2018 Winter Open
January 8, 15, 22, 29. February 5, 12. Closed January 1.
Swiss / 6 rounds / 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1400).
30/75 + 30SD, d5. Specifically, 30 moves in 75 minutes followed by 30 minutes sudden death, with a 5 second delay for both time controls. Delay is always preferred but, if delay is not used, please add 5 minutes to the first time control for each player.
$10.00. Please note that you must also join the chess club if you haven't already done so (club dues are $10.00 for a full year or a reduced rate for a partial year).
The club opens at Santa Anita Park, Senior Citizens Building, 405 S. Santa Anita Mondays at 6:00pm and games begin at 6:30pm precisely. Please respect your opponent and arrive on time.
Important Notice: Owing to our building being re-roofed, the chess club will be meeting at an alternative venue January, February and March.
There will then be a two week break before we return to our Santa Anita Ave location on Monday, April 16.
Address for Jan 8 - Mar 31: Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, 3230 E. Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena.
Start time: 7:15pm. We will return to our normal 6:30pm time in April.
Turn off cell phone ringers and alarms. No headphones, headsets or bluetooth devices of any kind are allowed to be worn during the game. Hearing aids and ear plugs are permitted.
Silence is respected inside the club; you can be penalized for any disturbances. We respectfully ask that you do not eat at the board; please eat any food before 6:30pm or outside to avoid disturbing
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by their parent, guaradian, or other adult when playing at the club. It it not permitted to leave your child unattended at the club.
At our Arcadia location, games must wind down by 10:30pm, regardless of slow clocks, late starts, time delay, etc.
Tournament dues, due first round: $10.00.
Club dues: $20.00 per year.
USCF membership required.
If you can not make it you must call or email Dave King or Matt Hayes before 5:00pm Monday, to request a bye. Phone numbers and
email addresses are available at the club. You may also use the Contact
page on the website to request a bye.
After 30 minutes your opponent may be re-paired.
You can request two half-point byes per tournament, last round byes only before the fifth round.
If you don't show up or call, you will be dropped from the next round until you notify us.
We follow the USCF Official Rules of Chess so write your score sheet clearly so it can be read to settle disputes. Remember, if you have a dispute, valid question or other emergency, first stop your clocks, then seek a tournament director. You have to verbally ask for our help, we cannot offer unsolicited suggestions to you during a game.
You have to claim a time victory when it happens and possess an uncontested legible score sheet.
To offer a draw, extend the offer to your opponent with your time running. You should then make your move and hit the clock.
Never discuss your ongoing game moves with anyone.
Please contribute to the snack bar.