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11th


annual MANHATTAN OPEN


August 17-19 or 18-19 6 rounds in 10 sections, going as low as Under 700 At NEW YORKER HOTEL, across from Penn Station


$35,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND! 6 rounds, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, G/50, d5).


Under 900 and Under 700 Sections play Aug 18-19 only, G/50, d5. At New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St.


across fromPenn Station,NewYork,NY10001. Special room rates $175-175-195-210 (rates for 3 or 4 in room are for 2beds). 800-764-4680, 212-971-0101. Reserveby 7/27; rate may increase or hotel sell out.


Open Section: $2500-1500-1000-700-500-400,


clear/tiebreak first $200 bonus, top Under 2500/Unr $1200. FIDE rated, except G/50. 150 GPP (enhanced). Under 2300 Section: $1500-1000-700-500-400-300.


FIDE rated, except G/50 games. Under 2100 Section: $1500-1000-700-500-400-300. Under 1900 Section: $1500-1000-700-500-400-300. Under 1700 Section: $1500-1000-700-500-400-300. Under 1500 Section: $1200-800-600-500-400-300. Under 1300 Section: $1200-800-600-500-400-300. Under 1100 Section: $700-400-300-200-100-100. Under 900 Section: Trophy to first 10, top unrated. Under 700 Section: Trophy to first 10, top Under


500, Under 300, Unrated. Ratings: August official USCF ratings used;


unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Foreign ratings: see www.chesstour.com/foreignratings. htm. Provisionally rated players are not unrated. Prize limits: 1) 1) If any post-event rating posted at


uschess.org 8/13/11-8/13/12 is more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $800. 2) Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) cannot win over $200 in U1100, $400 U1300, $600 U1500, $800 U1700 or $1000 U1900. 3) Balance of limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.


Top 7 sections entry fee: 3-day $163, 2-day $162


ifmailed by 8/8, all $165 online by 8/13, $170 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/13 (entry only, no questions), $180 online until 2 hours before first round or at site. Under 1100 entry fee: 3-day $83, 2-day $82 if


checkmailed by 8/8, all $85 at chesstour.com by 8/13, $90 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/13, $100 online until 2 hours before first round or at site. Under 900 or Under 700 entry fee: $32 if check


mailed by 8/8, $35 at chesstour.com by 8/13, $40 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/13, $50 at site. 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 at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. USCF membership required.


3-day schedule: Late entry ends Fri 10 am, rds. Fri


12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day schedule (Open through U1100): Late


entry ends Sat 9 am; rds. Sat 10 am 12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. U900&U700 schedules: Late entry ends Sat 9 am,


rds 10 am, 12:45 pm, 3:15 pm each day. Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 2; Openmust


commit before round 2, others before rd 3. 3-day & 2-day merge & compete for same prizes.


All: Bring sets, boards, clocks- none supplied. $15


charge for refunds. Entry: www.chesstour.com or ContinentalChess,Box249, SalisburyMillsNY12577 Director@Chess.us, 845-496-9658). Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. JGP (except U900&U700).


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