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Tournament Life July 26, 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 IMs 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 26, 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 historicNew 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 less to 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 27-29 or 28-29, Connecticut


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 50 (Enhanced) 17th Annual Bradley Open


5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d/5). Sheraton Hotel, 1 Bradley Airport (visible at airport entrance), Windsor Locks, CT 06096 (I-91 Exit 40 to Rt. 20). Free parking. $8000 guaranteed prize fund. In 5 sections. Open: $1000-500-300, U2300 $450. FIDE. Under 2100: $800-400-200, top U1900 $450. Under 1800: $800-400-200, top U1600 $450. Under 1500: $700-400-200, top U1300 $300. Under 1200: $250- 125-75, trophies to 1st place, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 in U1500 or $500 in U1800. Top 4 sections EF: 3-day $88, 2-day $87 if check mailed by 7/18, all $89 online at chesstour.com by 7/24, $95 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/24 (entry only, no questions), $100 at site. No mailed credit card entries. U1200 Section EF: all $40 less than above. No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs free, $80 deducted from prize. Mailed EF $3 less to CSCA or WMCA members.Re-entry $50; not available inOpen Section. Unofficial uschess. org ratings 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. 3-day Schedule: Reg ends Fri 6:30 pm,


rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day Schedule: Reg ends Sat 10:30 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. Bye: all, limit 2; must com- mit before rd 2. HR: $89-89, 860-627-5311; reserve by 7/13 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:www.chess- tour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 27-29 or 28-29, Florida


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (Enhanced) 20th Annual Southern Open


5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d/5). Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Dr., Orlando 32819. Free parking. $$16,000 based on 200 paid entries (re-entries & $50 off entries count half), $12,000 (75% each prize) minimum guaranteed. In 5 sections. Open: $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $800, Under 2200/Unr $700. FIDE. Under 2100: $1400- 700-400-200, top Under 1900 (no unr) $500. Under 1800: $1400-700-400- 200, top Under 1600 (no unr) $500. Under 1500: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1300 (no unr) $400. Under 1200: $800-400-200-100, trophies to top Under1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, or $500 U1800. Top 4 sections EF: 3- day $103, 2-day $102 mailed by 7/18, all $105 online at chesstour.com by 7/24, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/24 (entry only, no questions), $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site. GMs free; $100 deducted from prize.EF for all in U1200 or unrated in U1500: all $50 less than above. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 yearUSCFdues 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 $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day Schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day Schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR: $71- 71 plus resort fee (currently 7.5%), 1-800-421-8001, 407-351-2420; reserve by 7/13 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Con- tinental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:www.chesstour.com, Director@Chess.US, 845- 496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 28, Virginia


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 (Enhanced) Sterling Chess July Open and RBO


Hilton Inn & Suites Dulles, 22700 Holiday Park Dr., Sterling, VA 20166. Three Sections: Open: 4SS, G/61 T/D5, $600 Gtd., 300/200/100. U1600: 4SS, G/61 T/D5, medal to winner. U900: 4SS, G/25 T/D5, medal to winner. Rds.: Open and U1600 11:15, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00. U900 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00. Doors open 10:30. EF: Open $40, U1600 $25, U900 $20. Unrateds free. Entries limited: Register online at www.meetup.com/ster-


ling-chess-tournaments. Pay on website. HR: 79/89. Call 703-537-7800 and mention Sterling Chess. Bye: Half-point, any round. Players with more than one bye are not eligible for prizes. Info: news@serranoassociates. com. Chess Magnet School JGP for top two sections.


July 28-29, Texas


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 DCC Summer Insanity


10 Rd. 2-SS, G/30, d/5 (Play white and black against each opponent), Dal- las Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr., #C, Richardson, TX 75080. EF: $50. $30 Junior/Senior/Hcapp. Limited number of House players welcome for $1 per game. Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $5 non member fee. $$GTD: $300-150. Class prizes (if any) depends on entries. Reg.: 7/28 at 11:45 am - 12:10 pm. Rds.: Round 1 at 12:30 pm rest ASAP with hour breaks at around 6:30 pm, 12:30 am and 7:30 am. 4 points of 1/2 point Byes allowed. Byes for round 9 and 10 must be requested before round 6. ENT: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. INFO: Barbara Swafford, 214-632-9000 info@dal- laschess.com. www.dallaschess.com. NS. NC.


A Heritage Event! July 28-29, Wisconsin


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 36th Annual Green Bay Open Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI 54313. 5SS, 40/100, 30/1, SD/30. EF: $43, Juniors under 19 $38, if rec'd by 7/25, entries paid after 7/25 including phone & email are $12 more! $$Gtd: $1760 Cash + 6 tro- phies! 1st $425 + trophy, 2nd $220, X $120; 1900’s & 1800's $120 each; 1700’s &1600’s $115 each; 1500’s & 1400’s $110 each; 1300’s & 1200’s $105 each; Under 1200/Unrated $95. Note: Class prizes are based on a minimum of 5 players per class. (The top 2 prizes are unconditionally guaranteed.) Trophies to top Juniors ages 17-18, 15-16, 13-14, 11-12, 10 & under. Reg.: 8:45-9:25am. Rds.: 10-2:30-7:30; 10-3:30. HR: $79/$79/ $89/$99 call 920-494-7300 mention chess tournament. Room block held to 7/13. Other Info: 1/2 bye avail. rds 1, 2 or 3 if req'd w/entry. Entries & Inquiries to: Luke Ludwig, 2191 Allouez Ave., Green Bay, WI 54311. 920-465-9859, email: lukealudwig@aol.com. WCA Tour Event. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 28-Aug. 1, Maryland


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 2012 Washington International 9SS, 40/90, SD/30 inc/30. Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-468-0308. Guaranteed Prizes: $5000-3000-2000-1000- 900-800-700-600-500-500, top U2500 $700-300, top U2300 $700-300. (minimum 2100 FIDE to play. FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes). Sets, board and clocks provided. GM and IM norms pos- sible. Free Continental breakfast every morning. Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. EF: GMs, non-US IMs, or FIDE over 2500 Free, US IMs, non-US FIDE rated, or FIDE over 2400 $200, FIDE over 2300 $300, FIDE over 2200 $400, FIDE under 2200 $500. All $25 more after 6/1, $50 more after 6/29, $75 more after 7/24, $100 more at the door. Special EFs: ALL EFs $50 less, if staying at the Hilton. Schedule: Reg


42nd annual CONTINENTAL OPEN


Aug 9-12, 10-12 or 11-12 - $30,000 projected prizes, $21,000 minimum! 6 rounds, Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge MA- great summer vacation spot


6 rounds, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option,


rds 1-3G/50, d5). Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St (Rt 20 west), Sturbridge MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking. Experience 1790-1840 America at Old


Sturbridge Village (www.osv.org), swim in Cedar Lake, visit shops & galleries.


Prizes$30,000 based on 250 paid entries


(re-entries & $60 less entries count half); min. $21,000 (70% each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections (4-day, 3-day, 2-day


schedulesmerge&compete for same prizes): Open: $3000-1500-700-400-300, clear


or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2400/Unr $1800-1000. FIDE rated, 120 Grand Prix Points (enhanced). Under2200:$2000-1000-600-400-200. Under2000:$2000-1000-600-400-200. Under1800:$2000-1000-600-400-200. Under 1600: $1800-900-500-400-200. Under 1400: $1500-800-400-300-200 Under 1100: $700-400-250-150-100.


Unrated prize limits: U2000 $1000,


U1800 $800, U1600 $600, U1400 $400, U1100 $250. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually


used if otherwise unrated. Top 6 sections entry fee: 4-day $149,


3-day $148, 2-day $147mailed by 7/31, all $149 online at chesstour.com by 8/6, $155 phoned by 8/6 (406-896-2038, no questions), $160 at site (no checks, credit cards OK), or online until 2 hours before first game. Re-entry (no Open) $80. Entry fee for all in Under 1100, or


unrated in Under 1400: all $60 less. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess


Life, 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. USCF memb. required. Advance entry fee $5 less to MACA members;mayjoin/renewatmasschess.org.


4-day schedule:RegThuto 6:30pm, rds


Thu 7 pm, Fri 7, 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. Half point byes OK all rds (limit 2);


Open must commit before rd 2, other sections before rd 4.


All: No smoking. Bring sets, boards,


clocks if possible-none supplied. JGP. Hotel rates:$89-89-$99,800-582-3232,


508-347-7393, reserve by 7/26 or rate may increase. Car rental: 800-331-1600, #D657633, or reserve at chesstour.com. Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249,


Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Optional entry form faces inside back cover, or see entryblank.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com.


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