GCC 2017 Championship begins Nov 8 !

GCC 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP
Come join us!
What: Georgetown Chess Club will begin its annual club championship on Wednesday Nov 8. The tournament is six-rounds at G/90;+30, as scheduled below.
Location: 2nd-floor Community Room of the Georgetown Public Library (See Special Note for Round 1 below). Must have a USCF membership to play.
Entrance fee: $20 cash or check only (make check out to Vincent VanBuren). Pre-registering by email to let the TD know your intention to play is strongly encouraged: vvanburen@gmail.com.
Registration: 5:30 PM-6:00PM Nov 8. USCF membership required.  (See BYE policy below).
Prizes: All play in one Open section. 1st-3rd Overall (tie-breaks applied): Trophies, $100 for Club Champion (based on at least 12 entries), 1st-3rd U1400 (tie-breaks applied): medals.
Club membership:The Georgetown Chess Club does not have any local club membership dues.

Special Note for Round 1:
For our first round, the Georgetown Public Library is officially closed for inventory, but our club has been granted permission to use our normal meeting space in the library. Someone will be watching for chess players arriving, and will let you into the lobby of the library. The club meets in a community room on the second floor, left at the top of the stairs.

BYE Policy:
BYE requests should be made to: vvanburen@gmail.com. One requested half-point BYE is available for rounds 1-4. Subsequent requested BYEs or a BYE requested for round 5 or 6 will be a zero-point BYE. A half-point BYE request must be made by 12 noon on the Monday before the round occurs, with the exception of a BYE requested for Round 1, which may be made by 12 noon on the Monday preceding Round 2 (i.e. late entry). A BYE request made between Noon on the Monday before the round and 3:00 PM on the day of the round requested will be granted as a zero-point BYE. Notification of a missed round between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM on the day of the round will be considered as a forfeit for that round. Missed rounds without notification will be considered as a forfeit and the player will be withdrawn from the tournament.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (all rounds begin at 6:15 PM)
November

November 8 – Regular rated CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP tournament: 6-round G/90;+30, Round 1 of 6, $20 EF, 1st-3rd Overall (tie-breaks applied): Trophies, $100 for Club Champion (based on at least 12 entries), 1st-3rd U1400 (tie-breaks applied): medals
November 15 – G/90;+30, Round 2 of 6
November 22 – NO CLUB MEETING – THANKSGIVING BREAK
November 29 – G/90;+30, Round 3 of 6
December
December 6 – G/90;+30, Round 4 of 6
December 13 – G/90;+30, Round 5 of 6
December 20 – G/90;+30, Round 6 of 6

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