24th annual

SOUTHERN OPEN           

July 22-24 or 23-24, 2016
Wyndham Orlando Resort


      USCF Junior Grand Prix
July 22-24 or 23-24, Florida
        Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)
24th Annual Southern Open. 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 4 sections:
       Open Section:
 $2000-1000-500-300, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $800-400.
       Under 2100 Section:
$1500-800-400-200, top Under 1900/unr $600-300.
       Under 1700 Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1500 (no unr) $500-250, no unrated may win over $500.
       Under 1300 Section:
$800-400-200-150, top Under 1100 (no unr) $200-100, plaques to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated, no unrated may win over $200.
       If unrated prize
is limited, balance goes to next player(s) in line. 

        MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $800-400. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/23.

Top 3 sections entry fee: $105 online at chessaction.com by 7/20, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/18 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 7/13, all $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. Credit card entries not accepted by mail. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $100 deducted from prize.  

Under 1300 section entry fee: All $40 less than above.

USCF membership required. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.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 Open Section.

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, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

CCA electronic devices policies       Prizewinner tax info       Foreign player rating info

Hotel rates: $95-95 (no resort fee), 1-800-421-8001, 407-351-2420; reserve by 7/8 or rate may increase.


Room or travel sharing: Post a request to share on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum.  If you have trouble posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we will post it 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.   

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). 

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

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