The Jin Chen Tournament is on Sunday, Jan. 5. Registration is on the day of the tournament, from 10:00 -10:30 a.m. There will be a short break for lunch after the first round. The second round will start at 1:30 p.m. The third and final round should be done by 6:30 p.m., with prizes done by 7:00 p.m.
The tournament has an open section and several handicapped sections. Everybody who can finish a 19×19 game is welcome. We are expecting some youth players in the 25 kyu range, and a number of double digit kyu players. At the strong end of the scale, we are expecting one young Chinese pro, Yu, Ximeng, and several amateurs who are 7-dan. We have five guests from China who will be playing, who are 1 or 2 dan on the Chinese scale. The 4 dan pro Yao, Xiaomin will not be playing, but she will be at the tournament all day, and looks forward to doing game analysis for players.
The fee is $10 for youth and voting members; all others $15. The total purse for prizes is $1000. You need to be an AGA member to play, since this a rated tournament. You can register online here:
This is our biggest tournament of the year, and we hope you can make it.