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8/22, $55 on site, IM & GM free EF deducted from any prize, Jrs. & Sr. $10 off, $10 off Out of state residents, IASCAmembership reqd ($15 reg, $10 Jr.) or OSA ENT: Hawkeye Chess Club, c/o SteveYoung, PO Box 2833, Iowa City, IA 52244, Ph#319.594.3977, steverayy@hotmail.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 27-28, Michigan


Grand Prix Points: 6 2011 U.P. Open Masonic Building, 128 W. Washington St., Marquete, MI (parking and entrance in rear of building). 5SS/G 2 hr. Entry Fee: $30 ($20 for juniors 19 or under). Prizes: $250 first place (GTD), $125 second (GTD), others based on entries. Trophy to top U. P. resident. Reg.: 9-9:30 Sat. Rds.: Sat 10:00, 2:30, 7:00; Sun 9:30, 2:00-all times EDT. Byes available all rounds, but must be requested before registration ends. Info and early entries: Robert John, 315 E. Prospect St., Marquette, MI 49855, 906-228-8126, rjjjr@chartermi.net. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 27-28 or 28, New York


Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) Marshall Late August GP 4-SS, 30/90 SD/1. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $50, members $30. $625 Gtd: $275-150, U2200/unr $105, U2000 $95. Reg ends 15 min before round. Rds.: 2 schedules: 2 day 12:30-5:30 each day, 1 day (Rds 1 & 2 G/30) 10-11:15-12:30-5:30. Both merge Rd 3. Limit 2 byes, request at entry. NO RE-ENTRY. FIDE (G/30 not FIDE-rateable). Chess Magnet School JGP.


Sept. 1, New York


Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) 10 Grand Prix Points Tonight! 4-SS, G/30. Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 West 10 St., bet. 5-6 Ave., NYC: 212-477-3716. EF: $35, Club membs $25, GMs free ($20 from prize), may be limited to 1st 36 entries. $$ 560 Gtd: $$ 200-110-50, Top U2200/unr $105, U2000 $95. Limit 2 byes (1 bye for U2000), commit by 8:15. Reentry $15. CCA ratings may be used. Class pairings OK rd. 4. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible. EFs $5 EXTRA IF UNDER 10 MINUTES BEFORE GAME!


A Heritage Event! Sept. 2-4 or 3-4, North Carolina Grand Prix Points: 100 2011 North Carolina Open The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St., Charlotte, NC 28204. $$12,500 in prizes. Unconditionally guaranteed! In 4 Sections, Championship: 5SS, 30/90 SD/60 (2 Day option Rd 1 G/75), FIDE rated. $$GTD: $2000- 1000-800-500-350-200-150-100-100-50. U 2200 $500. Top two NC residents in the Open Section who have not already qualified are eligi- ble for the NC Invitational/State Championship. U2000: 5SS, 30/90 SD/60 (2 Day option Rd 1 G/75), $$GTD: $700-400-250-150-150-100-100- 100-50-50. U1850 $200. U1700: 5SS, 30/90 SD/60 (2 Day option Rd 1 G/75), $$GTD: $700-400-250-150-150-100-100-100-50-50. U1550 $200. U1400: 5SS, 30/90 SD/60 (2 Day option Rd 1 G/75), $$GTD: $700-400-


250-150-150-100-100-100-50-50. U1250 $200. ALL: EF: $59 for NC res- idents if received by 8/15. $64 if received by 8/29. $69 on site. Free to GM's and IM's. No cash deduction will be taken from your winnings. Re- entry $35. No re-entry in Open Section. Memb. Req'd: $5/year. OSA. Out of state $69 if received by 8/15, $74 if received by 8/29, $79 on-site. One 1/2 point bye allowed in Rounds 1-4. No elective byes in Rd 5. Byes must be requested prior to rd 1. NCCA Business Meeting 9:30AM on Sunday Sept 4. ENT:Walter High, NCCA Entries, 105 N. Crabtree Knoll, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Make checks payable to NCCA. INFO: Walter High wmhigh@nc.rr.com. HR: Mention North Carolina Chess Association for a special rate of $79 plus tax. Must call by August 15, 2011 to be assured of the special rate. Rate available from Aug. 31 through Sept. 6. This is a first-class hotel with a huge playing space. FREE PARKING for players. (888) 664-6835. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP. A State Championship Event!


A Heritage Event! Sept. 2-5, 3-5 or 4-5, New York Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced) 133rd annual NY State Championship Out of state welcome. 6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option except in Open Sec- tion, rds 1-3 G/45). Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd., Albany 12205 (Thruway Exit 24, I-87 north to Wolf Rd, Exit 4). Luxurious hotel with indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, fitness center, free parking, free airport shuttle, many restaurants in area. $$G 13,000. In 6 sections. Open: $1500-700-400- 200, topU2300/Unr $800. State title and $100 bonus to top NYS resident. FIDE. Under 2200: $1000-500-300-150. Under 2000: $1000-500-300-150. Under 1800: $1000-500-300-150. Under 1600: $800-400-250-150, top U1400 $300. Under 1300: $700-350-200-100, top U1100 $200, trophies to top 5, 1st 800-999, U800, Unr. Unrated may not win over $200 in U1300, $300 U1600, $500 U1800, or $700 U2000. All: 1 year NYSCA member- ship to NY residents who list name and address on signup sheet posted at tournament. EF: 4-day $99, 3-day $98, 2-day $97 if check mailed by8/25, all $100 online at chesstour.com by 8/31, $105 phoned to 406- 896-2038 by 8/31(entry only, no questions), $120 at site. No mailed credit card entries. $70 less to unrated in U1300 or U1600 section. All: 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. Re- entry $60, all sections but Open. GMs free, $80 deducted from prize. No checks at site, credit cards OK. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 6 pm, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sun. 10:30 am, rds Sun 11, 1:30, 3:30, 6, Mon 10 &4:15, no 2-day schedule in Open. Bye: all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. HR: $97-97, 800-443-8952, 518-458-8444, reserve by 8/24 or rate may increase. NYSCA meeting 9 am Sun. Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWDD657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY


12577. Questions:www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! Sept. 2-5 or 3-5, Texas


Grand Prix Points: 40 (enhanced) 77th Annual Southwest Open 7SS. Sheraton Dallas North Hotel, 4801 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75244. $$ 8,950 b/175 full entries, 75% Gtd. 3 Sections and scholas- tic side events: Open: (This section is FIDE rated but uses USCF rules. G/90 with 30 sec. increment: $$ 1,000-500-250, 2200-2399 $700, U2200 $700-350. Reserve: U2000. Rds. 1-7 30/90 SD/1, rd. 1 of three day is G/120 (deduct 5 min. for delay). $$ 800-400-200. B $$ 600-300-150, U1600 500-250-125. Novice: U1400 and Unrated. Rds. 1-7 30/90 SD/1, rd. 1 of three day is G/120 (deduct 5 min. for delay). $$ 500-250-125, E $$ 400- 200, U1000 $$ 300-150 Unrated $200. All 3:TCA membership required. Other states accepted. EF: $88 if received by 8/24, else $99. $80 Jun- ior(U19) if received by 8/24 else $90 (juniors count as 90% toward base), Senior(over 65)/Handicapped/additional family participant $52 if receive by 8/25 else $65 (Senior/Handicap/Additional family participant counts 60% toward base). Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg requires pre-payment. After 8/31/11 all registration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 8/31/11. 4 day: Reg. Friday 9/2, 6:15 pm-7:15. Rds. Fri.: 7:45, Sat: 2:30 pm - 8:00, Sun.: 12:00 pm - 6:15 pm, Mon.: 9:30 am - 3:15 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat. 9/3, 9-9:30 am, Rd. 1 at 10 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in Open section. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day. HR: $84/84/84/84, 972-661-3600 reserve by 8/19 and ask for Dallas Chess Club rate. Free Parking. Up to two 1/2 pt byes available if requested before end of rd. 2, but byes for both rd. 6 AND 7 not per- mitted. Texas Chess Association meeting on Sunday 9/4 at 9:30 am. K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 9/3. 5-SS, Rds. 1-3 G/30, rds. 4-5 G/45, EF: $29 by 8/24, $43 after; Pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/31/11 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 after 8/31/11. No refunds after 8/31/11, $10 handling fee for refunds before 8/31/11. Entries do not count toward base in Open, Reserve and Novice. Regis- tration: 8:15-8:45 am, Rd. 1 at 9:30 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break. Sections: K-12 Championship and K-12 U800. Prizes:Trophies to top 12 individuals, five teams in each section. K-12 U800 also top three unrat- eds. 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.dallaschess.com. NS. NC. W. FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP for all but side events.


A State Championship Event! Sept. 3, Maryland Grand Prix Points: 10 Maryland Action Championship 6SS, Game/30. Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Prizes Guaranteed: $300-$200-$100, U2000 $90, U1800 $80, U1600


43rd annual Atlantic Open


August 26-28 or 27-28, 2011 at Washington Westin Hotel $20,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND!


5 rounds, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day


option, rds 1-2 G/75), Washington Westin Hotel, 1400 M St NW at Thomas Circle, Washington DC 20005 (5 blocks fromWhite House). Hotel rates: $96-96, 202-429- 1700, 800-445-8667, reserveby8/12.


In 7 sections: Open:$2000-1000-500-300, clear


or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $1200-600. FIDE rated,120GrandPrixPts (enhanced). Under2100:$1500-700-400-200. Under1900:$1500-700-400-200. Under1700:$1500-700-400-200. Under1500:$1300-700-400-200. Under1300:$1200-600-300-200. Under 1000: $400-300-200-100, trophy to top 3, U800, U600, Unr.


62 Chess Life — August 2011 Unrated prize limits: U1000


$100, U1300 $200, U1500 $400, U1700 $500, U1900 $600.


Top 6 sections entry fee: 3-day


$103, 2-day $102mailed by 8/18, all $104 at chesstour.com by 8/23, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions) by 8/23, $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site. EF for all in U1000 or unrated in


U1300: all $60 less. Re-entry (except Open): $60. Special 1 year USCF dues with


Chess Life 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. USCF membership required.


Unofficial uschess.org ratings


usually used if otherwise unrated. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6


pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am&6 pm, Sun. 10 am & 4:30 pm. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat


10 am, rds. Sat 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm; Sun. 10 am & 4:30 pm. Half point byes OK all (limit 2),


Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.


Bring set, board, & clock if


possible- none supplied. Entry: Continental Chess, Box


249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Optional entry form faces inside back cover. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. JGP.


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