Friday, 11 January 2013 02:41
Land of the Sky XXVI is set to take place on 25-27th January at the Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, One Resort Dr, in Asheville, North Carolina 28806.
The event will have four sections: Open, Asheville, Buncombe, U12. All sections will be played over five rounds of Swiss system and Open will be rated with FIDE.
The prize fund is projected at $20,000 based on 320 paid entries. $11,000 is minimum, while in the Open section 2/3 of the prizes are guaranteed.
Open section prizes: $2,400, $1,200, $600, $500, $400; U2300 – $600, $300.
Additional events include Chess960 and Blitz tournaments, Lectures and Grandmaster Simuls.
Organizer is Wilder Wadford, Chief Arbiter is Kevin Hyde. Official website.