US Open (1997) – D8 section schedule

The original impression that <Phony> and I had was that the Eight-day section of the tournament, denoted as D8, began on Friday, August 8, with two session/day, finally merging with the main stream, or TR section, on Tuesday, August 12, pm session. This is shown below, and was presented, slightly incorrectly, in my earlier post since I showed the merge on Monday, August 11th.

98th US Open 1997 - August 3-August 15, 1997 Kissimmee (Orlando) FL, USA  (518 players)

                                    Su M  Tu W  Th F  Sa Su M  Tu  W Th  F
     August 1997                    3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 11 12 13 14 15          USOpen97 Sections
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa               -----------------------------------------        -----------------
                1  2         TR/EB  1  2  3  4  5  6  -  7  8  9 10 11 12            TR - Traditional    
 3  4  5  6  7   9            D8                 1  3  5  7  ^                     EB - Early Bird
10 11 12 13 14 15 16                               2  4  6  8                        BP - Busy Person
17 18 19 20 21 22 23            D5                          1  6                     BB - Best Ball 
24 25 26 27 28 29 30                                        2  7                     D8 - Eight Day
31                                                          3  8                     D5 - Five Day
                                                            4  ^

Now, thanks to <Pawn and two> there is an alternative D8 schedule, where only one game is played on the first day, and the merge isn’t until R9 on Wednesday, August 13th.

98th US Open 1997 - August 3-August 15, 1997 Kissimmee (Orlando) FL, USA  (518 players)

                                    Su M  Tu W  Th F  Sa Su M  Tu  W Th  F
     August 1997                    3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 11 12 13 14 15          USOpen97 Sections
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa               -----------------------------------------        -----------------
                1  2         TR/EB  1  2  3  4  5  6  -  7  8  9 10 11 12            TR - Traditional    
 3  4  5  6  7   9            D8                    2  4  6  8                     EB - Early Bird
10 11 12 13 14 15 16                               1  3  5  7  ^                     BP - Busy Person
17 18 19 20 21 22 23            D5                          1  6                     BB - Best Ball 
24 25 26 27 28 29 30                                        2  7                     D8 - Eight Day
31                                                          3  8                     D5 - Five Day
                                                            4  ^

As you see here, the D8 is completed in eight days, of course, with four days of double sessions and four of single sessions. The difference is that the single session days are split in this schedule.

So, at the moment it is most like that <Pawn and Two>’s schedule is correct, as he has access to the contemporaneous USCF advertisements. But I’d like to hold off final judgement on the matter until <Phony> weighs in.

 

 

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