1. This will be a USCF rated Round Robin team tournament. The number of rounds depends on the number of teams that have entered.
2. The team entry fee is $30.
3. Teams will have 6 players each week. In addition, each team may have no more than 3 alternates who may play in any given round. A complete roster of team members will be given to the tournament director at the start of the tournament. Changes to the submitted team roster must be made one week in advance. Last minute changes must be approved by the tournament director.
4. The average rating for any given night may not exceed 1750. For purposes of calculating the adjusted ratings, any player rated over 2200 will count as 2200; any player rated under 1300 will count as 1300. Ratings will be based on the most recent rating supplement.
5. The Sacramento Chess Club strongly encourages other clubs, schools, employers, or fraternities to field teams. Clever names, logos, t-shirts, mascots, fight songs, etc., are all encouraged. No need to be subtle, but please keep it clean -- we have children at the Club, and some of them play in the tournament.
6. If you canít find a team, sign up sheets will be available at the Club.
7. Time control will be Game 75 d/5 or Game 80. The tournament director reserves the right to shorten a time control to meet the closing time of the Great Escape Games.
8. All rounds start at 7:00 pm.
9. Lineups must be placed in rating order on the lineup sheets provided by the tournament director. Forfeits for incorrect lineups or for no-show players will be based on USCF rules.
10. Players must be placed in the lineup in rating order. If multiple players on a team have the same rating, they must play in the same order every week. This includes all players who will be using tournament ratings of 2200 or 1300.
11. Lineups must start with board one, filling each board in rating order. For example, if only five players on a team are present when the lineup is submitted, boards one through five must be filled, with board six being left empty. At the discretion of the tournament director, if a team member arrives prior to the start of the round, that player may be placed into the lineup on ratings appropriate board and adjusting the boards of the remaining players. Boards forfeited due to late submission of lineups must remain forfeited.
12. Team Captain Responsibilities: A) Enter a legal line up each week (this includes ensuring players are present when line-ups are entered). B) Bring team protests to the tournament director in a non-disruptive manner (players and outside agents are not allowed to bring forward protests regarding the team).
13. Prizes: Trophies or plaques for the members of the winning team and best board score. To win a board prize, a player must play 60% of the available games on that board. For example, if there are 5 games in the event, a player must play 3 games on a board to win the board prize.