Hart House Holidays Open

Where: Great Hall, Main Floor, Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
When: December 16th, 17th, 18th, 2016.
Round Times: 6:30pm Friday (Dec. 16th), 10am & 3:30pm Saturday (Dec. 17th), 10am & 3:30pm Sunday (Dec. 18th)
Style: 5 Round Swiss in 4 Rating Sections: Crown, U2200, U1900 & U1600
Time Control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move 1, for all sections

Prize Fund: $5000 based on 120 entries.
Rating: All sections will be CFC rated. Open & U2200 sections will also be FIDE rated.
Byes: Maximum 2 half-point byes in rounds 1-4 if requested in advance before the start of Round 1.
Entry Fee: $60 in advance for all players. $80 only on site.
Discounts: $20 less for University of Toronto students. Free for IMs & WIMs if registered by December 9th.
Arbiter: TBA
Organizer: Alex Ferreira & Hart House Chess Club. Contact hhtournaments(at)gmail(dot)com
Website: harthousechess.com

Registration:

• Email registrations must be completed by December 14th, or else considered late.
• After pre-registering by email, please bring cash payment to the playing site before 6:00pm on December 16th, or mail a cheque which arrives by December 14th. If online registrants paying in cash arrive after 6:00pm on December 16th, they cannot be guaranteed a pairing in Round 1. No cheques on site.
• To register in advance by mailing a cheque (arrival by December 14th, 2016), make cheque payable to Hart House Chess Club, at 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto ON, M5S 3H3. No postdated cheques.
• Registrants after December 14th, 2016 are not guaranteed to be paired in Round 1, and must pay onsite entry fee ($80).
• Players taking a bye in Round 1 can pay the entry fee twenty minutes before the start of Round 2.

Entry Fee: $60 in advance, $80 cash only on site. Extra $20 to play up a section. Playing up is allowed only for players within 100 rating points of the section’s minimum rating. For example: a player in the Under 1600 section who wants to play up in the Under 1900 section must have a rating no lower than 1500.
Discounts: $20 less for University of Toronto students. Free entry for IMs and WIMs if registered by December 9th.
Special Discount: Free entry for players who have never played in any CFC or FIDE rated tournament. Chess Federation of Canada (CFC) membership purchase still required for $48, and entrants will not be eligible for prize money.

Other Info: Please bring chess sets and clocks. Registrants must be current CFC members or bring payment prior to playing – http://chess.ca/membership-rates.

List of Early Entries:
http://forum.chesstalk.com/showthread.php?15225-Hart-House-Holidays-Open