We are starting the New Year with a five round Swiss we are calling the Echo Mountain Open. It will begin on January 4th and finish on February 1st. It is a one section Open but will have accelerated pairings for the first two rounds. This helps to make for smaller rating differences in the early rounds. Accelerated pairings give the upper half of the field a virtual point to start. But unlike our last event we will remove the virtual point after Round 2 so the standings show actual scores.
There will be a first prize for the Open and a first prize for under 1600. The amount will be based on the number of entries. The entry fee is $30.00 for advance registration and $35.00 for registration after January 3rd. If you have trouble with doing an online payment you only need to let us know by calling John Wright at (626) 864-5744, who will register you and then you just pay $30 at the door. The registration link is: