Fred and Pat Mayntz Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon (Oct-Dec 2020) | Mechanics' Institute

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Fred and Pat Mayntz Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon (Oct-Dec 2020)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 to Tuesday, December 15, 2020

  • 8 rounds, one game every Tuesday.
  • Round 1: 6:30 p.m. Oct 27
    Round 2: .
  • 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 pm on 5/3. Play up fee is $10, players must be within 200 rating points of the next section.
  • Sections: one Open section
  • Cash prizes: TBA
    • 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 June 2020.
  • 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 six and seven must be requested before the start of round 3.
    • 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, FA Abel Talamantez and STD, FA Judit Sztaray.
  • All questions and bye requests should be sent to:, or call 415-393-0110.



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