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Tournament Life


Announcements FEBRUARY 15 THROUGH APRIL 14


Tournament Life


Scholastic Members: As a service to you, we are listing upcoming Na- tional USCF rated events, and requested events of possible interest to you. You can always log in to www.uschess.org, and click on “Clubs and Tour- neys.”Thenclick on“UpcomingTourneys” for a com- plete listing of upcoming rated events and details. As always, you can check out the TLA section of Chess Life.


Organizers and Tournament Directors: If you would like your tournament listed here in Chess Life for KIDS for April (events to be held after April 14), the deadline for submitting your announce- ments is February 10th. The deadline for the June 2013 issue is April 10th. The processing fee is $1.00 per line for the first eight lines, $2.00 for every line thereafter. Send your announcements to Joan DuBois, tla@uschess.org. Display advertising is also available. Advertising rates are posted on the USCF website, www.uschess. org, or youmay email: tla@uschess.org for complete details.


NATIONALS


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Mar. 23-24, California, Northern 2013 U.S. Junior Chess Congress 5-SS. Site: San Francisco Airport Hyatt Regency, 1333 Bayshore High- way, Burlingame, CA 94010. Experience Spring in San Francisco! Hotel rate $99 only. 8 sections based on age: 6 & under, 8 & under, 10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under, 18 & under, 20 & under. In- dividual Trophies: All (6 & under), top 30 (8 & under, 10 & under) top 20 (12 & under), top 10 (14 & under, 16 & under, 18 & under, 20 & under). “Super Performance” trophies to players tied for last place with a tro- phy award and the top player(s) in each rating class who did not get a place trophy. Winning record required for all place trophies. Commem- orative participation medals to all entrants. Team Trophies: Top 10 (6 & under, 8 & under, 10 & under, 12 & under) or top 5 (14 & under, 16 & under, 18 & under, 20 & under) based on section. Time control: G/90 except G/30 for Ages 6 & under and Ages 8 & under) Schedule: Onsite Registration: Saturday & Sunday 7:30-8:15am. Rounds: Saturday 9am, 12:45pm, 4:30pm, and Sun 9am, 12:45pm. Ages 6 & under: Saturday 9:00am, 10:45am, 12:15pm, 1:45pm, 3:15pm. Ages 8 & under: Sunday 9:00am, 10:45am, 12:15pm, 1:45pm, 3:15pm. Byes: Max one 1/2-point bye except last round (must request before start of 1st round). Entry Fees by 3/9: 1-day $48, 2-day $60, Add $10 (3/10-16), Add $20 (3/17- 19), Add $30 (3/20-21), Add $40 (3/22 & onsite). $20 for any changes after 3/19. Blitz: Sunday Registration: 4-4:30pm, Games 5-7pm. 2 sec- tions (11 & under, 20 & under). Side Event Fees: Blitz $14. Onsite +$2. Side Event Prizes:Top 3 players and top 3 teams in each section. March 2013 Supplement & TD discretion to place players accurately. Com- memorative T-shirts: $15 pre-order, $20 onsite. Organizers/TDs: S. Azhar, R. Koepcke, T. Langland, S. Mason & J. McCumiskey. Sponsored by CalChess and Bay Area Chess. More info & flyer: BayAreaChess.com/ usjr13. Register online at BayAreaChess.com/my/usjr13. Mail entries to Bay Area Chess, 1639A South Main St., Milpitas, CA 95035. Register early to save. Questions: ask@BayAreaChess.com. NS, NC, W.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Apr. 5-7, Tennessee SuperNationals V 2013 Elementary, Junior High and High School National Championships in one great event! 7SS, G/120 (K-1: G/90), Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN 37214. 615.889.1000 HR: $149 single-quad. All under one roof! 20 Sections (Select only one): High School: K-12 Championship; K-12 U1600; K-12 U1200; K-12 U800; K-12 Unrated. Junior High: K-9 Championship; K-8 Championship; K-9 U1250; K-8 U1000; K-8 U750; K-9 Unrated. Elementary: K-6 Champi- onship; K-5 Championship; K-6 U1000; K-5 U900; K-3 Championship; K- 3 U800; K-1 Championship; K-6 Unrated; K-3 Unrated. EF: $50 post- marked, faxed or online by 3/17/2013, $70 postmarked, faxed or online by 3/31/2013, $85 after 3/31/2013, $90 on site. DO NOT mail entries after March 31 – they will not be received in time. $5 extra for all phoned registrations. $20 change fee for roster or section changes after March 31. USCF membership is required (may be paid with entry). AWARDS: Trophies awarded in accordance with Scholastic Regulations and based on number of participants. Team score = total of top four (min. two) fin- ishers from each section. March 2013 rating supplementwill be used. BYES: One 1/2 –pt. bye available in rounds 1-6 if requested prior to 10am, Fri (4/5). On site entries after 10 AM, Fri 4/5 will receive a


1/2-point bye for the first round and begin play in round 2. SCHED- ULE: Rounds 1-2: Friday (4/5) 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM [K1 at 1:30 PM & 6:30 PM] Rounds 3-5: Saturday (4/6) 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM, & 7:00 PM [K1 at 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 6:30 PM], Sunday (4/7) Rounds 6-7 9:00 AM, & 2:00 PM [K1 at 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM]. Awards Ceremonies, Sunday (4/7); approximately 7 PM [K1 at approx. 5:30 PM]. SIDE EVENTS: Bughouse Championships: Thursday (4/4) 11:00 AM, Register ON SITE ONLY by 10:00 AM. EF: $25 per team of 2. Blitz Championships: Thursday (4/4) 5:00 PM. EF $15 postmarked, faxed or online by 3/31, $20 after 3/31 or on site. On site registration ends at 4 PM. [The Blitz tournament will be playing ‘Touch-Move’ - see Blitz rules on the web page.] Please refer to the website: www.uschess.org/tournaments/ 2013/snv to register on-line, see up-to-the-minute registrations, for more information, updated details, corrections, any added events and other activities. Advance entries must include player’s name/informa- tion and all fees to be accepted. Roster changes are considered new entries and will be charged according to date received. List name, address, phone, section, grade, school (even if no team), email, birth- date, USCF ID number (enclose USCF dues if necessary). Players must be eligible to play in accordance with USCF Scholastic Regulations. En- tries may be faxed to: 931.787.1238. Mail Entries To: US Chess Federa- tion ATTN: SuperNationals V, P. O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557. Please note: Rule 12.5 has been replaced with Rule 12.6: Players entering an “Under” section in a USCF National Scholastic tournament shall disclose at the time of registration whether they have one or more ratings in an- other over-the-board rating system(s). The USCF may use this rating in- formation to determine section and prize eligibility in accordance with USCF rules 28D and 28E. This rule will be in effect for the 2013 Super- Nationals and future USCF National Scholastic Tournaments that have one or more “Under” sections.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Apr. 26-28, Illinois 2013 All-Girls National Championships presented by the Kasparov Chess Foundation in association with the Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation & USCF First place winners of each section will qualify to play at the 2013 World Youth Championships. 6SS, G/90. Swissotel, 323 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601, 888-737-9477, Hotel Rate breakfast included for the number based on the room rate paid. 7 Sections: Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Under 20. Age as of 1/1/2013. USCF membership required. EF: $50 postmarked by 3/25, $70 by 4/15, $90 after/on-site. Do not mail after 4/18 as your entry may not be received on time. Opening Ceremony: 6pm, Friday. Rounds: Rd. 1 – 6:30pm Fri; Rounds 2-4 – Sat 10am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm; Rounds 5-6 – Sun 9am & pm. Awards Ceremony: Sun. 5pm. Trophies top 15 in- dividual players and top 3 teams in the Under 8, 10, 12 & 14 Sections; top 10 individual players and top 3 teams in the Under 16, 18 & 20 Sec- tions. (top 3 players added for team scores). Bye: One 1/2-pt bye avail- able, any round, if requested before end of Rd. 2 and if player has not received a full-point bye. Side Events: Bughouse Tournament – Fri. 1pm, EF $30/team. Blitz Tournament – Fri. 3pm, EF $20 by 4/15, $25 after or on site. HR: single $169, Double $169, Triple $189, Quad $209 breakfast included for the number based on the room rate paid: 1-2-3 or 4 people, Reserve early rate may increase 888-737-9477. En- tries: online/info at: www.renaissanceknights.org/allgirls or mail to RKnights, Attn: All Girls, PO Box 1074, Northbrook, IL 60065, include name, section, rating, USCF ID#, date of birth, grade, school name city & state.


June 6, Nevada


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (Enhanced) 2013 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) 8SS, G/10. Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas 89109. $$6,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund. $1700-850-500, U2300 $500, U2100 $500, U1900 $450, U1700 $400, U1500 $350, U1300 $300, U1000 $250, unrated $200. There must be 3 players eligible for each prize to be awarded. FIDE Blitz rated. EF $69 by 5/21, $79 by 6/3, $100 on site. REG 2-4 p.m. Rds: 5-5:30-6-6:30-7-7:30-8-8:30. Higher of regular or quick rating used. Bring clocks. 1/2 point bye available in any round (limit 2). HR $62 single or double ($89 Friday and Saturday nights). (800) 634-6753 or (702) 734-5110 – be sure to ask for the CHESS rates. ENT Vegas Chess Festivals, PO Box 90925, Henderson, NV 89009-0925, on line www.VegasChessFestival.comor fax at (702) 933-9112. NS. NC. W.


An American Classic! A Heritage Event!


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! June 7-9 or 8-9, Nevada


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 200 (Enhanced) 2013 National Open 6-SS, 40/90, Game/30 + 30 second increment (2 day option rds 1-3 G/45). Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas 89109. $80,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund will not be reduced. Championship: $6500-3300-1600-800-500-350-350-350-350-350-250- 250-250-250-250, under 2500 1600, under 2400 1200, under 2300 1000, $2,000 EXTRA for perfect score. The winner of the Championship section also receives a replica of the Edmondson Cup. Under 2200: $3500-1800- 900-500-400-250-250-250-250-250-200-200-200-200-200. Under 2000: $3500-1800-900-500-400-250-250-250-250-250-200-200-200-200-200. Under 1800: $3500-1800-900-500-400-250-250-250-250-250-200-200- 200-200-200. Under 1600: $3000-1500-800-500-400-250-250-250-250- 250. Under 1400: $2000-1000-500-350-250-200-200-200-200-200. Under 1200: $1200-600-400-300-200-200. Unrated: $500-300-200. Plus Score Bonus ($14,000 guaranteed) in addition to any other prizes, every player with 3-1/2 points or more wins a $50 gift certificate. Plus score certificates will be awarded on site only. Players age 14 and under are eligible for best game prizes including the Freddie Award plus $200 (donated by Fred Gruenberg). Top 2 sections FIDE rated. EF: $169 by 1/21, $199 by 5/21, $219 by 6/3, $240 on site. $40 less for seniors 65 and over. Add $120 for adults rated under 2100 or juniors under 2000 playing in the Championship Section. This is an open tournament - you


February 2013


may play in any section at or above your rating level; unrated players may play only in Unrated or Championship Section. Provisionally rated players may not win more than the amount of 3rd prize in any section except Championship. CCA minimum ratings or other ratings may be used if higher than USCF June Supplement. Reg.: 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Thurs- day, 8-9:30 a.m. Friday. Rds.: 11-5, 10-4:30, 10-4:30. 2-day schedule: Reg.: 8-9 a.m. Saturday. Rds.: 10-12-2-4:30 merge with 3-day in round 4. Half point byes available in any round, but round 5 or 6 byes must be requested before the start of round 2 and may not be cancelled. Chess sets and boards provided for tournament play only, not for skittles. Please bring chess clocks! The LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL features the National Open, the U.S Game/10 Championship, the International Youth Championship, and other events. Many free ex- tras and surprises! Free parking. Free raffles with great prizes. Free GM Lectures. Free GM analysis of your games. Grandmaster Chess Camp for all ages on Thursday. U.S. Game/10 Championship and Grandmaster SimulsThursday afternoon. Youth Tournaments Friday, Saturday & Sunday. BlitzTournaments Saturday & Sunday. Poker Tour- nament Monday morning. Don’t be shut out —make your reserva- tions early and be sure to ask for the CHESS rates—$62 single or double ($89 Friday and Saturday nights) guarantees a Signatureor re- modeled room with new furniture, flat screen TV and more. The compli- mentary resort package includes access to the Fitness Center, free WI-FI, discounts on selected show tickets and more with no additional cost only if you are in our group. Cutoff for special hotel rate is May 20th. 1-800-634-6753 or (702) 734-5110 or online at www.vegas chessfestival.com/hotel/. ENT: Vegas Chess Festivals, PO Box 90925, Henderson, NV 89009-0925, on line at www.VegasChessFestival.com or by fax at (702) 933-9112. Info: (702) 560-0955 and leave a message. NS. W. FIDE


Grand Prix A Heritage Event!


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Feb. 16-17, Alabama


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 Queen of Hearts - 41st Annual 5SS, TC: 30/90; SD/30. AUM Taylor Center. 7401 East Dr., Montgomery, AL 36117. OPEN ($$b/25): $325-200-150-A:125-U1800: $100; RE- SERVE ($$ b/25): $275-150-125-E:100-U1000: $75. EF: $40; if mailed by FEB 11th; $50 at site. Late REG.: FEB 16th, 8-8:40am. Rds.: 9-2-7; 9-2:30. SCHOLASTIC (K-12): 5SS, TC: G/30. PREMIER (UNR-1200) and NOVICE (K-6; Not Rated): EF: $20/$10; if mailed by FEB 9th, $10 more at site. Trophy:Top 3; Medals 4th-6th. Rds.: 9-10:15-12-1:15, 2:30. Checks payable to: Montgomery Chess Club. ENT: Montgomery Chess Club, 2625 Burkelaun Dr., Montgomery, AL 36111. Info: ChessClub- Montgomery@gmail.com, www.AlabamaChess.com. JGP not for Scholastic K-12 section.


Feb. 21, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) Marshall Thursday Game 30 Grand Prix! 4-SS, G/25d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $25, GMs and IM’s free (no deduction from prize!). Prizes: ($$530 based on 32 players; first two prizes guaranteed:) $200-100-50, U2100 $95, U1900 $85. Reg.: 6:15-6:45 pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45. One bye available, request at entry.


Feb. 22, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) NEW! Marshall $500 FIDE Blitz! (QC) Last Friday of every month. 9-SS, G/5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. $$Gtd 500: $200-100, top U2400/unr, U2200, U2000, U1800: $50 each, EF: $30, members $20. Quick-rated, but higher of reg- ular or quick USCF rating used for pairings & prizes. FIDE Blitz Rated! Reg. ends 6:45 pm. Rds.: 7-7:30-7:50-8:10-8:40-9-9:20-9:40-10 pm. Three byes available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org.


Feb. 28, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) Marshall Thursday Game 30 Grand Prix! 4-SS, G/25d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $25, GMs and IM’s free (no deduction from prize!). Prizes: ($$530 based on 32 players; first two prizes guaranteed:) $200-100-50, U2100 $95, U1900 $85. Reg.: 6:15-6:45 pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45. One bye available, request at entry.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Mar. 2-3, Maryland


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 UMBC Open - Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament 5SS, 20/1, SD/60; D/5. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). Held concurrently with Maryland “Sweet 16” (Invitational)—winner to receive in-state fixed- dollar tuition scholarship to UMBC. Open: (All) $$1050: $350-200-100 Gtd., Class prizes $100 ea. to top U2250, U2150, U2050, U1950. Free ent. to GMs, $40 deducted from any prizes. U1800: (U1800/Unr.) $$765 b/40: $250-175-100, Class prizes $80 ea. to top U1600, U1400, U1200 (b/4). No Unr. player may win more than $200 in this section. All: EF: $40 if postmarked by 2/22, $50 later, $10 less if under age 20. Reg.: 8:30-9:30am Sat., Rds.: 10-3-7:30pm Sat, 10:30-3:30pm Sun. Byes: Up to three 1/2-pt. byes avail. in Rds. 1-5 if req’d at least 1 hr. before Rd. (before Rd 2 for any Rd. 4-5 bye), but only at most one 1/2-point bye in Rds 4-5. HR: La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1734 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-859-2333, Ask for UMBC chess rate. www.lq.com (From I-95, take Exit 47A onto I-195 towards BWI Airport. Take Exit 2A onto 295 north towards Baltimore; take first exit, bearing right onto West Nursery Road.) Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I-95 & follow signs to UMBC. Park in Lot 9 or 16. Ent: Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, Attn: Open, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Make out check to UMBC. For more information: ChessClub@umbc.edu, (410)


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