29th David Zofchak Memorial Open

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29th David Zofchak Memorial Open

December 11-12, 2021

A VCF Cup Event

Hotel & Playing Site: Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center, 335 Independence Blvd; Chess Rate for lodging is $85 + taxes for a single king or $95 + taxes for a double queen room (higher floor rooms $10 more), must reserve by November 26th. To reserve a room at this rate, use this link:  https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/ORFZV/G-ZOFC

Games will also be played at the adjacent Mid-Atlantic Chess Center (walk across the parking lot), located at 291 Independence Blvd, Suite 515, Building 4 in the Pembroke office park

Format: Open and U1600 5 Rounds, Swiss System. U1000 4 or 5 rounds based on entries.  All games are US Chess-rated.  One half-point bye if requested prior to the start of Round 3

Sections: Open, Under 1600, and U1000.  No unrated players in the Open Section.

Ratings for Sectioning and Prizes: We will use the higher of your Over-the-Board or Online regular ratings from the December 2021 US Chess Rating Supplement.

Entry Fees: Open and U1600:  $70 through Sat 12/4; $85 beginning Sun 12/5 and onsite; U1000:  $20 through Sat 12/4; $25 beginning Sun 12/5 and onsite

Registration: Online at King Registration; or onsite at the Mid-Atlantic Chess Center 8-9:15AM Sat 12/11

Prizes:
— Prizes based on 60 entries in the Main Event (Open and U1600)

— Open Section (1st-3rd): $800, $500, $300; Top U1800 $100
— Under 1600 Section (1st-3rd): $700, $400, $200; Top U1200 $100, Top Unrated $100; Unrated winning a place prize limited to $250.

— U1000:  Trophies to top 5 overall, Top U800, and Top U600, Medals to other participants with even or plus scores

Schedule and Time Controls:
Open and U1600

— Sat Dec 11: Round 1 at 10AM (G/75 + 10), Rounds 2 and 3 at 2PM and 6:30PM (G/90 + 10)
— Sun Dec 12: Rounds 4 and 5 at 10AM and 3PM (G/90 + 10)

U1000 (G/40; d5)

— Sat Dec 11 ONLY: Rounds at 10, 12, 2, 4, (and 6 PM if 5 rounds)

COVID protocols:  Masks are required at the board / in the playing hall and Skittles at all times.  Supplies available to sanitize equipment.

Questions: Christina Schweiss, Senior TD, Hampton Roads Chess Association, hrca@hrchessclub.org, 757-472-5909