2014 National Junior Chess Congress (A National Championship!)
February 28 - March 2, 2014
Locations: Orange County Great Park
6990 Marine Way, Irvine, CA. 92612
&
Irvine Spectrum Doubletree Hotel
90 Pacifica, Irvine, California 92618; 949-471-8888
2/6/2014 Clarification: This site is for hotel use only. ALL sections (players) will be at Orange County Great Park. (Written by Joe Hanley; Co-Organizer)
(Please mention "Chess Congress" when booking to get $99/night rate)

Sections:6 & Under8 & Under10 & Under12 & Under14 & Under16 & Under18 & 20 Under
(Merged)
Round Times:Saturday: 10-2-6
Sunday: 9-1
Saturday: 10-2-6
Sunday: 9-1
Saturday: 10-2-6
Sunday: 9-1
Saturday: 10-2-6
Sunday: 9-1
Saturday: 10-2-6
Sunday: 9-1
Saturday: 10-2-6
Sunday: 9-1
Saturday: 10-2-6
Sunday: 9-1
Time Control:G/45, d5
(See Note Below)
G/45, d5
(See Note Below)
G/90, d5G/90, d5G/90, d5G/90, d5G/90, d5
Trophies:Top 10; Top 5 ClubsTop 10; Top 5 ClubsTop 10; Top 5 ClubsTop 10; Top 5 ClubsTop 10; Top 5 ClubsTop 10; Top 5 ClubsTop 10; 1st-3rd Place for 18 & Under, Top 5 Clubs
Entry Fee:$55 by 1/20, $65 by 2/ 20, $75 after$55 by 1/20, $65 by 2/20, $75 after$55 by 1/20, $65 by 2/20, $75 after$55 by 1/20, $65 by 2/20, $75 after$55 by 1/20, $65 by 2/20, $75 after$55 by 1/20, $65 by 2/20, $75 after$55 by 1/20, $65 by 2/20, $75 after

Note 1: The 6 & Under and 8 & Under sections will play 2 games against each oponent each round. Each will play white and black against each opponent for a total of 10 games. The time control is G/45, d5.

Note 2: 1/2 Point Byes: Allowed in any round except round 5. Must be requested before the start of Round One (limit one).

Note 3: Registration:

  1. Online
  2. By Flyer
  3. On-site (Orange County Great Park); Hours are: Friday, 2/28 from 6pm-9pm, Saturday (Orange County Great Park) from 8:30am-9:15am. Any registrations during the Saturday morning registration timeframe will be accepted but with a half point bye in round 1.
Note 4: Age Determination: January 1, 2014. (Example: If your child turns 7 on January 2, 2014, your child is still eligible to register for the 6 & Under section.)

Note 5: In case of ties, each player will be named Co-Champion. Trophies will be awarded accoriding to tiebreaks. Tiebreaks will be as follows: 1. Modified Median 2. Median 3. Solkoff 4. Sonneborn-Berger 5. Cumulative 6. Coin flip

Note 6: Section or Team/Club Changes: Any change requested onsite will be reviewed. If found to be appropriate, change will be made. A fee of $15 is assessed.

Note 7:Rating Supplement Used: The March 2014 supplement is the official supplement used for ratings.

Note 8:Refund/Withdrawal Policies: Any refunds requested before Round 1 begins will be processed at a $10 processing fee. Any refunds requested once Round 1 begins and student has begun competition are not granted. Withdrawals from the tournament are acceptable. We kindly ask you please provide a written notice to an official tournament director or by contacting Chess Control and notifying an official staff member. Thank you.

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