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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.


Mar. 23-25 or 24-25, Pennsylvania Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 60 (enhanced) 13th annual Pittsburgh Open 5SS, 40/2, SD/1. d/5 (2-day option,rds 1-2 G/75, d/5). Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree (formerly Radisson), 101 Radisson Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205. 3 miles south of downtown, 13 miles from Pittsburgh airport (free shuttle). Free parking. $$12,000 based on 150 paid entries (re- entries & $50 off entries count half), $9000 (75% each prize) minimum guaranteed. In 5 sections. Open: $1500-800-400-200, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $700, Under 2200/Unr $600. Under 2100: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900 $400. Under 1800: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1600 $400. Under 1500: $800-400-300- 200, top Under 1300 $300. Under 1200: $400-250-150-100, trophies to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, or $500 U1800. Top 4 sections EF: 3- day $103.50, 2-day $102.50mailed by 3/15, all $107 online at chesstour.com by 3/20, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/20 (entry only, no questions), $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site. GMs free; $100 deducted from prize. Under 1200 Section EF: $50 less than above. Unof- ficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with 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 Open Section. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd3. HR: $91-91-91-91, 1-800-395-7046, 412-922-8400; reserve by 3/9or 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, Director@Chess.US, 845- 496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 30-Apr. 1 or Mar. 31-Apr. 1, Florida Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 40 (enhanced) 10th Annual Southern Class Championships 5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5(2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d/5). Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Dr., Orlando 32819. Free parking. $$14,000 based on 200 paid entries (re-entries & $50 off entries count half), $10,500 (3/4 each prize) minimum guaranteed. In 7 sections. Master (2200/up): $1200-600-400-300, clear or tiebreak winner$100 bonus. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1000-500-300-200. Class A (1800-1999): $1000- 500-300-200. Class B (1600-1799): $1000-500-300-200. Class C (1400-1599): $1000-500-300-200. Class D (1200-1399): $800-400- 300-200. Class E (Under 1200): $800-400-300-200. Rated players may play up one section. Unrated may enter A through E, but may not win over $200 in E, $350 D, $500 C or $650B. EF: 3-day $98, 2-day $97 mailed by 3/23, all $99 online atchesstour.com by 3/27, $105 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/27 (entry only, no questions), $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site. GMs free; $90 deducted from prize. EF for under 1000 or unrated in E: all $50 less. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with 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 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: $81-81 plus resort fee (currently 7.5%), 1-800- 421-8001, 407-351-2420; reserve by 3/16 or rate may 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:www.chesstour.com,


DirectorAtChess.us, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour. com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 30-Apr. 1, North Carolina Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (enhanced) The Big Enchilada II Holiday Inn - Highwoods, 2805 Highwoods Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604. 5- SS, 30/90 SD/60 or Rd.1 G/90 for two day. $7,000 b/132. $5,000 GTD!! OPEN (FIDE rated): $1,000-$500-$300-150-100. X, u2000 $300-$100 ea. U1800: $800-$400-$250-150-100. u1600 $250-$100. U1400: $700-$350- $200-150-100. u1200 $200-$100 Top Upset in each section: $60-40. ALL: EF: $70 (by 3/23)/$80 on site. +$2 for PayPal Re-entry $40 (counts as 1/2 EF). GM/IM Free. $70 deducted from any prize. NCCA req'd OSA. Up to 2 byes allowed. Must request by noon Sat. Reg.: Fri. 6PM-7:45PM. Sat. 8AM-9:45AM. Rds.: Fri. 8PM or Sat. 10AM. Then 2PM-8PM, Sun. 9AM- 2:30PM. Unr. may not win 1st prize in U1400 or U1800. INFO: Jeff Jones (919) 270-9948. RaleighChess@yahoo.com. ENT: RTCC, PO Box 37331 Raleigh, NC 27627. HR: $79 1-4. (919) 872-3500. Ask for the Chess rate by 3/23 to guarantee. Website: www.chesstbe.info/. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A State Championship Event! Mar. 31, Connecticut Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 2012 CT Open State Championship $$2000 b/60. 4-SS, G/60. Hopkins School, 986 Forest Rd., New Haven, CT 06515. Two Sections: OPEN, U1600. EF: $60 Online or mail, $100 at site. Prizes: Open $500-$300-$200 3x$100, 5x$50, U1600 $300- $100- $50. Trophies: CT Open Champion, U1600 Champion, ONE DAY Reg.: 8:00-8:45. Rds.: 9-11-1-3. Register Online: www.edutechchess.com or www.CTChess.com.


Mar. 31-Apr. 1 or Apr. 1, New York Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) Marshall March/April Grand Prix! 4-SS, 30/85d5, SD/1d5. 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, Rds. 12:30-5:30PM each day; 1-day, (Rds. 1-2 G/25d5) 10-11:15AM-12:30- 5:30PM Sun; both merge rd. 3. Limit 2 byes, request at entry. NO RE-ENTRY. FIDE (G/30 not FIDE ratable). www.marshallchessclub.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! Mar. 31-Apr. 1, New York Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced) 2012 Marchand Open (34th Annual) Dr. Erich Marchand “requested that his friends play chess in his mem- ory.” 5SS, 30/60, SD/60 5 Sec delay. Location: Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY. $$10750 Gtd. Open Section: $2000-1300-850-550-300, Under 2200 & U2000 each $500- 300. FIDE Rated EF: $70. U1800 Section: $600-400-250. Under 1600 $400-250. EF: $65. U1400 Section: $400-275-175. Under 1200 $275-175. EF: $60. U1000 Section: $260-190-130-70. Under 800 $150-90-60. EF: $55. Unrated players in the U1800 section can only win $125, in U1400 & U1000 $55. IM and GM's free if registered by 3/17. Great food avail- able at site. Reg.: 8:30-9:15 am. Rds.: 10-2:15-6:30, 10-2:15. One 1/2 point bye available in rd 1. 2, 3, or 4 if requested at entry. Info: 585-442- 2430. Ent: Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Dr., Rochester, NY 14610. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Apr. 1, Pennsylvania Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 2012 PA State Game/29 Champ. (QC) 5SS, G/29d0. O'Hara Student Center, Univ. of Pitt., 4024 O'Hara St., Pitts- burgh, PA 15213. 2 Sections: Champ: EF: $25 by 3/24, $35 later. $$ (690G): $200-100, U2000 $90, U1800 $80, U1600 $70, U1400 $60, U1200 $50, U1000 $40. Trophies: 1-3 U1400, 1-3 U1200, 1-3 U1000. Scholas- tic: Grades K-12 unrated or U900. EF: $15 by 3/24, $25 later. Trophies to Top 7, 1-3 U600. ALL: Trophies: 1-2 Schools, 1-2 Clubs, Teams of 4-7 players from both sections. PSCF $5, OSA. Reg.: 10-10:30am. Rds.: 11-


12:30-1:45-3-4:15. Ent/Info: PSCF, c/o Tom Martinak, 25 Freeport St., Pittsburgh, PA 15223-2245, 412-908-0286, W.


Apr. 4-8, 5-8, 6-8 or 7-8, Pennsylvania Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 200 (enhanced) 6th annual Philadelphia Open In 8 sections. Open Section, Apr 4-8: 9SS, 40/90, SD/30, inc30. GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated. U2200 to Under 1200 Sections, Apr 5-8, 6-8 or 7-8: 7SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (3-day option, rds. 1-2 G/75, d/5, 2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/40, d/5). Under 1000 Section, Apr 7-8: 7SS, G/40, d/5. At the upscale, luxury Loews Philadelphia Hotel, rated Four Diamonds by AAA, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Prizes $80,000 based on 500 paid entries (seniors, re-entries, GMs, IMs, WGMs count as half entries, U1200 Section 40%entries, U1000 Section 15% entries), else proportional, minimum $60,000 (75% of each prize) guaranteed. Open: $7000-4000-2000-1000-800-700-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak first $200 bonus, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-1000. Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800: each $5000-2500-1200-800-600- 500-400-300-300-300. Under 1600, Under 1400: each $4000-2000-1000- 700-500-400-300-200-200-200. Under 1200: $1500-800-500-300-200-200- 200-100-100-100. Under 1000: $400-200-100, trophies to first 5, top U800, U600, U400, Unrated. Prize limits: 1) If official rating 4/11-3/12 or unof- ficial post-event rating posted at uschess.org 4/4/11-4/4/12 is more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $1500. 2) Unrated (0-3 life- time games rated) cannot win over $200 in U1000, $400 U1200, $800 U1400, $1200 U1600, $1600U1800, or $2000 U2000. Unofficial uschess. org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 3) Provisional (4-25 life- time games rated) cannot win over $300 in U1000, $800 U1200, $1500U1400, or $2500 U1600. 4) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Open EF: free to GMs, IMs, WGMs; $150 deducted from prize. US players with current or former FIDE ratings of 2200/over: $225 mailed by 3/27 or online by 4/2, $250 at site. Foreign FIDE rated players: $175 mailed by 3/27 or online by 4/2, $200 at site, Others: $375 mailed by 3/27 or online by 4/2, $400 at site. U2200 through U1400 Sec- tions EF: 4-day $224, 3-day $223, 2-day $222 mailed by 3/27, $225 online by 4/2, $250 at site. U1200 Section EF: 4-day $84, 3-day $83, 2-day $82 mailed by 3/27, $85 online by 4/2, $100 at site. U1000 Section EF: $32 mailed by 3/27, $35 online by 4/2, $50 at site. Phone EF: All $5 more than online EF, 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions), available only through 4/2. Online late entry after 4/2: available until 2 hours before your first game, same price as entry at site. EF $100 less to rated sen- iors 65/over in U2200 through U1400. Special 1 year USCF membership with 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. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry: $100, no re-entry from Open Section to Open Section. 5-day schedule (Open only): Reg. ends Wed 6 pm, rds. Wed. 7 pm, Thu 12 & 7, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 4-day schedule (U2200-U1200): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 3-day schedule (U2200-U1200): Reg. ends Fri 10 am, rds Fri 11, 2:30 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day schedule (U2200-U1200): Reg. ends Sat. 9am, rds Sat. 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 4-day, 3-day, & 2-day merge & compete for same prizes. Under 1000 schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 9 am, rds Sat 10, 12, 2 & 3:45, Sun 10, 12 & 2. Byes: NOTE CHANGE: Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 4 byes, Open Section must commit before rd 2, other sections before rd 4. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. HR: $98-98-123-123, 215-627-1200, reserve by 3/21 or rate may increase. Parking: Hotel has valet parking only, with a special chess rate of $30/day. Many parking lots nearby charge much less, with rates lowest on the weekend. Gateway Garage, 1540 Vine St (1 block from Sheraton Hotel) is about $5/day Sat & Sun, $18/day other days. Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Ratings: FIDE used for Open, USCF April list for U2200 & below; note that ratings after the April list (see above) may result in a $1500 prize limit. Foreign player ratings: For U2200 and below, usually100 points added to FIDE, 100 to FQE, 100/more to most other foreign, no points added to CFC, PR or Jamaica. Some foreign rat- ings not accepted for U2000 or below. Highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled.


40th annual WORLD OPEN Sheraton City Center Hotel, Philadelphia - $254,000 projected prizes, $204,000 minimum!


Open Section: 9 rounds, July 4-8 or 2-8, FIDE norms possible Under 2400 through U1600: 9 rounds, July 4-8, 5-8, 6-8 or 2-8 Under 1400, Under 1200: 9 rounds, July 4-8, 5-8 or 6-8 Under 900: 9 rounds, July 6-8 Senior Amateur, Women’s Championship: 6 rounds, July 1-3* Under 13 Championship: 9 rounds, July 1-3* Under 13 Booster: 6 rounds, July 4-5*


Open through Under 1200 schedules merge and compete for same prizes. Also Philadelphia International June 28-July 2.


See Tournament Life or chesstour.com for details. *Schedule allows play in more than one section. uschess.org Chess Life — February 2012 59


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