GrayKnight Chess Association
GrayKnight Chess Association 2024
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Questions & Answers How are the sections structured? Section 1 - ( Grades K-3) Section 2 - (Grades 4-5) Section 3 - (Grades 6-8) Section 4 - (Grades 9-12) Section 5 - (Adult) Can a player play up a section? Yes! You can always play up, just not down a section. How many players make up a team? A team can be from just 1 player to 4. If you have more than 4 players, then the top 4 player's scores will be used for the team score & tiebreakers What time do players need to be at the tournament? Players need to check in between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. the day of the tournament even if you have pre-registered, the earlier the better. What tie break systems will you use? We utilize the USCF recommended Tie-Break systems for Swiss tournaments: 1. Modified Median 2. Solkoff 3. Cumulative 4. Cumulative of Opposition How many byes can you have? You may request up to 2 byes for a tournament before the tournament begins. Each bye is worth 1/2 point. These requested byes are different than a full point bye you recieve if there is an odd number of players for any round. This type of bye is worth 1 full point.