Event Registrants for 3/16 - ST. PETERSBURG QUAD CHESS TOURNAMENT *

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Registrant Name Rating Sch Byes
alexis von Donnersmarck 1886
Sam Sharf 1568
Makar Spodin 1535/17
Colin Meagher 1322
Eric Wood 1288/17
Jonathan Guarisco 1231/04
kaushal sai katta 1037
Kaushik sai Katta 778
Esteban Saenz Navarro 744/23
Shritan Shriram 189/04
Marshall Chiles
Ridha kanukuntla
Kashvi Rongali
* Online registrants only. May not include entries otherwise received (mail, phone, etc.)

Event Summary

Desc: WHAT IS THE QUAD CHESS TOURNAMENT? After all the players have entered, they’re ordered from highest rating to lowest.  Unrated players are placed at the low end. The top four players are placed into their own section (a “quad”), then the next four highest in another section, and so on down the list.  The players in each quad play a round robin, one game against each of the players in their section, for a total of three games each.  If there is not an even multiple of four players, the lowest section (usually) will have the few extra players and play a three round Swiss tournament rather than a round robin. The quad format is popular in one day events, and results in players of the most similar playing strengths being paired together for all three rounds. A Quad Tournament consists of the top four ranked players (#s 1-4) on the Chess Ladder playing each other, then the second top four ranked players (#s 5-8) playing each other, then the third top four ranked players (#s 9-12) playing each other, and so forth. Each group of four chess players is called a Quad. ********************************************************* ADVANTAGES OF QUAD TOURNAMENTS: The advantage of Quad Tournaments, and why players enjoy them so much, is that players of the same strength and experience are able to compete against each other. In addition, the less experienced players are able to win the same "First Place" prizes as their more experienced, stronger counterparts in Quad I and II. You have opportunity your rating to go up faster!!! ********************************************************* LOCATION: Saint Petersburg Chess Club 540 4th Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 (it is located in between Mirror Lake and the Coliseum, next to the Sunshine Center.) ********************************************************* REGISTRATION: 10:00-10:45 a.m. If you want to make sure you can play, you need to Pay ahead of time. ********************************************************* ENTRY FEE: $25.00 USCF membership is required. Please check your USCF ID and renew it if it has expired. If you need me to do it on site add $5 to your bill. ********************************************************* ROUNDS: Three Rounds, First starts at approx. 11:00 a.m. ********************************************************* TIME CONTROL: G40; d5 *********************************************************  PRIZES: $65 for first place at each Quad (if two players tied for 1st place $33 each) Trophies for 1st to 3rd place for last section! *********************************************************  IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to space limitation to secure your spot Pay ahead of time! BRING YOUR CHESS CLOCK!!!
Location: Saint Petersburg Chess Club-540 4th Ave N Saint Petersburg,FL 33701
Starts: Saturday 16 Mar 2024
Ends: Saturday 16 Mar 2024
Registration Ends: Saturday 16 Mar 2024
Rounds: 3
Organizer Name: Saint Petersburg Chess Club
Organizer eMail: timotey_gospodinov@yahoo.com