Land of the Sky XXXIV

Heritage Event, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville
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Event Overview

Land of the Sky XXXIV

February 4-6, 2022 (Weekend before Super Bowl)
30 Grand Prix Points (Enhanced)
Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, One Resort Dr, Asheville NC 28806

$11,000 b/200 fully paid (top 4 open prizes gtd 54%)
5 Rounds Swiss: 40/120,SD/30;d5 (U12 is G/90;d5)
4 Sections: Open, Asheville, Buncombe, U12

Open (FIDE-rated) 
$1000-400, 2299-2200: $400-250, Under 2200: $200-125.
Asheville (FIDE-rated, Under 2200)
$1000-400, 1999-1900: $400-250, 1899-1800: $400-250, 1799-1700: $400-250, Under 1700: $200-125, Unrated: $75.
Buncombe (Under 1700) 
$1000-400, 1599-1500: $400-250, 1499-1400: $400-250, 1399-1300: $400-250, Under 1300: $200-125, Unrated: $75.
U12 (Under 1200) 
$500-200, Under 900: $200-125, Unrated: $75.
Biggest Upset in tournament: $25.

Pre-Registration: mail-in postmarked by Jan 29, online by 11:59pm February 3
Onsite Registration: Friday by 6pm for Friday round; Saturday by 8am for 1st round, by 12pm for 2nd round.

Entry Fee (Open, Asheville, Buncombe): $96
Entry Fee (U12): $48
"No-prize" Entry Fee for under age 18 in Asheville, Buncombe, U12: $24
Unrated Entry Fee in Asheville, Buncombe, U12: $24
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express accepted (add 3% to EF), refunds will have 3% deducted
All sections: On-site entries $10 more. NCCA membership required for North Carolina residents. Add $48 to play in a section more than 300 points above your rating, max 1 section
Re-entry: available all sections: $24 after 1st round.

Byes: one ½-pt bye available any round, declare by round 2
Rounds: 1st rd either Fri 7pm or Sat 9am (G/90;d5), then Sat 1pm - 7pm, Sun 9am – 3pm. Saturday morning round is not FIDE-rated.
U12 section rounds 3 & 5 will be posted 2 hours early; play may begin early if both players agree.
Pairings: USCF ratings used – Open: FIDE Dutch, Asheville: FIDE Baku Accelerated, Buncombe: Accelerated with cut at 1500, U12: Accelerated with cut at 900. Class pairings possible.

Hotel: Reserve early at 828-254-3211 or 800-733-3211 and mention tournament.
Blitz: Saturday morning 10am; Entry Fee: $20; Sections determined after entries; 100% of entry fees paid in prizes.

Info: Chief Organizer Wilder Wadford wwadford48@gmail.com or Chief Arbiter Kevin Hyde chess@achievementtesting.info
Enter: Checks payable to WW, PO Box 1123, Weaverville NC 28787, 828-645-4215, fax: 828-645-4216

https://achievementtesting.info/chess for more information and online registration

Address:

One Resort Dr
Asheville, NC 28806
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points: 30
Prize Fund: $11,000 b/200
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Wilder Wadford
Email: wwadford48@gmail.com
Phone: 828-645-4215

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