Originally posted by airborne143rd
i played chess for about 3 months before i entered my first tournament. months later i played in a couple more so ive reached a p1525 rating but until now, have played very little.
this tournament is where i plan to make my return to tournament play.
is anyone else going to be there and if so would you like to help each other prepare?
or ev ...[text shortened]... provisional would i have to play in the unrated section or could i play in the 1400-1599 bracket
From Chess Life:
Ratings based on 4-25 games are called "provisional ratings" to indicate they are less reliable than established ratings. However, such ratings are valid for prize and pairing purposes at all USCF-rated events, unless otherwise stated.
You wouldn't be allowed in the Unrated. The rules for the tournament allow you to play one class up, but I wouldn't recommend it. Play in the Class C.