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Tournament Life


Mar. 17, Utica Four Seasons - Winter 4SS, Rds. 1-2 G/60; Rds. 3-4 G/90. Mohawk Valley Community College, Exit 31, I-90, bear left, South on E. Genesee, (2.6 miles), left on Memo- rial Highway (2.3 miles, left Sherman, right into MVCC, Payne Building 3rd Floor). EF: $30. Prices b/20: $200, 125, 75, Class 100. Reg.: 8:30- 9:15. Rds.: 9:30-12:00-2:15-5:30. Ent: Joe Ball, 310 Helfer Ln., Minoa, NY 13116. 315-436-9008. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 18, 37th Binghamton Monthly Tournament 4SS, G/65 d/5. Prizes: $500 b/26 Open-$150-$100-$50 Reserve-$100- $75-$25 (U1700). Advance Entry: Open-$35 Reserve-$25 (U1700) $5 more on site-cash only on site. Schedule: Registration on site 8:45–9:15 AM. Rounds: 9:30-12Noon-2:30-4:45. Free USCF 90-day membership (call for details) Mail Entry: checks payable to: “Cordisco's Corner Store” 308 Chenango St., Binghamton, NY 13901 (607) 772-8782 cordiscos@stny. rr.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 18, Marshall Open & U1500 Sunday Game/45! 5-SS, G/40d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. Two sec- tions-you play only those in your section: A. Open ($360/24): $160-80, U2100 $65, U1800 $55. B. U1500 ($240/16): $120-65, U1200 $55. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 11:15-11:45 pm. Rds.: 12-1:45-4:00-5:45. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org.


Mar. 20, Marshall Masters! See Grand Prix.


Mar. 22, 4 Rated Games Tonight! 4-SS, G/25 + td/5 or G/30 + td/0. Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W. 10th St, bet 5-6 Ave., NYC: 212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $35, Club membs $25, GMs $20 from prize. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-100-50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds. 7-8:15-9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossi- ble! $5 extra if entering under 10 min. before game.


Mar. 23, Marshall Friday Quads! 3-RR, G/40d5. Open to all levels; Quads formed by rating. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. EF: $25, members $20. $50 for each winner. Reg.: 5:15-5:45. Rds.: 6-7:30-9PM.


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


Mar. 24, Marshall Saturday U1600! 4-SS, G/40d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. ($300 b/20): $160-80, U1300 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 12:15-12:45. Rds.: 1-2:45-4:30-6:15PM. One bye available, request at entry. www.mar shallchessclub.org.


Mar. 24-25 or 25, Marshall CC March U2300! 4SS, 30/85d5, SD/1d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. EF: $45, Members $25. ($540 b/36): $240-120, U2000/unr $95, U1700 $85. Reg.: ends 12:15PM. Rds.: 2 schedules: 2 day, Rds. 12:30-5:30 PM each day; 1 day, (Rds. 1-2 G/25d5) 10-11:15AM-12:30-5:30 PM Sun; both merge rd.3. Limit 2 byes, request at entry. NO RE-ENTRY. www.marshall chessclub.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 26-Apr. 23, Marshall Monday U1600! 5-SS, G/85d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $50, members $30. ($450/20): $240-120, U1300 $90. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds. 7 pm each Monday. Limit 2 byes, request by Rd 3. www.marshallchess club.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 29, 4 Rated Games Tonight! 4-SS, G/25 + td/5 or G/30 + td/0. Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W. 10th St, bet 5-6 Ave., NYC: 212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $35, Club membs $25, GMs $20 from prize. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-100-50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if


U2000), commit by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds. 7-8:15-9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossi- ble! $5 extra if entering under 10 min. before game.


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


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


Mar. 31, Marshall Saturday U1800! 4-SS, G/40d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. ($300 b/20): $160-80, U1500 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 12:15-12:45. Rds.: 1-2:45-4:30-6:15PM. One bye available, request at entry. www.mar shallchessclub.org.


Mar. 31-Apr. 1 or Apr. 1, Marshall March/April Grand Prix! See Grand Prix.


Mar. 31-Apr. 1, 2012 Marchand Open (34th Annual) See Grand Prix.


Apr. 4-8, 5-8, 6-8 or 7-8, 6th annual Philadelphia Open (PA) See Grand Prix.


Apr. 7, Marshall Saturday G/60! 4-SS, G/55d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. ($360/24): $160-80, U2000 $65, U1700 $55. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 11:15-11:45 am. Rds.: 12-2:30-4:45-7. One bye available, request at entry. www.mar shallchessclub.org.


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


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


Apr. 8, Marshall Open & U1500 Sunday Game/45! 5-SS, G/40d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. Two sec- tions-you play only those in your section: A. Open ($360/24): $160-80, U2100 $65, U1800 $55. B. U1500 ($240/16): $120-65, U1200 $55. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 11:15-11:45 pm. Rds.: 12-1:45-4:00-5:45. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org.


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


Apr. 11-May 8, Marshall Wednesday U1400! 5-SS, G/85d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $50, members $30. ($450/20): $240-120, U1100 $90. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds. 7 pm each Wednesday. Limit 2 byes, request by Rd 3. www.marshallchess club.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Apr. 11-May 8, Marshall Wednesday U2000! 5-SS, 30/85d5, SD/1d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477- 3716. EF: $50, members $30. ($450/20): $240-120, U1700 $90. Reg.: 6:15-6:45 pm. Rds. 7 pm each Wednesday. Limit 2 byes, request by Rd 3. www.marshallchessclub.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Apr. 12, 10 Grand Prix Points Tonight! See Grand Prix.


Apr. 13, Marshall Friday Quads! 3-RR, G/40d5. Open to all levels; Quads formed by rating. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. EF: $25, members $20. $50 for each winner. Reg.: 5:15-5:45. Rds.: 6-7:30-9PM.


Apr. 13-May 4, 12th Queens Team Championship 4-SS, G/115/d5. All Saints Lutheran Church, 164-02 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432. Open to two player teams with April ratings aver- aging U2000. $$100-50 to top 2 teams, $60 top U1700 team, $60 each


to top Board 1 and Board 2 scorers/10 teams (prizes raised or lowered proportionally). One 1/2 point team bye permitted, which must be requested at entry. If one player on team is unavailable, replacement player must be rated lower and occupy board of player replaced, regard- less of rating. EF: $35 per player, $25 QCC members. REG.: 7:30-8:00. RDS.: 8:15 each Friday. ENT: Ed Frumkin, 445 E 14th St #10D, New York, NY 10009 (212-677-3224—do not call on Thursday or Friday). More detailed contact information at www.queens-chess.com. Mail entry by April 6. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Apr. 14, Marshall Saturday U1400! 4-SS, G/40d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. ($300 b/20): $160-80, U1100 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 12:15-12:45. Rds.: 1-2:45-4:30-6:15PM. One bye available, request at entry. www.mar- shallchessclub.org.


Apr. 14-15 or 15, Marshall April U2100! 4SS, 30/85d5, SD/1d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212 477-3716. EF: $45, Members $25. ($540 b/36): $240-120, U1850 $95, U1600 $85. Reg.: ends 12:15PM. Rds.: 2 schedules: 2 day, Rds. 12:30-5:30 PM each day; 1 day, (Rds. 1-2 G/35) 9:40-11:05AM-12:30-5:30 PM Sun; both merge rd.3. Limit 2 byes, request at entry. NO RE-ENTRY. www.marshall chessclub.org. Chess Magnet School JGP.


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


May 18-20 or 19-20, 20th annual New York State 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.


North Carolina


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


Mar. 30-Apr. 1, The Big Enchilada II See Grand Prix.


Ohio


Feb. 11, Progress with Chess Monthly Open 4SS, G/30. Fairhill Center, 12200 Fairhill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120. EF: $20. Reg.: 9-9:45. Rds.: 10, 11:30, 1, 2:30. Prizes: $350 Guaranteed: Open (1st $100, 2nd $50 U-2000 $50). Reserve U-1500: (1st $70, 2nd $40 U-1000 $40). Entries: Progress with Chess, 12200 Fairhill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44120. Info:www.progresswithchess.org. Contact:Mike Joelson 216-321-7000.


Feb. 17, DCC #7 Quick 2012 (QC) 4SS, G/25, td5. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH. One bye. Prizes based on entries. EF: $10 ($8 DCC mbrs). Rds.: 7:30/8:30/ 9:30/10:30. Info: DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net or 937-461-6283.


Feb. 24, DCC #8 Quick 2012 (QC) 4SS, G/25, td5. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH. One bye. Prizes based on entries. EF: $10 ($8 DCCmbrs). Rds.: 7:30/8:30/9:30/ 10:30. Info: DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net or 937-461-6283.


Mar. 2, DCC #9 Quick 2012 (QC) 4SS, G/25, td5. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH. One bye. Prizes based on entries. EF: $10 ($8 DCC mbrs). Rds.: 7:30/8:30/9:30/ 10:30. Info: DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net or 937-461-6283.


Mar. 9, DCC #10 Quick 2012 (QC) 4SS, G/25, td5. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH. One bye. Prizes based on entries. EF: $10 ($8 DCC mbrs). Rds.: 7:30/8:30/9:30/ 10:30. Info: DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net or 937-461-6283.


LONG ISLAND OPEN Mar 16-18 or 17-18, Holiday Inn Islip Airport - $75 rooms!


$12,000 projected prizes, $8,000 minimum guaranteed FIRST CCA TOURNAMENT ON LONG ISLAND SINCE THE 1970s! 5 round Swiss in 4 sections; you play only those in your section. Choice


of 3-day or 2-day schedule, both merge after rd 2. Prizes based on 150 paid entries (re-entries & $50 off entries count half); two-thirds of each prize minimum guarantee. Special $75 room rates, free parking, free airport shuttle.


OpenSection: Prizes$1500-800-500-300,clear/tiebreakwin$100 bonus,


top U2300/Unr $600, U2200/Unr $500. FIDE rated, 60 GPP. Under2100Section:$1000-600-400-300, topU1900 $500,U1800 $400. Under 1700 Section: $900-500-300-200, top U1500 $450, U1400 $350. Under 1300 Section: $800-400-200-100, top U1100 $300. Unrated prize limits: $200 in U1300, $400 U1700.


FULL DETAILS: see “Grand Prix” in this issue or chesstour.com. 68 Chess Life — February 2012


Mar. 10, Toledo Mar Swiss Open, 4SS, Rnd 1 G/75, Rnds 2-4 G/90. The University of Toledo Health Science Campus, Mulford Library Basement Café, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 43614. Can split into 2 sections if enough players. EF: $20 by 3/8, $25 at site. Reg.: 9-10 a.m., Rds.: 10, 1, 4, & 7. Prizes: $360 b/20, $100-50, 1st Class A ,B,C,D/Under $40, 1st U1600 $50. Ent: James Jagodzinski, 7031 Willowyck Rd., Maumee, OH 43537. 419-367-9450. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Mar. 16-17, 11th Annual Queen City Classic Chess Tournament 5SS, G/30. Paul Brown Stadium, Club West, Downtown Cincinnati, OH. 14 School Sections, includes rated and non-rated. Grade K Non-Rated, 1 Non-Rated, 2 Non-rated, 3 Non-rated, K-3 Open, 4 Non-Rated, 5 Non- Rated, 6 Non-Rated, 4-6 below 700, 4-6 Open, 7-9 Non-Rated, 7-9 Open, 10-12 Non-Rated, K-12 Open. USCF membership is not required for the non-rated and K-3 rated sections. Prizes:Trophies to all who score 3.5 points or higher, top three team trophies awarded and medals to all oth- ers. EF: $35 early bird fee and $45 EF after February 17th. EF includes lunch, t-shirt, program/score book, medal, and simul participation. Reg- istration closes Wednesday, March 14, 2012. NO ON-SITE REGISTRA- TIONS. Schedule: Friday, March 16, check in from 5-6 p.m. FREE SIMUL at 6:30 p.m. for tournament participants, $20 for Non-participants. SIMUL features International Master Irina Krush, International Grand- masters Maurice Ashley and Gregory Kaidanov. March 17, check in 7-8:30 a.m., matches begin at 9:00 a.m. Grandmasters will be available for questions and instructions all day. Entry/Info: 1-866-PS-CHESS (772- 4377) or www.queencityclassic.org.


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


Mar. 24-25, MOTCF (Midwest Open Team Chess Festival) 5SS, Rds. 1&2 G/90, td/5, Rds 3-5 G150, td/5. Location: Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402. Four players/team plus one alter- nate. Team ratings for pairings determined by average of highest four ratings with imputed ratings for players rated more than 400 points below team average. Reg.: Sat. Mar 24, 9-10:30am. Rds.: Sat 11, 3, & 7 - Sun 10 & 3:30. Entry fee: $160/team prior to Mar 24. $200/team at site. Prizes: (Based on 28 teams). Open: $1,050-$750, U2000: $700, U1800:


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