Rochester Amateur Chess Championship
An RCTC Math Department
Community Chess Tournament
Saturday, February 25, 11 AM – 5 PM in the RCTC Cafeteria
Mark your calendars for the Rochester Amateur Chess Championship, a chess tournament at RCTC on Saturday, February 25, 2017. RCTC and Student Life, respectively, have generously provided the space and chess equipment for this event. The tournament has two sections: Rated Section by the United States Chess Federation (must be a USCF member rated under 1600) and an Unrated Section. Join the USCF here: https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php. All participants will play 4 games (no elimination). Participants may request ½ point byes for rounds they cannot play.
Time Control: Each player gets 30 minutes to make all of their moves. Players must record the moves of the game. Instruction provided.
Registration: Registration: online registration (preferred) at https://goo.gl/forms/sxzDJjKP2cpyxVUZ2 or onsite from 10:00-10:30 AM. Players registering after 10:30 may receive a 1/2 point bye for round 1.
Volunteers are needed to help set up and monitor the playing site. Please let us know if you can assist. Experienced players are encouraged to attend to help coach our developing players. Volunteers will be asked to fill out a form available at the event
Instruction: National chess master Matt Jensen and experienced scholastic class A player Justin Ricker will provide game analysis for players who record the moves of the game.
Registration Fee: Free entry for all and there will be prizes!
Directions: Park in the main lot at the East side of the main campus. Enter in the Hill Theater entrance, it’s closest to the lot. Follow signs to restrooms and an elevator. Ride up to the third floor and it opens into the cafeteria.
Celebrate the fun day of community chess thanks to our sponsors: Rochester Chess Club and Rochester Community and Technical College
Questions: Contact Dennis Mays, firstname.lastname@example.org
10:00 – 10:30 AM onsite registration
10:30 – 11:00 warm-up games and notation instruction
11:00 – 12:00 Round 1
12:00 – 12:30 Pizza break (Donations accepted!)
12:30 – 1:30 Round 2
1:30 – 1:45 Break
1:45 – 2:45 PM Round 3
2:45 – 3:45 PM Round 4
4:00 – 4:15 PM Awards Ceremony
Trophies for 1-3 places in the rated section and class prizes for U1200, U1200, U1000, U800, and U600.
Players U400 USCF may play in the unrated section.