HICC Club Championships 2015 - Round 1
The HICC Club Championships will be played in 2 divisions, both set to commence on the 15th of June.
Both divisions are open to both adults and juniors but most juniors will find faster division more suitable. Players rated above 1500 ACF cannot enter faster division.
Divisional Game Times
Top division: 90 minutes plus 10 seconds/move. ACF Rated.
Faster division: 60 minutes plus 3 seconds/move. ACF Rated.
Players MUST annotate their games in both events. If your time falls below 5 minutes you may stop annotating, even if your time consequently rises above 5 minutes at a later stage. If you opponents time is under 5 minutes, but yours has not, you must continue to annotate.
Mondays 6:30 for both divisions.
All players expected to be present strictly on time or else contact the appropriate person. Games start as soon after 6:30 as possible.
Finish Time Information For Parents
Young juniors who tend to play quickly will generally finish their games by 7:30. Games involving stronger juniors who play slowly and carefully may in cases go until 8:00 or (rarely) around 8:30.
The Most Important Rule
If you cannot attend on a given night, or are running more than 15 mins late, you or your parent must, must, must let Kevin know in advance.
Please send notification using the form below by 6pm on the date in question. Entrants can obtain Kevin's telephone number from him at the HICC if this is a preferred method of contact.
Both events start June 15. Entries taken on the night. Players should expect to be playing through June-September and perhaps until November. Players will not always get a game each night but we will try to pair as many as possible and share the byes around. School holiday nights are "free nights" for Faster Division - players are not required to attend but those who do may play.
Entries open until July 6 for both divisions. (Later entries at our discretion). Players who enter late will have weeks they miss counted as absences.
If a division has up to 8 entries it will be a double round robin. A division with 9 or more entries as of July 6 will be a single round robin unless decided otherwise.
Provided they tell us in advance they will be absent, a player can miss three playing weeks for a round robin or five for a double round robin, without forfeiting any games. (Longer absences may be allowed by prior negotiation.) Absences can be negated by playing two games on one night or playing games on free nights. Players who don't show up without notice will be suspended from the tournament and not paired again until we have heard from them. Any player who does this three times will be disqualified.
Pairings will be made on the night from those present or expected to arrive. If players who have been paired fail to arrive by 6:45 without notice, then their game may be re-paired which may result in not getting a game. Players who have frequently missed games by arriving late will be counted as absent.
New club members must have paid membership prior to playing any games; this is not negotiable.