The 6th Annual Louisville Open will take place on 20-22nd September at the Holiday Inn Southwest Fair Expo in Louisville, Kentucky 40216.
The tournament will be played over five rounds of Swiss system and in four sections – Open, U2000, U1600 and U1200.
The guaranteed prize fund is 8000 USD.
Open Section: $1000-500-300-200, clear win or first on tiebreak $50, top U2200/Unr $400-200.
Under 2000 Section: $800-400-200-100, top Under 1800/Unr $400-200. Unrated limit $600.
Under 1600 Section: $700-400-200-100, top Under 1400 (no unr) $300-150. Unrated limit $400.
Under 1200 Section: $400-200-120-80, plaques to first 3, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated.
Top 3 sections entry fee: $87 online at chesstour.com by 9/18, $95 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 9/18 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $93, 2-day $92 if check mailed by 9/11, $100 at site or online until 2 hours before round 1. No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs, IMs and WGMs free, $90 deducted from prize.
Under 1200 Section entry fee: all $50 less than above.