21st annual


July 26-28 or 27-28, 2013
At Wyndham Orlando Resort- popular site with low room rates!

New Mixed Doubles prizes!

       Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix
July 26-28 or 27-28, Florida
        Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced)
21st Annual Southern Open. 5SS, 40/110, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/90, d5), Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819. Free parking.  Prizes $16,000 based on 200 paid entries (re-entries and $50 off entries count half), $12,000 (75% of each prize) minimum guaranteed.

EARLY FINISH: Latest time that play can end for the day is an hour earlier than past years on Friday & Saturday, two hours earlier on Sunday. 

In 5 sections:
       Open Section:
  $2000-1000-500-300, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $800-400. FIDE rated.
       Under 2100 Section:
$1400-700-400-200, top Under 1900 (no unr) $500.
       Under 1800 Section: $1400-700-400-200, top Under 1600 (no unr) $500, no unrated may win over $500.
       Under 1500 Section:
$1200-600-300-200, top Under 1300 (no unr) $400, no unrated may win over $300.
       Under 1200 Section:
$600-300-200-100, trophies to top Under 1000, Under 800, Unrated.  No unrated may win over $150.  
       If unrated prize
is limited, balance goes to next player(s) in line. 

        NEW 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 at site (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible.

Top 4 sections entry fee: $105 online at chessaction.com by 7/24, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/24 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 7/17, all $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before game. Credit card entries not accepted by mail. GMs free; $100 deducted from prize.  

Under 1200 section entry fee: All $50 less than above.

All sections: Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. online at chessaction.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15.  Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section.

3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rounds Fri 7 pm, Sat 12 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 9 am, rounds Sat 10 am, 2 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Hotel rates: $75-75 (no resort fee), 1-800-421-8001, 407-351-2420; reserve by 7/12 or rate may increase.
Room sharing:
If you want to share a room to save money, see or post this on the CCA FORUM, or email us at DirectorAtChess.US and ask us to post for you.

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

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

July official USCF rating list used, but unofficial ratings at uschess.org are usually used for players who would otherwise be unrated.  Foreign player rating info.

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

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