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.

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: December 16, 2017 (Note: Format has changed.)
Site: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library,  3030 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38111; 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.  Special Prizes:  Top Open and U1000 get free entry into Memphis Candidates 2018:  January 20-21, 2018; 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!

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 of 2018 City, Amateur, and Reserve Championships.  All 3 events will take place March 17-18, 2018 at the IBEW.  This event is USCF Regular Rated.

Free Quick Chess Tournament at the Library!: February 10, 2018

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.

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

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

More details will appear soon!

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

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