Hamden Chess Club - October Little Open (Adult Quads; Elo club-rated, not USCF)
10/18/2021 - 10/18/2021
When: Little Open Adult Quad Tournaments occur on the 3rd Mondays of most months, 6:30-8:30pm. Round times: Rd 1: 6:30pm, then Rd 2 and Rd 3 ASAP. Please check in by 6:25pm. Expect clocks to start at 6:30pm.
Time Control/format: G/20, d3; Round-robin quads; Equipment provided
Entry fee: $15 HCC members; $25 non-members
Prizes: $30 1st each quad; one swiss group if necessary, with $20 2nd place prize
Eligibility: USCF membership is NOT required for our Little Open tournaments. Adults of all levels (high school age and up) are welcome. Elo (club rated games) not USCF
Entry deadline: 12:00pm (Noon) on day of tournament. No signups at door! Registration may close earlier if tournament capacity is reached prior to noon on the day of the tournament.
Defaults: Players not checked in prior to start time may be defaulted. Clocks will start promptly
Byes: No byes due to round-robin format. All participants must play all three rounds
Additional info for first-time Little Open participants:
USCF membership/membership # is not required for this Little Open Tournament. Monthly Little Opens are elo club-rated (not USCF) Club rating are initially established based on ratings from recent play from USCF, Lichess, Chess.com, etc. or if none available, a "self-rating." Beginners start at 1000, which is also the floor for all.
If this is your first Little Open, please provide an initial starting rating for us to use - i.e. provide USCF, FIDE, Lichess.org, Chess.com (rapid or blitz rating). For online platforms starting club rating will be rapid rating less 200.
IF no USCF, FIDE, or online platform (i.e. Lichess, chess.com) rating is available, your starting club rating will be based on your self-estimated level below. If this is the case for you, please provide your best estimate of your rating level based on the following at the time of your registration:
Beginner: Rating less than or equal to 1000. (Your club rating will start at 1000).
Intermediate I: Rating between 1000 and 1499 (Your club rating will start at 1250).
Intermediate II: Rating between 1500 and 1999 (Your club rating will start at 1500).
Advanced/Expert: Rating 2000+ (Your club rating will start at 1500).