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Tournament Life


eign or FIDE ratings may be expelled. US player ratings: Official July ratings used; FIDE ratings used for Open Section only. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special rules: 1) Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. In round 3 or after, players with scores of 80% or over and their opponents may not use headphones, earphones, cell phones or go to a different floor of the hotel without Director permission. Ent: Conti- nental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658. You may request “ lowest possible section” if July rating unknown. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Jul. 28-Aug. 1, Maryland Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 2012 Washington International 9SS, 40/90, SD/30 inc/30. Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-468-0308. Guaranteed Prizes: $5000-3000-2000-1000- 900-800-700-600-500-500, top U2500 $700-300, top U2300 $700-300. (minimum 2100 FIDE to play. FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes). Sets, board and clocks provided. GM and IM norms pos- sible. Free Continental breakfast every morning. Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. EF: GMs, non-US IMs, or FIDE over 2500 Free, US IMs, non-US FIDE rated, or FIDE over 2400 $200, FIDE over 2300 $300, FIDE over 2200 $400, FIDE under 2200 $500. All $25 more after 6/1, $50 more after 6/29, $75 more after 7/24, $100 more at the door. Special EFs: ALL EFs $50 less, if staying at the Hilton. Schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds 7/28-7/31:11&6, Wed 8/1 10am. HR: $98. Ent:MCA, c/o Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. More information, link for hotel reservation & online entry at: http://washing- ton internationalchess.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Regional


Alabama A Heritage Event! Feb. 18-19, Queen of Hearts - 40th Annual 5SS, TC: 30/90; SD/30. AUM Taylor Center. 7401 East Dr., Montgomery, AL 36117. OPEN ($$b/25): $325-200-150-A:125-U1800: $100; RESERVE ($$ b/25): $275-150-125-E:100-U1000: $75. Late REG.: FEB 18th, 8- 8:45am. Rds.: 9-2-7; 9-2:30. EF: $40; if mailed by FEB 11th; $50 at site. SCHOLASTIC (K-12): 5SS, TC: G/30. PREMIER (UNR-1200) and NOVICE (K-8; Not Rated): EF: $20/$10; if mailed by FEB 11th, $10 more at site. Trophy: Top 3; Medals 4th-6th. Rds.: 9-10:15-12-1:15, 2:30. Checks payable to: Montgomery Chess Club. ENT: Montgomery Chess Club, 2625 Burkelaun Dr., Montgomery, AL 36111. Info: ChessClubMont gomery@gmail.com/www.AlabamaChess.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 3, Alabaster Scholastic 5SS, TC: G/30. Thompson Intermediate School, 10019 Hwy 119, Alabaster, AL 35007. Open (K-12): EF: $20; Middle (K-8), Elementary (K- 4): EF: $10, if mailed by FEB 25th. Trophy: Top 3 Individual, Medals 4th-6th. Late REG.:MAR 3rd at 8AM. Rds.: 9-10:15-12-1:15-2:30. Checks payable to: Caesar Chess. ENT: Caesar Chess LLC, 5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 204 - 202, Birmingham, AL 35244. Info: CaesarChess@yahoo. com/www.AlabamaChess.com.


Mar. 30-Apr. 1 or Mar. 31-Apr. 1, 10th Annual Southern Class Cham- pionships (FL) See Grand Prix.


Arizona


Feb. 23-26 or 25-26, Southern Rocky Fide Open (NM) See Grand Prix.


Feb. 25, Liulia Cardona's Tempe Open 4 round, USCF rated tournament; SECTIONS: USCF: 2000 & up/1600- 1999/1200-1599/U1200. ASCF: U1000; G/60 for the top 4 sections. G/30 for U1000; ROUND TIMES: 4 top sections: 9am/11:15am/1:30pm/ 3:30pm. 5:30pm Ceremony. U/1000: 9am/10:15am/12:00pm/1:15pm. 2:30pm Ceremony. PRIZES: $200 1st, $100 2nd 2000 & up/ Top 3 trophies in 1600-1999, 1200-1599, and U1200/ Top 5 U1000 plus best U800 and U600; ENTRY FEE: $20 by 2/22, $23 by 2/23, $26 by 2/24, $30 at site. $10 to play up. TO REGISTER: chessemporium.com, call 602-482-4867. SITE: 1835 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ.


Mar. 9-11 or 10-11, 19th annual Western Class Championships (CA-S) See Grand Prix.


May 4-6 or 5-6, Western Amateur (CA-S) See California, Southern.


California, Northern


Capital City C. C. Sundays Chess for Kids Round Table Pizza, 3005 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento. Quads (3/RR). T/C: G/30 w/5 Second Delay. RDS.: 12pm/Ongoing. PRIZES: 1st - Trophy or Inscribed Chess Clock, 1st thru 4th - Medals or Pins. TIE-BREAK: G/7 w/3 Second Delay. EF: $20 (Includes $5 Food Gift Certificate). REG.: 11am at Site Only. DIRECTOR: John C. Barnard 209-450-6133. JohnCharles Barnard@gmail.com, capitalcitychessclub.com.


Feb. 11, Pleasanton Taco Bell Quads at Hilton Hilton, 7050 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton. Trophies: Players w/winning record. Sched: Check-in 4p, Games 4:30-6:30p. 3xG/30. EF: $25 by 2/9, Onsite +$15. Info/flyer: BayAreaChess.com/tacobell12. NS. NC.


Feb. 11, Pleasanton Taco Bell $uperSwiss at Hilton Hilton, 7050 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton. Prize: $1,000 b/44. Sched: Reg


9-9:30 4ssxG/60 10 12:30 2:50 5:10. 2 Sects: u1700, 1700+. EF: $44 by 2/9. Info: BayAreaChess.com/superswiss12. NS, NC, W.


Feb. 11, Pleasanton Taco Bell Swiss at Hilton Hilton, 7050 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton. Trophies: Players w/winning record, teams w/2+ players. Sched: Reg 9-9:30a. Games 10a-2p. 3 Sec- tions: u500 5xG/30, u900 5xG/30, 900+ 4xG/45. EF: $33 by 2/9, Onsite +$15. Info/flyer: BayAreaChess.com/tacobell12. NS. NC.


Feb. 18-20, 29th Annual U.S. Amateur Team Championship West See Nationals.


Mar. 3-4, 2012 U.S. Junior Chess Congress See Nationals.


Mar. 9-11 or 10-11, 19th annual Western Class Championships (CA- S)


See Grand Prix.


Mar. 16-18 or 17-18, Bay Area Chess Spring Open See Grand Prix.


Mar. 31, Santa Clara County Elementary Championship Harker Middle, 3800 Blackford Ave., San Jose. Trophies: Top 7 players & Top 5 teams in each section. 7 sections based on grade KG-6. Sched: Reg. 8:30-9a. KG, Gr 1 2 3: 5xG/30 games 9:30, 10:45, 12:30, 1:45, 3. Gr 4 5 6: 4xG/45 games 9:30, 11:15, 1:15, 3. EF: $37 by 3/28. Info/flyer: BayAreaChess.com/santaclara12. NS, NC, W.


Apr. 7, May 6, Bay Area Chess4Less Quads 1639A S. Main St., Milpitas. Trophies for winning record. Sched: Check- in by: 3:15p, 3xG/30. Games: 3:45-6. EF: $19 by Wed before tourney. Info/flyer: BayAreaChess.com/chess4less. NS. NC.


Apr. 7, May 6, Bay Area Chess 4 Less Swiss 1639A S. Main St., Milpitas. Trophies: Players w/winning record, teams w/2+ players. Sched: Reg. 8:30-9a. Games: 9:30a-2p. 3 Sections: u500 5xG/30, u900 5xG/30, 900+ 4xG/45. EF: $27 by Wed before tourney. Info/flyer: BayAreaChess.com/chess4less. NS. NC.


A State Championship Event! Apr. 20 or 21 or 22 or 21-22, CalChess State Scholastics Champi- onship 2012 Note corrections: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy. Park free. Hotel $109: Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara. Main Event: Trophies to all KG & top 20 players (winning record) in each section. Medals to others. K-3 u900 sections: Sat 9a. K & 4-6 u750: Sun 9a. Blitz Fr 6-8:30p. Bughouse Sa 6-8:30p. EF by 4/10: 1-day $48, 2-day $60. Onsite+$40. Apr Supp & TD disc to place players. Info/reg: CalChessScholastics.org. Quest: ask@BayAreaChess.com. USCF+CalChess Mem reqd. NS, NC, W.


May 4-6 or 5-6, Western Amateur (CA-S) See California, Southern.


CHECK OUT USCF’S CORRESPONDENCE CHESS RATED EVENTS!


2012 Open Correspondence Chess Golden Knights Championship $1,000 FIRST PRIZE


(plus title of USCF’s Golden Knights Champion and plaque)


2nd place $600 • 3rd place $400 • 4th place $300 • 5th place $200 6th thru 10th place $100 each • ENTRY FEE: $25


These USCF Correspondence Chess events are rated and open to all USCF members who reside on the North American continent, islands, or Hawaii, as well as those USCF members with an APO or FPO address. USCF members who reside outside of the North Am erican continent are welcome to participate in e-mail events. Your USCF membership must remain current for the duration of


the event, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Those new to USCF Corre spond ence Chess, please estimate your strength: Class A: 1800-1999 (very strong); Class B: 1600-1799 (strong); Class C: 1400-1599 (intermediate); Class D: 1399 and below (beginner level). Note: Prize fund based on 300 entries and may be decreased proportionately per number of entries assigned.


2012 E-mail Correspondence Chess Electronic Knights Championship (Seven-player sections, one game with each of six opponents.)


$700 FIRST PRIZE (plus title of USCF’s Electronic Knights Champion and plaque) 2nd place $400 • 3rd place $300 • 4th thru 10th place $100 each • ENTRY FEE: $25


These USCF Correspondence Chess events are rated and open to all USCF members with e-mail access. Your USCF membership must remain current for the duration of the event, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Maximum number of tournament entries allowed for the year for each player is ten. Note: Prize fund based on 200 entries and may be decreased proportionately per number of entries assigned.


TO ENTER: 800-903-USCF(8723) OR FAX 931-787-1200 OR ONLINE AT WWW.USCHESS.ORG Name_________________________________________ USCF ID#_______________________________________


Address _______________________________________ City___________________ State ___ ZIP ____________ Phone __________________________ E-mail____________________________________ Est. Rating __________ Credit card # (VISA, MC, Disc., AMEX) _________________________________________ Exp. date ____________


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If using VISA, need V-code ________________ qCheck here if you do not wish to have an opponent who is incarcerated. *Note: This may slow down your assignment.


MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO U.S. CHESS AND MAIL TO: JOAN DUBOIS, USCF, PO BOX 3967, CROSSVILLE, TN 38557


NOTE: Except for Lightning Matches, Swift Quads, Walter Muir E-Quads & Electronic Knights, players will use post office mail, unless opponents agree to use e-mail.


CORRESPONDENCE CHESS MATCHES (TWO PLAYERS) Two or six-game options. ENTRY FEE: $5.


Win A Correspondence Chess Trophy Four-player, double round-robin with class-level pairings. 1st-place winner re ceives a trophy. ENTRY FEE: $10.


Victor Palciauskas Prize Tournaments Seven-player class-level pairings, one game with each of six opponents. 1st-place winner receives $130 cash prize and a certificate signed by Victor Palciauskas. ENTRY FEE: $25.


John W. Collins Memorial Class Tournaments Four-player, double round-robin with class-level pairings (unrateds welcome). 1st-place winner receives a John W. Collins certificate. ENTRY FEE: $7.


E-MAIL RATED EVENTS (NEED E-MAIL ACCESS):


Lightning Match Two players with two or six-game option. ENTRY FEE: $5.


Swift Quads Four-player, double round-robin format. 1st-place prize merchandise credit of $30. ENTRY FEE: $10.


Walter Muir E-Quads (webserver chess) Four-player, double round-robin e-mail format tournament with class-level pairings. 1st-place receives a certificate. ENTRY FEE: $7.


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