Wednesday, May 25, 2011

US Amateur West this weekend

Just a reminder to everyone that the US Amateur West is this weekend, May 28-30, at the Holiday Inn - Palo Verde. The tournament is open to all players rated under 2200 (May Suppliment). Today is the last day to register before the $10 late fee goes into effect!!

The available sections include:
Championship (U2200)
Reserve (U1600)
Booster (U1200)
Scholastic I (K-6/U1000) *
Scholastic II (K-6/U600) *

* The scholastic sections are three 1-day tournaments (Saturday, Sunday and Monday). Players can play one, two or all three days.

This year's chess celebrity is IM Levon Altounian who will be available each round to analyze your games with you. Additionally, he'll give a simul on Sunday for anyone (tournament and non-tournament players welcome!) who wants to challenge him.

The chess weekend starts off with a Blitz tournament on Friday night at 7:00pm. Registration for that event starts at 6:00pm. EF is $10 ($15 for non-tournament players). Prizes are ($b/20) $75-$45 and Top U1600 $30. There are also prizes for Top K-12, K-8 and K-6 players.