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 The player will be withdrawn and not paired.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.
As we all know playing chess builds character and develops life skills – so if you know of someone who might be interested please bring them along with you to our next tournament!