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2017 Palatka Winter Open

  • January 14, 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • January 15, 2017
  • 2:30 PM
  • Quality Inn Hotel, 201 N 1st Street, Palatka, Florida 32177

*This is not a GCA event. Please contact the organizer to register for the event.* 


North Florida Chess Experience Presents:

USCF Rated Chess Tournament

2017 Palatka Winter Open

January 14-15 2017 (MLK Weekend)

Quality Inn Hotel

201 N 1st Street

Palatka, Florida 32177


5 Round Swiss System Tournament in 2 Sections:

Open Section  and Reserve (Under 1500)

Round 1 G/90 d5,  Rounds 2-5 G/120 d5


Open to all with USCF membership, please join or renew your USCF membership online before tournament.  Entry fee is $70 at the tournament or $60 with early mail-in entry (Please mail no later than 1/10/2017.  Free entry to GM's and IM's ($60 deducted from any prize). Early entries are encouraged. Make checks or money orders payable to Tim Staley.  Mail early entries to Tim Staley: 10520 NW 28th Place, Gainesville, FL 32606.  Please include USCF ID number, current rating, byes and section.  No credit cards accepted at tournament site. Register online at before 1/12/2017.

Prize fund is $2500 based on a minimum of 60 entries.  Open Section: 1st $500 and 2nd $400.  Class prizes: U2100 $250, U1900 $225 and U1700 $200.  Reserve Section: 1st $400, 2nd $200. Class prizes: U1300 $175 and U1100 $150.  Unrated players can play in either section and are not eligible for class prizes.    

Rounds Times: Sat. 10:00 AM, 2:00, 6:30. Sun. 10:00 AM, 2:30.  Registration is 9:00 - 9:45.  Byes: (2) ½ point byes available (must request before start of 2ndround).  Children under 13 must have adult supervision at the tournament site. Please bring clock, set and board.  None  are provided.  Hotel Info:  Call (386) 328-3481. Group rate $69.99 plus tax.  Must reserve before 01/06/2017. Mention Chess rate. Info: Tim Staley

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