US Amateur South Set for Memphis, June 4-5
OfficialPress Release
01 June 2011
Contact: Alan Kantor
akantor@uschess.org 
1-931-787-1234
(Crossville, TN)
U.S. Amateur kicks off an exciting week in Memphis!

Ever feel like you don't have a chance at winning a national championship because there are too many high-rated players to compete with?  Well, in Memphis on June 4-5, 2011 the U.S. Amateur South rolls into town to give everyone a chance at getting a national title. The U.S. Amateur is only open to people with a rating under 2200. That means grandmasters stay away! This tournament will be held at the University of Memphis in two sections: Championship (under 2200) and Reservc (under 1600). It promises to be an exciting action-packed event with five rounds. And you might even get to see a grandmaster or two!  Don't worry, they cannot play but Grandmaster Alex Stripunsky among others will be walking around. They will be willing to meet you and even sign autographs if you want.

It's not too late to enter this exciting event. Just go to www.cajunchess.com. If you need more information just go to www.shelbycountychess.org, e-mail midsouthchess@hotmail.com or kjkormick@hotmail.com. If you have to miss this event, catch all the exciting details on www.MonRoi.com including live games!

There is more though. After the tournament, the action shifts to the Lausanne Collegiate School where the Mid-South Chess Summer Camp is going on all weeklong. Remember those grandmasters that were going to be strolling around?  They will be in attendance for you. The list reads like a who's who of chess: Stripunsky, newly-minted Grandmaster Robert Hess, International Master Raja Panjwani, and Women's International Master Alisa Melekhina. This is the 10th anniversary and has always been designed with you in mind. If you have the time make this a chess week like you wouldn't believe.

The United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members. For additional information on the USCF see: http://www.uschess.org.