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Next Upcoming Tournament

               RISING STAR FIDE CLASSIC
               PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND
               FEBRUARY 17-19, 2024
                SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY


 

Tournament Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Mesa

1011 West Holmes Ave

Mesa, AZ 85210

 

This is located on the northeast corner

of Alma School Rd and Route 60 in Mesa.

Entry Fees

  Free entries for any GM, WGM, IM, WIM, FM, or WFM.

  Premier (2000 and Up): $100 early, $110 late, $125 on site. (FIDE Rated)

  Under 2000 (1600-1999), $90 early, $100 late, $115 on site. (FIDE Rated)

  Under 1600 (1200-1599), $75 early, $85 late, $100 on site.

  Under 1200 (800-1199), $60 early, $70 late, $85 on site.

  Under 800 (100-799). $45 early, $55 late, $70 on site.

Registration

Please register online on the King Registration website.

3-day early online registration ends at midnight MST, Fri Feb 2, 2-day ends on Sat Feb 3.

3-day late online registration ends at midnight MST, Fri Feb 16, 2-day ends on Sat Feb 17.

Onsite registration ends at 9:30 am on Feb 17 for 3-day or 9:30 am on Feb 18 for 2-day.

Tournament Prizes

 $5000 Prize Fund (based on 100 entries):

 Premier (2000 and Up: $1000/$500/$250, 1st U2200 $125 (FIDE Rated)

 Under 2000 (1600-1999): $750/$375/$175, 1st U1800 $100 (FIDE Rated)

 Under 1600 (1200-1599): $600/$300/$150, 1st U1400 $75

 Under 1200 (800-1199): $240/$180/$120, 1st U1000 $60

 Under 800 (100-799): Trophies to top 3, and 1st U500

Re-entering the Tournament

A player may re-enter in the 2-day schedule on Sunday after playing in

the 3-day schedule on Saturday. The re-entry fees are:

 Premier (2000 and Up: $35

 Under 2000 (1600-1999): $30

 Under 1600 (1200-1599): $25

 Under 1200 (800-1199): $20

 Under 800 (100-799): $15


A player must make the request to re-enter before Sunday at 9:30 am. A player who requests later will receive 1/2 point byes for the rounds skipped.

Format:

6 Round Swiss (6SS)

 

Time Control: 

   3-day schedule: 6 G/90;+30 games

   2-day schedule: 4 G/45;+10 games, 2 G/90;+30 games

  

Playing Up:

Your current rating must be within 100 points or less of the section that you want to play up into. The play up fee is $25 for the Premier section and $15 for all the other sections.

Schedule:

3-day rounds: Sat, Sun, Mon: 10:00 am and 3:00 pm each day.

2-day rounds: Sun:  Rd 1:   10:00 am, Rd 2: 12:15 pm, Rd 3: 3:00 pm, Rd 4: 5:15 pm.

                         Mon: Rd 5*: 10:00 am, Rd 6: 3:00pm                                                   

*2-day players will merge with the 3-day players on Monday at 10:00 am in round 5.

5 Sections:

Premier (2000 and Up)  -- must be at least 1900 to play up into Premier section

Under 2000 (1600-1999)   -- must be at least 1500 to play up into U2000 section

Under 1600 (1200-1799)   -- must be at least 1100 to play up into U1600 section

Under 1200 (800-1199)  -- must be at least 700 to play up into U1200 section

Under 800 (100-799)

Contact : Rick Smouse at rick_smouse@yahoo.com or text or voice: (480) 390-9528

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