Area Events

In Arkansas

1st Annual Arkansas Closed Chess Championship

February 16 & 17, 2019

at the Ganus Activity Center on Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas 72143

This is a CLOSED event, open ONLY to Arkansas Chess Association members

80% of entry fees is GUARANTEED in each bracket

Prize Fund: The winner of the top bracket will be the winner of the 2019 Closed Championship trophy & title. Each 6-man bracket will return NLT 80% of it’s entry fees – 50% to 1st place and 30% to 2nd place. Further prizes will be announced as fund-raising continues…

Awards: Trophy or plaque for 1st place in each bracket and 2nd place in top bracket only.

Format: a series of 6-man Round Robin events, sorted by current USCF rating into brackets. The top six players will be in the first (and all subsequent) bracket, playing five rounds against every other player in that bracket (think of it as a Quad with 2 more players and 2 more rounds). The final/lowest bracket may be modified to a Swiss as needed.

Registration: Saturday 8-8:45AM.

Time Control: G/90 5d

Round Times: Saturday: 9:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 5:30 PM. Sunday: 12:00 PM, 3:30 PM

NO BYES IN ROUND ROBIN PLAY! (miss a round – take the loss)

Entry Fees: $40 entry fee if RECEIVED by February 9th. $50 fee if received by February 15th. $60 entry fee at the tournament site/day of event – CASH ONLY! ENTER EARLY! USCF and ACA membership required. USCF available on-line or by phone through the USCF. ACA memberships will be available at the event.

Contact Info – Entries to: make checks payable to Paul Hill, 611 W. Mississippi St. Beebe, AR 72012. 501-882-9301. Other payment options may be forthcoming soon…

Lodging: many local options. More info/discounts may be announced soon!