6th Annual Ron Simpson

Coverage Completed: March 8-10, 2019 from Greensboro, North Carolina

 

6th Annual Ron Simpson Memorial Chess Tournament
March 8 – 10, 2019
Embassy Suites Hotel (336) 668-4535
204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409

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5-round swiss, Game 120/d5;   (Rd. 1 of 2-day schedule is: G90/d5)
Special "Saturday only" scholastic for kids rated U1000 (4-round swiss; G30/d5)
 
Sections: Championship (Under 2200 and U2000 class prizes)
                    U1800 (Under 1600 class prizes)
                    U1400 (Under 1200 class prizes)
                    Saturday Scholastic (2 sections divided by USCF rating)
 
Schedule: 3-day (Fri. - 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m., 2 p.m.)
                    2-day (Sat. - 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m., 2 p.m.)
                    Scholastic (Sat. – 10:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 1:45 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.)
 
Byes: Two byes allowed (any round; must be requested before round 2)
 
Prizes: $5,200 total

all prizes in all sections are unconditionally guaranteed


Champ: $800 - $400 - $200 - $100; U2200: $160 - $110; U2000: $150 - $105
                    U1800:   $600 - $400 - $250 - $200 - $150 - $100; U1600: $160 - $110
                    U1400:   $400 - $250 - $150; U1200:  $160 - $100
Scholastic:  5 trophies in each of the two sections

NEW: Special Jeff Jones Memorial upset prize: $50 in all three sections for greatest point differential win.
 
Entry fee:    $89 received by March 3, 2019; $99 thereafter or on site
                    Re-entry fee:  $40
                    Scholastic:  $20 received by March 3, 2019; $25 thereafter or on site
 
Enter: Online (http://www.carolinaschessinitiative.com) or mail fee with entry information to: 

CCI, 105 N. Crabtree Knoll, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Make checks payable to: Carolinas Chess Initiative (CCI)
     

Registration on site:  Fri.: 5-7:00 p.m.; Sat. 8-9:30 a.m.; Scholastic:
Sat. 8-10:00 a.m.
 
Hotel: 

The luxurious Embassy Suites Hotel (336-668-4535);

mention chess tournament/Carolinas Chess Initiative. 

$109 rate until February 22, 2019.

Hotel Booking Link

DO NOT WAIT TO RESERVE. 

Block may sell out and you have the option to cancel 24 hours prior.
 
Info: Walter High (wmhigh@nc.rr.com)

No tobacco products or e-cigarettes.