December 16, 2017 Free Chess Tournament at the Library! Memphis, TN  (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!

Jan 5 - 7, 2018 3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Chess Tournament,Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, 2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, 3500.00 Guaranteed, 3 Sections: Open, Amateur U1800, Novice U12005 Rounds Swiss, Open, Prizes: $600 $200 Expert, A and below, 1st $300, 2nd $100, Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/120;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm, Sunday 9 am, Entry Fees: $30 if mailed or on line by 12/22/17, $40 later or at site. Online at tnchess.us or send to Harry D Sabine, PO Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557 State Affiliate membership required, dues TCA $10.00 TN residents only. Entries To: On-site Reg: Friday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Amateur U1800, Prizes: $300 $100 Class C, Class D and Below, 1st $300, 2nd $100, Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/90;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm, Sunday 9 am, Entry Fees: $30 if mailed or on line by 12/22/17, $40 later or at site. Online at tnchess.us or send to Harry D Sabine, PO Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557 State Affiliate membership required, dues TCA $10.00 TN residents only. Entries To: On-site Reg: Friday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST, Novice U1200, Prizes:
$150 $100 Class F, Class G and below, Unrated, 1st $100, 2nd $50 Unrated eligible for unrated prize only. Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/90;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm, Sunday 9 am, Entry Fees: $30 if mailed or on line by 12/22/17, $40 later or at site. Online at tnchess.us or send to Harry D Sabine, PO Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557 State Affiliate membership required, dues TCA $10.00 TN residents only. Entries To: On-site Reg: Friday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST, E-mail:Harry Sabine (931)484-9593 or (931)261-8440Note:Hotel: Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, 2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN 800-365-5996 $77 plus tax Thurs through Sunday only. Reserve by 12/15/2017. Ask for TN Chess rate or online under Special Codes enter Group Code 180104SMCT.Event Limitations and Site Conditions:No Smoking. Wheelchair Accessible. Grand Prix DisclaimerThe Grand Prix information shown here is based on information provided by the organizer and may be subject to change. All Grand Prix events are required to have a TLA in the Grand Prix section of Chess Life. Please check Chess Life for official World Chess Live Grand Prix information and rules.

Jan 20 - 21, 2018 Memphis Candidates 2018, IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, 2 Sections: Open, Under 16005 Rounds Swiss, G/120;d5, Open, Prizes:
Top 5 Open players qualify for City Championship with Graham Horobetz. Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/120;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Entry Fees: Entry Fee: $10 and MCC dues (Adults $30, Juniors Under 19 $20, Family membership $50). Entries To: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187, Online entries to http://www.memphischess.com/candidates2018.html  All players who play in Memphis Candidates 2018 get free entry into the Memphis Reserve section. The 2018 City Championship, Memphis Amateur Champion, and Memphis Reserve will take place in February 2018.  Under 1600, Prizes: Top 6 U1500 qualify for Memphis Amateur Championship. Format: 5 Round Swiss, G/120;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Entry Fees: Entry Fee: $10 and MCC dues (Adults $30, Juniors Under 19 $20, Family membership $50).
Entries To: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187 Online entries to http://www.memphischess.com/candidates2018.html  All players who play in Memphis Candidates 2018 get free entry into the Memphis Reserve section. The 2018 City Championship, Memphis Amateur Champion, and Memphis Reserve will take place in February 2018. Byes:Only zero point byes are allowed.E-mail:gpylant@gmail.comOfficial Web Site:http://memphischess.comEvent Limitations and Site Conditions:No Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible.
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