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Thursday Night U1200 Swiss

December 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$10 – $20

Join us for our some U1200 Swiss.

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Schedule and Location

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Tournament Rounds: Thursdays, 6:30PM EST, December 1-22, 2022

  • Round 1: December 1st, 6:30PM
  • Round 2: December 8th, 6:30PM
  • Round 3: December 15th, 6:30PM
  • Round 4: December 22nd, 6:30PM

Location: The Pittsburgh Chess Club, 5869 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Capacity: There is a maximum capacity of 32 players. It is recommended to register early.
Parking: There is street parking, parking lots, and a parking garage available.


Tournament Format

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Format: 4 Round Swiss System, one game every Thursday
Time Control: Game/30 delay 5 (Each player starts with 30 minutes on their clock and there is a 5 second delay per move).
Sections: There is one U1200 section for players rated under 1200.
Pairings:

  • Pairings will be based on the US Chess rating supplement issued during the month of the tournament (see Ratings below). The highest rating will be used for pairing purposes.
  • Pairings Preview. Normally, pairings for the week will be posted online (pairings page) by Monday noon. These pairings should be considered tentative until 4:30pm Thursday, at which time the pairings should be considered official (ie. officially printed and affixed to the pairings wall in the club).
  • All players who have not withdrawn or requested a BYE prior to officially posted pairings will be expected to play in that round regardless of their results. A player will be forfeited if he or she does not arrive at his or her assigned board to play a scheduled game before the expiration of the default time, which is the lesser of the time control or 60 minutes. Please see Commitment to play all rounds, below.

Ratings: All players must be current USCF members to play in this tournament series. Players can purchase or renew USCF memberships in conjunction with entering the tournament. To see membership options, details and dues or to purchase or renew memberships directly online, click here: https://new.uschess.org/become-member. Membership dues are non-refundable even if the tournament is cancelled or the player withdraws. All games will be USCF-rated. Official USCF ratings from the latest supplement will apply as listed below in order of priority:

  • USCF Regular
  • USCF Quick
  • USCF Online-Regular
  • USCF Online-Quick

The Pittsburgh Chess Club reserves the right to assign any player to a higher-rated section based on the player’s rating history. Any player who does not have any of the USCF ratings listed above will be entered as an unrated player.


Prizes

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  • Medal prizes for plus scores.

Eligibility

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Byes

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  • Byes are available for players in any round in case they can't participate but would like to stay in the tournament.
  • A request for up to one half-point bye will be accepted under the following conditions:
    • All byes are irrevocable
    • A player may cancel an irrevocable half-point bye under the condition that if the player wins, the result will be treated as a draw for prize purposes.
    • Byes for rounds 3 & 4 must be requested before the start of round 2.
    • Bye requests must be made by 4:30PM on Thursday prior to the round. Bye requests after this deadline will be considered 0 point byes.
  • Registered Byes will be posted in the weekly pairings page online.
  • Please see Commitment to play all rounds, below.

Tournament rules


Fair Play

  • Use of computer chess engines, databases, chess books, magazines, written notes and any other form of external assistance while playing is strictly prohibited. Assistance from other players is also prohibited and will result in disqualification.
  • The electronic score keeping devices, ChessNoteR and eNotate, cannot be used at this tournament

Contact

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. Or call (412) 421-1881.


Registration

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  • Advance entry is encouraged to be assured of a place in the tournament.
  • PCC Member Online Entry Fee: $10
  • On-site Registration Entry Fee (PCC Members): $20
  • Commitment to play paired rounds: All players who have not withdrawn prior to the start of each round pairing will be paired and expected to play in that round -regardless of their results. A player will be forfeited if he or she does not arrive at his or her assigned board to play a scheduled game before the expiration of the default time, which is the lesser of the time control or 60 minutes. Once a forfeit occurs, the player is automatically withdrawn from the event and they will be charged a forfeit penalty fee.
  • Forfeit penalty fee: $10
  • Players must agree to our COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement and Release

COVID

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This tournament is designed to be compliant with current covid-related requirements. Based on guidance from the PA Department of Health and the CDC, we have listed the requirements most pertinent to this tournament:

  • If any player shows symptoms of sickness or fever, their tournament entry will cancelled and fully refunded
  • We will be providing hand sanitizer and latex gloves to anyone who wants them

Advance Entries

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Standings

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Details

Date:
December 22, 2022
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20
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Venue

The Pittsburgh Chess Club
5869 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Phone
412-421-1881
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