2024 THE VILLAGES OPEN

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

EVENT  SUMMARY

2024 THE VILLAGES OPEN  
Dates: May 18-19, 2024

 

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USCF Regular Rated 4-round Swiss Chess Tournament consisting of five (5) sections:

(1) A1 (Minimum rating of 2000) 

(2) A2 (Minimum rating of 1850) 

(3) B (Under rating of 1850)

(4) C (Under rating of 1500)

(5) D (Under rating of 1200)

 

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TIME CONTROLS: G/90; incr. 5 seconds (Rounds 1-4).

In the event of a tie for 1st place per section the top 2 players (after computerized determination) will play an extra game with a time control of G/15 to determine 1st place.

 

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FORMAT: The only ratings accepted for pairing purposes will be the officially published ratings found in the latest USCF Golden Database as downloaded from their website. One (1) half-point Bye is allowed, but must be requested one hour prior to Round 2 start .

 

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ROUNDS: Saturday 9:30AM, 2:00PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 1:15 PM and 4:30 (as required)

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ENTRY FEE: $40, No On-Site Registration 

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PRIZES: (prize amount based on a total of 80 Paid Entries)

Section A1:1st place $450 2nd $225; 

Section A2: 1st $ 350 2nd $175 

Section U1850: 1st $ 300 2nd $150 

Section U1500: $200 2nd $100 

Section U1200 $100 2nd $50 

Other: Unrated prize limit based on TD discretion. Trophies for 1st place in all sections.

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REGISTRATION: Active USCF membership is required. Online entries at: 

www.ChessRegister.com

Limited to 80 entries. Registration confirmed upon receipt of paid entry fee. 

ONLY ADVANCED REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED, 

THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE; 

Registration deadline 5/15/2024 at 5 pm. 

Mail-in reg. (deadline date 5/10/2024) send to: 

Mike Moschos 2100 Odessa Circle, The Villages, FL 32162 

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AMENITIES: Wheelchair accessible. Coffee and ice water provided. 

Refrigerator and microwave available for use. 

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CONTACT INFO: 

Mike Moschos 2100 Odessa Circle, The Villages, FL 32162 

Phone: 407-497-2261 

Email:TheVillagesChessClub@outlook.com 

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Please bring a clock, set, and board. No computers 

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Sections may have limitations to the qty. of entries (TBD). 

Tournament Director reserves the right to combine/modify sections. 

In addition, the TD may restrict the moving up to another section 

based on the number of entries in that section. 

 

Prizes depending on entries. 

Updates will be provided as registration proceeds via e-mail.

 

Players can move up to the next section IF their USCF rating from the 

Golden Data Base at the time of the tournament is 

within 50 points of the next higher section.

 

UNRATED PLAYERS MAY PLAY IN U1500 OR U1200 SECTIONS ONLY, 

TD will review the section chosen for appropriateness. 

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•Hand sanitizers, wipes, and masks will be available throughout the chess-playing room. 

Please bring your own supplies additionally.

• No Food or Drink is allowed in the playing room, except for Bottled Water or Liquids in tightly closed containers. Keep your personal items to a minimum.

 

•Cell Phones• 

Players choosing to bring in cell phones do so at their own risk 

as tournament staff are unable to watch over them. 

Cell phones are required to be turned off or set in 

airplane mode and placed inside the box provided 

at the boards or placed next to the board. 

The cell phone shall remain inside the box or next 

to the board until the completion of the player’s game. 

Remember that there will be a time penalty if your 

phone rings in the playing-room during active games.

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Location: 

Laurel Manor Recreation Center,

1985 Laurel Manor Drive, 

The Villages, FL 32162


Starts: Saturday 18 May 2024
Ends: Sunday 19 May 2024


Registration Ends: Wednesday 15 May 2024
Rounds: 4 (with 5th tie-break round, if needed)
Organizer Name: The Villages Chess Club
Organizer Email: TheVillagesChessClub@outlook.com

Organizer website: www.TheVillagesChessClub.org