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times EDT. Byes available all rounds, but must be requested before reg- istration ends. Results will be sent to USCF via US Mail. Info and early entries: Robert John, 315 E. Prospect St., Marquette, MI 49855, 906-228- 8126, rjjjr@chartermi.net. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 21, 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.


Aug. 23, 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! Aug. 23, 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, Thursdays: 212-971-0101 (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 Tourna- ment These Past 25 Years! Specified Greater NY Scholastic Prizewinners Free! $$700 Guaranteed: 200-110-50, Top U2200/unr $100, U2000 $90. NEW!! $150 Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes! Best male/female 2- player team combined 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 carries 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.primo spot.com.


A Heritage Event! Aug. 24-26 or 25-26, District of Columbia


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (Enhanced) 44th annual Atlantic Open


5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5). Washington Westin Hotel, 1400 M St NW at Thomas Circle, Washington, DC 20005. $$G 20,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections. Open: $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1200-600. FIDE. Under 2100: $1500-700-400-200. Under 1900: $1500-700-400-200. Under 1700: $1500-700-400-200. Under 1500: $1300-700-400-200. Under 1300: $1200-600-300-200. Under 1000: $400-300-200-100, tro- phies to top 3, first U800, U600, Unrated. Unratedmay not win over $150 in U1000, $300 U1300, $500 U1500, $700 U1700, or $900 U1900. If any post-event rating posted at uschess.org 8/21/11-8/21/12 is more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $700. Top 6 sections EF: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if check mailed by 8/15, all $105 online at chess- tour.com by 8/21, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/21 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site, or online until 2hours before your first game. Under 1000 Section EF: All $60 less than above. No mailed credit card entries.No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs free, $90 deducted from prize. Re-entry $60, not available in Open Section. All: 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 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, 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, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR: $96-96, 202-429- 1700, reserve by 8/10 or rate may increase. Regular rate at this luxury hotel is about $200! Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Parking: Valet parking $10/ day to 2 am or $20/day overnight; garage has limited space. Ent: Con- tinental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845- 496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 25-26, Texas


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


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.


58 Chess Life — July 2012 Aug. 30, 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! Aug. 30, 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, Thursdays: 212-971-0101 (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 Tourna- ment These Past 25 Years! Specified Greater NY Scholastic Prizewinners Free! $$700 Guaranteed: 200-110-50, Top U2200/unr $100, U2000 $90. NEW!! $150 Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes! Best male/female 2- player team combined 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 carries 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.primo spot.com.


Aug. 30-Sept. 3, North Carolina


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


See Nationals.


Aug. 31-Sept. 2 or Sept. 1-2, North Carolina Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 60 (Enhanced) 2012 North Carolina Open


5SS, 35/90/d5; SD/60/d5; 2-day schedule: Rd. 1G/90/d5 then merges with 3-day. Embassy Suites Airport, 204 Centreport Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409, (336) 668-4535, mention Group Name, “North Carolina Chess Asso- ciation” for discounted hotel rate. $13,000 in prizes UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED! In 4 sections, OPEN: $1000-500-300-250-150-125-125- 100-100-100. U2200 250-150-100. U2000: $1000-500-300-250-150-125- 125-100-100-100 U1850 250-150-100. U1700: $1000-500-300-250-150- 125-125-100-100-100 U1550 250-150-100. U1400: $1000-500-300-250- 150-125-125-100-100-100 U1200 250-150-100. EF: $65 if received by August 15. $75 if received later or onsite. SCHEDULE: 3-Day registra- tion ends at 7PM on 8/31. Round at 7:30PM. 2-Day registration ends at 9:30AM on 9/1, Round at 10AM. Subsequent rounds are 9/1 at 1:30-7:30 and 9/2 at 10:30-4:30. 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 Wal- ter High, 105 North Crabtree Knoll, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Make checks payable to: NCCA. OTHER: One half-point bye available; your choice of rounds 1 - 4, no elective byes in round 5. Byes must be requested prior to start of round 1. Open section FIDE rated. INFO: Gary Newsom, gary. newsom@queencitychess.com or Walter High, wmhigh@nc.rr.com. More info including pre-entry lists may be available at ncchess.org. No smoking. No computers. Special Scholastic Tournament: presented by High Point University! Saturday, September 1 4SS, G/30 D/5 Rounds 10:30-12-2-3:30. In two sections, Open and U800. Trophies to top 10 in each section. USCF rated. EF: $20 in advance $25 onsite. Chess Mag- net School JGP for main event.


A Heritage Event! Aug. 31-Sept. 3, Sept. 1-3 or 2-3, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (Enhanced) 134th annual NY State Championship


Out of state welcome. 6SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option except in Open Section, rds 1-3 G/45, d5). Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd., Albany 12205 (Thruway Exit 24, I-87 north to Wolf Rd, Exit 4). Luxurious hotel with indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, fitness center, free parking, free airport shut- tle, many restaurants in area. $$G 12,000. In 5 sections. Open: $2000-1000-500-300, top U2300/Unr $700, U2200/Unr $600. State title and $100 bonus to top NYS resident. FIDE. Under 2100: $1000-500-300- 150, top Under 1900 $400. Under 1800: $1000-500-300-150, top Under 1600 $400. Under 1500: $800-400-200-100, top Under 1300 $300. Under 1200: $200-100, trophy to first 5, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500 or $600 U1800. All: 1 year NYSCA membership to NY residents who list name and address on signup sheet posted at tournament. Top 3 sections EF: 4-day $99, 3-day $98, 2-day $97 if check mailed by 8/22, all $95 online at chesstour.com by 8/29, $105 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/29 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site. No mailed credit card entries. Under 1500 section EF: All $20 less than top 3 sections EF. Under 1200 section EF: All $50 less than top 3 sections EF. All: 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. Re-entry $60, all sections but Open. GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $80 deducted from prize. No checks at site, credit cards OK. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10:30 am, rds. Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 6 pm, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 2-day sched- ule: Reg. ends Sun. 10:30 am, rds Sun 11, 1:30, 3:30, 6, Mon 10 & 4:15, no 2-day schedule in Open. Bye: all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. HR: $97-97, 800-443-8952, 518-458-8444, re- serve by 8/23 or rate may increase. NYSCA meeting 9 am Sun. Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chess- tour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577.


Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. September official USCF rat- ings used. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! Aug. 31-Sept. 3 or Sept. 1-3, Texas


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 40 (Enhanced) 78th Annual Southwest Open


7SS. Sheraton Dallas North Hotel, 4801 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy., Dallas, TX 75244. $$ 8,950 b/175 full entries, 75% Gtd. 3 Sections and scholas- tic side events: Open: (This section is FIDE rated but uses USCF rules. G/90 with 30 sec. increment: $$ 1,000-500-250, 2200-2399 $700, U2200 $700-350. Reserve: U2000. Rds. 1-7 30/90 SD/1, rd. 1 of three day is G/115, d/5. $$ 800-400-200. B $$ 600-300-150, U1600 500-250-125. Novice: U1400 and Unrated. Rds. 1-7 30/90 SD/1, d/5, rd. 1 of three day is G/115, d/5. $$ 500-250-125, E $$ 400-200, U1000 $$ 300-150 Unrated $200. All 3: TCA membership required. Other states accepted. EF: $88 if received by 8/22, else $99. $80 Junior(U19) if received by 8/22 else $90 (juniors count as 90% toward base), Senior(over 65)/Handicapped/ additional family participant $52 if receive by 8/22 else $65 (Senior/Hand- icap/Additional family participant counts 60% toward base). Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg requires pre-payment. After 8/29/12 all reg- istration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 8/29/12. 4 day: Reg. Friday 8/31, 6:15 pm-7:15. Rds. Fri.: 7:45, Sat: 2:30 pm - 8:00, Sun.: 12:00 pm - 6:15 pm, Mon.: 9:30 am - 3:15 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat. 9/1, 9-9:30 am, Rd. 1 at 10 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in Open section. Registrations that do not indi- cate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day. HR: $75/75/75/75, 972-661-3600 or 888-627-8436 reserve by 8/17 and ask for Dallas Chess Club rate. $75 rate includes full breakfast buffet. Up to two 1/2 pt byes available if requested before end of rd. 2, but byes for both rd. 6 AND 7 not permitted. Texas Chess Association meeting on Sunday 9/2 at 9:30 am. K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 9/1. 5-SS, Rds. 1-3 G/30, d/5, rds. 4-5 G/45, d/5, EF: $29 by 8/22, $43 after; Pre-reg. requires pre-pay- ment. After 8/29/12 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 after 8/29/12. No refunds after 8/29/12, $10 handling fee for refunds before 8/29/12. Entries do not count toward base in Open, Reserve and Novice. Registration: 8:00-8:30 am, Rd. 1 pairings at 9:15 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break. Sections: K-12 Championship and K-12 U800. Prizes: Trophies to top 12 individuals, five teams in each section. K-12 U800 also top three unrateds. Medals to those who do not win a trophy. Ent: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Long- horn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com, www.dallaschess.com. NS. NC. W. FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP for all but side events.


Sept. 1-2, Colorado


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 Colorado Open Tournament (Part of the CO Labor Day Weekend Chess Festival) 5 round Swiss system tournament. Time Controls: G/90, inc/30. Special Guest: GM Alex Yermolinsky. Site: Newly renovated Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel, 7007 S Clinton St., Englewood, CO 80112. Phone: (303) 799-6200. Ask for the Chess rate ($61/night) and reserve your rooms before August 15th! Directions: Take I-25 to exit 197 for Arapahoe Rd/CO-88. Head east, away from the mountains, on CO-88 E/E Arapahoe Rd for about 500 feet. Turn right onto S Clinton St for 0.4 of a mile. Turn right into the parking lot and the hotel will be on your left. Open: Open to all players. Open Prizes: $400-200-125; top U2000: $175-125. Under 1800: Open to all players rated under 1800 and unrateds. Under 1800 Prizes: $325- 175-125; top U1600: $175-125. Unrated Prize Limit: $175. Under 1400: Open to all players rated under 1400 and unrateds. Under 1400 Prizes: $250-175-100; top U1200: $150-100; top U1000/Unrated: $75. Unrated Prize Limit: $100. Prizes: $2,800.00 based on 100 paid entries over 3 sec- tions. 50% of all prizes guaranteed. Pre-reg EF: $45 if received by Friday August 24, 2012; $33 for Srs (65 & over), Jrs (under 21), and unrated play- ers (no USCF Rating on the USCF Ratings website for September 2012 Supplement). No pre-registrations accepted without full payment. On- site EF: $50 regular; $37 for seniors (65 & over), juniors (under 21) and unrated players (no USCF Rating on the USCF Ratings website for Sep- tember 2012 Supplement). Reg.: September 1, 2012, 7:30-9:30 AM. Players registering after 9:30 AM shall receive a 1/2 point bye for Rd 1. Rds.: Sat. 10-2:30-7; Sun. 9-3:30. Other Events (all free): Sun. 7:30 AM Chess Devotional led by CSCA President Paul Covington. Sun. 8:00 AM Lecture / Q & A with GM Alex Yermolinsky. Sun. 2:30 PM CSCA Annual Meeting between Rds 4 & 5. Ent: Jerry Maier, 229 Hargrove Ct., Colorado Springs, CO 80919-2213. Phone: 719-660-5531. E-mail: pmjer77@aim. com. COLORADO TOUR EVENT. USCF Membership required. CSCA Mem- bership required. ($15 regular; $10 Jr./Sr.). OSA.W. One non-retractable 1/2 point bye may be requested no later than an hour before the start of the third round. Produced and Directed by the Colorado State Chess Association. Additional information at www.colorado-chess.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Sept. 1-2, Missouri


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 Saint Louis District Championship


5SS, G/120. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Mary- land Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Free entries for GMs and IMs. EF: $60, $50 for annual members of the club if registered by 8/31. MCA Member- ship Req'd from $5. OSA. One Section. PF: $2,525 GTD $600-$400-$200. U2000 $300-$200-$100. U1600 $225-$125-$75. U1200 $150-$100-$50. Top 2 finishers qualify for 2013 Club Championship. Reg.: 9-9:45. Rds.: 10, 2:15, 6:45. Sunday: 10, 2:30. Two 1/2 point byes available if declared before round 2. MCA Membership required from $5. OSA. Ent: 4657 Mary- land Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108, or online at saintlouischessclub.org. Info: 314-361-CHESS, info@saintlouischessclub.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A State Championship Event! Sept. 1-3 or 2-3, California, Northern Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 30 2012 CalChess Labor Day Championships 6-SS, 30/90, SD/1 (2-day option rounds 1-3 G/55 d/5). Golden Geteway


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