If you are new to tournament chess and having trouble with the jargon on our calendar, don't fret! Below is an annotated version of one of our tournament listings for your convenience:
4-SS, G/25 d5. ($375 b/25): $150-100; U2200: $75; U1900: $50. EF: $25; Non-MCC Mbr: Additional $25 Mbr fee. ($5 late fee: in-person reg hour before Rd 1.) GMs Free. Rds: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. Max one bye, for Rd 1 or 4 only; request at entry. Register Online: www.marshallchessclub.org/register.
This is the number of games (4) and the style of the tournament. Almost all of our events are "SS," which stands for
Swiss-System. In a SS tournament you are scheduled to play all the games; if you win you play other players who won, if you lose you player
other players who lost, etc.
The time control for the event. G/25 means "game in 25 minutes." Each player will get 25 minutes on their clock to
make all of their moves. "d5" means "delay 5 seconds." Before each move you will get 5 free seconds - a delay - before your clock continues
counting down. Another common time control at the club is "G/90 + 30." In this control, you get an increment of 30 seconds (+30); it is added
to your clock each move.
Now we get into prizes! The tournament will pay out $375 in prizes based on (b/) 25 paid entries. If there are
more paid entries, the prizes will go up. If there are less, the prizes will go down! Some tournaments are listed as "GTD." This stands for
guaranteed. In a GTD tournament the prizes are fixed regardless of paid entries.
1st prize and second prize.
U2200: $75; U1900: $50.
These are class prizes. The player's scoring the best with ratings under 2200 and under 1900 will
win $75 and $50 respectively, assuming there are 25 paid entries.
EF: $25; Non-MCC Mbr: Additional $25 Mbr fee. ($5 late fee: in-person reg hour before Rd 1.)
EF stands for "Entry Fee."
This tournament costs $25 to register. Players who are not members of the club must pay an additional $25. There is also a $5 dollar charge for
last minute registration on-site.
Forgot to mention, Grandmasters play for free!
The schedule for each of the 4 rounds. We try to be very punctual!
Max one bye, for Rd 1 or 4 only; request at entry.
If you need to miss a game, or only want to play 3 games, you can take a bye.
Taking a bye means you will not be paired for the round in question and will receive 1/2 point (equal to a draw.) Just remember: you must request
byes at entry, otherwise you cannot get 1/2 for a bye. If you want to withdrawal from the event midway through, please be sure to visit the club
office and sign out with the Tournament Director.
Register Online: www.marshallchessclub.org/register.
Head over to our registration page to enroll! Your entry is not confirmed until your payment is received!