APRIL 22-23 - Mississippi - Fourth Annual Picayune Open - 5SS, TC: G/90 d5. Site: The Gym in Picayune, 210 US-11, Picayune, MS 39466. Two sections: OPEN (minimum rating 1400) and U1700. Prizes OPEN: 1st: 15% of total entries, 2nd: 10% of total entries, 3rd: 5% of total entries; U1700 1st: 15% of total entries, 2nd: 10% of total entries, 3rd: 5% of total entries. EF: $40 by April 15, $50 on site. Mail entries to 72 Hwy 607, Picayune, MS 39466, Make out checks to the Mississippi Chess Association. Registration: Saturday, April 22, 8:00-9:00 am Rds.: Saturday 9:15-1:00-4:30; Sunday 9:00-1:00. Info: picayunechess@outlook.com

APRIL 28-30 - MISSOURI -  Bill Wright Saint Louis Open (FIDE Rated) $10K Event -US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 - 5SS, G/90 + 30 second increment. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Free entries for GMs and IMs. EF: $100, $80 if registered by 4/25. Two Sections: Open (FIDE Rated) & U2000. Prize Fund: $10,000 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!! Open Section: $1500-$1000-$800-$650-$300. Under 2300: $600-$400-$250. Under 2100: $350-$200. Under 2000 Section: $1000-$600-$350-$200. U1800: $500-$250. U1600: $400-$200. U1400: $300-$150. Reg.: 3:00-6:30 on Friday Afternoon. Rds.: Friday: 7:00 PM. Saturday 12:00, 5:00 Sunday 11:00, 4:00. Two half point byes available if declared before Round 2. MCA Membership required from $5. OSA. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108 or online at saintlouischessclub.org. Info: 314-361-CHESS, info@saintlouischessclub.org.


APRIL 29 - TENNESSEE -  Pawn Power Open 14 - Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. Three sections: Open: ($450 b/20): $175-125-75, U1800: $75. 4-SS, G/75 d5; U1500: ($325 b/20): $150-100, U1200: $75. 4-SS, G/75 d5; Open and U1500 Entry Fee: $30 by 04/22, $40 at door; MCC Mbrs $30 anytime. Masters: free; Round Schedule: 9-12:30-3-5:30. U1000 Trophy Section: 4SS, G/45 d5; Entry Fee: $15 anytime. Trophies for top 3 overall, top U800 and top U600. Round 1 at 9am, next rounds ASAP. Mail entries: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187. Onsite registration (04/29): 7:30am-8:45am. Join online: http://www.memphischess.com/Power14.html, gpylant@gmail.com.

May 5-7 OR 6-7 - ARKANSAS -  4th Annual Little Rock Spring Open, US Chess Junior Grand Prix! US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED) 5SS, G/40/120, SD/30 d5. Little Rock Marriott, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201, (501) 906-4600; HR: $109 (ask for chess rate before April 14). Airport shuttle service, reservation required, complimentary: Shuttle Phone: (501) 906-4000 Valet parking $25/day; nearby garage $12/day. Hotel is approximately 7 miles from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. Marriott Little Rock. 3 sections. Open, Reserve (U1600) and Novice (U1200). Novice section: 5SS, G/30 d5 (Recording encouraged, but not required). Open and Reserve Sections: 3-day schedule: Rounds 1-5 G/40/120, SD/30 d5. 2-day schedule: Round 1-2, G/60 d5. Rounds 3-5, 40/120, SD/30 d5. Novice Section: Saturday (May 6th) only. 5SS, G/30 d5. Play all 5 rounds. Registration 9-9:45 AM. Round 1 starts at 10:00 AM, remainder ASAP with small lunch break. EF: Open and Reserve: $45 postmarked by April 28th. $50 at site (no checks). GM and IM free entry; $50 deducted from prizes. If first tournament, then $35 (preregistered) or $45 at site. Scholastic Section: $20 postmarked by April 28th, $30 at site (no checks). Must have active USCF membership for all sections; available on site. Prizes: Guaranteed $1,350 Open Section: 1st $500, 2nd $300, U2000 $150, U1800 $50. Unrateds only eligible for Open prizes. Reserve Section (U1600): 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 Novice Section (U1200): Trophies to top 3 finishers. Medals to all participants. 3-day schedule: Registration ends Friday 6PM, rounds: Friday 7PM; Saturday 11 AM & 5 PM; Sunday 10 AM & 3:30 PM. 2-day schedule: Registration ends Saturday 10 AM; rounds: Saturday 11 AM, 2 PM & 5 PM; Sunday 10 AM & 3:30 PM.1/2 pt bye (limit 2) available before round 3. Entry: Ron Sanders Jr., P.O.Box 241762, Little Rock, AR 72223, roncsanders@gmail.com.

May 6, 2017 - MISSISSIPPI -  Vicksburg Open - Vicksburg, MS, 4SS, G/45 d5. Senior Center, 801 South St., Vicksburg, MS 39180. Reg.: 9am-9:45am. Rounds: 10:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30. Prizes: 1st, 2nd, Top U1400. 75% of entry fees returned. EF: $20. MCA membership ($5) required for adult MS residents. Info: www.vicksburgchess.org, 601-831-0362.

MAY 6 - ALABAMA - Tony Edmondson Classic - 4SS, TC: G/60; d5. Headland Chess Club. 12569 County Road 99, Headland, AL 36345. Premiere (Rating 1700+): $175-$125-U2000: $100; Reserve (Rating U1700): $150-$100-U1100: $100; Rds.: 9-11:30-2:30-4:45. EF: $40; if mailed by APR 29th; $50 at site. Late REG: MAY 6th at 8am. Checks payable to: Caesar Chess. ENT: Caesar Chess LLC, 5184 Caldwell Mill Rd., Suite 204 - 202, Birmingham, AL 35244. Info: CaesarChess@gmail.com; www.AlabamaChess.org.

Scholastic - MAY 12-14 - TENNESSEE - SUPERNATIONALS VI - 2017 Elementary, Junior High and High School National Championships in one great event! Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN 37214. 615.889.1000 or online at https://aws.passkey.com/event/15611400/owner/760/landing. HR: $161 single-quad. All under one roof! 25 Sections (Select only one): High School: 7-SS, G/120 d5. K-12 Championship; K-12 U1900; K-12 U1600; K-12 U1200; K-12 U800; K-12 Unrated. Junior High: 7-SS, G/120 d5. K-9 Championship; K-8 Championship; K-9 U1250; K-8 U1000; K-8 U750; K-9 Unrated. Elementary: 7-SS, G/90 d5. K-6 Championship; K-5 Championship; K-6 U1400; K-6 U1000; K-5 U1200; K-5 U900; K-6 Unrated; K-3 Championship; K-3 U1000; K-3 U700; K-3 Unrated; K-1 Championship; K-1 U500. EF: $50 postmarked, faxed or online by 4/24/2017, $70 postmarked, faxed or online by 5/5/2017, $85 after 5/5/2017, $90 on site. DO NOT mail entries after May 5 as they may not be received in time. $5 extra for all phoned registrations. $20 change fee for roster or section changes after May 5. US Chess membership is required (may be paid with entry). AWARDS: Trophies awarded in accordance with Scholastic Regulations and based on number of participants. Team score = total of top four (minimum two) finishers from each section. May 2017 Rating Supplement will be used. BYES: One 1/2 –pt. bye available in rounds 1-6 if requested prior to 11 AM, Fri (5/12). On site entries after 11 AM, Fri 5/12 will receive a 1/2-point bye for the first round and begin play in round 2. SCHEDULE for K-12, K-9 and K-8 Sections: Rounds 1-2: Friday (5/12) 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM, Rounds 3-5: Saturday (5/13) 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM, & 7:00 PM, Sunday (5/14) Rounds 6-7 9:00 AM, & 2:00 PM. SCHEDULE for K-6, K-5 and K-3 Sections: Rounds 1-2: Friday (5/12) 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM, Rounds 3-5: Saturday (5/13) 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, & 6:00 PM, Sunday (5/14) Rounds 6-7 10:00 AM, & 2:00 PM. SCHEDULE for K-1 Sections: Rounds 1-2: Friday (5/12) 1:30 PM & 5:30 PM, Rounds 3-5: Saturday (5/13) 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM, & 5:30 PM, Sunday (5/14) Rounds 6-7 9:30 AM, & 1:30 PM. AWARDS CEREMONIES, Sunday (5/14); K-12, K-9 and K-8 Sections at approximately 7 PM; K-6, K-5 and K-3 Sections at approximately 6 PM; K-1 Sections at approximately 5:30 PM. SIDE EVENTS: Bughouse Championships (Three Sections: K-12, K-9 and K-6): Thursday (5/11) 11:00 AM, Register ON SITE ONLY by 10:00 AM. EF: $25 per team of 2. Blitz Championships (Four Sections: K-12, K-9, K-6 and K-3): Thursday (5/11) 5:00 PM. EF $15 postmarked, faxed or online by 5/5, $20 after 5/5 or on site. On-site registration ends at 4 PM. Many GM simuls, workshops and lectures planned! Please refer to the SuperNationals VI website: www.uschess.org/tournaments/2017/snvi to register on-line, see up-to-the-minute registrations, for more information, updated details, corrections, any added events and other activities. Advance entries must include player's name/information and all fees to be accepted. Roster changes are considered new entries and will be charged according to date received. List name, address, phone, section, grade, school (even if no team), email, birthdate, US Chess ID number (enclose US Chess dues if necessary). Players must be eligible to play in accordance with US Chess Scholastic Regulations. Entries may be faxed to: 931.787.1238. Mail Entries To: US Chess Federation, ATTN: SuperNationals VI, P. O. Box 3967, Crossville TN 38557. Please note that US Chess Scholastic Regulations Rule 12.4 requires players who enter an “Under” or “Unrated” section to disclose at the time of registration whether they have one or more ratings in another over-the-board rating system(s). US Chess may use this rating information to determine section and prize eligibility in accordance with US Chess Rules 28D and 28E.

MAY 13-14 - TEXAS- 2017 DCC FIDE Open V -US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED) - 5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: 2400+ $125, 2000-2399 $90, 1600 -1999 $99, U1600 $125, Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member $55. For DFW area players, Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $20 non member fee. Small Minimum prize to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get minimum prize (entry fee may be deducted from prize). Reserve: Open to players rated below 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is US Chess rated and uses US Chess rules. EF: $40. The Reserve give back 10% in prizes and if at least 8 paid entries and if there is a clear winner, then that winner receives free entry to next DCC Fide Open. In the reserve section, Tournament reserves the right to use Fide rules on electronic devices and on starting White’s clock at start of a round and to use FIDE pairing rules. Also clocks will be set to ‘halt at end’. Both: Reg.: Saturday from 9:45–10:15 am. Rds.: Sat 10:45 am-3:10pm-7:16pm, Sun 9:45 am-2:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round 2 and before getting full point bye. Withdrawals and zero point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Note that house players (if required) must pay $5 per round and be US Chess members. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719. Info: 214-632-9000. FIDE.

May 19 - 21, 2017, 2017 Tennessee Senior Open, Fair Park Senior Center, 1433 Livingston Road, Crossville, TN 38555, 400 Guaranteed, NoteOpen to age 50 and older (born before May 19, 1967) Open Prizes: 400 100% Guaranteed. $150 $100 $50-A/B,C/D, E & Below Plaques to top 2,Top Age 60-69, Top Age 70-79, Top Age 80 & Older (plaques to TN residents only) Medals to all participants.  Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/120;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Entry Fees: $25 if mailed by 5/13/2017 $35 at site. 3-Day:Reg Fri 2:00-3:30 PM Rds: 4,10-4, 9-2. 2 Day:Reg Sat 8:00-9:30. Rds: 10-1-4, 9-2. (2 Day R 1 & 2 at G/60;d5). All times are CDT. State Affiliate membership required.TCA $10, TN residents only. Entries To: Online at tnchess.us or Online entries to send entries to Harry D. Sabine, PO Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557,E-mail:hdsabine@citlink.netEvent Limitations and Site Conditions:No Smoking. Wheelchair Accessible.

MAY 25-29, 26-29, 27-29 OR 28-29 - ILLINOIS - US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED) - 26th annual Chicago Open - Open Section, May 25-29: 9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10, GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated. Other Sections, May 26-29, 27-29 or 28-29: 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/were 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, U400, Unrated. Prize limits: 1) If any post-event rating posted 5/24/16-5/24/17 was more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $1500. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated as of 5/17 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 average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible; teams including an unrated limited to $500. Open through U1300 entry fee: $207 online at chessaction.com by 3/20, $227 by 5/24. $215 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/21, $235 phoned by 5/22 (entry only, no questions). 5-day $215, 4-day $214, 3-day $213, 2-day $212 mailed by 3/21, all $20 more mailed by 5/12. 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 5/12. Open EF for titled players: GMs free; $200 deducted from prize. IMs/WGMs $100; another $100 deducted from prize. EF $100 less to seniors age 65/over, except U1000 Section. Under 1000 Section EF: $57 online at chessaction.com by 5/24, $65 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 5/22 (entry only, no questions), 4-day $64, 3-day $63, 2-day $62 mailed by 5/12, all $80 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, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry: $100, no re-entry from 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. 2, others before rd. 4. Hotel rates: $109-109-109-109, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 5/11 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: 1) 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 (online entries posted instantly). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

MAY 26-29 OR 27-29 - TEXAS - 72nd Annual Texas State and Amateur Championships - US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50 (ENHANCED) - 7SS. Doubletree DFW Airport North, 4441 W John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. $$ 8,350G. Championship: This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. The tournament will use USCF ratings for pairings and prize purposes. Must be rated 2000 or above by either USCF or Fide to play in this section. Defending Texas State Amateur Champion may also play in this section. Texas Scholastic High School Champions (either South or North Central) may also play in this section. Foreign unrateds may play in this section and at TDs discretion may be required to play in Championship section. G/90 with 30 sec. increment. Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play in Championship section. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. $$ 1,000-500-250, 2200-2399 $750, U2200 $750. Amateur: U2000 & unrated. Rds. 1-7 G/90 with 30 sec increment. $$ 800-400-200. B $$ 600-300-150, C 500-250-125, U1400 $500-250-125, U1200 $400, U1000 $300 Unrated $200. Both: TCA membership required. Other states accepted. EF: $89 if received by 5/19, else $99. $80 Junior (U19) if received by 5/19 else $90, Senior (over 65)/Handicapped/ additional family participant $53 if receive by 5/19 else $65. Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg requires pre-payment. After 5/24 all registration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 5/24. 4 day: Reg. Friday 5/26, 6:15 pm-7:15. Rds. Fri: 7:45, Sat: 2:45 pm - 7:30, Sun: 11:00 am - 5:15 pm, Mon: 9:30 am - 2:15 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat. 5/27, 9-9:30 am, Rd. 1 at 10 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in Championship section. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day. HR: $99/99/99/99, 972-929-8181or 800-222-8733 reserve by 5/6 and ask for Chess rate. Note that tournament players and/or their families can purchase a hot breakfast for $12. Inquire at cash register in the atrium near the hotel front desk. Free Parking. Up to two 1/2 pt byes available if requested before end of rd. 2 and before receiving full point bye, but byes for both rounds 6 AND 7 not permitted. K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 5/27. 5-SS, Rds. G/30 d5, EF: $29 by 5/19, $45 after; Pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 5/24 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 after 5/19. No refunds after 5/24, $10 handling fee for refunds before 5/24. Registration 8:15-8:45 am, Rd. 1 at 9:30 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break. Sections: K-12 Championship and K-12 U1000. Prizes: Trophies to top 12 individuals, top five teams in each section. K-12 U1000 also top three unrateds. Medals to those who do not win a trophy. Ent: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com www.dallaschess.com W. FIDE.

May 27, 2017 Vulcan Open, Asbury UMC, 6690 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, AL 35242, $1,200 Guaranteed, 5 Sections: PREMIERE (1800+), RESERVE (U1800), AMATEUR (Rating U1300) , ROOK (K-12; Rating U1000), NOVICE (K-12; Not USCF Rated) PREMIERE (1800+) (Minimum Rating 1750) Prizes: $445 100% Guaranteed. $200 $135 U2000: $110, Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/70;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9-12-3-6, Entry Fees: $40 , Register by email NLT the Wednesday before the tournament. Pay the early fee when you arrive. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted. USCF Required! Entries To:
Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 05/27/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10.
Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. RESERVE (U1800) Prizes: $395 100% Guaranteed. $170 $125 U1400: $100,  Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/70;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9-12-3-6, Entry Fees: $40 , Register by email NLT the Wednesday before the tournament. Pay the early fee. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted. USCF Required! Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 05/27/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry 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/70;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9-12-3-6, Entry Fees: $40 , Register by email NLT the Wednesday before the tournament. Pay the early fee. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted. USCF Required! Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 05/27/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. ROOK (K-12; Rating U1000) (K-12th grade students with USCF Rating U1000.) Prizes: Trophy: Top 3 Players; Medals: 4th thru 6th Place. Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/40;d5,  Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 9:10-10:30-12:30-1:45-3, Entry Fees: $20 , Register by email NLT the Wednesday before the tournament. Pay the early fee when you arrive. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted. USCF Required! Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 05/27/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. NOVICE (K-12; Not USCF Rated) (K-12th grade students without a USCF Rating.) Prizes: Trophy: Top 3 Players; Medals: 4th thru 6th Place. Format: 6 Round Swiss, G/20;d5, Not US Chess rated. Round Times: 9:10-10-11-12:45-1:30-2:15, Entry Fees: $20 , Register by email NLT the Wednesday before the tournament. Pay the early fee. Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 05/27/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10. Beginners are welcome to play and gain experience. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess.... For More Information:www.Facebook.com/CaesarLawrence.3/ E-mail:CaesarChess@gmail.com Official Web Site:http://www.AlabamaChess.orgNote:We are bringing the chess tournaments to the chess players! Other States Accepted.Event Limitations and Site Conditions:No Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible.

JUNE 9-11 OR 10-11   Scarlet Chess Club 10th Anniversary Open
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30
5SS, G/90 d10. Location: 2906 A St., Jonesboro, AR 72401. $5000 Guaranteed Prize Fund. 3 day option: Registration Friday 5pm -6pm. Gm 1 6pm G/90 d10, Gm 2 & 3 (merge with 2 day option on Saturday) 2 day option: Registration: Saturday 8am-9am. Gm 1 9am, Gm 2 (merge with 3 day players) & 3 Saturday 1pm and 4pm. Games 4 and 5 Sunday 9am and 2pm. 6 sections: Open $750-$500-$250; U 2000: $500-$250-$150; U 1800: $500-$250-$150; U 1600: $350-$150-$125; U 1400: $350-$150-$125; U 1200: $225-$125-$100. TD: Stephen Paulson Entry fee $85 on sight ($75 advanced by June 1) Make checks or money orders payable to Scarlet Chess Club and mail to Famous C. Taylor, 2010 Parkside Dr., Jonesboro, AR 72401, email: famousctaylorinc@yahoo.com, phone (870) 897-1616.

June 10-11, 2017 US Amateur South Championship 2017
Location: Lausanne Collegiate School 1381 West Massey Memphis, TN 38120
Format:  5SS, G/90 d5
3 Sections:  Championship U2200, Reserve U1600, Booster U1200
Awards:  Championship Section:  1st = "River Cup" trophy plus commemorative hat, 2nd - 5th places:  Plaque plus commemorative hat
                Reserve Section:  1st = Championship trophy plus commemorative hat, 2nd - 5th places = Plaque plus commemorative hat.
                Booster Section:  1st = Championship trophy plus commemorative hat, 2nd - 5th places = Plaque plus commemorative hat.
Entry Fee:  $40.00, $10.00 less to juniors under age 18 or seniors over age 60, $50.00 on-site
Registration:  On-Line = See shelbycountychess.com home page and click "More" and see the drop down menu
Registration:  On-Site =  9:00 am. - 9:45 am.
Check-In:        9:00 am. - 9:45 am.
Rounds:  Saturday 10 - 2 - 6, Sunday 10 - 2
Byes:  One requested half-point bye allowed, any round, must request before start of Round 2
Hotel Rates:  $119.00/suite, Homewood Suites, 7855 Wolf River Blve. Germantown, TN 38138, 901.751.2500, reserve by May 17th to ensure discounted rate.
Email Arlene Kleiman at midsouthchess@hotmail.com or mail registration to Shelby County Chess, Attn:  Amateur South, 1614 Vance Ave.,Memphis, TN 38104.

Jun 10, 2017 Huntsville Classic, UAHuntsville Campus, 1310 Ben Graves Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816, $1,200 Guaranteed, 5 Sections: PREMIERE (1800+), RESERVE (U1800), AMATEUR (Rating U1300) , ROOK (K-12; Rating U1000), NOVICE (K-12; Not USCF Rated) PREMIERE (1800+) (Minimum Rating 1750) Prizes: $445 100% Guaranteed. $200 $135 U2000: $110, Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/70;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9-12-3-6, Entry Fees: $40 , Register by email NLT the Wednesday before the tournament. Pay the early fee when you arrive. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted. USCF Required! Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 06/10/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10.
Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. RESERVE (U1800) Prizes: $395 100% Guaranteed. $170 $125 U1400: $100, Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/70;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9-12-3-6, Entry Fees: $40 , Register by email NLT the Wednesday before the tournament. Pay the early fee. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted. USCF Required! Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 06/10/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry 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/70;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9-12-3-6, Entry Fees: $40 , Register by email NLT the Wednesday before the tournament. Pay the early fee. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted. USCF Required! Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 06/10/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. ROOK (K-12; Rating U1000) (K-12th grade students with USCF Rating U1000.) Prizes: Trophy: Top 3 Players; Medals: 4th thru 6th Place. Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/40;d5, Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 9:10-10:30-12:30-1:45-3,  Entry Fees: $20 , Register by email NLT the Wednesday before the tournament. Pay the early fee when you arrive. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted. USCF Required! Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 06/10/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. NOVICE (K-12; Not USCF Rated) (K-12th grade students without a USCF Rating.) Prizes: Trophy: Top 3 Players; Medals: 4th thru 6th Place.  Format: 6 Round Swiss, G/20;d5, Not US Chess rated. Round Times: 9:10-10-11-12:45-1:30-2:15, Entry Fees: $20 , Register by email NLT the Wednesday before the tournament. Pay the early fee. Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 06/10/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10. Beginners are welcome to play and gain experience. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess.... For More Information:www.Facebook.com/CaesarLawrence.3/ E-mail:CaesarChess@gmail.com Official Web Site:http://www.AlabamaChess.orgNote:We are bringing the chess tournaments to the chess players! Other States Accepted.Event Limitations and Site Conditions:No Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible.

(Open & Scholastic) JUNE 9-11 OR 10-11 - FLORIDA - US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 - ChessStars Orlando Sunshine Open & Scholastic - FREE GM EF & Rooms - Rosen Plaza Hotel (across from Pointe Orlando), 9700 International Dr., Orlando 32819. $10,500/b150 (Scholastic=1/2). 80% Guaranteed. FIDE Rated (USCF Ratings used). 5SS, G/120 d5 (2-day. Rnd 1 G/60 d5). 4 Sections: Premier: $1200-700-400, U2200 $500-300-200, Top Woman $200, Top Senior 65+ $200; U2000: $800-500-300, U1800 $500-300-200, Top Woman $100, Top Senior 65+ $100; U1600: $800-500-300, U1400 $500-300-200, Top Woman $100, Top Senior 65+ $100; Scholastic U1200: $400-300-200, U1000 $200, U800 $100. Special Trophy to top each age "7 & under" thru 14 with at least 2 players. Unrateds limited to $100, unless Place prize in Premier. Rated players can play-up one section. Random Drawing Awards TBD. EF: $89, Scholastic U1200: EF: $45; After May 19, EF: $100 ($55 for Scholastic), plus $5 if paid onsite; FREE EF for GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs ($100 deducted from any prize won); FREE HOTEL ROOMS for Top 3 Rated GMs for 2 nights each. CFCC Memb EF discount: $10 ($5 for Jr/Sr). Event part of CFCC Grand Prix with $600 additional annual prizes. Reg.: ends 1/2 hr. before 1st Rd. Scholastic (Sat & Sun only). Rnd 1: 7pm Fri (or 10am Sat at G/60 d5). Reentry $40. Rds 2 thru 5: Sat 2 & 7, Sun 9 & 2. 1/2-pt. byes if req’d before Rnd 2 (max 2). PRIZE CEREMONY Sunday 7pm for all Prizes. CHESS STARS "Guess Your Moves & Win" Side Events: $300 prizes in each; Skyped GM Matches at G/20 d15; Saturday 1pm (price included in registration), Sunday 1pm EF $10 onsite; Register Online at ChessStars.com to waive all EFs for these events; Must have laptop, Ipad or equivalent to participate. HR: $99+Taxes, (800) 627-8258; (Mention "Chess") No Resort Fee, FREE WiFi & Fitness Cntr (with hotel room #), or http://tinyurl.com/June2017Hotel. Reserve by May 19. ($50 Cancellation administration fee.) Free SelfParking for all. Ent: CFCC, c/o Harvey Lerman, 921 N. Thistle Lane, Maitland, FL 32751 or online at https://onlineregistration.cc (by 6/8). Info: call (407)629-6946 (407-670-9304 onsite cell) or www.centralflchess.org.

JUNE 10 - TENNESSEE - US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6 - Rea Hayes Open Chess Tournament - 4SS, G/60 d5. Bethel Bible Village, 3001 Hamill Rd., Chattanooga (Hixson), TN 37342. $1,000 Guaranteed. Open: $250-150, Top A $75 if 2 or more players, Top B $75 if 2 or more players, Top U1600 $50. EF $30/40 at site. Reserve U1400 and below: $175-100, Top E $50 if 2 or more players, Top U1000 $45, Top Unrated $30. EF $25/35 at site. Rds.: 9:00, 11:15, 2:15, 4:30 Eastern. Ent/Info: Go to www.chattanoogachess.org or contact Malcolm Estrada, P. O. Box 1102, Chattanooga, TN 37401, 423-280-9526; or write to mrestrada111@comcast.net

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.
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