Sunday, September 25, 2022 19:49

Directing My First Adult Tournament

My leg is still bothering me a little bit (after thinking, foolishly, that it had gone away.) A combination of headache on Monday and then a Tuesday spent catching up on some personal stuff.

So now I’m at Wednesday, and it’s time for a Shameless Plug… In one month I’m going to be TDing my first adult event here in Bloomington. Another TD will be on the computer and I’ll be taking care of the floor.

Exciting! But I’m going to have to knuckle down now to settle some loose threads of the tourney, as well as begin my final review of the rulebook and rules supplements.

So, here’s the details as we’ve posted them at the Illinois Chess Association. (We submitted an online TLA at USCF as well, but I’ve still got to edit it for a couple of typos… :o !)

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Twin-City Chess Club April 2010 Open Quarterly Tournament.

Northbridge Baptist Church, 2413 Ziebarth Rd., Normal, IL 61761.

1 Open Section. 4 Rd Swiss, G/60 w/ 5 second delay.

EF: $20, $2 disc. to TCCC members.

Prize fund: 80% of EF’s.
1st 25%, 2nd 15%, A,B,C,D & Below: 10% each.
Top upset, top unrated: Book prize.
Players 18 and below are eligible for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies in addition to overall/class prizes.

Registration: 9:15-9:50.

Rounds: 10:00, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30.

Half point bye available any round, Round 4 byes must be chosen before Round 3 starts.

Other information: Bring sets, clocks, boards – none supplied. Lunch may be purchased onsite. Email advance entries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Include name, phone number, and USCF ID number.


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See you there? ;) :D

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2 Responses to “Directing My First Adult Tournament”

  1. OldPatzer says:

    Hi. I see that you’ve been busy, but I hope that you find time to post another video on (You seem to be a pleasant, easy-going guy.)

    By the way, Frank Johnson, who’s originally from Minnesota (currently in California) and who also posts videos on (under the nickname “augelmo”), is preparing to become a Lutheran priest.

  2. Hey, thanks for the comment! As you can see by the delayed response, I’m still trying to juggle multiple things… ;)

    That’s been coupled with a lack of personal games to make videos from and haven’t had time to follow the chess news to pull out someone else’s game to comment on. :)

    I will be producing more videos for chessvideos as soon as I can; I appreciate your comments over there!