When & Where:
March 9th, 2013. Mesa Convention Center 263 N Center St Mesa, Arizona 85201 — Building A (Apache Room) (480) 644.2178
Our “Master” guarantee: We will always have a player of National Master Level (2200 USCF Rated or higher) competing in our Master Trek tournaments. We guarantee it!
6 Levels: 1000-1199, 1200-1399, 1400 to 1699, 1700 to 1899, 1900 to 2099 and 2100 & up. 4 rounds: Swiss System. G/55 minutes with or without the 5-second time delay. 1/2 point bye for any one round if notified prior to event. Sets and boards provided. Must bring and play with clock.
ACE Chess Staff (the Tournament Director) reserves the right to merge the 1900 to 2099 section and the 2100 & up in the event that not enough players are registered in either section.
NOTE: The Master Trek tournaments are for experienced tournament players! Parents registering a child rated under 1000 USCF should be prepared for tough games and a serious tournament environment. Please be sure your child understands “tournament ethics” before enrolling he or she in one of our events. Thank you…
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Round 1 – 9am, Round 2 – 11:15am, Round 3 - 1:45pm, Round 4 – 3:50pm.
Scholastic (Grades K-12): 1000-1199, 1200-1399, 1400-1699, 1700-1899 and 1900-2099:
$25 by March 6th, $28 by March 8th, $30 at site.
Adult Participants: 1000-1199, 1200-1399, 1400-1699, 1700-1899 and 1900-2099:
$15 by March 6th, $18 by March 8th, $20 at site.
All players 2100 & Up:
$20 by March 6th, $23 by March 8th, $25 on site. All players rated 2050-2099 must pay $30 to play up.
Note: Registration and check in by 8:45am Saturday morning.
Trophies to top five places in 1000-1199, 1200 to 1399, 1400 to 1699, 1700 to 1899. Trophies to top three places in 1900 to 2099. No trophies in the 2100 & up section. Must win 2 games to possibly receive a trophy.
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Playing Up Players must be within 50 points (updated U.S.C.F. Ratings used) of the section that they wish to play up in. ACE Chess urges all players to compete in their particular rating group's section. Although players will not necessarily be prevented from playing up, no bonus or sympathy points are rewarded to players playing out of their section.