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entries; Reg.: 9-9:45. Rds at 10-1-4-7, 10-1-4-7, 9-Noon. 3 half pt byes rds 1-9 for Reserve, LS, W, Free Parking. Frank Berry, 402 S. Willis St., Stillwater, OK 74074. FKimBerry@AOL.com, 405 372-5758. Chess Mag- net School JGP for Open Section.


Feb. 21, New York Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced) Marshall Masters! 4-SS, G/25d5. Third Tuesday of every month. Marshall CC, 23 W. 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. www.marshallchessclub.org.


Feb. 23-26 or 25-26, New Mexico Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced) Southern Rocky Fide Open 5SS, G/90+30s inc, University of New Mexico - Student Union Building. Albuquerque, NM 87131. USCF Membership required - available onsite. Prizes: $5,275 Guaranteed, $6,000 projected in 6 sections. Open (FIDE Rated): (G/$) $1,500-800-500, U2400 $200, U2200 $200-100, U2000 $200-100. Reserve (U1800): (G/$) $600-300-200, U1600 $150- 75. Booster (U1400): $$350, (B/35) $200-100, U1200 $75, U1000 $75. Unrated: (B/20) $150+Trophy-100-75. 1-Day Scholastics Sat. & Sun- day (K-9, U1200). Trophies 1st-5th, 1st K-6, K-3, & 1st 2-day score. EF (if by 1/23): Open $79, Res. $49, Booster $35, Unr. $25. $10 late fee after 1/23, $20 after 2/16 or at site. Free Entry for GM/IM/WGM. Scholas- tic $15/Day - $25/Both days. 3-Day Schedule: Fri. (Reg: 5-5:30PM) Rds at 6PM; Sat. 10AM, 6PM. Sun. 9AM, 2PM. 2-Day: Sat. (Reg: 8:30-9AM) Rds at 9:30AM, 1:30PM, 6PM. Sun. 9AM, 2PM. 2-Day Rds 1-2, G/90 and merges into 3-Day G/90+30s at rd. 3. Scholastic: Rounds: 9:30, 10:45, 1, 2:30, 4:00 each day. All games G/30. Up to 2 half point byes upon req. before rd 1 in all sections. NS NC W. ENT: Wired Kings CC; 12004 Prospect Ave NE; Albuquerque, NM 87112. HR: $71 505-944-2599 Hilton Homewood Suites – ABQ Airport, available until 2/1/12 or room block full. GM Khachiyan and GM Yermolinsky Simuls and Lectures - Thu. and Fri. at 3:30p and 6:30p. Thursday events at rec'd hotel. Online Entry & add'l info:www.SouthernRockyOpen.com, WiredKingsCC@gmail. com, 505-550-4654. U.S. G/15 Championship held after SRFO on Sunday 2/27, – See National Events. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Feb. 24-26, Iowa Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 Quad Cities Chess Championship at The Lodge 5SS, 30/60, SD/60. The Lodge, 900 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA 52722. Iowa Qualifier $$500 gtd. $150-100-50, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000 $50 each. EF: $20 by Feb 22 ($5 more if on-site). Rds.: 1st rd either Fri 8pm or Sat 9am, then Sat 2:30pm-8pm, Sun 9am-2:30pm. Info: Kevin Hyde, hyde@ioa.com, 828-674-6073. HR: $89 www.lodgehotel.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Feb. 24-26 or 25-26, Tennessee Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 Greater Memphis Open 2 6SS, G/120 (Open & U1600). Site: Greater Memphis Chess Center, 5796 Shelby Oaks Dr., Suite 11, Memphis, TN 38134. Round times: Fri 7pm, Sat 9-2-7, Sun 9-2. Optional 2 day with round 1 and 2 as G/60 9- 11:30 and merge. EF: $45 before 2-20-12, $55 after and onsite. GMCC and MCC members $40 anytime. USCF Youth and Scholastic Players may enter either Section to compete for no prize money for $25 anytime. Re- entry after round one: $25. Guaranteed Prize Fund: Open: 1st $250, 2nd 125, 3rd 75, Top U1600: 1st 125, 2nd 75, 3rd 50. Special U1000 Scholas- tic section. 4 round G/1. Entry fee: $15. Round times: Sat 9-11:30, 2, 4:30. Trophies to top 10. Onsite Registration: Friday 2/24: 5pm-6:30pm, Saturday 2/25: 7am-8:30am.Tournament Director: Gary M. Pylant, gpy- lant@gmail.com, 901-359-8616. memphischess.com. Chess Magnet School JGP for Open & U1600 Sections.


Feb. 24-Mar. 9, New York Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) Queens Late Winter Open 6-SS, G/45 (G/40d5). All Saints Lutheran Church, 164-02 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432. EF: $40, $45 at site, $10 less to QCC members. $$200- $100 guaranteed to top 2, more per entries. Up to two 1/2 pt byes ok with advance notice (all byes must be declared at entry). REG.: 7:30-8:00. RDS.: 8:15 and 10:00 each Friday. ENT (mail by 2/17/12): Ed Frumkin, 445 E. 14th St. #10D, NYC 10009, (212-677-3224 before 10pm and before 5pm on Fri).


Feb. 25-26, Maryland Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 UMBC Open - Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament 5SS, 20/1, SD/60;D/5. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). Held concurrently with Maryland “Sweet 16” (Invitational) - winner to receive in-state fixed-dol- lar tuition scholarship to UMBC. Open: (All) $$1050: $350-200-100 Gtd., Class prizes $100 ea. To top U2250, U2150, U2050, U1950. Free ent. to GMs, $40 deducted from any prizes. U1800: (U1800/Unr.) $$765 b/40: $250-175-100, Class prizes $80 ea. to top U1600, U1400, U1200 (b/4). No Unr. player may win more than $200 in this section. All: EF: $40 if post- marked by 2/10, $50 later, $10 less if under age 20. Reg.: 8:30-9:30am Sat., Rds.: 10-3-7:30pm Sat, 10:30-3:30pm Sun. Byes: Up to three 1/2- pt. byes avail. in Rds. 1-5 if req'd at least 1 hr. before Rd. (before Rd 2 for any Rd. 4-5 bye), but only at most one 1/2-point bye in Rds. 4-5. HR: La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1734 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-859-2333, Ask for UMBC chess rate. www.lq.com (From I-95, take Exit 47A onto I-195 towards BWI Airport. Take Exit 2A onto 295 north towards Baltimore; take first exit, bearing right onto West Nursery Road.) Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I-95 & follow signs to UMBC. Park in Lot 9 or 16. Ent: Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, Attn: Open, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Make out check to UMBC. For more information: ChessClub@umbc.edu, (410) 455-8499, www.umbc.edu/chess. NS, W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


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A Heritage Event! Feb. 25-26, New Hampshire Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 36th Queen City Open 4SS, 40/100, SD/1, d5. Comfort Inn, exit 4 (Queen City Bridge) off I-293, Manchester, NH. 603-668-2600. HR: $80,mention “NH Chess” , reserve early. $$2,225 b/65, 75% Gtd. 4 sections: Open: EF: $44 by 2/23, GMs/IMs free. $300-200-100, U2100 $125-75. U1935: $150-100-75, U1750 $100-50. No Unr. may win over $75. U1635: $150-100-75, U1450 $100-50. No Unr. may win over $75. U1335: $150-100-75, U1000 $100- 50. No Unr. may win over $75. All: EF: $44 by 2/23. Special EF for jrs U21 in U1335 section only, $29 if by 2/23. Sunday Swiss (2/26 only). 3SS, G/60. EF: $28 if by 2/23. $$100-50-30 (b/8). Two sections w. duplicate prizes if entries permit. Sun. Swiss Reg: 9:30-10:30am Sunday, Rds: 11-1:30- 4. All EF: $5 more if at site. Two-day Reg: 8:30-9:30am Sat., Rds: 10-3:30, 9:30-3.One 1/2 pt. bye OK for Rds.1-3 in two-day sections if rec'd with ent. Ent: NH Chess Assoc., Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. #23, Manchester, NH 03103. Info: 603-668-8368 or halterrie@comcast.net. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Feb. 25-26, Texas Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 Winter Open Hornbeak Bldg, 2nd floor, 4450 Medical Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229. 4-SS, 30/90, SD/60. $$1,450 b/40 full entries, 2/3 gtd., 2 sections. Open: $300-200, U2200 $150, U2000 $150. Reserve (U1800): $200-150, Class C $150, U1400 $100, unr. $50. Unrated may play only for top Open prizes or Unrated. EF: $40 if rec'd by 2/23, $45 at site. Option: play for 1/2 prizes, EF $20 by 2/23, $25 at site, counts as 1/2 entry towards based-on. Reg.: 11 am.-12:30 p.m., Rds.: 1-6, 10-3. Swap & shop used books, equip. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Half-pt. bye any one rd., notice before rd. 2. Entries: SACC, 9306 Autumn Sunrise, San Antonio, TX 78254. Info: sanantoniochess.com, jphyltin@yahoo.com. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Feb. 25-26, Washington Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 20th Dave Collyer Memorial 5SS, G/115. St. Anne's Children's Center Conference Room, W. 25 Fifth Ave., Spokane WA 99201. Sleep-in Option: Players may play round 1 begin- ning at noon with a G/60 t/c. EF: $27 if received by 2/24; $33 at door Under 19 $5 less. $$GTD: $400-250-175. Ex -- $100; A; B; C; D; E/Unr: $100-75; Biggest Upsets: $100-50-50 (non-provisional ratings only). One prize per player except for biggest upset. Reg.: Feb. 25 8:30-9:30 am (sleep-in option must register by 11:40). Rds.: 2/25: 10(or 12) -- 2:30 -- 7:00; 2/26: 9:00; 1:30. one 1/2 point bye available. Players meeting at 9:45 Feb. 25. ENT: Spokane CC, c/o Kevin Korsmo, 9923 N. Moore, Spokane, WA 99208-9339. INFO: www.spokanechessclub.org, kmko- rsmo@comcast.net. NS NC W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Feb. 25-26, Wisconsin Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 UW Winter Open 5-SS, TC rds 1-3 G/120 rds 4-5 45/2, SD/1. Union South, 1308 W. Day- ton St., Madison, WI 53715, 608-263-2600. Rds.: 10, 2:30, 7:30; 10, 3:30. EF: $20 if received by 2/23, $25 at site. $$ $1000 GTD. 1st $200, 2nd $165, 3rd $135, A $100, B $90, C $80, D $70, E $60, U1000 $55, Unr $45. Entries: Guy Hoffman, 1305D Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI 53716-3279. Phone: 920-279-0701 NC. NS. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Feb. 26, New Mexico Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) 2012 U.S. G/15 Championship (QC) See Nationals.


Feb. 27-Mar. 26, New York Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 92nd Nassau Grand Prix 5-SS, 40/80. 1st Presbyterian Church, 1st & Main Sts., Mineola. 2 sec- tions: Open: EF: $38 by 2/25, $$ (630 b/18, top 2 G) 200-100, U2100/UR, 1900, 1700 each 110. Booster: open to U1500/UR, EF $22 by 2/25. $$ (270 b/15) 100, U1300, 1100/UR each 85. Both: non-memb EF $11 more. EF at site $7 more. 2 byes 1-5. Reg ends 7:15 PM. Rds.: 7:15 each Mon. Ent: Harold Stenzel, 80 Amy Dr., Sayville, NY 11782. captnhal@opt online.net. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 2, Pennsylvania Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 2012 PA Quick Chess Champ (QC) 6SS, G/7d3. Hotel Carlisle & Embers Convention Center, 1700 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17015, Exit 52A NB/Exit 52 SB off I-81, Exit 226 off PA Turnpike. 3 sections, EF rec'd by 2/13: Open: $12. U1500: $10. U1100: $8. $$ (730G): Open: 175-100-50, U1800 $45, U1600 $40. U1500: 125- 75-50, U1200 $40, Unr $30. U1100: Trophies: 1-10, U800, U600, 1-2 Unr. All: EF: $20 after 2/13, PSCF $5 OSA. Reg.: 6-6:30pm. Rd 1: 7pm. Feb 2012 Regular ratings used. Bye: limit 1, ask by rd 2. HR: Mention “ PA States” for best rate; 800-692-7315 $75. Ent: PSCF, c/o Tom Martinak, 25 Freeport St., Pittsburgh, PA 15223-2245. Info:martinak_tom_m@hot mail.com, 412-908-0286. W.


Mar. 2-4 or 3-4, Massachusetts Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced) 21st annual Eastern Class Championships 5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d/5). Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA 01566 (I-84 Exit3, near I-90). Free parking. $$ 18,000 based on 220 paid entries (re-entries & $60 off entries count half), minimum $12,000 (2/3 of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections: Master (2200/up): $1700-1000-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200. Class A (1800-1999): $1400-700-400-200. Class B: (1600-1799) $1400-700-400-200. Class C (1400-1599): $1200-600-300- 200. Class D (1200-1399): $1000-500-300-200. Class E (Under 1200): $400-200-120-80, trophies to top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated. Rated players may play up one section. Prize limits: Unrated may not win over $150 in E, $250 D, $400C, $600 B, or $800 A. If any post-event rating posted at uschess.org 12/1/11-3/1/12 is more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $500. Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 2/23, all $109 online at chesstour.com by 2/28, $110 phoned to 406- 896-2038 by 2/28 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site. GMs free, $90 deducted from prize. EF for all in Class E, and unrated in Class D: all $60 less. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Advance EF $5 less to MACA members; may join/renew at masschess.org. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 yr USCF dueswith 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; not available in Master Section. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10:30am, rds Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. Byes: OK all, limit 2; Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR: $89-89-99, 800-582-3232, 508-347-7393, request chess rate, reserve by 2/17 or rate may 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: DirectorAtChess.us, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Chess Mag- net School JGP.


16th annual MID-AMERICA OPEN Mar 16-18 or 17-18, Clayton, MO (Saint Louis)


$18,000 projected prizes, $12,000 minimum guaranteed 5round Swiss, 7 sections, play only those in your section. Choice of 3-day or 2-day


schedule, bothmerge after rd 2. Prizes based on 220 paid entries (re-entries & $60 off entries count half, U900 Section 1/4); 2/3 each prize minimum guaranteed.


Open Section: Prizes $2000-1000-500-300, clear/tiebreak win $100


bonus, top U2300 $900, U2200 $800, U2100 $700. FIDE rated, 80 GPP. Under 2000 Section: $1400-700-400-200. Under 1800 Section: $1300-700-400-200. Under 1600 Section: $1200-600-300-200. Under 1400 Section: $1000-500-250-150. Under 1200 Section: $1000-500-250-150. Under 900 Section: $200-100, trophies to first 5, top U700, U500, Unr. Unrated limit $100 in U900, $200 U1200, $400 U1400, $700 U1600, $900 U1800. $500 limit if post-event rating is more than 30 pts over section


max 12/15/11-3/15/12. FULL DETAILS: see “Grand Prix” in this issue or chesstour.com.


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