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20th Annual Southern Open in Orlando

The 20th Annual Southern Open will be held from July 27-29, 2012, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, FL. The event has a $16,000 projected prize fund with $12,000 guaranteed.

The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500 and Under 1200. All sections are 5 round Swiss tournaments with 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in.

Open Section: $2000-1000-500-300, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $800, Under 2200/Unr $700. FIDE rated.
Under 2100 Section: $1400-700-400-200, top Under 1900 $500.
Under 1800 Section: $1400-700-400-200, top Under 1600 $500, no unrated may win over $500.
Under 1500 Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1300 $400, no unrated may win over $300.
Under 1200 Section: $800-400-200-100, trophies to top 5, 1st Under 1000, Under 800, Unrated. No unrated may win over $150.

The same venue hosted the 10th Annual Southern Class Championships earlier this year. The winner of the Master Section was GM Lars Bo Hansen.

Lagoon at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida

Lagoon at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida

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