HCC Gobbler's Gambit
HCC Gobbler's Gambit
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Combined Section (for pairings, not prizes) (8)
Tournament Information

HCC Gobbler's Gambit (G/45, d5; 3SS)

DATE:  Saturday, November 18, 2023
ROUND TIMES:  Round 1 at 1:00 PM; Rds 2 & 3 asap.  (Tournament expected to end by approx 5:45PM)
TIME CONTROL: G/45; d5  Each player receives 45 minutes plus a 5 second delay per move, to complete each game
LOCATION: Play More Chess Academy, Home of the Hamden Chess Club, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517
REQUIREMENTS: Participants must be current members of the US Chess Federation.  Join or Renew your US Chess membership here.
All K-12 Participants Must be Rated 700 or Above to be eligible for this tournament.  Scholastic players should also see our monthly Scholastic Tournaments which are open to all students (K-12) of all rating levels.
SECTIONS:  Top Section (1800+); Under 1800, Under 1400
100 POINT RULE: Players may only play up if their rating is within 100 points of the section limit.  Example a 1700 may play in the top section but not a 1699.
BYES:  Can't make it to all the rounds?  You may take one half point bye in any round.  Bye must be requested by Entry Deadline.
PRIZES:  $500 b/24 entries
Top Section:  1st Place $100, 2nd Place $50; Top U2000 not otherwise placing, $30
U1800 Section:1st Place $80, 2nd Place $50, Top U1600, not otherwise placing $30
U1400 Section: 1st Place $80, 2nd Place $50, Top U1200, not otherwise placing $30
Players tied within a section share prizes equally.

ENTRY FEE (Discounts for Early Registration):  
Early Entry Fee (by 11:59PM Thursday prior):
HCC Club Members:  $35;  Free Early Entry for Titled players and HCC members rated 2000+ ($35 Deducted from Prize)
Non-Members: $40 

Regular Entry Fee (by 11:00AM Saturday - Day of Tournament):
HCC Club Members: $50
Non-Members: $55

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS TOURNAMENT AT:        https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/3269    NO on-site registration. 
ENTRY DEADLINE:  11:00 AM Sat, November 18, 2023 (Day of Tournament)

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ADDITIONAL NOTES:  Limited to the first 36 entries.  No exceptions.   K-12 participants must be rated 700+.   Weighted tournament sets, digital clocks (DGT 3000) provided for all sections. Must use our equipment. Players may only play up if within 100 points of next section cutoff.  All players must be current members of US Chess (go to USCHESS.org to join or renew your USCF membership/membership ID number).  A small section may be combined to avoid players playing each other twice in a small section.  No spectators. There is a picnic table and limited outdoor seating available.  A list of area establishments (nearby food, book stores, coffee shops, etc) is available on the Play More Chess Academy web page in the About section.  Free parking is available on behind the Academy, including free street parking on Putnam/Lake Drive that goes behind the Academy and adjacent Books and Co.  CT Transit Bus stop is adjacent to Academy at intersection of Putnam/Whitney Ave.
WITHDRAWALS/CONTACT:  If you cannot make it to the tournament, and have to withdraw, email:  info@playmorechess.com.  A request for a refund may be made no later than Thursday, 11:59PM (Thursday prior to tournament).  Refunds for this tournament must be requested by email and are subject to a $15 cancellation fee. For contact during the event please email: info@playmorechess.com as club phone will be silenced during tournament.

Terms and Conditions

Photo Release:  By registering for this event, you give permission for images taken during the event of participant (yourself, or child) to be used soley for the promotion of chess education and program activities of Play More Chess Academy and the Hamden Chess Club, and waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.