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As of December 12, 2017

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   Friday, March 2nd

  • 9 PM:  Deadline for ALL PLAYERS TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE MAIN TOURNAMENT.

  • ON-SITE  / LATE REGISTRATION (last chance for any player to Register):  

    • At William Fleming High School, site of the tournament.  Registration on-site opens at 4PM.

    • Late Registration for the Main Tournament ends at 9 PM Friday evening.

    • There is no registration desk on Saturday or Sunday

    • Late Registration fee is $65 per player for the Main Event, $30 for Blitz, and $35 for the "Parents & Friends" Tournament.  "Late Registration" is defined as any player entering an event after Midnight on Monday, February 26th.

    • The phone number at the Registration Desk will be 757-846-4805.

  • Check-in:  You need to "check-in" at William Fleming High School after 4PM on Friday March 2nd ONLY IF you:

    • Want to play in the Blitz Tournament and have not paid or registered

    • Need to pay your entry fees for the Main Event, or you still need to register

    • Need to change a player's or your Team's registration information

    • Want to check on your Team Room

    • Have other questions about the Tournament

  • Blitz:  Round 1 at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 2nd

    • ON-SITE Registration and Payment for Blitz is from 4-5:15 PMPlayers not paid by 5:15 PM will not be paired for Round 1 of the Blitz Tournament.

    • We expect Blitz to finish about 8:30 PM.

    • Blitz awards will be distributed on Saturday, before we start Rounds 3 and 4 of the Main Tournament ... see below.

  • Main Tournament (Saturday and Sunday March 3rd and 4th):  Players who have not paid their fees by 9PM on Friday evening at the Tournament Site will NOT BE PAIRED for Round 1 of the Tournament unless cleared to play by the Chief Tournament Director on a case-by-case basis.

   Saturday, March 3rd

  • Opening Ceremony:  In the Gymasium at 8:50 AM.

  • Round 1, Main Event:  9 AM, Time control is Game-60 in all sections, with 5-second time delay

  • Deadline to Sign-up for Parents & Friends:  11 AM

  • Round 2, Main Event:  12-noon, Game-60, with 5-second time delay.

  • Round 1 of Parents & Friends is at 12:30PM (Game-45, 5-second delay).

  • BLITZ Awards (K-5)2:50 PM in the Playing Hall (10 min before the start of Round 3)

  • Round 3, Main Event:  3 PM, Game-60, with 5-second time delay.

  • Round 2 of Parents & Friends is at 3:30PM (Game-45, 5-second delay).

  • BLITZ Awards (K-12 & College) 5:50 PM in the Playing Hall (10 min before the start of Round 4)

  • Round 4, Main Event:  6 PM, Time Control is Game-90, with 5-second time delay.  This is the Final Round for the College Section.

  • Round 3 of Parents & Friends is at 6:30PM (Game-45, 5-second delay).

  • College Awards:  Immediately after Round 4.

   Sunday, March 4th

  • Round 5, Main Event:  8:30 AM, Time Control is Game-90, with 5-second time delay

  • Round 4 (Final Round) of Parents & Friends is at 9 AM (Game-60, 5-second delay).

  • Round 6:  12-noon, Game-90, with 5-second time delay.

  • (If necessary)  Immediately After Rd 6:  ARMAGEDDON PLAY-OFF for players with 6-points and tied for 1st place in the K-12 and/or K-8 Sections.

  • Awards Ceremonies:  By-section, about 30 minutes after a Section completes its last game.

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Awards

  • Blitz:  CLICK HERE to see a listing of all awards

  • Main Event:   CLICK HERE to see a listing of all awards for the main event.

  • Parents & Friends:  Place-based prizes will be Gift Certificates to the Book Store or Shirt Vendor.  No trophies or cash.

Questions:  Contact Mike Hoffpauir by email, or phone 757-846-4805