Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Youth Chess Foundation of Chicago season begins at Lane Tech on Nov. 16!

Fresh from the inbox:

Please join us next Saturday, November 16th, for the first
YCFC tournament of the year, at Lane Tech College Prep.  A
location guide is attached.
All rosters are due Thursday, November 14th.  This is for
everyone - both new and returning players.  Once a player is
submitted on a roster, they are eligible to play in all six YCFC
tournaments this year.
I hope to see you next Saturday!
November 16th Tournament at Lane Tech

Albert G. Lane Technical High School.
2501 W. Addison (3600 North)
Schedule:  Registration   9:00 - 9:30
                  Tournament  10:15 - 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, 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
  attn: Mike Cardinale, no later than Thursday, November 14th.
  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, November 14th.
Many thanks to athletic director Brian Hofman for welcoming us to
the school, and to Cindy Frapolly and to Debi Prince for suggesting
Lane Tech and for doing all of the groundwork.  A great effort!

Monday, November 4, 2013