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2017 Palatka Winter Open
From Saturday, January 14, 2017 -  09:00am
To Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 06:00pm


 2017 Palatka Winter Open

Date: January 14-15 2017 (MLK Weekend)

Location: Quality Inn Hotel, 201 N 1st Street, Palatka, Florida 32177

Format: 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 2nd round). 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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