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2012 North Carolina Open

Submitted by dblackw2 on 8/21/12, 8:22 AM.


Extremely low entry fee for a weekend tournament!

Start Date/Time: Aug 31, 2012 at 7:30pm
End Date/Time: Sep 2, 2012 at 5:00pm

Location:
   The Embassy Suites Airport
   204 Centreport Dr
   Greensboro, North Carolina, 28213
   United States

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The 2012 North Carolina Open

 

 

  • $13,000 in cash prizes UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!
  • Cash prizes go 10 places deep in each section!
  • Open section is FIDE rated
  • 80 USCF Grand Prix points
  • Extremely low entry fee for a weekend tournament
  • Play in conjunction with the US Masters

WHEN

Labor Day weekend, Aug 31 - Sept 2 (3 day schedule) or Sept 1-2 (2 day schedule)

 

 

WHERE

The Embassy Suites Airport, 204 Centreport Dr, Greensboro NC 27409. 
Reservations: Refer to http://ncchess.org for alternate lodging.

FORMAT

5-round Swiss. Time control: 30 moves in 90 minutes d/5, then sudden death in 60 minutes d/5.
For the two-day option, round 1 will be Game/75 d/5.

 

 

ENTRY FEE

  • $65 if received by August 15
  • $75 if received later or on-site
  • Re-entry available for $40

 

 

PRIZES

$13,000 in 4 sections with all prizes unconditionally guaranteed! 

  • Open Section: $1000-500-350-250-150-125-125-100-100-100. Class Prizes U2200 $250-150-100.
  • Under 2000 Section: $1000-500-350-250-150-125-125-100-100-100. Class Prizes U1850 $250-150-100.
  • Under 1700 Section: U1700 $1000-500-350-250-150-125-125-100-100-100. Class Prizes U1550 $250-150-100.
  • Under 1400 Section: U1400 $1000-500-350-250-150-125-100-100-100. Class Prizes U1200 $250-150-100.

 

 

SCHEDULE

3-Day registration ends at 7:00PM Friday, August 31 
2-Day registration ends at 9:30AM Saturday, September 1 

  • Round 1: 7:30PM Friday (3-day schedule) or 10:00AM Saturday (2-day schedule)
  • Round 2: 1:30PM Saturday
  • Round 3: 7:30PM Saturday
  • Round 4: 10:00AM Sunday *UPDATED*
  • Round 5: 5:00PM Sunday *UPDATED*

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

A current USCF membership is required of all players. 
NCCA membership ($5) is required for North Carolina residents age 18 and up, and may be paid at the tournament. 
(Residents of other states OK)

 

 

BYES

One half-point bye available upon request for any round. Byes must be requested prior to the start of round 1. **Updated 8/16 to allow half-point byes in Round 5. If you have already registered and want to choose a round 5 bye, please notify Walter High at wmhigh@nc.rr.com as soon as possible!

 

 

USCF GRAND PRIX

This tournament will generate 80 USCF Grand Prix points.

 

 

SPECIAL SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT PRESENTED BY HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY

Saturday, September 1 
4-round Swiss, Game/30 d/5, Rounds 10:30-12:00-2:00-3:30. In two sections, Open and Under 800. Trophies to top 10 in each section. USCF rated. Entry Fee: $20 in advance or $25 onsite. USCF membership required.

 

 

SPONSORS

This tournament is sponsored by High Point University in conjunction with the North Carolina Chess Association.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Walter High (Vice-President, NCCA) 
Phone: (919) 619-3541 
E mail: wmhigh@nc.rr.com

 

OR

http://www.ncchess.org/open/2012/ncopen2012.html

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