JULY 15   Alabama Dual-Rated State Chess Championship, US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6, 4SS, Game/45 + 10 second increment. Location: Evangel Church, 3975 Vaughn Rd., Montgomery, AL. Round times: 9:30, 11:30, 2:30, 4:30. Three sections: OPEN (b/20, 70%GTD): 1st $300, 2nd $150, U2000 $100. U1800 (b/20, 70%GTD): 1st $250, 2nd $150, U1500 $100. U1200 (b/20, 70%GTD): 1st $250, 2nd $150, U1000 $100. Trophies and Alabama titles to top Alabamian finishers. USCF and ACF required, OSA. EF (all sections): $30 by July 8, $35 thereafter or onsite (onsite registration 8:00-9:00AM) Registration: Send name, USCF ID, section and entry fee (payable to “Evangel Church”) to Doug Strout, 6000 Camelot Ct., Montgomery, AL 36117 (dtstrout@bellsouth.net).

JULY 21-23 OR 22-23 - FLORIDA - US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED) - 25th Annual Southern Open - 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Dr., Orlando 32819. Special parking $5/day. $15,000 guaranteed prizes. In 5 sections. Open: Open to all; U1800/Unr EF $50 more. $1800-900-500-300, clear/tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $600-300. Under 2100: $1200-600-300-200, top U1900/Unr $500-250. Under 1800: $1200-600-300-200, top U1600 (no unr) $400-200. Under 1500: $1000-500-300-200, top U1300 (no unr) $300-150. Under 1200: $600-300-200-100, plaques to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-300. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/22. Unrated prize limits: U1200 $100, U1500 $200, or U1800 $400. Top 4 sections EF: $105 online at chessaction.com by 7/19, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 7/12, all $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $100 deducted from prize. U1200 Section EF: all $40 less than above. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF with paper magazine, paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60; no Open to Open. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $105-105 (no resort fee), 1-800-421-8001, 407-351-2420; reserve by 7/6 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Refunds, $15 service charge. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

Free Chess Tournament at the Library!: July 22, 2017

John Hurt Memorial 14: July 29, 2017
Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104. 4SS; G/60;d5. Two sections: Open and U1600 Prizes: ($1000 b/25) Open: $300-200-100,U1600: $200-125-75;   Rounds: 9-12:30-3-5:30.  Open and U1600 Entry Fee: $40 by 07/22, $50 at door; MCC Members: $30 anytime. Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings); Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis TN. 38187.

Jul 29, 2017 Clarence Kalenian Classic * 3rd Annual, Westgate Church of Christ, 601 Westgate Pkwy, Dothan, AL 36303. $650.00 Guaranteed, 3 Sections: PREMIERE (Rating: 1700+), RESERVE (Rating: U1700), 4 Rounds Swiss, G/70; d5, PREMIERE (Rating: 1700+), Prizes: $350 100% Guaranteed. $150 $100 U1900: $100 Trophy: 1st Place each section. Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/70;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9-12-3-6, Entry Fees: $40 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before the tournament. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF Membership and ACF Membership for Alabama residents. Entries To:  Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 07/29/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10.
Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. RESERVE (Rating: U1700) Prizes: $300 100% Guaranteed. $125 $100 U1200: $75 Trophy: 1st Place each section.
Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/70;d5 Affects Regular rating only. Round Times: 9-12-3-6, Entry Fees: $40 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before the tournament. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF Membership and ACF Membership for Alabama residents.
Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 07/29/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10.
Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. Prizes: Trophy: 1st Place each section. Format:  4 Round Swiss, G/70; d5, Not US Chess rated. Round Times: 9-12-3-6
Entry Fees: , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before the tournament. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF Membership and ACF Membership for Alabama residents. Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: 07/29/2017 @ 8am til 8:30am. Late Entry Fee: Add $10. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess.  For More Information:www.DothanChessClub.blogspot.comE-mail:Caesar Lawrence - Tournament Director: CaesarChess@gmail.comOfficial Web Site:http://www.AlabamaChess.orgNote:We are bringing the chess tournaments to the chess players!!Event Limitations and Site Conditions:No Smoking. No Computers. Wheelchair Accessible.

Aug 12, 2017 Chris Bond Memorial - 13th Annual, Frazer UMC, 6000 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36117, $1,200 Guaranteed, 4 Sections: PREMIERE (Rating: 1800+), RESERVE (Rating: U1800), AMATEUR (Rating: U1300) , NOVICE (K-12 & Not Rated)4 Rounds Swiss, G/60; d5, PREMIERE (Rating: 1800+) Prizes: $445 100% Guaranteed. $200 $135 U2000 - $110, Format:  4 Round Swiss, G/60;d5,  Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 9-11:30-2:30-5, Entry Fees: $40 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before tournament day. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF and ACF for Alabama resdents - only. Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: Late REG: 12AUG2017 at 8am til 8:30am. Late Fee: Add $10. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. RESERVE (Rating: U1800) Prizes: $390 100% Guaranteed. $170 $125 U1400: $100
Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/60;d5 Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 9-11:30-2:30-5, Entry Fees: $40 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before tournament day. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF and ACF for Alabama resdents - only.
Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: Late REG: 12AUG2017 at 8am til 8:30am. Late Fee: Add $10.
Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. AMATEUR (Rating: U1300) Prizes: $360 100% Guaranteed. $140 $120 U1000: $100, Format: 4 Round Swiss, G/60;d5
Affects both Quick and Regular rating. Round Times: 9-11:30-2:30-5, Entry Fees: $40 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before tournament day. State Affiliate membership required, dues $10, Other state memberships accepted.USCF and ACF for Alabama resdents - only. Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: Late REG: 12AUG2017 at 8am til 8:30am. Late Fee: Add $10.
Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. NOVICE (K-12 & Not Rated) Prizes: Trophies: 1st thru 3rd Place. Medals: 4th thru 6th Place. Format: 6 Round Swiss, G/20;d5
Not US Chess rated. Round Times: 9-10-11-1-2-3, Entry Fees: $20 , Register via email at: CaesarChess@gmail.com by the Wednesday before tournament day. No memberships are needed for the Novice section players. Entries To: Caesar Chess, LLC 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204-202, Birmingham, AL 35244 On-site Reg: Late REG: 12AUG2017 at 8am til 8:30am. Late Fee: Add $10. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. For More Information:Visit www.Facebook.com/CaesarLawrence.3/E-mail:Caesar Lawrence - Tournament Director - CaesarChess@gmail.com Directions to site:From I-65: Take exit #173/North Blvd - go 8.5 miles and take the Atlanta Hwy exit. Turn left onto Atlanta Hwy - go 1 mile. From I-85 (Columbus, GA area): Take exit #11/Mitylene. Turn right onto Atlanta Hwy - go 4 miles. Official Web Site:http://www.AlabamaChess.orgNote:Chess tournaments are open to Public, Private, Charter, Military, and Home Schooled kids.Event Limitations and Site Conditions:No Smoking. No Computers.

AUGUST 25-27 OR 26-27 - INDIANA - US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED) - 12th annual Indianapolis Open - 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport, 2501 S. High School Rd. (off I-465 & Airport Expwy), Indianapolis, IN 46241. Free parking, free airport shuttle, free wireless, indoor pool, game room, fitness center. $$14,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 4 sections. Open: Open to all; EF $50 more if U1800/Unr. Prizes $2000-1000-600-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2200/Unr $800-400. Under 2000: $1400-700-400-200, top Under 1800 (no unr) $600-300. Under 1600: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1400 (no unr) $400-200. Under 1200: $700-400-200-100. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1600, or $500 U2000. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Top 3 sections EF: $108 online at chessaction.com by 8/23, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 8/16, all $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before rd. 1. GMs, IMs & GMs free; $90 deducted from prize. Under 1200 Section EF: all $40 less than above. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd 3. HR: $103-103, 1-800-227-6963, 317-236-7495; reserve by 8/11 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

Mike Barton Memorial 7:  September 16-17, 2017
$2000 in prizes based on 30 paid entries. 5SS, G/90 i30.  Site:IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104.  Two Sections: Open, 1st $650, 2nd 400, 3rd 200. Under 1600 1st $400, 250, 100. 
EF: $40 by 9/10; $50 at door.  MCC members $40 anytime. Masters: free entry with EF deducted from winnings.  Rounds: Saturday: 9-2-7; Sunday 9-2.  On site registration: 9/16; 7:30am-8:45am.  Send mail entries to:  MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187.  Special thanks to Carl Barton, Mike's brother, for donations helping make this memorial possible.
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