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47th Annual Southern Congress

  • August 19, 2016
  • 7:00 PM
  • August 21, 2016
  • Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE., Atlanta 30303

*this is not a GCA tournament. please contact Continental Chess to register for this event*


47th annual Southern Chess Congress

A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

Aug. 19-21 or 20-21   


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (Enhanced)

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE., Atlanta 30303. $$ 20,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND. In 7 sections: Premier: Open to 1900/above. $2000-1000-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE. Under 2200: $1400-700-400-200. Under 2000: $1400-700-400-200. Under 1800:$1400-700-400-200. Under 1600: $1200-700-400-200. Under 1400: $800-500-300-200. Under 1100: $500-300-200-100, plaques to first 3, top U900, U700, Unrated Prize limits: Unrated may not win over $150 in U1100, $300 U1400, $450 U1600, $600 U1800, or $750 U2000. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register at site (no extra fee) before 2 pm 8/20; teammate pairings avoided but possible. Top 5 sections EF: $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 mailed by 8/10, $130 online until 2 hours before rd. 1 or at site. GMs free; $100 deducted from prize. U1400 Section EF: all $30 less than top 5 sections EF. U1100 Section EF: all $60 less than top 5 sections EF. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 yr USCF dues with 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. Re-entry $60; not available in Premier Section. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:152-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15Byes: OK all, limit 2; Premier must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $119-119, 404-659-6500, request chess rate, reserve by 8/5 or rate may increase. Special parking rate $11 (50% off regular rate). Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.comEnt: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.comchesstour.info347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


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