Saturday January 12, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST
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Metzger Elementary School 
10350 S.W. Lincoln St.
Tigard, OR 97223

We are off of Locust Street between Greenburg and Hall Rd.

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Jeff Risher 
Metzger Elementary School 

Metzger Winter Classic 2013 


Tournament Details:

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Check In: 8:15 - 8:45 for Kings G/60 AND Rooks G/45

 Check In: 9:15 - 9:45 All other Sections

Kings G/60 & Rooks G/45 Start Time: 9:00 am   End Time: 5:00 pm

All other sections  Start Time: 10:00 am   End Time: 4:00 pm

$15.00 per player.  SAME PRICE SINCE OUR 1ST EVENT
$ 10.00 Late fee after January 8th

Note:  A current USCF membership ($16-$24/yr., depending on age) will be required in the King Section
New USCF memberships and renewals are available through us or online at www.uschess.org

Kings and Rooks are Required to bring Clocks and Notation books 
(Boards and pieces will be provided.)

Awards & CASH PRIZES FOR KING SECTION $100/$50/$30 FOR 1ST-3RD *Based on 20 Entries

1)  Trophies will be given to the top three places in each section with medals for 4th and 5th place finishes (Accept King Section).

2)  Two medals will be given in each section for Sportsmanship.

3) **NEW**Awards for players receiving a plus score but finish outside of top 6.  

4) **NEW**Special prize for players appearing in their FIRST EVER NWSRS RATED Tournament.

5) **NEW** Top score recorded by girl in each section (excluding King Section)

6) Team trophy for 1st and 2nd place finishes for each section exluding King section.  Top 4 scores for teams will determine placement.  Teams must have a minimum of 2 players to qualifty for a trophy.

King section will receive cash awards for top 3 finishes.  Cash is determined by the number of players.

*Solkoff will be used as tiebreaker.  If teams are tied then the total solkoff score will be used to determine winner.  

This is the sum of opponents' scores. The idea is that the same score is more valuable if achieved against players with better performances in a given tournament. Looks like an ideal tie-breaking method and has been used since the Swiss system was invented.

Section Details:
Knight Sections:  For beginning unrated players and players rated < 600.

This division will be split into smaller sections based on number of registrants and age.  5 round Swiss, G30, NWSRS rated, but not USCF rated.  Recording is not required.  Clocks will be used only if both players agree or if the tournament director assigns a clock.

Bishop Sections:  For intermediate unrated players and players rated 601 – 899.

The U900 division will be split into smaller sections based on number of registrants and rating, or age if unrated.  5 round Swiss, G35, NWSRS rated. Recording is not required.  Clocks may be assigned and must be used if a director or player brings one to the table.

Rook Sections:  Anyone may play in this division, but players with USCF or NWSRS ratings > 900 MUST play here. 

This division will be split into sections based on number of registrants and rating, or age if unrated.   4 round Swiss, G45, dual rated. Clocks must be used and Notation in required

King/Open Section:  Players with NWSRS rating 1200+ play in the open section, but lower rated players are also welcome.  Players with USCF or NWSRS ratings > 1200 MUST play here. 4 rounds, G/60.  Clocks and Notation Required.  Players must bring their own clock.