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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 sched- ule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. Under 1210 schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 1:30. K- 8 U1000 schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 9:30 am, rds. Sat. 10, 11:30, 1, 2:15 & 3:30. Players in this schedule may also enter the 3-day schedule, tak- ing a half-point bye in round 2. K-5 U800 schedule: Reg. ends Sun. 10 am, rds.Sun.10,11:30, 1, 2:15 & 3:30. Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd 2. HR: $89-89, 860-627-5311; reserve by 8/31 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 (DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com. 845-496-9658). $15 serv- ice charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Sept. 21-23 or 22-23, Kentucky


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 60 (Enhanced) 5th Annual Louisville Open


5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5). K-8 U1000 Section Saturday only, K-5 U800 Section Sunday only, each G/25, d5. Holiday Inn Southwest Fair Expo, 4110 Dixie Hwy., (I-264, Exit 8B), Louisville, KY 40216. Free parking, free airport shuttle. $7,000 guaranteed prizes plus U1300 and scholastic trophies. In 6 sections. Open: $1200-600-400-200, clear win or first on tiebreak $100, top U2200/Unr $400, top U2000/Unr $300. FIDE. Under 1900: $800-400-200-100, unrated limit $500, top U1700 $300. Under 1600: $700-400-200-100, unrated limit $300, top U1400 $300. Under 1300: $200-100, trophies to top 5, unrated limit $100. 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 teamsof3, topU600,U400.U200, Unrated. Scholastic team scores based on top 3 scores from school. Top 3 Sections EF: 3-day $93, 2- day $92 mailed by 9/12, all $89 online at chesstour.com by 9/19, $90 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 9/19 (entry only, no questions), $100 at site or online until 2 hours before first game. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Under 1300 Section EF: all $50 less than above. GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $90 deducted from prize. K-8 U1000 EF: $23 mailed by 9/12 or online at chesstour.com by 9/19, $30 at site or online until 2 hours before first game. K-5 U800 Section EF: $22 mailed by 9/12 or online at chesstour.com by 9/19, $30 at site or online until 2 hours before first game. 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 at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. Re- entry $50; not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 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.K-8 U1000 schedule: Reg.ends Sat.9:30 am,rds. Sat.10,11:30,1,2:15&3:30. Players in this schedule may also enter the 3-day schedule, taking a half point byeinround 2. K-5 U800 schedule: Reg. ends Sun. 9:30 am, rds. Sun. 10, 11:30, 1, 2:15 & 3:30. Bye: all, Open must commit before rd 2, oth-


ers before rd 3. HR: $79-89, 502-448-2020, ask for chess rate, reserve by 9/7 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP (except scholastics).


Sept. 21-23 or 22-23, Texas


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 50 (Enhanced) 2012 U.S. Class Championships


See Nationals. Sept. 30, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) 2nd annual Capital Region Open


4SS, G/40, d5. Studio of Bridge & Games, 1639 Eastern Pkwy., Schenec- tady 12309. $$1000 guaranteed prizes and trophies. In 3 sections. Open: $200-100-50, top U2000 $80-40, U1800/Unr $70-30. Under 1600 Section: $120-60-30, top U1400 $70-30, no unrated may win over $80. Under 1200 Section: $60-40-20, trophies to first, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated. Open or U1600 EF: $33 online at chesstour.com by 9/28 or mailed by 9/22, $40 at site. U1200 EF: $16 online at chesstour.com by 9/28 or mailed by 9/22, $20 at site. All: Online late entry available until 2 hours before round 1; same fee as at site. Unofficial uschess.org rat- ingsusuallyusedifotherwiseunrated.Special1 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. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Late reg. at site 9-9:30 am, rds. 10, 12, 2, 4. One half point bye available, must commit before rd 2. $15 service charge for refunds. Ent: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577 (DirectorAtChess.US, www.chesstour. com, 845-496-9658).


Oct. 4-8, 5-8, 6-8 or 6-7, Virginia


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (Enhanced) 3rd annual Continental Class Championships


CONTINENTAL CHESS SCHEDULE Visit www.chesstour.com for late news,


results, games, minimum ratings, entries, etc. Most tournaments have alternate schedules


playing less or more days than listed below. Asterisk means full details in this issue- otherwise, see future issues or our website.


7/20-22: Chicago Class, Wheeling IL* 7/20-22: Pacific Coast Open, Agoura Hills CA* 7/27-29: Southern Open, Orlando FL* 7/27-29: Bradley Open, Windsor Locks CT* 8/3-5: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH* 8/10-12: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA* 8/17-19: Indianapolis Open, Indianapolis IN* 8/17-19: Manhattan Open, New York NY* 8/17-19: Central California Open, Fresno CA* 8/24-26: Atlantic Open, Washington DC* 9/1-3: New York State Championship, Albany NY* 9/14-16: New England Senior, Windsor Locks CT* 9/15-16: Hartford Open, Windsor Locks CT* 9/21-23: Louisville Open, Louisville KY* 9/30: Capital Region Open, Schenectady NY* 10/4-8: Continental Class, Arlimgton VA* 10/5-7: Los Angeles Open, Los Angeles CA* 10/12-14: Midwest Class, Wheeling IL* 10/19-21: Boardwalk Open, Asbury Park NJ* 10/24-28: Bahamas International, Nassau, Bahamas* 11/2-4: Eastern Team Championship, Stamford CT* 11/9-11: Kings Island Open, Mason OH* 11/23-25: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA* 12/26-29: North American Open, Las Vegas NV* 12/26-29: Empire City Open, New York NY 1/11-13: Continental Amateur & Masters, Boston MA 1/18-21: Golden State Open, Concord CA 1/18-21: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA 2/23-24: NY State Scholastics, Saratoga Springs NY 3/8-10: Western Class Championaships, Agoura Hills, CA 3/15-17: Eastern C;lass Championships, Sturbridge MA 3/15-17: Mid-Ameriica Open, Saint Louis MO 3/22-24: Southern Class Championships, Orlando FL 3/27-31: Philadelphia Open, Philadelphia PA For later events, see chesstour.com.


Master Section, 9SS, Oct 4-8, 40/90, SD/30, inc/30. Expert through Class D Sections, 7SS, Oct 5-8 or 6-8, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/75, d5). Class E Section, 7SS, Oct 6-7, G/40, d5 (Class E does not play on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct 8). Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. Free shuttle to/from Reagan International Airport and Crystal City Metro station (contact hotel for schedule). Prizes $50,000 based on 300 paid entries (seniors, re-entries, Class D Section, GMs, IMs, WGMs, foreign FIDE rated play- ers in Master count as half entries, Class E Section players count as 1/4 entries), else proportional, except minimum $30,000 (60% each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections: Master: Open to US players currently or for- merly rated at least 2200 USCF or 2100 FIDE, foreign players currently or formerly rated at least 2000 USCF or 1800 FIDE, and invitees. $5000- 2500-1500-1000-700-500-400-400-300-300, clear or tiebreak first bonus $200, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-1000. Minimum prize $500 to first 5 foreign GMs to enter who play all 9 rounds (no byes), $300 to first 5 for- eignIMs toenterwhoplayall9rounds (nobyes).GM&IMnorms possible, FIDE rated. Expert, open toUSCF 1800-2199. $3000-1500-1000-700-500- 400-300-300. FIDE rated. Class A, open to USCF 1600-1999 or unrated. $3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-300-300. Class B, open to USCF 1400-1799 or unrated. $3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-300-300. Class C, open to USCF 1200-1599 or unrated. $2500-1300-900-600-500-400-300-300. Class D, open to USCF under 1400 or unrated. $1000-700-400-300-300- 200-200-200. Class E, open to USCF under 1200 or unrated. $500-300-200, trophies to first 5, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Prize limits: 1) Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) cannot win over $200 in E, $500 D, $900 C, $1200 B or $1500 A. 2) If any post-event rating posted at uschess.org 10/2/11-10/2/12 is more than 30 points over section max- imum, prize limit $1200. 3) Balance of limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Master Section EF: GMs, IMs, WGMs: free; $150 deducted from prize (no deduction from minimum prize). Foreign FIDE rated play- ers: $75 online at chesstour.com by 10/1, $100 online or at site until 6 pm 10/4. Others: $225 if check mailed by 9/25 or online by 10/1, $250 until 6 pm 10/4 online or at site. Expert through Class C Sections EF: 4-day $179, 3-day $178 if check mailed by 9/25, all $175 online at chess- tour.com by 10/1, $185 if phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/1 (entry only, no questions), $200 at site. Class D EF: $4-day $99, 3-day $98 if check mailed by 9/25, all $95 online at chesstour.com by 10/1, $105 if phoned to 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site. Class E EF: $47 if check mailed by 9/25, $45 online at chesstour.com by 10/1, $55 if phoned to 406-896-2038 (no questions), $70 at site. All: No phone entry after 10/1. Online late entry (same price as at site) available until 2 hours before rd 1. EF $100 less to rated seniors 65 or over in Expert through Class C. Special 1 yr USCF dueswith 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. No checks at site, credit cards OK. No mailed credit card entries. Re- entry: $100, no re-entry from Master Section to Master Section. Master schedule: Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 4-day Expert through Class D schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 3- day Expert through Class D schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. Class E schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 9 am, rds Sat. 11, 1:30, 3:30 & 6, Sun. 10, 12:30 & 2:30. Both sched- ules in Expert through Class D merge & compete for same prizes. Byes: OK all; limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit before rd 3. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. HR: $95-95-105-115, 703-418- 1234, reserve by 9/19 or rate may increase. Special chess rate valet parking $6/day, with or without guest room. Car rentals: Avis, 800-331- 1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Ratings: FIDE used for Master Section, USCF October official for oth- ers, unofficial usually used if otherwise unrated. For foreign players in Expert or below, usually 100 points added to FIDE or FQE, 100/more to most other foreign, no points added to CFC, PR or Jamaica. Some for- eign ratings not accepted for Class A or below. Highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings


uschess.org


may be expelled. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: DirectorAtChess.us, 845-496-9658, www.chesstour. com.Youmay request“lowest possible section” if October rating unknown. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chess- tour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Oct. 5-7 or 6-7, California, Southern


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (Enhanced) 9th annual Los Angeles Open


5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5). U1000 Section plays Oct 6-7 only, with all games G/75, d5. Sheraton Four Points LAX, 9750 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. Special parking $5/day. $$15,000 based on 200 paid entries (re-entries & U1300 Section count 50%, U1000 Section 25%), $10,000 (2/3 each prize) minimum guaranteed. In 6 sec- tions. Open: $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr (not a section) $500-250. FIDE. Under 2200: $1200- 600-400-200, top Under 2000 (not a section) $500-250. Under 1900: $1200-600-400-200, topUnder1700 (not a section) $500-250. Under 1600: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1400 (not a section) $400-200. Under 1300:$500-300-200-150, topUnder1100(notasection) $200-100. Under 1000:Trophies to top 5, 1st Under 800, Under 600, Under 400, Unr. Un- ratedmay not win over $200 in U1300, $400 U1600 or $600 U1900. Top 4 sections EF: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 9/26, all $105 online at chesstour.com by 10/1, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/1 (entry only, no questions), $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site or online until 2 hours before first game. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $90 deducted from prize. U1300 Section EF: All $50 less than above. U1000 Section EF: $25 mailed by 9/26 or online by 10/1, $30 at site or online until 2 hours before first game.SCCFmembership ($18, under 18 $10) req. for rated Southern CA residents. Unofficial us.chess.org ratings usually used if oth- erwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with 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. Under 1000 sched- ule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 1:30. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR: $89-89, 1-800-529-4683, 310-649-7025; reserve by 9/22 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Sal- isbury Mills, NY 12577 (DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com, 845-496- 9658). $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chess- tour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Oct. 12-14 or 13-14, Florida


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 Orlando Autumn Open 5SS, G/120 (2-day: Rd.1 G/60). International Palms Resort, 6515 Inter- national Dr., Orlando, FL 32819. $$7,000/b130 (Scholastic = 1/2-entry), 70% Guaranteed. 6 Sections: Premier $1000-500-300, U2200 $200. Under 2100 $600-300-200. Under 1900 $600-300-200. Under 1700 $600- 300-200. Under 1500 $600-300-200. Scholastic Under 1300: $250-150, U1100 $100, U900 $100. Rated players may play up one section only. Un- rateds limited to $70 unless Place prize in Premier. EF: $75 (Scholastic U1300 $35) by October 1; $80 later (Scholastic $45) and on-site. Re-entry $40. CFCC memb discount: $10 ($5 for Jr/Sr memb). Trophies in Scholas- tic to top U1300, U1100, and U900. Reg.: ends 1/2 hr before 1st rd. Rd.1: 7pm Fri (2-day and Scholastic: 10am Sat at G/60). Rds.: 2-5: Sat 1 & 6, Sun 9 & 2. 1/2 pt. byes if req'd before rd. 2 (max 2). HR: $75 (No Resort Fee) (407) 351-3500; (Mention “Chess”); or online http://tinyurl.com/ october2012hotel; Free Shuttle, Parking & Internet. Ent: CFCC, c/o Har- vey Lerman, 921 N. Thistle Ln., Maitland, FL 32751; or online: http://2012 Autumn.eventbrite.comby Oct 11. Info: 407-629-6946 or www.central flchess.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Oct. 12-14 or 13-14, Illinois


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (Enhanced) 21st annual Midwest Class Championships


5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5). Class E Section is G/75, d5 and plays Oct 13-14 only. 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. Prizes $20,000 based on 250 paid entries (re-entries & Class E Section count as half entries), else in proportion except $16,000 (80% of each prize) minimum guaranteed. In 7 sections; no unrated allowed in Master or Expert. Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500- 300, clearwin or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1500-700-400-300.ClassA (1800-1999/Unr): $1500-700- 400-300. Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1500-700-400-300. Class C (1400- 1599/Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $1200-600- 300-200. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $600-300-200-100, trophies to top 7, top 800-999, 600-799, Under 600, Unrated. Rated players may play up one section. Unrated prize limit $150 E, $250 D, $400 C, $500 B, $700 A. Top 6 sections EF: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 10/3, all $106 online at chesstour.com by 10/9, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/9 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before first game. Class E EF: all $50 less than above. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online or mailed EF $5 less to ICA members; join/renew at il-chess. org. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Spe- cial 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry. Online at chess tour.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. Class E sched- ule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 1:30. 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 9/28 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577 (chesstour.com, Director AtChess.US, 845-496-9658). $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


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