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.

2018 City, Amateur, and Reserve Championships: March 17-18, 2018

Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104.  City Closed and Amateur Closed Under 1500: 6 person round robin. Reserve: 5SS (Five round Swiss Pairing System). Time Control: G/120;d5 (game in 2 hours with 5 second delay).  Rounds 9-2-7, 9-2.  On site registration begins Saturday: 7:30am-8:45am CST.  Prizes:To be announced! Entry Fee: $10 plus MCC dues(Adults $30, Under 19: $20 Family $50). This event is USCF Regular Rated.  Free to all who played in Memphis Candidates 2018!

Free Quick Chess Tournament at the Library!: March 31, 2018

Site:  Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, 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.

Chess Day at the Cordova Library: April 21, 2018

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!

Bluff City Open: May 19-20, 2018

5SS, G120, d/5. Five round Swiss Pairing System with a time control of game in 2 hours with a 5 second delay (Bronstein method). 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 May 12, $60 late. MCC Members $50 anytime; Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings).  On-line entries per PayPal are accepted until registration end time on Saturday at 8:45am.  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: May 19, 2018 - 7:30am-8:45am.  Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187.

Free Quick Chess Tournament at the Library!: June 16, 2018

John Hurt Memorial 15:  June 30, 2018

Site: IBEW  1870 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104.
4SS; G/60;d5. 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: $40 by 06/23, $50 at door, MCC members $40 anytime, Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings);   On site Registration: 06/30:7:30am - 8:45am.  You can pay the early entry fee with PayPal until registration end time on Saturday.

Hot Summer Swiss:  July 21, 2018

Site: IBEW  1870 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104.
4SS; G/60;d5. 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: $40 by 07/14, $50 at door, MCC members $40 anytime,  Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings);    On site Registration: 07/21:7:30am - 8:45am.  You can pay the early entry fee with PayPal until registration end time on Saturday. 

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: August 18, 2018

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: November 24, 2018

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: December 15, 2018