Mechanics' Institute Chess Club
57 Post Street, San Franciscs, CA 94104
9:30am - 9:45am
10:00 am, and rolling schedule.
- Under 400 & Unrated players
- Max of byes: 2
- Last round to request a bye: 2
- Number of rounds in tourney: 4
- Bye note: All bye requests after round 2 will be 0 point
Trophies to top 5 finishers (including tie breaks), medals for all others.
Trophy ceremony at the end of tournament, right after last round finish.
$35 entry fee
$10 play-up fee
$10 late fee
USCF membership required
*** Special Update - Brilliancy Prizes for Scholastic Players ***
We will be offering 2 monthly brilliancy prizes specificcally for scholastic players, to encourage them notating their games!
Players are encouraged to submit their games if they had any particuraly nice game, or tactic, or by the book opening, or nicely executed end game.
These can be games from any event in that month provided that it be a rated event and that there is a complete notation of the game.
The prizes will come in the form of choice of book from our in office chess library and we will publish the games in our newsletter with annotations by GM Nick de Firmian. If you would like to submit a game for consideration, please turn in the scoresheet to us and mark "brilliancy" on top of the coresheet, that way we know it is submitted for consideration. You may also send it in an email, please indicate Brilliancy Prize in the subject.
Games from any rated tournament at Mechanics' in January will count for the January prize. We will also be making reminder announcements at upcoming events.