Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Upcoming Event: Tucson Open and Scholastics - January 25-27, 2013

The Tucson Open is coming up on January 25-27, 2013 at the Holiday Inn - Palo Verde, near the Tucson airport.  This is a fun and exciting event for chess players of all strengths and ages!  Register at by January 23rd to avoid late fees!

Holiday Inn - Palo Verde

Sections are Open, Reserve (U1800), and Booster (U1400): 5/SS. 3-day or 2-day schedule is available.

3-day schedule: Fri. 7p; Sat. 10a, 5p; Sun. 9a, 4p. Time control: 40/2, SD/1 2-day schedule: Sat. 10a, 1:30p, 5p; Sun. 9a, 4p. Time control: Rd. 1-2: G/90; Rd. 3-5: 40/2, SD/1

Open section ($$G): $500 (and plaque) $400 - $300; Top X, A, B/below $150 each. Trophy to Top Junior (U20), Top Junior (U14), and Senior (age 50+).

Reserve section (b/38): $250 (and plaque) - $150 (and plaque); Top C and D/below $100 each. Trophy to Top Unrated, Top Junior (U14), and Senior (age 50+)

Booster section: Trophy to 1st (and clock), 2nd - 5th Place, Top E, Top U1000/Unr, Top Junior (U11)

The Tucson Open Scholastics are on January 26th and January 27th and feature a separate 4-round Swiss tournament each day with two sections - Scholastic I (K-6 / U1000) and II (K-6 / U600).  All players must be in grade K-6 and rated under 1000 or 600 (USCF) as of the January Supplement.  

Scholastic schedule: Round 1 at 10am, then as available for Rounds 2-4. Time control: G/40. Byes: 1⁄2 point byes (2 max.) are available for all rounds if requested prior to start of round two.  Trophies are awarded to 1stt - 5th  place each day.  The top scholastic player who plays both days will also receive a digital clock!

Check out a few photos from the Tucson Open Scholastics in 2012!  We hope you will all come out for the Tucson Open this year!

The Tucson Open Scholastics is so much fun!
Keeping up their energy between rounds
Anxiously awaiting trophies!

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