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$600, U1600 $500. Top boards (1-4) $75. Hotel:TBD/See website. Reg- ister: Mail - Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402 or at www.daytonchessclub.com and use entry forms there as well. MC/V at site, no checks. Info: DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net or 937.461.6283. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A State Championship Event! Apr. 14, Ohio Elementary Championships 5SS; Sections: Primary Championship (K-3), Elementary Championship (K-6), Elementary Reserve (K-6 U750), plus K-6 Non-Rated section. G/30 d5 except Championship sections round 5 G/45 d5. Open to K-6 students enrolled in Ohio schools or home-schooled in Ohio. Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Rd., Montgomery (Cincinnati), OH 45242. EF: $25 through Mar 31, then $35 through Apr 11. ($10/$15 for federal lunch pro- gram students.) No onsite registration. Awards: Individual trophies to top 10 places in each section, and all scoring at� least 3.5 and top five K-3 Non-Rated who do not win a place trophy; team trophies to top 5 teams in each section. Complete information at:www.Chessinnati.com. Contact: Alan Hodge 513-697-6930, a.hodge195@gmail.com.


Apr. 14, Toledo Apr 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 4/12, $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.


May 4-5 or 5-6, 48th Cincinnati Open See Grand Prix.


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


Oklahoma


Feb. 11, OCA Dog Fish Action Swiss 5SS, G/30 (3-second delay), one section, dual rated Regular & Quick. Best Western Airport Hotel, Garnett & I-244 (222 N. Garnett Rd.), Tulsa, 918- 438-0780. EF: $20, OCA membership included, registration at door. USCF membership required. Prizes: All entry fees returned as prizes; Plaques to 1st and Class winners A, B, C and D&Under; $50 HOS gift cer- tificate to top K-12; Additional prizes based on entries. Reg.: 8:30-9:30am; Accelerated pairings may be used; Only one 1/2-point bye available in Rds 1-4. Rds.: 10:00, 11:30, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30. Contact: Chuck Unruh, PO Box 340, Collinsville, OK 74021, 918-371-2978 or 800-460-2794, chun- ruh@aol.com. More info: www.ochess.org/events.


Feb. 18-20, 3rd Jerry Hanken FIDE Open See Grand Prix.


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


Mar. 25, 10th Annual Red River Shoot Out State Team match open only to OK and TX residents as defined as to where USCF has your address. Two rounds, G/60+30 sec. Must have USCF rat- ing and current USCF membership. Treasure Valley Casino, I-35 Exit 55 & Hwy 7, Davis, OK 73030. EF: $5, Masters Free, all registration on site. Reg.: 9:30 to 10:45. Rds.: 11 and 2:30. For questions OK players contact: Frank Berry at fkimberry@AOL.com; TX players contact: Rob Jones at 214-212-9185, jonessoc@juno.com.


Pennsylvania


Feb. 19, PCL February Quick Quads (QC) 3RR, G/15d3. Wm. Pitt Union, Univ. of Pittsburgh, 5th Ave. & Bigelow, Pitts- burgh, PA 15213. EF: $10, $7 Jrs. $20 to 1st/quad. Reg.: 11-11:15am. Rds.: 11:30am-Noon-12:30pm. Info: martinak_tom_m@hotmail.com, 412-908-0286. W.


A Heritage Event! Feb. 25, 67th Pittsburgh Metropolitan Open 3SS, G/90, d/5, accelerated pairings used for first two rounds. Pittsburgh Chess Club, 5604 Solway St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217. EF: $25 postmarked by 2/21, $30 later, $5 discount to PCC members. Prizes $$450 b/25: $120 - 80, U2000 $70, U1800 $60, U1600 $50, U1400 $40, U1200/Unr $30. Reg.: 9:00-9:45AM. Rds.: 10:00AM, 1:30PM, 5:00PM. Requests for half-point byes must be made by the start of Round 2. Info: (412)421-1881, www. PittsburghCC.org. Ent: Pittsburgh Chess Club, Attn: Mike Holsinger, 5604 Solway St., Suite 209, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Checks payable to Pittsburgh Chess Club. NC. W.


Mar. 2, 2012 PA Quick Chess Champ (QC) See Grand Prix.


Mar. 3, W.Chester 1st Sat. Quads Our 23rd year! 3RR, 40/75, sd/30, td/5sec. United Methodist Church, 129 S. High St., West Chester, PA. EF: $20; $40, $50 for 3-0. Reg.: 9am; Rds.: 9:30, 1, 4:30. Info: WCCC1975@gmail.com.


Mar. 3-4, 2012 Carlisle Open & PA Collegiate Championship See Grand Prix.


Mar. 3-4, 2012 PA State Scholastic Championships 5SS. 184 Trophies!! (With 128 Individual & 56 Team). 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. 8 sections (Sat & Sun 3/3 & 4 unless indicated): EF: K-3 Open: (Sat 3/3 only) $29. K-6 U800: (Sat 3/3 only) $27. K-9 U1000: (Sun 3/4 only) $27.25. K-6 Open: $30.50. K-8 Open: $31.50. 7-12 U1000: $28.50. 7-12 U1300: $29.50. K-12 Open: $32.50. All: EFs if rec'd by 2/13, $10 more rec'd 2/14-2/27, $20 more after 2/27. Feb 2012 ratings used. Bye: limit 1, ask by rd 2. Reg Fri 3/2 6-10 pm, Sat 3/3 9:30-10:15 am, Saturday at site entries get 1/2-bye. $5 charge for changes/refund after 2/13. Rds. (Sat 3/3 1-day sections): G/40d5; 10-11:45-2-3:45-5:30; (Sun 3/4 K-9 U1000): G/40d5; 9-10:30-12:30-2- 3:30; (2-day sections): G/90d5; 10-2-5:30, 9-1. Bughouse: Reg on-site


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only until Sat 3/3 8:30pm. Rds. begin Sat 3/3 8:45pm. EF: $20/team. 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: 412-908-0286, martinak_tom_m@hotmail.com. Chess Magnet School JGP for 2-day sections.


Mar. 10, MasterMinds CC Swiss/Quads Blair Christian Academy, 220 W. Upsal St., Philadelphia, PA. Quads: 40/75 SD/30 TD/5. EF: $20 cash, Perfect score winner $50 else $40. Rd. 1 10AM then asap. Scholastic SS, EF $5 rec'd by Thursday before, $15 at the door. 3 sections Rd. 1 10AM then asap: K-12 3SS, G/55 TD/5 1st, 2nd, 3rd, top under 1200, top unrated; K-8 4SS, G/35 TD/5.1st, 2nd, 3rd, top under 800, top unrated; K-6 4SS, G/35 TD/5.1st, 2nd, 3rd, top under 600, top under 400, top unrated. 1st & 2nd school & club trophies. All Reg. ends 9:30am. Ent:MasterMinds CC, 36 E. Hortter St., Philadelphia, PA 19119. Checks made payable to: MasterMinds CC. Info: Bradley Crable, 215-844-3881, info@mastermindschess.org, or www.masterminds chess.org.


Mar. 17, St. Patrick's Day (NJ) See Grand Prix.


Mar. 18, PCL March Quick Quads (QC) 3RR, G/15d3. Wm. Pitt Union, Univ. of Pittsburgh, 5th Ave. & Bigelow, Pitts- burgh, PA 15213. EF: $10, $7 Jrs. $20 to 1st/quad. Reg.: 11-11:15am. Rds.: 11:30am-Noon-12:30pm. Info: martinak_tom_m@hotmail.com, 412-908-0286. W.


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


Mar. 24, 11th Annual Horizons for Youth Scholastic Spring Chess Tournament 5SS, G/30, d/5. Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Rd., Main Campus, College Center Building, Bethlehem, PA 18020. Reg.: 7:30-8:45am. Rds.: 9:30, 11, 12:30, 2, 3:30. Rated Section Age 18 and under. Non-Rated Sections ages 14 and under. EF: $30 postmarked by March 22nd, $35 later & on site. Prizes: Rated-Trophies-1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th U1400, U1200, U1000, U800, U600, UNR. Non-Rated Trophies b/o age. For rated section, please bring chess equipment. Random draw prizes between rounds. Sudden death, if necessary for 1st-4th – Non-Rated G/7, d/3, G/6vG/4.5, d/0 Armageddon if necessary, tie breaks determines color and clock placement. Ent: Online reg: forms at www.northampton.edu/ Community-Programs/Horizons-For-Youth/Special-Events-and-Partner- ships.htm or call Horizons for Youth at 610-861-4120. Please print and mail form with payment (CC or check) to: Horizons for Youth, 3835 Green Pond Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18020. Info: Jane 610-861-4120, Scott Zrinski (TD), sazrinski@gmail.com or Bruce Davis (Chief TD), BDavis@ lehighvalleychess.org.


Apr. 1, 2012 PA State Game/29 Champ. (QC) See Grand Prix.


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


Apr. 7, Philadelphia Open Action Quads 3RR, G/25, d/5, dual rated. Loews Philadelphia Hotel (see Philadelphia Open). EF: $20, at site only. $$ 50 1st each section. Reg. ends 1:45 pm, rds. 2, 3, 4.


Apr. 7, Philadelphia Open G/15 (QC) 4SS, G/15, d/3. Lowes Philadelphia Hotel (see Philadelphia Open). Prizes $300 based on 20 entries, else in proportion: $100-50, U2100 $60, U1800 $50, U1500/Unr $40. EF: $20, at site only. Reg. ends 10:15 pm, rds. 10:30, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15. One half pt bye available, must commit before rd. 2. Quick rated, but higher of regular or quick used for pairings & prizes.


Apr. 8, Philadelphia Open Blitz & G/7 (QC) 2 separate tournaments at Loews Philadelphia Hotel (see Philadelphia Open). Blitz: G/5, no delay. G/7: G/7, d/2. Each is a 4-SS, double round (8 games) with prizes $300 based on 20 entries, else in proportion: $100-50, U2100 $60, U1800 $50, U1500/Unr $40. EF: $20, at site only. Blitz: reg. ends 12:45 pm, rds. 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30. Game/7: reg. ends 10:15 pm, rds. 10:30, 11:15, 12, 12:45. Both: One pair of 1/2 pt byes avail- able, must commit before rd 2. Quick rated, but higher of regular or quick used for pairings & prizes.


June 29-July 3 (New date), 9th annual Philadelphia International See Grand Prix.


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


Rhode Island


Feb. 4, Brown University Open 4SS, G/60. Prizes & Trophies. Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting St., Provi- dence, RI. See details at website: www.richess.org or call (401) 212-1335.


Mar. 17, RI Chess Association Quads 3RR, Game/45 +TD 5. Blackstone Chess Academy, 250 Main St., Paw- tucket, RI 02860. EF: $20 cash at site or online at www.richess.org. First each Quad $50. Reg.: ends 10:50. RD1 at 11 AM then ASAP. Info: 401- 837-1302. NS. NC.


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


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


South 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 (NC) See Grand Prix.


Tennessee


Feb. 24-26 or 25-26, Greater Memphis Open 2 See Grand Prix.


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


Mar. 17-18, Saint Patrick's Day Open See Grand Prix.


A State Championship Event! Apr. 14, Tennessee All-Girls Scholastic State Championship 5SS, G/40. 3rd Floor, Keathley University Center, MTSU 1301 E. Main St., Murfreesboro, TN 37132. Two Sections: Championship Section open to all TN girls ages 18 & under. EF: $20 pstmkd by 4/10/12, $25 later. Com- petition Section open to all TN girls ages 12 & under. EF: $15.00 if pstmkd by 4/10/12, $20.00 later, USCF and TCA membership req'd., Tro- phies 1st–6th place, medals 7th–10th place, plus prizes to 1st–3rd place in each section. Rds. both sections: 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 1:30 3:00, Play- off if needed: G/10, G/5, Coin toss, Winner of Championship Section will be crowned TN All-Girls State Champion and receive Grand Prize of par- tial scholarship to college of choice. Special events: Exhibits & Seminars for players and Parents from WiSTEM, GRITS, NGCP, MTSU, Free games analysis by NM. Inq.: clarksvillechessclub@charter.net. Ent: Clarksville Chess Club, c/o Roy Manners, 1215 Cumberland Heights Rd., Clarksville, TN 37040. Online: www.tnchess.org.


May 11-13, 2012 National Elementary (K-6) Championship See Nationals.


June 9-10, 2012 U.S. Amateur South Championship See Nationals.


Texas


Feb. 18-19, Southwest Collegiate Championships 5-SS, G/90 inc/30. 5SS. Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 North Olive St., Dal- las, TX 75201. HR: $109-$109-$109-$109, 214-922-8000 or 888-627-8191, Mention Texas Chess Association to get Hotel Chess Rate. Reserve by 1/27/12 or rate may go up. One night deposit may be required by Hotel. Top 4 count for team score. USCF membership required. Fide rated but uses USCF rules. Fide pairing rules may be used. Monroi devices may be provided and their use is mandatory. EF: $49 by 2/03/12, $69 thereafter. Don't mail after 2/03, entry may not be received. Online/Credit Card reg- istration link at www.swchess.com Note that active.com charges a small fee. Reg.: Fri 7-9 pm, Sat 7-7:45am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st rd. 1/2 pt. bye. One 1/2 pt. bye allowed if requested by end of rd. 2. Rds.: Sat 9-1:30-6, Sun 9-1:45. $$ $500-$250-$125, 1st U2000 $150, 1st U1600 $150, 1st U1200 $150, Unrated eligible for U1200 prize. Plaques to top 10 Individuals, Plaques to top 5 Teams. Ent: Barbara Swaf- ford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. (Make Checks payable to Texas Chess Association. One check can be sent for multiple players.) Entries must include name, USCF ID or new/pending (include a copy of the receipt), rating, USCF expiration date & school. All incomplete reg- istrations will be charged the late EF, additionally there will be a $5 per player surcharge on registration received without payment, these play- ers may possibly not be paired for round 1 and not be paired until payment is received. Refunds will be given only up to 2/15 with a $10 sur- charge for withdrawing, after 2/15 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 2/15. There will be a $5 surcharge per player for phone registrations. USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/ changes/or withdrawals after 2/15/12. After that date you must make changes at site (Sheraton Dallas Hotel). February Supplement will be used. Tournament Info: Barbara Swafford, 214.632.9000 please do not call after 2/15, info@dallaschess.com. Website: www.swchess.com. NS. NC. W. FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP.


A State Championship Event! Feb. 18-19, 2012 Texas State Scholastic Championships 7SS. Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 North Olive St., Dallas, TX 75201. HR: $109-$109-$109-$109, 214-922-8000 or 888-627-8191, Mention Texas Chess Association to get Hotel Chess Rate. Reserve by 1/27/12 or rate may go up. Four championships in one great location: TX Primary Scholastic Championships; TX Elementary Scholastic Champi- onships; TX Middle School Scholastic Championships; TX High School Scholastic Championships. EF: $41 by 2/03/12; $69 after 2/03 or on site. February Rating Supplement will be used. Current USCF mem- bership required (may be obtained on site). On Site Registration: Friday, 7-9pm, Saturday, 7-7:45am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st Rd. 1/2-pt. bye. One 1/2-pt. bye (for any round) allowed if requested by the end of Rd. 2. Sections: K-1 Championship, Primary (K-3) Championship, Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 700), Elementary (K-5/6) Champi- onship, Elementary JV (K-5/6 Under 800), Elementary Novice (K-5/6 Under 500), Middle School (6-8/9) Championship, MS JV (6-8/9 Under 900), MS Novice (6-8/9 Under 600), High School (9-12) Championship, HS JV (9- 12 Under 1000). See Article IX, Section 1E, TCA Bylaws for each section's eligibility requirement, www.texaschess.org/2007/03/bylaws.html. Also www.swchess.com has eligibility rules. Four-year Chess II scholarship to The University of Texas at Dallas to winner of High School Championship section. Winner must meet UTD entrance requirement and follow team rules. UTD is sole judge as to who wins the scholarship. For more infor- mation on UTDallas Scholarships see: www.utdallas.edu/chess/scholar ships/chess-program-scholarships.html Trophies for top 20 individuals and top 15 teams in each section plus participation medals for all, and plus Score Awards for players scoring 4 or more points that do not win an individual trophy. Schedule: Round times vary depending on the Championship; Time control also varies. For round times and time con- trol, see: www.swchess.com. Side Events: Blitz Tourney: K-6 and K-12, Friday 8pm. EF: $20. Trophies to top 15 Individual in each section. Bug- house Tourney: K-6 and K-12, Saturday, 8:35pm. EF: $30 Team (On site registration only). trophies to top 10 teams in each section. All registra- tions (except Bughouse) available on line: see www.swchess.com and you can download flyers and entry forms. Checks payable to Texas Chess Asso-


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