Entry Fees: The new entry fee for all tournaments is $15. Previously, entry was $25.
Prizes: The new prize for all tournaments is $40/quad or 67% of entries (although it is actually larger since the organizers are usually playing too). Prizes were 50% of entries prior to this change.
Registration and Round Times: Registration for all tournaments is now 9:30-45. Round one begins at 10:00 a.m. This is a change from the previous start time of 11:00 a.m. for round one of the G/60 events.
I hope these changes are to your liking and that they make it both more feasible and more fun for you to play chess with us. Fauchere management is working with us for the time being, and without their help, these tournaments would no longer be possible. With that in mind, I encourage you, as usual, to patronize the cafe throughout each event. I also encourage you to spread the word about these changes to any chess players you encounter. A broad group of players is what will ensure our survival.