Chess Format: 7 rounds of Round Robin
Time Control: 40/90 SD30 +30s
Thursday, July 12
Opening ceremony: 3PM (drawing of lots)
Round 1: 4PM
Friday, July 13
Round 2&3: 10AM and 4PM
Saturday, July 14
Round 4&5: 10AM and 4PM
Sunday, July 15
Round 6&7: 10AM & 3PM
Trophy ceremony: around 7PM
The tournament is using:
FIDE chess rules with modification to forfeit time is 30 minutes.
USCF pairing table for 8 chess players round robin format (USCF Table C)
Tiebreak system adapted from Saint Louis Chess Club:
- Direct Encounter (if applicable)
- Most Blacks
- Koya System
- Won Games
Playoff has the following format:
The chess players will play two rapid games, with G/10;d5 time control, with alternating colors. If the score after two games is 1-1, the playoff moves on to an Armageddon match.
In the Armageddon chess match, White will get 6 minutes, Black will get 5 minutes. Colors will be allocated before the chess game with coin toss. White must win for victory, therefore Black needs draw or win for victory.
Official chess website: