Event Summary

Desc: Presented by FLORIDA CHESS ASSOCIATION ************************************************************** DATES: JULY 9 - 11, 2021 ************************************************************** OPEN TO PLAYERS 50+ YEARS; NO RESIDENCE RESTRICTIONS The first place finisher will get to represent Florida in the National Tournament of Senior State Champions and the second place finisher will be Florida’s alternate. Non-Florida residents cannot win the title nor represent Florida in the National Tournament of Senior State Champions. ************************************************************** 5 ROUND SWISS SYSTEM with one OPEN SECTION USCF Regular Rated ************************************************************** 2-DAY or 3-DAY OPTIONS AVAILABLE ************************************************************** TIME CONTROL 3-DAY OPTION: G/90; inc./10 ALL ROUNDS__________________________________ TIME CONTROL 2-DAY OPTION: 1st ROUND G/60;d/5 then G/90; inc./10 REMAINING 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. Two (2) half-point Byes are allowed, no requests will be granted after start of the 3rd round. All requests must be submitted no later than one hour prior to the 1 or 2nd a round commences. ROUNDS (3 Day Schedule) : Friday 5:30 PM; Saturday ************************************************************** ROUNDS (3 Day Schedule) : Friday 5:30 PM; Saturday 1:30 PM, 5:30 PM; Sunday 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM (2 Day Schedule) :Sat. 9:30 AM,1:30 PM and 5:30PM Sunday 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM ************************************************************** ENTRY FEE: $40 , No On-Site Registration ************************************************************* PRIZES: (Based on 40 Entries) OPEN :1st place $400, 2nd $200; Best U1800: $125; U1600: $100; U1400: $75 ************************************************************** REGISTRATION: Active USCF and Florida Chess Association membership is required. Online entries at www.ChessRegister.com; LIMITED TO FIRST 40 ENTRIES. Registration confirmed upon receipt of paid entry fee. ONLY ADVANCED REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED, THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE; Registration deadline Thursday, July 7, 2021 at noon. Mail-in reg. (deadline date July-2-2021): 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 *************************************************************** COVID-19 PROTOCOLS 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 • Masks are now optional for vaccinated participants • Based on CDC guidelines we strongly recommend that non-vaccinated participants/others wear masks. • Players need to be prepared for Temperature screening checks using a Digital Thermometer Scanner at the beginning of each round or as needed. • Players/others will not be permitted to congregate outside doors of the playing area. • 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 playing area, but it is always best if participants bring for their own use. • The tournament playing area will have increased spacing between tables. This ensures as much social distance as reasonably possible between games. Follow CDC guidelines on social distancing. • Clocks and chess pieces must be sanitized by the players starting a new round. • If you have had, experienced, or displayed any symptoms consistent with COVID19, please do NOT attend unless you have been cleared by medical authorities. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, respiratory distress, and shortness of breath. • If you have had any close or direct contact with anyone who is either confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, please do NOT attend, unless the time has passed when you are no longer at the risk of having it. This normally is more than 14 days prior to the event. This includes close or direct contact with anyone who is experiencing or displaying any symptoms consistent with COVID-19. • Please be familiar with the Florida Department of Health practices concerning travel
Location: Laurel Manor Recreation Center,1985 Laurel Manor Drive, The Villages, FL 32162 Tel: 352-751-7110
Starts: Friday 09 Jul 2021
Ends: Sunday 11 Jul 2021
Registration Ends: Wednesday 07 Jul 2021 noon
Rounds: 5
Organizer Email: The Villages Chess Club