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Tournament Life


Holiday Inn, Van Ness at Pine, San Francisco. $$B 160 paid entries (not counting free or unrated entries). Six Sections:Master $1500-$750-$400- $351, U2400 $350; Expert $700-$350-$250-$150; “A” $700-$350-$250- $150; “B” $700-$350-$250-$150; “C” $700-$350-$250-$150; “D/E” $700-$300-$200-$151, U1200 $150. Unrated: Trophy First. Trophy to top finisher (State Champion) in each section. All, EF: postmarked by 8/27 $95. $105 on site. Unrated $30 in the D/E section or may play up to the Master section for the regular fee. $5 discount to CalChess members. USCF membership. required. May play up one section for additional $10 GM/IM free entry. Reg.: Sat 9/1 8:30-9:30am, Sun 9/6 8:30-9:15am. RDS.: Choice of schedules, 3-day, 2-day merge at round 4, all compete for the same prizes. 3-day schedule, Sat 10:00-4:00; Sun 11:00-4:45; Mon 10:00-3:30. 2-day schedule, Sun 9:30-11:45-2:00-4:45; Mon 10:00- 3:30. 1/2 pt bye(s) any round(s) if requested in advance (byes rounds 5, 6must be requested before round 1). 2012 September Ratings List, CCA minimums and Directors discretion will be used to place players as accurately as possible. Please bring clocks and equipment. HR: Golden Gateway Holiday Inn (415)-441-4000. INFO: Richard Koepcke (650)-224- 4938. Ent: Richard Koepcke, P.O. Box 1432, Mountain View, CA 94042. No Phone entries. Master Section FIDE Rated. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! Sept. 1-3 or 2-3, California, Southern


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (Enhanced) 34th Annual Southern California Open


6-SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day schedule rds 1-3 G/60, then merges). Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108. $$20,000 Guar- anteed prize fund. 5 Sections. Prizes: Open Sec 1st $2,600-1,800-1,200- 900-600-500-400, BU2300 $800-400, BU2200 $1,000-600-400-200; Pre- mier Section (U2000): $1,000-600-400-200; Amateur Section (U1800) $1,000-600-400-200; Reserve Section (U1600) $1,000-600-400-200; Booster Section (U1400) $600-400-200-100, BU1200 $300-150, Best Unrated $100. Plus Best Game Prizes: $75-50-25, one reserved for non-open sections. Reg.: 3-day: 8 to 9:30 AM, Sept official rating list used. 2-day: 8 AM to 9 AM Sunday. Rds.: 3 day: 10 AM & 5 PM on Sat-Sun, 9 AM & 4 PM on Mon. 2- day: 9:30 AM, 11:45 & 2 PM Sun, then merges. EF: $100 if received by 8/29, $120 at door. No credit cards at door, checks or cash only. Special rate of only $75 if U1400 or unrated. Spe- cial rate for GMs and IMs: $20 if registered by 8/29, or $60 late entry at door. Open section will be FIDE rated. Unrated players not eligible for prizes except for place prizes in the Open or the unrated prize in the U1400. Players who forfeit any round are also ineligible for prizes. SCCF membership req'd ($18 Adult, $10 Jr) for all So Cal residents. Two byes allowed, but must be requested at least one hour before round, and round 5 & 6 byes must be requested before rd 2 and are irrevocable. Ent: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112 or enter online at www.scchess.com. For more info call Bruce Baker at (619) 239-7166, email Chuck Ensey at chucnglo@aol.com or see our website at sdchessclub.multiply.com. SCCF Annual Membership Meeting: Sunday 3 PM. Hotel Rates: Spe- cial rate of only $110 single or double, 619-297-1101, or 1-888-233-9527 if booked by 8/15/12, book ASAP, as rates may go up and rooms may sell out by mid-August. Great tropical themed hotel is in the heart of Mission Valley, close to airport, great attractions such as Sea World, the SD Zoo, Seaport Village and Fashion Valley for shopping. The Crown Plaza Hotel (see www.cp-sandiego.com) has a great restaurant and sushi bar, a heated pool, and fitness room. NS, NC, W. State Championship Quali- fier. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Sept. 1-3, Illinois


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 60 2012 Illinois Open State Championship


6R-SS. Open Section (40/90 SD/30 + 30/sec incr). Reserve and Booster Sections (G/90 + 30/sec incr). Doubletree Hotel, 1909 Spring Rd., Oak- brook, IL 60523 - Phone 630-472-6000. $8500 Guaranteed + $250 Isaac Braswell Fighting Chess Award in Open Section. 3 sections: Open, Reserve (U1800), Booster (U1400). Prizes (non-IL players eligible for max 3rd place in Overall Prizes and 2nd place prize for rating bracket prizes): Open - Overall: $1600-1000-300, (2399-2200): $350-275-200; (2199- 2100): $250-200; (2099-2000): $200-100; (1999-1900): $200-100; (1899- 1800): $200-100; Reserve (U1800) - Overall: $750-450-225; (1699- 1600): $250-200-150; (1599-150): $150-100; (1499-1400): $150-100; Booster (U1400) - Overall: $250-125-75; (1299-1200) - $100-50; (1199- 1100): $100-50. Open & Reserve FIDE Rated. Free Entry for IL FIDE titled players (WFM & above). EF: $64 by 08/04/2012, $96 by 08/18/2012, $128 thereafter and on-site. No checks at site, credit cards ok. Online regis- tration preferred. No phone entries. Re-entry: $60 with 1/2 pt in first two rds only. Rd 6 bye must committ by end of Rd 2 otherwise zero pt. Play- ers in contention for prizes must play final rd or have 1/2 pt bye


committed to by the end of Rd 2 otherwise ineligible for prizes. Special Rules for Playing Up: $10 more if 150 pts or less from cut off of sec- tion, $25 more if 151-300 pts from cut-off, $50 more if 301+ pts from cut-off (Example: 1620 wants to play in open, 180 pts from cut-off, pay $25 more to play up). NOTE: Playing up fee paid in cash at the door - play- ers will be registered in their normal rating section unless you come to the TD room to request playing up. Schedule: 10am and 4pm each day. Mailed entries: North American Chess Association, 4957 Oakton St., Suite 113, Skokie, IL 60077. All mailed entries must be received by 8/24/2012. Questions: sevan@nachess.org. No Phone Calls. Advance entries and online registration at: www.nachess.org/ilopen2012. Hotel: $91/night + tax. Ask for Chess Rate. Boards, Sets, Clocks Provided. Must use organ- izer provided equipment. Chess vendor onsite. August Rating Supplement. Special Workshops: Chess in Education plus TD/Rules Workshop. 1-day Scholastic Event. See website for details on Workshops and Scholastic Event. USCF and ICA mbrshp required for main event. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! Sept. 1-3 or 2-3, Massachusetts


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 (Enhanced) 72nd New England Open


6-SS, 40/120, SD/30, d5 (2-Day schedule G/45, d5 in rds. 1-3. No 2-Day Open sect.) Four Points by Sheraton, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453, 978-534-9000. $$ 3,000 b/80 fully paid entries (unrated and play- ers in U1500 sect. rated under 1200 count as half.), 75% G. 4 sections: Open: $500-250-150, U2200 $200-100. FIDE rated. U2000: $300-150-100. U1750: $300-150-100. U1500: $250-125-100, U1350 $125, U1200 $100. New England champion title to highest-scoring New England resident or student in each sect. Unrated prize limits $200 in U2000, $150 in U1750, $100 in U1500, can’t win title except in Open. EF: $69 for 3-day, $68 for 2-Day if postmarked by 8/27 or online by 8/30, $80 at site. $30 discount to unrated and to players in U1500 sect. rated under 1200. Free to GMs and IMs. 3-Day Schedule: Reg. Sat. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Rds. 10-4 Sat., 10- 4 Sun., 9:30-3:30 Mon. 2-Day Schedule (U2000 to U1500 Sects. only): Reg. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sun., Rds. 10-12-2-4 Sun., 9:30-3:30 Mon. Byes: Open: 1-5, others 1-6, limit 2, rds. 4-6 must commit before rd. 2. Memb. req.: Mass. residents: MACA $12 adult, $6 jr. U18, $8 extra (optional) for Chess Horizonssubscription, WMCA O.K., NH residents: NHCA $8 adult, $6 jr. U19, $10 for memb. with N.H. Chess Journalsubscription, OSA. New England Blitz Championship: Sun. 9/2, reg. ends at 8:15 p.m., 1st rd. 8:30 p.m., 5-SS (dbl), 75% of EFs returned as prizes. EF: $10 if playing in main tnmt., others $20. HR: $89-89-89-89, exec. King suite $139, reserve by 8/16 and mention chess tnmt. Ent: payable to MACA and mail to Robert Messenger, 4 Hamlett Dr., Apt. 12, Nashua, NH 03062 or online at www.MassChess.org. Info: send email to info@MassChess.org or phone 603-891-2484. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A State Championship Event! Sept. 1-3 or 2-3, New Jersey


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 30 (Enhanced) 2012 New Jersey State Championship Somerset Holiday Inn (not Hotel Somerset at Bridgewater), 195 David- son Ave., Somerset, NJ 08873, 732-560-0500. Take exit #10 off I-287, Easton Ave Exit. In 3 Sections: Open Section, Gold U1900, Silver U1600. 6-SS, 40/120, SD/60. Two Playing Schedules: 2-day, & 3-day. Open: $500-300-200-100-100. Top Expert & A, $100 & trophy. All open prizes guaranteed. Gold U1900: $400-300-100, Top B $100 & trophy. b/35 in section. Silver U1600: $400-300-100, Top D E & U1000, $100 & trophy. b/35 in section. Trophies: NJ Champion, Top 3 in each section, Top Sen- ior over 55, Jr U age 16 & 13. First prize to rated players only. Early EF: Open: $76 / lower sections $66 if mailed by 8/28 or paid online. Late EF: at hotel $89 cash/ lower sections $79 cash. Enter via website, entryfeesrus.com. Re-entry allowed, $40. 3-Day Reg. at hotel: Sat. 9/01, 9-11am. Rounds. Sat. 12-6:30, Sun 11-5:30, Mon. 9-3:30. 2-Day Reg. at hotel: Sun 9/02, 9-10am, Rounds 1-3 (G/60) starts 10:30am then ASAP no breaks. 3-Day and 2-Day schedules merge in Round #4. Two Byes allowed in Rds 1-5. Hotel Rates $89, (732) 356-1700. Mention Code “UCF” to receive this special rate and a free Fabulous Breakfast. Other rules: Drop outs can’t win a prize and lose all bye points. Class prizes are Guaranteed Minimum. It means the top in class player wins $100 in class or place prize. The Second in a class does not win. Ent: Ken Thomas, 115 West Moore St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Make checks payable to NJSCF. Info: Ken, acn@goes.com or (908) 619-8621 or entryfeesrus.com. NS, NC, W. FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A State Championship Event! A Heritage Event! Sept. 1-3, Ohio


Illinois Open State Championships September 1 – 3, 2012 $8,500 Guaranteed Prize Fund 6R-SS in 3 Sections


$64 Early Bird Entry Fee by 8/4 http://www.nachess.org/ilopen2012


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Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 40 68th Ohio Chess Congress


6/SS, 40/120;d5, SD/60;d5. Days Inn, 4742 Brecksville Rd., Richfield, OH. Prizes: $7,000 (b/125). In 4 Sections. Open: (FIDE rated) $1,000-700- 400 All Guaranteed, U2200 $400-$200, 1st Guaranteed. U2000: $800-500-300. U1700: $750-450-300. U1400: $600-400, U1100 $200. EF: $80 by Aug 28 then $90, Free to GM/IM who complete schedule, $80 deducted from prize. OCA Membership required of all Ohio residents - $15, $10 junior. Online payment: www.progresswithchess.org. Reg.: Saturday 9-11:30 am. Rds.: Saturday 12:00 (noon) & 6:30, Sunday 9:30 & 4:00, Monday 9:30 & 4:00. Byes (1/2 point), must commit before start of round 3, limit 2 in rds. 1-5 or 1 rd. 6. Hotel: Day's Inn, 330-659-6151, $72/night, mention chess. Entries, checks payable to: Progress with Chess, 12200 Fairhill Rd. E 293, Cleveland, OH 44120. Info: 216-321-7000, mdjoelson@progresswithchess.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Sept. 6, 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.


Sept. 8-9 or Sept. 9, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) Marshall August 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.


Sept. 13, 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.


Sept. 14-16 or 15-16 (Scholastics Sept. 15 or 16), Connecticut


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 40 (Enhanced) 3rd annual Hartford Open & New England Senior 5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5). Under 1210 Sec- tion plays Sept 15-16 only, G/75, d5. K-8 U1000 Section plays Saturday only, K-5 U800 Section Sunday only, each G/25, d5. Sheraton Hotel, 1 Bradley Airport (visible at airport entrance), Windsor Locks, CT 06096 (I-91 Exit 40 to Rt 20). Free parking, free airport shuttle. $$ 10,000 based on 150 paid entries, $7,500 (75% each prize) minimum guaranteed. Sen- ior Section, U1210 Section, and re-entries count as 50% entries towards prize fund, scholastic sections entries as 25% entries. In 8 sections. Open: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 2210 $400-200. FIDE. Under 2110: $800- 400-200-100, top Under 1910 $400-200. Under 1810: $800-400-200-100, top Under 1610 $400-200. Under 1510: $700-400-200-100, top Under 1310 $300-150. Under 1210: $200-100, trophies to first 5, top U1000, Unr. New England Senior, open to all born before 9/17/62. No residence requirements; trophy to top New England player. $300-150-100, top Under 2010 $180, Under 1810 $170, Under 1610/Unr $150. K-8 Under 1000: Trophies to first 5 players, first 3 teams of 3, top U800, U600, U400, Unrated. K-5 Under 800:Trophies to first 5 players, first 3 teams of 3, top U600, U400, U200, Unr. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1210 or $300 in U1510. Open, U2110, U1810, U1510 EF: 3-day $98, 2-day $97 mailed by 9/5, all $95 online at chesstour.com by 9/11, $100 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 9/11 (entry only, no questions), $110 at site. Under 1210 or Senior EF: 3-day $48, 2-day $47 mailed by 9/5, all $45 online at chess- tour.com by 9/11, $50 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 9/11 (entry only, no questions), $60 at site. K-8 U1000 EF: $23 mailed by 9/5 or online by 9/11, $30 at site. K-5 U800 EF: $22 mailed by 9/5 or online by 9/11, $30 at site. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Late entry accepted online until 2 hours before first game; same fee as at site. GMs free, $80 deducted from prize. Mailed EF $3 less to CSCA or WMCA members. Re- entry $50; not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dueswith magazine if paid with entry- online at chesstour.


FOREIGN RATING? NOT UNRATED!


If you have no USCF rating, but do have a rating or category from any other country, no matter how many years ago, you are not unrated.


If you have a FIDE rating, you are also not unrated.


Tell the Director of any event you enter about your foreign rating or category or your FIDE rating, so that you can be paired appropriately.


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