Monday nights at 6:00pm
405 S. Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91006

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2020 Spring Open

Current pairings and standings

Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. April 6.

Tournament type: Swiss / 6 rounds / 2 sections (Open, U1800).

Time control: 30/75 + 30SD, d5. Specifically, 30 moves in 75 minutes followed by 30 minutes sudden death, with a 5 second delay for both time controls. Delay is always preferred but, if delay is not used, please add 5 minutes to the first time control for each player.

Entry fee: $10.00. Please note that you must also join the chess club if you haven't already done so (club dues are $10.00 for a full year or a reduced rate for a partial year).

Etiquette Guide

The club opens at Santa Anita Park, Senior Citizens Building, 405 S. Santa Anita Mondays at 6:00pm and games begin at 6:30pm precisely. Please respect your opponent and arrive on time.

All players must leave their cellular devices on the table in full view of the Tournament Director and devices must be switched off. No headphones, headsets or bluetooth devices of any kind are allowed to be worn during the game. Hearing aids and ear plugs are permitted.

Silence is respected inside the club; you can be penalized for any disturbances. We respectfully ask that you do not eat at the board; please eat any food before 6:30pm or outside to avoid disturbing your opponent.

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by their parent, guaradian, or other adult when playing at the club. It it not permitted to leave your child unattended at the club.

The Tournament Directors reserve the right to change the number of sections or time controls without notice. Although unusual, this can happen occasionally depending on the number of players or if the start time is delayed.

At our Arcadia location, games must wind down by 10:30pm, regardless of slow clocks, late starts, time delay, etc.

Tournament dues, due first round: $10.00.

Club dues: $10.00 per year.

USCF membership required.

If you can not make it you must call or email Randy Hough before 5:00pm Monday to request a bye - / (626) 282-7412. You may also use the Contact page on the website to request a bye.

After 30 minutes you have the option to be re-paired if your opponent has not shown up. Re-pairs may be subject to shorter time controls, at the discretion of the Tournament Director.

You can request two half-point byes per tournament, last round byes only before the penultimate round.

If you don't show up or call, you will be dropped from the next round until you notify us.

We follow the USCF Official Rules of Chess so write your score sheet clearly so it can be read to settle disputes. Remember, if you have a dispute, valid question or other emergency, first stop your clocks, then seek a tournament director. You have to verbally ask for our help, we cannot offer unsolicited suggestions to you during a game.

You have to claim a time victory when it happens and possess an uncontested legible score sheet.

To offer a draw, extend the offer to your opponent with your time running. You should then make your move and hit the clock.

Never discuss your ongoing game moves with anyone.

Please contribute to the snack bar.