Originally posted by DestinyRestored
I have never played in an otb tournament and I would like to, but am un sure about the etiquette and rules and fees and such. I live in the us so i am assuming it will be uscf that I need to look into. how does the whole thing work. any help that people can give me will be greatly appreciated.
1.Find a club.
2.Go there and ask around. Pay the entry fee and then the Uscf Fee.
3.Then you play chess like normal. Touch move applies. You touch the piece you gotta move it. No talking during the games. Just basic stuff.
That is about it, pretty simple.
But make sure that you will play in several tournaments. USCF fee should be around 40 a year, so it's not worth paying that and only playing in 1 tournament for the year.