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BLITZ Chess Tournament @ EL Laham Restaurant *$500 Prizes b/30, Trophies, & Chess Books*
ocean State Chess Association (SCHOLASTIC & ADULT) Blitz Tournament @ EL Laham Restaurant

Tournament Details Revised: 1/25/2023 8:13:58 PM
General Information
Event Organizer: Ocean State Chess Association  
Event Location: EL Laham Restaurant & Lounge, 91 Rolfe Street, Cranston, RI 02910   [ Directions ]
Event Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Time Control: G/5/2 - 5SS Round Double Swiss (5 Rd. Double Swiss; 5 minutes w/ 2 second delay)
Rounds Time: 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM
Byes: Byes must requested in advance before start of tournament
Prize Info: $500 b/30 Entries, Trophies to Top 3 players, New Chess Books
Inquiry: frank@oceanstatechess.com    (401) 212-1335
Event Webpage: oceanstatechess.com/event/blitz-chess-tournament-at-el-laham-middle-eastern-restaurant/
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $15.00 = SCHOLASTIC K-12 / $10.00 = UNRATED / $25.00 = OPEN & U1500 Sections /
Registration - Onsite: 10:50 - 11:25 AM
Registration - Online: Closed, please register at tournament site.
Membership Requirement: Open Section (Rated): USCF Membership Required; Unrated Section USCF Not required
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Scholastic K-12 (USCF RATED) = Trophies to Top 3 Players. Chess Book for 1st Place Winner
UNRATED = Trophies to Top 3 Players. Chess Book for 1st Place Winner
OPEN (USCF RATED) = $150 - $100 - $50. Chess Book for Biggest Upset (Open / U1500)
U1500 (USCF RATED) = $100 - $65 - $35. Chess Book for Biggest Upset (Open / U1500)
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • Sponsored by EL Laham Restaurant & Ocean State Chess Association
  • Advance Pre-Registration: $25, $15, $10. On-site Registration the Day of Event is $5 higher:
  • OPEN & U1500 = $25 Advance Registration; $30 for On-site registration the day of event
  • Scholastic K-12 = $15 Advance Registration; $20 for On-site registration the day of event
  • Unrated Section = $10 Advance Registration; $15 for On-site registration the day of event
  • OPEN to ALL AGE GROUPS & SKILL LEVELS. Anyone can play "up" in a higher section
  • Note: Blitz Tournament will be "CLOCK MOVE," and NOT "TOUCH MOVE" - USCF Rule 26A - TD Discretion "Variant" rule can be used if announced
  • Event will be finished by 2:00 - 2:30 PM. Food available at restaurant after 2:00 PM.
  • Chief TD: Frank DelBonis, USCF Senior Tournament Director & TD Assistants
  • Location website: www.ellaham.com/

  • MACA provides tournament listing for all as a service to the chess community. For question, comments, or dispute regarding events that are not organized by MACA, please contact the tournament organizer directly.
  • Remember that each player is responsible for bringing and setting up their clock. Please refer to the Metrowest Chess Club Digital Clock Guide for instructions on how to set digital clocks.
  • MACA does not recommend but allows US Chess approved electronic scorekeeping devices. Please note that some national tournaments held by US Chess ban electronic scorekeeping, so be sure to know how to keep score without aid of electronics.
  • If online registration is enabled on this event, you can Join/Renew your USCF and MACA membership at the online registration page. If online registration is not available, you can join MACA (The Massachusetts Chess Association) at our Online Membership Form and USCF (United States Chess Federation) at USCF Membership Page.