Events Calendar

Sat., Sept. 16, 2017
Fayetteville vs. Fort Smith Match

The Fayetteville Chess Club will be playing a (re)match with the Ft. Smith Chess Club on Sat., Sept. 16. It will take place at the Ft. Smith Central Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave., Ft. Smith. There will be 2 rds. of (USCF) rated play [so need to have your USCF membership current] against the same opponent, each having 1 white and 1 black. We will attempt to match up as evenly as we can. Time control will be Game in 60 mins. with a15 sec. delay per move. Registration at 10 am; Rd. 1 at 10:15; Lunch break; Rd. 2 at (about) 1 pm. Entry Fee: $4 (pay Les Kline in Fayetteville; Jonathan Carlson in Ft. Smith)/ $8 at the door. Winning team takes possession of the "Tunnel Trophy" and bragging rights. If you plan to play, please try to let me know by Sun., Sept. 3 so we can send Ft. Smith a list of our expected players. Thanks. Les Kline (479) 595-5720

September 23rd - 24th, 2017
The Southwest MO Diehards' Fall Open

Location: Hilton Garden Inn 2644 E. 32nd St. Joplin, MO 64804

Format: 5 round Swiss, Game in 90 with 30 second increment (G/90,+30), regular rated One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 3

Round Times: Sat 10:00, 2:30, 7:00; Sun 9:30, 2:00.

Entry Fee: $40 if registered by 9/22, $50 on site. Optional Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, $20 if registered by 9/22, $30 at site. MCA membership required for MO residents; available on-site, from $5

Prizes: $200, $150; U1600 $100; U1400 $80; U1200/UNR $60 5.0 Bonus: $40

Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 9/23, or checks (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 9/22/2017. Preference that all players be current USCF members by 9/23/2017 and through 9/24/2017. USCF membership can be processed online at and membership can be accepted on site for CASH ONLY. Please check the USCF site for rates or contact TD for details for membership renewal or purchase on site.

Registration info can be sent to: or Joplin Chess Club 2609 New Hampshire Joplin, Mo 64804. Please include name, address, phone, e-mail, USCF ID#, and rating. On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m, ends at 9:30. First round at 10:00

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554 Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.

Also see the ACA Calendar.

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