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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 13-15 or 14-15, 5th Summer Solstice Open See Grand Prix.


July 14, Central FL Tornado 4SS, G/75. Casselberry CC, Wirz Park, 806 Mark David Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707. EF: $30, CFCC/CCC mbr $25, Masters free (EF deducted from any prize). $$480 b/25, 160-80-60, U1800, U1600, U1400 $60 ea. Reg.: 9:30am. Rds.: 10, 1, 3:30, 6. Info: (407) 629-6946 or www.centralflchess. org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


July 27-29 or 28-29, 20th Annual Southern Open See Grand Prix.


Aug. 11, FCA West & Central Regional QC Qualifier (QC) 5SS, G/25 (TD/4). Orlando Chess & Games (OCG), 8751 Commodity Cir- cle #4, Orlando 32819 (at Equity Row). EF: $30, Masters free (EF deducted from any prize). FCA mbr reqd -$20/2Yr. $$660* b/25, 250-120- 80, U1800, U1600, U1400 $70 ea. Reg.: 9:30am. Rds.: 10, 11:15, break, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00. (* plus $100 each given to West and Central par- ticipant in FCA Playoff in Daytona). Ent: CFCC, 921 N. Thistle Ln., Maitland, FL 32751. Info: (407) 629-6946 or www.centralflchess.org.


Aug. 25, Clermont Chess Tournament 5SS, G/30. Cagan Crossings Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks Blvd. Off of U.S. Hwy27/S.R. 25. Across Hwy from Lowes; Diagonal across from Walmart. Entry Fee: $10 mailed or brought to Library. $15 at door. USCF rating and confirmed ID# required for money prize. Prizes: 100/50/20 increase by 30/20/10 per 10 entries. 9-4pm. Please bring set and clock if possible. Contact: Herb Pilgrim at Library# 352-243-1840 or library chessclub@yahoo.com.


Oct. 12-14 or 13-14, Orlando Autumn Open See Grand Prix.


Oct. 24-28 or 26-28, Bahamas International & Amateur (Bahamas) See Grand Prix.


Georgia


July 8, North Georgia Chess Center Open - Game 45 Rated Tour- nament 5-SS. G/45 + 16 Second Delay. Bye: One 1/2 point available: Must be submitted before 1st Round. (Accelerated Pairings May Be Used) North Georgia Chess Center, 2450 Atlanta Hwy. Suite 201, Cumming, GA 30040. If you are coming in from out of state special rates available at the Hol- iday Inn Express 870 Buford Hwy (Ga Hwy 20) Cumming, GA 30041 please mention that you are in town for North Georgia Chess Center the rates are $95.00 per night. Exit 14 off Ga 400 Next to Lowes On Market Place Blvd. 678-845-7100 Hotel Directions Only! Prize Fund: 50% of Entry Fee ($60.00) (not including additional non-member price or additional late registration price) Sections: Open Section Only. 1st: 33%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 10%, u2000: 10%, u1600: 8.3%, u1200: 6.7%. Highest Rating Increase for Tournament: 6.7%. Upset Prize: 5% (This is approximate prize dis- bursement) EF: $60.00 (North Georgia Chess Center Members) $65.00 (Non-North Georgia Chess Center Members); Late Registration Entry Fee: $70.00 (North Georgia Chess Center Members) $75.00 (Non-North Geor- gia Chess Center Members) Must pay in cash or by check. Reg.: Received by Thursday July 5th. Round Times: 1st-10:00am, 2nd-12:15, 3rd-2:30pm, 4th-4:45pm, 5th-7:00pm. Information: 770-844-9204, north- gachesscenter@gmail.com, northgachesscenter.com.


July 13-15 or 14-15, 5th Summer Solstice Open (FL) See Grand Prix.


July 27-29 or 28-29, 20th Annual Southern Open (FL) See Grand Prix.


July 28, North Georgia Chess Center Scholastic Tournament 5-SS, G/30. Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 870 Buford Hwy. (Ga Hwy. 20), Cumming, GA 30041. Exit 14 off Ga 400 Next to Lowes On Market Place Blvd. 678-845-7100, For Directions Only! Sections: Open and U800. EF: $22.00 (NGCC Members) $24.00 (Online Registration). $27.00 (Non NGCC Members) $29.00 (Online Registration). Entry For Late Reg- istration: $27.00 (NGCC Members). $32.00 (Non NGCC Members). Reg.: Sat. 8:30am - 9:30am. Rounds: 1st-10am, 2nd-11:30am, 3rd-1pm, 4th- 2:30pm, 5th-4pm. Tnmt. Info: 770-844-9204, northgachesscenter@gmail. com, northgachesscenter.com.


Aug. 3-5, North Georgia Chess Center Championship 5-SS. G/90 + 30 Second Delay. Bye: One 1/2 point available: Must be submitted before 1st Round. North Georgia Chess Center, 2450 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 201, Cumming, GA 30040. For those coming in from out of state or long distances, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 870 Buford Hwy (Ga Hwy 20), Cumming, GA 30041, is offering our cus- tomers discounted rates Exit 14 off Ga 400 Next to Lowes On Market Place Blvd. For Directions or reservations Only: 678-845- 7100. Prize Fund: 50% of Entry Fee ($60.00) (not including additional non-member price or additional late registration price). Sections: Open Section Only. (Accelerated Pairings possibly used for 1st Two Rounds). Prizes: 1st: 33%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 10%, u2000: 10%, u1600: 8.3%, u1200: 6.7%. Highest Rating Increase: 6.7%. Upset Prize: 5%. Entry Fee: $60.00 (North Georgia Chess Center Members); $65.00 (Non-North Georgia Chess Center Members). Late Registration Entry Fee; $70.00 (North Georgia Chess Center Members); $75.00 (Non-North Georgia Chess Center Members). Must pay in cash or by check. Registration: Must be Received by Thursday August 2nd to avoid late registration fees. Round Times: 1st - 7:30pm (Friday 3 day Schedule) or (9:30am Sat 2 day schedule) 2nd - 2:30pm, 3rd - 7:30pm, 4th - 11:00 am, 5th - 4:00pm. Tournament Info: 770-844-9204, northgachesscenter@gmail. com, northgachesscenter.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Oct. 24-28 or 26-28, Bahamas International & Amateur (Bahamas) See Grand Prix.


Illinois


North Shore Chess Center 5500 W. Touhy Ave., Suite A, Skokie, IL 60077, 847.423.8626, www.nachess.org/nscc. Multiple monthly chess events: Quick and Regular rated tournaments, FIDE amateur tournaments, simuls and lectures by masters. Private & Group lessons for all ages and strengths available. Home of the Chicago Blaze US Chess League team. Contact: Sevan A. Muradian Inter- national Arbiter & International Organizer - sevan@ nachess.org.


July 7, Aug. 4, Warriors Open & Reserve G/60+5(sec.delay), 3R-SS. Lincoln-Way West HS, 21701 S. Gouger Rd., New Lenox, IL 60451. Reg.: 8:15-8:45 am. Rds.: 9, 11:30, & 2. 2 Sec- tions: Open & Reserve (U1000). EF: $5. No concession on site (bring sack lunch). USCF membership required. Contact: Coach Miller 815-463- 0104 or stevencraigmiller@comcast.net with questions.


July 20-22 or 21-22, 5th annual Chicago Class See Grand Prix.


Aug. 5, 80th Knights Quest 4SS, Game/30. Hilton Hotel, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL. Pre- sented by Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation. USCF Rated Sections: Open (K-12 & Adults), U1400 (K-12 & Adults), U1000 (K-8) & U600 (K- 8). Awards: Top 5 each section, Top 2 teams (except open), medals all others. Reg.: 12:00-12:30 pm. Rds.: 1 at 1:00 pm, rest ASAP. EF: $30 by 7/30, $35 after, $40 on-site. Registration/Info: www.rknights.org.


Aug. 11, Southern Illinois Summer Open 3SS, Time control: 30/70, then 40/60. No sudden death. EF: $15.00. Prize fund: $300, b/24. 1st $70, 2nd $30; Classes A, B, C, D/E/Unr $50 each. Salem Community Center, 416 Oglesby St., Salem, IL 62881. Reg.: 8:00- 9:15. Rounds: 9:30, 1:00, 5:00. Entries: Jim Davies, 7358 Shaftesbury, St. Louis, MO 63130, 314-721-4967. jandadavies@sbcglobal.net.


Aug. 17-19 or 18-19, 7th annual Indianapolis Open (IN) See Grand Prix.


Aug. 19, Chicago All Stars Team up with your friends and play in our new 4-player school & club team tournament; minimum 3 players to form a team. Hilton Hotel, 2855 N. Mil- waukee Ave., Northbrook. Presented by Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation. Sections: Open - 3 rd G/40, d5, K-8, K-6 & K-3 4 rd G/25, d5. Awards:Trophies top player each board, Medals top 3 teams (Gold, Silver & Bronze). Reg.: 12:00-12:30 pm. Rds.: 1 at 1:00 pm, rest ASAP. EF: $25 per player by 8/13, $30 after, $35 on-site. Registration/Info: www.rknights.org.


Sept. 1-3, 2012 Illinois Open State Championship See Grand Prix.


Oct. 12-14 or 13-14, 21st annual Midwest Class Championships See Grand Prix.


Indiana


Every Second Saturday of the Month 4SS, G/61d5. Donatos Pizza, 825 W. 10th St., Indianapolis. Reg.: 11- 11:30AM, Rd 1, 11:40AM. $$:b/20 1st $200; 2nd $100; Class (A, B,) (C, D, E, Unr) $70 each. Prizes increased if + 20. EF: $27 - $5.00 BD month, - $5.00 for any state association (except ISCA), OCCC Memb.req'd Memb. includes magazine+. FIDE Titled Players Free. Ent: Donald Urquhart, 501 N. East St. # 802, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Info: at 317-634-6259 or e- mail akakarpov@att.net. 3 entries in a class req'd for that class prize to be awarded. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Orange Crush Chess Club Friday Night Blitz (QC) Burger King, 410 E Morris St. (E Morris St and S East St). Show your OCCC card for free upsize. Reg.: 6-6:25pm, starts at 6:30pm. Type: 3 RR Quad, G/5d2, QC. EF: $8.00, $$4-Quad 1st $25.00. Ent: Donald Urquhart, 501 N. East St., #802, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Info: Don at 317-634-6259 or email akakarpov@att.net.


July 20-22 or 21-22, 5th annual Chicago Class (IL) See Grand Prix.


July 28, Fort Wayne CC Summer Open 4SS, G/55. Allen Main Public Library, Conf. Room A, 900 Library Plaza. Free parking on street. Reg.: 9-9:40. Rds.: 9:40am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm. EF: $30 pre-reg. check to D.S. or cash only at site. Prizes: b/20, 1st $100, 2nd $50, B $50, C $50, D $50, E/Unr. $50, must have 3 per class. Ent: Dan Steininger, 6025 S. Hanna St., Apt 207, Ft. Wayne, IN 46816. Info: (260) 755-3765.


Aug. 17-19 or 18-19, 7th annual Indianapolis Open See Grand Prix.


Sept. 21-23 or 22-23, 5th Annual Louisville Open (KY) See Grand Prix.


Oct. 12-14 or 13-14, 21st annual Midwest Class Championships (IL) See Grand Prix.


Nov. 9-11 or 10-11, 21st annual Kings Island Open (OH) See Grand Prix.


Kansas


July 20-22 , Kansas Open All events at Holiday Inn, 8787 Reeder Rd, Overland Park, KS 2 Sec- tions: (7/21 and 7/22) 5SS, G90 30/inc. in Open, G120 5/d in Reserve, $1000 Guaranteed (Open + Reserve) Open FIDE rated (All prizes based on 80 non-scholastic rate entries) Open: all: $320-160-80. 1999/below: 160-80-40. $25 & plaque to top KS resident. Reserve: 1799/below: $320- 160-80. Class C: 160-80-40. 1399/below + unrated: 160-80-40. $25 and plaque to top KS resident. EF: $45 if postmarked by 7/14, $60 thereafter and on-site. Special $10 discount for advance entry into both KS Open + Quick tourney, $10 entry fee for Scholastics, not competing for cash, but competing for 3 plaques in Reserve or 1 in Open, Special free Schol- astic entry for some (See website for details) Reg.: 7/21 8:30-9:30am. Rds.: 7/21: 10-2:30-7, 7/22: 9:30, 2:00. KANSAS QUICK CHESS CHAMP: Site: Wyandotte room- 1 section: (7/20), 5SS G/10 0/d (All prizes based on 40 non-scholastic rate entries) $240-160-80. Class A, B, & (C and below + unrated): 80, 40 each. $25 plus plaque for top KS resident in Quick. EF: $25 if postmarked by 7/14, $40 thereafter and on-site, $10 entry fee for all Scholastics not competing for cash, but for 3 plaques. Reg.: 7/20 6-7pm. Rds.: 7:00, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9. KANSAS BUGHOUSE CHAMP: 1 section: (7/20) Immediately after Quick tourney, prizes 75% of total entry money. EF: $20 per team, pay on-site, (See website for details). HR: Special room rate at Holiday Inn, 913-888-8440 or 888-825- 7538, up to 4 in a room, $84 per night, reservations made by 6/13. Special: KCA membership required of KS residents to participate; $7 adult, $5 junior, $10 family. USCF membership required for all events except Bug- house. Annual meeting of KCA on 7/22 at 8am. Site:Wyandotte room. Ent: Laurence Coker, 8013 W. 145th St., Overland Park, KS 66223. Checks payable to “Kansas Chess Association”, Ph: 913-851-1583, e-mail wlcoker7@hotmail.com, website www.kansaschess.org -2012 Kansas Open ad. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Kentucky


July 14, 3rd Bulldog Invitational at Dale Hollow State Park Lodge, 5970 State Park Rd. (Call Lodge=800- 325-2782) Near Albany, KY. Two sections: Adult 4 round Swiss and Scholastic 5 round Swiss. Registration: 8-10am – Rounds to follow asap. Time controls: Adult G/60. Scholastic G/35 1,2,3 - G/45 4,5.


PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS HEALTH AND BENEFITS FUND


Many Grand Prix tournament organizers will con- tribute $1 per player to the Professional Health & Benefits Fund. All Grand Prix tournaments which par- ticipate in this program are entitled to be promoted to the next higher Grand Prix category—for exam- ple, a six-point tournament would become a 10-point tournament. Points in the top category are pro- moted 50%.


uschess.org


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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