Format Summary

The 2017 U.S. Championship and 2017 U.S. Women's Championship shall each be 12-player Round Robin tournaments.

International Arbiter Franc Guadalupe

Format 12-player Round Robin
Chief Arbiter Franc Guadalupe (U.S. Championship)
Chief Arbiter Carol Jarecki (Women's Championship)
Dept Arbiter Rudy Abate
Time Control 40/90, G/30; +30

At a Glance

  1. Prompt Arrival: Players are expected to be at the board before each round begins.
  2. No Draws: Players may not mutually agree to a draw in less than 30 moves.
  3. Electronics: No electronics are allowed in the playing area.
  4. Time Control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an additional 30 seconds (increment) per move starting from move 1.
  5. Notation: Players are required to keep accurate notation throughout each game.
  6. Playoffs: A combination of rapid, blitz and armageddon games shall be used to break any tie for 1st place.