We are invited to meet this on-going group of tournament players and either join the tournament or play ‘friendly’ games on the side. If you choose to play friendly games you may need to bring your chess set as the club sets will be assigned on a priority to tournament entrants (there are only 8 club sets).
If you want to join the tournament, the entry fee is $20 which mostly goes to make up the cash prizes which are distributed at the end (after 5 games) of play at about 4:30pm. To join the tournament, you must sign in by 2 pm. As a first time player, you will be eligible for the lower-rating cash prizes (usually $40 to $50) but still qualify for a top prize (about $100). You will also gain our official club rating which you can monitor to follow your progress as you work to gain Expert or Master status (2,000 and 2,200 points respectively).
See you Saturday!