7th Annual Ron Simpson

Live Coverage: April 3-5, 2020 from Greensboro, North Carolina

 

7th Annual Ron Simpson Memorial Chess Tournament
April 3 – 5, 2020
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 U1000 rating (2 sections divided by USCF rating)  NO ADULTS!
 
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


Championship: $800 - $400 - $200 - $100; U2200: $155 - $110; U2000: $140 - $105
                    U1800:   $600 - $400 - $250 - $200 - $150 - $100; U1600: $160 - $110
                    U1400:   $400 - $250 - $150; U1200:  $160 - $110
Scholastic U1000:  5 trophies in each of the two sections

Also: Special Jeff Jones Memorial upset prize: $50 in all three sections for greatest point differential win.
 
Entry fees:   Multi-day schedules: $91 received by March 29, 2020; $99 thereafter or on site
                    Re-entry fee:  $40
                    Scholastic:  $25 received by March 29, 2020; $30 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.; U1000 Scholastic:
Sat. 8-10:00 a.m.
 
Hotel: 

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

If you call, mention group code:  RON for special chess rate. 

$110 rate until March 20, 2020.

Hotel Booking Link

DO NOT WAIT TO RESERVE. 

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

No tobacco products or e-cigarettes.

Standard cell phone penalties apply.