JUNE 16-18 OR 17-18 - MISSISSIPPI- 2017 Mississippi Summer Slam - US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED) - International Checker Hall of Fame, 220 Lynn Ray Road, Petal, MS 39465 5SS, 40/90, SD/30 d5 (2-day rds. 1-2 G/60 d5) 2 sections: Open and U1600 All sections are USCF rated. Mississippi residents must be a member of MCA ($5). USCF and MCA memberships can be purchased onsite. Pre-entry Fee: Adults $30 and Scholastic 12th grade or lower $20 by June 1st Onsite Entry Fee: Adults $40 and Scholastic 12th grade or lower $30 GMs & IMs free ($30 deducted from prize) $1,050 GTD in Open: 1st $500 GTD, 2nd $350 GTD, 3rd $200 GTD U1600: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100 Class prizes U1400: 150 U1200: 100 U1000: 50 b/40 50% gtd. Registration: Fri 4-6pm Sat 9-10am. Rounds: Fri 7pm Sat 11am-5pm Sun 10-3:15 2-day Sat 11am-2pm merge round 3 1/2 point byes OK all rounds, limit 2. Must commit before start of rd. 2 Midnight madness tournament Sat night/Sun morning G/5 d/0 Blitz Event: Double Elimination, no delay and an illegal move is a loss. Winner takes all. based on 80% of EF! EF: $5. Reg.: Sat 11:30pm-12am. Rds. start ASAP goes until we have a winner. Send entries to: Mark Nicholas, 236 Crosscreek Dr., Brandon, MS 39047 Make checks to MCA. Include your USCF #, Expiration Date and estimated rating. Information: Call Mark at 615-631-3876 or email mark@mcachess.org Mississippi Chess Association homepage – http://www.mcachess.org

JUNE 16-18 OR 17-18  - GEORGIA - US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 - Castle Chess Grand Prix - 5-SS, G/120 d10 (2 day schedule, rd. 1 G/90 d10). Cox Hall Ballroom, Emory University, 569 Asbury Cir., Atlanta, GA 30322. $13,500 G! Seven Sections: Master: $2,100-1250-750-450; U2400: $1050-650; Expert: $900-650-400; Class A: $800-500-300; Class B: $600-400-250; Class C: $500-300-200; Class D: $400-250-150; U1200: $350-200-100. Official June rating used. Players may request to use latest unofficial US Chess rating if higher. This will be used if otherwise unrated. Players rated within 100 points of next higher section may up play one section, except must be 2150 to play Master section. EF: $79 if received by 6/15. $100 later or at site. Free to GM, IM, or USCF 2400. Unrated players: $50. Re-entry: $50. Cash or check only at site. Unrated may enter any section except Master. Prize limit of $150 in U1200, $200 in Class D, $250 in Class C, $300 in Class B, $350 in Class A, and $400 in Expert to all unrated players and to rated players with fewer than 10 lifetime rated games who are not playing up. Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. 3 day schedule: Reg.: 6-6:30 pm on 6/16. Rds.: 7:00; 2:00-7:00; 9:30-2:30. 2 day schedule: Reg.: 8:30-9:30 am on 6/17. Rd. 1 at 10:00, then merges with 3 day schedule. One 1/2 pt. bye any round. Must commit before playing first game. No changes. Ent: Castle Chess Inc., 5025 Antebellum Dr., Stone Mtn., GA 30087. Make check payable to: Castle Chess Inc. Info: tournament@castlechess.org; Before June 16: Scott Parker (770-939-5030). June 16-18 only: Fun Fong (770 - 316-8483). HR: see www.castlechess.org Note: Bring sets, boards, clocks. None supplied. All parking at Emory is in either Fishburne or Peavine parking decks. No parking next to Cox Hall. Please allow time to walk from the deck to Cox Hall (the building with the clock tower.) W.

Jun 17, 2017 - Free Quick Chess Tournament at the Library! - Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library - 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111, 5 Sections: O1599, U1600, U1200, U800, Unrated4 Rounds Swiss, G/20;d5
NotePlease, bring chess sets, boards, and clocks. O1599, Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/20;d5, Affects Quick rating only. Round Times: 1:35pm and following rounds ASAP. Entry Fees: free, Entries To: On-site Reg: Registration: begins at 1pm. Please, bring chess sets, boards, and clocks. U1600, Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/20;d5, Affects Quick rating only. Round Times: 1:35pm and following rounds ASAP. Entry Fees: free
Entries To: On-site Reg: Registration: begins at 1pm. Please, bring chess sets, boards, and clocks. U1200, 4 Round Swiss, G/20;d5, Affects Quick rating only. Round Times: 1:35pm and following rounds ASAP.
Entry Fees: free, Entries To: On-site Reg: Registration: begins at 1pm. Please, bring chess sets, boards, and clocks. U800, Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/20;d5, Affects Quick rating only. Round Times: 1:35pm and following rounds ASAP. Entry Fees: free, Entries To: On-site Reg: Registration: begins at 1pm. Please, bring chess sets, boards, and clocks. Unrated, Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/20;d5, Not US Chess rated. Round Times: 1:35pm and following rounds ASAP. Entry Fees: free Entries To: On-site Reg: Registration: begins at 1pm. Please, bring chess sets, boards, and clocks. E-mail:claypolk2014@gmail.comOfficial Web Site:http://www.memphischess.comNote: Newcomers, who want to learn how to play chess, are welcome! Event Limitations and Site Conditions: No Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible.

JULY 15   Alabama Dual-Rated State Chess Championship, US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6, 4SS, Game/45 + 10 second increment. Location: Evangel Church, 3975 Vaughn Rd., Montgomery, AL. Round times: 9:30, 11:30, 2:30, 4:30. Three sections: OPEN (b/20, 70%GTD): 1st $300, 2nd $150, U2000 $100. U1800 (b/20, 70%GTD): 1st $250, 2nd $150, U1500 $100. U1200 (b/20, 70%GTD): 1st $250, 2nd $150, U1000 $100. Trophies and Alabama titles to top Alabamian finishers. USCF and ACF required, OSA. EF (all sections): $30 by July 8, $35 thereafter or onsite (onsite registration 8:00-9:00AM) Registration: Send name, USCF ID, section and entry fee (payable to “Evangel Church”) to Doug Strout, 6000 Camelot Ct., Montgomery, AL 36117 (dtstrout@bellsouth.net).

JULY 21-23 OR 22-23 - FLORIDA - US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED) - 25th Annual Southern Open - 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Dr., Orlando 32819. Special parking $5/day. $15,000 guaranteed prizes. In 5 sections. Open: Open to all; U1800/Unr EF $50 more. $1800-900-500-300, clear/tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $600-300. Under 2100: $1200-600-300-200, top U1900/Unr $500-250. Under 1800: $1200-600-300-200, top U1600 (no unr) $400-200. Under 1500: $1000-500-300-200, top U1300 (no unr) $300-150. Under 1200: $600-300-200-100, plaques to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-300. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/22. Unrated prize limits: U1200 $100, U1500 $200, or U1800 $400. Top 4 sections EF: $105 online at chessaction.com by 7/19, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 7/12, all $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $100 deducted from prize. U1200 Section EF: all $40 less than above. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF with paper magazine, paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60; no Open to Open. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $105-105 (no resort fee), 1-800-421-8001, 407-351-2420; reserve by 7/6 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Refunds, $15 service charge. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: July 22, 2017

John Hurt Memorial 14: July 29, 2017
Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104. 4SS; G/60;d5. Two sections: Open and U1600 Prizes: ($1000 b/25) Open: $300-200-100,U1600: $200-125-75;   Rounds: 9-12:30-3-5:30.  Open and U1600 Entry Fee: $40 by 07/22, $50 at door; MCC Members: $30 anytime. Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings); Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis TN. 38187.

Jul 29, 2017 Clarence Kalenian Classic * 3rd Annual, Westgate Church of Christ, 601 Westgate Pkwy, Dothan, AL 36303. $650.00 Guaranteed, 3 Sections: PREMIERE (Rating: 1700+), RESERVE (Rating: U1700), 4 Rounds Swiss, G/70; d5, PREMIERE (Rating: 1700+), Prizes: $350 100% Guaranteed. $150 $100 U1900: $100 Trophy: 1st Place each section. Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/70;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9-12-3-6, Entry Fees: $40 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before the tournament. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF Membership and ACF Membership for Alabama residents. Entries To:  Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 07/29/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10.
Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. RESERVE (Rating: U1700) Prizes: $300 100% Guaranteed. $125 $100 U1200: $75 Trophy: 1st Place each section.
Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/70;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9-12-3-6, Entry Fees: $40 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before the tournament. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF Membership and ACF Membership for Alabama residents.
Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 07/29/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10.
Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. Prizes: Trophy: 1st Place each section. Format:  4 Round Swiss, G/70; d5, Not US Chess rated. Round Times: 9-12-3-6
Entry Fees: , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before the tournament. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF Membership and ACF Membership for Alabama residents. Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 07/29/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess.  For More Information:www.DothanChessClub.blogspot.comE-mail:Caesar Lawrence - Tournament Director: CaesarChess@gmail.comOfficial Web Site:http://www.AlabamaChess.orgNote:We are bringing the chess tournaments to the chess players!!Event Limitations and Site Conditions:No Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible.

Aug 12, 2017 Chris Bond Memorial - 13th Annual, Frazer UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36117, $1,200 Guaranteed, 4 Sections: PREMIERE (Rating: 1800+), RESERVE (Rating: U1800), AMATEUR (Rating: U1300) , NOVICE (K-12 & Not Rated)4 Rounds Swiss, G/60; d5, PREMIERE (Rating: 1800+) Prizes: $445 100% Guaranteed. $200 $135 U2000 - $110, Format:  4 Round Swiss, G/60;d5,  Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 9-11:30-2:30-5, Entry Fees: $40 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before tournament day. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF and ACF for Alabama resdents - only. Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: Late REG: 12AUG2017 at 8am til 8:30am. Late Fee: Add $10. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. RESERVE (Rating: U1800) Prizes: $390 100% Guaranteed. $170 $125 U1400: $100
Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/60;d5 Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 9-11:30-2:30-5, Entry Fees: $40 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before tournament day. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF and ACF for Alabama resdents - only.
Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: Late REG: 12AUG2017 at 8am til 8:30am. Late Fee: Add $10.
Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. AMATEUR (Rating: U1300) Prizes: $360 100% Guaranteed. $140 $120 U1000: $100, Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/60;d5
Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 9-11:30-2:30-5, Entry Fees: $40 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before tournament day. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF and ACF for Alabama resdents - only. Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: Late REG: 12AUG2017 at 8am til 8:30am. Late Fee: Add $10.
Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. NOVICE (K-12 & Not Rated) Prizes: Trophies: 1st thru 3rd Place. Medals: 4th thru 6th Place. Format: 6 Round Swiss, G/20;d5
Not US Chess rated. Round Times: 9-10-11-1-2-3, Entry Fees: $20 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before tournament day. No memberships are needed for the Novice section players. Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: Late REG: 12AUG2017 at 8am til 8:30am. Late Fee: Add $10. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. For More Information:Visit www.Facebook.com/CaesarLawrence.3/E-mail:Caesar Lawrence - Tournament Director - CaesarChess@gmail.com Directions to site:From I-65: Take exit #173/North Blvd - go 8.5 miles and take the Atlanta Hwy exit. Turn left onto Atlanta Hwy - go 1 mile. From I-85 (Columbus, GA area): Take exit #11/Mitylene. Turn right onto Atlanta Hwy - go 4 miles. Official Web Site:http://www.AlabamaChess.orgNote:Chess tournaments are open to Public, Private, Charter, Military, and Home Schooled kids.Event Limitations and Site Conditions:No Smoking. No Computers.

AUGUST 25-27 OR 26-27 - INDIANA - US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED) - 12th annual Indianapolis Open - 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport, 2501 S. High School Rd. (off I-465 & Airport Expwy), Indianapolis, IN 46241. Free parking, free airport shuttle, free wireless, indoor pool, game room, fitness center. $$14,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 4 sections. Open: Open to all; EF $50 more if U1800/Unr. Prizes $2000-1000-600-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2200/Unr $800-400. Under 2000: $1400-700-400-200, top Under 1800 (no unr) $600-300. Under 1600: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1400 (no unr) $400-200. Under 1200: $700-400-200-100. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1600, or $500 U2000. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Top 3 sections EF: $108 online at chessaction.com by 8/23, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 8/16, all $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before rd. 1. GMs, IMs & GMs free; $90 deducted from prize. Under 1200 Section EF: all $40 less than above. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd 3. HR: $103-103, 1-800-227-6963, 317-236-7495; reserve by 8/11 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

Mike Barton Memorial 7:  September 16-17, 2017
$2000 in prizes based on 30 paid entries. 5SS, G/90 i30.  Site:IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104.  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.  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.
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