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The Tournament Announcements on the following pages are provided for the convenience of USCF members and for informational pur- poses only. Unless expressly indicated otherwise, neither the U.S. Chess Federation nor Chess Life warrants the accuracy of anything contained in these Tournament Announcements. Those interested in additional information about or having questions concerning any of these tournaments are directed to contact the organizer listed. Chess Lifewill exercise all due diligence in providing accurate typesetting of non-camera-ready copy but assumes no responsibil- ity for errors made in such work.


Effective with TLAs submitted after November 10, 2010, the fol- lowing additional rules apply to Grand Prix tournaments:


1) The guaranteed first prize must be at least $150.


2) No more than one prize under $100 may count towards the Grand Prix point total.


3) Prizes below the maximum entry fee do not count towards the Grand Prix point total.


SUBMISSIONS: If possible e-mail your tla to: tla@uschess.org (Joan DuBois). For tla deadline schedule, formatting help and Grand Prix information see April 2012 Chess Lifepg. 50 and 51 or check http://main. uschess.org/ go/tlainfo. Payment can be done online through the TD/Affiliate area or sent to: U.S. Chess, TLA Dept., PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557.


Nationals


July 9-14, Texas 2012 U.S. Senior Open 6SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (3-Day Option, Rounds 1-3 G/55, d/5). Marriott Hous- ton South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/houhh-houston-hobby-airport-mar- riott/. Free parking! $79 HR valid until 6/30 (includes free hot breakfast buffet!), Reserve early! 713-943-7979, Group Code: CHESS. Eligibility: Open to USCF members born on or before July 9, 1962. Prizes: $5,000 GTD! 1st-$1250, 2nd-$800, 3rd-$500, 4th-$300, U2300: $500-300, U2000: $300-150, U1800 $300-150, U1500/UNR $300-150. Awards: Commem- orative Clocks for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and plaques for each champion, ages 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and over 75 (a player may win a place award and an age award). World Senior Entrant: Top finisher born on or before January 1, 1952 receives: 1) official USCF entrant in the World Senior Championship, and 2) a $500.00 USCF stipend towards expenses at the WSC. EF: $95 if rec'd by 6/30, $115 after or on site. Registration until 6 pm on July 9 (or until 9am July 12 for 3-Day Schedule). Registra- tions after that time may require byes. Rounds: Monday to Friday one round daily at 6:30 pm, Saturday one round at 11 a.m. 3-Day Schedule: Rounds Thursday at 10m, 12:30pm, 3pm; Merges with 6-Day Schedule on Round 4. Awards Banquet: Saturday at 7 p.m. Byes:Two 1/2 –point byes available if req. before end of rd 2. Entries: Mail to Francisco L. Guadalupe, 305 Willow Pointe Dr., League City, TX 77573. Info: flguada lupe@aol.com. Enter online: www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_ id=2015413. Note: Active.com charges a small fee. Phone entries: (713) 530-7820. Add $5 (per player) for phone entries. Tournament website link at: http://main.uschess.org/content/view/10014/95. FIDE.


July 13-15, Texas 2012 U.S. Junior Open 6SS, G/120,d5. Marriott Houston South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/houhh- houston-hobby-airport-marriott/. Free parking! $79 HR valid until 6/30 (includes free hot breakfast buffet!), Reserve early! 713-943-7979, Group Code: CHESS. 4 Sections based on age as of 1/1/2012: Under 21, Under 15, Under 11 and Under 8. July Rating Supplement. U21: $500+entry to 2013 US Junior Closed - $250-$125-$75-$50. Individual plaques to top five overall, plaques for best player age 18, 17, 16, 15, Under 15, and for ratings U1600, U1400, U1200. U21 is also FIDE rated. U15: Individual trophies to top ten overall, trophies for best player age 14, 13, 12, 11, Under 11, and for ratings U1400, U1200, U1000. U11: Indi- vidual trophies to top ten overall, trophies to best player age 10, 9, 8, 7, Under 7, and for ratings U1200, U1000, U800. U8: Individual trophies to top ten overall, best player age 7, 6 & Under, and for ratings U1000, U800, U600; honorable mention trophies for all others U8. Commemorative medals for all participants. Teams: Trophies to top three school teams and top club team in each of the four sections. Top four scores, minimum of three, count towards team score in each section. Byes: One half-point bye, any round except Rd 6, if requested before Rd 1. EF: $35 postmarked or on line by 7/2, $50 after 7/2; no checks on site. Schedule: Onsite reg- istration, Fri 8:30 – 11:00am. Opening Ceremony, Fri 12:45pm. Rounds, Fri 1pm & 6pm; Sat 9:30am & 2:15pm; Sun 9am & 1:30pm. Awards Cer- emony 6:00pm (approx). Side Events: Blitz, U21 & U11. Sat 6:30pm, EF: $15 by 7/2, $20 on site. Bughouse: One section, Sat ASAP after Blitz, EF: $25 per team, on site only. Parents and Friends Tournament (not rated): 3SS, G/30, Sat, Rds 10:30, 2:30 & 4:00pm. EF: $20, on site only. Prizes: Trophies to top three plus one USCF Premium membership for each five participants. ENTRIES:Mail to Francisco L. Guadalupe, 305 Wil- low Pointe Dr., League City, TX 77573. Info: flguadalupe@aol.com. Enter online at: www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2015371. Note: Active.com charges a small fee. Phone entries: (713) 530-7820. Add $3 (per player) for phone entries. Tournament website link at: http://main. uschess.org/content/view/10014/95. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 4-8, Washington 2012 Trophies Plus U.S. Girls Junior Open Championship 6SS, G90+30 seconds. Hilton Vancouver Washington (see U.S. Open). Open to all females born after 8/4/1991 not 7/30/90. Must be US res- ident to qualify for Scholarship money. EF: Free if playing in U.S. Open (must play in 6-Day or 4-Day Schedule), otherwise $50 mailed by 7/29 not 7/24 or on line by 7/29 not 7/27, $60 at site. Prizes: 1st Place: $500


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Scholarship and Plaque; 2nd Place: $350 Scholarship and Plaque; 3rd Place: $150 Scholarship and Plaque; Plaques to Top A, B, C, D, E, Unr. Reg- istration ends Sat 6pm not 6:30 pm, Rds. Sat 7 pm, Sun/Mon 12 noon & 7 pm, Tue 11 am. Ent: USCF (Girls Junior Open), PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557. Online entry: https://secure.uschess.org/webstore/tourna- ments.php?wkevent=2012GirlsJrOpen. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! Aug. 4-12, 7-12 or 9-12, Washington Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 300 113th annual U.S. Open Includes traditional one game per day schedule (9 days), also 6-day slow time control option, and 4-day option requiring only 3 nights hotel stay for most players. 9SS, 40/2, SD/1, D5 (4 day option, Rds. 1-6, G/60, D5). Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660. Self Parking $13.00, valet $17.00 per night. HR: $110 single/quad, 360- 993-4500, reserve by July 12 or rate may increase. $50,000 in prizes based on 500 paid entries, else proportional, $40,000 (80% of each prize) min- imum guaranteed. A one section tournament with Class prizes. Top US player not otherwise qualified qualifies for 2013 US Championship. Choice of three schedules: Traditional: 40/2, SD/1, D5. One round daily at 7 pm, except Rd 9, 3 pm 8/12. 6-Day Option: 7 pm 8/7, 12 noon & 7 pm 8/8-10, 7 pm 8/11, 3 pm 8/12. 4-Day Option: 1 pm, 4 pm & 7 pm 8/9; 10 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm & 7 pm 8/10, 7 pm 8/11, 3 pm 8/12. All sched- ules merge after Round 6 & compete for same prizes. Projected prizes: Top places $8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-700-500-400, clear winner or playoff $200 bonus. If tie for first, top two on tiebreak play speed game (White 5 minutes, Black 3 minutes and gets draw odds, 5 second delay) for bonus and title. Class Prizes:Top Master (2200-2399) $2400-1200- 600-300, Expert (2000-2199) $2400-1200-600-300, Class A (1800-1999) $2400-1200-600-300, Class B (1600-1799) $2400-1200-600-300, Class C (1400-1599) $2000-1000-500-300, Class D (1200-1399) $1500-700-400- 200, Class E or below (under 1200) $1200-600-400-200, Unrated $700-400-200. Special prizes for Life Titles: Top Life Senior Master Under 2500: $600. Top Life Master, (or Original Life Master) Under 2300: $600. Top Candidate Master (or higher title) Under 2100: $500. Top First Category (or higher title) Under 1900: $500. Top Second Category (or higher title) Under 1700: $500. Top Third Category (or higher) Under 1500: $400. Top Fourth Category (or higher) Under 1300: $300. Life Titles must be established by August 1, 2012. Special life title prizes will be cal- culated and awarded August 24, 2012. Half Point Byes: must commit before Round 4; up to 3 byes allowed for 2000/up, 2 byes for 1400-1999, one bye for Under 1400/Unr. Limit 1 bye in last two rounds. Zero point byes are always available in any round. Entry Fee: Online, $145 by 6/17, $165 by 7/29, $185 after 7/29. By mail, $147 postmarked by 6/17, $167 postmarked by 7/29; do not mail after 7/29! By phone, $150 by 6/17, $170 by 7/29, $185 after. No phone entries after 8/2 (close of business at the Office)! At site, all $190; GMs free. All entries must be made at least 2 hours prior to your first game. Current USCF member- ship required. August official ratings used; unofficial ratings used if otherwise unrated. CCA ratings used if above USCF. Foreign player rat- ings: usually 100 points added to FIDE or FQE, 200+ added to most foreign national ratings, no points added to CFC. Highest of multiple rat- ings generally used. Entries: USCF, ATTN: 2012 U.S. Open, PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557. Online entry: https://secure2.uschess.org/web- store/tournament.php?wkevent=2012USOPEN. Phone entry: 800-903- 8723. FIDE rated, No cell phones. Bring a clock -- none supplied. Sets/boards supplied for tournament but not for skittles. Many meetings, workshops and seminars, including: USCF Committee Meetings 8/8- 10, USCF Awards Luncheon 8/11 noon, USCF Delegates Meeting 8/11-12. Many side events and other championships, including: Women’s U.S. Open (see separate TLA for the Women's event), U.S. Open Blitz Championship 7SS Double, 12noon 8/11; Weekend Swiss 5SS G/60, 10-1-3:30 Sat 8/4, 10 & 1 Sun 8/5; U.S. Open Scholastic (see separate TLA for the Scholastic event); U.S. Open Quads G/30 12-1:30-2:30 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri; U.S. Open G/15 Championship 12-1-2-3-4 Wed 8/8; U.S. Open Bughouse Sun. 7:00 pm 8/6. 16th Annual Golf Tournament for the U.S. Open Chess Players, (see tournament website for details). U.S. Open Tennis Tournament (see tournament website for details). In addition, three other championships will also take place: the 2012 Denker Tournament of HS Champions, the 2012 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, and the 2012 Trophies Plus U.S. Girls Junior Open (see separate TLA for the Girls event). Please check the U.S. Open web- site often for updates, new information and corrections! www.us chess.org/tournaments/2012/usopen/. FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP for U.S. Open.


Aug. 8-12, Washington 2012 Women’s U.S. Open 5SS, Game 90 + 30 Seconds. Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660. Self Parking $13.00, valet $17.00 per night. HR: $110 single/quad, 360-993-4500, reserve by July 12 or rate may increase. $2000 Guaranteed. EF: $50. One section with class prizes. Prizes: $500 (+ trophy), $300, $200. Class Prizes: U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200: $200 each. Rounds: 8/8 to 8/11, 11:00 AM, 8/12, 10:00 AM. Half point byes: Limit 1, must commit before Round 2. Entry Fee: Online, $50 by August 7th. By mail, $50 postmarked by 7/29; do not mail after 7/29! By phone, $50 by 8/7. No phone entries after 8/7 (close of business at the Office)! At site, all $50. Registration At site closes August 8 at 10:00 AM. August official ratings used; unofficial ratings used if otherwise unrated. CCA ratings used if above USCF. Foreign player ratings: usually 100 points added to FIDE or FQE, 200+ added to most foreign national ratings, no points added to CFC. Highest of multi- ple ratings generally used. Entries: USCF, ATTN: 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557. Online entry: www.uschess.org/tour- naments/2012/womens/. Phone entry: 800-903-8723. No cell phones. Bring a clock -- none supplied. Sets/boards supplied for tournament but not for skittles. Please see the US Open TLA for side events, com- mittee meetings, delegate meetings and other events held during the Open. Please check the U.S. Open website often for updates, new information and corrections! www.uschess.org/tourna- ments/2012/womens/. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 24-25, Pennsylvania 2012 U.S. Blind Chess Championship USCF& U.S. Braille Chess Association (USBCA) are sponsoring this USCF National event. 4 SS or 4 RR (depends on # of players), G/135. Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 5311 Campbells Run Road (near airport), Pittsburgh, PA 15277, (412) 788-8400. Free shuttle to/from airport. EF: Free. Reg.: Onsite - Thurs. 6-8pm, Fri. 9-9:30am. Rds.: (tentative), Fri. 10-4, Sat. 9- 3. Prize Fund: $1,400 GTD: 1st: $400, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200, 4th: $100, $100- Best player U1400, $100- Class E (1000-1199), $100- Class F (800-999), $100- Best Unrated player. NOTE: All players must be classi- fied as Legally Blind and bring proof. USCF membership required; join for $18 at event! HR: $99 nite; code: USB. Contact: Rick Varchetto, richard 521@suddenlink.net.Phone: (h)304-636-4034, (c)304-614-4034 or Joan DuBois, tla@uschess.org, (c) 931-200-3412. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 30-Sept. 3, North Carolina


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 200 (Enhanced) 2012 U.S. Masters Championship


9-SS 40/90, SD/60, inc.30. Embassy Suites Airport, 204 Centreport Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409, (336) 668-4535, mention Group Name, “North Car- olina Chess Association” for discounted hotel rate. GM and IM norms may be possible! $17000 in prizes UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED! $5000- 3000-1750-1250-1000-750-500-350-250-150 U2450 1500-1000-500. EF: $150 if received by August 15 $200 later or on site. GM's and foreign IM's Free. No money taken out of winnings to reimburse for EF. This tourna- ment is open only to players who have ratings over 2200, those who have ever been so rated, all foreign FIDE-rated players, and juniors (under age 21) rated over 2000. RDS.: Aug 30 7:30PM then 11-7:30, 11-7:30, 11-7:30, 11-7:30. HR: $99 All rooms are suite style. Free made to order breakfast daily, free manager's reception nightly, and free airport shuttle available for all guests. Advance Entry Send checks to:Walter High, 105 North Crabtree Knoll, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Make checks payable to: NCCA. On site entry will be available on August 30 from 2-7PM. BYES: A max- imum of two byes allowed. Byes must be requested before the start of round 2. No last round byes. INFO: Gary Newsom, gary.newsom@queenci- tychess.com or Walter High wmhigh@nc.rr.com. More info including pre-entry listsmaybe available at: ncchess.org. FIDE rated. No smok- ing. No computers. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Sept. 21-23 or 22-23, Texas


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 50 (Enhanced) 2012 U.S. Class Championships


5SS, G/120, d5 (2-Day Option, Rd 1, G/60, d5), $11,000 b/200 full paid entries, 70% Guaranteed. Junior entries in Class C and D, all Class E, and Unrated Section count as 2/3. Free entry for GMs. Free entry for IMs, deducted from winnings. July Rating Supplement used. Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017, www.mar- riott.com/hotels/travel/houhh-houston-hobby-airport-marriott/. Free parking! $87 HR! 713-943-7979, Group Code: CHESS. 8 Sections, Rated players may play up one class only. MASTER (2200/up), FIDE Rated, $1,250-650-400 (U2400: 400-200-100), EXPERT (2000-2199), $800-400- 200, CLASS A (1800-1999), $800-400-200, CLASS B (1600-1799), $800-400-200, CLASS C (1400-1599), $800-400-200, CLASS D (1200- 1399), $800-400-200, CLASS E (U1200), $300-200-100, Unrated, $300-100. National Class Champion title and plaques to each Class win- ner. Tie-breaks: MSCO. EF: $75 postmarked or on line by 9/14, $85 after. Special EF: $45 by 9/14 ($55 after) for all players in Class E, Unrated Sec- tion, and Juniors U18 in Class C or D. 3-Day Schedule: Registration Fri (10/1) 5-7pm. Rds. Fri 8pm, Sat 1pm & 6:30pm, Sun 9:30am & 2:30pm. 2-Day Schedule: Registration Sat (10/2) 8-9am. Rds. Sat 10am, 1pm (merges with 3-Day Schedule) & 6:30pm, Sun 9:30am & 2:30pm. Byes for all rounds, must commit before end of Rd 2. SIDE EVENTS: 5-min BLITZ, Sat after Rd 3, 2 sections, Open and U1800 (uses Regular USCF ratings). $10 EF on site, 75% returned in prizes; SCHOLASTIC TOUR- NAMENT, 5SS, G/30, d5, One day only, Sat 10/2, $20 by 9/24, $25 after. Sections: K-3, K-6, K-9, K-12. Prizes:Trophies to top 15 individuals and plaques to top 3 teams in each division, top four players from one school count for team score, minimum of two. Scholastic players will receive a commemorative medal. ENTRIES: Check payable to Francisco L. Guadalupe and mail to 305 Willow Pointe Dr., League City, TX 77573. On line: www.active.com/more-sports-tournament/houston-tx/us-class- chess-championships-2012. Tournament website link at: http://main.us chess.org/content/view/10014/95. Info: flguadalupe@aol.com. Phone Entries (713) 530-7820. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Grand Prix


July 7-8, California, Southern Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 LACC - Our 10-Year Anniversary!! (Co-sponsored by Harold Valery MD, Inc.) Open (6SS, G/60, no time delay). 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025, 2nd fl. 2 Sections: OPEN/U1800. EF: $70 at the door ($65 if received by 7/6); $60 LACC mem- bers ($55 if received by 7/6); Siblings $15 off, $40 new LACC members, Free new LACC Life members! 20% off EF for each friend you bring in. Reg.: Sat 10-11:30 am. Rds.: 12, 2, 4 pm each day. Byes: Up to three 1/2- point byes available. 1-Day option I: Play 1 day- no 1/2 pt byes- 1/2 EF. 1-Day option II: Play 1 day & receive three 1/2 pt byes- full EF. Prizes: $$ 1,500 Cash & Gift Cards (b/45, 2/3 Guaranteed). 1st-3rd $400-200- 75 U2200: $125. U1800: $200-100; U1600: $100–50-$25; U1400: $100-50; U1200/unrated: $75. Ent: LACC, Box 251774, LA, CA 90025. Info: Mick Bighamian: Cell (310) 795-5710; Mick@LAChessClub.com or www.LA ChessClub.com. Parking: Free street & BoA Parking; or building base- ment ($5). Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! July 12, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) 10 Grand Prix Points Tonight, Now At The New Yorker Hotel-USCF’s Longest-Running Action Tournament!! The “10 Grand Prix Points Tonight!” tournament originally sched- uled for July 12 has been replaced with the 25th Annual Thursday


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