Unity Open - September 25, 2010

Last Updated: September 20th, 2010 by Daniel Rensch

American Chess Events LLC and Unity Chess Club have decided to form a partnership under a common goal: To provide more tournament opportunities with consistent “Master-Level” competition, in order to further stimulate the progress and improvement of Arizona’s youth chess players. In an effort to promote more Adult Participation in the “Arizona Chess Scene”, we have decided to create “Unity Opens”. With cash prizes in every section, we hope that every game will be extremely hard fought. For scholastic players wishing to protect their AIA and other Amateur statuses, prizes can be redeemed toward Unity chess products (including lessons, group sessions, and books). Seating is limited to 40 players for these events, so reserve your spot early. Enjoy!

When & Where:

Saturday, September 25th Hyatt Summerfield Suites. In downtown Scottsdale, 4245 N. Drinkwater Blvd. | Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Click here for directions.

Tournament Details:

4 Sections: Open (1800 and Up); Reserve (1300-1799); and Booster (U700-1299); and Pawn (Under 700). 4 Rounds, Time Control: Game in 60-minutes. If using 5-second time delay, then 55-minutes. Board and Sets provided, please bring your own clock.

Round Times:

Round 1 – 9am, Round 2 – 11:15am, Round 3 – 1:30pm, Round 4 – 3:45pm.

Entry Fee:

$25 by September 24th, $30 at site. Registration and check in by 8:45am Saturday morning.

Prize Fund:

Open Section: 1st place – $150, 2nd place – $75, 3rd place – $50, U2000 $50 (ALL OPEN PRIZES ARE GUARANTEED!!!).

Reserve Section: 1st place – $100, 2nd place – $70, 3rd place – $40, U1500 $40 (Based on 40 Full Paid Entries, if not then 50% of each prize guaranteed).

Booster Section: Trophies 1st-3rd place, U1000 1st and 2nd. Must score at least 1.5 points to receive a trophy.

Pawn Section: Trophies 1st-3rd place, must score at least 1.5 points to receive a trophy. Trophies for 1st -2nd place under 400 rating, must score at least 1 point to receive a trophy.

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