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Tournament Life


none supplied. HR: $95-95-105-115, 703-418-1234, reserve by 9/21or rate may increase. Special chess rate valet parking $6/day, with or without guestroom. Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Ratings: FIDE used forMaster Sec- tion, USCF October official for others, unofficial usually used if otherwise unrated. For foreign players in Expert or below, usually 100 points added to FIDE, 50 to FQE, 100/more to most other foreign, no points added to CFC, PR or Jamaica. Some foreign ratings not accepted for Class A or below. Highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to dis- close foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658, www.chesstour.com. You may request "lowest possible section" if Octo- ber rating unknown. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entrieswill be posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Oct. 7-9 or 8-9, California, Southern


Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced) CCA 8th annual Los Angeles Open 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75). Sheraton Four Points LAX, 9750 Airport Blvd., LosAngeles, CA 90045. Special parking $5/day. $$20,000 based on 230 paid entries (re-entries & $60 off entries count half), $16,000(80% each prize) minimum guaranteed. In 6 sections. Open: $2000-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2400/Unr (not a section) $600-300. FIDE. Under 2300: $1500-800- 400-200, top Under 2100 (not a section) $500-250. FIDE. Under 2000: $1500-800-400-200, top Under 1800 (not a section) $500-250. Under 1700: $1300-700-400-200, top Under 1500 (not a section) $500-250. Under 1400: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1200 (not a section) $400- 200. Under 1000: $700-400-200-150, trophies to top3, 1st Under 800, Under 600, unrated. Unratedmay notwin over$200 in U1000, $300 U1400, or $500 U1700. Top 5 sections EF: 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 9/29, all $115 online atchesstour.comby 10/4, $120 phoned to 406-896- 2038 by 10/4 (entry only, no questions), $130 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site. GMs free; $100 deducted fromprize. EF for all in U1000 or unrated in U1400: $60 less. Special 1 year USCF dueswithmagazine 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; 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. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR: $89-89, 1-800-529-4683, 310-649-7025; reserve by9/24 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWDD657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Con- tinental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Oct. 7-9 or 8-9, South Carolina


Grand Prix Points: 6 2nd Annual National Chess Day and Festival 4SS, 35/90 SD60 (2 day schedule: Rd. 1 G/90). Hawthorn Suites, 2455 Savannah Hwy (US17S), Charleston, SC 29414 ($79/night 843-225-4411 mention chess). Prize Fund - $1700 based on 36 regular paid entries. In 3 Sections: Open: 1st-$300 2nd-$150 (guaranteed) u2000-$100. Under 1800: 1st-$250 2nd-$125 u1400-$100. U1400: 1st-$250 2nd=$125 u1200-$100. EF: $49 if recd before 9/07, $59 thereafter and at site. (Re- entries: $25). Reg.: Fri 5:30-6:30pm; Sat 9-10am. Rds.: (3 day schedule) Fri 7:30pm, Sat. 2pm & 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm (2 day schedule Rd 1 at 10:30am Sat. then merge with 3 day schedule). Byes: 1/2 pt. avail. all rds;must request byes for rds 3 & 4 prior to rd. 2(irrevocable). Special Blitz Tmnt: Sunday 10:45am, EF: $1, 3 sections: Open, U18, U14, 1st- $20 2nd-$10 each section. Other info: Top combined blitz and main tournament score in each section receives free entry next year. 50%off EF towhoever travels the farthest andwhoever brings themost players in their vehicle. Adv Entries: Charleston Chess Club, c/o DavidY. Causey, 741 Dragoon Dr., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, email:chessbass@att.net. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Oct. 7-Nov. 18, New York


Grand Prix Points: 30 (enhanced) 2011 Queens Chess Club Championship 7-SS, G/120. All Saints Lutheran Church, 164-02 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432. EF: $55, $60 at site. $$500-$300-$200 guaranteed to top 3, more per entries. Up to three 1/2 pt byes ok with advance notice (byes for Rounds 5, 6, and/or 7must be declared before Round 4) REG.: 7:30- 8:00. RDS.: 8:15 each Friday. ENT (mail by 9/30): Ed Frumkin, 445 E 14th St#10D, NYC 10009 (212-677-3224 before 10pmand before 5pmon Fri). QCC membership required (U19 y/o, female, 65 & older $20 for six


Tournament Life Abbreviations & Terms


All tournaments are non-smokingwith no comput- ers allowed unless otherwise advertised by S and/or C (see below for explanations).


QC: Quick Chess events. $$Gtd: Guaranteed prizes.


$$b/x: Based-on prizes, x=number of entries needed to pay full prize fund. At least 50%of the advertised prize fund of $501 or more must be awarded.


Bye: Indicates which rounds players who find it inconvenient to play may take ½-point byes instead. For example, Bye 1-3 means ½-point byes are available in Rounds 1 through 3.


C: Computers allowed. CC: Chess club. EF: Entry fee.


Enhanced Grand Prix points (see previous page).


Ent:Where to mail entries.


FIDE: Results submitted to FIDE for possible rating.


G/: Game in. For instance, G/75 means each side has 75 minutes for the entire game. GPP: Grand Prix Points available.


HR: Hotel rates. For example, 60-65-70-75means $60 single, $65 twin, $70/3 in room, $75/4 in room.


JGP: Junior Grand Prix.


Memb. req’d: Membership required; cost fol- lows. Usually refers to state affiliate.


Open: A section open to all. Often has very strong players, but some eligible for lower sec-


tions can play for the learning experience.


OSA: Other states accepted. Refers to state dues.


PPHBF: Professional Players Health and Bene- fits Fund.


Quad: 4-player round robin sections; similar strength players. RBO: Rated Beginner’s Open.


Rds: Rounds; scheduled game times follow. For example, 11-5, 9-3means games begin 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. on the first day, 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. on the sec- ond day.


Reg: Registration at site. RR: Round robin (preceded by number of rounds). S: Smoking allowed. SASE: For more info, send self-addressed


stamped envelope.


SD/: Sudden-death time control (time for rest of game follows). For example, 30/90, SD/1means each player must make 30 moves in 90 minutes, then complete the rest of the game in an hour.


Section: A division of a tournament, usually excluding players above a specified rating. Play- ers in a section face only each other, not those in other sections.


SS: Swiss-Systempairings (preceded by number of rounds).


T/Dx: Time delay, x=number of seconds. Unr: Unrated. USEF: Combined entry fee & USCF dues. W: Site is accessible to wheelchairs.


WEB:Tournaments thatwill use a player’s on-line rating.


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months, others $25/6 months). FIDE-rated. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Oct. 14-16 or 15-16, Illinois


Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced) 20th annual Midwest Class Championships 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75).Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave.,Wheeling, IL 60090 (from Chicago, I- 294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south). Free parking. Prizes $20,000 based on 250 paid entries (re-entries & Class E Section count as half entries), else in proportion except $16,000 (80% of each prize) minimum guaranteed. $10 of each paid entry over 200 entries will be donated to the ICAWarren Junior Scholar Program. In 7 sections; no unrated allowed inMaster or Expert. Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear in or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1500-700-400- 300. Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $1500-700-400-300. Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1500-700-400-300. Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1400- 700-400-200. Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $1200-600-300-200. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $600-300-200-100, trophies to top 7, top 800-999, 600- 799, Under 600, Unrated. Rated playersmay play up one section. Unrated prize limit $150 E, $250 D, $400 C, $500 B, $700 A. Top 6 sections EF: 3-day $103, 2-day $102mailed by 10/6, all $105 online at chesstour.com by 10/11, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/11 (entry only, no ques- tions), $120 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK. EF for all in Class E, and unrated in Class D: all $50 less. ALL: Advance EF $5 less to ICA members. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 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. Re-entry $50; not available inMaster Section. GMs $80 fromprize. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2- day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. Bye: all, Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR: $99- 99-99-99, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 9/30 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD#D657633. Ent: Con- tinental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. (chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US). $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A State Championship Event! A Heritage Event! Oct. 14-16 or 15-16, South Carolina Grand Prix Points: 10 72nd S.C. Championships 5SS, 35/90, SD1 (2day schedule Rd.1 G/90). Hilton Garden Inn, 434 Columbiana Dr., Columbia, SC 29212, (803) 407-6640. $2,700 b/60 ($1,350 GTD) In 3 Sections (trophy to 1st & 2nd S.C. player in each sec- tion): Open/Championship: $600-300-150 u2200-$150 u2000-$150. Amateur(u1800): $300-150 u1600-$150. Reserve(u1400): $300-150 u1200-$150 u1000-$150. EF: $60 if rec'd by 9/29; $70 at site; $35 re-entry; Special "trophy only" entry: $20; not eligible for prize money. SCCA memb. req'd, OSA. Byes: avail. all rds, Rds. 4 or 5 must commit before 2nd rd. (irrevocable; only one bye avail. on Sunday). 3 day schedule: Reg. ends 7pm, Fri. Rds. 8,2-8,9-2:30. 2 day schedule: Reg. ends 7pm, Fri. 9amSat. Rd. 1 at 10am, thenmergewith 3 day. HR: $89 (reserve by 9/30; mention chess tnt.) 803-407-6640. Other info: More $$ per extra regu- lar entries. "Trophy only" entries do not count toward "based on" entries. Free entry tomasters ($60 deducted fromanywinnings). Unratedsmust play in Open/Championship section unless TD can verify their playing strength in order to assign into lower sections. (Unrateds only eligible for place prizes in sections they play.) Annual SCCAmeeting held 1-2pm on Sunday. SC Championship title to top SC player. Info/Reg/Pmt: S.C. Chess Assn., c/o David Y. Causey,Treasurer, 741Dragoon Dr.,Mt. Pleas- ant, SC 29464 (chessbass@att.net). (Please indicatewhether playing in 2 or 3 day schedule and indicate any byes when pre-registering. Be sure to include payment to receive early entry fee otherwise $70 at site.) Chess Magnet School JGP.


Oct. 15-16,Massachusetts


Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) 12th Western New England Open 5SS, G/120.MCLA, 375 Church St., N. Adams. Reg.: 8-8:30 Sat. Rds.: Sat 8:45-1:30-6:15 Sun 9-3:15. EF: $42, 2200+$32, Unr $0win 50%section prize but open, All by 10/10 If unpaid: (+)$5 at site. $$1500 b/50. Sec- tions: Open: $350-$250Top U2000 $100, U1800: $250-$125Top U1600 $75, U1400: $200-$100Top U1200 $50. Side event: 4SS, G/5 Blitz 1:30 Sun. Info: Vince Bradley, 413-652-0007, Bradley.Chess@gmail.com. (Note: If you are unrated you can play for free, but can win only 50% of


the section prizes. If you are unrated and playing in the Open section and qualify for a prize, you win the full prize.) Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! An American Classic! Oct. 21-23, Nevada Grand Prix Points: 200 (enhanced) 29th Annual SANDS REGENCY RENO-WESTERN STATES OPEN 6SS, 40/2, 20/1, G 1/2. Sands Regency Hotel/Casino, 345 N. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501. 1-800-648-3553 or (775) 348-2200. $$33,200 b/350, Gtd. $$21,750-$3000-2000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-300- 200 in Open Section plus 1/2 of all other prizes. 6 Sections: OPEN: EF: GMs & IMs free (enter by 10/1 or pay late fee), Masters $147, (2199/below)-$175. $$ Prizes 1-10 listed above, (2399-below) $1000, (2299-below) $1000. If a tie for 1st overall then 2 (G/10) playoff for $100 fromprize fund. (Note: GM/IMw/free entry not eligible for class prizes 2399 and below; may elect to pay entry fee and become eligible). EXPERT: (2000-2199) EF: $146. $$2000-1000-500-400-300. "A" Sec.(1800-1999) EF: $145, $$2000-1000-500-400-300. "B" Sec.(1600- 1799) EF: $144, $$1,800-900-500-400-300. "C" Sec.(1400-1599) EF: $143, $$1,600-800-500-400-300. "D"/under Sec. (1399/below) EF: $142, $$1,400-700-400-300-200, (under 1200) - $600. (Unrated Players) EF: Free+must join USCF or increasemembership for 1 additional year thru this tournament ($49 adults, $25 juniors) Prizes:Top unrated wins 1 yr. USCFmembership plus trophy. Note: Unratedwill be put in "D" Sect. unless requests to play up. Seniors (65+) $$200; (Seniors not eligible: provisionally rated, unrated, masters); Club Championship $$800-400 decided by total score of 10 (and only 10) players fromone club or area (not eligible - GMs, IMs, or unrated).Trophies toTop 3 (A-D Sections). ALL: EF $11 more if postmarked after 10/1 and $22 more if postmarked after 10/14 or at site. Do not mail after 10/14 or phone or email after 10/18. $20 off EF to Srs (65+). Playersmay play up. Unrated players not eligible for cash prizes except Open 1-10. Provisionally rated playersmay win up to 50% of 1st place money except open Section 1-10. CCA rat- ingsmay be used. Note pairings not changed for color alternation unless 3 in a rowor a plus 3 and if the unlikely situation occurs 3 colors in a row may be assigned. Reg.: (10/20) 5-8 pm, (10/21) 9:00-10 am. Rds.:12- 7, 10-6, 9:30-4:30. Byes available any round, if requested before 1st round (Open Section - 2 byesmax.). SIDE EVENTS:Wed.(10/19) 7pmClock Simul [40/2, G/1] (Including an analysis ofYOUR game. GMTBA $30 (A great value!).Thurs (10/20) 5-7:30 pm"A Celebration of Life, GMLarry Evans" and lecture by IMJohn Donaldson -Free, 7:30 Simul GMTBA (only $15!), 7:30 Blitz (5min)Tourney ($20-80%to prize fund). Sat 10/22 (3-4:30pm) IMJohn Donaldson Clinic (Game/Position Analysis) – Free. Sun. (10/23) Quick Tourney (G/25) 5 Rd. Swiss ($20) [12 (Noon)-5pm] 80% to prize fund. ENT:Make checks payable and send to: SANDS REGENCY (address above) HR: $29! (Sun-Thurs) & $59! (Fri-Sat)+13.5%tax. (mention CHES- SOCT & reserve by 10/5/10 to guarantee room rates.) INFO: Jerry Weikel,wackyykl@aol.com, (775) 747 1405, orwebsite:www.renochess. org/wso (also go here to verify entry). FIDE.W. ChessMagnet School JGP.


Oct. 21-23 or 22-23, New Jersey


Grand Prix Points: 60 (enhanced) 2nd annual Boardwalk Open 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2G/75). Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, 1401 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Free parking. Prizes $15,000 based on 180 paid entries, $10,000 minimum (2/3 each prize) guaran- teed; re-entries & unrated count as half entries. In 5 sections. Open: $1500-700-400-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $800-400. FIDE. Under 2100: $1000-500-300-200, top U1900 $600-300. Under 1800: $1000-500-300-200, top U1600 $600-300. Under 1500: $900-500-300-200, top U1400 $500-250. Under 1200: $800-500- 300-150, top U1000 $400-$200. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, $500 U1800. EF: 3-day $98, 2-day $97 mailed by 10/13, all $99 online at chesstour.com by 10/18, $100 phoned to 406- 896-2038 by 10/18 (entry only, no questions), $110 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site. GMs free; $100 deducted fromprize. EF for unrated in U1200 or U1500: all $50 less. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30,Young Adult $20, Scholas- tic $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. Sat 11, 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, 732-776-6700, reserve by 10/7 or ratemay increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:


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