31st annual Southern Open

Heritage Event, Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Wyndham Orlando Resort

Event Overview


A Heritage Event

US Chess Junior Grand Prix

JULY 28-30 OR 29-30, FLORIDA



5SS, 40/80, SD/30, d30, (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando 32819. Free parking. Prizes $20,000 guaranteed. In 5 sections. Major: Open to 1900/over (see peakrating.us). $2000-1200-800-500, clear/tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $1000-500. FIDE. Under 2100: $1600-800-500-300, top U1900/unr $600-300. FIDE.  Under 1800: $1400-700-400-300, top U1600 (no unr) $500-250. Under 1500: $1200-600-400-200, top U1300 (no unr) $400-200. Under 1200: $800-400-200-150, top U1000 (no unr) $200-100.  Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm Sat. Unrated prize limits: U1200 $100, U1500 $200, U1800 $400. Top 4 sections EF: $128 online at chessaction.com by 7/26,  $150 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 1 hour before round 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs: $120 from prize. U1200 Section EF: all $40 less than above. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. If Online Regular rating is more than 50 points over prize maximum, prize limit $300.  Special 1 year USCF with magazine, paid online with entry- Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. Re-entry $60; no Major to Major. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2. HR: $128-128 (no resort fee), includes resort fee benefits (free wireless & entertainment in room, use of fitness center, etc). Reserve by 7/14 or rate may increase, may sell out before 7/14. Prize awards: Usually paid by Paypal, may take over a week. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com. No mailed entry. Refunds, $15 service charge. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info. Director@Chess.US. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entry). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. 


8001 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
United States

Sections: 5
Grand Prix Points: 150
Prize Fund: $20,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess Association
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: director@chess.us