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Hampton Roads - Albemarle Regional Chess Championship

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Trantwood Elementary School

2344 Inlynnview Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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This is a “Closed” tournament. Only players residing in the geographic confines of HRCA and ARCC (according to their bylaws) may play in this event. Membership in one of the regional organizations is required to play in the event and may entail a small additional fee (e.g. $5 for HRCA).

Five rounds in each section – not an elimination event – you will play every round (Swiss System)

Each player has 40 minutes to play all of their moves, with a 5 second grace period per move (G/40; d5)

Boards, sets, scoresheets, and some clocks provided. Bring scorebooks and clocks if you have them, and bring pens/pencils. Notation is required in all rated sections. Youth in 3rd grade and under may be excused from keeping notation but will start with two minutes off their clock.

Entry Fee: $10 for advance registration (deadline 3 PM Friday May 4th); $15 if registering on site. Pay on site with cash, check, or card swipe; or pay in advance via PayPal to treasurer@hrchessclub.org (please use Family and Friends option to avoid fees).

Sections for all ages and abilities (May 2018 rating supplement used):

Open – Adults only, USCF rated

Championship - K-12 players in Class G* and above, USCF rated (no playing up)

Novice - Open to K-12 players in Class H* and below, USCF rated

Rookie - Open to K-12 players, unrated only, not USCF members (beginning players in their first few tournaments)

*Classes: A 1800-1999; B 1600-1799; C 1400-1599; D 1200-1399; E 1000-1199; F 800-999; G 600-799; H 400-599; I 200-399; J 100-199

Prizes:

Trophies to 1st (Regional Champion) through 5th, medals for even score, ribbons for all others in every section; plus

Small trophies to Top 3 Class F and Top 3 Class G in Championship section; Top 3 Class I and Top 3 Class J in Novice section; and Top 3 4th/5th Grade, Top 3 2nd/3rd Grade, and Top 3 Pre-K/K/1st Grade in Rookie section.

The scores of the Top 4 players from each school, regardless of section, will be added together for a team score – Trophies to Top 5 schools.

Overall Champion Region Trophy scoring system: A single large trophy will be awarded to the regional affiliate that wins the tournament. The HRCA vs ARCC team scores will be determined by the Top 4 scores in each class, A through J, including ONLY the Championship and Novice sections. Unrated (new) players may play in the Novice section if they join USCF, but their scores will not count toward the regional champion trophy. Provisional players are considered to be in their class. New players with an unpublished rating that didn’t make the May cut-off will be assigned their current rating for pairing and prize purposes.

Schedule:

0800-0900 Registration

0930-1050 Round 1

1100-1220 Round 2

1230-1350 Round 3

1400-1520 Round 4

1530-1650 Round 5

1700 Awards

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