$48 early — NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Olathe – 12080 South Strang Line Road, Olathe, Kansas, 66062
Format: 4 rounds Swiss – Game/60 with 5 second delay (Dual-Rated); Two Sections: Open, Reserve-U1700 (Based on January 2021 Rating Supplement and CCA minimum rating lists)
Schedule: Saturday: Rd 1 – 9:30AM; Rd 2 – 12:00PM; Rd 3 – 3:00PM; Rd 4 – 5:30PM — see tournament flier for more details.
Prizes: Total Prize fund is $800.00 in 2 sections, each for $400. Prizes will scale up or down proportionally based on entries in each section.
Open ($400 based on 24 players): $200 – $100 – $50; 1st U1900 – $50
Reserve-U1700 ($400 based on 24 players): $200 – $100 – $50; 1st U1400 – $50
All prizes are paid in full by check when a clear result is determined.
Tournament Directors: NTD Brian Yang (Chief TD); NTD CJ Armenta (Assistant TD)
Equipment: Please bring boards, sets and clocks to the event. Limited Acerook Chess Enterprises’ equipment will be available to loan per round basis.
Players are expected to know the rules in U.S. Chess Federation’s Official Rules of Chess – 7th edition
and any updated rule changes since the 7th
edition. There is a time delay of 5 seconds. 1 Half-point bye is offered for rounds 1-3, if requested prior before the start of the tournament
. In addition, all players must follow these additional COVID-19 TOURNAMENT PROCEDURES AND RULES —
see tournament flier for full details: New Year Bash tournament flier
Capacity will be capped to the first 48 entries registered successfully using ACE online registration system. Online registration will open on December 12, 2020 at 12:00PM; registration system will be closed after 48 entries have registered or by January 1, 2021, 11:00PM, whichever comes first. All entries are non-transferrable and non-refundable. This is to be fair to all interested players and prevents withdrawals – there will be no wait-list or lottery system to fill any vacant spots. There will be no on-site registration.
Exception: In the event that local, state, and/or federal health guidelines prevents the tournament to be held, all players’ entry fees will be refunded.
Online registration will open on December 12, 2020 at 12:00PM; registration system will be close after 48 entries have registered or by January 1, 2021, 11:00PM, whichever comes first.