Mid-South and Other Events
May 18, 2019 - Southwest Little Rock Chess Quarterly, ARKANSAS

Prizes: 80% returned. With 8-player sections. $40 to first, $24 for the bottom half class prize in all sections others than the top section.  Top section pays 1st and 2nd place. Format: 3 Round Swiss, G/60; d5. Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1 PM. Lunch (12:00 AM-1:00 PM) Entry: $10, Registration: On-site from 7:15-7:45 AM. To pay online, go to our store and add the appropriate tournament to your cart: Click this link to pay and register for this tournament. https://squareup.com/store/swlrcc, Location: 10701 West Baseline Road. Little Rock, AR 72209
Contact: Ryland Brown. ryland@gatewayseminars.com, Please bring chess set and clock.This is a USCF rated tournament and player must have an active membership. Check out www.uschess.org for membership info. Flyer can be found here.  ttps://swlrchessclub.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/spring-qss-2018-flyer.pdf

MAY 23-27, 24-27, 25-27 OR 26-27, 2019,   28th annual Chicago Open, An American Classic! A Heritage Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix!, US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED), ILLINOIS

Open Section, May 23-27: 9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10, GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated. Other Sections, May 24-27, 25-27 or 26-27: 7SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10; 2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10). Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 east to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south.) Free parking. Free lectures and analysis of your games by GM John Fedorowicz. $100,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 8 sections (unrated allowed only in Open, U2300, U2100 or U1000). Open: Open to players who are rated 2200/over by USCF or FIDE or pay $100 extra. $10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak winner bonus $300, top FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-1000. FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible. Under 2300: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 2100: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300; unrated limit $1000. Under 1900: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 1700: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 1500: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300. Under 1300: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300. Under 1000: $1000-500-300-200-200-150-150-100-100-100, unrated limit $200, trophies to first 10, top U800, U600, Unrated. Prize limits: 1) If any post-event rating posted 5/21/18-5/21/19 was more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $1500. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated as of May 2019 official list cannot win over $500 in U1000, $1000 U1300, $1500 U1500, $2000 U1700, or $2500 U1900. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player team score: $2000-1000-500-400-300. For Open Section, only rounds 1-7 counted towards mixed doubles. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teams including an unrated limited to $500. Open through U1300 entry fee: $207 online at chessaction.com by 3/19, $227 by 5/22. 5-day $215, 4-day $214, 3-day $213, 2-day $212 mailed by 3/19, all $20 more mailed by 5/11. All $250 online until 2 hours before round 1 or at site until 1 hour before round 1. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Do not mail entry after 5/11. Open EF for titled players: GMs free; $200 deducted from prize. IMs/WGMs $100, also $100 deducted from prize. EF $100 less to seniors age 65/over, except U1000 Section. Under 1000 Section EF: $67 online at chessaction.com by 5/22, 4-day $74, 3-day $73, 2-day $72 mailed by 5/11, all $90 online until 2 hours before round 1 or at site until 1 hour before round 1. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online EF $5 less to ICA members; join at il-chess.org. An ICA Tour Event. Special 1 yr US Chess dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry: $100, no Open to Open. 5-day schedule (Open only): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 4-day schedule (U2300 to U1500): Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 3-day schedule (U2300 to U1500): Reg. ends Sat 10 am, Rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule (U2300 to U1500): Reg. ends Sun 9 am, Rds. Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. Under 1300 & Under 1000 schedules: Same as U2300 to U1500 (4-day, 3-day, 2-day options), except last round Mon is 3:15. 4-day, 3-day & 2-day schedules merge & compete for same prizes. Byes: OK all, limit 4 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), Open must commit before rd. 3, others before rd. 4. Hotel rates: $113-113-113-113, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 5/9 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Foreign player ratings: See www.chesstour.com/foreignratings.htm. US player ratings: May official ratings used; FIDE ratings used for Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special rules: Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. See also chesstour.com/devices.htm. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entry). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

June 22-23, 2019 Mississippi Amateur Team Open

Players from outside of Mississippi welcome!
5SS, rounds 1-2 g/60 i/30, rounds 3-5 g/90 i30
US Chess Federation rated. USCF membership required for all participants. Mississippi Chess Association membership required of all Mississippi participants aged 18 or older.
Site:Grand Hotel 111 Broadway Street, Natchez, Mississippi
Entry fee: $60 per team if received by June 1. After June 1 and at tournament $80 per team. Players without a team may register for $20 and will be placed on a team. All entries should be mailed to MCA, PO Box 175, Meadville, MS.
Teams consist of four players (one alternate possible).
Two sections: Open and U1200.
Team average ratings (May Rating List) must be under 2000 for Open or under 1200 for U1200. All teams must play in board order according to rating.
Trophies to top 3 teams in each section.  Also to top senior team (all must be 50 or over), top team with coach and students, top mixed doubles team.
Rounds: Saturday 9, 1, 5. Sunday 9, 2.
Rooms: $99 for two doubles. Reserve early. T: 601-446-9994   |   Toll-free: 1-866-488-0898. Mention chess tournament. https://www.natchezgrandhotel.com/
There will also be a one day, four-round, scholastic event on Saturday June 22. Team average rating must be U800. Time control is g/45. Rounds at 9, 11, 1:30, and 3:30. Entry fee is $20 per team if received by June 1. $40 on day of tournament.
For further information please call and leave a message at 601-384-2020 or email Jeff Bulington at Coach@FranklinChess.com.