USCF Home Press 30th South Jersey Open Set for May 15th
|30th South Jersey Open Set for May 15th|
|By Stephen Arnold Dick|
|May 4, 2010|
CHERRY HILL, NJ-The South Jersey Open (SJO),
established in 1956, is one of America's longest running open chess
tournaments. This year's event is being held at the the Holiday Inn in Cherry Hill,
New Jersey on May 15th.
The South Jersey Open not only awards 1st through 5th place finishers with more than $1000 in cash prizes but it also awards the prestigious Hoffman Trophy to the top player who resides in Southern New Jersey. Players who live in South Jersey are able to win both, a cash prize and the trophy.
More than 80 players attended last year's SJO including world class players GM's Alex Lenderman and Michael Rohde and IM's Dean Ippolito and Bryan Smith. Lenderman and Rohde tied (3.5/4.0) for first place while Andrew Shvartsman (2.5/4.0) took home the Hoffman Trophy.
Pre-registration ends May 7th. However, anyone who pre-registers by May 3rd will be entered to win a eNotate electronic scorekeeper courtesy of Sevan Muradian and the North American Chess Association. For tournament details or to register now please visit www.atkmchesssets.com/sjopen.
This is an All the King's Men Chess Center Event. Contact Stephen Arnold Dick at 856-582-8222 for information. Also see a recent PR on a big money scholastic tournament coming to Cherry Hill on June 12-13.