The Carolinas Chess Festival
Update 8/14---The Embassy has informed us they have released a few more rooms at the chess rate. Get 'em while they last!
Update 8/14---The Mariott Airport Greensboro has provided a room block at $99. Note that when you make this reservation, you are guaranteeing one night. This is a nice upscale hotel less than 10 minutes from the playing site. Here is a link to facilitate making a reservation on this block: Book your group rate: NC CHESS >>
Hotels are still available in the Greensboro airport area; some at discount prices if you go through the online discount providers. Below are the deals currently listed on Hotwire.com and Hotels.com. Any of these properties would put you very close to the tournament site.
3-Star Regular price $154--Hotwire deal $57
2 1/2-Star Regular price $99--Hotwire deal $48
2 1/2-Star Regular price $87--Hotwire deal $47
2-Star Regular price $67--Hotwire deal $43
2-Star Regular price $69--Hotwire deal $34
Best Western Airport $76
Red Roof Airport $52
Mariott Airport $87
Hampton Inn Airport $94
The Embassy Suites is still available at $144
Online registration for these events is now open. Scroll to bottom for more info.
Aug. 29-Sept. 2, GPP: 200 (enhanced)
Aug. 30-Sept 1 GPP: 50
The 2013 North Carolina Open
This tournament is being held in conjunction with the US Masters. Come watch the stars of the chess world compete while playing in the NC Open!
5-SS G/150/d5; 2-day schedule: Rd. 1 G/75/d5 then merges with 3-day Embassy Suites Airport 204 Centreport Drive Greensboro, NC 27409 (336)668-4535, mention chess tournament for discounted hotel rate. $13000 in prizes UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED! In 4 sections OPEN $1000-500-300-250-150-125-125-100-100-100 U2200 250-150-100
U2000 $1000-500-300-250-150-125-125-100-100-100 U1850 250-150-100 U1700 $1000-500-300-250-150-125-125-100-100-100 U1550 250-150-100 U1400 $1000-500-300-250-150-125-125-100-100-100 U1200 250-150-100
*Open section winner also earns a spot in the 2014 NC Invitational!!*
EF $69 if received by August 15. $85 if received later or onsite. $2 discount to NCCA members. SCHEDULE 3-Day registration ends at 6:30PM on 8/30 Round at 7PM 2-Day registration ends at 9:00AM on 8/31 Round at 9:30AM. Subsequent rounds are 8/31 at 1PM-7PM and 9/1 at 10AM-4PM. HR $99 All rooms are suite style. Free made to order breakfast daily, free manager's reception nightly, and free airport shuttle available for all guests. ADVANCE ENTRY Send checks to Walter High 105 North Crabtree Knoll, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Make checks payable to Carolinas Chess Initiative (CCI). OTHER One half-point bye available. Byes must be requested prior to start of round 2. Open section FIDE rated. INFO Walter High email@example.com or Gary Newsom firstname.lastname@example.org More info including pre-entry lists may be available at carolinaschessinitiative.com No smoking. No computers.
Special Saturday-only U1000 Scholastic Tournament
Saturday, August 31 4SS G/30 D/5 Rounds 10:30-12-2-3:30. In two sections, determined on-site based on entries. Trophies to top 10 in each section. USCF rated. EF $20 in advance $25 onsite.
Online registration for these events is now open. Choose below: