Mid-South and Other Events
Aug. 17-18   Oran Quintrell Memorial 2

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 10

Site: IBEW, 1870 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. 5SS, G/90;+30; 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: $30 early by Aug 10, $40 late. MCC Members $30 anytime; Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings). Rounds: 9-2-7; 9-2. 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. On-site Registration: Saturday, Aug 17 - 7:30am-8:45am. Email: gpylant@gmail.com; Online entries: http://memphischessclub.homestead.com/Quintrell2.html; On-line entries per PayPal are accepted until registration end time.

Sept. 13-15   2019 Tennessee Open State Chess Championship

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 15

5SS, G/90 d5. Montgomery Bell State Park Inn & Conference Center, 1020 Jackson Hill Rd., Burns, TN 37029. $$ (4,000 b/80, 75% Guaranteed). 2 Sections: Open, $600 + plaque-$350-$275, Expert $250 + plaque-$200, Class A $225 + plaque-$175, Class B & below $200 + plaque, $100. Amateur, open to U1600. $300 + plaque-$225-$175, Class D $150 + plaque-$100, Class E $125 + plaque-$100, Class F & below $125 + plaque-$100, Unrated $125 + plaque-$100. Unrateds are only eligible for the top three prizes in the Open section and Unrated prize in the Amateur section. Plaques to top Tennessee residents. Both, EF: $70 if mailed by 9/6, online www.tnchess.us until 9/10, $80 later and on-site. TCA memb. req’d. for TN residents. Reg. Fri. 5:00-6:00 pm or Sat. 8:30-9:30 am CDT. Re-entry available for $45 (counts as half entry towards prize fund). Rds. Rd. 1 Friday 7:00 pm or Saturday 10:00 am, Rds. 2 and 3 Saturday 2:00 pm-7:00 pm, Rds. 4 and 5 Sunday 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Byes: 1/2 point bye available for any one round if requested at or before registration. HR: $115 per night (limited rooms, reserve soon), 25% discount for military, seniors, handicapped, and state employees, 615-797-3101, mention “Tennessee Chess.” Camp sites: Tent $15, RV $25 or $32 w/hookups, 615-797-9052. Find alternative hotels in Dickson, TN (10 minute drive). W.

Oct. 12   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 10/7, $20 later or at site. Memb. Req'd: TCA $10 TN residents only. Rds.: 9, 11, 2 and 4:30 CDT. A 1/2 point may e requested for any round if done by the end of registration. ENT: Harry D. Sabine, P. O. Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557. INFO: www.cumberlandcountychess.org or Susan Kantor at 931-287-3765. W.