Wednesday, March 23, 2011

1962 Southern Open Chess Tournament in Memphis, Tennessee

Tennessee Chess News November-December 1961 No. 18 pg. 1

News in Brief

Memphis put in a bid for the (1962) Southern this year which is held around the 4th of July.  Let's wish them good luck in this endeavor.

Chess Life Volume XVII Number 5 May, 1962 page 116

Tournament Life
June 30, July 1-2-3, 1962

Southern Championships

7-round Swiss, to be played in Memphis, Tenn., championship of USCF Region IV, open to experts or above, state champions, and other strong players.  Entry fee, including SCA publications $16; only $14 if staying at host Hotel Claridge.  Must be or become USCF member–special rate, $4.  First prize, trophy and $100; second, at least $50, plus entry fee for '63, plus others.  For full details write: R. C. Eastwood, ___S. Krome Ave., Homestead, Fla.

June 30, July 1-2-3, 1962

7-round Swiss, to be played concurrent with the above.  Open to those rated 1899 or lower (or unrated). 1st prize, trophy plus $25 plus $15 contribution to the hotel bill, other extras.  Other prizes for Class A & B, top three ladies, etc.  Entry fee $12, including SCA publications; only $10 if staying at the host Hotel Claridge.  USCF membership for this event: $4.00.  For full details write: R. C. Eastwood ___S. Krome Ave., Homestead, Fla.

Tennessee Chess News March-April 1962 Vol. 4. No. 2

Memphis to Host Southern

Claridge Hotel Memphis, TN
Memphis will be the host to the Southern Championship this year thanks to their hard work in winning the bid over Macon, Ga.  Not since 1955 has the Southern been held in Tennessee when it was in Chattanooga.

We can all be very proud for Memphis to have achieved this honor.  Well over $200 have or will have to be raised by Memphis to comply with the financial support as is expected of the host city.  The best we can do is show our appreciation by each one of us making a special effort to attend this event.  Actually we are committed as the host state to have at least ten players, aside from at least that number from the host itself.

Aside from this, the Southern tournament this year will salute  the dear old gentleman Bob Scrivener.  As we are friends of "Uncle Bob" let us attend as a special tribute to him.

There will be special announcements mailed to every club in the state and many individuals, but just in case, here are some of the details:  (Click "Read more" below.)