9th Annual Austin Chess Club Championship

Friday, January 04, 2019 7:00 PM - Sunday, January 06, 2019 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 $4025 in guaranteed prizes. ALL USCF members eligible to compete for prizes. Note: No "playing up".

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. Once registration for your section reaches capacity, please register online for the waiting list; you will be moved to the tournament and payment requested once space is available. Players rated above 2200, please contact registrar after registering for the waiting list. Your entry will be transferred to the tournament and payment requested. (The USCF is requiring unlimited access for 2200 and up to keep our Grand Prix status.) Onsite registration will be open Friday night and Saturday morning, space permitting.

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
Sections merge in round 2.

January 2019 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 January supplement rating may ask for an exception, space permitting. USCF-rated; current USCF membership required.

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

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

One half-point bye allowed per player. Must request before the end of round 2.

Entry fees:
Championship EF:
$55 mailed/submitted & paid by 12/01, $65 thereafter/site.
Reserve EF: $50 mailed/submitted & paid by 12/01, $60 thereafter/site.
Novice EF: $45 mailed/submitted & paid by 12/01, $55 thereafter/site.
**Only paid entries will be guaranteed a spot in the tournament and paired for round 1.**
Re-entry $25, all sections.

Schedule:
3-day:
Registration Fri 01/04 (space permitting): Fri. 6:00-7:00pm
Rounds: 01/04 7:30pm, 01/05 1pm & 7pm, 01/6 9:30am & 3:30pm.
2-day: Registration Sat 01/05 (space permitting): 8:00-8:40am
Round 1: 9:00am, then merge with 3 day schedule.

Prizes:
Championship:
$800-400-200, U2200: $300-150, U2000: $250-100.
Reserve: $450-250-100, U1600: $200-100.
Novice: $250-125-75, U1200: $125-75, U1000 $75.

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. However, no refunds after Monday, December 31st!

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