2021 U.S. Amateur Team North
Presented by Chess Weekend and US Chess
February 20-21, 2021
Online at chess.com
Event Information: 6 round Swiss, one section, open to 4 player teams. Team average (4 highest ratings, Jan 2021 Rating List) must be under 2200. Higher of regular rating and online regular rating will be used. Other team tournament rules at chessweekend.com
Time Control: Game/60 +10 inc.
Rounds: All times are CST (Chicago Time). Saturday 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm; Sunday 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm
Entry Fees: $160 per team if received USPS or online by 2/1 at 10pm CST, $180 if received USPS or online by 2/15 at 10pm CST, $200 online until 2/19 at 6pm CST, when entries close.
Individuals wishing to play send $50 received by USPS or online by 2/15 at 10pm CST, $60 by 2/19 at 6pm CST, and request to be put on a team. Note: we can guarantee you will play, but can’t guarantee which board you will play, or the ratings of your team).
Team changes after 6pm CST on February 19: $20 until 8:30 am on 2/20
Winning team qualifies for national playoffs. Prizes to:
- Top 3 teams
- Top teams u1900, u1600, u1300, u1000
- Top college team
- Top high school team
- Top junior team (HS and under)
- Top K-8 team
- Top mixed doubles team (2 men and 2 women)
- Top senior team (all 50 & over)
- Top female team (all women or girls)
- Top individual score each board.
- Best team name
- Best costume or theme
- Best streamer (must be a non-player)
All prizes are gift cards or online store credit.
Enter Online at https://www.kingregistration.com/event/usatn2021
Enter by mail: Checks made payable and sent to: Chess Weekend, 21694 Doud Ct. Frankfort, IL 60423. Please include team's name and roster (plus ID#), captain's email and phone number.
- Chess Weekend Fair Play rules will be observed: http://www.chessweekend.com/chess-weekend-online-fair-play-rules/
- Games will be played online at chess.com
- Complete instructions for online play will be emailed to team contact’s email address supplied at registration.
- All players must use Zoom video monitoring at all times during their games. Side view showing player, computer, and area is preferred.
- A Zoom practice session will be held on 2/18/21 at 6pm CST
- Players must be logged in to Chess.com and Zoom 10 minutes before the beginning of each round.
- Prizes will be sent by email to the team contact’s email address listed at registration.
- Prizes will be sent approximately two weeks after tournament ends to allow for fair play review of results.
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State Champion: Erik Santarius