Just a reminder that the 2006 Kenilworth Chess Club Championship gets underway next Thursday, January 12, at 8:30 p.m. I strongly encourage any who expect to play to come by the club tonight and register so that we can get a better sense of the expected turnout. Registrations will be accepted until 8:15 p.m. on January 12, with the first round pairings made immediately after. Word has it that several masters and experts will be participating.
This year, due to the growth of the club, the championship will be broken into two sections: an Open section with players vying for the championship and an Under-1800 section with players vying for the Under-1800 title. The format will otherwise be the same as last year's event: a time control of Game-90, with 5-second-delay upon request. Trophies for Club Champion, second place, and third place, Under-1800, and Under-1500. The event will be Unrated. Entry Fee: $25, plus a $10 deposit toward excessive byes (returned at the completion of the event). Club membership ($15 adults) required. Bye Policy: Two free byes, after which players are charged $5 for each additional bye up to four. More than four byes results in forfeit. Tournament Director: Geoff McAuliffe (TD). For a sense of the tradition behind the tourney, check out our club history and last year's championship website.