Area Events

In Arkansas

December 1: QUADS, Beebe
All players are placed in quads and will compete in 3 rounds against the others in their Quad (group of 4) 
LocationBeebe American Legion Post 91, 115 Illinois St, Beebe, AR
Registration 8-8:50 AM (register by email or phone by the previous Thursday and be eligible for a surprise drawing!)
Two Sections: Open – 3 RR, G/90;d5 or Novice – 3RR, G/30;d5
1)   Open: EF:$10. $$G $30. Rds. 9AM, 1 PM & 4:30PM/ASAP
2. Novice (unrated, under 1200 rating or provisional players): EF:$5. $$G $15 prize, Rds 9 AM, 10:30AM & Noon/ASAP
​  Coffee (for adults) and water provided FREE!
Free Wi-Fi!
TABLES AND SEATING ARE LIMITED – REGISTER TODAY!
THESE ARE United States Chess Federation (USCF) RATED EVENTS 
USCF mbrshp required to play and available by phone or on-line at www.uschess.org – credit card required.
Contact Paul Hill for more info: ahillsview@gmail.com or 501-882-9301


1st Annual Arkansas Closed Chess Championship

February 16 & 17, 2019

at the Ganus Activity Center on Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas 72143
This is a CLOSED event, open ONLY to Arkansas Chess Association members
80% of entry fees is GUARANTEED in each bracket

Prize Fund: The winner of the top bracket will be the winner of the 2019 Closed Championship trophy & title. Each 6-man bracket will return NLT 80% of it’s entry fees – 50% to 1st place and 30% to 2nd place. Further prizes will be announced as fund-raising continues…

Awards: Trophy or plaque for 1st place in each bracket and 2nd place in top bracket only.

Format: a series of 6-man Round Robin events, sorted by current USCF rating into brackets. The top six players will be in the first (and all subsequent) bracket, playing five rounds against every other player in that bracket (think of it as a Quad with 2 more players and 2 more rounds). The final/lowest bracket may be modified to a Swiss as needed.

Registration: Saturday 8-8:45AM.

Time Control: G/90 5d

Round Times: Saturday: 9:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 5:30 PM. Sunday: 12:00 PM, 3:30 PM

NO BYES IN ROUND ROBIN PLAY! (miss a round – take the loss)

Entry Fees: $40 entry fee if RECEIVED by February 9th. $50 fee if received by February 15th. $60 entry fee at the tournament site/day of event – CASH ONLY! ENTER EARLY! USCF and ACA membership required. USCF available on-line or by phone through the USCF. ACA memberships will be available at the event.

Contact Info – Entries to: make checks payable to Paul Hill, 611 W. Mississippi St. Beebe, AR 72012. 501-882-9301. ahillsview@gmail.com. Other payment options may be forthcoming soon…

Lodging: many local options. More info/discounts may be announced soon!


From Memphis Chess Club’s Website

October 5-7 OR 6-7, 2018, 27th annual Midwest Class Championships, ––––––––––ILLINOIS–A Heritage Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix! US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED)
 
5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60 d10). Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south). Free parking. $20,000 guaranteed prizes.. In 7 sections. Premier (1900/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE. 1700-2099: $1400-700-400-200. 1500-1899/Unr: $1400-700-400-200. 1300-1699/Unr: $1300-700-400-200. 1100-1499/Unr: $1200-600-400-200. Under 1300/Unr: $1000-500-300-200. Under 1100/Unr: $500-300-200-100, plaques to top 3, top U900, U700, U500, Unrated. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 10/6. Unrated prize limits: $100 U1100, $200 U1300, $300 1100-1499, $400 1300-1699, $600 1500-1899. Top 6 sections EF: $113 online at chessaction.com by 10/3, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 mailed by 9/26, all $130 at site, or online until 2 hrs before round 1. Under 1100 EF: all $50 less than above. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online EF $5 less to ICA members; join/renew at il-chess.org. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 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 $50; not available in Premier. GMs $100 from prize. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; Premier must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $113-113-113-113, 800-937-8461,847-777-6500, reserve by 9/21 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none
supplied.

 
National Chess Day!:  October 13, 2018

4SS, G/30; d/5. Site: The Connection Tutoring Center, 4726 Poplar Ave #7, Memphis, TN 38117. Prizes based on 30 paid entries: $150, 100, 75, 50, 25. Class prizes: B,C, D/E $50 each. EF: $25 by Oct 06, $35 late. MCC members $25 anytime. Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings). Rds start at 3:00pm and other rds ASAP. Registration starts at 2:30pm. Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis TN 38187.   This event is USCF Dual rated.  Free Side event:  Living Chess Game in parking lot!  Use PayPal to join up to registration on Saturday with early reduced Entry Fee!

 
October 13, 2018, 2018–Cumberland County Fall Open – National Chess Day ––––––––––CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE
 
Site: Cumberland Co. Community Complex, 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville, TN 38555. $420 guaranteed prize fund. In 2 Sections, Open: 4SS, G/60 d5, $$: $75. $30-X,A,B,C,D/Below. Amateur: 4SS, G/60 d5, Open to U1200 & under. $$: $75. $30-F,G,H/Below,UNR UNR eligible for unrated prize only. ALL: EF: $15 if mailed by 10/8, $20 later or at site. Memb. Req’d: TCA $10 TN residents only. ENT: Harry D. Sabine, P. O. Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557. http://www.cumberlandcountychess.org/tournaments. INFO: http://www.cumberlandcountychess.org or Harry at 931-261-8440. W.

 
October 13, 2018,   National Chess Day Scholastic – A Charity Event! ––––––––ALABAMA
 
5SS, TC: G/30, d5. Brookwood Village. 780 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209. Rated: Rook (K-12), EF: $20. Not Rated: Novice (6th-12th) and Primary (K-5th): EF: $20, if mailed by OCT 6th. Trophy: 1st-3rd, Medals 4th – 6th. Late REG.: OCT 13th at 8AM; Late Fee: Add $10 more. Rds.: 9-10-11-1-2. Checks payable to: Caesar Chess. Proceeds goes to Children’s of Alabama. ENT: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244. Info: CaesarChess@gmail.com; http://www.AlabamaChess.org.

 
October 27-28, 2018, 2018–Mississippi State Championship, –––––––––––––––––MISSISSIPPI, Tentative Date, Details to be Announced, (Was a CLOSED Event Last Year

 
November 9-11 OR 10-11, 2018,  27th annual Kings Island Open,–––––––––––––OHIO, A Heritage Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix! US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
 
5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Embassy Suites Cincinnati NE, 4554 Lake Forest Dr., Blue Ash, OH 45242 (I-71 to Exit 15 or I-275N to Exit 47). Free parking. $$ 30,000 based on 350 paid entries (GMs, re-entries & U1000 Section count as half entries); minimum $24,000 (80% each prize) guaranteed. 7 sections: Major (1800/up): $3000-1500-700-500-300, clear/tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300 $1600-800. FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1900: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1700: $1800-900-500-300-200. Under 1500: $1500-800-400-300-200. Under 1250: $1200-600-400-300-200. Under 1000: $800-400-250-150-100. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 11/10; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles. Unrated prize limits: U1000 $100, U1250 $200, U1500 $300, U1700 $400, U1900 $600. Balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: $118 online at chessaction.com by 11/7, 3-day $123, 2-day $122 mailed by 10/31, $140 at site or online until 2 hrs before rd. 1. GMs, $100 from prize. Under 1000 Section EF: all $40 less than above. OCA members: online EF $5 less.. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $60; not available in Major. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry- online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. Byes: OK all; limit 2, Major must commit by rd. 2, others by rd. 3. HR: Suite with king bed & queen couch/bed $107, suite with 2 beds & queen couch/bed $117, more than 2 in room $10 more each additional. Free hot breakfast for all room occupants, free wifi. Up to 4 allowed in king suite, to 6 in larger suite. 513-733-8900, reserve by 11/1 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve through chesstour.com. Car rental is easiest & cheapest transportation from Cincinnati Airport. Ent: Chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Chesstour.com, Director@Chess.US, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click on “entry list” after entry). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, reg. by 9:15 pm.

 
November 17-18, 2018   59th Mid-South Open, *****MEMPHIS*****–A Heritage Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix! US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
 
5SS, G/120 d5. Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. Three Sections: Open, U1700, and U1000. $1700 Prizes are based on 35 paid entries in top 2 sections. Open: $550, $300, $200. U1700: $350, $200, $100. Entry Fee: $50 early by Nov 10, $60 late. MCC Members $50 anytime; Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings). Use PayPal to pay early EF up to registration time on Saturday! http://www.memphischess.com/midsouth59.html Rounds: 9-2-7; 9-2. U1000 Trophy Section: 4SS, G/45 d5; Saturday only; Entry Fee: $15. Trophies for top 3 overall, top U800 and top U600. Round 1 at 9am, next rounds ASAP (as soon as possible). On-site Registration: November 17, 2018 – 7:30am-8:45am. Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187. Email: gpylant@gmail.com.