Cary Chess Center Open

Durham, North Carolina
March 22 - 24, 2019

Location of the Tournament:

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

2515 Meridian Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713.
Phone: (919) 361-4660

Special Rates: King suite - $89, Double suite $99! Complimentary free Wifi and Parking!

Follow this Link to Reserve Your Room

There is limited number of rooms available with the above-mentioned rate.

If you plan to participate, book ahead to take advantage of it!



3 Day, 5 Round Swiss; G/90 30 (increment); No second time control.


FIDE does not require you to have a paid membership, it is free!

USCF March rating supplement will be used!



Open section. All players play in one section! Everyone can participate without restrictions!


Tournament Schedule:

Round 1 – Friday 7:00 pm

Round 2 – Saturday 10:00 am 

Round 3 – Satuday 4:00 pm

Round 4 – Sunday 10:00 am 

Round 5 – Sunday 4:00 pm

Pairing and Standing will be posted every round!





Prize Fund:


Open Section: 1 st - $1000; 2 nd - $500; 3 rd - $300


U – 1900: 1 st - $500; 2 nd - $250


U – 1600: 1 st - Trophy; SPECIAL PRIZE – Free Enrollment in Cary Chess
Center Fundamentals 14 Week Program! $3000 Value! For information
about Fundamentals Program, visit: 


U – 1200: 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd – Trophies
Best Female Player: $250



Entry Fee:

GMs and IMs Free! ($50 deducted from the prize)

All other players: If received by 03/20/2019 - $139; Or $179 Thereafter;  On site registration will end at 6:00PM on the day of the tournament.

All players who book hotel rooms with the link provided above will receive $10 discount on the entry fee!

Online registration ends on March 22, 2019 at 6:00PM EST.

No re-entry!

Limited to 130 Participants


Refund Policy:

If canceled by 2/20/2019, there will be a $20 deduction from a full refund.

After 2/20/2019, we will provide 50% refund.


Important Information:

This event is FIDE rated and adheres to FIDE rules strictly! No electronic
devices of any sort in the playing hall! Players may not withdraw from
this tournament unless there is an extreme emergency or a life event. If
a player drops out without informing tournament organizers, we will
report this to FIDE which may result in disciplinary action!
We will provide chess sets only! Bring your own clocks!



Top 5 boards will be broadcasted live!



For more information: please contact:


Tournament organizer reserves the right to make reasonable changes in the above information!