November 4, 2017 Saturday

Rob Roy Chess Center

USCF Chess Tournament 3-SS. Game/60 min; 5-sec. delay

Entry Fee: $30.  Reg. at site only 10-10:15 am

One section. Accelerated Pairings rounds 1 and 2

Cash Prizes: 1st-$160, 2nd-$80 b/12.

Rounds: 10:30, 1, 3. Regular & Quick Rating

Free Lunch, Free Drinks, No Adv Entry, No Byes.

Telephone: (860) 742-5562 (no text)

To enter the tournament please give your entry fee and USCF ID # to Rob.  Please stay to witness Rob verify your USCF Expiration Date and Current Rating on the computer.  Rob completes a "pairing card" for you, and marks it as paid, this ensures you have a spot in the tournament.

Let me know of carpools.  We avoid pairing players who came in a carpool. We assume you came here to play people other than those you play frequently. This is main reason we do not use a computer to determine pairings.  Please enjoy the facilities.  Rob makes opening announcements and post the "pairing chart" at 10:30 or soon afterwards in USCF room. 
Please find your opponent and set up the board for your game in the USCF Room.  Do not start your game until all games have resolved their seating and equipment issues, and ready to be quiet and start playing.  
Once your USCF game is finished, report the result on the "pairing chart", (do not mark on the tournament crosstable) and leave USCF room, do not disturb remaining games.
DO NOT DISTURB REMAINING GAMES. Spectators must be silent.  Important.  Rob can ban any spectator(s) from USCF Room.  We have plenty of places to go between rounds.
The parent is the person to supervise and discipline their child.  If a child misbehaves then it is the parent who must rectify the situation.  Kids are kids, but we are tolerant only up to a certain point. Remember today is an adult chess tournament in which children are allowed to play. 


Our tournament room (USCF Area) can fit 20 players seated to play chess.   The other half of the basement will include a 10 player skittles room, and a new "parent's lounge" seating 7 theater-style to view live chess-tv (no audio) on an 80-inch screen.  Another two monitors (with private headsets) will allow access to NetFlix and Amazon Prime.    Also included is a pool table, but the pool table is closed while USCF games are still in progress.We offer free wifi, power, and a two Windows 10 workstations connected to the Internet.Young kids often finish their games long before the adults do.  As a result they also need this place to go to between rounds.Parents may enjoy this lounge all day long, especially while the juniors are occupied with their tournament games.  Free lunch will be served downstairs.  The free beverages will be located downstairs.  The only thing upstairs is the bathroom.