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Tournament Life


7 p.m.; Sun. 3/3 - Breakfast 8:30 a.m.; side event awards before rds 4 & 5; main event awards 4:45 p.m. Prizes: Over $100,000 in Webster U. Scholarships, tablet computers & chess prizes; Trophies to top 5 ea. sec. (more poss. in lg secs.; top 20% based on pre-reg. as of 2/10); Side event awards: Blitz - top 3 boys & top 3 girls ea. sec. Bughouse - top 3 teams. Puzzles - top 3 Boys & Girls in rating gps. Under 800, Under 1500 & Open. All players receive commemorative medals. Team awards: top 3 school & top club team ea. sec. of main event & blitz (Student may rep. only 1 team; commit by rd 2). Reg. fees: All secs. of G/45 Main Event: $45 by 1/10/13 ; then $55 by 2/1/13; $65 thereafter. Camp - $40 by 1/10/13; then $50. Puzzles $10 by 2/1/13; then $15. Bughouse - $20/team by 2/1/13; then $30. Blitz - $15 by 2/1/13; then $20. Simul - $25: “Breakfast with Susan” Sunday Brunch at Brennan’s Rest. (Paul Morphy home) $55 adults; $30 children. Host hotel: Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome, King or 2 Doubles $149/nt, 2 night min. til sold out or 1/18/13. Overnight Parking $15; free wi-fi, fitness center, pool; 10% food & bev. disct. if stay- ing on-site. To reserve call 1-800-535-7830 & request Polgar Chess Rate. Alt./Overflow hotel: SpringHill Suites downtown, 301 St. Joseph St., (1 mile from Holiday Inn): King + sofa sleeper or 2 Queens + sleeper, $209/nt. til sold out or 2/8/13. To reserve call 1-888-364-1200 & request Polgar Chess Rate. Details and registration available soon at: www.polgarevents.com and www.cajunchess.com. Email questions to: ChessNOLA@yahoo.com.


Maryland


Maryland Chess Association Open & scholastic tournaments in Maryland listed at www.mdchess.com.


Mar. 2-3, UMBC Open - Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament See Grand Prix.


Massachusetts


Mar. 9, 2013 CT State Open & Scholastic Championships (CT) See Grand Prix.


Nevada


A State Championship Event! Mar. 16, Nevada State Scholastic Championship K-3 and K5: 6-SS, G/30, d5. K-8 and K-12: 5-SS, G/30,d5 round 1-2, G/45,d5 round 3-5. Las Vegas Day School, 3275 Red Rock, Las Vegas, NV 89146 and is open to any Nevada school age resident. Trophies for top players, top teams, top girl, biggest upset in each section. Medals for 3 or more points and souvenirs for all participants. EF: $30 received by 3/4, $40 by 3/15, $60 on site. Reg.: Nevada Chess, PO Box 90925, Hen- derson, NV 89009, online at www.nevadachess.org or Fax 702-933-9112. On site by 8:30. Late registrants may not be paired in round 1. Round 1 at 9:30. INFO Gale Winds, gwinds@lvds.com.


June 6, 2013 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) See Nationals.


June 7, National Open Scholastic Trophy Tournament 5-SS, Game/30. Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas 89109. Open to players 18 and under. In 3 sections: U1800, U1200, and U800. Unrated players in the U1200 section and all players in the U800 section must be age 11 or under. Trophies to top 5 in each section, top 2 in each odd 200 point rating group and unrated. There must be 3 players eligible for each prize to be awarded. EF: $39 by 5/21, $44 by 6/3, $50 on site. REG.: 9-9:30 a.m. RDS 10-11:30-1-2:30- 4. Blitz 6:30 p.m. ($15 by 5/21 $20 on site) 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.com or fax at (702) 933-9112. NS. NC. W.


June 7-9 or 8-9, 2013 National Open See Nationals.


June 8, National Open Blitz Sectionals (QC) 12-RR, G/5. Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas 89109. Sections of 12-15 players with rating range less than 200 points whenever possible. $100-60, 2nd half $40, in each section. EF: $20. REG.: by 9 p.m. Round 1 at 9:30 p.m. Higher of regular or quick rating used. 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 at www.VegasChessFestival.comor fax at (702) 933-9112. NS. NC. W.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! June 8-9, International Youth Championship 5SS, Game/60, d5. Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas 89109. In 4 Sections by age: 14 and Under, 14 and Under Reserve (rated below 1000), 9 and Under, 9 and Under Reserve (rated below 800). Trophies to top 10 in each section plus class trophies and team trophies. 1st Place in each section wins a Computer loaded with valuable Chess Software and hundreds of Videos, 2nd-4th win chess prizes valued at $250-150-100. Unrated players may not win 1st in Re- serve sections. EF: $69 by 5/27, $79 by 6/3, $90 on site. 1/2 point bye in any round (limit 2) if requested in advance. REG.: 8-9 a.m. RDS.: 10- 1-4, 10-1. Blitz 6/7 at 6:30 p.m. ($15 by 5/21 $20 on site) 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.VegasChess- Festival.com or fax at (702) 933-9112. NS. NC. W.


June 9, 2013 National Open Blitz (QC) See Grand Prix.


New Jersey


NJCCS Quads - First Friday Every Month! New Jersey Children’s Chess School, 862 DeGraw Ave.,


Forest Hill (Newark), NJ 07104. Open to K-8. 3-RR, G/35. EF: $20 for rated above 1400, $25 for R>1200, $30 for others. $5 off for registration by mail one week inadvance.Reg.: 6-6:50PM. Rds: 7-8-8:50 PM. Awards: Trophies to ALL. Chess classes meet every Friday 6:30- 9PM. Website: www.kidschesscamp.com. Info: Arkady Geller, 973-483-7927 or chesscamp1@yahoo.com.


Mar. 9, King’s Chess Club Quads Morning quads and afternoon quads, G/30, Kindergarten-undergraduate (scholastic, youth, and young adult memberships). Bethlehem Church, 758 Route 10, Randolph, NJ 07869. EF: None. Reg.: 9-9:20 am., 1st rd. 9:40. Arr. by noon to reg. only for afternoon quads. Medal to each quad winner. Info: Bethlehem Church 973-366-3434 or Bob McAdams 973- 694-3988, rwm@fambright.com. Weather closings will be posted on church homepage at www.bethlehemchurch.org by 7:30am.


Mar. 16, St. Pattys Day Swiss (2-Sections). Somerset Holiday Inn, 195 Davidson Ave., Somerset (exit 10 off I-287). U1400 K-12, 5-SS. G/30;d5. $$: 150. U0700 K-7, 5-SS. G/ 30;d5. $$: 100. Both Sections, EF: $22 early, $30 at site. Trophies top 10. Enter at entryfeesrus.com.Reg.: 9-10am Sat. 1st. Round: 10am then ASAPwith lunch break.See special $5 refunds toVPLMmembers on entry feesrus.com. Info: Ken 908-619-8621 or acn@goes.com. NC, W.


Apr. 14, Westfield Spring Scholastic Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. K-12 3 Sections: Open, U1250, U750. Open: 3-SS. G/40;d5 Rds.: 2:45, 4:25, 6:05 p.m. U1250: 4-SS. G/25;d5. Rds.: 2:45, 4:00, 5:15, 6:30 p.m. U750: 4-SS. G/25;d5. Rds: 2:45, 4:00, 5:15, 6:30 p.m. Prizes:Trophies to Top 5 in each section. Tiebreaks used. EF: Advance $20, $15 members. At site $30, $25 mem- bers. Send advance entries to John Moldovan, 510 4th Ave., Garwood, NJ 07027 by April 11. Make checks payable to Westfield Chess Club. Reg.: 2:00-2:30 p.m. Info: Please present identification on entering the building. John Moldovan: westfieldchessclub@gmail.com, Bill Cohen: 732-548-8432 or 848-219-1358, westfieldchessclub.blogspot.com and www.westfieldchessclub.com.


New York


Feb. 15, Marshall February Friday Quads 3rd Friday every month. 3-RR, G/40d5. Open to all; quads formed by rat- ing. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $30, members $20, $50 for each winner. Reg.: 5:15-5:45. Rds.: 6-7:30-9. www. mar- shallchessclub.org.


Feb. 16, NEW! Marshall Saturday Quads! 3-RR, G/70d5. Open to all; quads formed by rating. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $35, members $25, $60 for each winner. Reg.: 10:15-10:55AM. Rds.: 11AM-1:30-4PM. www.marshallchess club.org.


Feb. 16, Marshall Saturday G/60! 4-SS, G/55d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. ($540/40): $240-120, U2000 95, U1700 85. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 11:15-11:45. Rds.: 12-2:30-4:45-7. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org.


Feb. 17, Marshall Sunday G/45! 4-SS, G/40d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. Two sec- tions: A. Open ($360/26): $160-80, U2100 65, U1800 55. B. U1500 ($240/18): $120-65, U1200 55. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 11:15- 11:45.Rds.: 12-1:45-4:00-5:45. One bye available, request at entry. www. marshallchessclub.org.


Feb. 18, Marshall Presidents’ Day Madness! 6-SS, G/25d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. ($480/ 28): $200-100, U 2000 $70, U1700 $60, U1400 $50. EF: $45, members $25. Reg.: 11:15-11:45. Rds.: 12-1:15-2:30-4-5:15-6:30. Two byes avail- able, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, Marshall Wednesday U1400! 5-SS, G/85d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $50, members $30. ($450/24): $240-120, U1100 $90. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7 pm each Wed. Limit two byes, request by Rd 3. www.marshallchess club.org.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, Marshall Wednesday U2000! 5-SS, 30/85d5, SD/1d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $50, members $30. ($450/24): $240-120, U1700 $90. Reg.: 6:15- 6:45. Rds.: 7 pm each Wed. Limit two byes, request by Rd 3. www.mar shallchessclub.org.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, Marshall Scholastic U1400 Wednes- days! 6 rounds Swiss, G/60d5. Open to players rated Under1400, grades K-8. EF: $50, members $30. Prizes:Trophies to top 3, best U1200, best U1000, best unrated. One year Marshall Chess Club Jr. Memberships to winner and highest scoring player U1200 ($160 value each!). Rounds: 4 pm each Wed. Limit two byes, request by Rd 4. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. www.marshallchessclub.org. USCF rated.


Feb. 21, Marshall Thursday Game 30 Grand Prix! See Grand Prix.


A Heritage Event! Feb. 21, The Original “4 Rated Games Tonight!” Now At The New Yorker Hotel - USCF’s Longest-Running Action Tournament - with FREE Under 1200 Section! - Canceled


Feb. 22, NEW! Marshall $500 FIDE Blitz! (QC) See Grand Prix.


Feb. 23, Marshall Saturday U1600! 4-SS, G/40d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. ($300


February 2013


b/24): $160-80, U1300 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 12:15-12:45. Rds.: 1-2:45-4:30-6:15PM. One bye available, request at entry. www.mar shallchessclub.org.


Feb. 28, Marshall Thursday Game 30 Grand Prix! See Grand Prix.


A Heritage Event! Feb. 28, The Original “4 Rated Games Tonight!” Now At The New Yorker Hotel - USCF’s Longest-Running Action Tournament - with FREE Under 1200 Section! - Canceled


Mar. 1, NEW! Marshall Friday U2000 Action! 4-SS, G/25d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20. ($360/24): $160-80, U1800 $65, U1600 $55. Reg.: 6:15- 6:45. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45. One bye available, request at entry. www. marshallchessclub.org.


Mar. 2, NEW! Marshall Saturday Quads! 3-RR, G/70d5. Open to all; quads formed by rating. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $35, members $25, $60 for each win- ner. Reg.: 10:15-10:55AM. Rds.: 11AM-1:30-4PM. www.marshallchess club.org


Mar. 2, Marshall Saturday G/60! 4-SS, G/55d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. ($540/40): $240-120, U2000 95, U1700 85. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 11:15-11:45. Rds.: 12-2:30-4:45-7. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org


Mar. 3, Marshall Sunday G/45! 4-SS, G/40d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. Two sections: A. Open ($360/26): $160-80, U2100 65, U1800 55. B. U1500 ($240/18): $120-65, U1200 55. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 11:15- 11:45. Rds.: 12-1:45-4:00-5:45. One bye available, request at entry. www. marshallchessclub.org.


Mar. 5, NEW! Marshall Tuesday Action! 4-SS, G/25d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20. ($360/24): $160-80, U2100 $65, U1800 $55. Reg.: 6:15- 6:45. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45. One bye available, request at entry. www. marshallchessclub.org.


Mar. 7, Marshall Thursday Game 30 Grand Prix! See Grand Prix.


Mar. 9, Marshall Saturday U1800 4-SS, G/40d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. ($300/24): $160-80, U1500 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 12:15- 12:45. Rds.: 1-2:45-4:30-6:15. One bye available, request at entry. www. marshallchessclub.org.


Mar. 9, 2013 CT State Open & Scholastic Championships (CT) See Grand Prix.


Mar. 14, Marshall Thursday Game 30 Grand Prix! See Grand Prix.


A Heritage Event! Mar. 14, The Original “4 Rated Games Tonight!” Now At The New Yorker Hotel - USCF’s Longest-Running Action Tournament - with FREE Under 1200 Section! - Canceled


Mar. 15, Marshall Friday G/45 Quads 3rd Friday every month. 3-RR, G/40d5. Open to all; quads formed by rating. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $30, mem- bers $20, $50 for each winner. Reg.: 5:15-5:45. Rds.: 6-7:30-9. www. marshallchessclub.org.


Mar. 16, Marshall Saturday U1600 G/45 4-SS, G/40d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. ($300 b/24): $160-80, U1300 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 12:15-12:45. Rds.: 1-2:45-4:30-6:15PM. One bye available, request at entry. www.mar shallchessclub.org.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Mar. 18, 25, Apr. 1, 8, 15, Marshall Monday U1600 5-SS, G/85d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. ($450/20): $240-120, U1300 $90. Reg.: 6:15-6:4., Rds. 7 pm each Mon. Two byes available, request by Round 3. www.marshallchessclub.org.


Mar. 21, Marshall Thursday Game 30 Grand Prix! See Grand Prix.


Mar. 22, NEW! Marshall $500 FIDE Blitz! (QC) See Grand Prix.


Mar. 23, Marshall Saturday U1500 4-SS, G/40d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. ($300/20): $160-80, U1200 60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 12:15- 12:45. Rds. 1-2:45-4:30-6:15. One bye available, reequest at entry. www. marshallchessclub.org.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Mar. 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, Marshall Wednesday U1400! 5-SS, G/85d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $50, members $30. ($450/24): $240-120, U1100 $90. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7 pm each Wed. Limit two byes, request by Rd 3. www.marshallchess club.org.


Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix! Mar. 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, Marshall Wednesday U2000! 5-SS, 30/85d5, SD/1d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $50, members $30. ($450/24): $240-120, U1700 $90. Reg.: 6:15- 6:45. Rds.: 7 pm each Wed. Limit two byes, request by Rd 3. www.mar shallchessclub.org.


Mar. 28, Marshall Thursday Game 30 Grand Prix! See Grand Prix.


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