July 27-29 or 28-29, 2018, Florida
Wyndham Orlando Resort
Top 4 sections entry fee: $113 online at chessaction.com by 7/25, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 mailed by 7/12, all $130 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $100 deducted from prize.
Under 1200 section entry fee: All $40 less than above.
USCF membership required. Special 1 year USCF dues with 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 to go from Major to Major.
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: July (not June) 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.
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, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
Hotel rates: $112-112 (no resort fee), 1-800-421-8001, 407-351-2420; reserve by 7/12 or rate may increase.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
or travel sharing:
Post a request to share on the
USCF "All Things
have trouble posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we will
post it for you.
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).