Sunday, June 1, 2014

US Amateur South National Tournament in Memphis Next Weekend

SIZZLING NEWS!
*  *  *  *
THE 2014 U.S. AMATEUR SOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE ALMOST HERE!!!

Be sure to register before June 4th for the
EARLY ENTRY FEE !
A NATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD IN MEMPHIS IN ONE WEEK!

"2014 U.S. AMATEUR SOUTH
CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP"
June 7-8, 2014

This is a National Event which has something for everyone, including separate sections for . . .
  • Beginning Unrated Scholastic Players on Saturday, June 7       
  • USCF-Rated Scholastic Players on Saturday, June 7
  • Advanced Players (Scholastic and Adult) on Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN BELOW FOR SCHOLASTIC EVENT INFO

FORMAT FOR MAIN EVENT
June 7-8
            
5SS, G/90, d/5

Five rounds will be played with Swiss-Sys pairings; each opponent has 90 minutes to complete his game with a 5-second delay set on the chess clock.


SPECIAL GUESTS

On Saturday & Sunday, June 7th and 8th, there will be special guest appearances by:

GM Alex Stripunsky
GM Alex Onischuk
GM Joel Benjamin
WGM Anna Sharevich
IM Teddy Coleman

Please come out to meet and greet these wonderful chess players who will be happy to autograph your chess boards, books, and take photographs with you!


TOURNAMENT LOCATION

University of Memphis, University Center
499 University St.
Memphis, TN  38152

LODGING

Hyatt Place Memphis - Primacy Parkway
1220 Primacy Pkwy.
Memphis, TN  38119

Phone:  901-680-9700

SECTIONS & PRIZES


CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION (U2200)

1ST PLACE:  "River Cup" Championship Trophy +
Commemorative Clock

2ND PLACE:  Plaque + Commemorative Hat

3RD PLACE:  Plaque + Commemorative Hat

4TH PLACE: Plaque + Commemorative Hat

5TH PLACE: Plaque + Commemorative Hat

U2000 Plaque + Commemorative Clock


RESERVE SECTION (U1600)

1ST PLACE:  Trophy + Commemorative Clock

2ND PLACE: Plaque + Commemorative Hat

3RD PLACE: Plaque + Commemorative Hat

4TH PLACE: Plaque + Commemorative Hat

5TH PLACE: Plaque + Commemorative Hat

U1400:  Plaque + Commemorative Hat*

* In the event of a tie, plaque winners will be determined by USCF-recommended computer tiebreaks.

 ROUND TIMES


 (On-site Registration -  Sat., June 7th - 9:00-9:45am)

Saturday (June 7):    10am  -  2pm  -  6pm

Sunday (June 8):     9am  -  1pm 


   BYES


One requested half-point bye may be taken for any round.  However, you must advise the tournament   director and commit to the bye prior to the start of Round 3.

ENTRY FEES

$40
$30 for Juniors (under age 18)
$30 for Seniors (over age 60)
$50 at site for all

PRE-REGISTRATION
(Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express & PayPal accepted)

On-line:

You may register with a credit card on-line atwww.cajunchess.com by clicking on the following:


By phone:

You may register with a credit card by phone at
(901) 276-4663.
By mail:  

You may send a check with registration info to:

Shelby County Chess
ATTN:  Amateur South
1614 Vance Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

If you wish to mail in your entry with a check (or credit card info), plese be sure to include player's name, full address, phone number, email contact, USCF ID number, rating (if known), and section in which he will be playing.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION

You may register on-site from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. on
Saturday, June 7.

No checks accepted at site (cash or credit card only)

ADDITIONAL INFO

For additional details or information, or to register by phone, please contact

Arlene Kleiman

Phone:  901-276-4663


SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT SIDE EVENT

(for all Scholastic Chess Players K-12)

Saturday, June 7, 2014 (1 day only)

First Round at 12 Noon!!!

FORMAT:      4SS, G/30, d/5 (4 rounds will be played
                          with each opponent having 30 minutes to
                          complete his game; 5-second clock delay.

SECTIONS:     U1000        U550         Unrated

                          The U1000 and U550 sections are USCF
                          rated and will require current USCF
                          membership, which may be purchased
                          or renewed on site.  The Unrated section
                          does not require membership.

PRIZES:            Trophies to the top players; medals to
                          all non-trophy winners!

ON-SITE REGISTRATION:  11:00 - 11:30 a. m.

ROUND TIMES: Round 1 at 12 noon; other rounds ASAP.

ENTRY FEE:   $15 by June 4; $20 thereafter & at site.

PRE-REGISTRATION:  To pre-register with a credit                                    card, please click on


(Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal accepted)

 or mail entry to:

                       Shelby County Chess
                       1614 Vance Ave.
                       Memphis, TN  38104

If you wish to mail in your entry with a check (or credit card info), please be sure to include player's name, full address, phone number, email contact, USCF ID number, rating (if known), and section in which he will be playing.

MORE INFO:  Arlene Kleiman, 901-276-4663 or email
                    midsouthchess@hotmail.com







 Shelby County Chess
 1614 Vance Ave.
 Memphis, TN  38104
 Phone:  901-276-4663

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