US MASTERS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
An Official US Chess Championship
Friday, August 17, 2018 – Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Embassy Suites Hotel, 204 Centreport Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409
9-round swiss. Time control: 40/90/inc. 30; SD 30/inc. 30
GM, WGM, IM, WIM norms possible. Has been Superswiss last 5 years.
Eligibility: USCF or FIDE Master title required. Juniors – USCF 2000 rating at any time.
|Rd. 1: Friday, Aug. 17th
|Rd. 2: Saturday, Aug. 18th
|Rd. 3: Saturday, Aug. 18th
|Rd. 4: Sunday, Aug. 19th
|Rd. 5: Sunday, Aug. 19th
|Rd. 6: Monday, Aug. 20th
|Rd. 7: Monday, Aug. 20th
|Rd. 8: Tuesday, Aug. 21st
|Rd. 9: Tuesday, Aug. 21st
Invited players with conditions must play all 9 rounds to help with norms.
Three half-point byes allowed for all others (any round); request before rd. 4.
Prizes $27,000 total:
all prizes are unconditionally guaranteed
1st: $7,000, 2nd: $4,000; 3rd: $3,000;
4th: $2,000; 5th: $1,500; 6th: $1,000; 7th: $1,000;
8th: $1,000; 9th: $1,000; 10th: $1,000;
Class prizes: U2500: $900, $600; U2400: $700, $500; U2300: $600, $400;
U2200: $500, $300. All class prizes based on FIDE rating.
GM/Foreign IMs: FREE; US IMs and NC residents: $199. Others: $249 by Aug.12th;
Add $50 if late entry. $25 discount for playing in the 2018 Washington International.
No entry fee taken out of prize winnings, you keep it all!
Click Here To Register
or mail fee with entry information to:
Walter High, 105 N. Crabtree Knoll,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
No rd. 1 registration on site.
Electronic entries for rd. 1 close at noon, Aug. 17th
Embassy Suites (336-668-4535) mention CIC group.
Homewood Suites (336-393-0088) mention CIC group.
$102 rate until August 3, 2018. Non-refundable deposit required.
King Suites at the Embassy Hotel have a full double-bed that pulls out of the living room couch. Double rooms have already sold out.
The Homewood Suites shares the same parking lot with the Embassy Suites and is a one minute walk door-to-door. The booking link below will still have double rooms available for a limited time:
Walter High (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cell: (919) 619-3541