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Tournament Life


Dec. 27-29 or 28-29, 30th annual Empire City Open See Grand Prix.


North Carolina


Aug. 26-28 or 27-28, 43rd annual Atlantic Open (DC) See Grand Prix.


Sept. 2-4 or 3-4, 2011 North Carolina Open See Grand Prix.


Oct. 6-10, 7-10, 8-10, 6-9, 7-9 or 8-9, 2nd annual Continental Class Championships (VA) See Grand Prix.


Oct. 8, K-12 Individual Event Celebrates National Chess Day (Wake Forest, NC) First Time Tournament Players Welcome! Small Groups of 4 players per section. Game 30means each player gets 30min- utes of clock time. Sets and clocks provided on site, Good odds of winningwith 1st place trophy and 2nd placemedal for each section. $20 when Registered Online: ChessAchieves.com, (919) 272-8017.


Ohio


Aug. 12-14 or 13-14, 6th annual Indianapolis Open (IN) See Grand Prix.


Aug. 20, House of Chess Open 4SS, G/45. House of Chess, Great NorthernMall, North Olmsted, OH (W of JC Penny). Sections: Open, U1600. Reg.: 11-11:25 AM. Rds.: 11:30- 1:15-3:30-5:15. Prizes (b/25): Open: 1st $200, 2nd $100; U1900 1st $100; Reserve(U1600): 1st $100. Ent: $25, Clubmembers $20. Info & entries: House of Chess, Great NorthernMall, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Phone: (440) 979-1133. E-mail: info@houseofchess.com.Web:www.thehouseof chess.com/.


Sept. 3-5, 67th Ohio Chess Congress See Grand Prix.


Sept. 10, Toledo Sep Swiss Open, 4SS, Rnd 1 G/75, Rnds 2-4 G/90. The University of Toledo Health Science Campus, Mulford Library Basement Café, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 43614. Can split into 2 sections if enough players. EF: $20 by 9/8 $25 at site. Reg.: 9-10 a.m., Rds.: 10, 1, 4, & 7. Prizes: $360 b/20, $100-50, 1st Class A ,B,C,D/Under $40, 1st U1600 $50. Ent: James Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., Maumee, OH 43537. 419-367-9450. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Sept. 16-18 or 17-18, 4th annual Louisville Open (KY) See Grand Prix.


Oct. 8, National Chess Day: Toledo OCT Swiss Open, 4SS, Rnd. 1 G/75, Rnds. 2-4 G/90.The University ofToledo Health Science Campus, Mulford Library Basement Café, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 43614. Can split into 2 sections if enough players. EF: $20 by 10/6 $25 at site. Reg.: 9-10 a.m., Rds.: 10, 1, 4, & 7. Prizes: $360 b/20, $100-50, 1st Class A ,B,C,D/Under $40, 1st U1600 $50. Ent: James Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., Maumee, OH 43537. 419-367-9450. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Nov. 11-13 or 12-13, 20th annual Kings Island Open See Grand Prix.


Oklahoma


Sept. 3-5, 7th Okie Chess Festival See Grand Prix.


Pennsylvania


Every Second Saturday of the Month Allentown 2nd Saturday Quads 3RR, G/40. St. Luke's Ev. Luth. Church, 417 N. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18102. Quads open to all.EF: $12. $$24/quad.Reg.: 12-1,Rds.: 1:15-2:45-4:15. No adv. ent. Info: 610-433-6518.Other rated events everyweek!www.freewebs.com/allentown centercitychessclub.


Every Saturday Lehigh Valley Super Quads & G/10 (QC) (NO QUADS OR BLITZ ON LVCA GRAND PRIX DATES LISTED IN CHESS LIFE) G/40 Quads, 3-RR. Reg.: 1p. Lehigh County Senior Ctr., 1633 Elm St., Allentown, PA 18102. EF: $10, $30 for 3-0 score, else $25 for 1st. G/10 Quick Chess, 5-SS, Reg.: 5-6:15 pm. EF: $5, Prizes: 50%of Paid Entries. Info: bdavis@lehighvalleychess.org, http://www.lehighvalleychess.org/.


Aug. 17-21, 18-21, 19-21 or 20-21,Manhattan Open (NY) See Grand Prix.


Aug. 19-20, 2011 U.S. Blind Chess Championship See Nationals.


Aug. 20, 5th Annual May LVCA Scholastic K-12 Championship (9Trophies) 5-SS, G/30. EF: $30, $35 CASH ONLY after 8/17/11AT SITE. Trophy’s to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,Top U1400, U1200, U1000, U800, UNR, FREE ENTRY TO UNRATEDS, if paying 1 year USCF Dues, Drawings for $100


in Door Prizes. Rds.: 12-1:30-2:45-4-5:30. Reg.: Ends 11:30am. Site: Lehigh County Senior Ctr., 1633 ElmSt., Allentown, PA 18102. Ent: Bruce Davis, 1208 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA 18018, Ph. 484-866-3045, Email: bdavis@lehighvalleychess.org. Info: www.lehighvalleychess.org/.


Aug. 26-28 or 27-28, 43rd annual Atlantic Open (DC) See Grand Prix.


Aug. 27, 2011 August LVCA Grand Prix See Grand Prix.


A Heritage Event! Aug. 28, 35th Pittsburgh Summer Open 3SS, G/90. Pittsburgh Chess Club, 5604 Solway St., Suite 209, Pitts- burgh, PA 15217. EF: $28 by 8/24, $38 later. $3 discount to PCCmembers. Players organized into Octos (8-player sections) by ratings. Last section may havemore than 8. Late entries receive 0-point byes and are placed in last section. $$ 100-50 to each section. Reg.: 9-9:45am. Rds.: 10-1:30- 5. Info: 412-421-1881,www.pittsburghcc.org. Ent: Attn:Mike Holsinger, Pittsburgh Chess Club, 5604 Solway Street, Suite 209, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.Make checks payable to: Pittsburgh Chess Club. NS, NC,W.


Sept. 2-5, 3-5 or 4-5, 133rd annual NY State Championship (NY) See Grand Prix.


Sep. 3, New Jersey K-8 State Championship (NJ) See New Jersey.


Sep. 3,W.Chester 1st Sat. Quads Our 22nd year! 3RR, 40/80, sd/30. UnitedMethodist Church, 129 S. High St.,West Chester, PA 19382. EF: $20. Prizes: $$40, $50 for 3-0. Reg.: 9am. Rds.: 9:30, 1, 4:30. Info: JimWhite 484-678-3164.


Sept. 3-5 or 4-5, 65th Annual New Jersey Open Championship (NJ) See Grand Prix.


Sep. 24, 5th Annual Greater Pocono Scholastic Championship (7Trophy's) 5-SS, G/30. EF: $25, $30 CASH ONLY after 9/21/11. 2 Sec- tions: K-12 Open, K-12 U1000,Trophy's to 1st-3rd each section andTop School. FREE ENTRY TO UNRATEDS, if paying 1 year USCF Dues, Rds.: 10-11:15-12:30-1:45-3. Reg. Ends: 9:30am. Site: PoconoMountain East High School, 200 PoconoMountain School Rd., Swiftwater, PA 18370, Ent: Check payable "PMCPA",Mail Ent: DanTartaglione, 503 OverlookTerrace, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Info: www.PMECHESS.com.


Oct. 6-10, 7-10, 8-10, 6-9, 7-9 or 8-9, 2nd annual Continental Class Championships (VA) See Grand Prix.


Oct. 21-23 or 22-23, 2nd annual Boardwalk Open (NJ) See Grand Prix.


Nov. 4-6 or 5-6, Eastern Team Championship (CT) See Connecticut or www.chesstour.com.


Nov. 25-27 or 26-27, 42nd annual National Chess Congress See Grand Prix.


Rhode Island


Cranston Chess Club Monthly Every Tuesday. 4SS, 40/70, SD/30. Garden City Center, Cranston. EF: $5/game (clubmbrs: $3/game). Reg.: 6:30-6:50pm; email preferred. Rds.: 1st 4Tuesdays of themonth, 7pmsharp! 5thTuesday extra rated games and events. One bye rd 1-3; if notified in advance. Prizes based on entries. Info: www.cranstonchess.org, 401-575-1520. Chess Magnet School JGP.


October BK Tournament for Kids Reg.:www.richess.org, rhodeislandchess@yahoo.com, (401)359-1602.


Aug. 26-28, Blackstone Chess Festival International See Grand Prix.


Dec. 10-11, 8th annual NewEngland Scholastic Championships (CT) See Connecticut.


South Carolina


Aug. 19-21, Columbia Open See Grand Prix.


Oct. 7-9 or 8-9, 2nd Annual National Chess Day and Festival See Grand Prix.


Oct. 14-16 or 15-16, 72nd S.C. Championships See Grand Prix.


South Dakota Clubs Committee


The USCF is appointing aClubsCommit- tee with Bob Rasmussen, President of the FresnoChessClub, as chair. Anyone interested in discussing how to build a chess club or joining the committee is welcome to call Bob at 559-708-8100.


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Oct. 8, 2011 Split Rock Scholastic (4th Annual) National Chess Day Event! Garretson School, 505 2nd St., Garretson, SD 57030. 4-sections, K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12. 5-rounds G/40 except K-12, 4-round G/60. Trophies to top seven individual in K-3, K-5, K-8, top five individual in K-12.Teamtro- phies to top five in K-3, K-5, K-8, top three in K-12. Team scores based on top four players from same school. Tiebreaks for trophies. Reg.: 7:30-8:30 am $10 if pre-registered, $20 on-site, USCF membership required. Rds.: 9, 10:30 am, 12:30, 2, 3:30 pm, for K-3, K-5, K-8. 9, 11 am, 1, 3 pm for K-12. Boards/timers provided. Info: GM Alex Yermolin- sky atYermo@sio.midco.net, or Bob Boland at ksamaboland@gmail.com, (605) 201-4729. For registration forms/flier "upcoming events" at www.siouxempirechess.com or www.sdchess.org.


Tennessee


Aug. 20, 19th Battle of Murfreesboro See Grand Prix.


Aug. 20,Mike Barton Memorial 2 sections: G/60 (4 rds) and G/30 (7 rds). Site: GreaterMemphis Chess Center, 5796 Shelby Oaks Drive, Suite 11, Memphis, TN 38134. EF: $20 ($15 for MCC and GMCC members). Prizes: 1st place each section-


$100 cash; 2nd place each section-$60 chesscentral.com certificate; 3rd place each section-$40 chesscentral.comcertificate. Rounds (G/60): 10-1-3-5. Rounds (G/30): 10-11-1-2-3-4-5. On-site reg. 08/20: 7:30- 9:30am. Free pizza and drinks for all players who register online by Monday, 8/15! Entries: www.memphischess.com. Info: gpy- lant@gmail.com.


Sept. 16-18 or 17-18, 4th annual Louisville Open (KY) See Grand Prix.


Oct. 7-9,Memphis Celebrates National Chess Day! For 3 days,TheMemphis Chess Clubwill host tournaments and promote chess in the community at locations throughout the city. Various events with formats including: G/60, G/15, G/5 and Bughouse! Formore infor- mation about sites and times, go to MemphisChess.com. Contact: gpylant@gmail.com. Phone: (901)359-8616.Mail:Memphis Chess Club Inc., PO Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187-0864.


Oct. 8, 2011 Cumb. Co. Fall Open Cumberland Co. Community Complex, 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville, TN 38555. In 2 Sections, Open: 4SS, G/60, $$GTD: $50. 25- X,A,B,C,D,E/Below. Amateur: 4SS, G/60, Open to U1000 & under. $$GTD: $50. 25-G,H/Below. ALL: EF: $10 if mailed by 10/3, $15 at site. Memb. Req'd: TCA $10. ENT: Harry D Sabine, P. O. Box 381, Crossville, TN 38557. INFO: www.cumberlandcountychess.com or Susan at 931-261- 4024. NS.W.


Nov. 11-13 or 12-13, 20th annual Kings Island Open (OH) See Grand Prix.


Texas


Aug. 6, Temple Chess Club Summer Swiss See Grand Prix.


Aug. 20-21, DCC FIDE OPEN VIII See Grand Prix.


Sept. 2-5 or 3-5, 77th Annual Southwest Open See Grand Prix.


Sept. 30-Oct. 2 or Oct. 1-2, 2011 U.S. Class Championships See Nationals.


Dec. 26-29 or 27-29, 21st annual North American Open (NV) See Grand Prix.


Utah


A State Championship Event! Aug. 27, Utah Amateur Championship 5SS, Two Sections: U-1800 & U-1250. U. of Utah, Union Bldg. (East/West Ballrooms), SLC, UT 84112. EF: Open=$20/25/30. U-1250 =$10/15/20. 1st EF: Registration AND payment in byThu. Aug. 25. 2nd EF: Register by Thu. Aug. 25, and pay on-site. 3rd EF: Register on-site. Time Controls: G/60 td/5. Rds.: 9AM, 11:15, 2:30, 4:45, 6:55. U-1800 $$: B/32 $150, 100, C/below80, UNR 30 (b/3 unr), Female 20, Upset 10. Title of Utah Amateur Chess Champion toWinner of U-1800. Plaques to top 2. U-1250 $$: B/24 $60, 50, Plus NICETrophies to top 2! Additional trophies for best 800-999, 500-799, and 499/below. Reg.: 8 AM-8:40.Two (1/2 pt.) byes allowed, req. before Rd. 2.Mail paid entries to:Morry Hol- land, 1470 E. Valley Ridge Dr., Sandy, UT 84093. Paid advance entriesmust be in by Aug. 25. If pre-register & pay on-site, please e-mailMochess@ comcast.net, or call 801-864-9023. Pleasemake checks payable to: Utah Chess Assoc. Out of state players are welcome. Amateur Title and Tro- phies to Utah Residents only. More info at www.utahchess.com.


Sept. 24, Utah TEAM Championship (3 player teams) 4SS, Two Sections: Open & U-1400.U-1400=team avg. 1399 & below with no restrictions as to how teams are formed. St. James Episcopal Church, 7486 S. Union Park Ave. (1300 E.) Midvale, UT 84047. 6 teams per section, or sections will be combined. EF: Advance EF=$45 per team. $36 for K-12 in U-1400. $30 for Family teams in both sections. All teams $15 more on-site. Info in by Thu. Sep.22 is advanced, can pay on Saturday. Time Controls: G/60 td/5. Rds.: 10AM, 12:15, 3:45 6:00. $$: B/6 teams PER section: Open: $150, $50; U-1400: $90, $30. IndividualTrophies to topTeamin each section.Trophies forTop bd. 1,2,3, in each section.Medals forTop club, college HS, JHS, Elem. and Family. Reg.: Open 9AM-9:40.Mail paid entries and/or info toMorry Hol- land, 1470 E. Valley Ridge Dr.,Sandy, UT 84093. Please make checks payable to: Utah Chess Assoc, and indicatewhich section youwould like. Entry info to: Mochess@comcast.net or 801-864-9023. More info at www.utahchess.com.


Vermont


Sept. 2-5, 3-5 or 4-5, 133rd annual NY State Championship (NY) See Grand Prix.


Oct. 30, Capital Region Open (NY) See Grand Prix.


Dec. 10-11, 8th annual NewEngland Scholastic Championships (CT) See Connecticut.


Virginia


Arlington Chess Club Friday Night USCF Rating Ladder 30/90, SD/1. Arlington Forest UnitedMethodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203. Ladder has been running for over 45 years, now win money too! Most monthly game points: $50; most total points Jan. to Dec.: $100. Must join club to play. Yearly dues: $50 adults, $40 seniors and U18, cash or check. Dates found on our website: http://members.cox.net/arlingtonchessclub/. Reg.:weekly sign-up from 7:00-8:00, games start by 8:10, no advance entries. Contact for info only: Chrisney2@gmail.com. W, NS. Chess Magnet School JGP (if 4 rounds/games played in that one month).


Arlington Chess Club's Monthly Action Tournament Once eachmonth, the ACC sponsors an action tournament (dates found on our website: http://members.cox.net/arlingtonchessclub/.) 3SS,


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