Event Registration for 2023 THE VILLAGES OPEN

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Event Summary

Name: 2023 THE VILLAGES OPEN
Desc: Currently closed for registration for capacity : please email to be on a waiting list . TheVillagesChessClub@outlook.com ========================================== Dates: February 25 - 26 2023 **************************************************************** No residency restrictions ************************************************************** USCF Regular Rated 4-round Swiss Chess Tournament w/ 4 sections: A - Premier (Minimum rating of 1800), B - U1850, C - U1500, D -U1200 TIME CONTROLS: G/90; incr. 5 seconds (All Rounds) ************************************************************** FORMAT: The only ratings accepted for pairing purposes will be the officially published ratings found in the latest USCF Golden Database as downloaded from their website. One (1) half-point Bye is allowed, but must be requested one hour prior to Round 2 start **************************************************************** ROUNDS: Saturday 9:30AM, 2:00PM Sunday 9:30 AM and 2:00PM ************************************************************** ENTRY FEE: $40, No On-Site Registration ************************************************************* PRIZES: (Based on 70 Paid Entries) Premier :1st place $400 2nd $200; U1850: 1st $ 250 2nd $125 U1500: $150 2nd $100 U1200 $100 2nd $50 Other: Unrated prize limit based on TD discretion. Trophies for 1st place in all sections. ************************************************************** REGISTRATION: Active USCF membership is required. Online entries at www.ChessRegister.com; Limited to 80 entries Registration confirmed upon receipt of paid entry fee. ONLY ADVANCED REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED, THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE; Registration deadline 2/22/2023 at 5pm. Mail-in reg. (deadline date 2/22/2023): send to Mike Moschos 2100 Odessa Circle, The Villages, FL 32162 ************************************************************** AMENITIES: Wheelchair accessible. Coffee and ice water provided. Refrigerator and microwave available for use. ************************************************************** CONTACT INFO: Mike Moschos 2100 Odessa Circle, The Villages, FL 32162 Phone: 407-497-2261 Email:TheVillagesChessClub@outlook.com ************************************************************** Please bring a clock, set, and board. No computers *************************************************************** Sections may have limitations to the qty. of entries (TBD). Tournament Director reserves the right to combine/modify sections. In addition, the TD may restrict the moving up to another section based on the number of entries in that section. Prizes depending on entries. Updates will be provided as registration proceeds via e-mail. Players can move up to the next section if their USCF rating from the Golden Data Base at the time of the tournament is within 50 points of the next higher section. UNRATED PLAYERS MAY PLAY IN U1500 OR U1200 SECTIONS ONLY, TD will review the section chosen for appropriateness. ************************************************************** COVID-19 PROTOCOLS :TBD It is the responsibility of every player to determine the potential risks and participation in over-the-board chess tournaments. Ultimately, it is an individual decision on whether or not to play. Precautionary measures will be in place to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 among players and limited spectators allowed at the event. By registering and attending this event, you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume all risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 Direction / Guidance will be issued in early 2023 as recommended by the CDC and State / Local governments. • No Food or Drink is allowed in the playing room, except for Bottled Water or Liquids in tightly closed containers. Keep your personal items to a minimum. • Cell Phones – Players choosing to bring in cell phones do so at their own risk as tournament staff are unable to watch over them. Cell phones are required to be turned off and placed inside the box provided at the boards. The cell phone shall remain inside the box until the completion of the player’s game. •Hand sanitizers, wipes and masks will be available throughout the chess playing room. Please bring your own supplies additionally. Lodging: A separate email will be forthcoming with agreed to discounts.
Location: Laurel Manor Recreation Center,1985 Laurel Manor Drive, The Villages, FL 32162
Starts: Saturday 25 Feb 2023
Ends: Sunday 26 Feb 2023
Registration Ends: Wednesday 22 Feb 2023 5 p.m.
Rounds: 4
Organizer Email: The Villages Chess Club