• The Greensboro Open Tournament •

Aug. 25, 2018 • Oct. 6, 2018 • Dec. 15, 2018


Tournament History

The Greensboro Open is a 3-round, one-day event that began in December of 2013 and is held every other month. One of the largest and most successful one-day events in the Southeast, this tournament attracts players from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. The tournament is open to all players with a USCF membership (available for purchase on-site). The prize fund is always 80% of the entry fee pool which is one of the highest guaranteed pay-out percentages in North Carolina. Several USCF Masters regularly play at this event.


Registration

Please register in advance using our online registration form:

Credit Card/PayPal are accepted for pre-registrations online.

Only cash or checks will be accepted on site.

Pre-registration deadline is 9:00 pm the day before the event. On-site registration is from 9:00am – 9:45am on the day of the event. Please arrive on-time.

Fees

Masters (USCF Rating +2200): Free (Fee deducted from prize)

Pre-Registered Players: $25 (Must register online to receive discount)

On-Site Registered Players: $30 (Cash or Check only)


Location:

The “UNCG Alumni Association” at Alumni House, which is located at 404 College Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27412.

Parking:

Behind the Weatherspoon Art Museum (off Tate St, right near the Spring Garden intersection)

Food:

There are a variety of restaurants on both Tate St and Spring Garden St.


Tournament Details

Format: 3 Round Swiss

Time Control: G/75;d5 (Game 75 min. with a 5 second delay)

Round Times: Round 1 — 10:00 am; Round 2 — 1:15 pm; & Round 3 — 4:15 pm

Byes: One 1/2-point bye available any round — must declare before the start of event!

Sections: To ensure the best experience possible, we employ a flexible section format. The Tournament Director reserves the right to deviate from the below schedule if necessary. The most current USCF Supplement will be used for ratings/pairings.

  • Based on (=/<28) entrants:
  • 2 sections divided in half according to ratings.
  • Based on (28-40) entrants: 3 sections divided by thirds.
  • Based on (40-56) entrants: 4 sections divided by fourths.
  • Based on (=/>56) entrants: 5 sections divided by fifths and so forth…

Prizes

Based on 35 entries / $25 each / 3 sections ($700 total prize fund)

Each section (Lower, Middle, Upper) will receive a prize.

$145 (62.5%)

$58 (25.0%)

$30 (12.5%)

*Class prizes available to the lower ½ of each section at the discretion of the TD. Unrated players may win 100% of prizes in Upper Section, 50% of prizes in Middle Section, and 25% of prizes in Lower Section — subject to change depending on the number of Sections.


Need a hotel?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greensboro-East. 3111 Cedar Park Rd, Greensboro, NC 27405. Rate is $99/night plus tax. Hot breakfast included. Call 336-697-0101.

Contact Information

For more information or to register early by phone/email, please contact Matt Embler (Chief TD & President of GCC)
Phone No: (828) 525-5584
Email: membler1026@AOL.COM
You can also contact any of the GCC officers:
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