Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Tuesday, December 17, 2019
9 rounds, one game every Tuesday.
Round 1: 6:30 p.m. Oct 22nd.
Round 2: Oct 29th. Round 3: Nov 5th. Round 4: Nov 12th. Round 5: Nov 19th. Round 6: Nov 26th. Round 7: Dec 3rd. Round 8: Dec 10th. Round 9: Dec 17th.
Time Control: Game in 2 hours with a 5-second delay (G/120, d5). There will be no adjournments.
All time delay must be from the beginning.
Entry Fee: $50.00 (MI members), $60.00 for non-members, $10 additional late for all registrations after 6:15 pm on 10/22. Play up fee is $10, players must be within 200 rating points of the next section.
Championship; open players rated 2000+ by USCF rating using the May supplement.
A/B; open to all players rated 1600-1999.
C/D/E/Unrated; for players rated below 1600 and unrated.
Players may play up a section with an additional $10 fee if their rating is within 200 points of the next section.
Championship: 1st $700, 2nd $400, 3rd $275, Best Under 2200 $150.
A/B: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $125, best under 1800 $75.
C/D/E/Unrated: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $125, best under 1400 $75.
Best Woman Overall: $150.
No restriction on MI membership, all cash prizes fully paid, and based on 100 entries.
The tournament will follow USCF rules and all players must be current members of the USCF through the end of Dec 2019.
The tournament will be FIDE-rated.
A request for up to three 1/2 point byes will be accepted under the following conditions:
All byes are irrevocable.
Byes for rounds eight and nine must be requested before the start of round 5.
Bye requests must be made by noon on Monday for the following Tuesday night round. All bye requests after will be considered 0 point byes.
Normally, pairings will be made Monday noon and will be posted online and in the Chess Room.
All pairings are tentative. Final pairings will be posted 6:15 pm on Tuesday.
In the case of players not showing up, extra rated games will be made wherever possible so that those wanting to play a competitive game may do so. These games are USCF rated, but do not affect scoring for the TNM.
The Tournament Director for this event is STD, NA Abel Talamantez and STD, NA Judit Sztaray.