The Rising Sun Pre-Con is seperate from WBC and requires
its own registration fee. Click the Pre-Con icon for pricing
information. Tribune level members may attend any and all Pre-Cons
AND WBC free of charge.
After 18 years of being a 7-round swiss event, VIP abandoned
that marathon format for an even longer one in 2009! The swiss
portion is now limited to five rounds with only the top eight
players proceeding through three more rounds of Single Elimination.
The grueling road to the top is a round longer, but for the also-rans,
the road gets shorter. This year VIP will again use Chess Clocks
courtesy of Alan Applebaum and John Sharp - one of the few events
at WBC so furnished.
The event remains a Pre-Con slot as we trade one weekend for
another with five swiss rounds starting on the Sunday before
WBC and ending Tuesday afternoon. It is hoped that the pre-Con
status will enable not only new players to take part but also
allow more of the field to stay for all five preliminary rounds
so as to enjoy the full ramifications of a true swiss format.
Tribune level members may again freely partake in any and
all of BPA's Pre-Cons during the two days preceding WBC. For
details see http://www.boardgamers.org/bpaterms.htm