2023 Bienville Chess Classic

Alfreda-Harris Lodge, Roosevelt State Park

Event Overview

Roosevelt State Park, Alfreda-Harris Lodge

2149 MS Highway 13, Morton, MS

Exit 77 on Interstate 20 east of Jackson

An Individuals tournament sponsored by the SCOTT COUNTY CHESS CLUB

4 rounds – Swiss System (no elimination) – Game control: 45+5

(ACTIVE U.S. Chess Federation membership ID# and notation is required for the 3 rated sections)

Open (Cash - $200 and plaque for 1st, $100 and medal for 2nd; $50 and medal for 3rd)

U1200 (Trophy for 1st and medals for 2nd and\ 3rd)

U800 (Trophy for 1st and medals for 2nd and\ 3rd)


Unrated (Trophy for 1st and medals for 2nd and\ 3rd)

*U.S. Chess Federation membership is NOT required for this section only.

This section is designed for players to ease into tournament play for first time.

Results will not be sent to the Federation but will be posted on our website.

Clocks will be used and notation is strongly encouraged.

Early Bird rate: $30 per player through Saturday, March 25, 2023

Players’ registration received after midnight: $40 individuals

To Register: Players must provide their NAME, ACTIVE Chess Federation ID# (if playing in the rated sections), desired SECTION, and desired METHOD of PAYMENT to the following email address: scottcountychessclub@gmail.com

An email response will be sent in return within 24-48 hours after first contact. Directions for making payment arrangements will be included.

The following electronic methods are preferred: Paypal, Venmo, Cash App - although payment will be accepted on site. If initial contact email is sent as directed before deadline, the early bird rate can be applied.  

Registration and Check-in

8 a.m. until 9 a.m.

Welcome and Briefing of Rules


Round 1 - 9:30 a.m.

Round 2 – 11:30 a.m.

Round 3 - 1:30 p.m.

Round 4 - 3:30 p.m.

Awards – To be presented after final round

*Byes due to inability to pair = 1.0 *Requested byes = 0.5

(No requested byes in Round 4; please make requests before start of desired round)

*Tiebreaker information will be provided at the tournament.

Players and accompanying family/coaches are encouraged to bring chairs for lounging; an outdoor patio will be available.

*Skittles rooms will be available.

find us on social media

Facebook: @scottcountychessclub

Twitter: @scott_chess


2149 Mississippi Highway 13
Morton, MS 39117
United States

Sections: 3
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: $350
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Scott County Chess Club
Email: scottcountychessclub@gmail.com
Phone: 6015072772