These are USCF rated tournaments. We place all competitors in rating order and then group them up in either 4 or 6 player groups. These tournaments are held every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm-6pm. Here is the format:
2pm-2:30pm - Consists of 30 minutes of Intermediate-Advanced instruction.
2:30pm-6pm - 3 hours and 30 minutes of USCF rated games. First place in each quad will receive a trophy. The time control for these tournament games is G/45, d5 for games where both are over 1000 and G/30, d5 for those where one player is under 1000.
5pm-5:30pm - If time permits, I will go over student's tournament games for all so that everyone can learn
from each other's strengths and weaknesses of their play.