MCC Weekend Calendar 2017-2018

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Chess organizers, please use the USCF Tournament Clearinghouses to plan future chess events.  Soon more social type sites like Facebook and Twitter will emerge to help plan for weekend events.

See a list of the Top Rated Players who are playing in our events.

Memphis Blitz Championship 2017: July 01, 2017

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: July 22, 2017
Site: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library,  3030 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38111;
(No USCF renewals offered at tournament site.)  Format: 5 Sections: O1599, U1600, U1200, U800, and Unrated!  3 Round Swiss, G/50;d5 (game in 50 minutes with five second delay);  Affects USCF Regular and Quick ratings.  Round Times:  10:35am and following rounds ASAP.
Registration: begins at 10am.  Please, bring chess sets, boards, and clocks.  Entry Fee: Free!  Newcomers,  who want to learn how to play chess, are welcome!

John Hurt Memorial 14: July 29, 2017
Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104. 4SS; G/60;d5. Two sections: Open and U1600 Prizes: ($1000 b/25) Open: $300-200-100,U1600: $200-125-75;   Rounds: 9-12:30-3-5:30.  Open and U1600 Entry Fee: $40 by 07/22, $50 at door; MCC Members: $30 anytime. Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings); Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis TN. 38187.

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: August 26, 2017

Mike Barton Memorial 7:  September 16-17, 2017
$2000 in prizes based on 30 paid entries. 5SS, G/90 i30.  Site:IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104.  Two Sections: Open, 1st $650, 2nd 400, 3rd 200. Under 1600 1st $400, 250, 100. EF: $40 by 9/10; $50 at door.  MCC members $40 anytime. Masters: free entry with EF deducted from winnings.  Rounds: Saturday: 9-2-7; Sunday 9-2.  On site registration: 9/16; 7:30am-8:45am.  Send mail entries to:  MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187.  Special thanks to Carl Barton, Mike's brother, for donations helping make this memorial possible.

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: September 23, 2017

Free Quick Chess Tournament at the Library!: October 07, 2017

58th Mid-South Open:  November 18-19, 2017
5ss, G120, d/5. 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 11, $60 late. MCC Members $50 anytime; Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings).  Rounds: Saturday: 9am-2pm-7pm;  Sunday: 9am-2pm.
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 18, 2017 - 7:30am-8:45am.  Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187.  Email: gpylant@gmail.com.  Use PayPal to enter on-line!

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: November 25, 2017

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: December 16, 2017

Memphis Candidates 2018:  January 20-21, 2018

5SS, G/120;d5 (5 round swiss pairing with game in 2 hours with 5 second delay).
Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104. 2 Sections: Open and Under 1500..  This event is USCF Regular Rated.  Entry Fee: $10 and MCC dues (Adults $30, Juniors Under 19 $20, Family membership $50).  On site registration begins Saturday: 7:30am-8:45am CST
Rounds:  Saturday 9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm, Sunday 9:00am, 2:00pm; Top 5 Open players qualify for City Championship with Graham Horobetz.  Top 6 U1500 qualify for Memphis Amateur Championship.  All players who play in Memphis Candidates 2018 get free entry into the Memphis Reserve section.  All 3 events will take place in Feb 2018.