Monday, December 27, 2010
Toughest Chess Player in Texhoma to be Crowned
By Victor Yaward, Chess Reporter
Lawton, OK - December 28, 2010. The toughest and most serious chess players in Oklahoma and Texas are packing and will soon be on the road. Their destination, Fort Sill, Oklahoma and the site of the first annual Chessmus Texhoma Championship, an ultimate chess playing experience the likes of which has never been seen before in Oklahoma and Texas. Even the North American Open, an annual endurance contest held in Stillwater, is likely to be eclipsed by the eleven or more rounds being scheduled for December 29th at Fort Sill's RecPlex Recreation Center on Sheridan Road. Registration is from 11 to 11:30 with Round One starting at 11:50.
"We don't care how many players Texas sends." says Frank Berry, the best Oklahoma Chess Team Captain in history. "Our players are tough. So tough, in fact, I'm sure one of our players will walk away with the prize."
Except for the time control (Game in ten minutes with two second increments after each move) many of the details, including pairings and entrance fee, will be determined only after all players are registered. "This is a zero profit and revenue neutral tournament." says Mike Tubbs, Club Secretary for SERIOUS CHESS PLAYERS, one of the US Chess Federation's newest affiliates. "All costs, to include rating fees will be divided equally among the players. By the way, Mr. Chess Reporter, please remind everyone a valid picture ID is required to get on post. Also, US Chess Federation and Oklahoma Chess Forum memberships are required."
When asked about allowing special one day memberships, as often happens in clubs with less serious players, Chief Organizer "Yogi" replied, "We can accommodate those wanting to join the Oklahoma Chess Forum for one day, if they can survive the initiation. However, this is a sanctioned tournament for serious chess players only. Real chess players don't play for just one day if they really want people to take them seriously."
Advance Registration is available and greatly appreciated by emailing the Chief Tournament Director, Jim Hollingsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a tournament for SERIOUS chess players who are going to have a lot of fun!