Registration begins August 23, which is a Friday, from 6 to 7 pm. One game will be played Friday night and a second registration is scheduled for Saturday morning from 8 to 9 am. Entry fees are $45 in advance or $50 at the registration desk. All entrants will pay $10 for membership in the Arkansas Chess Association.
There will be five Classifications in the tournament based upon the individual’s level of ability and experience. Each classification will have a winner who receives a cash prize which could be as high as $200 depending on the overall number of entrants. The overall winner will be declared the Arkansas State Champion and receive a first place prize of $400. There will also be an unrated classification which awards a cash prize of $100. In addition to cash prizes there will be trophies for the winner in each classification.
For additional information contact Stephen Paulson; Phone 870 373-0150 or email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.