Originally posted by USArmyParatrooperThe Lincoln Pfeffercorn Open (LPO) and the "Land of the Sky" tournament are the two biggest I know of.
I live in NC and I've never been to a tournament or met any GM's. The only people I can be around that share my interest are online. How can I expand my horizons in the real world when I live in the tobacco state?
Originally posted by Dewi JonesThank you. I just might do that! Will they rank me? There's ELO and FIDA, right?
If I were you, I'd enter the lowest section of the tournament. I don't know about the US, but in Wales there'd definately be a section for a player around your strength. I'm around 1650 on here and I won the minor section of the South Wales Winter congress.
Think about it, there's plenty of players here (RHP), and you aren't the worst. So it's highly unlikely you'll be the worst at a large collection of OTB players either.