During the first 4 Tuesdays of July (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd) we'll have our normal 4-week swiss tournament. Show up at 6:30, games start at 7:00. One 1/2 point bye is available during weeks 1-3. No 1/2 point bye on the 4th week. Time control is 40/70,SD/30;d5. Entry fee is $3 per game for club members, $5 per game for non-members. Prizes for 1st place, 2nd place and top-under-median will be awarded based on the number of entries.
On the 5th Tuesday of July (30th) we'll have a one night blitz event. Show up at 6:30, games start at 7:00. 6 round swiss with a time control of G/7;d3 (7 minutes with a 3 second delay!). Entry fee is $3 (members or non-members) for the entire blitz night. Prizes for 1st and 2nd places will be awarded based on the number of entries. As of today (June 28 2013) there are only 22 players on the USCF Top Rated (Blitz) Players in RI. Come get your blitz rating established! See our previous blog post CCC APRIL BLITZ for the results of our last blitz event.
USCF membership is required to play in either of these events. Non-USCF-members are welcome to stop by and spectate and/or play un-rated side games.
See our website for directions www.cranstonchess.org.