6th Elkhart County Adult Open

The 6th Elkhart County Adult Open chess tournament will be held on Saturday, March 11, at Elkhart Central High School, located at 1 Blazer Boulevard, Elkhart, IN 46516 (map). The tournament will run concurrently with the 31st Annual Elkhart County Scholastic Chess Championships, and is open to ALL ADULTS, county residents and non-residents alike. Students who are not eligible for the Elkhart County Scholastic Chess Champion title may also enter.

There will be one rated section. The Open section is open to all, and will be rated by the US Chess Federation. To play in this section you must be or become a member of the US Chess Federation (details on the entry form.) The section will be a 4-round Swiss, G/50;d5.

The Novice section is also open to all, and it will be a 4-round Swiss played at G/40. It will not be rated, and US Chess Federation membership is not required. This is an excellent opportunity for newer players to gain tournament experience, or for experienced players who want to play without the expense of USCF membership.

If you are not sure which section to enter, or this whole rated and unrated stuff bewilders you, go here for a little more information.

There will be trophies for the top finishers and for class winners.

We reserve the right to modify sections, rounds, and time controls based on attendance.

All players should be at the tournament site by 8:30 a.m. Play begins at 9:00 a.m. The Novice section should finished by 3:00, and the Open section should finish by 4:30.

Sets, boards, and clocks will be provided. Concessions will be sold.

The entry fee is $8.

Enter by downloading the entry form or enter online with credit card or PayPal.

Entries will be posted here.

Created on February 17, 2017.  Updated on February 17, 2017.  Comments to joepye@pobox.com.

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