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Tournament Life USCF National Events Note: Tournament memberships not valid for National events


SEE TLA IN THIS ISSUE FOR DETAILS 2012 U.S. Senior Open Championship July 9-14 • Houston, Texas 2012 U.S. Junior Open Championship July 13-15 • Houston, Texas


2012 Trophies Plus U.S. Girls Junior Open Championship Aug. 4-8 • Vancouver, Washington 113th annual (2012) U.S. Open August 4-12, 7-12 or 9-12 • Vancouver, Washington 2012 Women’s U.S. Open August 8-12 • Vancouver, Washington 2012 U.S. Blind Chess Championship USCF & U.S. Braille Chess Association (USBCA) are sponsoring this USCF National event • August 24-25 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2012 U.S. Masters Championship August 30-Sept. 3 • Greensboro, North Carolina 2012 U. S. Class Championships Sept. 21-23 or 22-23 • Houston, Texas


FUTURE EVENTS (Watch for details) 2012 U.S. Game/60 October 27 • Pleasanton, California 2012 U.S. Action Game/30 October 28 • Pleasanton, California 2012 K-12 Grade Championship November 30-December 2 • Orlando, Florida 2013 SuperNationals V April 5-7 • Nashville, Tennessee 2013 All-Girls National Championships April 26-28 • Chicago, Illinois 114th annual (2013) U.S. Open July 27-August 4 • Madison, Wisconsin 2013 K-12 Grade Championship December 13-15 • Lake Buena Vista, Florida 2014 National High School (K-12) Championship April 4-6 • San Diego, California 2014 National Elementary (K-6) Championship May 9-11 • Dallas, Texas 115th annual (2014) U.S. Open July 26-August 3 • St. Louis, Missouri 2014 K-12 Grade Championship December 12-14 • Orlando, Florida 2015 National Elementary (K-6) Championship May 8-10 • Nashville, Tennessee 116th annual (2015) U.S. Open August 1-9 • Phoenix, Arizona 2015 K-12 Grade Championship December 4-6 • Orlando, Florida


The TLA pages “Information for Organizers, TDs, and Affiliates” and “Information for Players” can now be found online at main.uschess.org/go/tlainfo.


Bids


Note: Organizers previously awarded options for USCF National Events must still submit proposals (including sample budgets) for their events.


NOW PAST DEADLINE OF JULY 1, 2011:


2012 U.S. Cadet 2012 National Youth Action (NYA)


DEADLINE JULY 1, 2012:


2013 U.S. Amateur Team Championship (North, South, West)


2013 U.S. Amateur (East, North, South, West)


2013 U.S. Junior Chess Congress 2013 U.S. Class Championship 2013 U.S. Cadet 2013 National Youth Action (NYA) 2013 National Open 2013 U.S. Game 10 Championship 2013 U.S. Game/15 Championship 2013 U.S. Game 60 Championship 2013 U.S. Action G/30 Championship 2013 U.S. Masters Championship 2013 U.S. Junior Closed


DEADLINE JULY 1, 2013: 2014 U.S. Senior Open


2014 U.S. Junior Closed


OVERDUE BIDS Please contact the National Office if you are interested in bidding for a National Event. The USCF recom- mends that bids be submitted ac- cording to the following schedule. However, bids may be consi- dered prior to these dates. *USCF reserves the right to decline all bids and organize the event itself.


Rating supplements will be updated EACH MONTH on the USCF website, and each monthly rating supplement will be used for all tournaments beginning in that month, unless otherwise announced in Chess Life. The USCF website at www.uschess.org also frequently lists unofficial ratings.The purpose of unoffi- cial ratings is to inform you of your progress; however, most tournaments do not use them for pairing or prize purposes. If you would otherwise be unrated, organizers may use your unofficial rating at their discretion, even without advance publicity of such a policy.


Tournament Life Abbreviations & Terms


All tournaments are non-smoking with no comput- ers allowed unless otherwise advertised by S and/or C (see below for explanations).


QC: Quick Chess events . $$Gtd: Guaranteed prizes.


$$b/x: Based-on prizes, x = number of entries needed to pay full prize fund. At least 50% of the advertised prize fund of $501 or more must be awarded.


instead. For example, Bye 1-3 means 1 byes are available in Rounds 1 through 3.


⁄2


Bye: Indicates which rounds players who find it inconvenient to play may take 1


-point byes ⁄2


-point


CC: Chess club. EF: Entry fee. Ent: Where to mail entries.


FIDE: Results submitted to FIDE for possible rating.


G/: Game in. For instance, G/75 means each side has 75 minutes for the entire game. GPP: Grand Prix Points available.


HR: Hotel rates. For example, 60-65-70-75 means $60 single, $65 twin, $70/3 in room, $75/4 in room.


JGP: Junior Grand Prix.


Memb. req’d: Membership required; cost fol- lows. Usually refers to state affiliate.


Open: A section open to all. Often has very strong players, but some eligible for lower sec- tions can play for the learning experience.


Quad: 4-player round robin sections; similar strength players.


RBO: Rated Beginner’s Open.


Rds: Rounds; scheduled game times follow. For example, 11-5, 9-3 means games begin 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. on the first day, 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. on the sec- ond day.


Reg: Registration at site. RR: Round robin (preceded by number of rounds).


SD/: Sudden-death time control (time for rest of game follows). For example, 30/90, SD/1 means each player must make 30 moves in 90 minutes, then complete the rest of the game in an hour.


SS: Swiss-System pairings (preceded by number of rounds).


T/Dx: Time delay, x = number of seconds. Unr: Unrated. W: Site is accessible to wheelchairs.


WEB: Tournaments that will use a player’s online rating.


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