Upcoming Tournaments

SEPTEMBER 1-3 or 2-3
2017 AMERICAN CHESS PROMOTIONS OPEN
20 Grand Prix points

5-SS, Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia 30341. $8,000 b/130, 50 percent guaranteed. In five sections. Championship: Limited to players above 1949 USCF. FIDE and USCF rated. $1,000-500-300, under 2100 $400-200. Under 1950: FIDE and USCF rated. Open to players from 1949 to 1700. $800-400-200. Under 1700: $800-400-200. Under 1500: $800-400-200. Under 1300: $600-300-200, under 1100 $200. Time Controls: Championship 40/90, SD/30, d5; U1950, U1700, U1500, U1300 each G/120, d5. Two-day schedule first round G/90, d5 all sections. Three-day schedule: Registration ends 6:15 p.m. Sept. 1. Rounds 7 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m. Two-day schedule: Registration ends 10 a.m. Sept. 2. First round 10:30 a.m., then merges with three-day. All: Unofficial uschess.org ratings used if otherwise unrated. Unrateds limited to no higher than second place in each section. Players may play up one section. Byes available in all rounds (limit two), must commit before first round. No cellphones in playing rooms. Entry fees: $79 three-day, $78 two-day if received by August 31, $85 at site. GMs and IMs free, $40 deducted from any prize. Unrateds $60. Juniors $5 off. Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. 2017 ACP Open registration now openLeft_Arrow_Red

SEPTEMBER 3
2017 AMERICAN CHESS PROMOTIONS OPEN SCHOLASTIC

4-SS, G/30 d5. Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, Georgia 30341. Entry fee: $29 by September 2, $33 at site. In three sections. Middle School K-8, Elementary K-6, and Primary K-3. Trophies to top seven, top unrated, top girl each section. Medals to every participant who does not get a trophy. Registration ends 10:30 a.m. Rounds: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., then as soon as possible. Special: A master or expert will be on hand for FREE analysis. Bring chess equipment, none supplied. No electronic communications devices permitted in playing rooms. Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. 2017 ACP Open Scholastic registration now openLeft_Arrow_Red

SEPT. 29 – OCT. 1 or SEPT. 30 – OCT. 1
44TH ANNUAL LIPKIN/PFEFFERKORN OPEN
20 Grand Prix points

5-SS. The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, 420 High Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101. 1-(336)-777-3000. In six sections. $11,000 based on 165 entries; 65 percent guaranteed. Championship: Limited to players above 1949 USCF. FIDE and USCF rated. $1,200-600-300-200; under 2200 $600-300-200. Under 2000: $800-400-200-125, under 1900 $100. Under 1800: $800-400-200-125, under 1700 $100. Under 1600: $800-400-200-125, under 1500 $100. Under 1400: $600-400-200-125, under 1300 $100. Under 1200: $500-250-150, under 1000 $250-150. Time Controls: Championship 40/90, SD/30, d10; other sections G/120, d5. Two-day schedule first round G/90, d5 all sections. Entry fees: $93 three-day, $92 two-day by Sept. 28, $99 at site. Juniors $6 less, unrateds $65, GMs, IMs, WGMs, and WIMs free, with $60 deducted from any prize won. Re-entry (not available in Championship) $65. Unrateds must play in Under 2000 or Under 1800 and can win only 50 percent of any prize. Three-day schedule: Registration ends 7 p.m. Sept. 29, rounds 7:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m. Two-day schedule: Registration ends 10 a.m. Sept. 30., first round 10:30 a.m., then merges with three-day. Half-point byes available all rounds (limit two), must request before first round, no changes. Hotel: $99, must book by September 15 to be guaranteed a room. Mention LPO or chess tournament. Florida State football in town! Reserve early. Room
comes with FREE hot breakfast! Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. 44th Annual LPO registration now openLeft_Arrow_Red

OCTOBER 1
2017 LIPKIN/PFEFFERKORN OPEN SCHOLASTIC

4-SS, G/30 d5. The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, 420 High Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101. Entry fee: $29 by September 30, $33 at site. In three sections. Middle School K-8, Elementary K-6, and Primary K-3. Trophies to top seven, top unrated, top girl each section. Medals to every participant who does not get a trophy. Registration ends 10:30 a.m. Rounds: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., then as soon as possible. Info: (478) 973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. 2017 LPO Scholastic registration now openLeft_Arrow_Red

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