note: No "playing up".
Registration open!

Please bring your board and clock!

Please note - Regular entries are limited to the first 160 paid participants! After capacity has been reached, please email to be added to a waiting list. Check the pre-registration list for an up-to-date count of entries received. Players rated above 2200 have a guaranteed space, but pre-registration is requested. (The USCF is requiring this policy to keep our Grand Prix status.)

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
Schedules merge in round 2.

January 2018 Supplement used to determine section and prize eligibility. USCF-rated; current USCF membership required.

Championship (rated 1800 and above), Reserve (1400-1799), and Novice (U1400). Please note - "Playing up" is not allowed. Do not ask for exceptions.

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

Entry fees:
Championship EF:
$55 mailed/submitted by 12/01, $65 thereafter/site.
Reserve EF: $50 mailed/submitted by 12/01, $60 thereafter/site.
Novice EF: $45 mailed/submitted by 12/01, $55 thereafter/site.
Re-entry $25, all sections.

Schedule:
3-day:
Registration Fri 01/05 (space permitting): Fri. 6:00-7:00pm
Rounds: 01/05 7:30pm, 01/06 1pm & 7pm, 01/7 9:30am & 3:30pm.
2-day: Registration Sat 01/06 (space permitting): 8:00-8:40am
Round 1: 9:00am, then merge with 3 day schedule.

Prizes:
Championship:
$600-400-200, U2200: $275-125, U2000: $250-100.
Reserve: $400-200, U1600: $200-100.
Novice: $250-100, U1200: $100-50, U1000 $50.

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 December 1st. Withdrawals after December 1st will incur a $10 withdrawal fee. If you withdraw in December after capacity has been reached and we are able to replace you with someone on the waiting list, you will also be eligible for a refund (minus the $10 withdrawal fee). However, no refunds after Saturday, December 31st!

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