16th annual

SOUTHERN CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS

March 16-18 or 17-18, 2018
Wyndham Orlando Resort 

$15,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES
March 16-18 or 17-18                                                              Florida
                         Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 60 (enhanced)
16th 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; free with guest room.  

In 7 sections:
       Master Section
(2200/up):  $1400-700-400-300, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus.
       Expert Section
(2000-2199): $1200-600-300-200.
       Class A Section (1800-1999/Unr): $1200-600-300-200.
       Class B Section
(1600-1799/Unr): $1200-600-300-200, 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):
$500-300-200-100, 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 3/17.
 

       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: $108 online at chessaction.com by 3/14, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 if check mailed by 3/7, $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $100 deducted from prize.  

Class E Section entry fee: All $30 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 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.
All:
Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Master Section must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Hotel rates: $127-127-127-127 (no resort fee), includes resort fee benefits (wireless & entertainment in room, parking, use of fitness center, etc.), 1-800-421-8001, 407-351-2420; reserve by 3/2 or rate may increase.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

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

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

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

Foreign player rating info     CCA electronic devices policies     Prizewinner tax info

Entry:
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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