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366Main St (Rt 20West), Sturbridge, MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking. Experience early 19th century America at Old Sturbridge Village (seewww.osv.org). Prizes $30,000 based on 250 paid entries (re- entries & $60 less EF count half), minimum $21,000 (70% of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections. Open: $3000-1500-700-400-300, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2400/Unr $1800-1000. FIDE. Under 2200: $2000-1000-600-400-300. Under 2000: $2000-1000-600-400- 300. Under 1800: $2000-1000-600-400-300. Under 1600: $1800-900-500- 400-300. Under 1300: $1600-800-400-300-200. Under 1000: $500-300- 150-100-50. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limit U2000 $900, U1800 $700, U1600 $500, U1300 $300, U1000 $200; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: 4-day $144, 3-day $143, 2- day $142 mailed by 8/4, all $145 online at chesstour.com by 8/8, $150 phoned by 8/8 (406-896-2038, entry only, no questions), $160 (no checks, credit cards OK) at tmt. No credit card mailed entries. GMs free; $140 deducted from prize. EF for all in Under 1000 Section & unrated in U1300: all $60 less. All:MACAmembership ($12, under 18 $6) required for rated MA residents,WMCA accepted for western MA residents. Re- entry $80; not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15.Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. 4-day schedule: RegThu to 6:30 pm, rdsThu 7 pm, Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 11 am, rds Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day sched- ule: Reg Sat to 9 am, rds Sat 10,12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. All schedules: Bye all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, other sec- tions before rd 4. HR: $87-87, 800-582-3232, 508-347-7393, request chess rate, reserve by 7/28 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331- 1600, use AWD#D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:www.chess tour.com, 845-496-9648. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 12-14 or 13-14, California, Northern


Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced) 3rd annual Central California Open 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75). Radisson Hotel, 2233 Ventura St., Fresno, CA 93710. Free parking, free airport shuttle. Cospon- sored by Fresno Chess Club. $$ 16,000 based on 150 paid entries (re-entries&$60 less EF count half),minimum$12,000 (75%of each prize) guaranteed. In 5 sections: Open: $1800-900-500-300,clear or tiebreak 1st $100, top U2300 $700, U2200 $600, U2100 $500/Unr. FIDE. Under 2000: $1300-700-300-200, top U1800 $500. Under 1700: $1200-600-300- 200, top U1500 $400. Under 1400: $1100-600-300-200, top U1200 $400. Under 1000: $1000-500-300-200, top U800$300. Unratedmay enter any section, with prize limits (corrected): U1000 $100, U1400 $200, U1700 $300, U2000 $500. Balance goes to next player(s) in line. EF: 3-day $133, 2-day $132mailed by 8/4, all $135 online at chesstour.comby 8/8, $140 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/8 (entry only, no questions), $150 at site. EF for unrated in U1000 or U1400 Section: all $60 less. Mailed


EF $20 less to Fresno Chess Club members. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize. All: Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dueswith Chess Life if paidwith entry: Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. Re- entry $60; not available in Open Section. No checks at site, credit cards OK. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri6:30 pm, rds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10:30 am, rds Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. Byes: OK all, limit 1 bye towards class prizes;must com- mit before rd 2. HR: $89-89, 800-333-3333 (corrected), 559-268-1000, request chess rate, reserve by 8/1 or ratemay increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chess- tour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 12-14 or 13-14, Indiana


Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced) 6th annual Indianapolis Open 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds1-2 G/75). Wyndham Indianapolis West, 2544 Executive Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46241. Free parking, free air- port shuttle. $$18,000 based on 220 paid entries (re-entries & $50 off entries count half), $13,500 (75% each prize) minimum guaranteed. In 6 sections. Open: $2000-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $1200-600. FIDE. Under 2100: $1500-700- 400-300. Under 1900: $1500-700-400-300. Under 1700: $1300-600-400- 300. Under 1500: $1200-600-300-200. Under 1200: $700-400-200-100. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, $500 U1700, or $700 U1900. Top 5 sections EF: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if checkmailed by 8/4, all $109 online at chesstour.comby 8/8, $110 phoned to 406-896- 2038 by 8/8 (entry only, no questions), $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site. GMs free; $100 deducted from prize. EF for all in U1200 or unrated in U1500: all $50 less. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paidwith entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30,Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15.Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40,Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11& 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat11, 2:30&6, Sun 10&4:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, oth- ers before rd 3. HR: $95-95-95-95, 1-877-361-4511, 317-248-0187; reserve by 7/29 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Con- tinental Chess, Box249, SalisburyMills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 13, Virginia


Grand Prix Points: 10 Harris Pavilion "Open Air" (QC) 5SS, G/20. Loy E. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St.,Manassas, VA 20110. 2 Sections. Open: EF: $25 if received by 8/10, $35 at site. Prizes $$800G: $250-150-100, U2000-U1600-U1200-Unr. each $75. Fun (not USCF-rated): EF: $10 if received by 8/10, $20 at site. Prizes: trophies to the top ten. Both: Reg.: 8:30-9:45. Rds.: 10-11-12:30-1:30-2:30. Ent: Harris Pavilion, 9116 Center St., Ste. 103, Manassas, VA 20110.W.


CONTINENTAL CHESS SCHEDULE Visit ourwebsite atwww. chesstour. com for


late news, results, games, CCA minimum ratings,


advance entries, and more! Most tournaments have alternate schedules


playing less or more days than listed below. Asterisk means full details in this issue- otherwise, see future issues or our website.


8/12-14: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA* 8/12-14: Indianapolis Open, Indianapolis IN* 8/12-14: Central California Open, Fresno CA* 8/19-21: Manhattan Open, New York NY* 8/26-28: Atlantic Open, Washington DC* 9/3-5: NY State Championship, Albany NY* 9/16-18: Louisville Open, Louisville KY* 10/6-10: Continental Class Champs, Arlington VA* 10/14-16: Midwest Class, Wheeling IL* 10/21-23: Boardwalk Open, Asbury Park NJ* 10/30: Capital Region Open, Schenectady, NY* 11/4-6: Eastern Team Championship, Stamford CT* 11/11-13: Kings Island Open, Mason OH* 11/25-27: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA* 12/9-11: New England Senior, Windsor Locks CT* 12/9-11: New England Amateur, Windsor Locks CT 12/10-11: New England Scholastics, Windsor Locks CT* 12/26-29: North American Open, Las Vegas NV* 12/26-29: Empire City Open, New York NY* 1/13-16: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA 1/13-16: Golden State Open, Concord CA* 3/2-4: Eastern Class Championshipos, Sturbridge MA 3/9-11: Western Class Championships, Agoura Hills CA 3/16-18: Mid-America Open, St Louis MO 3/16-18: Long Island Open, Ronkonkoma NY 4/4-8: Philadelphia Open, Philadelphia PA 5/24-28: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL 7/4-8: World Open, Philadelphia PA


For later events, see chesstour.com. 6th annual


INDIANAPOLIS OPEN August 12-14 or13-14, 2011


$18,000 projected prizes, $13,500 minimum! 5 rounds at Wyndham Indianapolis West- free parking, free airport


shuttle, $95 room rate. Choice of 3-day or 2-day schedule. Prizes based on 220 paid entries (last year had 220 players & paid full prizes). In 6 sections: Open Section: Prizes $2000-1000-600-400, clear/tiebreak 1st $100


bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $1200-600. FIDE rated, 100 GPP (enhanced). U2100 Section: $1500-700-400-300. U1900 Section: $1500-700-400-300. U1700 Section: $1300-600-400-300. Unrated limit $500. U1500 Section: $1200-600-300-200. Unrated limit $300. U1200 Section: $700-400-200-100. Unrated limit $150.


FOR FULL DETAILS: see “Grand Prix” in this issue. Aug. 16, New York


Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced) Marshall Masters 4-SS, G/30. Third Tuesday of every month. Marshall CC, 23W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. Open to players rated over 2100 (plus all players scor- ing over 50% in any MCC Open or U2300 tournament since the prior month's Masters). EF: $40, members $30, GMs free. $$G250-150-100.


Prizes to U2400, U2300 and biggest upset. Reg.: 6:15-6:45 pm. Rds.: 7- 8:15-9:30-10:45. One bye available (Rd 1 or 4 only), request at entry.


Aug. 17-21, 18-21, 19-21 or 20-21, New York


Grand Prix Points: 200 (enhanced) Manhattan Open NewYorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St. Across from Penn Station, NewYork 10001. Open Section,Aug 17-21: 9SS, 40/2, SD/1. GM& IM norms possible. Other sections,Aug 18-21, 19-21 or 20-21: 6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds. 1-3 G/50). Open and U2300 Sections (except rounds 1-3 of U2300 2-day) are FIDE rated. Prizes $100,000 based on 650 paid entries (unrated in U1200 or U1500, seniors, re-entries, GMs, WGMs, foreign IMs count as half entries), else proportional, minimum $70,000 (70% of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections, not 6 sections: Open: $10000-5000-2500-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak first $200 bonus, FIDE Under 2500/Unr $3000-1500. Under 2300, Under 2100,Under 1900: each $5000-2500-1500-1000-700-600-500-400- 300-300. Under 1700: $4500-2200-1300-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300. Under 1500: $4000-2000-1000-800-700-600-500-400-300-300, top Under 1300 $1000-500. Under 1200: $3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400- 300-300, top Under 1000 $1000-500. Prize limits: 1) Playerswith under 26 lifetime games rated as of 8/11 list may not win over $500 in U1000, $1500 in U1200, not in U1300, or $2500 in U1500. Games rated too late for 8/11 list not counted. 2) If more than 30 points over section maxi- mum on any USCF rating supplement 8/10-7/11, prize limit $1500. 3) Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) cannot win over $300 in U1200, $600 U1500, $1000 U1700, $1500 U1900, or $2000 U2100. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 4) Balance of lim- ited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Open Section EF: GMs, foreign IMs, foreignWGMs: free, $150 deducted fromprize. US IMs, USWGMs, & foreign FIDE rated players: $125 mailed by 8/9, $127 online by 8/15, $130 phoned by 8/15, $150 at site; $100 deducted from prize. US FIDE 2200/plus: $225 mailed by 8/9, $227 online at chesstour.com by 8/15, $230 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/15, $250 at site. US players under 2200 FIDE or all players with no FIDE rating: $375 mailed by 8/9, $377 online by 8/15, $380 phoned by 8/15, $400 at site. U2300 through U1200 Sections EF: 4-day $224, 3-day $223, 2-day $222mailed by 8/9, all $227 online at chesstour.comby 8/15, all $230 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/15, not by 8/17, all $250 after 8/15, not by 8/17, until 2 hours before rd 1. No phone entry after 8/15, not by 8/17. EF $100 less to rated seniors over 65 in U2300 or below. EF $100 less to unrated in Under 1200 or Under 1500. Special 1 year USCF membership with paper magazine if paid with entry: Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15.Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40,Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Nomailed credit card entries. Re-entry: $100, no re-entry fromOpen Section to Open Section. 5-day schedule (Open only): Reg. endsWed 6 pm, rds.Wed. 7 pm,Thu 12 & 7, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 6 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 10 am, rds Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 9 am, rds Sat. 10, 12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 4-day, 3-day, & 2-day merge & compete for same prizes. Byes: all; limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none sup- plied. HR: $145-145-170, 1-800-764-4680, reserve by 7/27 or rate may increase, ask for Continental Chess Association rate. Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chess- tour.com. Foreign player ratings: Usually 100 points added to FIDE, 100 to FQE, 200/more to most other foreign, no points added to CFC, PR or Jamaica. Some foreign ratings not accepted for U1900 or below. High- est ofmultiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled. US player ratings: August list used; FIDE ratings used in Open Section. Special rules: Players must submit


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