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April Petite Swiss, Round 1

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Menlo Park Chess Club will hold a US Chess dual-rated Swiss-system event over three weeks beginning Thursday, April 4th, and concluding April 25th (there will be no chess club meeting April 18th). Players will be divided into groups of 6 or 8 based on rating and will play one game at G/45;d5 each week. No byes will be available for this event so if you are unable to play all three weeks (April 4th, 11th, 25th) please do not register for the tournament. This event is suitable for experienced players as well as newer US Chess members seeking to establish an over-the-board rating. Details follow:

  • Format: Swiss-system tournament over three weeks, one game per evening
  • Rounds: April 4th, 11th, 25th—games begin promptly at 7:00pm
  • Control: G/45;d5 (Dual-rated game of 45 minutes per player plus a 5-second delay per move)
  • Entry Fee: $10 (PayPal: mark@drury.com; Venmo: @Mark-Drury-12); entire entry fee goes to the prize fund
  • Prizes: Dependent upon group size but for 8 players first receives $40, second $25 and third $15.
  • Byes: No byes are available for this event
  • Register: Please sign up in advance using the ‘Register’ button, above
  • Equipment: Boards, sets, clocks, score sheets and pens will be provided by the Menlo Park Chess Club (bring a clock if you own one)
  • Membership: All tournament participants must be current US Chess members
  • Rules: Our tournament chess rules summary is mandatory reading if you’re new to tournament play
  • Info: For more information please send email to info@menloparkchess.club
  • Social: Join our Facebook group or email list to stay abreast of future club tournaments and events


April 4
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mark Drury
(650) 670-8569
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Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
700 Alma Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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(650) 670-8569
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