Saturday, May 6, 2017

Hotel Indigo @Tapestry Park link to hotel

An invitation to our second chess event for women and girls only. Moms too! 

Dear Lady Chess Players,  Last year, 10 women and girls came out and participated in our first event. We considered it a success and are doing it again. This year we've upgraded the location to one more fitting for a queen, the eclectic and hip Hotel Indigo. They are also a sponsor this year along with JAXCC-Jacksonville Chess Club, Inc

Royal Treatment: First the location, Tapestry Park, is a top notch area with shopping and dining options along cobblestoned streets. Hotel Indigo was rated within the top 10 in Jacksonville. The area has shoppes, eateries, Tinseltown AMC theaters and dozens of restaurants are walking distance. You are going to love this location. Make plans to stay.

As we did last year, every player who registers will receive a free feminine cut t-shirt, but this year we're upgrading to a long sleeve shirt.  Why long sleeve? Chess players often find tournament locations to be very cold and often wear sweaters or jackets. This year's shirt will sport a new multi-colored logo on a black shirt. The hotel will be providing a catered lunch for players only.The prize fund this year has increased to $300.

Entry fee online: $35.  $45 at door (cash only). JAXCC member (-$5) discounts available and returning QC players need to email for special discount information. Rounds: 4 Round Swiss styleSections: Champions (G/45;d5) & Reserve (G/30;d5): Great for first timers, lower rated AND MOMS! Why not?, you play with your kids all the time...this is perfect for you.

Prizes:   $300 (b/30 players). Cash for top three in Champion section players  U1200 & Best Chess Mom. Trophies for Open section winner. Reserve players: trophy for top three. Location: Hotel Indigo 9840 Tapestry Park Circle, JAX 32246 Mention chess rate for discount. Time: 9 am Registration Opens / 9:45 Closes. Players arriving after close may receive 1st round bye. Start: 10 am Round 1 

R.S.V.P. by registration: Our team at JAXCC is working on making this a great event just for you, but we need to know who’s coming to prepare. Please register by clicking here. Send an email with your shirt size and specify Adult or Youth in a feminine cut.  USCF membership required: All players must be US Chess registrants with non-expired ID#. Can join/renew on site. Cash only. Each player must bring sets and chess clock. 

Register now. Don't miss out on the shirt. Orderd for food/shirts will be submitted by Tuesday midnight. Email us Youth or Adult size after registering. Extra shirts are $25.

This Saturday at Ramada there are two separate events. Both are $20 General entry (-$5 for JAXCC members). 

Please carefully read the start times below:

 
9am : Scholastic Series III Event Check-in  
9:30 Round 1 start w/4 rounds of play
2pm expected end time.
 
11:30: Blitz G/5 check-in.  
Noon Round 1 start. 
2:30 expected end time. $300 prize fund in 6 dbl rounds of play. 
 
Both events can be found at www.chessregister.com. Online registration closes at 11p for both events. Walk-ups on Saturday are welcome. All players must be USCF members. Expired or new can join/renew on site. 

Starting (Tuesday 3/28) we will begin meeting at Starbuck 11441 San Jose and Mandarin Road. For our weekly Quick Rated Chess Tuesdays. 
 
 
It is across the street from the Belgium Café, but can accommodate more players. Since moving to Mandarin we've had several nights of 13 or more players. Those kind of numbers actually overwhelm the cozy café and although we are always careful to leave tables for patrons, Starbucks has more tables and stays open until 10. This may allow us to get in the 4th game more often.
 
Please come out and join us. Round 1 starts at 6:45p.
 
Remember, this event is USCF Quick rated and requires all players to be active members that are not expired.

Scholastics Players

Calling all Scholastic Players in North Florida, South Georgia and beyond... Our final scholastic offering in our 3 part series will be on April 1st. Click on the event tab for full details. Registration prices are $20 for general public. Register for this event  

Blitz Players:

We will host our first Blitz event since last Spring on April 1st. Check the start time as Round 1 for this event is at Noon. Click on the event tab for full details. Register for the event at 

Name: JAXCC QUADS           
Entry fee: $20 general / JAXCC -$5
Desc: G/65;d5 for 3 rounds. Registration: 9am to 9:45. No entry after registration closes. Walk-up prices +$10 over online price. Online registration closes at 11pm Friday, March 10th. Round times: 10am, 1pm & 3:30 Quad winner: $50.
What are quads?: The top four players are placed into their own section (a “quad”), then the next four highest in another section, and so on down the list. The players in each quad play a round robin, one game against each of the players in their section, for a total of three games each. If there is not an even multiple of four players, the lowest section (usually) will have the few extra players and play a three round Swiss tournament rather than a round robin.
Location: Ramada Inn 9150 Baymeadows Road & I-95
Starts: Saturday 11 Mar 2017
Ends: Saturday 11 Mar 2017
Registration Ends: Saturday 11 Mar 2017 11 p.m. www.chessregister.com          
Rounds: 3            
 
Scholastic Series Event #2 of 3
Entry fee: $20 general / JAXCC -$5    
Desc: Single Event Registration. One event entry for 4 round Swiss format K-12 chess tournament with time controls set at 30 minutes for each player with a 5 sec delay (4SS G/30;d5). Players are grouped by rating and unrated players are welcome. All players must have an active USCF ID#. Players can renew/register with USCF on site. Prizes are trophies for top three in each section and Grand Prix points for overall tournament placement with series medal for participants. All players have must their own board, set and clocks. Equipment on sale at event. Email question tojaxchessclub@gmail.com. TD Kevin Pryor reserves the right to combine sections. JAXCC member discount available. Club members save on all events over general admission. Youth membership is $10/year, but members save at every event.
Location: Ramada Inn 9150 Baymeadows Road, JAX 32256
Starts: Saturday 11 Mar 2017
Ends: Saturday 11 Mar 2017
Registration Ends: Friday 10 Mar 2017 11 p.m.
Rounds: 4            

G/65;d5 for 3 rounds.

Entry fee: $20 online / $30 walk-up

Registration: 9am to 9:45. No entry after registration closes. Walk-up prices +$10 over online price. Online registration closes at 11pm Friday, March 10th.

Round times: 10am, 1pm & 3:30

Quad winner: $50

What are quads: The top four players are placed into their own section (a “quad”), then the next four highest in another section, and so on down the list. The players in each quad play a round robin, one game against each of the players in their section, for a total of three games each. If there is not an even multiple of four players, the lowest section (usually) will have the few extra players and play a three round Swiss tournament rather than a round robin.