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

"Nimzovitch became then for me more or less the author of the only book which could help me get away from these Euwe books, which, I admit, are very good for the ordinary club player. But once you've reached a certain strength you get the impression that everything that Euwe writes is a lie."
— Bent LARSEN, in KEENE, Nimzowitsch: a reappraisal.

  I still like them! - DrD