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Effective with TLAs submitted after November 10, 2010, the fol- lowing additional rules apply to Grand Prix tournaments:


1) The guaranteed first prizemust be at least $150.


2) No more than one prize under $100 may count towards the Grand Prix point total.


3) Prizes below the maximum entry fee do not count towards the Grand Prix point total.


SUBMISSIONS: If possible e-mail your tla to: tla@uschess.org (Joan DuBois). For tla deadline schedule, formatting help and Grand Prix information see September 2010ChessLifepg. 69-70 or check http://main. uschess.org/ go/tlainfo. Payment can be done online through theTD/Affiliate area or sent to: U.S. Chess,TLA Dept., PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557.


Nationals


Aug. 19-20, Pennsylvania 2011 U.S. Blind Chess Championship 4 SS or 4 RR (depends on#of players), G/135. Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 5311 Campbells Run Road (near airport), Pittsburgh, PA 15277, (412) 788- 8400. Free shuttle to/fromairport. EF: Free. Reg.: Onsite -Thurs. 6-8pm, Fri. 9-9:30am. Rds.: (tentative), Fri. 10-4, Sat. 9-3. Prize Fund:TBA.NOTE: All playersmust be classified as Legally Blind and bring proof. Contact: Rick Varchetto, richard521@suddenlink.net. Phone: (h) 304-636-4034, (c) 304-614-4034 or Joan DuBois, tla@uschess.org, (c) 931-200-3412. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Sept. 30-Oct. 2 or Oct. 1-2, Texas


Grand Prix Points: 30 2011 U.S. Class Championships 5SS, G/120 (2-Day Option, Rd 1, G/60), $11,000 b/200 full paid entries, 70% Guaranteed. Junior entries, all Class E, and Unrated Section count as 2/3. Free entry for GMs. Free entry for IMs, deducted fromwinnings. Hilton Hobby Airport, 8181 Airport Blvd., Houston, TX 77061, www.houstonhobbyairport.hilton.com. Free parking! $89 HR! 713-645- 3000, Group Code: USCC. 8 Sections, Rated playersmay play up one class only. MASTER (2200/up), FIDE Rated, $1,200-550-300 (U2400: 400- 200-100), EXPERT (2000-2199), $800-400-200, CLASS A (1800-1999), $800-400-200, CLASS B (1600-1799), $800-400-200, CLASS C (1400- 1599), $800-400-200, CLASS D (1200-1399), $800-400-200, CLASS E (U1200), $300-200-100, Unrated, $300-100. National Class Champion title and plaques to each Class winner. Tie-breaks: MSCO. EF: $75 post- marked or on line by 9/23, $85 after. Special EF: $45 by 9/23 ($55 after) for all players in Class E, Unrated Section, and Juniors U18 in Class C or D. No checks on site. 3-Day Schedule: Registration Fri (9/30) 5-7pm. Rds. Fri 8pm, Sat 1pm& 6:30pm, Sun 9:30am& 2:30pm. 2-Day Sched- ule: Registration Sat (10/1) 8-9am. Rds. Sat 10am, 1pm (merges with 3-Day Schedule) & 6:30pm, Sun 9:30am & 2:30pm. Byes for all rounds, must commit before end of Rd 2. SIDE EVENTS: 5-min BLITZ, Sat after Rd 3, 2 sections, entries will be split in Upper and Lower, $10 EF on site, 75% returned in prizes; SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT, 5SS, G/30, One day only, Sat 10/1, $20 by 9/23, $25 after. Sections: K-3, K-6, K-9, K-12. Prizes:Trophies to top 15 in each division. All scholastic players in this side event will receive a commemorative medal. ENTRIES: Mail to F.L. Guadalupe, 305WillowPointe Dr., League City,TX 77573.Tournamentweb- site link at uschess.org. Info: flguadalupe@aol.com, (713) 530-7820. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Oct. 1, California, Northern


Grand Prix Points: 20 (enhanced) 2011 U.S. Game/60 Championship 4SS, G/60 - $4,000 b/117 fully paid entries – 75%guaranteed. Hotel rate $99 by 9/16: Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA 95054. Free Parking. In 3 sections, Open Section: $500-201-105, u2300 $200-110, u2100 $150, u2000 $130, u1900 $100. 1400-1799 Section: $500-201-100, u1700 $200, u1600 $150, u1500 $100. Under 1400 Sec- tion: $500-201-100, u1300 $200, u1200 $150, u1100 $100. Unratedmay play in any section butmaximumprize is $100 except no limit in the Open Section. Trophies for top 3 places in each section. Entry Fee:Mailed by Mon 9/26 or online by Tue 9/27: $60. Online 9/28-29 or onsite: $75. Add $20 to play-up in a higher section. DISCOUNTS: $10 off each event if also registering for G/30 on Oct 2. $10 cash rebate onsite if staying at the hotel under chess rate. Byes: One 1/2 pt bye allowed must commit by start of Rd 2. Reenter with 1/2pt bye in Rd 1 for $39. September 2011 Supp, CCA min, TD discretion used to place players accurately. SIDE KIDS EVENT for K-12 students rated under 1000: 4SSxG/60 in 2 sections, 600- 999 and under 600. Prizes: Trophies to Top 10 players and Top 5 teams in each section. Best 4 players count for team score. Also trophies to top u800, top u700 in 600-999 section and top u400, top u300, and top u200 in u600 section. EF by Mon 9/26 or online by Tue 9/27: $39. Online 9/28-29 or onsite: $54. Add $10 to play-up in a higher section. Sched- ule: Onsite Registration 8:30-9:30am; Round Times: 10:00am, 12:30, 3:00, and 5:30pm. Mail payments to: Bay Area Chess, 1590 Oakland Rd., Suite B213, San Jose 95131. $20 for refunds. T: 408-786-5515. E: ask@Bay AreaChess.com, Info/Form/Entries: BayAreaChess.com/usg60g30. NS, NC, W.


uschess.org Oct. 2, California, Northern


Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced) 2011 U.S. Game/30 Championship 4SS, G/30 - $3,006 b/88 fully paid entries - 75% guaranteed. Hotel rate $99 by 9/16: Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054. Free Parking. In 3 sections, Open Section: $400-200-102, u2300 $101, u2100 $101, u2000 $100, u1900 $99. 1400-1799 Section: $400- 200-102, u1700 $101, u1600 $100, u1500 $99. Under 1400 Section: $400-200-102, u1300 $101, u1200 $100, u1100 $99. Unrated may play in any section but maximum prize is $100 except no limit in the Open Sec- tion. Trophies for top 3 places in each section. Entry Feemailed by Mon 9/26 or online by Tue 9/27: $60. Online 9/28-29 or onsite: $75. Add $20 to play-up in a higher section. DISCOUNTS: $10 off each if also regis- tering for G/60 on Oct 1. $10 cash rebate onsite if staying at the hotel. Byes: One 1/2 pt bye allowed must commit by start of Rd 2. Reenter with 1/2pt bye in Rd 1 for $39. September 2011 Supp, CCA min, TD discretion used to place players accurately. SIDE KIDS EVENT for K-12 students rated under 1000: 5SSxG/30 in 2 sections, 600-999 and under 600. Tro- phies to Top 10 players and Top 5 teams in each section. Best 4 players count for team score. Also trophies to top u800, top u700 in 600-999 sec- tion and top u400, top u300, and top u200 in u600 section. EF by Mon 9/26 or online by Tue 9/27: $39. Online 9/28-29 or onsite: $54. Add $10 to play- up in a higher section. Schedule: Onsite Registration 8:30-9:30am; Round Times: 10:00am, 12:30, 3:00, and 5:30pm. Mail payments to: Bay Area Chess, 1590 Oakland Rd., Suite B213, San Jose 95131. $20 for refunds. T: 408-786-5515. E: ask@BayAreaChess.com, Info/Form/ Entries: BayAreaChess.com/usg60g30. NS, NC, W.


A Heritage Event! Oct. 8-10, Virginia 52nd ANNUAL U.S. ARMED FORCES OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 6SS, Rds. 1-2 G/90, Rds. 3-4 G/2, Rds. 5-6 30/90, SD/1, Henderson Hall (Arlington), VA (Tournament to be held at Smith Gym). Military ID required for access to Henderson Hall. EF: FREE! Reg.: 0800-0845. Rds.: 0900-1230- 1600, 0900-1400, 0900. Two 1/2 point byes available. Open to all Active Duty, Reservists, Military Retirees, Cadets, Midshipmen, and ROTC who have a USCF Membership. Trophies/Plaques to Top 3 overall players, Top player of each DoD service on Active Duty, Top Reservist, Top Retiree, Top three Cadets/Midshipmen/ROTC, Top two each class A-D and below, Highest Upset, and Top Henderson Hall Champion, and other Trophies/Plaques and lots of spe- cial prizes, such as gift certificates provided by The House of Staunton, a MonRoi Personal Chess Manager donated by MonRoi Inc., or a pair of front row Dream Seat tickets for the 112th Army-Navy game (10 Dec 2011) provided by the USO (tickets are non-transferable), are just some of the special prizes. The 8th Armed Forces Cade t/Midshipmen Championship and the Henderson Hall Open Championship will be conducted in conjunction with the Armed Forces Open. AFOCC Awards ceremony to be held upon completion of tournament. For those that arrive early there will be a 4SS, G/29 Armed Forces Open Warm- Up/Henderson Hall Amateur Championship conducted Friday night, 10/7 starting at 1800. The Annual Armed Forces Chess committee meeting will be held on Saturday, 10/8 at 2000 along with the 2nd U.S. Armed Forces Bug- house Championship. The G/5 Armed Forces Open Blitz Championship will be held Sunday 10/9 at 2000. WBCA Rules. HR: $95-95-105-115, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 (703- 418-1234), reserve by 9/21 or rate may increase. Special chess rate valet parking $6/day, with guestroom. As an alternative to the Hyatt Regency, please look at the AFOCC website for additional Armed Forces billeting options provided by the local bases. Info/Ent: by mail to John Farrell, 2500 North Van Dorn St #1623, Alexandria, VA 22302 or preferably by e-mail to John- nyUSMC@aol.com. Please include: Rank, Name, USCF ID #, current rating, branch of service, and t-shirt size when registering for the tournament. If you register prior to 17 September 2011, you will receive a free 2011 AFOCC t-shirt. No whining to get a t-shirt if you register late! Additional details for the tour- naments can be found on the 2011 AFOCC website at: http://www. timbeeck.com/afocc.html. 100% Entry Fee refunded in case of power outage. Bring clocks! NC. NS. W.


Oct. 29-30, California, Northern 2011 U.S. Junior Chess Congress (Blitz on October 28). Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054. Free parking. Hotel rate $99 only. Hotel: Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054. Main Event:Trophies to top 20 players and top 10 teams, includ- ing ties, in each section. Participation medals to all entrants. 7 Sections based on age: Ages 5 & under, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, and 16-18. Onsite Registration: Saturday/Sunday 7:30-8:00am. Round Times: Saturday & Sunday 9am, 12:15, 3:15pm for all sections except Ages 5 & under is Saturday 9, 10:45, 12:15, 1:45, 3:15pm and Ages 6-7 is Sunday 9, 10:45, 12:15, 1:45, 3:15pm. Time Controls: All rounds will be G/75 except sections Ages 5 & under and 6-7 will be G/30. EF by 10/21: 1- day $48, 2-day $60, Play-up +15. Late fee (10/22-27) +$20, Onsite only after 10/27: +$40. Side events: Blitz (Fri Reg: 5:30-6pm, Games 6:30- 8:30p) and Bughouse (Sat Registration: 5:30-6pm, Games 6:30-8:30p) in 3 sections (7 & under, 8-10, 11-18). EF: Blitz $15, Bughouse $15. Late fee (10/22-27) +$2, Onsite only after 10/27: +$5. USCF Membership required for bughouse and all sections except ages 7 & under. October 2011 Supplement & TD desc to place players accurately. Reg early to save. Organizers/TDs: S. Azhar, R. Koepcke, T. Langland, & J. McCumiskey. More info & flyer: BayAreaChess.com/usjr11. Register online at: BayArea Chess.com/my/usjr11. Quest: ask@BayAreaChess.com. NS, NC, W. Chess Magnet School JGP G/75 rounds.


Grand Prix


Aug. 5-7 or 6-7, Maryland Grand Prix Points: 30 Potomac Open


5SS, 40/100, SD/45 + 30" incr, (Rnd 1 G/90 +30" incr) (2-day sched- ule: rds 1-2 G/40+30"incr) U1400 & U1100 G/120 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60). Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 , 301- 468-1100. $$Based on score. 5 sections: Open FIDE rated: 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500] U1900 & U1700: 5.0= $1200, 4.5 = $600, 4.0= $300, 3.5= $100. U1400 & U1100: 5.0 =$500, 4.5 =$250, 4.0 =$125,


3.5 =$50. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1100, $200 U1400, or $400 U1700. Sets and board provided. Clocks provided in the Open sec- tion. Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Free parking for day guests. EF: $90 by 7/23, $100 by 8/2, and $105 online only by 8/4, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1400 & U1100, GMs free, $50 deducted from prize, IMs $45 off entrance fee, $20 deducted from prize. HR: $75, limited number of free rooms Sat. night for GMs. Rooms may not be avail after 7/23. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&6, Sun 9&3. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds11, 2:30&6, Sun 9&3 U1400&U1100 3-day schedule Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds Fri 8, Sat 11&3:30, Sun 9&1:00 U1400&U1100 2-day schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds 11, 1:15 & 3:30, Sun 9& 1:00. Ent:Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://thepotomacopen.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 6, Texas


Grand Prix Points: 6 Temple Chess Club Summer Swiss Sponsored by the Temple Chess Club, http://templecc.clubspaces.com. 3 Round Swiss, G/90, 2 Sections (Open & Reserve U1400). Gtd. Prizes: Open: 1st = $200, 2nd = $100, 1st U1700 =$75; Reserve (U1400): 1st = $100, 2nd =$75, 1st 1200=$50. UNR placed at the discretion of the TD. Holiday Inn, (254) 778-8295, 5247 S. General Bruce Dr., (Service road on East side of I-35 just North of Midway exit #297), Temple, TX, 76502. EF: $25 by July 30, $30 at site, $5 discount on EF to all current Texas Chess Association members, USCF membership required. Reg.: 8- 8:45. Rds.: 9 am, 1 pm, 4:15 pm. For more information contact: Forrest Marler at fzmarler@gmail.com (254) 231-7026 or Wayne Samp- son at wsampson@hot.rr.com (254) 231-5340. Can pre-register by check to Forrest Marler before July 30 to: Forrest Marler, 4102 West Adams Avenue #104, Temple, TX 76504. NS, NC, W.


Aug. 6-7, California, Southern


Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced) San Diego County Championship at the San Diego Chess Club, 2225 Sixth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101. $3,500 prize fund, based on 70 players. 5 Rd SS, 3 Sections, Rds are Sat 10 AM, 2 PM & 6 PM (G/90 with 5 sec delay), and Sun 10 AM & 3 PM (G/120 w/ 5 sec delay), 1 bye available in Rounds 1-4. EF: $50 IF rcvd by 8/05, oth- erwise $60. Special Rate for U1400 or Unr is only $25 in advance or $30 at door. Book prize only for Unr players. SCCF membership Req'd, ($18 Adult/$10 Jr), for all So. Calif. residents, this is a State Championship Qual- ifier. Reg.: 9 AM to 9:45. Prizes: Open Section: $500-250, BU 2400 $200-50 BU 2300 $200-50, BU2200 $200-50, BU2100 $200-50. Reserve Section (under 2000): $300-150, BU 1900 $200-50, BU1800 $200-50, BU1700 $200-50. Booster Section (under 1600): $180-75, BU1500 $100-50, BU1400 $75-25, Plus $15 Best Game Prize in each Section. Ent: SDCC, POB 120162, San Diego, CA 92112. Info: call Bruce Baker (619) 239-7166, or see the SDCC website http://sdchessclub.multiply.com. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! Aug. 11-14, 12-14 or 13-14, Massachusetts Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)


41st annual Continental Open 6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50). Host Hotel at Cedar Lake,


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