Sunday, June 8, 2014

Orwell Memorial Registrations Now Open - June 28th Looms

After nearly a six-month hiatus from USCF-rated tournaments, the DeKalb Chess Club is proud to host the next stop on the 2014 Illinois Chess Tour.

For the fourth year, the DeKalb club is observing the birthday of the author of Animal Farm and 1984 (born 6/25/1903). Legend has it, that Eric Blair (before he adopted his epic pen name) played chess between customers at a London bookshop where he worked as a young man.

Once again the Orwell will feature comfortable playing conditions, relatively long time controls (Game/60 plus a 5-second delay) and competitive sections, Open, Under 1600 and Under 1200. As usual with DeKalb tournaments, the TD reserves the option of re-arranging sections depending upon registrations received in order to assure the most equitable sections for the greatest number. Requests to "play up" will be considered because many players enjoy challenging themselves with tougher competition than their current rating may dictate.

Updated: We now have enough interest to offer an Under 800 section (with an additional prize available for the top scorer rated U600). The time control for the U800 will be Game 30 (with no delay) and there will be five rounds instead of four as in the other sections. The first round will get going shortly after 9am when the other sections start, but you should try to register by 8:45am.  The U800 will finish up in the middle of the afternoon, but if family members are playing in the main event, we will offer activities to keep participants busy until the other sections conclude.

In addition to the section prizes, there are usually at least one "Under Prize" in each section to recognize the players who are lower-rated when the day begins. So pretty much everyone is in contention for some prize until usually at least the third round.

Because of travel and the early start time, 1/2 point byes are available for the FIRST round only. (Second round should start around 11:15 am.)

A flyer for the tournament can be downloaded here.

Registrants so far (updated 6/19/14): [33 confirmed so far, several more maybes, 36-40 entries projected]

Open: (8-12) Rudy P, Jason D, James C., Chelsea, Aaron M., Adam B, Tom B., James D.

Reserve: (14-16) Erik C, Cliff A, Elijah P., Arnold O., Luis M (unr),  Jonathan G., David B., Aidan C, Arthur X., Joey B. William L, Archit, Don, Bill B., John (?)

Booster:
 (5-8) Scott D., Gary S., Charlie H,  Paul S., James F.,

U800:
(6-8) Bryce L., Jeremiah D.. Lori B., Ben B., Reese, Nathan (?), Alex, Ryan (?)

Who's next?

4 comments:

  1. Creating a blog can appear difficult for many people, even though for some individuals it's an simple process. Nevertheless, a very important factor that everybody shares in common is that they are searching for ways to improve their blog and attain increased achievement.Formal Shoes

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can apprehend them effortlessly. They aren't technology rocket. I even can follow them in normal existence. i'm grateful to your sharing. i'm hoping you'll write frequently and post more articles. Webcam models

    ReplyDelete
  3. The desire to make money online through the use of social platforms is perfectly normal. In order to achieve this quest, an optimal blogging system is required. A sound blogging system would allow its user adopt a systematic approach to quench his blogging endeavors.mens casual dress shoes

    ReplyDelete
  4. You will agree with me that women are generally synonymous to fashion. And one of the fashion Coach Handbags Clearance that women adore so much when they want to look fashionable and thus look beautiful, is fine looking attractive and quality New Air Jordan Shoes. Thus, in as much as women love putting on quality fine looking Cheap Air Force Ones, research has confirmed that women just don't throw money around like their opposite counterpart, so quality fine looking MK Outlet they prefer, but they also prefer buying them cheap. An increasing number of people these days are finicky about the kind of Air Jordan Sale they wear. While almost everyone wants to wear the latest Michael Kors Factory Outlet and trendiest Cheap Yeezys not many are prepared to shell out exorbitant amounts of money for these. Therefore, if you want to know insider secrets to buy cheap Coach Factory Outlet Online read on to know more. (Article Source From Coach Outlet Clearance Sale)

    ReplyDelete

The DeKalb Chess website welcomes your feedback.