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Night Action Championship at the same New Yorker Hotel with a much bigger $4,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund!


A Heritage Event! July 12, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 60 (Enhanced) 25th Annual Thursday Night Action Chess Championship: Come Cel- ebrate With Us This Special 25th Anniversary Of USCF's Longest- Running Action Tournament, Now At The New Yorker Hotel!! 4-SS, G/25 + d5 or G/30 + d/0. Chess Center of New York in the 3rd Floor Conference Center (sorry, the Grand Ballroom is not available) of the historic New Yorker Hotel!, 481 8th Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, NYC: 845-569-9969 (but we cannot accommo- date phone entries this one time, sorry!). $$ 4,000 Guaranteed! 4 sections. Open (19 Separate Place Prizes In Open Section!): $$500- 250-150-100-100-100-100-100-100-100-100-100-100-100-100-100-100-10 0-100. Under 2200 Section: $$150-100. Under 1800 Section: $150-100 ($75 limit to unr). Under 1200 Section: Trophies to Top 4, Top U900, U800, U600, Unrated. NEW!! $1,000 Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes!! Best male/female 2-player team combined score in all sections (father/ daughter, brother/sister, wife/husband, aunt/nephew, friend/friend— Mixed Doubles Team possibilities are limited only by your imagina- tion— but sorry, no pets): $$ 500-250-150-100 (teammates’ average rating must be Under 2200, teammates may play in different sections; teammate pairings avoided but possible, teams must declare by 8:30 pm). You do not need to be on a team to play in the tournament Mixed Dou- bles Prizes are special Bonus Prizes JUST for the Mixed Doubles Teams! No extra charge to also register as a Missed Doubles Team! EF top 3 Sections: $40, GMs free, $35 from prize. Good Customer Loy- alty Discount:$5 lessto those in top 3 sections who played in at least 10 “4 Rated Games Tonight!”tmts. since 1987-- Thank You So Much For Your Support Of This Tournament This Past Quarter Century! Under 1200 Section EF: $20. ALL PLAYERS: USCF membership re- quired! Special USCF membership dues ($30 adult, $20 age 24/below) with Chess Life but only if paid online by 7/10! May be limited to the first 250 players to register so advance entry is strongly recommended at www.chesscenter.cc thru 7/10 (see website for complete tourna- ment details and special announcements). Choice of 2 schedules! 7:00 Schedule, rds. 7-8:30-9:45-11 pm. 7:30 schedule, rd. 1 only is Quick-rated (G/15 + td/3) at 7:30 pm, score carries over into round 2 of 7:00 schedule at 8:30 pm. FREE Bughouse Tournament: register at 3:00 pm! Plaques to the top teams each section (limit 200 players)! Special FREE Guest Lecture: WGM Martha Fierro, 5 pm: “Best Classical Games;” IM Justin Sarkar, 5:30pm: “Chess As Therapy For Autis- tic Individuals.” Other surprise special guest lectures TBA! Special Guests of Honor Awards Presentation, 6:30 pm to some special key players in the history of this event! Limit 2 byes, commit by 8:30. Re-entry $20. Reg. ends 20 min. before game. HR: 212-971-0101. Help with NYC street parking: www.primospot.com. TD: Steve Immitt, NTD, IO, FA, plus special surprise TDs! CCA Minimum Ratings may be used.


July 13-15 or 14-15, Florida


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 30 (Enhanced) 5th Summer Solstice Open


5SS, G/120, (2-day Option Rd. 1 G/60). La Quinta Inn and Suites, 3701 N. University Dr., Coral Springs. $$5,600 b/170 paid entries, 60% min. Gtd. Open: $1000/Trophy-600-400-250, U2300 $200, U2200 $150. FIDE. U2000: $500/Trophy-250-150, U1850 $100. U1700: $500/Trophy-250- 150, U1550 $100. U1300: $500/Trophy-250-150, U1150 $100. U1000: Trophies for 1st to 5th, Medals for all others. Unr. may enter Open, U1300 or U1000 only. EF: $69 by July 9, $10 more later and on-site, GMs & IMs free ($69 deducted from prize). U1000 section $30 by July 9, $10 more later and on-site. Re-entry cash prize sections $35. Reg.: ends 1/2 hr before 1st rd. Rds.: 3-Day 1st Rd. Fri. 7:30, 2-Day 1st Rd. Sat 10, Rds. 2-5 Sat. 1:15, 6:30, Sun. 9:30, 2:30. 2 1/2 pt. byes, if req'd before rd. 2. HR: $67.50 by Cut-off Date, Includes free breakfast & Internet, 954-753- 9000. Ent: Boca Raton Chess Club, 2385 Executive Ctr. Dr., Ste. 100, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Online entry & add'l info: www.bocachess.com, 561- 479-0351. Chess Magnet School JGP for G/120 rds.


July 14, New Hampshire


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 Nashua Blitz (QC)


5 Rd. DBLSS, Radisson Hotel Nashua, 11 Tara Blvd., Nashua, NH 03062. EF: $20 for players in any Nashua Open section, $25 otherwise. $$GTD: $200-100. U2000 $100, U1600 $100. Reg.: Registration 8:00-8:45 PM. Rds.: Round 1 9 PM then ASAP. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea relyea@operamail.com. www. relyeachess.com. NS. W.


July 14-15, New Hampshire


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 30 (Enhanced) Nashua Open


Radisson Hotel Nashua, 11 Tara Blvd., Nashua, NH 03062. In 3 Sec- tions, Open: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 sec. increment, analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60, Chronos use setting CH-P6, FIDE rated. $$GTD: $500-250- 100. U2300 $150, U2100 $150. U1900: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 sec. increment, analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60, Chronos use setting CH-P6, Open to 1899 & under. $$GTD: $400-200. U1750 $100. U1600: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30 sec. increment, analog clocks play 40/90, SD/60, Chronos use setting CH-P6, Open to 1599 & under. $$GTD: $300-150. U1300 $100. ALL: EF: $50 Postmarked by 7 July, $55 at site. Reg.: 9:00- 9:45. Rds.: 10-4, 10-4. One half point bye rounds 1-3. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea, relyea@ operamail.com. HR: $89 by 13 June. Mention: Relyea Chess. (603) 579- 3256. www.relyeachess.com. NS W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 14-15, Virginia


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 22nd Annual Charlottesville Open 5SS, G/90. EF: $55 by 7/12, then $65. 2 Sections: Open & U1700. Prizes: $2000 b/o 60. Open Section: Place prizes guaranteed. $$400, $$250, $$150 U2100 $150, U1900 $130; U1700 Section: $300, $200, $150


U1500 $140, U1200 $130. Site & HR: Comfort Inn Monticello, 2097 Inn Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22911 (434) 977-3300) $99.95 + tax. Reg.: 11- 11:40 am. Rds.: Sat. 12, 3:15, 7:15 Sun. 9:30, 1:15. Entries: Ernest Schlich, 1370 S. Braden Cres., Norfolk, VA 23502. Checks to VCF. Mbr: VCF rqd. for VA residents $10, $5 under age 17. Info: eschlich@verizon. net, www.vachess.org. Byes: single half-point bye on request. No CC on site, cash only please. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 17, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 (Enhanced) Marshall Masters!


4-SS, G/25d5. Third Tuesday of every month. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. Open to players rated over 2100 (plus all players scor- ing over 50% in any MCC Open or U2300 tournament since the prior month's Masters). EF: $40, members $30, GMs free. $$G250-150-100. Prizes to U2400, U2300 and biggest upset. Reg.: 6:15-6:45 pm. Rds.: 7- 8:15-9:30-10:45. One bye available (Rd 1 or 4 only), request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org.


July 19, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) Marshall Thursday Game 30 Grand Prix!


4-SS, G/25d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20, GMs and IM's free (no deduction from prize!). ($$530 b/32 first two prizes guaranteed:) $200-100-50, U2200 $95, U2000 $85. Reg.: 6:15-6:45 pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org.


A Heritage Event! July 19, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) The Original “4 Rated Games Tonight!” Now At The New Yorker Hotel - USCF's Longest-Running Action Tournament! 4-SS, G/25 + d/5 or G/30 + d/0. Chess Center at the historic New Yorker Hotel!, 481 8th Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, NYC: 845-569- 9969 (www.chesscenter.cc). EF: $30, GMs $25 from prize. Good Customer Loyalty Discounts: $5 lessto those who played in at least 4 “4 Rated Games Tonight!”Thursday Night Actions since Jan. 2011, $10 lessto those who played in at least 10 4RGTs since 1987—Thank You So Much For Your Support Of This Tournament These Past 25 Years! $$700 Guaranteed: 200-110-50, Top U2200/unr $100, U2000 $90. NEW!! $150 Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes! Best male/female 2-player team com- bined score: $100-50 (teammates’ average rating must be Under 2200; teammate pairings avoided but possible, teams must declare by 8:15). Choice of 2 schedules! 7:00 Schedule, rds. 7-8:15-9:30-10:45 pm. 7:30 schedule, rd. 1 only is Quick-rated (G/15 + td/3) at 7:30 pm, score car- ries over into round 2 of 7:00 schedule at 8:15 pm. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Help with NYC street parking: www.primospot.com.


July 19-22, 20-22 or 21-22, California, Southern


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (Enhanced) 17th annual Pacific Coast Open


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