January 21-22, 2023: 就这样开始了,兔年 (and so begins, the Year of the Rabbit)

Registration for FIDE rated players ends on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 8 p.m.  This FIDE Invitational tournament will be held Saturday, January 21, 2023 through Sunday, January 22, 2023.  There is no minimum FIDE rating. 

To register for the FIDE section:  Contact FIDE National Arbiter for the United States, George Lundy at [email protected] before Noon on the closing date above.  The entry fee is $25.  Once you have registered, you will be sent a tournament code to pay your entry fee.  FIDE Titled players always play for free.  The FIDE section prize fund is $50, $30, $20. The time control is 40/90;g/30 +30.  This four-round event features two rounds each day at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Registration for the USCF section ends Friday, January 20, 2023 at 8 p.m. or when all 12 seats have been filled. USCF time controls are 40/90;g/30,d5. There are no on-site registrations. No exceptions.

Sets, boards. carbonless scoresheets and FIDE approved clocks are provided by the club.  Please notify the Arbiter if you would prefer to use your personal equipment  Please bring a pen or pencil to keep score…FIDE requires completed and signed scoresheets for all rated games. 

If a FIDE arbiter would like to work one of our events, please contact George.  All arbiters must be active with the World Chess Federation.  US Chess Federation only tournament directors, are not eligible to work FIDE eventsYou are welcome to help with the USCF rated section.

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