UPDATE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS:

While the threat posed by this virus seems more serious for the future than the present, we will be taking some precautions, including: 

Players will be told to not shake hands before or after play.
Players are asked to bring and use hand sanitizer and extra sanitizer will be available.
Players who appear to be ill may be removed from the tournament. 
 


PLAYERS, PLEASE ALSO NOTE:

Masks are recommended only for those who are already ill. If you are ill you should not be playing in the tournament at all.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, eating, blowing your nose, sneezing, coughing, or if your hands are visibly dirty. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

https://www.aappublications.org/news/2020/02/28/coronavirus022820


WITHDRAWALS

If you have any symptoms of coronavirus (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please do not enter the tournament, and withdraw by sending an email to dropouts@chess.us if you have already entered. If you withdraw before beginning round one, you will have a credit of the full entry fee towards future tournaments, or on request can receive a refund of the fee minus a $15 service charge. If you withdraw after beginning play in round one, no refund or credit is available.


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