Greensboro will be the site of the 2016 U.S. Masters tournament Aug. 25-29. Concurrently with that event, organizers will run the North Carolina Open (5-round Swiss-System rated) on a two- or three-day schedule, and students in grades K-12 may enter a 4-round Saturday Scholastic tournament for players rated U1000. See more details on the flyer.
The beautiful downtown Marriott in Winston-Salem will play host to the 43rd Annual Lipkin/Pfefferkorn Open tournament September 30 – October 2. The “LPO” is an exciting event attracting players from all over North Carolina as well as neighboring states. For further details see this page.
Another good turnout Thursday. We had 8 participants in the USCF-rated Quick tournament, several players participating in slow casual chess, and a few impromptu blitz games before and after the tournament.
The Winston-Salem Chess Club currently holds 7-round blitz (G/5;d0) and 3-round quick (G/15;d3) on the first Thursday (blitz) and third Thursday of each month. Entry fee is only $1. Entrants must be current USCF members. All tournaments are USCF-rated. Players are asked bring a tournament-class set and clock if available.
Elias Oussedik won the second monthly Winston-Salem Chess Club Blitz tournament On August 4 with a perfect seven-win performance. Here is a link to the crosstable.
Mr. Oussedik went on to win the Greensboro Open that weekend. Here is his Round 3 game (courtesy of Chess Stream): Hint: Click on the first move to play the game from the beinning. Click on any move to show the position at that point.