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(U1300 3-day option rds. 1&2 G/120 d5). Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 7 sections: Championship (min. rating of 2000) FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$800, 4.0=$450, 3.5=$175, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2200: 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150. U2000: 5.0 =$1200, 4.5 =$650, 4.0=$325, 3.5=$125. U1800: 5.0= $1200, 4.5 = $600, 4.0= $300, 3.5= $100. U1600: 5.0= $1000, 4.5= $500, 4.0= $250, 3.5= $100. U1300 & U1000: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. If no 5-0 in section, then sole 1st @ 4.5 or shared 1st at lower score receive bonus (added to score prize) - Championship: $300; U2200 $200, U2000 $150, U1800 & U1600: $100; U1300 & U1000: $50. Unrated may not play in U1000 & U1300, limited to $400 in U1600. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the Championship, U2200, U2000, and U1800 sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted/emailed to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $99 by 4/15, $104 by 4/26, and $109 online only by 4/28, $120 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1300 & U1000, GMs free, $50 deducted from prize, IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize, HR: $99, ($5 EF discount if staying at hotel). Rooms may not be avail after 4/15. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 9:30 & 3:30. 2- day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 2:15 & 6, Sun 9:30 & 3:30. U1300 & U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9:30 & 1:30. U1300 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 4:00, Sun 9:30 & 1:30. Ent: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://themdopen.com.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! APR. 29-MAY 1 OR APR. 30-MAY 1, MICHIGAN TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 13TH ANNUAL GREAT LAKES CHESS OPEN - BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN at the McCamly Plaza Hotel, 50 Capital Avenue, SW, Battle Creek, MI 48017. 3 Sections OPEN, U1800, U1400, (Merge after Round 2) Up to two 1/2pt byes-must be requested prior to the start of Rd.3. *OPEN section FIDE rated. USCF & State Membership required (can be pur- chased on site) PRIZE FUND: $4,500 OPEN Section $2,250 (B/38, min. 6per prize section): 1st, $900, 2nd $500, 3rd $350, Top X, Top A, U1800/UNR $250 each. U1800 Section $1200 (B/34, min. 6 per prize section): 1st $500, 2nd $300, Top U1600, U1400/UNR $200 each. U1400 Section $800 (B/34, min. 6 per prize section): 1st $300, 2nd $200, Top E, U1000, U800/UNR $100 each. *UNR eligible for TOP or UNRATED prizes ONLY. ENTRY FEES: Due by April 22, 2016 (After April 22nd add $10) OPEN: 3 Day- $83, 2 Day- $82 (no Re-entries) IM’s/GM’s FREE! ($80 EF deducted from prize) U1800 3 Day- $63, 2 Day- $62, Re-Entry $40. U1400 3 Day- $53, 2 Day- $52, Re-Entry- $35. TIME LIMITS: (Merge after Rd. 2) 3 Day-RD’s 1-3 G/120 d5; RD. 4-5,


40/120, SD30 d5 2 Day-Rd’s 1-2, G/60 d5; RD. 3 G/120 d5; 4-5 40/120, SD30 d5. REGISTRATION TIMES: 3 Day Fri. April 29- 4:30pm-6:00pm, 2 Day Sat. April 30-9:00am-11:00am ROUNDS: (Merge after Rd. 2) 3 Day- Fri. 7pm, Sat. 12:00pm & 4:30pm, Sun. 10am & 3:30pm. 2 Day- Sat. 11:30, 2:00pm & 4:30pm, Sun.10:00am, 3:30pm. ONLINE REGIS- TERATION: Online: www.bccfoundation.org/glopen (beginning December 1st) or through The Battle Creek Community Foundation, 32 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 1, Battle Creek,Michigan 49017 (269) 962-2181 contact Holly Munsch. Lodging:McCamly Plaza Hotel 50 Capital Avenue SW, Battle Creek, MI 49017 *Ask for the Great Lakes Open Chess rate of $94. (Special chess rate available until April 22, 2016.) Parking is $8 per day w/unlimited in & out privileges. Free parking is available in local lots on weekends. To reserve a room at the hotel: www.mccamlyplaza.com or to reach hotel reservations call (888) 622-2659. *NOTE: Room block is limited, so PLEASE reserve your room at the hotel promptly! CONTACT: For tournament registration questions contact Holly Munsch at the Battle Creek Community Foundation (269) 962-2181 or holly@bccfoun- dation.org. All chess related questions may be directed to Tony Nichols, Tournament Director at sensie48910@yahoo.com.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! A State Championship Event! APR. 29-MAY 1 OR APR. 30-MAY 1, GEORGIA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 2016 PHILLIP TAYLOR GEORGIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 5-SS. Emory University, Cox Hall Ballroom, 569 Ashbury Cir., Atlanta, GA 30322. Prizes: $10,000 GUARANTEED. In five sections: Champi- onship: $1000-500-300-150-125; u2100: $250-150-100. Under 2000: $900-500-300-150-125; u1850: $250-150-100. Under 1700: $900-500- 300-150-125; u1550: $250-150-100. Under 1400: $900-500-300-150-125; u1200: $250-150-100. Trophy and Title to top Georgian resident in each section. Scholastic: (2-day schedule only and no onsite registration!) In 2 sections: Under 1100: Trophies to top 5, top unrated, top girl. Under 850: Trophies to top 5, top unrated, top girl. Entry Fee: $93 all sections but scholastic ($30) by 4/27; $99 at site. GM’s and IM’s free: $80 deducted from prize. Championship: FIDE rated. Must be rated over 2000. Time Controls: Championship: G/90 w/30 sec. inc., 2-day: G/90 d5. Other sections: G/120 d5, 2-day: G/90 d5. All: Reentry except Cham- pionship Section-$40. Byes available (limit 2), Rd. 5 is zero pt bye. Must commit before 1st round. Must play in own section. 3-day schedule: Registration: 5:30-6:30 p.m. sharp! Rounds; 7 p.m., 2:15 - 7, 10 - 3:30. 2-day schedule: Registration 9:00-10 a.m. sharp! Round 1 at 10:30 a.m., then merges with 3-day. Info: gastatechamp@georgiachess.org or (478) 973-9389 (American Chess Promotions). Enter: georgiachess.org.


APR. 30, PENNSYLVANIA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 2ND ANNUAL LVCA BRUCE ALBERSTON MEMORIAL $1050 GTD-RBO


5SS, G/30 d5. College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W. Laurel St., Bethlehem, PA. 2 Sections: Open: $350-$250-$150, U2100/Unr U1900-U1600- U1300 $75 each. U1200 Scholastic: Trophies:1st, 2nd, 3rd, U900, Unr. EF: $30 by 4/25, $35 CASH on site. GM/IM free; $30 from prize. Sched- ule: Reg ends Sat 10:45 am. Rds.: Sat-11,12:30, 2:30, 4, 5:30. 1/2 point byes: limit 2. Info:www.lehighvalleychesscub.org, 484-866-3045. Checks payable to: Bruce Davis, 1208 Linden St., Fl. 1, Bethlehem, PA 18018.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAY 1, NEW JERSEY TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6 ERNESTO LABATE MEMORIAL GRAND PRIX 4-SS. G/61 d5. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. 2 Sections: Open, U1800. Open: EF $40, $35 members. Prize Fund $836 b/24 paid section entries. Will not be reduced below 70%. Prizes: $240-200-160. U2201 $81, U2000 or unrated $80. Top-scoring female $75. U1800: EF $25, $20 members. Prize Fund $370 b/24 paid section entries. Prizes: $100-75, U1600 $51, U1400 $50, U1200 $49, Top-scoring female $45. Register: 9:30-9:50 a.m. Rounds: 10:00 a.m., 12:34, 2:56 and 5:18 p.m. Byes: 1 per player allowed. Must declare before round 3. If you arrive after 9:50 you will receive a 1st round bye. Note: Unrated adults must play in the Open Section. Info: westfieldchessclub@gmail.com.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAY 20-22 OR 21-22, NEW YORK TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 (ENHANCED) 24TH ANNUAL NEW YORK STATE OPEN 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Tiki Resort, 2 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845. $$G 3000. Free lectures by IM Danny Kopec, Sat 9 am & Sun 9 am, also game analysis in afternoons. In 4 sections. Open: $$ 400-200-100, top Under 2010/Unr $210-110, top Under 1810 $200-100. Senior, open to under 1910 or unrated born before 5/22/66. $$ 300-150-70, top Under 1710 $140-70. Under 1610: $$ 240-120-60, Under 1410 $120-60, unrated limit $150. Under 1210: $100-50, trophies to top 3, 1st U1000, U800, U600, Unr. Mixed doubles bonus prize: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Top 3 sections EF: $79 online at chessac- tion.com by 5/18, $85 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 5/16 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $83, 2-day $82 mailed by 5/11, $90 online until 2 hours before round 1 or at site. Under 1210 Section EF: all $40 less than top 3 sections EF. All: Advance or online entry $7 less to NYSCA members (NYSCA dues $12/year with 2 issues Empire Chess, $20/year with 4 issues, may be paid with entry fee). No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic


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