AUG. 18-20, 2017 Arkansas State Championship US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6 Sponsored by the Urban Knights Chess Club and Tony Davis. Pleasant Branch Baptist Church, 601 Spruce St., Conway, AR 72032. 6-SS, Open: EF: $45 in advance and $50 at the site, Two open schedules, Schedule 1, Registration: Friday 6-7p, G/120 d5, Rounds. Fri. 7p, Sat. 9am - 2pm -7pm, Sun. 9am - 2pm. Schedule 2, Registration: Sat. 8-9:00am, Rounds. 1 - 2 G/60 d5, 3 - 6 G/120 d5. Merge Round 3. Rounds Sat. 9am - 11am - 2pm -7pm, Sun. 12pm - 4pm. $$ (b/50) 1st $400, 2nd $200, A, B, C, D/E $200, Unrated $100. 4+ for prize or $50 for the class. Trophies to all prizes, (Trophies to AR res.), $50 upset Prize, 1/2 pt. bye available any rd. if asked for at reg. USCF and ACA reqd. OSA. Info & Advance Entry: Stephen Paulson, 238 Paulson Ln., Melbourne, AR 72556 (870-373-0150) d4d5c4@yahoo.com. W.

AUG. 19, 2017 Game/45 Championship - Mississippi - 5SS, G/40 d5. Country Inn & Suites, 3051 White Blvd., Pearl, MS, Phone: 601-420-2244. HR: $89/night. Ask for the Chess rate. Registration: 8am-9am Rounds at: 9:15, 11:00, lunch, 1:15, 3:00 and 4:45. 2 sections: Open and U1500. All sections are USCF rated. USCF and MCA memberships avail’ onsite. Prizes based on 75% entry fee. Open: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd U1500: 1st, 2nd, 3rd. EF: Adults, pre-entry $25, $35 at site. Students (K-12); pre-entry $15, $25 at site. No Smoking and no computers. Mail your check made out to the Mississippi Chess Association, USCF number, expiration date:Mark Nicholas, 236 Crosscreek Dr., Brandon, MS 39047. http://www.mcachess.org.

August 19th – 20th, 2017, Chicago Chess Initiative presents - The Chicago Cup - At the luxurious South Loop Hotel, 11 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616, $99 special room rate. Use promo code “chess” www.chicagosouthloophotel.com Free Parking for registered players, $2,500 Prize fund based on 80 paid entries. Rounds: 5 Rounds, G/90;+30 second increment,
Saturday 9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. Sections: Open (FIDE Rated!) and Reserve (Under 1800) Open Section Prizes: $420 – $180 – $120, Under 2200: $180 – $90, Under 2000: $180 – $70, Reserve (U1800) Prizes: $420 – $180 – $120, Under 1600: $135 – $90M, Under 1400: $120 – $60, Under 1200: $90 – $45, Trophies to top 2 players in each section! Unrateds qualify for top prizes in the section only, Mixed Doubles Prize: $100 - $50, Awarded to best male/female team from their combined performance. Players may be in any section. Must register the team (onsite only) by the end of round 2. Entry Fee: $50 by 8/4, $60 by 8/18, and $70 after that or onsite
$25 extra to play up in the open section for players under 1800, Free entry for Masters if requested by 8/4. Boards and sets provided. Please bring clocks. http://www.kingregistration.com/tournaments/event/chicup

August 26, 2017 Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: Site: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library,  3030 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38111; G/50;d0 Special (No USCF renewals offered at tournament site.) Format: 3 Sections: Open, U1000, and Unrated!  3 Round Swiss, G/50;d5 (game in 50 minutes with five second delay);  Affects USCF Regular and Quick ratings.   Special Prizes:  Top Open and U1000 get free entry into next weekend event:  Mike Barton Memorial 7 on September 16-17, 2017. Round Times:  10:35am and following rounds ASAP. Registration: begins at 10am.  Please, bring chess sets, boards, and clocks.  Entry Fee: Free!  Newcomers,  who want to learn how to play chess, are welcome!

Aug 26, 2017 Knoxville Open at Centerpointe Church, Centerpointe Church at Knoxville, 2909 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917, $850 Guaranteed, 2 Sections: Open, Amateur, 4 Rounds Swiss , G60/ d5, Note USCF membership required. No onsite membership purchase available. Open Prizes: $550 100% Guaranteed. 1st: $200; 2nd: $100; Top female:$50; Top Expert: $50; Class A: $50; Class B: $40, Class C: $40, Class D and below: $20, Format: 4 Round Swiss, G60/d 5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9:00am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, and 4:45pm, Entry Fees: Advance entry: $35; onsite $40 , August 19, 2017 by mail or pre-reg. knoxvillechess@gmail.com, Entries To: Forest Chen, 929 Trent LN, Knoxville, TN 37922; Online entries to knoxvillechess@gmail.com; On-site Reg: August 26, 2017. 7:30-8:30 am ET, Amateur, Prizes: $300 100% Guaranteed. 1st: $100; 2nd:$50; Top female: $50; Top Class F: $30; Class G: $20; Class H and below: $20; Top unrated: $30, Format: 4 Round Swiss, G60/d 5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9:00am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, and 4:45pm, Entry Fees: advance entry: $25; onsite: $30 , August 19, 2017 by mail or pre-reg. knoxvillechess@gmail.com, Entries To: Forest Chen, 929 Trent LN, Knoxville, TN 37922; Online entries to knoxvillechess@gmail.com; On-site Reg: August 26, 2017. 7:30-8:30 am ET, Byes:Half point byes OK, limit 1, must commit before Rd.1.For More Information:All questions: knoxvillechess@gmail.com;E-mail:knoxvillechess@gmail.comNote:USCF membership required. No onsite membership purchase available.

SEPT. 1-3,  2017 Tennessee Open Championship, US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 5SS, G/120 d5. Valor Collegiate Academy, 4527 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211. $$Gtd. $3000 Prize fund. Sections: OPEN $400-250-200, Exp. $200-150, Class A $175-125, Class B $150-75. AMATEUR (U1600) $225-175-150, Class D $125-75 Class E $100-75, Class F+below $100-75, UNR $100-75. EF: $55 post marked by 08/26 ($65 at site) online by 8/30. UNR eligible for UNR prize only, youth and scholastic members for trophy only $30 ($40), IM and GM Free entry ($55 taken from prize of $200 or more). On site reg.: Fri 5:00-6:00 pm and Sat 7:30-8:30 am CDT, USCF and TCA Dues req. OSA Rnds.: (CDT) Rnd. 1 Fri 7:00 pm or Sat 10:00 am. Rnds. 2 thru 5 Sat 2:30, 7:00, Sun. 9:00, 2:00. Enter: on-line at TNCHESS.US or mail to: Chris Prosser, 733 Long Hunter Ct., Nashville, TN 37217 or RegionIII@aol.com, 615-426-7105. W.

SEPT. 16-17, 2017   Mike Barton Memorial 7, US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10, Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. $2000 in prizes based on 30 paid entries. 5SS, G/90 i30. Two Sections: Open, 1st $650, 2nd 400, 3rd 200. Under 1600 1st $400, 250, 100. EF: $40 by 9/10; $50 at door. MCC members $40 anytime. Masters: free entry with EF deducted from winnings. Rounds: Saturday: 9-2-7; Sunday 9-2. On site registration: 9/16; 7:30am-8:45am. Email: gpylant@gmail.com. Online reg: http://memphischessclub.homestead.com/Mike-Barton-7.html. Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187. Special thanks to Carl Barton, Mike's brother, for donations helping make this memorial possible.

September 23, 2017 Free Chess Tournament at the Library! Memphis, TN

SEPT. 30-OCT. 1, 2017  Tri-State Chess Championship - GEORGIA - US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10, Hilton Garden Inn, 1702 Gornto Rd., Valdosta, GA 31601. Phone: 229-219-1011. 5SS, G/120 d5 (RD. 1 G/90 d5). $2,800 b/65 full entries. 3 Sections: Open: $600-300-150, U/2000 $125-75. U/1800: $400-200-125, U1600 $100-50. U/1400: $300-150-100, U/1200 $75, U/1000 $50. Open to players from any state. Trophy to state with most points, Florida, Georgia, or Alabama (top 6 players scores from each state (any section) added together to determine top state). USCF membership required can renew onsite. Unrated players may enter any section but not eligible for class prizes limited to $100 unless in open. Entry Fee: $60 prior to 8/1/2017 $65 prior to 9/27/2017 $75 after 9/27; Free entry GM or IM ($65 deducted from prize). Online entry at www.events4chess.com or mail to C.H.E.S.S., 821 Upland Dr., Port Orange, FL 32127. RD. 1 Sat 10:00 RD. 2 & 3 Sat 1:30, 6:00, RD. 4 & 5 Sun 10:00 & 2:30pm. 1/2-point bye available for any round (limit 2) must commit prior to RD. 2 pairing. Registration ends at 9:45 am on Saturday, late entries will get 1/2-point bye in RD. 1. Hotel Rate: $109, 229-219-1011 reserve prior to 9/16/2017 to guarantee rate. Side Events: Quick Chess Friday 9/29/17, 7pm, G/15 d3, 5-SS, EF: $25 prizes based on entries. Saturday Scholastic 9/30/17, 5SS, EF: $20, G/30 d5, Rds. 11/12/2:30/3:30/4:30. Trophies to top 3 and top 3 K-3 USCF membership required can join at tournament. For more information, contact Steve Lampkin 386-682-9527 or chessinschools@aol.com or chesssteve@gmail.com.

October 07, 2017  Free Quick Chess Tournament at the Library! Memphis, TN

OCT. 14,  2017  National Chess Day! 4SS, G/60 d5. Site: The Connection Tutoring Center, 4726 Poplar Ave. #7, Memphis, TN 38117. Prizes based on 30 paid entries: $150, 100, 75, 50, 25. Class prizes: B, C, D/E $50 each. EF: $25 by Oct 07, $35 late. MCC members $25 anytime. Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings). Rds. start at 10am and other ASAP. Registration starts at 8am. gpylant@gmail.com; Online entries and other info: www.memphischess.com; Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187.

OCT. 14,  2017 Cumberland County Fall Open - National Chess Day, Cumberland Co. Community Complex, 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville, TN 38555. $420 guaranteed prize fund. In 2 Sections, Open: 4SS, G/60 d5, $$: $75. 30- X,A,B,C,D/Below. Amateur: 4SS, G/60 d5, Open to U1200 & under. $$: $75. 30-F,G,H/Below,UNR UNR eligible for unrated prize only. ALL: EF: $15 if mailed by 10/9, $20 at site. Memb. Req'd: TCA $10 TN residents only. ENT: Harry D. Sabine, P. O. Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557. INFO: www.cumberlandcountychess.orgor Harry at 931-261-8440. W.

OCT. 14,  2017  2nd Annual AR/OK Friendly Feud for National Chess Day,  Blitz-at-the-Border and Quick-Draw Championship! Check-in 9-9:15, play starts at 9:30am. 15 Rounds: 4 Round Quick-Draw G/20 d5, lunch break, followed by G/10 d0 Blitz Battle, and then finishing off with a six-shooter G/5 d0 Blitz. This 1-day event will offer three time controls, lots of fast-paced play, with a special keepsake award to the top player from EACH state for EACH time control, plus the unique Travelling Team Trophy box (and big-time braggin’ rights) for the winning state. Oklahoma is currently holding it, but Arkansas will battle to get it back! Site: 1st floor of the Friedman Mincer Bldg. 1100 Garrison Ave. (at Towson/11th), Ft. Smith. Entry Fee: $12 if postmarked by 10/5/17 or in Karis’ hands by 10/10/17; $20 after that. ($5 off for second member in the same household). USCF rated, Quick and Blitz ratings only, no impact to regular ratings! USCF Membership required, available on-site. Send EF w/full name, email, USCF ID if known, city, state to: Karis Bellisario, 3409 Ramsgate Way, Ft. Smith, AR 72908. For AR chess events and details visit www.ArkansasChess.net.

OCT. 14-15,  2017 Lafayette Open - James Patrick MacManus Memorial - 5SS, G/120 d5, except for RD. 1, which is G/75 d5. SITE: Best Western Plus, 125 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508. Free parking. To reserve by phone, call 337-235-1367 and reference Lafayette Chess Club and Lafayette Open. RR: $112.99. REG.: Sat. 8:30-9:45. Rounds: Sat. 10am, 1:30pm, 6pm. Sun. 9am, and 1pm. Byes: One 1/2 pt. available if requested before 2nd rd. Prizes: 70% returned. 1st 200; 2nd 150. 3 person in each class or combined. EF: $70. Entry/Info: Checks payable to Lafayette Chess Club. No electronic devices of any kind in Tournament Hall; No MonRoi, No Ipad/Ipod Touch. Medically approved hearing aids may be used; bring supporting Medical documentation. Contact: Thomas C. Leblanc, at 337-981-1821 or wildwolftcl@att.net.

Oct 28 - 29, 2017, City of Chicago Class Championships, Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607, 5600 Guaranteed
5 Sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 15004 Rounds Swiss, 40/100, SD/30, +30 inc from move 1, Open, Fide rated section. Grand Prix section.
Prizes: 2650 100% Guaranteed. $1000 $500 $300 $200 U2300 $400, $250 Accelerated pairings possible. Sets, boards, and clocks supplied by Chicago Chess Center!
Format: 4 Round Swiss, 40/100,SD/30;+30 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: Saturday 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. Entry Fees: Advance entry $69 if above 2099; $89 if below 2100. All entries $20 extra onsite. GMs & IMs free with advance registration. , Mail entries (postmarked by Oct. 20th) to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., PO Box 180095, Chicago IL 60618, Entries To: Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., PO Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618 Telephone: NO PHONE ENTRIES. Online entries to www.chichess.org/events On-site Reg: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 28; (Sunday only option: take byes for rds. 1 & 2) 8:30-9:30 Oct. 29, Saturday night Halloween party? Take a round two bye!
Under 2100, Prizes: 850 100% Guaranteed. $500 $250 $100 Sets, boards, and clocks supplied by Chicago Chess Center! Format: 4 Round Swiss, 40/100,SD/30;+30 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: Saturday 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. & 4 p.m.  Entry Fees: Advance entry $68 if above 1899; $88 if below 1900. All entries $20 extra onsite. , Mail entries (postmarked by Oct. 20th) to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., PO Box 180095, Chicago IL 60618, Entries To: Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., PO Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618 Telephone: NO PHONE ENTRIES. Online entries to www.chichess.org/events On-site Reg: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 28; (Sunday only option: take byes for rds. 1 & 2) 8:30-9:30 Oct. 29, Saturday night Halloween party? Take a round two bye! Under 1900, Prizes: 775 100% Guaranteed. $450 $225 $100 Sets, boards, and clocks supplied by Chicago Chess Center!
Format: 4 Round Swiss, 40/100,SD/30;+30 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: Saturday 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. & 4 p.m.
Entry Fees: Advance entry $67 if above 1699; $87 if below 1700. All entries $20 extra onsite. , Mail entries (postmarked by Oct. 20th) to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., PO Box 180095, Chicago IL 60618, Entries To: Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., PO Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618 Telephone: NO PHONE ENTRIES. Online entries to www.chichess.org/events On-site Reg: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 28; (Sunday only option: take byes for rds. 1 & 2) 8:30-9:30 Oct. 29, Saturday night Halloween party? Take a round two bye!
Under 1700, Prizes: 700 100% Guaranteed. $400 $200 $100 Sets, boards, and clocks supplied by Chicago Chess Center! Format: 4 Round Swiss, 40/100,SD/30;+30 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: Saturday 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. Entry Fees:  Advance entry $66 if above 1499; $86 if below 1500. All entries $20 extra onsite. , Mail entries (postmarked by Oct. 20th) to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., PO Box 180095, Chicago IL 60618, Entries To: Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., PO Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618 Telephone: NO PHONE ENTRIES. Online entries to www.chichess.org/events On-site Reg: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 28; (Sunday only option: take byes for rds. 1 & 2) 8:30-9:30 Oct. 29, Saturday night Halloween party? Take a round two bye!, Under 1500, Prizes: 625 100% Guaranteed. $350 $175 $100 Sets, boards, and clocks supplied by Chicago Chess Center!
Format: 4 Round Swiss, 40/100,SD/30;+30 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: Saturday 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. Entry Fees:  Advance entry $59 if above 1499. All entries $20 extra onsite. , Mail entries (postmarked by Oct. 20th) to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., PO Box 180095, Chicago IL 60618, Entries To: Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., PO Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618 Telephone: NO PHONE ENTRIES. Online entries to www.chichess.org/events On-site Reg: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 28; (Sunday only option: take byes for rds. 1 & 2) 8:30-9:30 Oct. 29, Saturday night Halloween party? Take a round two bye! Byes:Limit 2, must commit before rd. two; 2nd voluntary bye in rd. 3 or 4 counts as 0.4 towards prizes. For More Information:Bill Brock (773) 294-1709E-mail:info@chichess.orgOfficial Web Site:http://www.chichess.orgEvent Limitations and Site Conditions:Wheelchair Accessible. Grand Prix DisclaimerThe Grand Prix information shown here is based on information provided by the organizer and may be subject to change. All Grand Prix events are required to have a TLA in the Grand Prix section of Chess Life. Please check Chess Life for official World Chess Live Grand Prix information and rules.

NOV. 4-5,  2017 Springfield Open, Co-hosted by the Drury, Joplin and Springfield Park Board Chess Clubs. 5-SS, G/90, +30. Drury University, Trustee Science Center - Reed Auditorium, 900 N. Benton Ave., Springfield, MO 65802. 1 Section, Open: $150-120, U1600 90, U1400: 60, U1200 40. 5.0 Bonus: $40. Prizes: b/25 non-scholastic entries. EF: $30 by 11/3, $40 at door. Scholastic (rating only) $15 by 11/3, $25 at door. Email entry accepted for lower rate. MCA membership required, OSA. Reg.: 8-9:30. Rounds: Sat 10, 2:30, 7; Sun 9:30, 2:30. Byes: One 1/2 point bye if requested before round 3. Ent: martin.stahl@joplinchess.org with cash on-site or mailed to Joplin Chess Club, 2609 New Hampshire, Joplin, MO 64804. Checks payable to Martin Stahl. TD Info: joplinchess.org, martin.stahl@joplinchess.org, 417-483-1554. Site Map: http://www.drury.edu/map/drurymap_color.pdf

NOV. 10-12 OR 11-12,  2017 U.S. Class Championships, TEXAS, US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40, 5SS, G/90 i30. $16,000 Prize Fund b/250 full-paid entries, 50% guaranteed. 2-day or 3-day Schedule avail. No entry fee for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs but EF will be deducted from winnings. Houston Marriott North, 255 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston 77060, Ph: 281-875-4000, $89 chess rate! Free Parking! Free airport shuttle service to/from IAH! Free wireless internet in all guestrooms! Discounted Hotel Breakfast Coupons ($12 per person + tax & gratuity)! 8 Sects (Rated players may play up one class only – Master & Expert Sects. are FIDE rated and Re-Entry is not allowed in those two sects only): Master (2200/up): $1500-900-700-500; U2400: $600-400; Expert (2000-2199): $1000-700-500-350; Class A (1800-1999): $1000-700-500-350; Class B (1600-1799): $800-600-400-200; Class C (1400-1599): $800-600-400-200; Class D (1200-1399): $400-300-200-100; Class E (Under 1200): $400-300-200-100; Unr: $200-100. National Class Champion title to each class winner(s) and plaque to class winner on tiebreaks (MSCO), if necessary. All players must have a USCF membership to play; provisional ratings will be used based on at least a minimum of 4 games. Ratings used will be from Nov. 2017 supplement. EF: $99 for Classes M,X,A,B,C by 11/3; $119 at site. $59 for Classes D,E,Unr. by 11/3; $79 at site. Re-Entry Fee (not avail in Classes M or E): $35 for all other Classes avail. up to Rd. 3. 3 re-entries or 2 reduced entries count as one additional entry for prize fund. Free chess gift to oldest and youngest player and to player who travels farthest in main event. 3-day Sched: Reg. Fri. 5:30-7pm, Rds. Fri. 8pm; Sat. 2-7, Sun. 10-3. 2-day Sched: Reg. Sat. 7:45 -8:30am, Rds. Sat. 9-2-7, Sun. 10-3. Both schedules merge at Rd. 2. Byes: Two 1/2pt. byes allowed – avail. for any round (must commit to Byes before Rd. 3). CAJUN BOUNTY: Defeat the top ranked player in the main event and win free entry to our next tournament. SIDE EVENTS: 7SS, G/5 d0, USCF-Blitz rated "BAYOU BLITZ" (Open to All - Sat. night after Rd. 3 – uses USCF-Blitz Ratings for pairings & prizes - $20 EF - Cash Prizes – sign up on site). Schol. Team & Ind., 4SS, G/30 d5, 1-day only, Sat. Nov. 11; Separate room for schol. players - A trophy or medal will be awarded to each schol. player. Schol. Sects. (Team & Individual): K-2, K-5, K-8, K-12. Minimum of 3 players from the same school or home school district to make a team; the top 4 scores will count toward final team score. Prizes: Trophies to top 10 individuals in each section and to top 3 teams in each section. Every non-trophy winner receives a souvenir chess medal. USCF-recommended computer tiebreaks will decide trophy and medal placements for winners of all schol. sections. Schol. EF: $25 by 11/3; $35 at site. Schol. Sched: (All 4 rds G/30 d5 - one day only, Sat., Nov. 11). Reg. Sat. 8:30am-9:30am, 1st Rd. at 10am (lunch break after 1st Rd.) Remaining Rds. at 12noon-1:15pm-2:30pm. Byes: One 1/2-pt. bye allowed for any round (must notify TD prior to Rd. 1). Scholastic players may play in both adult (main event Classes D, E and Unr.) and scholastic tournaments by registering for the 3-day schedule in the main event with a 1/2-pt. bye for Rd. 2 and registering for the scholastic tournament, and those players will receive a discounted Entry Fee of $69 to play in both events. HR: $89 + tax for king or double (281-875-4000), reserve by Oct. 21 and mention Cajun Chess tournament to assure group rate. ENT: On-line registration, printable entry form, and more detailed info at www.cajunchess.com, or mail entry form to Cajun Chess, 12405 Hillary Step Dr., Olive Branch, MS 38654. Info or Phone Ent: 504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971. Major credit cards accepted (no checks at site). FIDE.

NOV. 18-19   58th Mid-South Open, US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10, 5SS, G/120 d5. Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. Three Sections: Open, U1700, and U1000. $1700 Prizes are based on 35 paid entries in top 2 sections. Open: $550, $300, $200. U1700: $350, $200, $100. Entry Fee:$50 early by Nov 11, $60 late. MCC Members $50 anytime; Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings). Rounds: Saturday: 9am-2pm-7pm; Sunday: 9am-2pm. U1000 Trophy Section: 4SS, G/45 d5; Saturday only; Entry Fee: $15. Trophies for top 3 overall, top U800 and top U600. Round 1 at 9am, next rounds ASAP (as soon as possible). On-site Registration: November 18, 2017 - 7:30am-8:45am. Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187. On-line entries: http://memphischessclub.homestead.com/58th-Mid-South-Open.html. Email: gpylant@gmail.com.

November 25, 2017  Free Chess Tournament at the Library! Memphis, TN

December 16, 2017 Free Chess Tournament at the Library! Memphis, TN

Jan 5 - 7, 2018 3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Chess Tournament,Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, 2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, 3500.00 Guaranteed, 3 Sections: Open, Amateur U1800, Novice U12005 Rounds Swiss, Open, Prizes: $600 $200 Expert, A and below, 1st $300, 2nd $100, Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/120;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm, Sunday 9 am, Entry Fees: $30 if mailed or on line by 12/22/17, $40 later or at site. Online at tnchess.us or send to Harry D Sabine, PO Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557 State Affiliate membership required, dues TCA $10.00 TN residents only. Entries To: On-site Reg: Friday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Amateur U1800, Prizes: $300 $100 Class C, Class D and Below, 1st $300, 2nd $100, Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/90;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm, Sunday 9 am, Entry Fees: $30 if mailed or on line by 12/22/17, $40 later or at site. Online at tnchess.us or send to Harry D Sabine, PO Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557 State Affiliate membership required, dues TCA $10.00 TN residents only. Entries To: On-site Reg: Friday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST, Novice U1200, Prizes:
$150 $100 Class F, Class G and below, Unrated, 1st $100, 2nd $50 Unrated eligible for unrated prize only. Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/90;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm, Sunday 9 am, Entry Fees: $30 if mailed or on line by 12/22/17, $40 later or at site. Online at tnchess.us or send to Harry D Sabine, PO Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557 State Affiliate membership required, dues TCA $10.00 TN residents only. Entries To: On-site Reg: Friday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST, E-mail:Harry Sabine (931)484-9593 or (931)261-8440Note:Hotel: Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, 2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN 800-365-5996 $77 plus tax Thurs through Sunday only. Reserve by 12/15/2017. Ask for TN Chess rate or online under Special Codes enter Group Code 180104SMCT.Event Limitations and Site Conditions:No Smoking. Wheelchair Accessible. Grand Prix DisclaimerThe Grand Prix information shown here is based on information provided by the organizer and may be subject to change. All Grand Prix events are required to have a TLA in the Grand Prix section of Chess Life. Please check Chess Life for official World Chess Live Grand Prix information and rules.

Jan 20 - 21, 2018 Memphis Candidates 2018, IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, 2 Sections: Open, Under 16005 Rounds Swiss, G/120;d5, Open, Prizes:
Top 5 Open players qualify for City Championship with Graham Horobetz. Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/120;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Entry Fees: Entry Fee: $10 and MCC dues (Adults $30, Juniors Under 19 $20, Family membership $50). Entries To: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187, Online entries to http://www.memphischess.com/candidates2018.html  All players who play in Memphis Candidates 2018 get free entry into the Memphis Reserve section. The 2018 City Championship, Memphis Amateur Champion, and Memphis Reserve will take place in February 2018.  Under 1600, Prizes: Top 6 U1500 qualify for Memphis Amateur Championship. Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/120;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Entry Fees: Entry Fee: $10 and MCC dues (Adults $30, Juniors Under 19 $20, Family membership $50).
Entries To: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187 Online entries to http://www.memphischess.com/candidates2018.html  All players who play in Memphis Candidates 2018 get free entry into the Memphis Reserve section. The 2018 City Championship, Memphis Amateur Champion, and Memphis Reserve will take place in February 2018. Byes:Only zero point byes are allowed.E-mail:gpylant@gmail.comOfficial Web Site:http://memphischess.comEvent Limitations and Site Conditions:No Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible.
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