Friday, June 21, 2013

Orwell Registrations Raining In

Registration remains open for the Orwell Memorial in DeKalb tomorrow. Due perhaps in part to the cancellation of the event at the North Shore Chess Center and no doubt because it's a 2013 Illinois Chess Tour event, we've hit over 30 38 42 advance registrants. Keep 'em coming! (52 is probably our logical maximum unless I reshuffle tables).

Included in the field are four six Warren Junior Scholars and three two other players with USCF ratings above 2100. We also have four females pre-registered which is a record for our tournaments.

The pre-registrations dictate we will most likely have enough players for a separate Under 700 section (along with Open, Under 1500, and Under 1200).  The Under 700 will most likely provide a shorter time control (perhaps Game/30) with six rounds to provide more experience.

Trying to fill out logical sections, if you're above 2000 and/or between 1500-1700, I'd love to hear from you!

Sadly, I am the only pre-registrant from DeKalb, along with a "local legend" from Sycamore. Will the rest of the local community step up to play in this exciting USCF event?  A few more hours remain until we learn the answer to that one...

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