MCC Weekend Calendar 2018 -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.

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! 

59th Mid-South Open: November 17-18, 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 Nov 10, $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 17, 2018 - 7:30am-8:45am.  Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187.  You can pay the early entry fee with PayPal until registration end time on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  This event is USCF rated.

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: November 24, 2018; This event is USCF rated.

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: December 15, 2018; This event is USCF rated.

Memphis Candidates 2019: January 19-20, 2019

Site: TBA

5SS, G/120;d5 (5 round swiss pairing with game in 2 hours with 5 second delay). 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 Alexander King. Top 6 U1500 qualify for Memphis Amateur Championship. All players who play in Memphis Candidates 2019 get free entry into the 2019 Memphis Reserve Open. All 3 events will take place March 2019!