Tuesday, December 4, 2012

YCFC event this weekend at Rickover Naval Academy

Mike Cardinale reminds us that the Youth Chess Foundation of Chicago will have an event this Saturday at Rickover Naval Academy (Rickover is part of the Senn High School campus in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, on the Far North Side).  Email cut-and-paste follows:

A final reminder that the second YCFC tournament of
the year takes place this Saturday, December 8th, at
Rickover Naval Academy, with details reprinted below.

 New rosters and roster additions are due Thursday.
Also, please reply with a an estimated number of players
if you haven't already done so.  This is also important
for coaches who wish to reserve a team room! 

Once again, we'll put Will Tseng to the test with a
warm-up clock simul, beginning at approximately 9:30.
All are welcome to participate.

December 8th Tournament at Rickover

Rickover Naval Academy
5900 N. Glenwood (1400 West), just south of Thorndale

Entrance/Parking:  we will be using Door 10 on the west
   side of the building, facing Ridge Ave.  We'll have use of
   the parking lot adjacent to the entrance at Door 10.  The
   entrance to the lot is on Thorndale, which is the street
   bordering the north side of the school.  Thorndale is a
   one-way street heading west, so you will need to approach
   the school from the east on Thorndale to enter the lot.
   There should also be some street parking available.

Schedule:  Registration   9:00 - 9:30
                  Tournament  10:00 - 3:00
                  Trophy Presentation  3:15 (est.)
   All players must check-in at the tournament site by 9:30!
   Late arrivals will not be paired in the first round.

3 Sections:  Novice K-4, Novice 5-8, Advanced
   Unrated, K-8, no entry fee 
   Swiss-style, 5 rounds (est.), USCF standard tiebreaks
   G/20 + 3 sec. increment in Advanced section when clocks are available
   Notation required in the Advanced section

Awards:  Individual trophies to the top 10 in both novice
               sections.  Individual trophies to the top 6 in the
               advanced section.  Team trophies to the top
               three teams in both novice sections.  Team trophy
               to top team in the advanced section.  Team score
               calculated by top four scores in novice sections,
               top three scores in advanced.

Entries:  YCFC uses a roster system for tournament entries.
              All players on submitted rosters are eligible to play in
              any YCFC tournament during the scholastic year.
              Submit rosters, including name, grade, school and
              section to accounting@apartmentpeople.com, or by
              fax to 773-248-1007, attn: Mike Cardinale, no later than
              Thursday, December 6th.
              All players must check-in on site by 9:30.

Coaches:  Please let me know if you plan on attending with
                a rough estimate of the number of players by
                Thursday, December 6th.

Thanks to Principal Michael Biela for welcoming us back to Rickover this year!

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