FREE CHESS IN WHITTIER
The Whittier High School Library is a spacious playing venue easily accomodating 100+ players. Top boards play in a smaller room upstairs.

FREE CHESS IN WHITTIER

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FREE CHESS IN WHITTIER # 145

Whittier High School Library, 12417 Philadelphia Street, Whittier CA 90601.

EARLY REGISTRATION THROUGH MARCH 1st, 2020.

FREE REGISTRATION THROUGH MARCH 15th, 2020.

LATE REGISTRATION STARTS MARCH 16th, 2020.

To register, email:  keleperkins at gmail dot com

DONATION: ONLY FOR LATE REGISTRATIONS & EXTRA NICE PEOPLE!  happy.png

CLICK ON THE WORD 'DONATION' ABOVE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION.  IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE CHESS CLUB DONATION PAGE, THEN JUST TYPE THE WORD 'CHESS' INTO THE SEARCH BAR AT THE TOP.  LATE REGISTRANTS:  YOU MUST EMAIL THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR WITH THE RECEIPT AS AN ATTACHMENT (pdf).

2 sections with MODIFIED McMahon-style pairing system:

1000+ section, Under 1000 section.

This MODIFIED McMahon-style pairing system will apply a half-point (for pairing purposes only) for every full 100 points of each player's rating beyond the section minimum.  For example, in the 1000+ section, a player rated in the 1900s would receive nine half-points (4.5) to start; a player rated in the 1600s would receive six half-points (3.0) to start.  In the Under 1000 section, a player rated in the 800s would receive 8 points (8.0) to start because the U1000 section involves double rounds.

REGISTER EARLY TO RECEIVE AN EXTRA HALF-POINT (for pairing purposes only).  This allows you to be paired a bit higher in Round 1.

EARLY REGISTRATION deadline (free & extra half point):  Sun 3/1.

REGULAR REGISTRATION deadline (free, but no extra half point):  Sun 3/15.  

LATE REGISTRATION deadlines:  $10 starting Mon 3/16; $20 starting Wed 3/18;  $30 starting Fri 3/20; $40 onsite Sunday.

Sections and round times: 

1000+ section: 4 rounds of G/55' delay 5" @ 10am, 1pm, 3:30pm, 6pm; different time control for Round 5 @ 8pm:  G/5' d25" (counts for regular ratings).

Under 1000 (ratings 0-999) section:

double rounds (8 games) of G/25' delay 5" @ 10am, 1pm, 3:30pm, 6pm; different time control for Round 5 @ 8pm:  G/5' d25" (counts for regular ratings).

*March 2019 (or most recent) supplement rating used for pairings.

Qualification for sections by either (a)  March 2019 or most recent supplement rating or (b) current unofficial rating at time of registration -- OK if it drops below section minimum after registration.

RATED BLITZ, G/3' d2" (not increment): 

DOUBLE QUADS @ 12pm, SINGLE QUADS @ 3pm.

Thanks to some donations, both blitz events are free.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF ADVANCE ENTRIES.

Half-point bye requests granted only in advance; no half-point byes will be given on the day of the tournament.  Full-point byes given only to the extra (lowest-ranked) player in any odd-numbered section.  Please request byes in advance if possible. 

PARENTS & PLAYERS:  Please bring your own chess equipment, especially clocks, if possible.  We cannot guarantee that there will be extra equipment for you.

Rating reports for recent Whittier Chess Club events.