BUGHOUSE: Bughouse Blitz is an unrated game played with partners. Each player must have a partner to play. It is a popular game and is played in states and naionals. It is recommended for experienced players. Trophies will be given to the best team. For odd number teams, a full point bye will be given for the odd team out. The game will be swiss style and teams will be ranked by the average regular ratings of both players.
Bughouse is from 10 am to 11 am. It is 6 Rounds G/5;d0. PLAYERS MUST BE HERE BY 9:50 AM, NO EXCEPTIONS. The cost is $10 per person, select option below. All players playing bughouse need to play in the regular Swiss tournament. Trophies will be provided to each player of the winning team. In case of a tie, the teams will play in a tiebreaker bughouse game to decide the winner. Parents and friends are invited to watch this event.
AWARDS: We will be presenting two major awards at this tournament between the Bughouse and the Swiss Events at 11 am. Each year the most improved player and the most dedicated player are awarded a plaque and have there name submitted on the Annual Awards Plaque for all to see.
MAIN EVENT: Our main Swiss event starts around 11:30 and consists of four rated games with a G/25; d5 time control. Trophies will be given to the top three players in each division. We have three divisions based on rating. The actual rating cutoffs for each division will be determinated by the number of players that enter the tournament. No parents or coaches are allowed in the playing area after games begin.
RAFFLE: A chess raffle will be held between rounds of the Swiss Tournament. Every player will receive a free raffle ticket when entering the tournament. Tournament equipment and gift certificates will be awarded.