DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, 2515 Meridian Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713.
Phone: (919) 361-4660

Due to very high demand on rooms over Veterans Day weekend there is limited availability of rooms. If you are planning to stay in the hotel during this event we highly recommend you book your room far in advance!

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A tournament for scholastic players only

Not limited to North Carolina players, any states welcome

LIMIT: OPEN U1600 = 86 PLAYERS; U1000 = 44 PLAYERS; SIMUL = 25 PLAYERS (14 LEFT!). PUBLIC LECTURE = 50 PLAYERS (39 LEFT!)
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE WHEN FULL

We provide chess sets. Bring your own clocks!

Format:

2-or 3-day, 5-round swiss, Game 90/d10;
Schedule 3-days and 2-days option will merge in round 4 (four)!
Make sure you are aware of the schedules.

U1000, Game 40/d5;
Saturday and Sunday

Sections:

Open section with U1900 class prize

U1600 section with U1400 class prizes

U1000 section (Trophies 1st - 5th)

WE DO NOT RESTRICT PLAYERS FROM PLAYING IN HIGHER SECTIONS! 

Simultaneous Exhibition:

IM Nazi Paikidze
Photo Credit: Eric Rosen
2018 and 2016 US Women's Chess Champion
Simul and Public Lecture are free. There will be meet-and-greet afterwards.
THESE SPECIAL EVENTS ARE FREE FOR PLAYERS WHO REGISTER FOR THE TOURNAMENT

LIMITED SPOTS!

Tournament Schedule:

Round Times:
(3-Day-Option)
Open, U1600
Friday RD.1- 7:00 pm
Saturday RD. 2 & 3-10:00 am & 2:30
Sunday RD. 4 & 5-10:00 am & 2:00 pm

(2-Days Option)
Open, U1600
Saturday Rd. 1,2, & 3 10:00 am, 2:30 pm & 6:00 pm.
Sunday Rd.- 4 & 5 merge with 3 Day

Section: U1000 Time Control G/40 D/5
(Play each opponent twice)
Round Times: Saturday 1 & 2 10:30 & end of Rd 1
Sunday 3 & 4 10:30 & end of Rd 3

SIMUL: Saturday 6PM

PUBLIC LECTURE: Sunday 6:30PM

Byes:

Two byes allowed. MUST be requested before round 2!

$6,200 Prize Fund

(Based on 80 Entries in Open and U1600 Combined)

OPEN: $1600, $800, $400; (U1900: $450, $250)

U1600: $1200, $700 - $300; (U1400: $300, $200)

U1000: Trophies 1st - 5th

Entry fees:

U1600 and Open Entry fee is $139 if  received by September 30, 2018; $179 thereafter or on site;
U1000: Entry fee is $40 if received by September 30, 2018; $50 thereafter or on site. Check payment accepted. If paying by check a player must request registration via e-mail. Checks must arrive within 10 days of the request to guarantee a spot.
Refund Policy:
If entry is canceled before 09/30/2018, there will be a $20 deduction from a full refund.
After 09/30/2018, we will only provide 50% refund.

Enter Online:

Click Here To Register

Click Here To Register for Simul and/or Public Lecture

Broadcasting:

2-5 top games will be broadcasted online

Contact Information:

Levan Bregadze: levan@carychesscenter.com

Victoria Taylor: victoria@carychesscenter.com