CFCC 2024 Winter Open & Scholastic

Grand Prix
Holiday Inn at Lake Buena Vista

Event Overview

CFCC 2024 Winter Open & Scholastic

January 5-7, 2024 (3-Day Schedule) or
January 6-7, 2024 (2-Day Schedule & Scholastic)

5 Swiss Rounds at G/90; d30 (2-day schedule rounds 1 & 2 G/60; d5)
Scholastic G/60; d5 (all rounds)

Top Two Sections FIDE Rated!

VENUE: Holiday Inn at Lake Buena Vista

13351 State Road 535 Orlando, Florida, 32821 (407) 239-4500

$8,500 b/160 (60% Guaranteed, Scholastic = 1/2) Grand Prix Points: 20

Master/Expert (FIDE) (2000+): $1020-595-425-213 /U2200 ($340)
Class A (FIDE) (1800-1999): $680-340-170-85 /U1900 ($128)
Class B (1600-1799): $680-340-170-85 /U1700 ($128)
Class C (1400-1599): $680-298-170-85 /U1500 ($128)
Class D (Under 1400): $553-276-128-64 /U1300 ($106) U1200 ($64) U1100 ($43)
Scholastic (U1200) $213-106-64-21 /U1000 ($64) U800 ($43)

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR’S NOTES: Free entry for GM/WGM/IM/WIM ($110 EF deducted from any prize); Rated players may play up one section only; Unrated players are limited to $100 prize (unless in Master/Expert section); Players are expected to bring their own chess sets, clocks, pencils/pens. Place prizes now payable via Zelle (bank transfer) or PayPal.
ONLINE ENTRY FEE: Early: $110 by December 22, 2023 / Late: $125/ On-site: $135 ($55 less for scholastic section)
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Must be completed by 6pm (EST), January 5, 2024. Registration links available on our website at:
ENTRY FEE by US MAIL: CFCC, Attn: 2024 Winter Open, 7565 Laureate Blvd., Unit 406, Orlando, FL., 32827 (Early entry must be postmarked by December 22, 2023)
CFCC MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT: $10 ($5 for Jr/Sr membership). CFCC club membership must be current, please see TD during event to redeem.

CFCC HOTEL GROUP RATE: $109/night (includes free parking and WIFI)
GROUP RATE ENDS: December 27, 2023
HOTEL ROOM BOOKING LINK: Direct reservation link available on our website at:

BYES: 1⁄2-pt, must commit before round 2 is paired (max 2)
ON-SITE REGISTRATION: Ends 1/2 hour before 1st round begins (re-entry $55)
3-DAY SCHEDULE: (All rounds G/90;d30) Friday 7pm, Saturday 11am & 5pm, Sunday 10am & 2:30pm
2-DAY SCHEDULE: Saturday 11am (G/60;d5), 2pm (G/60; d5) & 5pm (G/90; d30), Sunday 10am (G/90; d30) & 2:30pm (G/90; d30)
SCHOLASTIC U1200 SCHEDULE: (G/60;d5) Saturday 11am, 2pm & 5pm, Sunday 10am & 1:00pm
SIDE EVENTS: Saturday Night Blitz w/Prizes (USCF-rated, double-round G5;d0, $20 EF, begins right after round 3). Free FIDE Master chess lecture Sunday at 9:00am. On-site chess store open during tournament hours.
FOOD: No eating at board (beverages allowed)
ORGANIZER/EVENT INFO: or email Click here to show mail address
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Steven Vigil (321) 297-7087 or email   Click here to show mail address


13351 State Road 535
Orlando , FL 32821
United States

Sections: 6
Grand Prix Points: 20
Prize Fund: 8500
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Larry Storch
Phone: 407-312-6237
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