The 2017 Saint Louis Invitational shall be a 10-player tournament paired as a Round Robin.
Prompt Arrival: Players are expected to arrive promptly for their games. Players more than 30 (thirty) minutes late for a round shall forfeit that round.
No Cell Phones: No cell phones or other electronic devices shall be allowed in the tournament area. A violation involving a cell phone or other electronic device that emits any noise during a game shall result in forfeiture of that game. If a violation occurs in subsequent games, the same penalties shall apply.
Time Control: Game in 90 minutes with an addition of 30 seconds (increment) per move.
Notation: Due to the 30-second increment, Players are required to maintain an accurate and legible score sheet at all times during all games, and are required to keep their notation up-to-date.
Chief Arbiter Discretion: In the event of an unexpected occurrence, the Chief Arbiter reserves the right to make all decisions in conjunction with or on behalf of the CHESS CLUB.
2 games of G/5 + 3 second increment
Still tied, Armageddon Match to determine Champion
3 person Round Robin Tourney
G/3 + 2 second increment
3 players still tied after 3 person RR Tourney
Player with best tiebreaks from Invitational automatically advances to Finals.
The remaining 2 play Armageddon Match with winner advancing to Finals.
In Finals, an Armageddon Match to determine Champion
2 players still tied after 3 person RR Tourney
Armageddon Match to determine Champion
Draw lots of K I N G
K plays G in Armageddon Match with winner advancing to Finals
I plays N in Armageddon Match with winner advancing to Finals
In Finals, an Armageddon Match to determine champion
Math tiebreaks used will be Direct Encounter, followed by the Koya System.
Player with better tiebreaks from Invitational chooses color
White starts with 5 minutes
Black starts with 4 minutes
3 second increment added after move 60 for both sides
Black has draw odds