Tournament Rules -- PARENTS & FRIENDS TOURNAMENT
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Updated October 21, 2018 by Mike Hoffpauir

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  • All Parents & Friends Games are played on Saturday and Sunday, March 9th and 10th.  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.

  • To Register Online by Midnight on Saturday March 2nd and pay your $25 entry fee using PayPal, click the "Register Now" button below.  Starting Sunday March 3rd the entry fee increases to $35.
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  • If you prefer to Register through the US 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 Saturday March 7th, to ensure we receive it on time!!

  • You also can register at the Tournament for $35Registration CLOSES at 11:45AM on Saturday, March 9th.  On Saturday you can register at the Tournament Director's Office in the school.

  • Round Times ... there are 4 rounds (2 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday):

    • Saturday, March 9th:  Round 1 at 12:45PM,  Round 2 at 4:15PM.  Time Control for Round 1 is Game-45 with a 5-second time delay.  Time Control for Round 2 is Game-60 with a 5-second time delay.

    • Sunday, March 10th:  Round 3 at 9:00 AM, and Round 4 at 1:15 PM.  The Time Control for both rounds 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.

  • Player Eligibility:

    • 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, click here.  If you are unsure about your membership status, go to the USCF's Member Support Area.

    • Please direct any Eligibility Questions to Mike Hoffpauir as shown at the bottom of this page.

  • All players play in ONE section.

  • Prizes

    • 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.

    • Prizes:  1st-4th 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 three players.

  • Chess Notation is Required.  Players may use electronic score-keeping (notation) devices approved by the U.S. Chess Federation.

  • 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.

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