Process for Pre-Registration at the
Club to be tried
We are always looking for ways in which
we can improve the chess experience at the club. While we recently
made an improvement in the ability to process players registering for
round 1, we've come up with another idea that may allows us to further improve
our ability to start the first round on time. Any time we have one
of these ideas it must generally meet three basic criteria. First,
it must not be a significant amount of additional effort added to the
too few who volunteer their time. Second it must not be a process
that is easily broken or has high interdependencies. Third, it
must not take away resources from other programs or activites.
To reduce the number of people in line for registration for Round 1
of our events, the club will accept advance registrations under the
- Must be Round 3 or greater
- Players must pay at the club with cash, check, or credit on record.
Payment can not be made later.
We require payment at the time of pre-registering because it eliminates you trying
to pay at round 1, which would put you back in line, or our doing
additional paper work and the leg work to try and collect from you in
later rounds. In addition, there could be confusion created
because in later rounds we're trying to take pre-registration for the
Masters or player who's fees would be waved for the entry are
considered committed to attend under the normal rules of cancellation
and otherwise subject to forfeit penalties.
If you are not planning to play in round 1 of a new event, it is
better all around if you do not pre-register. Simply show up in
time to register on the night you plan to jump in.
If our new process
is successful and we continue this practice, you the club player benefit
in the following ways:
- No need to rush to the club to register or stand in line waiting
on the first night of play. This means you could show up late or
have more time to check out the book vendor, get more speed chess in
or miss less of the Weekly Group Lesson.
- The reduced number of people to process will improve our ability
to start on time.
- You will be able to see how the next event is shaping up in terms
of who's playing.
So, if you plan on playing in round 1 of the July event, bring cash
or check with you to register before the round starts Tuesday night.