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EF: all $50 less than above. Online EF $3 less to MCA members. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Byes: OK all, limit 2; Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $97-100-105-110, includes free full hot buffet breakfast and free parking, 888-303-1746, 314-726-5400, request chess rate, reserve by 3/4 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331- 1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com, chesstour.info, 347- 201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAR. 18-20 OR 19-20, TEXAS TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 LONE STAR OPEN 5SS, (Open and U2000 Sections are G/90 i30, and FIDE rated; All other Sections are G/120 d5). Free entry for GMs,IMs,WGMs and WIMs (EF deducted from winnings). SIDE EVENTS: (Schol. Team & Ind., 4SS, G/30 d5, 1-day only, Sat. Mar. 19th); 5-min. Blitz “CAJUN KNOCK-OUT” (Sat. night after Rd. 3). Separate room for schol. Players - A trophy or medal will be awarded to each schol. player. DoubleTree Houston North, 15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston, TX 77032, Ph: 281-848-4000, $85 chess rate (reserve by 3/1 and mention Cajun Chess Tournament). Free Parking! Free airport shuttle service! Free wireless internet in all guestrooms! Discounted Hotel Breakfast Coupons for Hotel Guests ($5 off of the $15 Hot Breakfast Buffet – Guests are responsible for tax & gratuities). Hotel check-in time is 3pm; check-out time is 12 noon. For guests who need later check out on Sunday, you may stay in your room until 7pm for an additional day rate of $69; otherwise, hotel will store luggage at no charge on Sunday afternoon for those checking out at 12 noon. 5 Sects. PRIZES: $10,000 b/200 paid ent. OPEN: $1400-800-500-300-200; U2200: $700-400; U2000: $800-400-200-100-50; U1800: $800-400-200-100-50; U1600/Unr*: $800-400-200-100-50; U1300: $400-300-200-100-50. *Unrated players may only win 50% of the prize fund except in the Open Sect. where they must pay full EF and are eligible for full prize fund. Schol.Sects. (Team & Individual): K-2, K-5, K-8, K-12. Prizes: Trophies to top 5 individuals & top 3 teams in each section (more ind. trophies depending on pre-entries). Every non-trophy winner receives a souvenir chess medal. Teams may have as many players as they wish from the same school in the same section but must have a minimum of 3 players to be considered a team; the top 4 scores will count for final team score. Scholastic Players may play in both Scholastic and Main Tourna-


ments if desired by registering for the Scholastic Tournament AND a section in the 3-day Schedule of the Main Tournament with a 1/2-point Bye in the 2nd Round of the 3-Day Schedule. USCF-rec- ommended computer tiebreaks will decide trophy and medal placements for winners of all schol. sections. Free chess gift to oldest player and to player who travels farthest to OPEN tourn. CAJUN BOUNTY: Defeat the top ranked player in the OPEN sect. and win free entry to our next tour- nament! EF: $89 by 3/11; $99 thereafter and at site; Unr. (U1600) and Jrs. (under 19 yrs of age and playing in U1300 or U1600 Sections) $59 by 3/11; $69 thereafter and at site. Schol. EF: $20 by 3/11; $25 thereafter and at site; Re-Entry Fee (no Re-Entry in OPEN and U2000 Sects): $25 (avail. up to Rd. 4; 3 re-entries or 2 Jr. entries count as one additional entry for prize fund). 3-day Sched: Reg. Fri. 5:30-7pm, Rds. Fri. 8pm; Sat. 2-7, Sun. 10-3. 2-day Sched: Reg. Sat. 7:45-8:30am, (Rds. Sat. 9-2- 7, Sun. 10-3. Both schedules merge at Rd. 2. Schol. Sched: (All 4 rds. G/30 d5 - one day only, Sat., Mar. 19). Reg. Sat. 8:30am-9:30am, Rd. one at 10am; Other Rds. will immediately follow. Byes for OPEN Tourn: Avail. all Rds. and must commit before Rd. 3. Byes for SCHOL. Tourn: Only one 1/2-point bye allowed and must commit before Rd. 2. HR: $85 (281-848-4000), reserve by 3/1 and mention Cajun Chess Tournament to assure group rate. ENT: On-line registration, printable entry form, and more detailed info at www.cajunchess.com, or mail entry form to Cajun Chess, 12405 Hillary Step Dr., Olive Branch, MS 38654. Info or Phone Ent: 504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971. Major credit cards accepted (no checks at site). FIDE.


A Heritage Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAR. 18-20, VIRGINIA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 48TH VIRGINIA OPEN 5SS, a VCF Cup Event, $$3600 Guaranteed! SITE: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel, 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166-7506; www.mar- riott.com, 703-471-9500, rooms $89 chess rate, res. by 3/6, 800-228-9200. 2 Sections. OPEN (FIDE rated): $650-410-300-240; Top X,A ea $200. AMATEUR(U1900): $420-250-190; Top B,C,D,U1200 ea $160, top Unr $100. Plaques to 1st Place in Open and Amateur. 5 Rds.: Rd. 1 Fri 3/18, 7:45pm (G/120 d5); Rds. 2 & 3 Sat 3/19 10am & 3:30pm (40/115, SD/30 d5), Rds. 4 & 5 Sun 3/20 10am & 3:30pm (40/115, SD/30 d5) EF: $70 if rec’d by Tues. 3/15, $85 starting 3/16 and on site. VCF Mem req. for VA Residents ($10 Adults, U19 $5). One 1/2 point Bye allowed, commit by Sat 9:30am. Re-entry $40, start Rd2 with 1/2 pt. Checks payable to Virginia Chess Federation. REG.: On-line at www.vachess.org, mail to Mike Hoffpauir, ATTN: VA Open, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693; On- Site Fri 3/18 5-7pm. Info: andrerea2@ yahoo.com.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAR. 18-20, NORTH CAROLINA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 (ENHANCED) 3RD ANNUAL RON SIMPSON MEMORIAL


5-SS, G/120 d5. Ramada Hotel & Convention Center, 2703 Ramada Rd., Burlington, NC 27215, (336) 227-5541, mention chess for $75 rate until Mar. 3, 2016. Full hot buffet breakfast included! $5,000 in total prizes ALL UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!OPEN (FIDE rated): $750- 400-250-100; U2200 (class): 150-100; U2000 (class):150-100; U1800: $600-400-250-200-150-100; U1600 (class): 150-100; U1400: $400-250- 150; U1200 (class): 150-100. May play up if within 100 points of next section. Unrated may only win $200 in U1800 and $100 in U1400. EF: $69 if received by March 6th; $85 thereafter. RDS.: Round 1: Friday at 7:30 pm or Saturday at 10 am (G90; d/5); then Saturday 2-7, Sunday 9- 2. One bye allowed (any round) must be requested before Round 2. Advance Entry: Online registration is available at www.carolinaschessini- tiative.com. Alternately, mail checks to: Walter High, 105 N. Crabtree Knoll, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Make checks payable to: Carolinas Chess Initiative (CCI). On site entry: March 18 from 5-7 pm and March 19 from 8-9:30 am. Saturday Scholastic: Open to kids rated U1000. 4 Rd-SS, G/30 d5. EF: $20 by March 13, $25 thereafter. Rounds: 10:30 am-12:30 pm-1:45 pm-3:00 pm. Trophies: top 5 in two sections. Sections based on ratings. INFO: Walter High wmhigh@nc.rr.com. Open Section FIDE-rated and played under strict FIDE rules. No smoking including electronic cigarettes.


A Heritage Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAR. 19-20, NEW YORK TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED) 38TH ANNUAL MARCHAND OPEN Dr. Erich Marchand “requested that his friends play chess in his memory.” 5SS, G/115 d5. Location: Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607. $16,440 Gtd. Open Section: $3000-2000- 1300-800-500-300. Under 2200 & U2000 each $750-450. FIDE Rated. EF: $85. U1800 Section: $1100-750-450. Under 1600 $750-450. EF: $70. U1400 Section: $500-300-200. Under 1200 $300-200. EF $60. U1000 Section: $400-250-160. Under 800 $200-130. EF: $50. Unrated players in the U1800 section can only win $375, in U1400 $175 & U1000 $125. No limit in Open. Balance to next prize winners. EF refunded and $100 appear- ance award to all GM and IM if paid by 3/5/2016. All EF add $20 after 3/5/2016. NYSCA members deduct $3. All sections USCF rated. Ratings as in March Supplement. Bring sets, boards, and clocks – none provided. Food court and chess books & equipment sales available on-site. No smoking allowed on The Strong campus. Free parking. Reg.: 8:30-9:15am. Rds.: Sat. 10-2:15-6:30, Sun. 10-2:15. One 1/2 point bye available in rd. 1, 2, 3, or 4 if requested at entry. Optional first round Friday, 3/18/2016 at 7pm played at Rochester Chess Center (register by 6:30pm). Info: 585- 442-2430. Mail entry to:Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Dr., Rochester, NY 14610. Website: nychess.org. Store: chessset.com.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAR. 19-20, TEXAS TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED) 2016 DCC FIDE OPEN IV UNDERWRITTEN BY RUIFENG LI


25th annual EASTERN CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS


April 22-24 or 23-24, 2016 - $20,000 guaranteed prizes! 5 rounds, Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, Massachusetts


5 rounds, Host Hotel at Cedar Lake,


366 Main St (Rt 20 west), Sturbridge MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking. Experience 1790-1840 America at Old


Sturbridge Village (www.osv.org), visit shops, galleries & restaurants. Two schedule options: 3-day, 40/100,


SD/30, d10, or 2-day, rounds 1-2 G/60, d10, then merges with 3-day and competes for same prizes.


In 7 sections (rated players may play up


one section). Master: $2000-1000-500-300, clear or


tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2300 $800- 400. 120 GPP (enhanced). Expert: $1500-700-500-300. Class A: $1500-700-500-300. Class B: $1500-700-500-300. Class C: $1000-500-300-200. Class D: $1000-500-300-200


Class E: $500-250-150-100, trophies to


first 3, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated.. Unrated prize limits: E $150, D $300,


C $450, B $600. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-


player “team” (average under 2200) combined score among all sections: $600- 300. May be in different sections.


Top 4 sections entry fee: $115 online


at chessaction.com by 4/20, $120 at 406- 896-2038 by 4/18, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 mailed by 4/13, $130 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hrs before game. Re-entry (Expert/below) $60. Class C or D Section entry fee: all $30


less than top 4 sections entry fee. Class E Section entry fee: all $60 less


than top 4 sections entry fee. Online entry fee $5 less to MACA members; may join/renew at masschess.org


3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 6 pm, rds


Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. Sat to 10 am, rds


Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 & 3:15. Half-pt byesOK all rds (limit 2); Master


must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually


used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess


Life: see Chess Life or chesstour.com. USCF membership required.. Hotel rates: $96-96, 800-582-3232,


508-347-7393, reserve by 4/8. Entry: chessaction.com or Continental


Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, director@chess.us, 347-201- 2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.


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