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The SMTX Chess Summer Classical Championship
June 3 9:00 am - June 4 8:00 pm
This will be the SMTX Chess Club’s 3rd quarterly USCF-rated tournament and our first ever 2-day classical tournament. As always there will be cash prizes, trophies, free snacks and it will still be 100% FREE with NO ENTRY FEE.
YOU READ THAT RIGHT!! This will be a large rated classical tournament with multiple sections, boards and sets provided, cash prizes for each section, trophies, free snacks and NO ENTRY FEE!
DETAILS (we reserve the right to alter the section rating cutoffs and/or add or remove sections based on registrations):
- 2-day tournament starting on June 3rd and finishing on June 4th.
- The first 3 rounds will be on Saturday, June 3rd. Round 1 and 2 will be G/60;+10 and round 3, 4, and 5 will be G/90;+30.
Round 1: June 3rd at 9:30 am
Round 2: June 3rd at 12:30 pm
Round 3: June 3rd at 4 pm
Round 4: June 4th at 10 am
Round 5: June 4th at 3 pm
- There will 5 sections (but subject to change based on registrations):
500 – 999/Unrated
900 – 1399/Unrated
1300 – 1799/Unrated
1700+/Unrated for Championship Section
- “Playing up” is not allowed but there is a 100 point overlap built into the section that gives players within 100 points of the next section to choose to play in the higher section if they wish. Unrated players can play in any section.
- USCF membership is required
- All chess sets and clocks WILL be provided
- There is NO ENTRY FEE but donations are always welcome as we are 100% volunteer and nonprofit
- This tournament is limited to 100 players (this MAY be increased based on interest)
- To see the current list of entries use this link: ENTRY LIST
- Check-in will be from 8:45am to 9:20am on June 3rd
- One half-point bye is allowed but must be arranged before round 1 starts
- Online registration is MANDATORY and ONSITE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED
- The tournament is now over maximum capacity and the waitlist has 40 people already on it. Additionally, much fewer people have withdrawn than we expected so it is looking like not very many waitlist people will be able to participate so we have made the decision to close the waitlist registration entirely.
- Championship Section: 1st place – $400 plus trophy; 2nd – $200 plus trophy; 3rd – $100 plus trophy
- 1300 – 1799: 1st place – $200 plus trophy; 2nd – $150 plus trophy; 3rd – $100 plus trophy
- 900 – 1399: 1st place – $150 plus trophy; 2nd – $100 plus trophy; 3rd – $75 plus trophy
- 500 – 999: 1st place – $100 plus trophy; 2nd – $75 plus trophy; 3rd – $50 plus trophy
- Under 599: 1st place – $50 plus trophy; 2nd – $25 plus trophy; 3rd – $15 plus trophy
*UNRATED PLAYERS MUST GIVE AN ONLINE CHESS ACCOUNT HANDLE TO WIN FULL PRIZE MONEY AMOUNTS AND WILL BE PLACED IN AN APPROPRIATE SECTION BASED ON THEIR ONLINE RATING