If you have registered in advance and you are not going to attend the tournament, make sure that you inform the Tournament Director about this at least one hour before the game time. We do not want to pair you, causing your opponent to wait for you not to show up and then have you lose your game on forfeit. To contact the Tournament Director, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (with a copy to email@example.com) and indicate your name, USCF ID number and which section of the tournament you have entered. Beginning 9:30 pm Friday January 9th, please also call the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott Hotel at 718-246-7000 and ask for “the Chess Tournament.” Please do not leave any messages with the hotel switchboard, as they might not be delivered in time to prevent you from receiving a forfeit loss on your game.
After giving sufficient notice of your withdrawal, you may either request a refund for your entry fee, and there is a $15 service charge to process refunds, which are done after the tournament. To receive a refund please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your name, USCF ID number and which section of the tournament you have entered. It may take a couple of weeks for us to process all the refund requests.
Alternatively, you may use your entire entry fee for next year’s tournament, with no service charge. After giving us sufficient notice of your withdrawal (see above), you can then send us an email in 2016 to enter next year’s tournament, indicating that you wish to apply your credit from the 2015 tournament for 2016.
US Chess Federation (USCF) membership dues are forwarded to the USCF and the USCF might not issue refunds for membership dues.