No, this is not a typo or an April Fool’s joke. The Millerton Chess Club is holding the 5th annual Millerton Chess Open, to be held outdoors at the Amenia Fish and Game club.
The tournament takes place August 16th, with registration starting at 9am. It is a three round G/75 Swiss, first round starting at 10am, then 1pm and 4pm for the final round. It is not rated.
The tournament director is Bob Simmons, who has provided more details:
We will require all to wear face masks, we will be taking your temperature on arrival and the tables will be 12′ apart and we will be sanitizing the pieces after each round. We will provide bug spray and have water on hand but no food. There are bathrooms and we will be playing under a pavilion so rain or shine we will be playing !! Its hot outside so dress accordingly !! Spread the word !! The tournament is not rated. All are welcome !! Trophies for 1st and 2nd and for 1st in the booster section. Thanks and hope to see you there !!
If you have more questions, please contact Bob at 845-867-0323