20 Grand Prix Points
Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, One Resort Dr, Asheville NC 28806
$12,000 b/215 fully paid (top 3 open prizes gtd 58%)
5 Rounds Swiss: G/115;+5 (U12 is G/85;+5)
4 Sections: Open, Asheville, Buncombe, U12
Open (FIDE-rated) $1000-500-250, Under 2200: $450-250. Asheville (FIDE-rated, Under 2000) $1000-500-250, 1899-1800: $450-250, 1799-1700: $450-250-150, Under 1700: $450-250-150, Unrated: $100. Buncombe (Under 1600) $1000-500-250, 1499-1400: $450-250, 1399-1300: $450-250, Under 1300: $450-250, Unrated: $100. U12 (Under 1200) $500-250-125, Under 900: $225-125, Unrated: $100. Biggest Upset in tournament: $25.
Entry Fee (Open, Asheville, Buncombe): $96 early
Entry Fee (U12): $48 early
"No-prize" Entry Fee for under age 18 in Asheville, Buncombe, U12: $24 early
Unrated Entry Fee in Asheville, Buncombe, U12: $24 early
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express accepted (add 3% to EF), refunds will have 3% deducted
All sections: Mailed entries should be postmarked by Jan 27. Entries after Feb 1 including on-site cost 12.5% more (please pre-register!)
NCCA membership required for NC residents.
No extra charge to play 1 section above your rating.
Sets and clocks are not provided ... please bring your own.
Byes: one ½-pt bye available any round, declare by
Onsite Registration: Friday by 6pm for Friday round; Saturday by 8am for 1st round, by 1pm for 2nd round.
Pairings: USCF ratings used –
Open and Asheville: FIDE Dutch with Baku Acceleration,
Buncombe and U12: Accelerated with cut at 1400 and 900. Class pairings possible.
Hotel: $107. Reserve early at 828-254-3211 or 800-733-3211
and mention tournament.
Block of rooms for tournament will be released to general public on Jan 20 so availability may be limited afterward.
Blitz: Saturday morning 10am; Entry Fee: $20; Sections determined after entries; 100% of entry fees paid in prizes.
Info: Chief Organizer Wilder Wadford, Chief Arbiter Kevin Hyde
Enter: Checks payable to WW, 705 Old Mountain Page Rd, Saluda NC 28773