10 lucky Alumni are invited to join the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) Sports Day Chess Tournament.
This will be an afternoon of friendly competition and community building for chess enthusiasts of all grad students, alumni and skill levels! Food and beverages will be provided :) Players of all skill levels are welcome to join.
📅 Date: Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
📍 Location: Weightman Hall, 235 South 33rd Street
🕐 Start Time: 2:00 PM (expected to end by 5pm)
⏱️ Time Control: 10 minutes per player, no time delay and no increment
Format: 6 round Swiss tournament. Everyone gets to play all 6 rounds. There is no
Cost: Free to enter and play for Alumni (must be an Alumni of UPenn to play)
Wharton Alumni Members: Free
Non Wharton Alumni Members: $5.00
Please register below!
Prizes: Bragging rights only; no cash awards, trophies, or rating points for Alumni
• Strict start time; check in with the Tournament Director (TD) by 1:45pm or risk losing your spot to someone on the waiting list
• Tardiness affects everyone's enjoyment; please be punctual
• We will supply boards and pieces. We do not have enough clocks for everyone, so please make sure to download chess clock app on your phone before you arrive. You can delete it after the tournament.
• Touch Move: Once a piece is touched with intent to move, that piece must be moved and if moving that piece would be illegal, then this counts as an illegal move.
• Illegal Moves: If a player makes an illegal move and the opposing player does not declare it before moving and pressing their clock, the illegal move stands and is un-penalized. If the opposing player declares it before moving and pressing their clock, the guilty player (who made the illegal move) loses.
• Draws: It is not necessary to write down your moves. Therefore, there is no 50-move draw rule, or three-fold draw rule (Same position occurs three times).
• Check: No need to call check.
• Etiquette: Please do not use phones/laptops/smart watches
• Please be quiet during games. Mind your own table and do not interfere with other games in progressKeep in mind that this tournament is designed to foster a fun, enjoyable environment and build community connections. While we adhere to USCF chess rules as closely as possible, the Tournament Director and his team may make exceptions to ensure a pleasant experience for all participants. Chess can evoke strong emotions, with both victories and defeats being part of every player's journey. Remember, there is no chess player in the World that has never lost a game. Your attitude can influence others positively or negatively, so embrace the spirit of learning and maintain a positive outlook. Above all, enjoy the game!