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6SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/45,d5). Under 900 Section, July 21-22 only, G/70, d/5. Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301 (US-101 to Reyes Adobe Road exit). Adjacent to the Santa Monica Mountains, 26 miles west of Burbank, 12 miles from Malibu, 28 miles from Ventura. Free parking. Prizes $25,000 based on 230 paid entries (re-entries count half, Under 900 one-third), minimum $15,000 (60% each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections. Open: $3000-1500- 700-400, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1600-800. FIDE.Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-300. Under 1900: $2000-1000-500- 300. Under 1700: $1800-900-500-300. Under 1500: $1500-700-400-200. Under 1200: $1200-600-300-200. Under 900: $300-200-120-80, trophies to top 7. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limit U2100 $1000, U1900 $800, U1700 $600, U1500 $400, U1200 $200, U900 $100; balance goes to next player(s) in line. If any post-event rating posted at uschess. org 7/18/11-7/18/12 is more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $600. Top 6 sections EF: 4-day $134, 3-day $133, 2-day $132 mailed by 7/10, all $135 online at chesstour.com by 7/15, $140 phoned by 7/15 (406-896-2038, entry only, no questions), $150 (no checks, credit cards OK) at tmt. No mailed credit card entries. GMs free; $120 deducted from prize. Under 900 Section EF: all $90 less than above. SCCF mem- bership ($18, jrs $10) required for rated Southern CA residents. Re-entry $70; not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess. org ratings usu- ally used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dueswith magazine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. 4-day Schedule: Reg Thu to 6:30 pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 3-day Schedule: Reg. Fri to 11 am, rds Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day Schedule: Reg Sat to 9 am, rds Sat 10,12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. Under 900 Schedule: Reg Sat to 9 am, rds 10, 1:15, 4:30 each day. All schedules: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, other sections before rd 4. HR: $87-87, 818-707-1220, request chess rate, reserve by 7/5 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! July 20-22 or 21-22, Arizona


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 30 (Enhanced) Ye Olde Pueblo Open and Scholastics


Holiday Inn Palo Verde, 4550 S. Palo Verde Rd., Tucson, AZ 85714, 520- 746-1161. SECTIONS: Open, Reserve (U1800), & Booster (U1400). Scholastic tournament held the same weekend (K-6/U1000) visit web- site for more information!! SCHEDULE: (3-day) 5/SS, 40/2, SD/1; Reg.: 7/20 5:30-6:30PM; Rds. 7, 10-5, 9-4. (2-day) 5/SS, Rds. 1-2 G/90; Rds. 3-5 40/2, SD/1; Reg.: 7/21 8:30-9:30 AM; Rds: 10-1:30-5, 9-4. PRIZES: (Open) $$G: $500(plaque)-400-300; $$b/4 X, A, B/below $150 ea. Tro- phy Top Jr. U20, Jr. U14, Sr. 50+; (Reserve) $$b/38: $250(plaque)-150 (plaque); $$b/4 C, D/below $100 ea. Trophy to Top UNR, Jr. U14, Sr. 50+; (Booster) Trophy and clock to 1st Place, Trophy to 2nd - 5th Place, Top E, U1000/Unr and Jr. U11. EF: GM/IM are FREE! prizes to be reduced. (Open) $60; (Reserve) $45; (Booster) $30. LATE FEE: Additional $10 if entry received after 7/18. DISCOUNT: $10 off EF for Juniors (under age 20) and Seniors (age 50+) in Open and Reserve. ALL: 1/2 pt byes allowed for all rounds but must be requested prior to start of Round 2 (max 2). No Re-entries. HR: $69 (single) or $80 (suite) if by 7/6, mention “SACA”. Info: Karen Pennock, 520-261-6149, email: kpennock_83@yahoo.com, web: www.sazchess.org. Ent: Online registration available at www.saz chess.org/store/store.php or postal mail (make checks payable to SACA) to: SACA, Attn: 2012 Ye Olde Pueblo, PO Box 36149, Tucson, AZ 85740. NC. NS. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 20-22 or 21-22, California, Northern


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 40 (Enhanced) People’s Tournament 5SS, 30/90 sd60, 2-day rds 1-2 g/90 merge rd3. Hilton, 7050 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton. Hotel $79. Free parking. Prizes: $8,000 b/133 (75% guar). 5 sections. MX (2000+ FIDE rated): 1000-500-200, top u2300 300, u2100 100. A/B/C: 800-400-200-100 ea. DE: 600-300-100, top u1200 300- 100. Unr max $300 exc in Open. EF by 7/17: $99. Onsite +25, Play-up +20. r/e 40. Econ Opt: EF-20 & 2/3 calc prize (not avail in Open). GMs/IMs free: prize-EF. Jul 12 Supp,CCA min, TD disc to place players. Sched: 3-day Reg. F 6-6:30, Rds. F 7, Sa 11:30 5:15, Su 10 3:30; 2-day Reg. Sa 9-9:30, Rds. Sa 10 1:30 5:15, Su 10 3:30. Max two 1/2-pt byes, commit bef rd 3. Ent: BAC, 1639A S. Main St., Milpitas, CA 95035. Rfnd fee 20. E: ask@BayAreaChess.com. Info: BayAreaChess.com/peoples. NS, NC, W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 20-22 or 21-22, Illinois


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (Enhanced) 5th annual Chicago Class


5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d/5). Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south). Free parking. $20,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 8 sections; no unrated allowed in Master or Expert. Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-600-400, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $800- 400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200. Class A (1800-1999/ Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-200. Class D(1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $1000-500-300-200. Under 1000 (Under 1000/Unr): $200-100-60-40, trophies to first 5, top Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Rated playersmay play up one section. Prize limits: Unrated may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 E, $300 D, $500 C, $700 B, or $900 A. If any post-event rating posted at uschess.org 7/19/11-7/19/12 is more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $500. Top 7 sections EF: 3-day $103, 2-day $102 mailed by 7/11, all $104 online at chesstour.com by 7/16, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/16 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site. Under 1000 Section EF: all $70 less than above. All: No mailed credit card entries. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online or mailed EF $5 less to ICA members; join/ renew at il-chess.org. An ICA Tour event. Unofficial uschess.org ratings


uschess.org


usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. Re-entry $50; not available in Master Section. GMs $80 from prize. 3-day Schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day Schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30&6, Sun 10 & 4:30. Bye: all, Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR: $103-103-103-103, 800-937-8461, 847-777- 6500, reserve by 7/6 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, 845- 496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 20-22 or 21-22, Tennessee


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 Memphis Summer Open 5SS, G/120. $750 prizes based on 40 entries. Greater Memphis Chess Center, 5796 Shelby Oaks Dr., Suite 11, Memphis, TN 38134. Accelerated pairings. Prizes 1st $300, $200, $100. Top U1600 and U1400: $75 each. EF: $40 ($35 for MCC and GMCC members). Rounds: 3-day option: Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm & 7pm, Sun 9am & 2pm. 2-day option: Sat 9am, 2pm & 7pm; Sun 9am & 2pm. On-site registration: Fri: 5:30-6:30pm or Sat: 7:30- 8:30am. Saturday side event: U1200 Scholastic, 5SS, G/45. 1st round at 9am, next rounds ASAP. Trophies for top 3 finishers. EF: $15. Entries: MemphisChessClub Inc.,PO Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187-0864. Mem phisChess.com, gpylant@gmail.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 21, Connecticut


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 Fairfield County Masters & Class Championships


Chess Club of Fairfield County, 710 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. In 2 Sections, Masters: 5SS, G/30, Open to Minimum 2200 rating. $$GTD: $500-300-200. Half-point byes available for rounds 1 & 2. Must commit before round 1. Max. 2 byes. Class Championships: 5SS, G/30, Open to 2199 & under. Open to Maximum 2199 rating. $$GTD: $400-200-100. Top U2000, U1800, U1600 - $100 Each. Half-point byes available for rounds 1 & 2. Must commit before round 1. Max 2 byes. ALL: EF: $40 in advance online by Fri 8pm 7/20 or postmarked by Tue 7/16. $50 late on- site. CCFC members $30 advance/$40 late. Grandmasters and International Masters free - entry fee deducted from prize. Reg.: 10:00 - 10:30am. Rds.: 11:00, 12:15, 2:30, 3:45, 5:00. ENT: Chess Club of Fairfield County LLC., 710 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850, www.fairfield- countychess.com/. INFO:Melvin Patrick 203-505-6215, mpatrick@fairfield countychess.com.


July 21, Missouri


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 Saint Louis Premiere & Amateur


4SS, G/85. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Free entries for GMs and IMs. EF: $40, $30 for annual members of the club if registered by 7/20. MCA membership req'd from $5. PF: $1,200 Unconditionally Guaranteed!! Each Section $225- $150-$100-$75-$50 (1st-5th). Winner of each Section qualifies for 2013 Club Championship. Reg.: 8-8:45. Rds.: 9, 12:15, 3:45, 7. One 1/2 point bye if declared before round 1. MCA Membership required from $5. OSA. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108 or online at saintlouis chessclub.org Info: 314-361-CHESS info@saintlouischessclub.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 21, New Jersey


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) Luzviminda Machan 2 Open


4-SS, G/45. Once a month. EF: $40, members $30, GMs free ($25


deducted from prize). $$G200-150-100-50. Prizes to U2200, U1800, U1400, and U1000 (Trophies). Reg.: 1pm-1:30pm. Rds.: 1:30pm, 3:15pm, 5pm, 6:45pm. One bye available, commit at least 15min prior the game. 1531 Irving St., Rahway, NJ 07065. (732)499-0118/(760)583-8429. NOTE: Chess Mates Summer Camps (June 25-September 7). Please visit www. chessmatesnj.com for details.


July 21-22, Louisiana


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 2012 Paul Morphy Open


5-SS, G/2 (Round 1: G/90). Site: Holiday Inn Metairie New Orleans Air- port, 2261 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70001. EF: $50 if mailed by 7/14, $60 at site. LCA Memb. req'd ($10 adult, $5 Schol.), OSA. Prizes: $1900 b/60, 50% Gtd. Two Sections: Open: $400-200; U2000 $200-100, U1800 $200-100. Reserve (U1600): $250-100; U1400 $200; U1200/UNR $150. Reg.: 7/21, 8-9am. Rds.: Sat: 9:15-1-5:30, Sun: 9:30-2. HR: $99, (504) 373-5946, reserve early. Ent/Info: Adam Caveney, 1301 Gen. Tay- lor St., New Orleans, LA 70115, cb20234@yahoo.com, (504) 895-4133 (evenings), (504) 615-6730 (on day of tourney). NS. NC. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 21-22 or 22, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) Marshall July Grand Prix!


4-SS, 30/85d5, SD/1d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477- 3716. EF: $50, members $30. $$625 Gtd: 275-150, U2200/unr. $105, U2000 $95. Reg. ends 15 min. before round. Rds.: 2 schedules: 2-day, Rds. 12:30-5:30PM each day; 1-day, (Rds. 1-2 G/25d5) 10-11:15AM-12:30- 5:30PM Sun; both merge rd. 3. Limit 2 byes, request at entry. NO RE- ENTRY. FIDE (G/30 not FIDE ratable). www.marshallchessclub.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 21-22, Oklahoma


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 Jerry Spann Memorial/OCF OK FIDE Open


5-SS. G/90,d30. Clarion Hotel, 2600 N. Aspen (Hwy 51 at 145th East Ave.), Broken Arrow, OK 74012. $$Prizes (b/49) in two Sections: Open (FIDE- rated): 1st $500(G) + trophy DGT Clock, 2nd $300, A: $200 + trophy DGT Clock, $100. Reserve (open to U1800) (FIDE-rated): 1st $300 + tro- phy DGT Clock, 2nd $150. C: $200 +trophy DGT Clock. D/below/unr: $200. EF: $55 in advance, $10 more if recv'd after July 18 or at door. $5 dis- count for players under age 18. Cash or check only. OCF memb. req. Reg.: 8:30-9:45. Rounds: Sat: 10, 2:30, 7. Sun: 9:30, 2:00. HR: $69 ask for chess rate. Reservations: (918)258-7085. Free wireless. Entries: Frank Berry, 402 S. Willis, Stillwater, OK 74074. Info: tom.braunlich@cox.net.Web- site: www.okchess.org. NS. W.


July 21-22, Texas


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced) 2012 DCC Fide Open V


5SS, G/90 with 30 sec inc. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two Sections: Open and Reserve. Open Section $$750G. This section is FIDE rated but uses USCF Rules. $500-$250. EF: $75, Senior/Hcap/Additional Family Member $50, plus $5 non-DCC membership fee if applicable. Small appearance fee to the First two GM/IM who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get appearance fee. Reserve section: Open to players rated below 1800 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is USCF rated. EF for U1800: $30 plus $5 non Dallas Chess Club membership fee if applicable. The U1800 gives back 10% in prizes and if there is a clear winner, then that winner receives free entry to next DCC Fide Open. Both: Registration: 9:45 -10:15 am. Rds.: Sat 10:45-3:10-7:16, Sun 10:45-3:10. One Bye allowed if requested before rd 2, withdrawals and zero point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Ent: Dallas Chess Club, see address above. Info: 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com. NS. NC. FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP.


2012 CLEVELAND OPEN


August 3-5 or 4-5, Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel $16,000 guaranteed prizes


5 round Swiss in 6 sections, you play only those in your section. Choice


of 3-day or 2-day schedule, both merge after round 2. $85 room rates, free parking, free airport shuttle!


Open Section: Prizes $2000-1000-600-300, clear/tiebreak win $100


bonus, top U2200 $1200-600. FIDE rated, 100 GPP (enhanced). Under 2000 Section: $1400-700-400-200. Under 1800 Section: $1400-700-400-200. Unrated limit $800. Under 1600 Section: $1200-600-300-200. Unrated limit $500. Under 1300 Section: $1000-500-250-150. Unrated limit $300. Under 1000 Section: $300-200-100, trophies to first Under 800, Under


600, Unr. Unrated limit $150. FULL DETAILS: see “Grand Prix” in this issue or chesstour.com.


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