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See previous issue for TLAs appearing March 1-14 MISSISSIPPI


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAR. 12-13, Third Annual Grand Picayune Open 5SS, 2 Sections: Open and U 1500, Minimum rating of 1400 for the Open. TC: G/90 d5. Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Picayune, 1001 Dauphin St., Picayune, MS 39466. EF: $40 if paid by March 5, $50 on site. Send early entries to 72 Hwy 607, Picayune, MS 39466. Make checks out to the Mississippi Chess Association. Prizes: (For each section) 1st: 15% of the entry fee, 2nd: 10% of the entry fee, 3rd: 5% of the entry fee (3rd place added only if we have over 40 players), Trophy for first place overall. Hotel: King - 1 bed $99.99, Queen - 2 bed $109.99, Reservations must be made by 2/1/16 to receive discount. Schedule: Saturday Mar 12: Registration: 8-9 AM, r1: 9:15 AM, r2: 1:00 PM, r3: 4:30 PM, Chess Lecture by National Master Ben Bailey: 8:30-9:30 PM Sunday Mar 13: r4: 9:00 AM, r5: 1:00 PM, Awards: 4:30 PM. Contact: Clay Polk for more information 901-609-0696, claypolk2014@gmail.com


MAR. 18-20 OR 19-20, Lone Star Open (TX) See Grand Prix.


APR. 29-MAY 1 OR APR. 30-MAY 1, 2016 Phillip Taylor Georgia State Championship (GA)


See Grand Prix.


MISSOURI MAR. 18-20 OR 19-20, 20th annual Mid-America Open See Grand Prix.


MAR. 18-20 OR 19-20, Lone Star Open (TX) See Grand Prix.


MAR. 26, Blitz Bonanza (BLZ) 7/SS G/5 d0 Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Free entries for GMs and IMs. PF: $100 Unconditionally Guaranteed!! $25-$20-$15-$12. Top U1800-$10. Top U1500-$8. Biggest Upset-$10. EF: $5. Reg.: 6:00-6:45. 1st Round starts at 7:00 with event finishing by 9:00. Blitz ratings will be used for Pairing and Prize Purposes. USCF Membership required as event is Blitz Rated. One 1/2 point bye if declared before round 1. Info: 314-361-CHESS, info@saintlouischessclub.org.


MAR. 26, Columbia College Open 4SS, G/60 d5. Location: Columbia College, Lee Room, Dulaney Hall, 600 N. 8th St., Columbia, MO 65126. www.ccis.edu/about/campus map.asp for an interactive map. Registration: Email to bdhowe@ yahoo.com or 9-9:45amon-site. Round times: 10, 12:30, 2:45, 5 EF: $5, No Prizes, play for rating enjoyment only: USCF and MCA mem- bership required, available on site. O.S.A. Info: Bob Howe (636) 234.7928, bdhowe@yahoo.com.


MAR. 26, Saint Louis Action Championship (QC) 5/SS, G/20 d3. (Quick Rated only.). Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Free entries for GMs and IMs. EF: $10, $5 for annual members of the club if registered by 3/25. PF: $200 Unconditionally Guaranteed!! $50-$40-$30-$25. Top U1800-$20. Top U1500-$15. Biggest Upset-$20. Quick ratings will be used for Pairing and Prize Purposes. Reg.: 12-12:45. Rds.: 1, 2, 3, 4:30, 5:30. Two 1/2 point byes if declared before round 2. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108, or online at saintlouischessclub.org Info: 314-361-CHESS info@saintlouischessclub.org.


APR. 1-3, Bill Wright Saint Louis Open (FIDE Rated) $10K Event See Grand Prix.


APR. 30, 2016 Kansas City Chess Club Championship Liberty United Methodist Church, 1001 Sunset Ave., Liberty, MO 64068. G/60 d5, 3SS. Sections: Open/U1400 $300 Cash Prizes. EF: $27 online Reg4Chess.com. $35 onsite. Reg.: 9AM. Rd. 1 at 9:30AM. Memb Req. USCF and KCCA. Flyer at kansascitychessclub.com. Free Entry For ALL New and Unrated USCF Players!


MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, 25th annual Chicago Open (IL)


See Grand Prix.


JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, 9th annual Chicago Class (IL) See Grand Prix.


NEBRASKA MAY 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 OR 29-30, 25th annual Chicago Open (IL)


See Grand Prix.


JULY 15-17 OR 16-17, 9th annual Chicago Class (IL) See Grand Prix.


NEVADA Reno Scholastic Chess Quadz University of Nevada, Reno FH19 PK-College. G/30 d5 Sched: 12:00- 3pm. EF: 10. Weekly event on designated Saturdays. Info: www. chess kidz.org/quadz.html or chesskidz@chesskidz.org


MAR. 25-27, 5th Annual Reno-Larry Evans Memorial Open (formerly the Far West Open) - FIDE


See Grand Prix.


JUNE 22-23, 2016 U.S. Women’s Open See Nationals.


JUNE 23, Walter Browne Memorial National Open Blitz Championship (BLZ) See Grand Prix.


JUNE 24-26 OR 25-26, 2016 National Open See Nationals.


JUNE 25-26, International Youth Championship 6-SS, G/60 d5. Westgate Las Vegas Resort, 3000 Paradise Road, 89109. In 4 Sections by age: 14 & Under, 14 & Under Reserve (under 1000), 9 & Under, 9 & Under Reserve (under 800). Trophies to top 10 in each section plus class 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 Reserve sections. EF: $89 by 6/3, $99 by 6/22, $120 later. 1/2 point bye in any round (limit 2) if requested in advance. Reg.: 8:30-9 a.m. Rds.: 10-1-3:30, 10-1-3:30. Youth Blitz 6/24 6:00 p.m. ($20 by 6/3 $25 later). HR: $69, $89 Friday and Saturday. (800) 732-7117 – be sure to ask for the CHESS rates. ENT: Vegas Chess Festivals, PO Box 90925, Henderson, NV 89009-0925 or www.VegasChessFestival.com.


JUNE 27, 2016 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC) See Nationals.


NEW HAMPSHIRE


APR. 9, Saturday Super-Amateur in Middlebury (VT) See Vermont.


APR. 10, Sunday G/45 in Middlebury (VT) See Vermont.


APR. 22-24 OR 23-24, 25th annual Eastern Class Championships (MA) See Grand Prix.


NEW JERSEY


MAR. 12-13, 49th annual New York State Scholastic Championships (out of state welcome) (NY) See New York.


MAR. 17, 3rd Thursday Quads 3 RR, G/30 d5. Effects Quick/Reg Rating. Quads grouped by Quick Rating. All the King’s Men Chess & Games Center (Just 22 mins. from Phila/NJ bridges), 62 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ. 856-582-8222. Prizes: $25 1st per quad. Unr. cannot win more than $10. EF: $12.50, members $10. Reg.: 6 -7:15 pm. Rds.: 7:30-8:30-9:30 pm. All: Visa/MC/Disc/Amex OK w/$1surcharge. Info: cs@ATKMchessSets.com. Bring a clock!


MAR. 19, Princeton Charter School Princeton Charter School at: 100 Bunn Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540. TIME CONTROL: G/30 d0 Swiss to 4 rounds. SECTIONS: Open above 1000; U1000; U700; U500/Unrated (sections might be combined when necessary for pairings). Parental Supervision Required: The parents or another adult must be designated to supervise the student player between rounds. Schedule (will be accelerated if possible). First Round: 12:01 PM; Second Round: ASAP; Third Round: ASAP; Fourth Round: ASAP; Award Ceremony: ASAP (4:05 the latest). Schedule will be accelerated if possible (*) Online Registration $30 Only if register one week before: www.ChessKidsNY.com/PCSChessProgram.htm (*) Fee will increase automatically to $35 if register later. On site regis- tration the date of the event: $40 from 11:45 am to 12:00 noon. Information: email to Miguel Iniguez at: migini@gmail.com Results will be posted online the same day of the event!


MAR. 20, Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Championship in 5 Sections


SITE: BERGEN ACADEMY, 200 HACKENSACK AVE., HACKENSACK, NJ 07601. 4SS, EVERYONE PLAYS 4 GAMES, ALL PLAYERS WITH 2.5 PTS OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A TROPHY! USCF Memb Req’d For Sections 3, 4 AND 5. Info: 201 287 0250 or chessdirector@icanj.net. ADV EF (pmk by Mar 16th) $25, At Site $30. Reg ends 1/2 hr before 1st rd. Late entrants will receive a 1/2 pt bye for rd. 1. In 5 Sections: Section 1 Junior Novice (not USCF rated): Open to unr players K thru 2nd grade. Rds.: First Round 10:15 AM then ASAP. Section 2 Novice (not USCF rated): Open to unr players K thru 4th grade. Rds.: First Round 10:00 AM then ASAP. Section 3 G/45 d5 U800: Open to players rated below 800 and unr players K thru 12th grade. Rds.: 9:45 AM, 11:30, 1:15, 3:00 PM. Section 4 G/45 d5 U1200: Open to players rated below 1200 and unr players K thru 12th grade. Rds.: 9:45 AM, 11:30, 1:15, 3:00 PM. Section 5 G/60 d5 U1400: Open to All Ages rated below 1400 or unrated. Rds.: 9:30 AM, 11:45, 2:00, 4:30 PM. ENT: Make EF payable To: International Chess Academy. Mail To: Diana Tulman, 28 Canterbury Ln., New Milford, NJ 07646 . INFO: www.icanj.net. W.


MAR. 20, Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Open Championship See Grand Prix.


MAR. 20, Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship Site: Bergen Academy, 200 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601. Open To All Ages With Rating below 1600. 4SS, G/60 d5. Prize Fund ($$ b/25) 1st - 3rd $200, $150, $100, TU1400 $50, TU1200 $50. INFO: 201 287 0250 or chessdirector@icanj.net. ADV EF (pmk by Mar 16th) $30, At Site $35. Reg ends 1/2 hr before 1st rd. Late entrants will receive a 1/2 pt bye for rd. 1. Rds.: 9:30 AM, 11:45 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM. ENT: Make EF payable to: International Chess Academy. Mail To: Diana Tulman, 28 Canterbury Ln., New Milford, NJ 07646. INFO: www.icanj.net. W.


MAR. 20, Westfield G/60 Quads 3-RR. G/40 d5. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. EF: $25, $20 members. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. Register: 11:45-12:20 p.m. Rounds: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00 p.m. Information: email John Moldovan westfieldchessclub@gmail.com, Bill Cohen: 732-548-8432 or 848-219- 1358, www.westfieldchessclub.com and westfieldchessclub.blogspot.com.


MAR. 23-27, 24-27, 25-27 OR 26-27, 10th annual Philadelphia Open (PA)


See Grand Prix.


MAR. 26, Central Jersey Chess Tournament Princeton Academy, 1128 Great Rd., Princeton. 4 rated & 2 unrated sections. Open, U1200: K-12, 3 rds., G/40 d5. U900, U600: K-12, 4 rds., G/25 d5. Intermediate (K-6), Beginners (K-2): 4 rds, not rated. Trophies to 1st-3rd & top school/club team per section, medals to all! $35 pre-reg online by 3/24. $45 on-site 1:15-1:45. Rd.1 2:00. njchess.com.


MAR. 26, Hamilton Chess Club Quads 3RR, 40/80 15/30 15/30 d0. Full K. McManimon Hall, 320 Scully Ave., Hamilton Twp., NJ 08610. Quads open to all. EF: $10. Prizes: $25 per Quad. Reg.: 9-10:30am. Rds.: 10:30am-1:30pm-4:30pm. OSA. Contact email: hamiltonchessclub.com. W.


APR. 1-3 OR 2-3, Bill Little Memorial (NY) See Grand Prix.


APR. 3, Westfield G/45 Quads 3-RR. G/40 d5. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. EF: $25, $20 members. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. Register: 1:15-1:45 p.m. Rounds: 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 p.m. Information: email John Moldovan westfieldchessclub@gmail.com, Bill Cohen: 732-548-8432 or 848-219- 1358, www.westfieldchessclub.com and westfieldchessclub.blogspot.com.


APR. 9, Princeton Day School 650 The Great Road. Plaques to top 3 school teams and top 8 in each section. Medals to all players. Sections for OVER 1000 rated players begin at 10:15 and must preregister: 3 rds. G/55 d5: NEAR MASTERS (players K-12 OVER 1400), FUTURE MASTERS (players K-12 1200- 1400), CLOSED (K-12 1000-1200). ALL AFTERNOON SECTIONS. G/25 d5, 4 rds. Beginning at 12:00 noon. (round times will be accelerated if possible):OPEN (Players K-12 U-1000), RESERVE (K-12 U-800), NOVICE II (K-8 U-600), NOVICE I (unrated K-8),K-1 (unrated) NO SCORE K-1 (novice). PARENTS OF PLAYERS rated G/25 d5, 3rds. Parents play free. Pre-registration online, $35 pay at the door. Info and register online:www.pds.org/chess. On-site 11-12 noon $45. Inquiries to Bonnie Waitzkin Chessteach@gmail.com.


APR. 10, Westfield G/45 Quads 3-RR. G/40 d5. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. EF: $25, $20 members. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. Register: 1:15-1:45 p.m. Rounds: 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 p.m. Information: email John Moldovan westfieldchessclub@gmail.com, Bill Cohen: 732-548-8432 or 848-219- 1358, www.westfieldchessclub.com and westfieldchessclub.blogspot.com.


APR. 22-24 OR 23-24, 25th annual Eastern Class Championships (MA)


See Grand Prix.


APR. 24, Westfield G/45 Quads 3-RR. G/40 d5. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. EF: $25, $20 members. Prizes: $60 to first in each section. Register: 1:15-1:45 p.m. Rounds: 2:00, 3:45, 5:30 p.m. Information: email John Moldovan westfieldchessclub@gmail.com, Bill Cohen: 732-548-8432 or 848-219- 1358, www.westfieldchessclub.com and westfieldchessclub.blogspot.com.


APR. 29-MAY 1 OR APR. 30-MAY 1, Maryland Open (MD) See Grand Prix.


MAY 1, Ernesto Labate Memorial Grand Prix See Grand Prix.


MAY 8, Mother’s Day Blitz (BLZ) G/5 d2. Westfield Y, 220 Clark St., Westfield, NJ 07090. 2 Sections: Premier (8 highest-rated players), Quads (all other players). Premier: 7-RR. Prizes: $50-30-20. Quads: DRR (6 games). Prizes: $50 to 1st in each section. Register: 1:15-1:45 p.m. EF: $20, $15 members. Rounds: All sections 2:00, 2:20, 2:40, 3:00, 3:20 & 3:40. p.m. Final round of Premier 4:00 p.m. Info: westfieldchessclub@gmail.com.


MAY 20-22 OR 21-22, 24th annual New York State Open (NY) See Grand Prix.


MAY 28, US Amateur K-8 East Under 1200 5-SS, G/30 d5. Hyatt Morristown, 3 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. If staying, for chess rate ($119 per night), please make reser- vations at www.njscf.org . Phone: 973-647-1234, mention NJ Chess. Free parking, public transportation to NYC, Philadelphia. walking distance, 30 restaurants, shops and parks within 5 minute stroll. In three sections: Under 1200, Under 900, Under 600. Trophies to Top Ten. Others win chess medallions. Unrated may not win first place. Registration: Saturday, May 28, 11am -12noon. Rounds: 12:30pm, then ASAP, with lunch break after Round Two. EF: $30 if postmarked by May 16th. $40 cash at site. One 1/2 point bye allowed if requested with entry fee. April Rating Supplement used. Entries: to Aaron Kiedes, 4 Seymour Terrace, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Call 973-343-3260 for information or email akiedes@gmail.com. Entries must include name, USCF ID and expiration date, mailing address, email address, phone number, section, grade level and entry fee. Checks made out to NJSCF. No phone entries. Online entries $32 at www.njscf.org after 4-15-15 until 5-26-16 at mid- night. W.


MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, 72nd Annual U.S. Amateur Championship - East


See Nationals.


JUNE 17-19 OR 18-19, 5th annual Continental Class Championships (VA) See Grand Prix.


JUNE 30-JULY 4, JULY 1-4 OR 2-4, 44th Annual World Open (PA) See Grand Prix.


JULY 5-7, 5th annual World Open Women’s Championship (PA) See Grand Prix.


JULY 5-10, 10th annual Philadelphia International (PA) See Grand Prix.


JULY 6-10 OR 8-10, World Open Senior (PA) See Grand Prix.


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