25th annual MID-AMERICA OPEN ON ICC
March 27-28, 2021
7th annual MID-AMERICA OPEN BLITZ
March 26, 2021
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MARCH 26: 7th annual Mid-America Blitz
11-SS, G/3+2, at Internet Chess Club. $600 guaranteed prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes (side/rear camera angle), see ccazoom.com. One section, open to all. Prizes $200-100-60, top U2100 $90, U1800/Unr $80, U1500 $70. Entry fee at chessaction.com: $27 by 3/25, $40 by 7 pm CDT 3/26, both $10 less if playing in Mid-America Open 3/27-28, no entry after 7 pm CDT 3/26. New players (1st CCA event on ICC) should register by 3/24. GMs $25 from prize. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game. Round 1 begins 8 pm CDT. Other rounds ASAP; 15 minute break after round 6. Should finish by 11 pm CDT. Half point byes: Available all rounds, limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. Online Blitz rated (will not affect OTB ratings), Online Regular ratings used for pairings & prizes (OTB Regular used if no Online Regular). $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.
WHAT TO DO AFTER REGISTRATION:
1) At chessaction.com, go to the row for the tournament and click on "entry list" to make sure you are listed. If not, notify us at email@example.com.
2) If you are a current ICC member with a user name linked to your USCF ID number (like those who have played in our online tournaments), you are all set. If not, go to register.chessclub.com/cca to register with ICC. If you are unable to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Read the rules posted HERE.
4) Log into Zoom at CCAZOOM.COM. You must be on Zoom, using your real name, to be eligible for prizes.
5) 30 minutes before play begins, log into playcca.com, wait for any messages, and wait for your pairing to pop up when play is about to begin. DO NOT LOG OFF or you may not be paired.