2018 US Masters and NC Open

Live Coverage: August 17-21, 2018 from Greensboro, North Carolina

 

North Carolina Open Chess Tournament

Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19, 2018

Embassy Suites Hotel, 204 Centreport Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409

Sponsored by The Greensboro Chess Club

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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:

Open (Under 2100 class prizes) – FIDE-rated

U2000 (Under 1850 class prizes)

U1700 (Under 1550 class prizes)

U1400 (Under 1200 class prizes)

Saturday scholastic (3 sections divided roughly in thirds by USCF rating)

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. – 10:00 a.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m., 2 p.m.)

Saturday Scholastic (Sat. – 10:30 a.m.; 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.)

Byes:

Two half-point byes allowed (any round); must be requested before round 2.

 

Prizes $12,000 total:

All prizes are unconditionally guaranteed.

All sections have 10 prizes:

$1,000 – $500 – $300 - $250 – $150 – $125 – $125 – $100 – $100 – $100

Under prizes: U2100, U1850, U1550, U1200: $151 – 101 each section.

Scholastic: 5 trophies in each of the three sections

Entry fees:

$79 received by August 12, 2018; $95 thereafter or on site;
Scholastic: $20 received by Aug. 12, 2018; $25 thereafter or on site.
Re-entry fee: $40 (no re-entry in Open section).
Will return total entry fee if you must withdraw prior to pairing round one.

Enter Online:

Click Here To Register

or mail fee with entry information to:

Walter High, 105 N. Crabtree Knoll,

Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Registration on site:  

Fri.: 5-7:00 p.m.;

Sat. 8-9:30 a.m.;

Scholastic: Sat. to 10 a.m.

Hotel:

Embassy Suites (336-668-4535) mention CIC group.

$102 rate until August 3, 2018.  Non-refundable deposit required.

Booking Link:

http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/G/GSOGBES-CIC-20180816/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Info:

Walter High (wmhigh@nc.rr.com)

Cell: (919) 619-3541