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May 24-28, 25-28, 26-28 or 27-28, 21st annual Chicago Open (IL) See Grand Prix.


Iowa


Feb. 24-26, Quad Cities Chess Championship at The Lodge See Grand Prix.


Mar. 16-18 or 17-18, 16th annual Mid-America Open (MO) See Grand Prix.


Mar. 24-25, TNT FIDE Rating Tournament 5 Rounds SS-Dual Rated-FIDE & USCF. Gentlemen Chess Club, 1101 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA 52801. Reg. Onsite: 8:30AM-9:30AM, Sat., March 24, 2012. Sections: Open to players with FIDE rating, USCF rating, or unrated. EF: $50.00. FREE for players with FIDE or USCF rating of 2200 and over. Prizes (Based on 14): 1st: $150, 2nd: $100; U1800 $75, $25 Best Unrated FIDE: $50. Prizes will be adjusted up based on atten- dance. Time Control for all 5 rounds: Game/90 + 30 sec cumulative increment per move. Round Times: Sat., March 24; 1st Rd. 10:00AM, 2nd Rd.: 3:00PM, 3rd Rd.: 7:30PM, Sun., March 25; 4th Rd.: 10:00AM, 5th Rd.: 3:00PM. Entries: Advanced entries with entry fees quoted above must be postmarked by March 23rd. All entries postmarked after this date or submitted onsite will incur an additional $10. Make checks payable to Bill Broich. Mail entries to: Bill Broich, 7149 Wilshire Blvd., Windsor Heights, IA 50324. Questions/information: broich01@yahoo.com. Other infor- mation: One 1/2 - Pt Bye will be allowed in Rds. 1-4. Request for Byes must be submitted during registration or by the end of Rd. 1. USCF – March 2012 Rating List will be used for pairing purposes. FIDE rules will be used.


May 24-28, 25-28, 26-28 or 27-28 21st annual Chicago Open (IL) See Grand Prix.


Kansas


Mar. 16-18 or 17-18, 16th annual Mid-America Open (MO) See Grand Prix.


Kentucky


Feb. 11, The Nativity Academy Urban Chess Tournament 529 East Liberty Street (www.mapquest.com), Louisville, KY. Registra- tion is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The first round starts promptly at 9:15 a.m. and subsequent rounds as soon as possible. The entry fee is a mate- rial donation (soap, winter caps, scarves, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, dental floss, deodorant, etc.). All donated materials will be given over to The Jefferson Street Baptist Center for distribution to homeless families (www.jeffersonstreet.org). The sections are unrated, K/4, K/6 and K/8.The top 5 winners in each section (4) will be awarded trophies. This is a rated tournament. USCF membership is required. Contact: urbanlouisvillechess@yahoo.com for a registration form. Access www.pottershousechess.com for more details on the tournament.


Mar. 16-18 or 17-18, 16th annual Mid-America Open (MO) See Grand Prix.


Mar. 24, Knights of Northern Kentucky Scholastic Chess Tourna- ment 5 Rounds, G/30 Rounds 1-3, G/45 Rounds 4-5. Rated (USCF member) $15 and Non-rated/Novice $10 before 3/17/2012. RD 1 starts at 9:30 AM, RD 2-5 ASAP. Prizes:Top 25% of each section get trophies in both rated and non-rated/novice, sections are K-1, K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12 and will combine and divide depending on entries. All participants get a memento of the day. Location: Walton-Verona High School/Middle School, 30 School Rd., Walton, KY 41094. Contact: Linda Fritz, fritzlinda@aol.com, 859.630.2694. See website for more info: www.knightschess.org.


Louisiana


Mar. 10-11, 2012 Louisiana Pro-Am See Grand Prix.


Maine


A State Championship Event! Mar. 3, Maine State Scholastic Team Tournaments University of Maine, Orono. Elementary (K-3 and K-6 divisions) and Jun- ior High; each with Championship and Novice Sections; all sections four rounds, G/45. High School Teams (Championship, Reserve and Novice Sec- tions), all sections four rounds, G/60. Pre-registration required ($5 per player – late fees may apply). All scholastic event sections except Novice are USCF-rated. Non-USCF members can obtain memberships with entry. Download information and entry forms at: http://ChessMaine.net, or con- tact Ron Lewis, evenings 207-781-3962 or email at raltiger@aol.com.


A State Championship Event! Mar. 17, Maine State Scholastic Individuals Tournaments Individuals: HS (Championship and Under 1200 Sections); JHS (one sec- tion); and Elementary (K-3 and K-6 Sections). All sections four rounds, G/60. Pre-registration (EF $10); or register on-site (EF $15). All individ- uals event sections are USCF-rated. Non-USCF members can obtain memberships with entry. Download information and entry forms for all events at: http://ChessMaine.net, or contact Ron Lewis, evenings 207-781-3962 or email at raltiger@aol.com.


Mar. 17, Sidekick Quads 8 University of Maine, Orono. Adults-only USCF-rated (EF $15) and non- rated quads (EF $10) tournament, G/30, register on-site; no prizes, all net proceeds to benefit Maine Scholastic Chess. Enter at site (8:30 - 9:00AM) or for pre-registration and additional information visit: http://ChessMaine.net.


Maryland


Feb. 17, Mar. 2, Catonsville Friday Knight Quick #133 & #134 (QC) 5SS, G/15. EF: $8, club members $5. Reg.: 7:30pm. Rds.: 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10.$$b/24 1st=$50, 2nd=$25,U1850$12.Website:http://my site.ver- izon.net/vze12d59q/. Bloomsbury Community Center, 106 Bloomsbury


uschess.org


21st annual EASTERN CLASS Mar 2-4 or 3-4, Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge MA


$18,000 projected prizes, $12,000 minimum guaranteed 5round Swiss, 7 sections, play only those in your section. Choiceof3-day or 2-day


schedule, bothmerge after rd 2. Prizes based on 220 paid entries (re-entries & $60 off entries count half); 2/3 each prize minimum. Rated players may play up one section.


Master Section (2200/up): Prizes $1700-1000-500-300, clear/tiebreak


win $100 bonus, topUnder 2300 $800-400. FIDE rated, 80GPP (enhanced). Expert Section (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200. Class A Section (1800-1999): $1400-700-400-200. Class B Section (1600-1799): $1400-700-400-200. Class C Section (1400-1599): $1200-600-300-200. Class D Section (1200-1399): $1000-500-300-200. Class E Section (Under 1200): $400-200-120-80, trophies to top Under


1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated Unrated limit $150 in E, $250 D, $400 C, $600 B, $800 A. $500 limit if


post-event rating is more than 30 pts over section max 12/1/11-3/1/12. FULL DETAILS: see “Grand Prix” in this issue or chesstour.com.


Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228. Info: Joe Summers 410-788-1009, joseph as2@verizon.net.


Feb. 25-26, UMBC Open - Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament See Grand Prix.


Apr. 7, Philadelphia Open Action Quads (PA) See Pennsylvania.


Apr. 7, Philadelphia Open G/15 (QC) (PA) See Pennsylvania.


Apr. 8, Philadelphia Open Blitz & G/7 (QC) (PA) See Pennsylvania.


Apr. 27-29 or 28-29, 2012 Maryland Open See Grand Prix.


July 4-8, 5-8, 6-8, 2-8, 1-3 or 4-5, 40th Annual World Open (PA) See Grand Prix.


Jul. 28-Aug. 1, 2012 Washington International See Grand Prix.


Massachusetts


Feb. 4, Brown University Open (RI) See Rhode Island.


Feb. 15, 22, 29, Mar. 7, 14, George E. O'Rourke Memorial 5SS, G/110. Wachusett CC, McKay Campus School, Room C159, Fitchburg State University, 67 Rindge Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420. EF: $1 per game played or $20 annual club dues for all games played in 2012. Reg.: 7-7:10 p.m. Rds.: 7:15 p.m. Byes: 1-4, limit two. Prizes: chess books. Info: George Mirijanian, 176 Oak Hill Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420, miriling@ aol.com, 978-345-5011. Website: www.wachusettchess.org. Online rat- ings as of Feb. 15 will be used.W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! Feb. 25-26, 2012 87th W. Mass/Conn Valley The Alumni House - Amherst College, 75 Churchill St., Amherst, MA 01002. Two Sections: Two-Day: 5SS, G/90. EF: $30. $25 postmarked by 2/20/2012. Reg.: 8:30am-9:15, Sat 2/25. Rds.: Sat: 9:30am, 1:30pm, 5:30; Sun: 1:45pm, 5:15. One-Day: Sunday, 2/25, 5SS, 1-3 G/45; 4&5 G/90. EF: $25. $20 if postmarked by 2/20/2012. Reg.: 8:00am-8:15, Sun 2/26. Rds.: Sun: 8:30am, 10:15, 12:00pm, 1:45, 5:15. ALL: $2 discount for WMCA members; $5 for members under 18. USCF Membership Required. 1st overall: revolving trophy and keeper, Trophy to top X, A, B, C, D, E, UNR. Limit of 1/2 point bye; specify round with entry. ENT: Payable to WMCA, c/o Ed Kostreba, 45 Fairview, Palmer, MA 01069. INF: Ron Gist (413)695-7689, RonGist@ComCast.net. NS. NC. W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 2-4 or 3-4, 21st annual Eastern Class Championships See Grand Prix.


Mar. 31, 2012 CT Open State Championship (CT) See Grand Prix.


Mar. 31, 2012 New Haven Scholastic Championship (CT) See Connecticut.


Apr. 27-29 or 28-29, 23rd annual Vermont Resort Open (VT) See Grand Prix.


July 4-8, 5-8, 6-8, 2-8, 1-3 or 4-5, 40th Annual World Open (PA) See Grand Prix.


Michigan


Mar. 23-25 or 24-25, 13th annual Pittsburgh Open (PA) See Grand Prix.


May 11-13, 12-13 or 13, 9th Great Lakes Chess Open 5SS, U1000 4SS. McCamly Plaza Hotel, 50 Capital Ave., SW, Battle Creek,


MI 49017. EF: (Add $10 after May 5, $15 at site) Open: 3 day $53; 2 day


$52, IM/GMs free!(EF deducted from winnings). U1700: 3 day $43; 2 day $42. U1000: $20. USCF and a State membership required(can be pur- chased on site). Reg.: 3 day: Fri. 5-6:30. 2 day and 1 day: Sat. 9-11. TC: 3 day: Rds 1-3 G/2; Rds 4-5 40/2 SD/30. 2 day: Rds 1-2, G/60; Rd 3 G/2; Rds 4-5 40/2 SD/30. 1 day (U1000): G/45. Rds.: 3 day: Fri. 7, Sat. 12-4:30, Sun. 10-3:30. 2 day: Sat. 11:30-2-4:30; Sun. 10-3:30. 1 day: 11:45-2-3:45-5:30. Prizes: Open:(b/36) $1500-700, Top X-A-U1800/Unr $250. U1700: (b/36) $400-250, Top C-D-U1200/Unr $125. U1000: (b/22) $125-$75, Top 700-899, U700/Unr $50 (Unrated eligible for top/Unr prizes only). Special Events: Blitz tournament: 7 Saturday. EF: 10 ( 85% payout). IM/Gm Lecture-$10. Hotel:McCamly Plaza Hotel, Chess rate $91/night, must reserve by Apr. 9th. Parking $8 a day. Info and Entries: Stan Beckwith, 269-964-2927, 84 Bond Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49037-1907. Chess Magnet School JGP.


May 24-28, 25-28, 26-28, or 27-28, 21st annual Chicago Open (IL) See Grand Prix.


Minnesota


Apr. 13-15, 2012 National High School (K-12) Championship See Nationals.


May 24-28, 25-28, 26-28 or 27-28, 21st annual Chicago Open (IL) See Grand Prix.


Missouri


Feb. 11-12, 2012 Club Championship See Grand Prix.


Feb. 18, 4th Annual Metro Saint Louis Class Championships 3SS, G/85. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Free entries for GMs and IMs. EF: $35, $30 for annual members of the club if registered by 2/17. MCA membership req'd from $5. PF: $1,200 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED: $200 + Tro- phy for 1st in each Section: M/X, A, B, C, D, U1200/UNR. Players must compete in their own class. Winner of M/X Section qualifies for 2013 Club Championship. Reg.: 9-9:45. Rds.: 10, 1:30, 5. One 1/2 point bye if declared before round 1. MCA Membership required from $5. OSA. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108, or online at saintlouischess club.org. Info: 314-361-CHESS info@saintlouischessclub.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 3, 3's are Wild 3xtravaganza 3SS, G/85. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. EF: $10, $3 for annual members of the club if registered by 3/2. 3 Sections: 1800+, 1400-1799, Under 1400. Win- ner of each section receives a $33 Gift Certificate to the club. Winner of 1800+ Section qualifies for the 2013 Club Championship. Reg.: 9-9:45. Rds.: 10, 1:30, 5. One 1/2 point bye if declared before round 1. MCA Mem- bership required from $5. OSA. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108, or online at saintlouischessclub.org. Info: 314-361-CHESS, info@saintlouischessclub.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 10, Mizzou Quads 3RR, G/70 d/5. UMC Memorial Union room S203, 518 Hitt St., Columbia, MO. Directions: From I-70 exit 126, south on Providence, east on Rollins, north on Hitt. Reg.: 9:30-10:15. Rds.: 10:30, 1:15, 4:00. EF: $20 if mailed by 3/3, $25 at site; site entries cash only. $70 first prize each quad. Entries/info: Charles Ward, 2400 Cimarron Dr., Columbia, MO 65203; czar8196@gmail.com. W.


Mar. 16-18 or 17-18, 16th annual Mid-America Open See Grand Prix.


May 24-28, 25-28, 26-28 or 27-28, 21st annual Chicago Open (IL) See Grand Prix.


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