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Grand Prix Tournament

2019 Grand Prix information will be posted in February, and registration will open in April.

 

2018 CASTLE CHESS GRAND PRIX - GPP 120

When:             June 22 - 24 or 23 - 24, 2018.

Where:            Ballroom, Cox Hall, Emory University, 569 Asbury Circle, Atlanta GA 30322.

Format:           5 - SS; G/120, d/10; (2 day schedule, round 1 G/90, d/10); $13,500 in prizes 100% Guaranteed!

Sections          Master (2200 and up): $2100 - $1250 - $750 - $450; U2400: $1050 - $650.

& Prizes:         Expert (2000 - 2199): $900 - $650 - $400.

                        Class A (1800 - 1999): $800 - $500 - $300.

                        Class B (1600 - 1799): $600 - $400 - $250.

                        Class C (1400 - 1599): $500 - $300 - $200.

                        Class D (1200 - 1399): $400 - $250 - $150.

                        Under 1200 (100 - 1199): $350 - $200 - $100.

All prizes paid on-site on June 24, or mailed on June 25. Your choice. 

Official June rating used. Players may request to use latest unofficial US Chess rating if higher. This will be used if otherwise unrated. Players rated within 100 points of next higher section may up play one section, except must be 2150 to play Master section.

For players having ratings under multiple systems the highest rating or adjusted rating will be used for pairing and prize purposes.

Prize limit of $150 in U1200, $200 in Class D, $250 in Class C, $300 in Class B, $350 in Class A, and $400 in Expert to all unrated players. Balance of any limited prize to next player(s) in line.

Entry Fee:       Rated players: $79 if received by June 20. $100 later or at site. Unrated players: $50. Re-entry: $50.

                        Free entry to GM, IM, WGM, WIM, or USCF 2400! Cash or check only at site!

Register:         Online: www.castlechess.org; Onsite: 5:30 - 6:30 pm on June 22, 8:30 am - 9:30 am on June 23.

                        Mailed: Castle Chess Inc. c/o Scott Parker 5025 Antebellum Drive, Stone Mtn., GA 30087 - 1104.

Rounds:           3 day schedule: 7:00 pm on June 22; 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm on June 23; 9:30 am - 2:30 pm on June 24.

                        2 day schedule: 10:00 am on June 23, then merges with 3 day schedule.

                        One 1/2 point bye available any round. Must commit before beginning first game. No changes.

Info:                tournament@castlechess.org; Grant Oen: 609-947-7323.

Note:               Please bring sets, boards, and clocks. None supplied. NS, NC, W, US Chess JGP.

All parking at Emory is either in Fishburne or Peavine parking decks. No parking next to Cox Hall. Please allow time to walk from the deck to Cox Hall (the building with the clock tower.)

 

Note: campers have the opportunity to register as part of the camp registration process and continue their room and board plan through the weekend, OR if they prefer to stay elsewhere and eat on their own over the weekend, they can select the "camp only" option and then register for the tournament separately.