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10th Annual New Year Bash 2018

With a $900.00 dollar prize fund!                     

Date: One Day – Saturday, January 6, 2018

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. 

Registration: Send all advanced entries to yang.brian@ymail.com: Last Name, First Name; Section, US Chess ID number (make sure US Chess and/or KCA membership is up-to-date). 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 January 5, 2018 by 9:00PM.  

Format: 4 rounds Swiss – Game/60 with 5 second delay (Dual-Rated); Three Sections: Open, Reserve-U1800 and Amateur-U1400 (Based on January 2018 Rating Supplement)

Registration 8:00AM - 9:30AM; Round 1 - 10:00AM; Lunch - 12:00PM; Round 2 - 12:45PM; Round 3 - 2:00PM; Round 4 - 5:15PM. 

Entry Fee: All players pay on-site on Saturday. Only Cash will be accepted. Players must be present by 9:30AM or else they will not be paired for first round. Adults - $40 pre-registered, $45 onsite. Scholastics - $15 pre-registered, $20 onsite. 

Awards: Prizes will increase proportionally if number of adult entries is above 40! Open Section: $180-$120-$60; Reserve-U1800: $150-$100-$50; Amateur-U1400: $120-$80-$40. 

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

Equipment: This year’s 10th annual New Year Bash 2018 will use commemorative boards and sets. All players will use these boards and sets as they are specially made for this event! Please bring clocks to the event.

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 - 6th edition and any updated rule changes since the 6th edition. There is a time delay of 5 seconds. 1 Half-point bye is offered for Rounds 1-3, if requested prior before the start of the tournament. 

Questions?  Contact Brian Yang at yang.brian@ymail.com