2013 Championship

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Back to School Open - August 14

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Occupational Technical Building, Room 108A
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Prizes: CASH, based on entries!

Format: 4 round Swiss system, G/45

Registration: Saturday, 9:00am - 9:45am EDT

Round Times: First round at 10:00am, future rounds ASAP

Entry Fee: $10 if received by August 12; $15 at site (CASH ONLY AT SITE). USCF membership required.

Send entries to: Johnny Owens; P.O. Box 266, Elizabethtown, KY 42702-0266

Contact: Johnny Owens (270)272-3061 or email chessnut@insightbb.com


Darren said...

What are the prizes going to be, exactly? What percentage is to be paid out, and to whom?

Jerry said...

I have e-mailed Johnny so he can clarify things for you. I believe that it will depend on the number of entrants and their ratings. Having known Johnny for sometime; I am confident that the prize distribution will be fair. I have signed up "no questions asked" because I want to play rated games. I realize that I may be a "weird duck" but I'm not alone; we have six players on board so far.

Johnny said...

Exactly?! As stated on the flyer, Cash prizes will be determined by entries. This will be based on number of players and classes that are represented. As of now, well over half of the entries are class D and below players. The entry fee is low in order to get more local players to play. Several players from Louisville have shown interest. Prizes will be posted when I post the Round 1 pairings. I expect around 95% of the entry fees to be returned in prizes. If your not happy with my answer, DON'T ENTER! I want this to be a FUN event that we can have more often. I'd prefer an entry fee that only covered the rating fee, but then we wouldn't get stronger players from the surrounding area to come and risk dropping some rating points.

Darren said...

Thanks for your response. I think my question was not unreasonable, but your answer sounds somewhat defensive and a little vague. You mentioned that 95% of the entry fees will be returned as prizes, but fail to mention how many prizes there will be or what must be achieved to win them.

One part of your answer is, however, quite clear, capitalized as it is. I won't enter, as requested.

A few words of advice if you want to attract players: don't make it up as you go along and drop the defensive attitude.