2018 LOUISIANA OPEN - May 26-27 -Lafayette, LA

2018 LOUISIANA OPEN

Saturday & Sunday, May 26-27, 2018

This is a USCF-Rated event; current USCF membership is required.

The Louisiana Open is Louisiana's longest lasting annual chess tournament. It is open to any and all chess players and is NOT LIMITED to Louisiana residents only.

All  players from any state are welcome to compete in this event.


LOCATION

Best Western Hotel
125 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Lafayette, LA  70508
Phone:  337-235-1367
Special Tournament Room Rates:  $99.99 - $109.99
Be sure to mention the Lafayette Chess Club to get the special rate.

SECTIONS/PRIZES

NOTE:  All divisions of this tournament are USCF-rated; therefore, each player is required to have a current U. S. Chess Federation membership. 

ONE OPEN SECTION WITH CLASS PRIZES
1st - $200
2nd - $150
3 person in each class or combined

GAME TIME CONTROLS

Round 1:  G/75 d5
Rounds 2-5:  G/120 d5

 CLOCKS

Each player must have a digital clock with a delay feature.

ROUND TIMES

                 Saturday, May 26:   10 am - 1:30 pm - 6 pm
                 Sunday, May 27:       9 am - 1 pm

BYES

One 1/2-point bye is allowed for any round, but  you must advise the tournament director and commit to any byes prior to the beginning of Round 2.  After the start of Round 1, no voluntary byes may be added, changed or rescinded.

 ON-SITE REGISTRATION

Saturday, 5/26:  8:30-9:45 a.m.

First Round begins promptly at 10 a.m.


 ENTRY FEE

$70

Checks should be made out to "Lafayette Chess Club."

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

No electronic devices of any kind allowed in the tournament hall:  No cell phones, no notation devices of any kind (including MonRoi, eNotate, Plycount or Chess NoteR), no iPads or tablets, no cellphone watches, no hearing aids, etc.  Medically approved hearing aids may be used with supporting medical documentation.

HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED MORE INFO?

If you have questions or need further information on this tournament, please contact

Tommy C. LeBlanc

Phone:  337-981-1821

Email:  wildwolftcl@att.net      (OR)

  lafayettechessclub@gmail.com

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CHECK OUR OUR CLUB WEBSITE AT:
WWW.LAFAYETTECHESS.ORG

 WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ON MAY 26th IN LAFAYETTE !!!