Refunds will be credited back to the cards used to enter.

This may take several weeks, because we have other tournaments to refund as well, including one with 1000 advance entries.

18th annual


March 27-29 or 28-29, 2020
Wyndham Orlando Resort 

March 27-29 or 28-29                                                              Florida
                             US Chess Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced)
18th Annual Southern Class Championships. 5SS, Master G/100+30, other sections 40/100, SD/30 d10.  2-day option in all, rds 1-2 G/60 d10, Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819. Free parking.  

In 7 sections:
       Master Section
(2200/up):  $1600-800-400-300, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus. FIDE rated.
       Expert Section
(2000-2199): $1200-700-400-200.
       Class A Section (1800-1999/Unr): $1200-700-400-200.
       Class B Section
(1600-1799/Unr): $1200-700-400-200, unrated limit $400.
       Class C Section (1400-1599/Unr): $
1000-500-300-200, unrated limit $300.
       Class D Section (1200-1399/Unr):
$1000-500-300-200, unrated limit $200.
       Class E Section (Under 1200/Unr):
$600-400-200-100, unrated limit $100.
Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $500-300-200. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 3/28.

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

Top 6 sections entry fee: $118 online at by 3/25, 3-day $123, 2-day $122 if check mailed by 3/18, $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, 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.
Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Master Section must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Foreign player rating info                    Prizewinner tax info                CCA electronic devices policies

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 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: $134-134-134-134 (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 3/13 or rate may increase. Note that if you see lower rates than the chess rate, they probably do not include a required resort fee.


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

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

Entry: or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:,,, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at (online entries posted instantly).

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

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