On site registration ends today, November 10th at 9:30AM!

For questions e-mail: info@carychesscenter.com

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

==================================================================================

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 (CLOSED). PUBLIC LECTURE = 50 PLAYERS (26 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! 

WE WILL USE THE LAST PUBLISHED/SUPPLEMENTAL RATINGS

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 ONLY FOR PLAYERS WHO REGISTER IN 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

Orginizer reserves the right to make reasonable changes based on number of participants in the tournament

Entry fees:

U1600 and Open Entry fee is $139 if  received by September 30, 2018; $179 thereafter; On site $200.
U1000: Entry fee is $40 if received by September 30, 2018; $50 thereafter; On site $70. 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. Online registrtaion will end at 9:00PM on Thursday, November 8. After this players will only be able to register on site if there are spots left.

RE-ENTRY ONLY IN OPEN AND U-1600. Fee $50
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:

Information Desk: info@carychesscenter.com