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Quads in the Park VII
May 28 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm$40 – $50
This is our 7th Quads in the Park tournament. This event will be USCF rated at an outdoor venue. Please note there is limited space — enter early!
Tournament Registration Links
Schedule and Location
Check-in: 10:30AM – 11AM
Time Control: G/45 d5
Tournament Schedule: 11AM | 2PM | 3:45PM
Location: Schenley Park, at the Westinghouse grounds (W Circuit Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15217) . One quad for each 8-foot picnic table. Tables are roofed but not enclosed. Players should be aware that this is a public venue and people not associated with the chess tournament will be using park facilities adjacent to and near the playing area. PCC has no control over or responsibility for the activities of these people or any attendant noise or distraction.
NO on-site registration: All players must pre-register online as the TD will have limited resources available to register on-site. Online registration closes at 11PM Saturday the night before. Shortly after registration closes, quad assignments will be posted online, as well as emailed to all players who have entered. The quad assignments will also be posted at the Westinghouse grounds starting at 10:30am.
Capacity: There is a maximum capacity of 16 players. It is recommended to register early.
Parking: There is paid parking on the street. There is also limited free parking in the middle of the road directly in front of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Restrooms: There will be a portable toilet on-site. In addition, there are also restrooms available at the soccer field.
Park Map: Schenley Park Map
Food: It looks like a 20-minute walk downtown (40-minute roundtrip). Please plan accordingly. Vehicle transportation, Uber Eats, DoorDash, or GrubHub are suggested means to getting food efficiently and observing round times. There is also a Café Phipps next to the park.
Rain or Shine: The tournament will proceed regardless of rain or clear skies. Players should dress for the weather, noting average summer temperatures in Pittsburgh (ie. range between 60-84).
Emergency Weather Adjournment: In case of an impending weather emergency while games are in progress (ie. flash flood, tornado, lightning, high heat, high wind, etc.), it is the Tournament Director's discretion to announce a 5-minute Emergency Weather Adjournment Warning. If games are not completed within 5-minutes after the announcement, the player on move will be asked to seal their next move and stop the clock (in accordance with USCF Rule 18). Players on move after the announcement may ask the director for permission to seal early. The sealed envelope shall follow the protocol and specifications of USCF Rules 18D & 18E. After games have been completed and/or sealed, the tournament will be postponed for a period of time at the discretion of the tournament director depending on what the situation demands. It is preferable to resume the tournament on the same day, at the same venue, as soon as weather has become fair. If it is not possible to resume at the same venue on the same day based on weather forecasts, it is the Director's discretion to may move the tournament indoors to the Pittsburgh Chess Club clubhouse (about 1-mile away from Westinghouse grounds).
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