March 15-17 or 16-17, 2019
Wyndham Orlando Resort
Top 6 sections entry fee: $118 online at chessaction.com by 3/13, 3-day $123, 2-day $122 if check mailed by 3/6, $130 (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 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 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 & 3:30 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rounds Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Master Section must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
PLAYERS MAY NOT POSSESS CELLPHONES DURING PLAY. Please leave your phone home, or in your hotel room or car, or in a bag at your table.
For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other over the board ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF. No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.
Ratings: March official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings, adjusted if necessary, may be used if higher than USCF. See also above.
Hotel rates: $130-130-130-130 (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 3/1 or rate may increase. Note that if you see lower rates than the chess rate, they probably do not include a required resort fee.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS (link is not set up yet)
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
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.