All Parents & Friends Games
are played on Saturday and Sunday, March 3rd and 4th. Round 1
is at 12:30pm on Saturday.
Cell Phone Policy
and Policy for other Electronic Devices (other than clocks and
USCF-approved Electronic Notation Devices).
CELL PHONES must be
turned off while your game is in progress
and placed face-down on the table at your board. A phone that
rings means a 10-minute time penalty for the offending player.
A player who answers his/her cell phone, or is "texting" during
play, will forfeit their current game.
Online by Midnight on Monday Feb 26th and pay your $25 entry fee using PayPal, click the
"Register Now" button below.
Starting Tuesday, Feb 27th, the entry fee
increases to $35.
If you prefer to Register through the
Mail, click here. The
Mail-in Registration Form
is the 2nd page of the two-page document. Please put your registration
and $25 payment in
the mail by Monday, Februasry
26th, to ensure we receive it on time!!
You also can register at the
Tournament for $35. Registration
CLOSES at 11AM on Saturday,
Round Times ... there are 4 rounds (3 on Saturday, 1 on
Saturday, March 3rd: Round 1 at 12:30PM, Round 2 at 3:30PM, Round 3 at
6:30 PM. Time Control for Rounds 1-3 is Game-45 with a
5-second time delay.
Sunday, March 4th:
Round 4, the final round of the Parents & Friends event, is at 9:00 AM.
The Time Control is Game-60 with a
5-second time delay.
Each player may request
ONE half-point bye, which must be
declared or changed no later than 30 minutes BEFORE the start of
Round 2 in the Parents & Friends tournament.
Any Adult Player may
play in this event. Players who
are eligible to play in the Scholastic or College events MAY
NOT participate in the Parents & Friends tournament.
ALL PLAYERS must be active members of the US Chess Federation.
To join the USCF, or to renew your existing membership,
here. If you are unsure about your membership status, go to
the USCF's Member Support
Please direct any Eligibility Questions to Mike
Hoffpauir as shown at the bottom of this page.
players play in ONE section.
There are no cash prizes or
trophies for this tournament.
All prizes are GIFT CERTIFICATES to our Book Store. YOU
MAY NOT "cash-in" your prize, you must use your prize
certificate for merchandise from the Book Store.
Place, Top Under 1600 player, Top Unrated Player, and Top Upset.
Gift Certificate Amounts are TBD based on total
entries we receive. Distribution of these prizes shall be
treated as though they are Cash Prizes, with amounts of place
prizes split among tied players. In other words, if three players finish with
scores of 3.5, then 1st - 3rd places will be shared among the
is Required. Players may use electronic
score-keeping (notation) devices approved by the U.S. Chess
For the P&F Tournament, players
may use their own Chess Sets and Boards. We do have
extras. BRING YOUR OWN CLOCK (if you own one) and some
pens and pencils. Clocks, pencils and scorebooks will be
available for purchase at our Book Store.
Mike Hoffpauir by email, or phone 757-846-4805