
Please read below for changes from last year 
Format: The club meets Monday nights, opening at 6:30 PM, unless otherwise noted. Tournaments are scheduled to run monthly starting on the first week of every month and ending on the last week, usually making for either 4 or 5 round tournaments each month. Most tournaments will be Opens (all players grouped in one section), however we will run Classlike events where players are grouped by rating ocassionally. Please see proposed schedule for a breakdown of each month.
Round Time: players must be present to be paired by 7:00 PM. Clocks begin at 7:15 PM. There are no exceptions unless authorized by the Tournament Director.
Bye Policy: For 4round tournaments, one 1/2point bye is allotted. For 5round tournaments, two 1/2point byes are allotted. Last round byes not given unless declared before the beginning of the tournament.
Entry Fee: $20, unless otherwise stated.
Club Fees: None.
Tournament Director: John Elmore.
Prizes: Prize structure based on total number of entries. Typically prizes are given to 1st and 2nd place, one or more Class prizes (depending on entries), and an Upset prize.
The Upset prize will require a minimum 100point rating difference, and will require a decisive result (draws do not qualify). Each month will reset with a new upset prize, no longer will the prize fund be carried forward if no upsets occur in a given month.
PROPOSED SCHEDULE FOR 2024:
 NCC 230  Jan 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12 > 5Rd Swiss g75 +30
 NCC 231  Feb 19, 26; Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 > 6Rd Swiss; g75 +30
 NCC 232  Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 > 5Rd Swiss; g75 +30
 NCC 233  May 6, 13, 20, 27 > 8Rd Swiss (2 per night); g40 +10
 NCC 234  June 3, 10, 17, 24 > 4Rd Swiss; g75 +30
 NCC 235  July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 > 5Rd Swiss*; g75 +30
 NCC 236  Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 > 8 Rd Swiss (2 per night) g40 +10
 NCC 237*  Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 > 5Rd Swiss; g75 +30
 NCC 238  Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 > 4Rd Swiss; g75 +30
 NCC 239  Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 > 3Rd Swiss; g75 +30.
I anticipate/hope a simul can be held in or around November's 4th week.
 NCC 240**  Dec 2, 9, 16 > 3Rd Swiss; g75 +30
 NCC 241***  Club Championship  Nov 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec 2, 9, 16 > 7Rd RR or DRR ("Choose Your Own Championship")
Either g75 +30 or g40 +10
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The church sometimes forces us to cancel weeks due to church functions or holidays. We have lost a week in July for a church function (though not in 2023), and we were unable to meet on Labor Day in 2023. Consequently, both July and September could become 4round events if need be. 
** 
A player who enters both NCC 239 and NCC 240 can pay $30 to enter the two events, not $20 each. 
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One must qualify to play the championship by gaining points during the year. One gets a point for each win and a halfpoint for each draw. One also gets bonus points for winning a tournament or for upsetting someone who outrates him by at least 100 points). Please email me with any questions about this. 
Points format for the Club Championship, 2024:
 Players qualify for the Championship by being one of the top 8 spots in total "game points" (see below) over the course of the year. Should a person in the top 8 spots choose not to play, the next highest scoring player will get first right of refusal. This process will continue until all spots are filled.
 If players tie for a qualifying spot(s), number of games played during the year (including fullpoint byes) will be the tiebreaker. If another tiebreaker is needed, we'll figure it out.
 "Game points" will be calculated by:
 Number of game points earned (wins or draws) during tournaments.
 Byes given during the tournament, whether full or half point byes.
 By getting Bonus Points, which will be given in one of two ways:
 For winning or sharing the winning of an event and/or section. Each winner gets their game score, plus "bonus" points for winning the event. Bonus points are derived by matching the winning score for the event with a pool of extra points. Those extra point are then divvied among the winners. For the single winner example, going +40=0 in a 4week event with one winner counts as 8 game points for that player. In the shared winner example, going +40=0 in a 4week event with two winners counts as 6 game points for each player (4 game points for the win, bonus pool of 4 points divvied among two winners, resulting in an additional 2 points a piece).
 For upset results. A player is awarded 0.5 points for each 100 points of upset, to be capped for the tournament at the individual winners bonus point total (NOT the pool total for the winners, this is a change in 2023). No rounding of ratings  1900 beats 2000, 0.5 points earned. 1900 beats 1999, 0 points earned.
 Player A plays 4 rounds and goes 22, and one win beats someone 330 points above. The tournament winner takes clear first with 40. He would get 2 for his wins plus 1.5 (0.5 for each 100 rating points) to get a total of 3.5.
 Player A plays 4 rounds and goes 22, and one win beats someone 970 points above. The tournament winner takes clear first with 40. He would get 2 for his wins plus 4 (0.5 for each 100 rating points would equal 4.5, but his score has to get capped at the tournament winnerâ€™s bonus points, which is 4) to get a total of 6.
 Player A plays 4 rounds and goes 22, and one win beats someone 330 points above and the other win beats someone 930 points above him. The tournament winner takes clear first with 40. He would get 2 for his wins plus still get 4 (0.5 for each 100 rating points would equal 1.5 and 4.5, but his score has to get capped at the tournament winnerâ€™s bonus points, which is 4) to still get a total of 6.
 Player A plays 4 rounds and goes 22, and one win beats someone 330 points above. Three tournament winners tie for first at 31. He would get 2 for his wins plus still get 4 (0.5 for each 100 rating points would equal 1.5), but his score gets capped at the individual tournament winnerâ€™s bonus points, which is 1, to get a total of 3.

