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$17. Re-entry $40, not available in Open Section. GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $60 deducted from prize. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 &, 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Half point byes OK all, must commit before rd. 2; limit 2 byes (limit 1 bye if under 1810/unr in Open). HR: $80-80, call 518-668-5744 Mon-Fri 9 am-5pm, reserve by 4/30 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Ent: chessaction.com or Con- tinental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: www.chess tour.com, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, reg. by 9:15 pm.


An American Classic! A Heritage Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, ILLINOIS TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED) 25TH ANNUAL CHICAGO OPEN Open Section, May 26-30: 9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10, GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated. Under 2300 through Under 1300 Sections, May 27-30, 28-30 or 29-30: 7SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10; 2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10). Under 1000 Section, May 28-30 or 29-30: 7SS, G/90 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10). Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheel- ing, IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 east to Lake Cook Rd. to US-45 south.) Free parking. Free lectures and analysis of your games by GM John Fedorowicz. $100,000 guar- anteed prize fund. In 8 sections (unrated allowed only in Open, U2300, U2100 or U1000). Open: $10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-800-600-500- 400-400, clear or tiebreak winner bonus $300, top FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-1000. FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible. Under 2300: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 2100: $5000- 2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300; unrated limit $1000. Under 1900: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 1700: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 1500: $4000- 2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300. Under 1300: $4000-2000- 1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300. Under 1000: $1000-500-300-200- 200-150-150-100-100-100, unrated limit $200, trophies to first 10, top U800, U600, U400, Unrated. Prize limits: 1) If any post-event rating posted 5/25/15-5/25/16 was more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $1500. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated as of 5/16 official list cannot win over $1000 in U1300, $1500 U1500, $2000 U1700, or $2500 U1900. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female com- bined 2-player “team” score: $2000-1000-500-400-300. For Open Section, only rounds 1-7 counted towards mixed doubles. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles. Open EF for titled players: GMs free; $200 deducted from prize. IMs/WGMs $100; another $100 deducted from prize. Open entry fee, if rated 2200/over by USCF or FIDE or foreign FIDE rated: $207 online at chessaction.com by 3/21, $227 by 5/24, $250 at site, or online until 5 pm 5/26. Mailed by 3/21 $215, mailed by 5/13 $235. Phoned to 406- 896-2038 by 3/21 $215, by 5/23 $235. US players not rated 2200/over by USCF or FIDE: $100 more. U2300 to U1300 Sections EF: $207 online at chessaction.com by 3/21, $227 by 5/25, $215 phoned to 406- 896-2038 by 3/21, $235 phoned by 5/23 (entry only, no questions), 4-day $214, 3-day $213, 2-day $212 mailed by 3/21, all $20 more mailed by 5/13. All $250 online until 2 hours before game or at site until 1 hour before game. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Do not mail entry after 5/13. EF $100 less to seniors age 65/over, except in U1000 Section. Under 1000 Section EF: $57 online at chessaction.com by 5/25, $65 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 5/23 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $63, 2-day $62 mailed by 5/13, all $80 online until 2 hours before game or at site until 1 hour before game. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online or mailed EF $5 less to ICA members; join at il-chess.org. An ICA Tour Event. Special 1 yr US Chess 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: $100, no re-entry from Open to Open. 5-day schedule (Open only): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4. 4-day schedule (U2300 to U1300): Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4. 3-day schedule (U2300 to U1300): Reg. ends Sat 10 am, Rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4. 2-day schedule (U2300 to U1300): Reg. ends Sun 9 am, Rds. Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 4. 3-day U1000 schedule: Reg. ends Sat 1 pm, Rds. Sat 2 & 6, Sun 10, 2 & 6, Mon 10 & 2. 2-day U1000 schedule: Reg. ends Sun. 9 am, Rds. Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 2. 4-day, 3-day & 2-day schedules merge & compete for same prizes. Byes: OK all, limit 4 (limit 2 in last 4 rds.), Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 4. Hotel rates: $107-107-107-107, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 5/12 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Foreign player ratings: See www.chesstour.com/foreignratings.htm. US player ratings: May official ratings used; FIDE ratings used for Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special rules: 1) Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. See also chesstour.com/devices.htm. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: chesstour.com, chess- tour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.


A Heritage Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix! A State Championship Event! MAY 27-30 OR 28-30, TEXAS TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED) 71ST ANNUAL TEXAS STATE AND AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS


7SS. DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76155. $$ 8,350 b/175, full entries in Championship and Amateur sections, one scholastic side event that doesn’t count toward base. Championship: This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. The tournament will use USCF ratings for pairings and prize purposes. Must be rated 2000 or above by either USCF or Fide to play in this section. Defending Texas State Amateur Champion may also play in this section. Texas Scholastic High School Champions may also play in this section. Foreign unrateds may play in this section and at TDs discretion may be required to play in Championship section. G/90 with 30 sec. increment. Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play in Championship section. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s dis- cretion. $$ 1,000-500-250, 2200-2399 $750, U2200 $750. Amateur: U2000 & unrated. Rds. 1-7 G/90 with 30 sec increment. $$ 800-400- 200. B $$ 600-300-150, C 500-250-125, U1400 $500-250-125, U1200 $400, U1000 $300 Unrated $200. Both: TCA membership required. Other states accepted. EF: $88 if received by 5/19, else $99. $80 Jun- ior(U19) if received by 5/19 else $90 (juniors count as 90% toward base), Senior (over 65)/Handicapped/ additional family participant $52 if receive by 5/19 else $65 (Senior/Handicap/ Additional family participant counts 60% toward base). Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg requires pre-payment. After 5/24 all registration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 5/24. 4 day: Reg. Friday 5/27, 6:15 pm-7:15. Rds. Fri: 7:45, Sat: 2:45 pm - 7:30, Sun: 11:00 am - 5:15 pm, Mon: 9:30 am - 2:15 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat. 5/28, 9-9:30 am, Rd. 1 at 10 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in Championship section. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day. HR: $94/94/94/94, $94 rate includes up to four continental breakfast per room per day, can upgrade to full breakfast for $5 per person, 817-358-1700 or 800- 228-9290 reserve by 5/20 and ask for Dallas Chess Club rate. After 5/20 chess rate may not be honored. Free Parking. Up to two 1/2 pt byes available if requested before end of rd. 2 and before receiving full point bye, but byes for both rds. 6 AND 7 not permitted. K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 5/28. 5-SS, Rds. G/30 d5, EF: $29 by 5/19, $45 after; Pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 5/24 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 after 5/20. No refunds after 5/24, $10 handling fee for refunds before 5/24. Entries do not count toward base in Championship and Amateur. Registration 8:15-8:45 am, Rd. 1 at 9:30 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break. Sections: K- 12 Championship and K-12 U1000. Prizes: Trophies to top 12 individuals, top five teams in each section. K-12 U1000 also top three unrateds. Medals to those who do not win a trophy. Ent: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com www.dal- laschess.com W. FIDE.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 (ENHANCED) 2016 LINA GRUMETTE MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC 6-SS, 3-day 40/100, SD/60 d10; 2-day rds. 1-3 G/60 d2 then merges. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2280 South Haven Ave., Ontario, CA 91761. $10,000 b/200, 50% of each prize guaranteed. In five sections: Open: $$T+1700- 750-400-300-200, U2400 400, U2200 700-300-200. Premier (under 2000): $$750-300-200-100. Amateur (Under 1800): $$750-300- 200-100. Reserve (Under 1600): $$750-300-200-100. Booster (Under 1400/unrated): $$400-200-100, U1200 150, Unr 150. (Unrated may win unrated prizes only.) EF: $88 by 5/26, $99 at door. Booster (U1400) section EF: $72 by 5/26, $85 door. Reg.: ends 9:30am 5/28, 8:30 AM, 5/29. Rds.: 3-day: 10-5, 10-5, 9:30-4:30. 2-day: 9-11:30- 2 (G/60 d2), then merges with 3-day at 5. All: SCCF membership req. ($18 adults, $13 youth with print mag, $3 youth w/o mag), OSA: $25 Best Game prize, all sections eligible. 1 half-point bye if requested at least 1 round in advance, rd. 6 must be requested with entry. HR: $95.99, comp breakfast (909) 930-5555, www.hiexpressontario.com, code MDC, reserve by 4/27. Parking Free. Free WiFi, airport shuttle. Info: contactashok.21@gmail.com. On-line entry: www.scchess.com. Ent: SCCF, 12714 Bloomfield Ave., Apt. #178, Norwalk, CA 90650. State Championship Qualifier.


MAY 29, ILLINOIS TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED) CHICAGO OPEN BLITZ (BLZ) 5SS, G/5 d0, double round, 10 games. Westin North Shore Hotel (see Chicago Open). $$ 2000 guaranteed: $400-200-100, U2300/Unr $220- 110, U2100/Unr $200-100, U1900 $180-90, U1700 $150-70, U1500 $120-60. EF: $40 by 7 pm 5/29, $50 by 9:30 pm 5/29. GMs free; $40 from prize. Enter at site only, no checks. Reg. ends 9:30 pm, rds. 10 pm, 10:40, 11:10, 11:40. 12:10. 1 bye allowed (1 point out of 2), must give notice before rd. 2. Blitz rated, but higher of regular or blitz used for pairings & prizes.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! JUNE 3-5, NORTH CAROLINA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50 (ENHANCED) 1ST ANNUAL CAROLINAS CLASSIC 5-SS, G/110; inc.30 for Championship; G/120 d5 for other sections. Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262 (704) 547-7444, mention chess for $101 rate until May 24, 2016 ($15 off entry fee if staying at hotel (2 per room). $10,000 in total prizes UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED! CHAMPIONSHIP section (FIDE rated): $1,200-700-400; $200 bonus to clear winner or $100 to tie-break winner; $100 to top NC and SC finisher; U2200 (class prize): $450-200; Class A: $1,000-500-200-100; Class B: $1,000-500-200-100; Class C: $900-450-200-100; Class D/E: $700-400-200; U1200 (class prize): $200-100; Can play up if within 100 points of next section. EF: $89 if received by May 24th; $99 thereafter; GM-IM free with no deduction if committed by May 1st ($90 deduction after). RDS.: Round 1: Friday at 7:30 pm or Saturday at 9:30 am (G/75 d5); then Saturday 1-7, Sunday 10-4. Two half-point byes allowed (except rd. 5) must be requested


before Rd. 2. Advance Entry: Online registration available at www.char- lottechesscenter.org. Alternately: mail checks to Charlotte Chess Center, 1800 Camden Rd., Suite 108, Charlotte, NC 28203. Onsite entry: June 3rd from 5-6:45 pm and June 4th from 8:15-9:00 am. Saturday Scholas- tic Open to K-12 rated U1000. 4 Rd-SS, G/30 d5. EF: $20 by May 24, $30 thereafter. Rounds: 10:00 am-11:15 am-1:00 pm-2:15 pm. Trophies: top 10. INFO: charlottechesscenter.org. (980) 265-1156. Open Section FIDE-rated and played under strict FIDE rules. No smoking including electronic cigarettes.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, VIRGINIA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED) 5TH ANNUAL CONTINENTAL CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS 5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, G/60 d10). Hyatt Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd., Herndon, VA 20171. Free parking, free airport shuttle. $20,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 7 sections: Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $800-400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200. Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-200. Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $500-250-150-100, plaques to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Rated playersmay play up one section. Prize limits: Unrated may not win over $150 in E, $300 D, $450 C, $600 B, or $750 A. Mixed Doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 6/18. Top 6 sections EF: $105 online at chessaction.com by 6/15, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions) by 6/13, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 6/8, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs $100 from prize. Class E Section EF: all $50 less than above. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if oth- erwise unrated. Special 1 year US Chess dues with paper 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 $50; not available in Master Section. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; Master must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $95-95, 1-800-223-8585, reserve by 6/3 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction. com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour. com, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, OHIO TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED) 2016 COLUMBUS OPEN 5-SS, G/30/90, SD/60 d5 (2-day schedule, rds. 1 -2 G/90 d5), Over $8000 IN PRIZES, UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED. All rounds will be played at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210, on the Ohio State University campus. Parking is $7/day at nearby campus parking garages. 3 sections: Open, open to all. G $1500, 1000, 600, 500, 400; U2000, $600, 400; Premier, open to 1799/below: $600, 400; U1600: $600, 400; Reserve, open to 1399/below: $600, 400. All EF: $100 if rec’d by 6/13/2016. $110 at site. Free to Sr. Master/above who complete their schedule. A discount of $3.00 for OCA membership. 3- day schedule: Reg. Ends Fri. 6:00 p.m., Rds: Fri. 6:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 9:00 a.m., 3 p.m. 2-day schedule: Reg. Ends Sat. 9:30 a.m. Rd. 1 at 10 a.m. and Rd. 2 at 1:30 p.m., then merges with 3- day schedule. Re-entry: $20. Any player who loses Fri. night may re-enter for $20 and loss will not count in tournament standings! One 1/2-pt. Bye available in Rds. 1-4 (request required prior to Rd. 1). Unrated players may play in any section. $25 upset prize each section. HOTELS: We were unable to obtain a group rate, so inquire at the area hotels for room rate, and check the internet for rates and proximity. Downtown is about 3 miles from playing site. There is a big event at OSU Stadium this weekend, so book your accommodations as early as possible. ENT:To register online at websites: www.centralchessclub.com. Or www.buckeyechess.com. To register by mail, send to Lou Friscoe, 1623 Glenn Ave., Columbus, OH 43212. Inquires: (614) 486-6856 or (614) 228-8111. Entry forms available at www.centralchessclub.com.


JUNE 22-23, NEVADA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED) 2016 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN See Nationals.


JUNE 23, NEVADA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50 (ENHANCED) WALTER BROWNE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN BLITZ CHAM- PIONSHIP (BLZ) 7 D-SS (14 games), G/3 +2. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Road, 89109. $5,000 Guaranteed Prize fund! Open: $1000-500-300. U2400 300, U2300 275, U2200 250, U2100 225, U2000 200. Reserve (U1900): $500-300-150, U1700 250, U1600 200, U1500 175, U1400 150, U1200 125, U1000 100. Open section FIDE blitz rated. Must be 3 players eligible for each prize awarded. Unrated eligible for under prizes in open section only. EF: $40 by 6/3, $60 later. REG.: by 6:00 p.m. Rd. 1 at 7 p.m. www.VegasChessFestival.com.


JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, NEVADA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 300 (ENHANCED) 2016 NATIONAL OPEN See Nationals.


JUNE 27, NEVADA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 60 (ENHANCED) 2016 U.S. GAME/10 CHAMPIONSHIP (QC) See Nationals.


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