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Our next tournament is the
October Brouhaha Tournament
Date: Saturday October 25 th, 2014
Time: First round starts promptly at 9:00 am
Place: Viera Charter School
6206 Breslay Drive, Viera, Fl. 32940
If you are planning to attend the chess tournament this upcoming Saturday (10/25) at the Viera Charter School, there is a very important development of which you must be aware.
There will be a breast cancer awareness walk that morning, starting at Space Coast stadium at 9:00, going right past the school, and closing down local roads for at least an hour. Alicia Angus has worked out a solution with the walk organizers and the police that will allow us access to the school, but only from the Wickham Road entrance (you will not be able to enter Stadium Parkway from the north), and only before 9:00. You must enter (or exit) before the walk begins. No cars will be allowed to cross over or use the road once it is filled with walkers.
We would like to take a moment to give a special shout out and thank you to Scott & Linda Langford who lead the league so well for the past 5 years!
Chris Bortzner has agreed to take their place as tournament director starting next season. This is a big job, so, let‘s all step-up and help support Chris and the league.
"First Tournament is Free"-
Back by popular demand! In an effort to encourage "new" players to participate in tournaments, all first time unrated players will not have to pay their first tournament fee (typically $15).
However, you will still need to buy a USCF membership at the USCF website. The USCF membership is good for one year.
All players must pre-register by the Friday before the tournament to play in the first round. Walk-ins will get a first round bye.
Important Information for players that have pre-registered but can’t come to the tournament-
We realize that “things” come up or happen and sometimes a player has pre-registered for a tournament but can’t come. Please read the information below about what to do if this happens.
A day or more before the tournament- If you are unable to attend the tournament and it is a day or more before the tournament please email the tournament director at email@example.com so he can withdraw the player.
On the morning of the tournament- If on the morning of the tournament, a player is unable to attend please call your school chess coach or another player from your school and try to get the message to the tournament director. The player will be withdrawn and not paired. When a player is a "no show" the other player that he/she is paired with does not get to play the first round and has to wait 30 minutes before they can claim a win by forfeit.
Typically we do not have internet access at the tournament site so the T.D. can't check the email at the tournament site. Email is checked at 7 am before the T.D. leaves for the tournament site- so if you can notify us by 7 am or earlier by email we can withdraw the player.
No contact with strangers. Parents manage their kids' access and friendships online and can monitor their activity.
Learn & Improve - Discover the rules and strategies of chess! Improve your game, memorization skills, patience, and sportsmanship!
Although some functions on the site are free, in order to watch the videos, play online tournaments and do more than 3 puzzles a day, you need a Gold membership, which is $50/year on the website.
Coach Chris can get you the membership for only $15/year.
If anyone is interested, please register and assign Guardianship to (Chris@BrevardChess.com) so he will activate their account and collect the fee.