2012 Nationals Round Schedule:
Masters
Round # Day

Time

Registration  8:00-9:30am, followed by an ACF Business Meeting at 10:00, Lunch,  1st rd Monday
July 30th
1:00-9:00pm Traditionally Masters have 8 hours per round (split into 4-hour segments on some days), 8/4 hours (that is, 9:00-5:00 / 9:00-1:00)
(1 rds) - 2rd, & part of 3rd Tuesday
July 31st

8:00am-5:00pm; 6:00-10:00pm    1 hour lunch break after 12:00pm

(1 rds) - part of 3rd, & 4th Wednesday
August 1st

8:00am-5:00pm; 6:00-10:00pm
1 hour lunch break after 12:00pm

(1 rds) - 5th, & part of 6th Thursday
August 2nd

8:00am-5:00pm; 6:00-10:00pm
1 hour lunch break after 12:00pm

(1 rds) - part of 6th, & 7th Friday
August 3rd

8:00am-5:00pm; 6:00-10:00pm
1 hour lunch break after 12:00 pm

8th, & closing ceremony to immediately follow Saturday
August 4th
8:00am-5:00pm; We start at 8:00am to accommodate an earlier departure (1 lunch break after 12:00 pm and closing ceremony and prize payout follows last round)

Note: Rounds 1 thru 8 are four-game rounds. (2 hrs per gm or 8 hrs per round)
Tuesday thru Friday we play a total of
1 rounds or 6 games per day.  The players will vote on the National schedule by ballot in April ACFB # 356 concerning scoring method rather than deciding in the business meeting before tournament. Each division will vote independently (keep current method or use ballot scoring), this way the players know how games will be scored before traveling to Lebanon. Players may start sooner if pairings are ready, and may agree to break for a meal after two games. 

Voting participation was not very high from our mail-in ballot in # 356 ACFB-Apr 2012. Masters voted to amend the scoring system to ballot scoring by a 4-1 vote effective with this year's National Tournament. Majors (5-1) and Minors (2-0) voted to retain their current method of scoring by game. All divisions continue to play four-game rounds. GAYP Nationals were not voted upon here, and remain scored by game (two-game rounds).

Tournament Director will have your rating and place you in the appropriate division by brackets: as 2201 & above plays Masters (A Class), 1901-2200  plays Masters (B Class U2200), 1701-1900  will play Majors - U1900, and  unrated - 1700 & below plays Minors. Division winners (or previous winners) advance to next division level for the next 3 years.  Players may discuss and vote on minor changes in pre-tournament meeting.


2012 Nationals Round Schedule:
Majors & Minors

Round # Day

Time

Registration  8:00-9:30am, followed by an ACF Business Meeting at 10:00, Lunch,  1st rd Monday
July 30th
  1:00-7:00pm Traditionally Majors & Minors have 6 hours per round (split into 3-hour segments on        some days), 6/3 hours (that is, 9:00-5:00 / 9:00/1:00
2nd, 3rd Tuesday
July 31st

8:00am-3:00pm;  4:00-10:00pm
opponents schedule 1 hour lunch break after 12:00pm

4th, 5th Wednesday
August 1st

8:00am-3:00pm;  4:00-10:00pm
1 hour lunch break after 12:00pm

6th, 7th Thursday
August 2nd

8:00am-3:00pm;  4:00-10:00pm
1 hour lunch break after 12:00pm

8th, & closing ceremony to immediately follow Friday
August 3rd
  8:00am-3:00pm;  We start at 8:00am to accommodate an earlier departure (1 lunch break after 12:00 pm and closing ceremony and prize payout follows last round)

Note: All rounds are four-game rounds.  (1.5 hours per game or 6 hours per Round)  Tuesday thru Thursday we play a total of 2 rounds or 8 games per day.  The players will vote on the National schedule by ballot in April ACFB # 356 concerning scoring method rather than deciding in the business meeting before tournament. Each division will vote independently (keep current method or use ballot scoring), this way the players know how games will be scored before traveling to Lebanon. Players may start sooner if pairings are ready, and may agree to break for a meal after two games.

Voting participation was not very high from our mail-in ballot in # 356 ACFB-Apr 2012. Masters voted to amend the scoring system to ballot scoring by a 4-1 vote effective with this year's National Tournament. Majors (5-1) and Minors (2-0) voted to retain their current method of scoring by game. All divisions continue to play four-game rounds. GAYP Nationals were not voted upon here, and remain scored by game (two-game rounds).

Tournament Director will have your rating and place you in the appropriate division by brackets: as 2201 & above plays Masters (A Class), 1901-2200  plays Masters (B Class U2200), 1701-1900  will play Majors - U1900, and  unrated - 1700 & below plays Minors - U17 00. Division winners (or previous winners) advance to next division level for the next 3 years.  Players may discuss and vote on minor changes in pre-tournament meeting.


2012 National