News Release

For immediate release - August 12, 2013

Cagan Crossings Community Library Chess Tournament

The "Cagan Crossings Friends of the Library" are sponsoring a chess tournament Saturday, August 24th at the Cagan Library. The tournament is officially sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation (USCF) and the format is: 5SS/G40/D5. Entry fee for the sanctioned tournament is $25 or $30 at the door. GM fees will be waived. Another free tournament is also being run concurrently, for which no USCF membership is required.

Please arrive before 8:45 a.m. with your USCF ID, which is required to win any of the cash prizes. Memberships can be acquired thru the USCF website at: WWW.USCHESS.ORG. Prizes awarded for the sanctioned tournament are: $150/75/30 after five paid registrations and increase by $150/70/20 for each 10 paid registrations thereafter. Chess medals will be awarded for top 3 places in the free-entry tournament.

Please bring a set and chess clock if possible and arrive promptly by 8:45 a.m. for registration so that matches can proceed as scheduled. Lunch break is included in the match schedule which continues thru to 5pm. Awards determined immediately after 5 p.m. matches complete by SwissSys8 software.

Contact Herb Pilgrim at the Cagan Crossings Community Library, 352-243-1840 or email:



Media contact:
Herb Pilgrim
Library Assistant

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