News Release

For immediate release - August 22, 2012

Cagan Crossings Library Chess Tournament

"Cagan Crossings Friends of the Library" are sponsoring a chess tournament this Saturday, August 25th at the Cagan Library. The tournament is officially sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation. Tournament formats are "G/30 5SS", and affects both regular and speed ratings. Another, free-entry tournament is also being run concurrently, for which no USCF membership is required.

Please arrive before 8:45 a.m. with your USCF ID. Prizes awarded for the sanctioned tournament are: $100.00; $50.00 and $20.00 minimum for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish. Prizes increase by $30/$20/$10 for each ten registrations. There is a $10.00 entry fee before the day of the tournament or a $15.00 fee on tournament day. Confirmed membership in USCF is required for cash prizes. Memberships can be acquired thru the USCF website at: WWW.USCHESS.ORG

Please bring a set and chess clock if possible. Chess medals will be awarded for top finishes in the free-entry tournament. For both tournaments, matches begin promptly at 9:15 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.; 1:30 and 2:45 p.m. There will be a break for lunch from 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Contact Herb Pilgrim at the Cagan Crossings Community Library 352-243-1840 352-396-1006 (cell) or email:


Media contact:
Herb Pilgrim
Library Assistant

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