15th annual


March 24-26 or 25-26, 2017
Wyndham Orlando Resort 

March 24-26 or 25-26                                                              Florida
                         Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 60 (enhanced)
15th Annual Southern Class Championships. 5SS, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819. Special parking $5.  

In 7 sections:
       Master Section
(2200/up):  $1400-700-400-300, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus.
       Expert Section
(2000-2199): $1000-500-300-200.
       Class A Section (1800-1999/Unr): $1000-500-300-200.
       Class B Section
(1600-1799/Unr): $1000-500-300-200, unrated limit $500.
       Class C Section (1400-1599/Unr): $
1000-500-300-200, unrated limit $300.
       Class D Section (1200-1399/Unr):
$800-400-200-100, unrated limit $200.
       Class E Section (Under 1200/Unr):
$500-250-150-100, unrated limit $100.
Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $400-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 3/25.

       If unrated prizewinner
is limited, balance goes to next player(s) in line.
       Rated players may play up one section. 

Top 6 sections entry fee: $103 online at chessaction.com by 3/22, $105 phoned to 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions) by 3/20, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if check mailed by 3/15, $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs & IMs free; $90 deducted from prize.  

Class E Section entry fee: All $40 less than above.

All sections: Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. online at chesstour.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15.  Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60; not available in Master Section.  USCF membership required.

3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rounds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 10 am, rounds Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Master Section must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Hotel rates: $119-119-119-119 (no resort fee), 1-800-421-8001, 407-351-2420; reserve by 3/10 or rate may increase.


Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

March official USCF rating list used.  Unofficial web ratings used if otherwise unrated.

Foreign player rating info     CCA electronic devices policies     Prizewinner tax info

chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.us, www.chesstour.com, chesstour.info, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).

BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday 9:30 pm; enter by 9:15 pm.

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