ciation. Mail entries to:Texas Chess Association, c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. For tournament info, visit our website or contact: Barbara Swafford, firstname.lastname@example.org
or 214-632-9000. Refunds will be given only up to 2/15 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/15 there will be no refunds. There will be no sub- stitution 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 registra- tions 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). NS, NC, W.
Feb. 23-26 or 25-26, Southern Rocky Fide Open (NM) See Grand Prix.
Feb. 25-26, Winter Open See Grand Prix.
Mar. 24, Spring Slammer Hornbeak Bldg, 2nd floor, 4450 Medical Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229. 5-SS, Rd. 1 G/30, Rds. 2-5 G/60. $$ 700 b/40: $175-100; A, B, U1600 ea. $75- $50; U1400/unr. $50. EF: $20 by 3/22, $25 site. Book & supply sales and swap during registration. Reg.: 9-10 a.m., Rds.: 10:30-11:30-2-4:30-7:30. Half-pt. bye any 1 rd., notice before rd. 2. Entries: SACC, 9306 Autumn Sunrise, San Antonio, TX 78254. Info: sanantoniochess.com
, jphyltin@ yahoo.com
. NS. NC. W.
May 4-6 or 5-6, Western Amateur (CA-S) See California, Southern.
Apr. 27-29 or 28-29, 23rd annual Vermont Resort Open See Grand Prix.
Arlington Chess Club's Friday Ladder 30/90, SD/1. Most monthly game points: $50; most total points Jan. to Dec.: $100. Must join club to play. Yearly dues: $50 adults, $40 seniors/U18. Cash or check. Reg.: weekly sign-up from 7:00-8:00pm, games start by 8:10, no advance entries. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203. Contact for info only: email@example.com
. W, NS. Chess Magnet School JGP (if 4 rounds/ games played in that one month).
Arlington Chess Club's Friday Action Tournament 3SS, G/30. Once a month we run a Friday night event - dates are on the club website: www.arlingtonchessclub.com
. Prizes b/entries: 80% returned as prizes. Reg.: 7:00-8:15pm. Rd. 1: 8:20. EF: $15 ($10 for ACC Members), no advance entries, cash only. Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22202. Contact for info only: firstname.lastname@example.org
. W, NS.
Feb. 11-12, Longwood Open 5SS, Rds 1-3 G/90, Rds 4-5 G/120. Longwood University, Farmville, VA. $$500 b/o 20 players: 1st-3rd overall, $200-120-80 (Gtd); Top U1700 and Top U1200, $50 ea. EF: $35 if rec'd by 2/8, $45 on site. No credit cards. Reg.: 7:30-9:30AM. Rds.: Sat 10-2-6, Sun 9-1:30. One half-point bye allowed if req. by 1:30PM Feb 11th. USCF Memb. req'd, avail. at site. Event & hotel info at:www.vachess.org
. Ent:mail to Mike Hoffpauir, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Feb. 18, Third Saturday Swiss Ashburn Chess Center, 44927 George Washington Blvd. #120, Ashburn, VA 20147. 4SS, G/61 Open & U1200 sections. Prizes: 50% back to top 3 per section. EF: $18 Preregistered. $20 at site. Members discounted. Reg.: 9-9:30AM. Rd.: 1 10AM. Half pt. Bye: 1-3. Preregistration and more info at www.loudounchess.org/reg/accregister.htm
. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Feb. 18-19, 3rd Annual Hampton Chess & Sport Festival See Grand Prix.
Feb. 25, Sterling Chess February Open and RBO Hilton Inn & Suites Dulles, 22700 Holiday Park Dr., Sterling, VA 20166. Two sections: Open 4SS, G/61 d5, $$125 b/22, 75/35/15. U1200 4SS, G/25 d5, medal to winner. Rds.: Open 11:15, 1:45, 4:15, 6:30. U1200 11:30, 12:45, 2:00, 3:15. Check-in: 10:30-11:00. EF: Open $15, U1200 $10. Unrateds free. Entries limited: Register online at www. meetup.com/sterling-chess-tournaments
. Pay on website. Bye: Half- point, any round. Info: email@example.com
. Chess Magnet School JGP for Open section.
Mar. 2-4, 44th Annual Virginia Open See Grand Prix.
Mar. 3, Virginia Queens Scholastic Championship (QC) 5SS, G/25. Norfolk State University Student Center. Virginia Girls Only Rated & Unrated Sections. Reg.: 9-9:30. Rd. 1 at 10. Then ASAP. K-12 Rated Section. $1000 scholarship & trophies. Unrated Section $1000 scholar- ship & trophies. Unrated section is only for those who have never been USCF members. EF: FREE! Info/Reg: Ernest Schlich, 1370 S. Braden Cres., Norfolk, VA 23502, www.nicechess.net/
. Please e-mail the entry information from the website to enter. All players MUST check in during registration to be paired for the first round. Single half- pt. bye available. Friday 3/2. Free GM Susan Polgar exhibition match and simultaneous exhibition 4-6 PM Chrysler Museum, Norfolk. Visit the website for details.
Mar. 10, Kingstowne Quad #82 3RR, G/100 d/5. Kingstowne Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Pkwy., Alexandria, VA 22315. EF: $10 if received by 3/7, $15 at site. Prizes: Medals to 1st and 2nd in each quad: gold to 1st if 3-0 score, else silver; bronze to 2nd. Reg.: 9-10:30. Rds.: 11-3-7. Ent (checks payable to): Don W. Millican, P.O. Box 2902, Springfield, VA 22152. e-mail (info only): firstname.lastname@example.org
. W (please give 48-hour notice if needed).
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Mar. 10, First Saturday Quad Ashburn Chess Center, 44927 George Washington Blvd. #120, Ashburn, VA 20147. 3RR, G/30 Open to all players, grouped to quads according to their ratings. Trophies to each winner of the quad. Points for winners to win $300 before July 31, anniversary of Ashburn Chess Club. EF: $7 Pre- registered, $8 at site. Members discounted. Send your pre-registration to email@example.com
Mar. 17-18, VA Scholastic & Collegiate Championships 6SS, Rds. 1-3 G/60; Rds. 4-6 G/90. Organized by VA Chess Federation. Blitz Championships Friday at 6PM before the main tournament. Main tournament is Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18. Players must be K-12 or College players attending school or college full time in Virginia as of Jan. 2012, or must be Virginia residents. Virginia residency is NOT REQUIRED for the Blitz Tournament. Online registration, eligibility, other details and hotel info at:www.vachess.org
. Ques- tions to:Mike Hoffpauir, firstname.lastname@example.org
, or 757-846-4805. Chess Magnet School JGP.
Mar. 30-Apr. 1, The Big Enchilada II (NC) See Grand Prix.
Apr. 4-8, 5-8, 6-8 or 7-8, 6th annual Philadelphia Open (PA) See Grand Prix.
Feb. 25-26, 20th Dave Collyer Memorial See Grand Prix.
May 4-6 or 5-6, Western Amateur (CA-S) See California, Southern.
Feb. 25-26, UW Winter Open See Grand Prix.
Mar. 3, March Madness!! (QC) Hilton Garden Inn, 11600 W. Park Pl., Milwaukee, WI 53224. Elimination bracket: 6 rounds playing one as White and one as Black, G/15. EF: Early bird special $38 by 2/17; $3 more by 3/2, $45 on site; Jr and new mem- bers $3 less. $$b/64: $450-300-200-150. Once you get eliminated, you play in the Swiss. Swiss prizes: 1st.100 2nd $85 A $75 B $70 C $65 D $60 E $55 U1000 $50 Unr $50. Reg.: 3/2 8-9:30 AM. Rds.: 10-11:30-1:30- 3:00-4:30-6:30. ENT: Ben Corcoran, 2711 N. University Dr. #64, Waukesha, WI 53188 262-506-4203. INFO: www.benzochess.com/marchmadness
Mar. 31, Rated Beginners Open (RBO) 4SS, G/60. Dual rated. Country Springs Hotel, (262.547.0201); Exit 291, I-94 and Hwy G, Waukesha, WI 53187. Open to players rated under 1200 or unrated. Prizes:Trophies to top 3, book prizes for class winners. EF: $15 ($12 by 3/30). Reg.: 8:30-9:30. Rds.: 10:00; 1:00; 3:30; 6:00. Mail entries to: Waukesha CC, 1911 Stardust Dr., Waukesha, WI 53186. Phone Info: Jim Nickell (262) 544-6266. Online info: email@example.com
A Heritage Event! Mar. 31, Waukesha Memorial (31st Annual) A Wisconsin Tour Event! 4SS, G/60. Dual rated. Country Springs Hotel, (262.547.0201); Exit 291, I-94 and Hwy G, Waukesha, WI 53187. $$Non- monetary, traveling trophy to First, books for class winners. Open to all. EF: $15 ($12 by 3/30). Reg.: 8:30-9:30, Rds.: 10:00; 1:00; 3:30; 6:00. No state memb. req'd. OSA. Mail entries to: Waukesha CC, 1911 Star- dust Dr., Waukesha, WI 53186. Phone Info: Jim Nickell (262) 544-6266. Online info: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 24-28, 25-28, 26-28 or 27-28, 21st annual Chicago Open (IL) See Grand Prix.
The USCF is appointing a Clubs Commit- tee with Bob Rasmussen, President of the Fresno Chess Club, as chair. Anyone interested in discussing how to build a chess club or joining the committee is welcome to call Bob at 559-708-8100.
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