August 19-21 or 20-21 Georgia
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)
47th annual Southern Chess Congress. 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10). Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta GA 30303.
In 7 sections: Open Section: $2000-1000-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $800-400. FIDE-rated.Under 2200 Section: $1400-700-400-200.
Under 2000 Section: $1400-700-400-200.
Under 1800 Section: $1400-700-400-200.
Under 1600 Section: $1200-600-300-200.
Under 1400 Section: $800-500-300-200.
Under 1100 Section: $500-300-200-100, plaques to first 3, top Under 900, Under 700, Unrated.
Unrated may enter any section, with prize limits: U1100 $150, U1400 $300, U1600 $450, U1800 $600, or U2000 $750.
Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player “team” score: $800-400-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/20; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix points available.
Top 5 sections entry fee: $113 online at chessaction.com by 8/17, $120 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/15 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $118, 2-day $117 if check mailed by 8/10, $130 online until 2 hours before round 1 or at site.
Under 1400 Section entry fees: all $30 less than top 5 sections entry fee.
Under 1100 Section entry fees: all $60 less than top 5 sections entry fee.
No checks at site, credit cards OK. No mailed credit card entries.
Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. GMs free; $100 deducted from prize.
Online entry fee $3 less to MCA members.
All: Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. USCF membership required.
Ratings: August official USCF rating list used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings are usually used if otherwise unrated. Unofficial ratings are not used if you have an official rating.
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3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds. Sat. 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun. 10 am & 3:15 pm.
Half point byes OK all, limit 2; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
Hotel rates: $119-119-129, 404-659-6500, request chess rate, reserve by 8/5 or rate may increase. Special parking rate $11/day.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.