MCC Weekend Calendar 2019

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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.

Bluff City Open: April 20-21, 2019

Site: IBEW, 1870 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104; 5SS, G/90;+30. Five round Swiss Pairing System with a time control of game in 90 minutes with a 30 second increment (Fischer method). Three Sections: Open, U1700, and U1000.  $1400 Prizes are based on 45 paid entries in top 2 sections.  Open $500, $250, $150. U1700 $300, $150, $50. Entry Fee: $30 early by April 13, $40 late. MCC Members $30 anytime; Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings). On-line entries per PayPal are accepted until registration end time on Saturday at 8:45am. 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: April 20 - 7:30am-8:45am.

Chess Day at the Cordova Library: April 27, 2019

Site: Cordova Library, 8457 Trinity Rd, Cordova, TN 38018; No USCF renewals offered at tournament site. Format: 3 Sections: Open, U1000, and Unrated! 4 Round Swiss, G/35;d5 (game in 35 minutes with five second delay); This event is USCF Dual rated (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!

Pawn Power 15: May 18, 2019

Site: IBEW, 1870 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104; Three sections: USCF Rated!
Open: ($500 b/20): $200-150-75, U1800: $75. 4-SS, G/75; d5. U1500: ($375 b/20): $150-100-50, U1200: $75. 4-SS, G/75; d5. Open and U1500 Entry Fee: $30 by 05/11, $40 at door; MCC Mbrs $30 anytime. Masters: free; Round Schedule: 9-12:30-3-5:30.  U1000 Trophy Section: 4SS, G/45 d5;
Entry Fee: $15. Trophies for top 3 overall, top U800 and top U600. Round 1 at 9am, next rounds ASAP. Mail entries: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187.  Onsite registration (05/18): 7:30am-8:45am. Please, bring chess sets, boards, and clocks. Use PayPal to join up to registration time to get reduced Entry Fee!

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: June 08, 2019

Site: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library - Memphis Public Library, 3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111; No USCF renewals are offered at tournament site.  Format: 2 Sections: Open and U1000
4 Round Swiss, G/20;d5 (game in 20 minutes with five second delay); Affects USCF Quick ratings.
Round Times: 1:35pm and following rounds ASAP. Registration: begins at 1pm.
Please, bring chess sets, boards, and clocks. Entry Fee is Free!  Newcomers who want to learn how to play chess are welcome! Special Unrated section will be available.

John Hurt Memorial 16:  June 15, 2019  (tentative awaiting approval from MCC board)

4SS; G/60;d5. Two sections: Open and U1600; Site: IBEW, 1870 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104; Prizes: ($1000 based on 25 paid EFs) Open: $300-200-100,U1600: $200-125-75; Rounds: 9-12:30-3-5:30. Open and U1600 Entry Fee: $30 by 06/8, $40 at door, MCC members $30 anytime, Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings);   Special 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: 06/15:7:30am - 8:45am.  Use PayPal to enroll up to registration time on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Hot Summer Swiss:  July 20, 2019  (tentative awaiting approval from MCC board)

4SS; G/60;d5. Site: IBEW, 1870 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104; Two sections: Open and U1600 Prizes: ( $1000 based on 25 paid EFs ) Open: $300-200-100,U1600: $200-125-75; Rounds: 9-12:30-3-5:30. Open and U1600 Entry Fee: $30 by 07/13, $40 at door, MCC members $30 anytime, Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings); Special 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: 07/20:7:30am - 8:45am.  This event is USCF Dual Rated.

Ivory Pawn:  August 10-11, 2019  (tentative awaiting approval from MCC board)

Site: Memphis Chess Club, 195 Madison Avenue, Memphis TN 38103. 5SS, G/90;+30. Five round Swiss Pairing System with a time control of game in 90 minutes with a 30 second increment (Fischer method). 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: $30 early by Aug 03, $40 late. MCC Members $30 anytime; Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings). On-line entries per PayPal are accepted until registration end time on Saturday at 8:45am. 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: Saturday, Aug 10 - 7:30am-8:45am.

Oran Quintrell Memorial 2:  September 14-15, 2019  (tentative awaiting approval from MCC board)

Site: Memphis Chess Club, 195 Madison Avenue, Memphis TN 38103. 5SS, G/90;+30. Five round Swiss Pairing System with a time control of game in 90 minutes with a 30 second increment (Fischer method). 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: $30 early by Sep 07, $40 late. MCC Members $30 anytime; Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings). On-line entries per PayPal are accepted until registration end time on Saturday at 8:45am. 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: Saturday, Sep 14 - 7:30am-8:45am.

National Chess Day!:  October 12, 2019 (tentative awaiting approval from MCC board)

Site: Memphis Chess Club, 195 Madison Avenue, Memphis TN 38103.  4SS, G 30, d/5. Prizes based on 30 paid entries: $150, 100, 75, 50, 25. Class prizes: B,C, D/E $50 each. EF: $20 by Oct 05, $30 late. MCC members $20 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.

60th Mid-South Open: November 23-24, 2019 (tentative awaiting approval from MCC board)

Site: Memphis Chess Club, 195 Madison Avenue, Memphis TN 38103.  5SS, G/90;+30. $$2700 Guaranteed in two sections. Open: $$ 500-250-150, Expert and A each 150-75. U1800: $300-150-125, C, D, E each 75-25. Both EF $30 if received by 11/15; $40 at the door.  MCC members $30 anytime.  Masters free entry, taken from winnings. Unrateds are eligible only for top place prizes in Open Section. On site registration 11/23: 7:30am-8:45am. Rounds: 9-2-7; 9-2.