Prescott Open: a Mini-Swiss Event
Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Prescott College, Crossroads Conference Center, 215 Garden Street, Prescott, AZ 86305
The Prescott Open: a Mini-Swiss Chess Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 19th. This U.S. Chess Federation sanctioned chess tournament will be played in the Crossroads Conference Center of Prescott College. The all-day, three round event is sponsored by the Prescott Chess Club. Registration will be between 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. There is a $20 entry fee at the door and membership in the U.S. Chess Federation is required (available when registering). Spectators are welcome. Players will be assigned to sections of eight to 10 players. The Swiss pairing system, which matches opponents with similar scores in each round, will be used. All players play three games. Games will be played at the rate of 30 moves in the first hour and 30 moves in each additional half-hour. Rounds are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The top finisher in each section will receive $75; second place $25.