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Norms possible in Master Section! 9 round FIDE rated Expert Section!


2 annual CONTINENTAL CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS nd


Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND. Master & Expert Sections: Oct 6-10. A& B


Sections: Oct 6-10, 7-10 or 8-10. C, D or E Sections (no Monday play): Oct 6-9, 7-9 or 8-9. Prizes $60,000 projected, $40,000 minimum guaranteed!


Master, Expert: 9 rounds, 5 days, 40/2, SD/1. Class A, Class B: 7 rounds: 5-DAY: 40/2, SD/1. 4-DAY: 40/2, SD/1. 3-DAY: rds 1-2 G/75, rds 3-7 40/2, SD/1.


Class C, D, or E: 6 rounds: 4-DAY: 40/2, SD/1. 3-DAY: 40/2, SD/1. 2-DAY: rds 1-3 G/60, rds 4-6 40/2, SD/1.


Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis


Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, minutes from the attractions of our nation’scapital! Chess rates $95-95-105-115, reserve by 9/21 or rate may increase. Free shuttle from Reagan Airport & Crystal City Metro. Special valet parking $6/day.


In 7 sections: Master(see TournamentLife):$5000-2500-1500-1000-


700-600-500-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak 1st $200bonus, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-1000. GPP 200. FIDE rated. Expert (1800-2199): $3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-


400-400. FIDE rated. Class A (1600-1999/Unr): $3000-1500-1000-800-600-


500-400-400. Unrated may not win over $1500. Class B (1400-1799/Unr): $3000-1500-1000-800-600-


500-400-400. Unrated may not win over $1200. Class C (1200-1599/Unr): $2500-1300-900-700-600-


500-400-400. Unrated may not win over $900. Class D (Under 1400/Unr): $2000-1000-800-600-500-


400-300-300. Unrated may not win over $600. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $2000-1000-800-600-500-


400-300-300. Unrated may not win over $400. Players with under 26 lifetime games rated through


October 2011 official list may not win over $800 in Class E or $1200 in Class D. If official rating was more than 30 points over section maximum on any list 10/10-9/11, prize limit $1200.


Master Section entry fee:GM/IM/WGMfree by9/6,$30


at chesstour.com by 10/3, $50 online or at site to 6 pm 10/6; $150 deducted from prize. FOREIGN FIDE: $75 online by 10/3, $100 online or at site to 6 pm 10/6, $150 deducted from prize. OTHERS: $225 mailed by 9/28 or online by 10/3, $230 phoned by 10/3, $250 to 6 pm 10/6 online or at site. Other sections entry fee: 5-day $195, 4-day $194, 3-


day $193, 2-day $192 mailed by 9/28, all $197 online at chesstour. com by 10/3, $200 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/3, $220 online until 2 hours before rd 1 or at site. Special entry fee: $100 less to rated seniors 65/over in


Expert or below. $120 less to unrated in Class D or E. Special USCF dues: see chesstour.com.


5-day Master or Expert: Late reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds


Thu 7, Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 5-day ClassAorBschedule: Late reg. ends Thu 6 pm,


rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 7, Sat 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 4-day Class A or B schedule: Late reg. ends Fri 6 pm,


rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 3-day Class A or B schedule: Late reg. ends Sat 10


am, rds Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30. 4-day Class C, D or E schedule: Late reg. ends Thu 6


pm, rds Thu 7, Fri 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 3-day Class C, D or E schedule: Late reg. ends Fri


11am, rds Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day Class C, D or E schedule: Late reg. ends Sat 9


am, rds Sat 10 am, 12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. Half-point byes available all rounds, limit 3, limit 2 in last


4 rds, must commit before rd 3. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. Oct


official USCF rating used, except FIDE ratings used in Master. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com.


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