Waiver Agreement

All participants must agree to the following waiver statement by South Sound Chess club and its event centers. All event registration forms have this language and are required before playing or observing any event this club puts on.

Your participation in South Sound Chess Club events is tacit and implied agreement with this Waiver Agreement in full.


I understand that bullying, harassment, abuse, threats, violence, or disruptive behavior of any kind is immediate grounds for removal from the tournament site with a temporary or permanent ban from all future South Sound Chess tournaments. Violators will be reported to the US Chess Federation and local/state/federal law enforcement agencies.


I understand that if I am feeling sick or have a fever I will not attend the event and will provide ample advance notice to South Sound Chess of my absence.

I understand that all participants, volunteers, and employees must wash and/or sanitize their hands after using the restroom, sneezing, or coughing.

I understand that South Sound Chess, as well as its staff, officers, volunteers, and event centers are NOT responsible for any potential exposure to Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Should anyone attending a South Sound Chess tournament become afflicted with COVID-19, you also agree to waive any liability against South Sound Chess (plus its event centers) and hold South Sound Chess harmless from any legal consequences.


I understand that media exposure (including but not limited to photographs, audio recordings, and videos) may be present at any/all South Sound Chess tournaments, and by entering any area where South Sound Chess is running an event means that you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being used without compensation, in films and tapes for use in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised indefinitely, and you release South Sound Chess, its successors, assigns, officers, licensees from any liability whatsoever.


I hereby waive and discharge South Sound Chess Club, Adequality Consulting, and any organizations or officers associated with this event (including but not limited to municipalities, colleges and universities, high schools, churches, sponsors, and any employees or associates thereof), from all liability as a result of my participation in South Sound Chess events, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.

I understand that accidents can happen at any public event as a result of negligence or otherwise. Knowing the risks involved I nevertheless agree to assume those risks and to release all of the persons or entities mentioned above for any injury, death, illness, theft, material loss, or property damages occurring at this event or any run by South Sound Chess or organizations associated with the South Sound Chess Club.

I/We the undersigned, being of lawful age, by affixing my/our signatures hereto, do hereby agree to indemnify and to hold harmless the South Sound Chess Club, its officers, employees, elected officials and agents, from and against any and all liability claims, actions, causes of action, demands, rights, damages, cost, loss of service, expenses, and compensation for all negligence whether active or passive arising out of or in any way connected or related to this event and any future events held by South Sound Chess Club.

You may be asked to sign a copy of this agreement when on-site in addition to the electronic agreement via Google Forms.

Contact information regarding this Waiver Agreement is Kyle Boddy, kyle@southsoundchess.com. This applies to all events held by South Sound Chess at the contact addresses listed on the Contact Us page of this website as well as any temporary ones added for other events.

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