All Parents & Friends Games
are played on Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th, 2020. Round 1
is at 12:15 pm 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 Saturday February 29, 2020 and pay your $25 entry fee using PayPal, click the
"Register Now" button below.
Starting Sunday March 1st the entry fee
increases to $35.
You also can register at the
Tournament for $35. Registration
CLOSES at 11:00AM on Saturday,
March 7th. On Saturday you can register at the Tournament
Director's Office in the school.
Round Times ... there are 4 rounds (2 on Saturday,
Saturday, March 7th: Round 1 at 12:15PM, Round 2 at
4:45PM. Time Control for Round 1 is Game-45 with a
10-second time delay. Time Control for Round 2 is Game-60
with a 10-second time delay.
Sunday, March 8th:
Round 3 at 8:45 AM, and Round 4 at 12:45 PM.
The Time Control for both rounds is Game-60 with a
10-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