There's nothing to indicate rounds 1-5 of the "Busy Persons Schedule" are part of the Weekend Open. They run to an identical schedule and time control, and neither will be FIDE-rated. But from the current information, they are different tournaments with separate prize funds: you could score 5/5 by Sunday evening as a "busy person" and still win nothing! (I suspect by then it would be too late to ask to transfer to the Weekender!)Richard Bates wrote:I'm totally confused. Am i correct that the "Busy person's" first 5 rounds are included in the Weekender, but without being able to win the prizes? I will probably enter the Weekender like last year - does this mean that i can put in my usual woeful performance, and still have the chance of winning something?
Are all the weekend open participants going to be in a position where they could have potentially won the tournament with a round to spare, even if there are several other players on the same score?
Not sure about transferring from the Weekend Open to the rest of the FIDE Open schedule. It's not mentioned, and presumably it wouldn't be allowed as the tournaments will be separate, with different players competing?