CUA Chess Club Tournament Rules
All rated tournaments host by the CUA Chess Club are subject to all US Chess
Federation rules as published in the USCF Rule book as well as the stipulations listed
To receive monetary prizes, a player must complete a University Vendor Application
form (http://universitycenter.cua.edu/forms/Vendor Application.doc) complete with
social security/federal tax ID number. This is for book keeping purpose in case a person
should make over $2,000 in a calendar year. The university will not take out taxes for
prizes under that amount in a calendar year.
Due to the option of players using our online registration system, player should not
necessarily expect to receive their prizes on site. However, players who pay for onsite
registration will receive their entry fee returned with the remainder of the prize fund to be
mailed out at a later date. The tournament director shall submit all forms required for a
check to be cut on the Monday following the completion of the tournament. University
policy states that checks should be cut within 2 weeks of the submission of the forms.
THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAY, AND
QUESTIONS REGARDING PAYMENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO ACCOUNTS
PAYABLE AT email@example.com or 202-319-5041.
There can be no refunds for any reason for online registration. Players who send checks,
cash or cashier’s check for preregistration may receive a refund only if the check, cash or
cashier’s check has not yet been submitted to the University. These forms of payment are
submitted as soon as they are obtained from the Chess Club mail box. Preregistration can
be mailed to or dropped off at CUA Chess Club, 204 Pryzbala Center, Washington, DC
20064. Onsite registration can only be accepted in cash.
The CUA Chess Club is not responsible for providing clocks or sets for any participants
of its tournaments. All players are responsible for providing their own equipment. If two
players cannot obtain equipment for a game within 10 minutes of the start of any round,
the match is subject to a double forfeit. A participant showing up more than 60 minutes
late to any game results in a forfeit.
No gambling, smoking, consumption of alcohol, or use of illegal drugs is permitted inside
the tournament hall.
Clocks with time delay are preferred. A 5 minute deduction from the total time control
should be applied when delay is used.