Thursday, January 7, 2016

Registrations Strong For Lasker on Saturday January 9

In all sections except the Under 1000, registrations are looking strong for Saturday's Lasker Memorial. People seem to like the option of Game/75 with three rounds and Game/40 with five rounds. Perhaps this is a format worth perpetuating.

Please DO NOT show up without pre-registering in the U1000. There may be a consolidation with the higher-rated sections and I don't want to disappoint folks.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Lasker Memorial on January 9 Promises Something For All

Whether you like Game/40 or Game/75, the Lasker Memorial on January 9th promises to please.

The Championship Section will be for those who like the slow time control with three rounds of regular-rated play starting at 9:30am. Other Sections including Open, Reserve, Booster and Sub-Booster will feature five rounds of dual-rated play starting at 10am. All play should end by 6pm.

Entry fee is $12 for the first 24 players registering -- $15 for those who sign up after this or at the door... but a special discount is available (see below).

A family discount will give the second player in the same clan a $2 discount, the third member a $4 discount, etc. So if you have a brood of a seven or more, the youngest players get free entry! (yes, parents count too!)

Cash prizes will be distributed within the upper sections while eight trophies are available in the Super-Booster for players Under 1000.

Complete details are on this downloadable flier. (Note this flier was updated Tuesday night).