Austin Grandmaster Chess Academy

In-Person Scholastic USCF Rated Tournament 

 

April 27, 2024

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM 

7801 North Lamar Blvd, Suite A123 (Building A)

Austin, TX 78752

* USCF Membership Required *

Free Parking Provided 

Capacity: 52 players

SECTIONS:

All players will be divided into three sections: 

SECTION A: 1000 - 1400 USCF rated 

SECTION B: 600 - 1000 USCF rated

SECTION C: Under 600 USCF rated or unrated

 

**Note that no player will be allowed to play up or down** 

 

ENTRY FEES: 

$50 by 11:59pm, April 26, 2024 

$60 cash on the day of the tournament if space is available.

 

PRIZES: 

Trophies for 1st Place, Medals for 2nd and 3rd

 

TIME CONTROL: 

G/30, d5 (30 minutes per player with a 5-second delay)

 

4-Round Swiss System Schedule

1st round: 10:00 AM 

2nd round: 11:00 AM 

Lunch break: 12:00 PM 

3rd round: 12:30 PM

4th round: 1:30 PM

Closing ceremony: After the last game finishes.

NOTE: Half-point byes are acceptable for all rounds, limit 1. Must commit before the 1st round.


PLAYERS MAY NOT POSSESS CELL PHONES DURING THE TOURNAMENT.  Please leave your phone at home, in your car, or turned off (vibrate/silent not acceptable) on top of your table. 

Any violators may be subject to disqualification and forfeiture. 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you do not wish to participate in our tournament after paying the entry fee, please email us at info@austin-chess.com no later than 24 hours in advance for a $35 refund. We reserve the right to charge a $15 service fee for cancellations. NO refunds will be issued if we are notified of cancellation within 24 hours of the start of the event.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: If you would like to withdraw from the tournament after it begins, please alert the tournament director. NO refunds will be issued after the tournament begins. 

NO-SHOW POLICY: There are NO refunds or credit for players who do not show up for their scheduled tournament matches.

 

For additional questions, please contact us at info@austin-chess.com