Things to take to a chess tournament

As before, mostly to help me, but might help you,comments invited.

PER SECTION/ROOM

pairing board

pairing cards

board numbers (or marker pen + sticky notes)

marker pen

sticky notes

pairing software? + hardware

results slips

large desk/wall clock

box of pens

coloured pens

Blu-tak or masking tape

PER DESK

chess sets & boards

chess clocks

score sheets

REST ROOM

spare entry forms & list for late fees

tournament wall chart for each section

spare sets/boards for analysis

games/puzzles/balls for break

first aid kit

books

urn, snacks/drinks, cash box/float

notice board

notices (A4) - rules, round times, safeguarding, list of key personnel

information about local clubs

LAST ROUND

trophies/medals

certificates for taking part (named + blanks)

certificates for achievement (half-marks or better, named & blank or all blank)

bottles of harmless fizzy pop to say thank you

Chess Quotes

Good positions don't win games, good moves do.
[Gerald ABRAHAMS]

I've wasted a Black.
[ABRAHAMS, after drawing a game with the Black pieces]

You can retreat pieces... but not pawns. So always think twice about pawn moves.
[Michael STEAN, in Simple Chess]

Open files can be used by both players. The chess player, not being an unselfish advocate of equal opportunity, naturally prefers a one-way system.
[Michael STEAN, in Simple Chess, on half-open files]

— -- all from Peter BALLARD