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Second Menlo Park Chess Club Championship, Round 5

November 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Menlo Park Chess Club will hold our second annual club championship beginning Thursday, October 26th, at 7pm, a five-round USCF-rated Swiss system event using the dual-rated G/60;d5 time control over five weeks . Our championship is aimed at players with at least some tournament experience (one or two rated events, say) and may not be suitable for children under the age of 10, given games could last past 9pm on a school night. Additionally, if your child has trouble sitting still or remaining quiet for an hour or two then we would humbly request that you consider registering him or her in one of our other rated events and forego the club championship (we love our junior players but there are a few who truly struggle to remain quiet during even the shorter time controls). Details follow:

  • Format: Five-round Swiss-system tournament in one section, one game per evening
  • Rounds: October 26th, November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th—games begin promptly at 7:00pm (there is no round on November 23rd, Thanksgiving)
  • Control: G/60;d5 (dual-rated game of 60 minutes for each player plus a 5-second delay per move)
  • Entry Fee: $15 (the entire entry fee will be returned in prizes)
  • Payment: PayPal: mark@drury.com; Venmo: @Mark-Drury-12, Zelle: 6504006393
  • Prizes:  Four prize groups based upon ratings with roughly 8 players per prize group (Group 1: $100, $60, $40; Group 2: $80, $60, $40; Group 3: $60, $40, $20; Group 4: $60, $40, $20, with adjustments as needed based on group size)
  • Byes: One half-point bye is available for any round save the last
  • Boards, sets, clocks, score sheets and pens will be provided by the Menlo Park Chess Club (bring a clock if you own one)
  • All tournament participants must be current US Chess members
  • Our tournament chess rules summary is worth perusing if you’re new to tournament play
  • For more information please send email to info@menloparkchess.club or tweet @MenloParkChess
  • Join our Facebook group to stay abreast of future club tournaments and events


November 30, 2023
7:00 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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