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Tournament Life


Aug. 17-19 or 18-19, 4th annual Central California Open (CA-N) See Grand Prix.


Sept. 1-3 or 2-3, 34th Annual Southern California Open See Grand Prix.


Oct. 5-7 or 6-7, 9th annual Los Angeles Open See Grand Prix.


Dec. 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 22nd annual North American Open (NV) See Grand Prix.


Colorado


Aug. 4-5, Manitou Springs: Pikes Peak Open 5-SS, Rds. 1-3 40/90 and G/1; Rd. 4-5 40/2 and G/1. Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue. One open section. EF: $30 if rec'd by Aug. 1, $35 at site. $8 EF discount for juniors, seniors, unrated. CSCA required, ($15, jrs & srs 10), OSA. Cash prizes per entries. Registration: 8:30-9:30. Rds.: 10, 2:30, 7:00; 9:00 AM, 3:00. Entries to: Richard Buchanan, 1 Sutherland Rd., Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Phone (719) 685-1984 or e- mail buckpeace@pcisys.net. COLORADO TOUR EVENT. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 18-19, Monument Open IV 5 Round Swiss System Tournament. TC: All rounds: G/90+30 second increment. Further Information: www.GentlemensChessClub.com. Phone: (719) 491-1040. Email: GentlemensChessClub@hotmail.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A State Championship Event! Aug. 31, Colorado State Quick Chess Championship (QC) & GM Alex Yermolinsky Simul (Part of the CO Labor Day Weekend Chess Festival) 6 round Swiss system tournament. Time Controls: G/10, d/3. Site: Newly reno- vated Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel. Directions: Details at www.colorado-chess.com. Open: Open to all players. Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries will be paid at the end of the event. Entry fee: $10.00. No discount. Pre-Registrations: Must be received no later than Friday, August 24. No pre-registrations accepted without full payment. On-site Registration: August 31, 2012, 6:30-8:00 PM. Players registering after 8:00 PM shall receive a 1/2 point bye for round 1. Rounds: 8:30 PM, 9 PM, 9:30 PM, 10 PM, 10:30 PM, 11 PM. Ratings Used: Quick ratings from the August 2012 Supplement. Entries: Jerry Maier, 229 Hargrove Ct., Col- orado Springs, CO 80919-2213. Make checks payable to Jerry Maier. Phone: 719-660-5531. E-mail: pmjer77@aim.com. Not a Colorado Tour Event. USCF Membership required. CSCA Membership required. ($15 reg- ular; $10 Jr./Sr.). OSA. Wheelchair accessible. Two (2) non-retractable 1/2 point byes may be requested no later than the start of the third round. GM Alex Yermolinsky Simultaneous Exhibition, August 31, 2012 (Part of the CO Labor Day Weekend Chess Festival) Special Guest: GM Alex Yermolinsky. Entry fee: $20.00. No discount. Round: Simul starts at 6:00 PM. Colors: Entrant has choice of color. Equipment: Not provided. Passes: See website. Advanced Registration: Must be received no later


than Friday, August 24. Entries: Jerry Maier, 229 Hargrove Ct., Colorado Springs, CO 80919-2213. Make checks payable to Jerry Maier. On-site Reg- istration: August 31, 2012, 5:00-5:45 PM. Phone: 719-660-5531. E-mail: pmjer77@aim.com. Wheelchair accessible. Produced and Directed by the Colorado State Chess Association. Additional details at: www.col orado-chess.com.


Sept. 1-2, Colorado Open Tournament See Grand Prix.


Connecticut


July 12, 25th Annual Thursday Night Action Chess Championship: Come Celebrate With Us This Special 25th Anniversary Of USCF’s Longest-Running Action Tournament, Now At The New Yorker Hotel!! (NY) See Grand Prix.


July 21, Fairfield County Masters & Class Championships See Grand Prix.


July 27-29 or 28-29, 17th Annual Bradley Open See Grand Prix.


Aug. 9-12, 10-12 or 11-12, 42nd annual Continental Open (MA) See Grand Prix.


Aug. 17-19 or 18-19, 11th annual Manhattan Open (NY) See Grand Prix.


Sept. 14-16 or 15-16 (Scholastics Sept. 15 or 16), 3rd annual Hart- ford Open & New England Senior See Grand Prix.


Nov. 2-4 or 3-4 (Open), Nov. 3-4 (Booster), 3rd annual Eastern Team Championship 5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day Open option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5; all Booster games are G/75, d5). Sheraton Hotel, 700 Main St., Stamford, CT 06901. Free parking. Open to teams of 4 plus one optional alternate; match point scoring. Average rating of 4 highest rated players must be under 2000 (Open Section) or 1400 (Booster Section), counting 4th highest rating as at least 3th highest rating minus 500. Alternate must be lowest rated on team, but plays the board of the player who is replaced. Except for the alternate, players must play in rating order, so are always on the same board. Open EF: $280 per team mailed by 10/24 or online at chesstour. com by 10/30, $320 at site. Mailed entries who do not indicate sched- ule will be placed in 2-day. Booster EF: $140 per team mailed by 10/24 or online at chesstour.com by 10/30, $180 at site. Individuals seeking Teams: post on or see CCA website at ccaforum.com, or email Direc- torAtChess.US and we will post for you. Open Section ($8000 guaranteed): Top teams $2000-1000-600-400, teams averaging under 1700 $1000-500, top senior teams (all players age 50/up) $400-200, top on each board $300-150, top alternate $100. Team prizes apportioned based on number of games played. Plaque to top college team (same school), K-12 team (same school). Booster Section: Plaque to top 5 teams, trophy to top 2 scorers each board, top alternate. All players on


1st team win free entry in 2012 National Chess Congress, Nov 23-25 in Philadelphia. Plaque to top college team (same school), K-12 team (same school), K-9 team (same school), K-6 team (same school), K-3 team (same school). Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise 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. Open 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. Open 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. Booster schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 1:30. Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd 2. HR: $89-89, 800-408-7640, 203-358-8400; reserve by 10/19 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.


Delaware


July 12, 25th Annual Thursday Night Action Chess Championship: Come Celebrate With Us This Special 25th Anniversary Of USCF’s Longest-Running Action Tournament, Now At The New Yorker Hotel!! (NY) See Grand Prix.


July 21, Cecil County Chess Club Quads (MD) See Maryland.


District of Columbia


July 12, 25th Annual Thursday Night Action Chess Championship: Come Celebrate With Us This Special 25th Anniversary Of USCF’s Longest-Running Action Tournament, Now At The New Yorker Hotel!! (NY) See Grand Prix.


Aug. 24-26 or 25-26, 44th annual Atlantic Open See Grand Prix.


Oct. 4-8, 5-8, 6-8 or 6-7, 3rd annual Continental Class Champi- onships (VA) See Grand Prix.


Florida


Boca Raton Chess Club Friday nights, Game 90 Tournament, one game a week for 4 weeks. www.bocachess.com, 561-479-0351. Chess Magnet School JGP.


South Florida Chess Club Wednesday’s 6:30-10:30pm. Rated G/90 Tournaments and skittles. Most tournaments are 4+ rounds Call 561-573-3677 or 954-304-0928 or email southfloridachessclub@gmail.com or visit www.SouthFloridaChess- Club.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


5th annual Chicago Class


July 20-22 or 21-22, 2012 - Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel $20,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND!


5-SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option,


rds 1-2 G/75, d5), at the luxuriousWestin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling IL 60090. Free parking. In 8 sections; no unrateds in Master


or Expert. No residence requirements. An Illinois Chess Tour event.


Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-600-


400, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $800-400. FIDE rated, 120 Grand Prix Points (enhanced). Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-


400-200. A(1800-1999): $1400-700-400-200. B(1600-1799): $1400-700-400-200. C(1400-1599): $1200-600-400-200. D(1200-1399): $1000-500-300-200. E(Under1200):$1000-500-300-200. Under 1000: $200-100-60-40,


trophies to first 5, top Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.


Unrated prize limits: $100 inU1000,


$200 E, $300 D, $500 C, $700 B, $900 A. Balance goes to next player(s) in line. Rated players may play up one


section. Top 7 sections entry fee: 3-day


$103, 2-day $102 mailed by 7/11, all $104 online by 7/16 (chesstour.com), $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions) by 7/16. $120 at site, or online until 2 hrs before first game. Under 1000 section entry fee: all


$70 less than above. Re-entry (except Master): $50. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online or mailed EF $5 less to ICA members; join/renew at il-chess.org. Special 1 yr 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, YoungAdult $30, Scholastic $20. USCF memb. required.


3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6pm,


rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 9am,


rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6; Sun. 10 & 4:30. Half point byesOKall, Mastermust


commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. All: No smoking. Bring clocks, sets,


boards if possible-none supplied. JGP. Hotel rates: $103-103-103-103,


800-937-8461,847-777-6500, reserveby July 6 or rate may increase. Car rental:Avis,800-331-1600,use


AWD # D657633. Unofficial uschess.org ratings


usually used if otherwise unrated. Entries: Continental Chess, PO Box


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


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