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Loyola Chess Club Kickoff

Date: 2015-10-10
Location: Loyola Chess Club

Loyola Chess Club KickOff

Come celebrate the opening of the Loyola Chess Club, San Antonio’s new spot for chess.

This tournament is organized by the Loyola Chess Club. Castle Chess provides registration services and tournament direction.

Location

The tournament will take place at the Loyola Chess Club, in the Wonderland Mall of America (formerly Crossroads Mall). The club is on the lower level. Enter by the water, near the Bijou Theater (by the hotel and Target) and turn left at the food court.

4522 Fredericksburg Rd
Suite A-79
San Antonio, TX 78201

Format

All Sections are Swiss System format with G/45+10s increment time control.

Sets and boards will be provided. Clocks and notation are required. Players should bring their own clocks.

Sections

All sections will be rated. USCF Membership is required. Kids are encouraged to play and scholastic memberships will be honored, but this is not a scholastic tournament.

  • Three Sections

    • Open

    • U1700

    • U1300

All ratings are based on the October 2015 rating supplement.

Registration

Register online until 7pm Friday October 9. All players paid at this time will be paired in round 1 and do not need to "check in". Withdraw for a full refund by 7pm Friday October 9. Onsite registration is allowed Saturday morning until 9 AM.

  • Entry Fees and Prizes:

    • $40 for Open with prizes for 1st-3rd of $240/$160/$80

    • $30 for U1700 with prizes for 1st-3rd of $180/$120/$60

    • $20 for U1300 with prizes for 1st-3rd of $120/$80/$40

Prizes in each section are based on 20 players and will be adjusted proportionally and independently in each section. Accelerated pairings will be used for sections with 20 or more.

Schedule

9:00AM   Onsite Registration Closed
9:00AM   Loyola Chess Club Grand Opening Ceremony
9:30AM   Round 1
11:15AM  Round 2
1:15PM   Round 3
3:00PM   Round 4

Concession are available on site. The Mall’s food court is nearby.