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2019 Brian’s Birthday Bash - August 10-11

With an $800.00 dollar prize fund!

Date: Two Day – Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11, 2019

Where: Hilton Garden Inn Olathe – 12080 South Strang Line Road, Olathe, Kansas, 66062

Within walking distances of several restaurants including Jimmy John’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, KC Joe’s, Panda Express, and many more. (See map on page 2).

Registration: Send all advanced entries to Last & First Name; Section, US Chess ID number (make sure US Chess and/or KCA membership is current). US Chess and KCA memberships may be purchased or renewed on-site. *BOTH US Chess and KCA memberships are required. Other States Accepted. All advanced entries must be in by e-mail by Thursday, August 8, 2019 by 10:00PM.

Format: 5 rounds Swiss – Game/120 with 5 second delay; Two Sections: Open Section & Reserve-U1600 (Based on August 2019 Rating Supplement)

Saturday: Registration 8:00AM - 9:30AM; Round 1 - 10:00AM; Round 2 - 2:30PM; Round 3 - 7:00PM; Sunday: Round 4 - 9:30AM; Round 5 - 2:00PM.

Entry Fee: All players pay on-site on Saturday. Only Cash will be accepted. Refer to the table for both adult and scholastic rates. The scholastic rate is for players that are K-12 students and playing for rating-only, not cash prizes. Players must check-in by 9:30AM or else they will not be paired for first round.

Adults - $50 pre-registered, $60 onsite. Scholastics - $20 pre-registered, $30 onsite.

Awards: See Table Below - Prizes will increase proportionally if number of adult entries is above 30! Open Section: $180-$120-$60-Top U1800 $40; Reserve-U1600: $180-$120-$60-Top U1200 $40.

Tournament Directors: NTD Brian Yang (Chief TD); NTD CJ Armenta (Assistant TD)

Equipment: Please bring boards and sets. Very limited equipment in case players forget from Acerook Chess Club (10 boards & sets / 10 clocks).

Food and Drinks: Players may leave as soon as they are finished with the 1st round to get lunch but must return before 2nd round to not risk losing time.

Other: Players are expected to know the rules in U.S. Chess Federation’s Official Rules of Chess - 7th edition and any updated rule changes since the 7th edition. There is a time delay of 5 seconds. 1 half-point bye is offered for any round, if requested prior before the start of round 2.

Questions? Contact Brian Yang at