76th Peter P. Lahde TN Open and State Championship!

Heritage Event, Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix, State Championship Event
Memphis Chess Club

Event Overview

Peter P. Lahde TN Open and State Championship

with 2 side tournaments, Side Scholastic and State Blitz Championships!

$5,775 in prizes*
50% guaranteed!

Oct 28-30

Largest TN Open and State Championship Prize Ever!
First time in Memphis in over 2 decades!

5ssG/90d5, Accelerated
rd1 OPTION: Fri 7pm or Sat 9am                                                
TN Hall of Fame Inductees, Sat 12:30p                                            
rd2 Sat 1:30p                                                    
rd3 Sat 5p or ASAP                                                    
rd4 Sun 9a                                                    
TCA membership mtg Sun 12:30p                                                
rd5 Sun 2p

Open Section:

1st:                 $750 + Title + Plaque
2nd:                 $450
3rd:                 $350
Top Expert(2000-2199):        $300 + Title + Plaque
2nd Expert(2000-2199):            $250
Top Class A(1800-1999):        $275 + Title + Plaque
2nd Class A(1800-1999):        $225
Top Class B+Below(<=1799):    $250 + Title + Plaque
2nd Class B+Below(<=1799):    $200
Top Junior(<20 yrs non-bonus):    $125 + Title + Plaque

Amateur Section (U1601)

1st:                $500 + Title + Plaque
2nd:                $325 
3rd:                $225 
Top Class C(1400-1599)**:    Title + Plaque Only
Top Class D(1200-1399):        $225 + Title + Plaque
2nd Class D(2100-1399):        $175
Top Class E(1000-1199):     $200 + Title + Plaque
2nd Class E(1000-1199):        $150
Top Class F+Below(<=999):    $175 + Title + Plaque
2nd Class F+Below(<=999):    $125
Unrated:            $125 + Plaque

Bonus Prizes:
Top Senior (65+):        $125 + Title + Plaque
Top Female:            $125 + Title + Plaque
Upset:                $125 + Prize

Entry Info                                                    
"Early Entry Fee (by Oct 1) $80
Onsite and Late Entry Fee  $100
Reg. ends 8:30am day-of, sharp
$5 off for playing in both this & Blitz
MCC Members register in person to receive 
$5 member discount
GMs&IMs free, deduct EF on prize 
b/registration date
Register online (after 5/1/22) at

Requires active USCF membership, titles and plaques TN-residents only.
TCA membership req'd for TN residents (only $10/yr + nice newsletter)
Unrated players only eligible for reduced place(-30%) & unated prizes
Upset prize only available to non-provisional, rated players.
Tournament limitied to the first 86 entries. Limit could expand, but only first 86 entries guaranteed. There's also a scholastic side tournament, limited to 30 entries. Limit could expand, depending on number of players in both tournaments. Only first 30 are guaranteed.
Players can play in both if they elect to play 1st round Friday night.
$20 withdrawal service charge for Early EFs withdrawn. MCC reserves the right to waive charge for emergencies. Players paid on waiting list for entry 100% refunded.

Hotel Naploean: $169/night King, or $189/night double queen, reserve by Sep 31st:

State Blitz Championship!!!  (Open to all)                                              
(4) double SS G/5, Accelerated                                                
$500 in prizes, b/30                                                
    1st        Title + Plaque + $130            
    2nd        $115            
    Top U2201    Plaque + $100            
    Top U1801    Plaque + $85            
    Top U1401    Plaque + $70            
EF $20; Onsite & Late: $30
MCC Members register in person to receive $5 member discount; single $5 off for also playing in TN Open                                                                
Sat, 8pm, rounds ASAP                                                

** Top Class C title and plaque doesn't count as a bonus prize, but can only be won by top Class C player in the amateur section that hasn't already won a title+plaque, in addition to any other monetary-only prize.


195 Madison Ave Suite 101
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Sections: 2
Grand Prix Points: 15
Prize Fund: $5,775
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Memphis Chess Club
Email: info@memphischessclub.com
Phone: 7318685755