Open Game Play

Open Chess Game Play: All ages and skill-levels welcome!

When: Every Tuesday evening 7:15 pm - 11pm (or so) * * * * * Where: Aurora Turners Club, 1335 Mitchell Rd., in the Banquet Hall, downstairs.

This is just north of Indian Trail, in Aurora, east of Lake Street, west of Farnsworth.

ANCC is affiliated with the US Chess Federation and the Illinois Chess Association.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March is here!

Can you feel spring yet?  A new beginning?  We can!!  We have started some games for our in-house tourney!!  It is not too late to join in.  I have not yet put everything into the computer, and you can still come down next week to join our rated tourney!!  WE WILL BE HAVING CLUB TUESDAY, 6 MARCH, so I hope to see a great crowd!!

The tourney is a round robin format, where you will play everyone else.  Right now, I believe we have 10 people playing in the tourney, and you, the reader, are certainly welcome to join in.  Yes, the tourney will continue over the course of a couple months +.  You are not required to play a rated game every club meeting.  If you are not feeling well or had a bad day and feel you are not up for a more serious game, you can just play casual games, and/or sit and socialize with our wonderful group of people.  Some people have enough energy, or after a unplanned quicker game, or time to play a second rated game which will loosen up your scheduled time over the course of the tourney to 'take a night off' from the tourney.  I want this to be less pressure of a tourney than you would normally have at a one day even type thing. 

Here is what we do require:  $5.00 entry fee.  USCF Tourney rules and decorum during rated games.  Presence to play/finish the games within approx. 12 weeks.  Prizes:  I anticipate having $20.00 1st place prize, and a $15.00 2nd place prize, with the remainder of the cash to be used to pay the USCF the rating fees for the games played.   These amounts can change of course depending on additional players entering the tournament, or other unknown factors, or a different agreed upon prize structure. 

I am excited to see everyone again this upcoming Tuesday night, and to again witness great games be it rated or otherwise.  Be safe, have a great weekend, and I will see you Tuesday!!!

Darin, for the ANCC.

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