Evidently the Tolkien novel is bringing chess players out of the woodwork!
As of 6 pm on the eve of the four-round tournament, 28 players have registered for the main USCF-rated event.
This includes six players in the Open, 14 players in the Under 1600 and 8 players in the Under 1200.
We also have enough registrants to assure prizes will be awarded to the Under 1800's in the Open Section, Under 1400's in the Reserve and Under 1000's in the Booster.
So far only one high school coach has RSVP'd with specific names but I'm hoping that more high schooler's will be joining us. Remember, no USCF membership is required for that section.
First round will get underway at 10am SHARP -- but you're welcome to start with the second round at 12:40 staked to a half-point bye.