21st JJ Dolan Memorial Championship | Mechanics' Institute

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21st JJ Dolan Memorial Championship

Saturday, October 1, 2022

In-Person Over-The-Board Event

Open for everyone!
 

Date & Location -- Tournament Format -- Byes -- Prize Fund

Registration -- Eligibility -- Tournament Rules -- FAQ
 

UPDATED effective 5/28: Every player must wear a mask while in the chess club.

 

1. Date & Location

  • Saturday, Oct 1, 2022
  • Location: Mechanics' Institute Chess Room
    57 Post Street, 4th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104 (click here to map)

     

2. Tournament Format:

  • Tournament Format: Swiss System
  • Total Rounds: 4
  • UPDATED Round Times: 10AM, 11:45AM, *lunch break*, 2:00PM and 4:00PM
  • UPDATED Time Control: G/40;d5  (Game in 40 minutes with a 5-second delay at each move.)
  • Games will be US Chess regular-rated. Tournament results will be submitted immediately after the last round is finished.
  • Two sections: 1800+ and under1800
  • Pairings are based on the Oct 2022 OTB or ONL supplemental regular US Chess rating. The higher rating will be used for pairing purposes.
  • Playup: Players must have a 1600 USCF OTB or ONL supplemental rating in order to be eligible to play up to the 1800+ section.

3. Byes

  • Byes are available for players in any rounds in case they can't participate but would like to stay in the tournament.
  • Max of 2 half-point byes can be requested in this tournament.
  • Round 1-2 byes must be requested 15 minutes prior to the round start time.
  • Round 3-4 byes must be requested before the start of Round 1. Round 4 bye is irrevocable to prevent prize-fund manipulations.
  • Late registrations will receive a 0.5 bye for any missed round, up to a total of 2 rounds.
     

4. Prize Fund --  $720 based on 40 paid entries

  1800+ u1800
1st Place $240 $150
2nd Place $120 $65
3rd Place $85 $60
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing prize checks.
  • Per IRS rules anyone with a cumulative $600+ prizes in any calendar year will need to fill out a W9 and Mechanics' Institute will be providing a 1099 form. 
     

5. Registration - No onsite registration! Please register online!

  • MI library member: $40
  • Non-MI library member: $50
  • Play-up: $15 for members, $20 for non-members.
  • $20 late fee
  • $5 admin fee for all cancellations & refunds.
  • Click HERE to Register: coming soon

6. Eligibility

  • Players must have current US Chess Federation membership. Expiration date of their US Chess membership must be later than the last day of the tournament.
  • Not sure if you have a membership? Need to check the expiration date of your members? Visit: https://new.uschess.org/player-search
  • Become a member or renew your membership: https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess
     

7. Tournament Rules

  • Standard US Chess rules apply.
  • Forfeit time is 45 minutes.

8. FAQ

  • What do the time controls mean?
    Time controls tell you how much time you have for each game.
    G40;d5 means game in 40 minutes with a 5-second delay on each move. This means you get 40 minutes, your opponent gets 40 minutes, and at each move the clock counts down from 5 to 0 before the player's time starts. If a player doesn't use up the whole 5 seconds, the remainder of that time is lost.
  • How many games/rounds?
    The 4SS before the time control means it is a Swiss System tournament with four rounds, or four games, that a player can play in the tournament. The tournaments are never elimination, so win or lose, you can stay in the tournament. 
  • Players Database
    For players who are interested in playing in our tournaments, please fill out our database: https://forms.gle/X3hChCWbusHp4Ze56 to get email notifications about last-minute changes and invitational opportunities. 
Prize Winners: 

 

 
Standings: 

List of Registered Players -- Standings

Location: 
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