All Parents & Friends Games
are played on Saturday and Sunday, March 25th and 26th. Round 1
is at 12:45 pm on Saturday ... 15-minutes after the start of Round 2
in the Scholastic Main Event.
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.
Entry is $30 through March 18th. Entry increases to $35
at the tournament
Round Times ... there are 4 rounds (2 on Saturday,
Saturday, March 25th:
Round 1 at 12:45PM, Round 2 at
4:45PM. Time Control for Round 1 is Game-45 with a
5-second time increment. Time Control for Round 2 is Game-60
with a 5-second time increment.
Sunday, March 26th:
Round 3 at 8:45 AM, and Round 4 at 12:45 PM.
The Time Control for both rounds is Game-60 with a
5-second time increment.
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,
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.
Prizes: Depending on
the number of players in the P&F event, we usually provide
prizes for 1st-4th
Place, the Top Under 1600 player, the Top Unrated Player, and
the 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 those
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