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Tournament Life Oct. 19-21 or 20-21, New Jersey


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (Enhanced) 3rd annual Boardwalk Open


5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5). Under 1200 Sec- tion plays Oct 20-21 only, G/75, d5. Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, 1401 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Free parking (limited space). Prizes $15,000 based on 180 paid entries, $10,000 minimum (2/3 each prize) guaranteed; re-entries & U1200 Section count as half entries. In 5 sec- tions. Open: $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $700-350. FIDE. Under 2100: $1200-600-300-200, top U1900 $600-300. Under 1800: $1200-600-300-200, top U1600 $500- 250. Under 1500: $1000-500-300-200, top U1300 $400-200. Under 1200: $600-300-200-100, trophies to 1st, top U1000, U800, U600, Unr. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, or $500 U1800. Top 4 Sections EF: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 10/12, all $105 online at chesstour.com by 10/16, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/16 (entry only, no questions), $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs free; $100 deducted from prize. Under 1200 Section EF: all $50 less than above. 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. 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 & 4:30. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. U1200 schedule: 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: $99-99, 732-776-6700, re- serve by 10/5 (earlier is better; chess rooms sold out last year). 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.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour. com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Oct. 24-28 or 26-28, Bahamas


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (Enhanced) Bahamas International & Amateur


Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas. $12,000 guaranteed prizes. USCF rated. International: 9SS, 40/90, SD/30, 30 second increment. $$G 2000-1200- 800-600-500-400, top FIDE under 2400 or unrated $800-400. Minimum prize $700 to GMs who complete all games with no byes (limited to first 6 GMs to enter). IM & GM norms possible; FIDE rated. EF: GMs, IMs, WGMs free; $130 EF deduction from prize (GMs who have a $700 min- imum prize will not be reduced to below $700 by the deduction). FMs: $130 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $150 at tmt. FIDE 2200/up rated players: $230 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $250 at tmt. FIDE 2100- 2199: $330 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $350 at tmt. Others: $430 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $450 at tmt. Amateur: 6SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5, open to under 2200 or unrated. $$G 1200-600-300-200, top Under 1900 (no unr) $700-400. EF: $128 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $150 at tmt. Reserve: 6SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5, open to under 1600 or unrated. $700-400-200-100, top Under 1300 (no unr) $350-150; no un- rated may win over $300. EF: $78 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $100 at tmt. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. 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. Extra charge for magazine if not US/ Canada/Mexico. SpecialUSCFduesforBahamas residents: see www.chess tour.com/bi12.htm. Ratings: FIDE ratings used in International Sec- tion, USCF in others; if multiple ratings, usually highest rating used, plus possible adjustment points. No adjustment points added to Bahamas, Jamaica, most Caribbean ratings or CFC, 50 added to FIDE or FQE, 100/ moreadded tomany other countries. International schedule: Late reg. ends Wed 6 pm, rds Wed 7, Thu 11 & 6, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 &


4:30. Two half point byes available (must commit before rd 2); norm not possible if taking bye. Amateur & Reserve schedule: Late reg. ends Fri 10 am, rds Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. HR: $109-109-129 plus $18 resort fee, 954-903-2800, 242-327-6200, reserve by 10/10 or rate may increase. Resort fee includes bellmen & maid gratuities, pool & beach amenities, fitness room, admission to cocktail party, use of computers/wifi in lobby, access to Crystal Palace Casino Members Club & free play, resort activities, use of facilities at adjacent Sheraton Hotel, Wyndham coupon value pack, etc. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. Ent: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 ser- vice charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, www.chesstour. com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Invitations: GoAtChess.us (use @ instead of at). Chess Magnet School JGP.


Nov. 9-11 or 10-11, Ohio


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (Enhanced) 21st annual Kings Island Open


5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5). U1000 Section plays Nov 10-11 only, G/75, d5. At Kings Island Resort, 5691 Kings Island Dr. (I-71,6minorth of I-275),Mason,OH45040. Freeparking.$$30,000 based on 350 paid entries (re-entries & U1000 Section count as half entries); minimum $24,000 (80% of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 Sections: Open: $3000-1500-800-600-400, 1st on tiebreak $200 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1600-800. FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1900: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1700: $2000-1000-500-400-300. Under 1500: $1800-900-500-300-200. Under 1250: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1000: $800-400-300-200-100. Unrated prize limits: U1000 $200, U1250 $400, U1500 $600, U1700 $800, U1900 $1000. Balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: 3-day $118, 2-day $117 mailed by 10/31, all $115 online at chesstour.com by 11/6, $120 phoned to 406- 896-2038 by 11/6 (entry only, no questions), $130 at site. Under 1000 Section EF: 3-day $58, 2-day $57 mailed by 10/31, all $55 online at chess- tour.com by 11/6, $60 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 11/6 (entry only, no questions), $70 at site. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Advance EF $5 less to OCA members. Online late entry available until 2 hours before first game; same price as at site. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Sec- tion. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine 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. 3-day sched- ule: 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. U1000 schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 1:30. Byes: OK all; Open must commit by rd 2, others by rd 3. HR: $64-64, 800-727- 3050, 513-398-0115, reserve by 10/29 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Car rental is easiest & cheapest transportation from Cin- cinnati Airport. Ent: Continental Chess,Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577 (chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658). Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! An American Classic! Nov. 23-25 or 24-25, Pennsylvania Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (Enhanced) 43rd annual National Chess Congress 6SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50, d5). Trophy sections play separate 2-day schedule only, 11/24-25, G/75, d5 (rds 1-2 G/50, d5). Sher- aton Hotel Philadelphia City Center, 201 N. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. $30,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND. In 10 sections. Premier, open to all rated 2000/above and juniors under 18 rated 1800/above. $3000-1500- 700-400-200, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, U2400/Unr $1400-700. FIDE. Under 2200: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 2000: $2000-1000- 500-300-200. Under 1800: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1600: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1400: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1200: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1000: Trophies to top 10. Under 800:Trophies to top 10. Under 600: Trophies to top 10; unrated age 15/


over may not enter Under 600. Unratedmay not win over $250 in U1200, $400 in U1400, $600 in U1600, $800 in U1800, or $1000 in U2000. Stu- dent/Alumni trophies to top 5 teams of 4 (regardless of section) representing any U.S. college, HS or pre-HS players attend or have grad- uated from. Top 7 sections entry fee: 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 11/14, all $110 online at chesstour.com by 11/19, $115 phoned by 11/19 (406-896-2038, no questions), $130 at site. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize. Re-entry $60, not available in Premier. Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600 entry fee: $28 mailed by 11/14 or online at chesstour.com by 11/19, $35 phoned by 11/19 (406-896-2038, no ques- tions), $40 at tmt. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online late entry available until 2 hours before your first game; same fee as at site. Mailed EF $3 less to PSCF members. 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 11 am, rds. Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day top 7 sections sched- ule: Reg. ends Sat. 9 am, rds Sat 10, 12:45, 3:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600 schedule: Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds Sat 10, 12:45 & 3:30, Sun 10, 1:15 & 4:30. Half point byes OK all rounds; limit 3, Premier must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. HR: $99-99-99- 99, reserve by 11/9 or rate may increase. Parking at hotel $10/day with guest room, $20 without; garage a block away (1540 Vine) is about $5/day Sat & Sun, $18 Fri. Car rental: 800-331-1600, use 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 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


An American Classic! Dec. 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, Nevada


BAHAMAS


INTERNATIONAL and AMATEUR October 24-28 or 26-28, 2012


Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas


$12,000 guaranteed prizes - USCF rated International Section: 9 rounds, Oct 24-28, FIDE rated,GMand


IM norms possible. Minimum prize $700 to GMs who complete all games with no byes (limited to first 6 GMs to enter). Amateur Section (under 2200): 6 rounds, Oct 26-28. Reserve Section (under 1600): 6 rounds, Oct 26-28.


FULL DETAILS: see “Grand Prix” in this issue or chesstour.com. 62 Chess Life — July 2012


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 200 (Enhanced) 22nd annual North American Open Open Section, Dec 26-30: 9SS, 40/90, SD/30, inc/30, GM & IM norms possible; EF $100 more in this section if never FIDE rated 2200/over. Other sections,Dec26-29 or 27-29: 7SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (3-day option, G/75, d5). Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89103. Prizes $120,000 based on 600 paid entries (seniors, re-entries, GMs & U1250 Section count as half entries), else in proportion; $90,000 minimum (75% each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections. Open: $10000-5000- 2500-1200-1000-800-700-600-500-500, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak bonus $300, top FIDE Under 2500/Unr $2500-1200. FIDE. Under 2300: $7000-4000-2000-1200-900-700- 600-500-400-400. FIDE. Under 2100: $7000-4000-2000-1200-900-700-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $2500. Under 1900: $7000-4000-2000-1200- 900-700- 600-500-400- 400, no unrated may win over $1800. Under 1700: $6000-3000-1500- 1000-800-700-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $1300. Under 1500: $6000-3000-1500-1000-800-700-600-500- 400- 400, no unrated may win over $900. Under 1250: $3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400-300- 300, top Under 1000 (no unr) $1000-500, no unrated may win over $500. No separate U1000 section; players under 1000 in U1250 play for both U1250 and U1000 prizes; receive larger if winning both. Prize limits: 1) Players with under 26 games played as of 12/12 list may not win over $1500 U1250 or $3000 U1500. Games rated too late for 12/12 list not counted. 2) If official rating any month 12/11-11/12 or unofficial post- event rating posted 12/26/11-12/26/12 was more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $2000. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: 5-day $250, 4-day $249, 3- day $248 mailed by 10/15, 5-day $280, 4-day $279, 3-day $278 mailed by 12/15, $245 online at chesstour.com by 10/15, $275 online by 12/20, $300 online until two hours before round 1, $285 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 12/20 (no questions), $300 at site. No phone entry after 12/20. Open Section EF $100 more if never FIDE rated 2200/over. Under 1250 Sec- tion EF: All $120 less than above. Seniors 65/over in U1500/above: All $120 less than above. Re-entry $120; not available in Open Section. GMs $150 from prize. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. 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. 5-day reg. ends 12/26 10 am, rds 12/26-28 11 am & 6 pm, 12/29 10 am & 4:30 pm, 12/30 10 am. 4-day reg. ends 12/26 5 pm, rds 12/26 6 pm, 12/27-28 11 & 6, 12/29 10 & 4:30. 3-day reg. ends 12/27 10 am, rds 12/27 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, 12/28 11 & 6, 12/29 10 & 4:30. Bye: all, limit 4, limit 2 in last 4 rounds; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. HR: $97-97, 800-833-3308, 702-739-4111, rate may increase if not reserved by 11/22, all rooms in chess block may sell out about 11/7. Free parking (garage at adjacent Paris Las Vegas Hotel is most convenient). Car rental: for special Avis rate reserve car through chesstour.com or call 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633. Ratings: FIDE used in Open, Dec 2012 official USCF in others. For foreign in U2300 & below, see www.chess tour.com/foreignratings.htm. Highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled. Spe- cial rules: In round 3 or after, players with scores of 80% or more and their opponents may not use headphones, earphones, or cellphones or go to a different floor of the hotel without Director permission, and must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. Blitz 12/29 10:45 pm. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577 (DirectorAtChess.US, www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658). Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Regional


Alabama July 14, Birmingham Classic 4SS, TC: G/75. Birmingham Bridge Club, 2112 Columbiana Rd., Ves- tavia Hills, AL 35216. Open (PF: $$b/15): $200-125-U1900:100-U1700:75; Reserve (PF: $$b/15): $175-100–U1300:75-U1100:75; Rds.: 9, 11:30, 2:30; 5. EF: $30; if mailed by JUL 7th; $40 at site. Scholastic: 5SS, TC: G/30. EF: $20. Trophy: Top 3. Rds.: 9:15-10:30-12-1:15-2:30. Late REG: JUL 14th: 8-8:40am. Make checks payable to: Caesar Chess. ENT: Caesar Chess LLC, 5184 Caldwell Mill Rd., Suite 204 - 202, Birmingham,


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