A two round tournament prioritized for social players / beginners — limit 4 players.
Date: August 29, 2015
Entry fee: free
Location: third floor, 91 Albert Street
Prize: photo opportunity with a trophy (then we’ll need it back!). (Sponsors for additional prizes welcome)
Time control: no clocks on regular games unless deemed necessary by tournament director, tiebreaks if required will be 5 minute blitz
Format: four players only, winners of round 1 will play in round 2 for first and second place, remaining two players will play for third and forth place. Round 1 pairings and colours will be random. Round 2 colours will be reversed from round 1 if possible or else random.
Room conditions: This event will be held alongside our regular casual chess club day, as such, do not expect a quiet room. Players competing in the tournament are permitted to talk to each other during their games as long as they are not doing so in a manner disturbing to their opponent.
To have a clear winner, and to ensure there are only two rounds, this event will be limited to four players only. Admission to the limited tournament slots will be prioritized as follows:
1) Adults who have never played in a tournament before
2) Children who have never played in a tournament before
3) Adults who have played in a tournament before but are believed to be below 1500 CFC strength on the basis of ratings and/or results, to be prioritized by lowest rating
4) Children who have played in a tournament before but are believed to be below 1500 CFC strength on the basis of ratings and/or results, to be prioritized by lowest rating
5) Players (children and adults) above 1500 CFC strength, to be prioritized by lowest rating
All other things being the same, players will be selected based on arrival time. The club opens at noon.
Do not worry that you will show up and not get to play chess! Because this tournament is being played alongside a normal casual day for the club, you will find there are also casual players present not in the tournament to play with.
In addition, if a overwhelming number of social players without tournament experience show up, we will guarantee spots in future micro-tournaments or possibly even hold tournaments for two 4 player groups in parallel.
The tournament director may also place additional limitations on the field to avoid a lopsided event, for example if there are only two social players and two 1800 players showing up, the two groups would compete in their own two game matches for the photo op prize.
The priority here is fun.