All players must pre-register online at manapata.org. College students should also sign up as adult.
WALK IN PLAYERS WILL STRICTLY NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT
Chess sets and clocks will be provided
Spectators or other players are not allowed to get close to the playing area, but can watch from a distance silently
Each round will be 45 minutes with 5 sec delay, tracked with chess clock. Players must use chess clock
First round pairings will be done only for the players who show up by 10 AM on the day of tournament.
Swiss system will be used for pairing. The Swiss System operates by ordering the players by score, splitting the list in half and pairing the top half with the bottom half.
Top player in the top half will play the highest score player in the bottom half. The second player in the top half is then paired against the second player in the bottom half, and so forth.
Lucky draw will be used to decide the initial order of players.
For subsequent rounds, players will be ordered by their score. Lucky draw will be used to decide the order of players within the same score.
Pairings may be adjusted at Tournament Director (TD)’s discretion as needed
In case of odd number of players in any round, one of the players will be given "full point bye" by a randon draw for that round. No player receives more than one bye per tournament.
Once pairings are announced, no more players will be taken for that round even if they registered online already
Players who registered online can play subsequent rounds even if they miss first round. No points will be given for "no show" or missed rounds
US Chess rules will be followed including "touch move" and "touch take"
In case a player does not show up for a round after pairing is done, the opponent automatically gets full point
Player who resigns or runs out of time on his/her clock automatically loses the round
Winning a round gets 1 point, losing gets 0 point, draw gets 0.5 point for each player
In case of tie for a prize, the following tie break methods will be applied in this order to identify the winner
1.Modified Median 2.Solkoff 3.Cumulative 4.Cumulative opponent's score
Minimum players requirement
Minimum of 4 players required to organize tournament
If 5 or more players play in a section, they will play 4 rounds. If only 4 players show up, they will play only 3 rounds
Every effort will be made to organize the tournament. In case the tournament gets cancelled due to not having enough players, the fee paid will be refunded
Pizza will be available for players at no charge during lunch time around 12:00 PM. Bring your own bottle of water to drink