Continental Chess Association Schedule

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4/9-12: Foxwoods Open, CT (see March issue) 4/24-26: Vermont Sprng Open, Stratton Mountain* 5/15-17: New York State Open, Lake George NY* 5/22-25: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL* 6/25-29: Philadelphia International, Phila PA* 7/1-5: World Open, Philadelphia PA* 7/17-19: Chicago Class Champs, Oak Brook IL* 7/17-19: Pacific Coast Open, Agoura Hills CA* 7/24-26: Bradley Open, Windsor Locks CT* 7/31-8/2: Vermont Resort Open, Stratton Mtn* 7/31-8/2: Southern Open, Orlando FL* 8/7-9: Northeast Open, Stamford CT* 8/13-16: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA* 8/21-23: Central California Open, Fresno CA* 8/28-30: Atlantic Open, Washington DC 9/5-7: New York State Championship, Albany 10/9-11: Midwest Class Champs, Wheeling IL 10/23-25: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH 10/31-11/1: New England Scholastic, Hartford area 11/13-15: Kings Island Open, Mason OH 11/27-29: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia 12/26-29: North American Open, Las Vegas 1/15-18: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia 1/15-18: Concord, CA 3/5-7: Eastern Class, Sturbridge MA .

rd 2; limit 2 byes (limit 1 bye towards U1800 prizes). HR: $79-79, 1-800-STRATTON, 802-297-2500, reserve by 4/10 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games used if otherwise unrated.Ent: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658, www.chesstour.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP.

A State Championship Event! Apr. 25, New Hampshire

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 6 New Hampshire Quick Chess Championship (QC)

A NH Grand Prix Event.8SS, GAME/25, Comfort Inn, 298 Queen City Ave., Manchester, NH 03102. EF: $20 postmarked by 18 April, $25 at site. NHCA Memb. Req'd: $8, Juniors $6. OSA. $$GTD: $200-$100. U2000 $100. U1600 $100. Plaque to top finishing NH resident. Registration: 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-11-12-3-4-6-7. Byes: available any round, limit two. Must be requested before round four. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea, [email protected]. HR: (603) 668-2600. www.relyeachess.com. NS,W.

Apr. 25, New Mexico

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 6 15th Annual Pir Maleki Memorial

United World College, Montezuma, NM.6 Sections.Professor: Above 1699 (U/age 21 above 1599) or UR. 1st 225 gtd, 2nd 125 gtd, U2000:100 b/12.3SS, G/100. EF $32, $27 U/21. Tutor: 1300-1800 or UR. 1st 150 gtd, 2nd 100 b/20, U1550: 50 b/20.4SS, G/60. EF $22, $17 U/21. Sophomore: Under 1350 or UR. 1st 100 gtd, 2nd 70 b/20, U1100: 40 b/20. 4SS, G/60.EF $22, $17 U/21. Scholastic:U/age 19 and U1200 or UR.4SS, G45.1st 75 gtd, 2nd 45 b/20 + trophies. EF $12. Youth U17:U/age 17 and U900 or UR.4SS, G/45. EF $8. Youth U14:U/age 14 and U700 or UR.4SS, G/45. EF $8.Round 1 all sections 10 am. Late entries only by e-mail. Complete details at www.nmsco.org/Schedule. html or TD Andy Nowak at 505-310-0095 or [email protected].

Apr. 25, New York

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10

The 10th Annual Bruce Bowyer Memorial Chess Tournament

4SS, G/45. Hotel New Yorker, 8th Avenue & 34 St., NYC. 212-971-0101. EF: $15.$$G: $250-$175-$125, U2200 $100, U2000 $75, U1800 $60. Reg.: 11:1511:45, Rds.: 12-1:45-3:45-5:30pm. Ent: Cks or MO payable to Pat Bowyer, (be sure to specify "Grand Prix, Saturday"), c/o PAR Group, Inc., 119 N. Park Avenue, Suite 303, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Limit 70 players & positively NO door ents. April 25th Bughouse team tourney starting time: 8pm. 5 minute Swiss or roundrobin depending on # of entries. 2 players per team. EF: $5/player. Cash to top team, trophies to top 2. PLEASE NOTE: Bring clocks and sets, none will be provided. $$$ payment must be received by Wednesday, April 22nd at the latest. Info: [email protected] or (Pat Bowyer) 516-371-3717. (See New York section for Apr. 26,10th Annual Bruce Bowyer Memorial Scholastic Tournament.)

Apr. 25, North Carolina

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced) TACO 50

Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607. $$2050 b/40 in 2 Sections Open: 5SS, G/60, $550-300-150. Under 2000 - $125, Under 1800 - $125. Under 1600: 5SS, G/60, $350-200-125. Under 1200 - 125. ALL: EF: $55, by April 18th online registration, $65 onsite. Players Rated 2200+ as of April 2009. $25 by April 18th, $35 on site.NCCA Memb. Req'd: $5. OSA. ENT: Victor Beaman 252-413-9113. www.eastcarolinachess.com/taco50 entry-form.htm. INFO: Victor Beaman, [email protected]. Link:www.east carolinachess.com/taco50.htm.

Apr. 25, Wisconsin

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 Hales Corners Challenge IX

4SS, G/60.Two Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1600).Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 4747 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee (414-481-8000). EF: $35-Open, $25-Reserve, both $5 more after 4/22.Comp EF for USCF 2200+, call TD for details. $$ Open (b/25)=1st-$325 (guaranteed), 2nd-$175 (guaranteed), A-$100, B & Below-$75; $$Reserve (b/25)=1st-$100, 2nd-$75, D-$50, E & Below-$40.Reg.: 8:30-9:30, Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. Ent: Payable to Southwest Chess Club, c/o Allen Becker, 6105 Thorncrest Drive, Greendale, WI53129 Questions to: TD Robin Grochowski: 414-744-4872 or 414-861-2745.

Apr. 25-26, California Northern

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 6 4th Annual Frank Doyle Open

Exchange Bank, 444 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403. 4 round Swiss, G/120. In 3 Sections Open: $$GTD: $250-175. Reserve: Open to 1899 &

Vermont Spring Open

April 24-26, Stratton Mountain Resort $2000 GUARANTEED PRIZES See "Grand Prix" for details.

under. $$GTD: $200-125. Booster: Open to 1499 & under. $$GTD: $150-100. Unr. must play in Open Section. ALL: EF: $35 advance until 4/18, $45 at site. Reg.: 04/25 8:30am - 9:30am. Rds : Sat 10,3; Sun 10,3. ENT: Mike Goodall, 461 Peachstone Terrace, San Rafael, CA 94903-1327 (415) 491-1269. INFO: [email protected]. No phone or e-mail entries. Bring equipment, none provided. NS NC W. WCL JGP.

A State Championship Event! Apr. 26, Massachusetts

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 6 19th Massachusetts G/60 Championship

4SS, G/60, Kennedy Senior Center, 117 E. Central St., Natick, MA 01760. $$1700 guaranteed. 4 sections: Open: $$300-150, under 2150 $125. Under 2000: $$250-125, under 1850 $100. Under 1700: $$200-100, under 1550 $75. Under 1400: $$150-75, under 1200 $50. Unrated may play in any section but can't win 1st except in Open. EF: $39 postmarked by 4/21 or online (PayPal) atwww.MassChess.org by 4/24; $45 on site.$15 discountfor unrated; $10 discount for seniors (65+) or additional family members (first pays full EF); GM, IM free. Limit one discount per player. Reg.: 8:30-9:30.Rds.: 10-1-3:15-5:30.Limit 1 half point bye, any round, requested with entry. MACA memb. required ($12, juniors $6), OSA. Ent: Ken Ballou, 27 Fenway Drive, Framing-ham, MA 01701-4012 or online (PayPal) at www.MassChess.org. Info: George Mirijanian, 978-345-5011, [email protected], www.MassChess.org.

Apr. 26, New Jersey

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 30 (enhanced) 2009 South Jersey Open

4-SS, G/60, td/5. $2000 Guaranteed Prizes. Wyndham Hotel, 1111 Rt. 73 N., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. Top South Jersey player to be named South Jersey Champion and receive a 1year lease on the HoffmanTrophy! 4 Sections, Open: $500-250-150-100-50. U2000: $250-100-75-50. U1400: $250-100-75-50. U1000:1st wins a House of Staunton Tournament Pkg. valued at $175. Trophies to top 4. TD reserves the right to place unr. players at his discretion and/or limit an unr. player's prize to $75. EF top 3 sections: $49 via mail by 4/20, $52 online by 4/25, $59 cash onsite. U1000 EF: $25 via mail by 4/20, $27 online by 4/25, $35 cash onsite. Reg.: 8:30 - 9:30 AM. Rds.: 10 AM, then ASAP Lunch break after rd. #2. Two 1/2 pt. byes allowed (rounds 1-3) if requested with EF. ENT: All the King's Men, 62 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071 or YourChessSet. com/SJopen.INFO: Stephen Dick [email protected] or 856-582-8222. DIR: Just off the NJ Turnpike exit 4 or 295 exit 36A. Hotel Ph #: 856-234-7000. Must bring your own equipment! Register online before April 15 and be entered to win a $70, NY Times Deluxe Handheld Chess Computer by Excalibur. WCL JPG.

Apr. 26, New York

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 30 (enhanced) Grandmaster Challenge

6-SS G/25 (G/20, D/5), Marshall CC, 23 W 10th St, NYC: 212-477-3716, limited to first 64 entries. EF: $35 over 55/under 18, $45 others, $10 less to Marshall members (free buffet for participants.) GMs free, $25 deducted from prize. Reg. ends 11:45 am. G$$350-250-150-100-75-50, $100 U2400, $100 U2200, $75 U2000, $50 U1800, top over 55$=age, top under 18 $=3x age, top scoring female ($=# of players), special beauty prize. Rds.: 12-1:15-2:30-4:005:15-6:30. Byes: limit 2, request before Round 3. Quick rated; regular ratings usedfor pairing and prize purposes. Additional class prize $500 2800+, $250 2700+.

A State Championship Event! May 1-3, Georgia

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 30 2009 Georgia State Championship

Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center, Emory Univ. 5-SS. G/150 (2 day schedule rd.1 G/90) $5,175 b/110 full paid entries, 70%G. 3 Sections: Championship (over 1999): $750-450-300-225; U2200: $350-200-125; U2000: $350-200-125; U1800: $300-175-100; U1600/Unrated: $300-175-100; U1400: $250-150-100; U1200: $225-125; Unr: $75. Unr. may win Unr. prize only. Trophy to top Georgia resident each section. Rated players may play one section above current rating. EF: $30 to Unr. All others: $49 if money received by 4/29. $60 later or at site. Cash or check only. Make checks payable to: GCA. GCA membership required for Georgia residents. 1/2 pt. bye any round, limit 2. Must commit in advance. No changes. Reg.: 6-7 pm on 5/1 or 8:30-9:30 am on 5/2. Rds.: 7:30; 2-7:30; 10-4. 2 day schedule: rd.1 at 10 on 5/2, then schedules merge. GCA meeting at 3 on 5/3. Enter: GCA, PO box 1611, Decatur, GA 30031-1611. Info: ScottParker, 770-939-5030, [email protected]. WCL JGP.

May 1-3, South Carolina

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 Lee Hyder Memorial

$2000 b/40 ($1000 Gtd.) 5SS, 30/90, SD/1, Tri-Development Center, 314 Hampton Ave, Aiken, SC 29801. (2day, Rd.1 - G/90 then merge with 3-day). EF: $55 if rec'd by Apr. 27, $65 at site, $35 re-entry. Free entry to Masters and above ($60 deducted from any prizes). Checks payable to W. Taylor. Memb. Req'd: OSA. $$b/40: $500-300-200. U2000, U1700, U1400 each $200-130. 3 day: Reg.: Fri. 6-7p - Rds.: 7:30,1-7,9-2:30 2 day: Reg.: Sat. 8-8:45a - Rd.1: 9 then merge with 3 day. Half pt. byes available all rounds. Must commit to rds.4/5 before rd.2. ENT: Bill Taylor 918 Seminole Ave., Aiken, SC 29801. INFO: wtay-[email protected]. www.aikenchess.net. WCL JGP.

May 2, New York

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) New York May Action!

5-SS, G/30, Chess Center at the Marshall Club, 23 W10 St, bet. 5-6 Ave, NYC: 845-569-9969. EF: $40, Club membs $25, GMs free ($20 from prize), specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free! $$840b/42 paid entries, minimum half each prize Gtd: $$ 300-200-115, top U2200/unr. $125, U2000 $100. Limit 2 byes, commit by 1:30. Re-entry $20. CCA ratings may be used. Rds. 12-1:302:45-4-5:20 pm. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Online entry at www.chesscenter.cc thru 4/30; $10 extra to "enter" by phone!

May 2-3, California Southern

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 6 11th Annual Los Angeles County Championship

5SS, 30/85, SD/30 (1st 3 rounds), 40/2, SD/1 (last 2 rounds). Sierra Vista Rec Center, 311N Rural Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91755. $1000 guaranteed: $300150, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400 each $100, U1200 $50. EF: $39 if rec'd by 4/30, $45 at door. Special option for HS/below: $15,10 trophies only. SCCF membership req'd of So. Californians: $18, $10 jrs. Reg.: 9-9:40 am, Rds.: 102-6,10-4. Info: Randy Hough (626) 282-7412, [email protected]. Ent: SCCF, PO Box 205, Monterey Park, CA 91754. State Championship Qualifier. WCL JGP.

May 7, New York

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 10 Grand Prix Points Older Tonight!

4-SS, G/30, Chess Center at the Marshall Club, 23 West 10 St, bet. 5-6 Ave, NYC: 212-477-3716. EF: $35, Club membs $25, GMs free ($20 from prize), specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$560 b/32 paid entries (may be limited to 1st 36 to enter), top 2 Gtd: $$ 200-110-50, Top U2200/unr $105, U2000 $95. Limit 2 byes (1 bye for U2000), commit by 8:15. Reentry $15. CCA ratings may be used. Class pairings OK rd. 4. Reg ends 10 min before game. Rds 78:15-9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible!

May 8-10 or 9-10, Florida

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 30 16th Space Coast Open

5SS, 30/90, SD/1 (2-day Rd. 1 G/60). Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Resort, 1300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach, FL $$10,000 b/165 pd., 60% Gtd. 6 Sections: Master/Expert: $ 1200+trophy-700-300, U2400 $600+trophy, U2200 $600+trophy-300. Class A: $600+trophy-300-200. Class B: $600+tro-phy-300-200. Class C: $600+trophy-300-200. Class D: $600+trophy-300-200. U1200: $600+trophy-300-200, U1000 $300+trophy-200, U800 $200+tro-phy-100, trophies to top Brevard County scholastics players in K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12, book to plus score not winning other prize. All: Rated players may play up one class only. Unr. may play in Master or U1200. Unr. limited to $100 prize unless place prize in Master. Prizes for 1st-3rd brilliancy and biggest upset rds 1-4, sponsored by Hollywood Kings. EF: $79, via mail or on-line by 4/30, $89 on-line by 5/6 or at site (no credit cards); $20 less if Unr. or under age 18. Reentry $40 by round 3 (1/2 point Byes for earlier rounds). GM/IM free entry available on-line until 4/15, else $80 from prize. Special EF for Brevard County students in any section: $20 on-line, $25 at site (counts as 1/4 entry for based on prize fund). Reg: ends 1 hr. before 1st rd. Rds: Rd. 18pm Fri (2-day 10am Sat. at G/60), Rds. 2-5 Sat. 1-7, Sun. 9-3. Side events: Space Coast Open Blitz. 4-SS (2 games/Rd), G/5. Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries. EF $10. Rds Sat. 12:30-6:30, Sun. 8:30-2:30. (i.e., Blitz rounds are prior to rounds 2-5 of main tournament). Other events: see sco2009.eventbrite.com.HR: $89.99 single-quad, $109.99 Kids Suite, $189.99 loft. 888-840-8601 or 321-783-2271, code SFT, reserve by 4/17. Ent: Space Coast Chess Foundation, c/o Harvey Lerman, 921N. Thistle Ln, Maitland, FL 32751 or sco2009.eventbrite.com. Info only: Peter Dyson 321-452-9863, [email protected]. FIDE, W. WCL JGP.

May 9, New Hampshire

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced) Portsmouth Open

A NH Grand Prix Event. Holiday Inn Portsmouth, 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801. In 2 Sections Open: 4SS, GAME/65, $$GTD: $250-150100. U1900 $100. U1650: 4SS, GAME/65, Open to 1649 & under. $$GTD: $150-100. U1300 $100. ALL: EF: $28 in advance, $33 at site. Registration: 9:009:45. Advance entries must be postmarked by 5/01/2009. Rds.: 10-12:30-3:00-5:30. Unrated may only win 50% of top prize in U1650. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea, [email protected]. www.relyeachess.com. NSW. WCL JGP.

May 9, New York

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) Jenifer Woods Memorial Grand Prix

4SS RDS. 1&2G/60, RDS. 3 &4 G/90 @RCC (GTD) $150-90-60 class $80. Reg.: 8:30-9:15. RDS.: 9:30-12-2:15-5:30 EF: $30 Adv Ent/Info: Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610. (585)442-2430.

May 15-17 or 16-17, New York

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 30 (enhanced) 17th annual New York State Open

5SS, 30/90, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60), Howard JohnsonTiki Resort, 2 Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845. $$G 3000. In 2 sections. Open: $500-300200, U2100 $230-120, U1900 $220-110. Under 1700: $400-230-120, U1500 $200-100, U1300 $180-90, trophies to topU1100, U900, Unr, no unrated may win over $200. All: 1year NYSCA membership to NY residents who are not members. EF: 3-day $78, 2-day $77 mailed by 5/8, $79 online at chesstour.com b y 5/13, $85 phoned by 5/13 to 406-896-2038 (payment only, no questions), $90 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK. FREE ENTRY TO UNRATED if paying 1 year USCF dues. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com $30, mailed, phoned or paid at site $40. Re-entry $40, not available in Open Section. GMs free, $60 deducted from prize. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 12-6, Sun 9-2:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 11:30 am, rds Sat 12-3-6, Sun 9-2:15. Half point byes OK all, must commit before rd 2; limit 2 byes (limit 1 bye towards U1900 or U1300 prizes). HR: 59-59-70 (2 double beds), 65-65-76 (2 queen beds), 518-6685744, reserve by 5/5 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games used if otherwise unrated. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP.

May 16, Connecticut

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 6 2nd Saturday Open

CH Booth Library, 25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470,100 yds. south of Flagpole on Rte.25. In 2 sections: Open: 3SS, G/60, Prizes: 1st $300 Gtd. Rds.: 10:15 and as available. Under 1600/Unr.: 4SS, G/45, Prizes: $100-50 Gtd. Unrated may not win more than $50. Rds.: 10:15-11:45-1:30-3.EF: Both Sections: $25, $5 less if rec'd by 5/12. Reg.: 9:30-10.Ent: Glenn Budzinski, 1 Black Cherry Lane, Sandy Hook, CT 06482.Questions only: [email protected] be limited to first 50 players. NS, NC,W.

May 16, Virginia

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 6 2009 Walter Muir Memorial

ROUNDS: 3-Round Swiss System Game/90. SITE: St. John's Lutheran Church, 4608 Brambleton Ave. SW Roanoke, Va. 24018. GUARANTEED PRIZES:Top Section: $125-$100-$75. Additional Sections: If Octagonals, Each is guaranteed

$125-$100, If Hexagonals, Each is guaranteed $100-$75, If Quads, Each is guaranteed $100. ENTRY FEE: If received by May 15, $30.00. At site, $40.00. REGISTRATION: 6-9 pm on 5/15; 8-9:30 am on 5/16. ROUNDS: 10-2-6. BYES: One only per tournament; must request before 1st roundbegins. ADVANCE ENTRIES: Roanoke Valley Chess Club, PO. Box 14143, Roanoke, Va.24038. PHONE: (540) 344-4446. E-MAIL: [email protected]. WEB PAGE: roanokechess.com. NO SMOKING.NO COMPUTERS.

May 16-17, District of Columbia

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 15 D. C. Class Championships

4-SS, U.S. Chess Center, 1501M St., NW, Washington, DC 20005,202/857-4922. Free parking at site. Players may play only in their own section (May ratings used) except K-12 may play up one section. All: Reg: 10 -11. Irrevocable byes only if requested before play begins. Master/Expert - Class D Sections TC: 30/90, SD/1, Rds.: 11:30 - 5,11- 4:30. Trophies to top 4 school teams (top 4 players make a team) Master/Expert prizes guaranteed. Class prizes b/16 per section. EF: $42 if mailed by 5/9, $50 at site. Sections: Master/Expert: $$G 400 - 225 -125; Class A: $$300 - 200 -100; Class B: $$300 - 200 -100; Class C: $$300 - 200 - 100, Class D: $300 - 200 - 100. Classes E - G/Under: TC: G/45. Rds.: 11:15 -1-3-5. Trophy prizes. EF: $15 if mailed by 5/9, $20 at site. Unrated EF: $20 but ineligible for cash prizes. Unrateds may use unpublished ratings at organizer's discretion. Ent: US Chess Center. Mail to address above. www.chessctr.org. WCL JGP for Master/Expert - Class D sections.

May 17, New York

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 30 (enhanced) Grandmaster Challenge (QC)

6-SS G/25 (G/20, D/5), Marshall CC, 23 W 10th St, NYC: 212-477-3716, limited to first 64 entries. EF: $35 over 55/under 18, $45 others, $10 less to Marshall members (free buffet for participants.) GMs free, $25 deducted from prize. Reg.: ends 11:45 am. Prizes: G$$350-250-150-100-75-50, $100 U2400, $100 U2200, $75 U2000, $50 U1800, top over 55$=age, top under 18 $=3x age, top scoring female ($=# of players.) Rds.: 12-1:15-2:30-4:00-5:15-6:30. Byes: limit 2, request before Round 3. Quick rated; regular ratings used for pairing and prize purposes. Additional class prize $500 2800+, $250 2700+.

May 19, New York

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced) St. John's Masters at the Marshall Chess Club

4SS, G/30. ThirdTues. of every month. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. Open to players rated over 2100 (plus all players scoring 2.5 or more at any CCNY at MCCThursday 4 Rated Games Tonight! since the prior month's SJM) EF: $40, members $30, GMs $10 (returned on completion of tournament). For each event, money added to prize fund by the sponsors, St. John's University, and other generous patrons. Top three prizes guaranteed. $$G 300-200-100.Top U2400 and Top U2300 prizes. Special prize for biggest upset. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. One bye available, rds 1 and 4 only; declare at registration.

An American Classic!

May 22-25,23-25 or 24-25, Illinois

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 200 (enhanced) 18th annual Chicago Open

7SS, 40/2, SD/1 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/75; 2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/45). Under 900 section plays separate 2-day schedule only, G/45. Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 east to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south.) Free parking. $100,000 guaranteed prizefund.In 8 sections. Open: $8000-4000-2000-1200-800-600-500-400-400-400, clear winner bonus $200, top Under 2500 $2000-1000. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game (White 5 minutes, Black 3 minutes & gets draw odds, with 5 second delay) for title & bonus prize. Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700: each $6000-3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300. U2300 Section is FIDE rated. Under 1500: $5000-2500-1200-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300.Under 1300: $3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-300-300-300, top U1100 $800-400.Under 1100 play for both U1300 section prizes & U1100 class prizes; receive larger if winning both. Under 900: $200-120-80, trophies to top 10. Prize limits: 1) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated through 5/09 list may not win over $1500 U1300 or $2500 U1500. Games rated too late for 5/09 list not counted. 2) If more than 30 points over section maximum on any list 5/084/09, prize limit $1500. 3) Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) cannot win over $100 in U900, $600 U1300, $1000 U1500, $1300 U1700, $1600 U1900 or $2000 U2100.4) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mailed EF: 4-day $199,3-day $198,2-day $197 mailed by 3/16; 4-day $219,3-day $218, 2-day $217 mailed by 5/13; all $250 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online EF at chesstour.com: $200 by 3/16, $220 by 5/19, $250 after 5/20 until 2 hours before rd 1. Phone EF at 406-896-2038: $205 by 3/16, $225 by 5/19 (entry only, no questions). No phone entry after 5/19. GMs free; $150 deducted from prize. WGMs $100; another $100 deducted from prize. EF $70 less to all

New York State Open

April 24-26, Lake George $3000 GUARANTEED PRIZES See "Grand Prix" for details.

in Under 1300 Section and to seniors over 65 in Under 1500 & above sections. Under 900 EF: $24 if mailed by 5/13, $25 online at chesstour.com by 5/19, $30 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 5/19 (entry only, no questions), $40 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK. All: FREE ENTRY TO UNRATED in U900 or U1300 Sections. ICA membership ($15, scholastic $10) required for rated Illinois residents. Special 1 yr adult USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry: online at chesstour.com $30, mailed, phoned or paid at site $40.Re-entry: $100, no re-entry from Open to Open. $20 fee for switching section after 5/19.4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 12 &7, Sun 12 &7, Mon 10 & 4:30.3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 11 am, Rds. Sat 12, 3:30 & 7, Sun 12 & 7, Mon 10 & 4:30.2-day schedule (U1300 & up): Reg. ends Sun 9 am, Rds. Sun 10-12:30-2:30-4:30-7, Mon 10 & 4:30. Above schedules merge & compete for same prizes. Under 900 schedule: Reg. ends Sun 9 am, Rds. Sun 10-12:30-2:30-4:30, Mon. 10-12:30-2:30. Byes: OK all, limit 4 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit before rd 3 having under 2 pts. Hotel rates: $94-94-94-94, 800-937-8461,847-777-6500, reserve by 5/9 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chess-tour.com. Foreign player ratings: Usually 100 points added to FIDE, 100 to FQE, 200/more to most other foreign, no pts added to CFC or Jamaica. Most foreign ratings other than CFC, FQE or Jamaica not accepted for U2000 or below. Highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled. US player ratings: May official ratings used; FIDE ratings not used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games usually used if otherwise unrated.Special rules: 1) Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director.In round 4 or after, players with scores over 80% in U1300/up and their opponents may not use headphones, earphones, cellphones, or go to a different floor of the hotel without Director permission. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658, chesstour.com. You may request "lowest possible section" if May rating unknown. $15 service charge for refunds.Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com.WCL JGP.

May 23-24, Missouri

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 6 Show Me Classic

5SS, G/90, two sections - Open and U1600. Chess Club & Scholastic Center, 4657 Maryland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108. EF: $50, $40 for annual members of the club. MCA Membership Req'd from $5. OSA. PF: Guaranteed first, b/40 2nd-5th. Each section $300-200-150-100-50. Reg: 10-10:50, Rds: Sat 11,2:15, 5:30, Sun 12,3:15. One 1/2 point bye if declared before round 1. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108 314-361-CHESS, [email protected]. WCL JGP.

May 23-24 or 24, New York

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) New York May Open!

4-SS, 30/90, SD/1, Chess Center at the Marshall Club, 23 W10 St, bet. 5th-6th Ave, NYC: 845-569-9969. $$ 1,200 b/60 paid entries, minimum half each prize Gtd. May be limited to 1st 62 entries! 2 sections, Open. $$ 400-200-100, U2200/unr. $100. FIDE. Under2000. $$ 200-100, U1800 $100, $100 unr. prize limit. Both, EF: $45, Club membs $30, GMs free ($25 from prize), specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. Online entry at www.chesscenter.cc thru 5/21.2 options: 2-Day, rds 12:30-5:30 pm each day; 1 -day (rds 1-2 G/30), 10-11:15 am-12:30-5:30 pm Sun., merge rd 3.2 byes max, commit by rd 2. Reg. ends 15 min. before game. Re-entry $20, counts half. Foreign unr. must enter Open. CCA Ratings may be used. EF $10 extra by phone!WCL JGP.

USCF Membership Rates Premium (P) and Regular (R)

Type

1 yr

2yr

3yr

Adult P

$49

$85

$120

Adult P**

$42

$78

$113

Adult R

$36

$59

$81

Adult R **

$29

$52

$74

Senior (65+)**

$36

$65

$93

Young Adult P (U25)*

$32

$59

$85

Youth P (U16)*

$27

$49

$70

Scholastic P (U13)*

$23

$42

$60

Young Adult R (U25)*

$24

$43

$61

Youth R (U16)*

$20

$36

$51

Scholastic R (U13)*

$16

$28

$39

Premium membership provides a printed copy of Chess Life (monthly) or Chess Life for Kids (bimonthly) plus all other benefits of regular membership. Regular membership provides online only access to Chess Life and Chess Life for Kids; TLA Bulletin will be mailed to adults bimonthly and to scholas tic members three times per year. Youth provides bimonthly Chess Life, Scholastic bimonthly Chess Life for Kids, others listed above monthly Chess Life. See www.us chess.org for other membership categories. Dues are not refundable and may be changed without notice.

*Ages at expiration **Purchased online only

Tournament Life

An American Classic! May 23-25, California Southern

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 40 2009 Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic

6-SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day schedule rds 1-3 G/60, then merges). LAX Hilton, 5711 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. $$10,000 b/2 00, 5096 of each prize guaranteed. In four sections: Open: $$T+1800-750-400-300-200, U2400 400, U2200 700-300-200. Premier (under 2000): $$750-300-200-100. Amateur (Under 1800): $$750-300-200-100. Reserve (Under 1600/unrated): $$750-300200-100. U1400 400-200, U1200 150, Unr 150. (Unrated may win Unrated prize only.) Best game prize $25, all sections eligible. All: half-pointbyes available, limit 2, rds 5-6 must be requested with entry & cannot be revoked. SCCF membership req. ($18, jr. $10), OSA. No checks or credit cards at door Reg.:

3-day 9-10 a.m. 5-23,2-day 8:30-9:30 a.m. 5-24. Rds.: 3-day: 10:30-5 Sat-Sun, 10-4:30 Mon.2-day: 10-12:15-2:30 Sun., then merges. EF: $83 if received by 5-22, $95 door, U1400/unrated $67 by 5-22, $80 door. On-line entry: www.westernchess.com. Ent: SCCF, c/o John Hillery, 835 N.Wilton Pl. #1, Los Angeles CA 90038. HR: $109 (310) 410-4000, use group code LGM. Parking $10/day. Inf: [email protected]. NS, W, F. State Championship Qualifier. WCLJGP.

A Heritage Event! May 23-25, Oklahoma

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 50 27th North American FIDE Open

7-SS, G/90+30 sec, Quality Inn- 2515 W. 6th Ave (Hwy-51) Stillwater, OK 1405-372-0800. HR: 70-70-70. One section open to all. EF: $50 if postmarked and paid by cash or ck before May 20, $60 at door.Reg.: Sat Noon-12:45; Rds.:Sat 1,5:30, Sun 9-1-5, Mon 9-L $$G 5,700 will not be lowered. $$G, $800, $700, $600, $500.$$G $600 each class($300-200-100) Ex,A,B,C,D & below. Unr. competes in D & below. $50-$50 upset, 2 half pt byes rds 1-7, $10 OCF required from all players. Free Parking. Ent: Frank Berry, 402 S. Willis, Stillwater, OK 74074. 1-405-372-5758. [email protected] om NC, CMV, LS, W, FIDE. WCL JGP.

May 30, Tennessee

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 6 Rutherford County Open

5-SS, rd.1 G/30, rd.2 G/60, Rds.3, 4, 5 G/75. Grace Lutheran Church, 811 E. Clark Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN. EF: $25 by 5/28, $30 at site. $$ (1160, top 2 G, class prizes b/6 entries per class, else proportional): $200-120, X, A, B, C, D, E/below, Unr. each $120. Reg.: 8:00-8:45am. Rds.: 9:00-10:00-12:30-3:00-5:30. Ent: Rutherford County Chess Club, PO. Box 1593, Murfreesboro, TN 37133. rccc.us/ (with map to site), [email protected] NS. NC. W.

June 4, Nevada

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 50 2009 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC)

See Nationals.

June 4, New York

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) 10 Grand Prix Points Tonight!

4-SS, G/30, Chess Center at the Marshall Club, 23 West 10 St, bet 5-6 Ave, NYC:

212-477-3716. EF: $35, Club membs $25, GMs free ($20 from prize), specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$560 b/32 paid entries (may be limited to 1st 36 to enter), top 2 Gtd: $$ 200-110-50, Top U2200/unr $105, U2000 $95. Limit 2 byes (1 bye for U2000), commit by 8:15. Reentry $15. CCA ratings may be used. Class pairings OK rd. 4. Reg ends 10 min before game. Rds 78:15-9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible!

A Heritage Event! An American Classic! June 5-7 or 6-7, Nevada

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 200 (enhanced) 2009 National Open

See Nationals.

June 6, District of Columbia

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 15 20th Annual DC Action Championship

6-SS, G/30. US Chess Center, 1501M St. NW. Washington, DC 20005 EF: $32 if by 5/29, $40 at site. $$G400-250-100, U2200 $100, U2000 $80, U1800 $80, U1600 $80, U1400 $80, (Class prizes b/50,4/class). Reg.: 10-11. Rds.: 11:301-3-4:30-6-8. Ent: DCCL, address above. Info: 202/857-4922. NS, NC, W. www.chessctr.org.

June 6, North Carolina

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced) Orchard Lake Grand Prix

4SS, Rd1&2 G/61 Rd 3&4 G/90. Orchard Lake Campground, Saluda, NC. EF: $26.50, Special U1200 EF: $16.50 (incl $6.50 cmpgrnd fee). $$GTD: $200-10030-30-30-30-20-20-20-20. Rds.: 9:00-11:30-2:00-5:35. Accel pairings. ENT: Kevin Hyde, 705 Old Mtn Page Rd, Saluda NC 28773. 828-749-1625 hyde@ ioa.com. HR: 828-749-390. www.orchardlakecampground.com. www.ncchess. org. NCGPWCL JGP.

A State Championship Event! June 6-7, Kentucky

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 40 The Kentucky Open

5rd SS, g/90. Location University of Louisville Shelby Campus, Founders Union Building, 8003 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40222. EF: $40 if received by 6/3, $45 after/on site. Current KCA membership required for all KY residents Regular $8, Youth and Senior $4. Reg.: 8:30 - 9:30. Rds.: Sat, 10, 2, 5:30. Sun, 9, 2. Half point bye 1-4, must request before rd 2, withdrawals are not eligible for prizes. Prizes: $5100 b/120 paid entries. 3 sections Open, U1800, U1400. Open prizes 1st 1000, 2nd 500, 3rd 300, M 200, X 200, A 200. Open 1-3 and M fully guaranteed - remaining prizes 50% guaranteed andmust have at least 3 in the rating class to award a prize in that rating class.U1800 1st $500, 2nd 300, B 200, C 200. U1400 1st 500,2nd 300, D 200, E 200, U1000 200, Unrated 100.Ent: Ky Open, c/o Allen Priest, 7803 Wolf Creek Court, Louisville, KY 40241 or to the KCA PO. Box. 8035, Louisville, KY 40257. E-mail questions or entries to [email protected] or call 502-228-5054. WCL JGP.

A Heritage Event! June 12-14 or 13-14, Ohio

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 40 51st Gem City Open Tournament

5 Rounds, SS.Time Controls: 40/2, SD/1 (2 day option rds 1 & 2 G/75). Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th Street, Dayton, OH 45402.3 or 2 day option. Alexander Goldin will be playing in this Heritage Event - how about you? $$5,000 Gtd. 4 sections: OPEN: $1000-$550- $350-$250, FIDE Rated. Under2000: $500-$300-$150, Under1800: $500-$300-$150, Under1600: $500-$300-$150. Unrated prizes limited to 1/3d except in the OPEN w/balance to next player(s) in line. EF: 3-day $67,2-day $65 if mailed by 6/5.$77 at site 2 or 3 day Free to GM or IM. No checks at site, MC/Visa okay.DCC Members $5 discount. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 7:30 pm, rds Fri 8:00 pm, Sat 11-6, Sun 9-3:15.2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 a.m., rds Sat 11-2:30-6, Sun 9-3:15. Byes: two ok - must commit by round 2. Hotel & rates TBD - see www.daytonchessclub.com. Ent: Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402 or register Online www.daytonchessclub.com.Look for 1/2 page ad in the May issue! Ques-tions:[email protected] or call 937.461.6283 to lv msg. WCL JGP.

June 13, New York

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 30 (enhanced) 8th Annual New Yorker June Open!

5-SS, G/50, beautifully renovated, well-lighted 3rd Floor, New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, New York. $$2,200 Guaranteed prizes! 2 sections. Open, $$ 500-250-100, U2400/unr $160, U2200 $150, U2000 $140. Under 1800: $400-200-100, top U1600 $105, U1400 $95, $100 limit to Unr. EF: $56 postmarked by 6/5, $54 on-line thru 6/10 at www.chesscenter.cc, $60 by phone thru 6/10, $65 at site, $20 less to unrated players (only players with 3 games or less are unrated), $20 less to rated players in NY Junior Championship 6/14, GMs free ($30 from prize). Reentry $30; $10 charge for refunds.Questions, [email protected] or 845-569-9969 (credit card phone entries: 406-896-2191,24 hours, no questions). After 6/10, enter at site. On-site reg ends 10:30 am. Rds. 11-1:30-3:30-5:307:30 pm. Limit 2 byes, commit by 1:30. CCA ratings may be used. Ent: Chess Center of NY, PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553. Bring sets, clocks, boards— none supplied! W.

June 13-14, Virginia

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 20 6th Annual George Washington Open

5SS, Rds 1-3 G/2, rds 4-5 30/90 SD/1. $$2,200 (Top 3 G) B/90. Hotel Sierra, 45520 Dulles Plaza, Sterling, VA 20166. www.hotel-sierra.com luxurious sin gle and double suites. 20 Reserved Single Suites available by June 6 at $99 Doubles are greatfor families! Contact hotel at 703-435-9002 or 1-800.4.SIERRA. Be sure to ask for Virginia Chess rates; or book it online at stay.hotel-sierra.com/?id=VIR Near Dulles Airport. See tournament website for directions and more information. Open: $580-320-200 (G);Top X/A-Unr/B/C/D each $190, Top U1200 $150, Reg.: Saturday Jun 13:8:30 am-9:45am. Rounds: Sat 10-2307, Sunday 10-3:30p. One 1/2 pt bye allowed, must commit to byes with entry, none allowed after 1st round starts and are irrevocable after play starts. EF: $50 if rec'd by Jun 7th, $60 at site. Ent: Michael Atkins, PO Box 6138 (yes 6138!), Alexandria, VA 22306. Make checks to: "Virginia Chess". Email: [email protected], but NO e-mail entries, just information Web: www.vachess. org/nova.htm W, NS, FIDE. WCL JGP.

June 19-21 or 20-21, Maryland

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 40 (enhanced) Chesapeake Open

5SS, 40/120, SD/1, U1100 30/90 SD/1(All Rnd 1G/120) (2-day option, rds 12 G/75 U1100 2-day, rnds 1-2 G/60) Charles Commons, 3301 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. $$Based on score. Last year paid out over $5000.

6 sections: Open FIDE rated: 5.0 = $1500, 4.5 = $700, 4.0 = $350, 3.5 = $150 (min $1500 payout, all payouts raised if less than $1500) U1900,U1700: 5.0 = $1200,4.5 = $600,4.0 = $300,3.5 = $100U1500, U1300:5.0 = $1000, 4.5 = $500, 4.0 = $250, 3.5 = $100U1100: 5.0 =$500, 4.5 = $250, 4.0 = $125,3.5 = $50 Unrated may not win over $100 in U1100, $200 U1300, $300 U1500, $400 U1700, or $500 U1900.EF: $90 by 5/20, $100 by 6/16, and $105 online only by 6/18, $110 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less in U1100, GMs free; $50 deducted from prize, IMs 1/2 off entrance fee, $70 deducted from prize. Special HR: $40 single Sat. night, pay with registration. Free room Sat. night for GMs. $20 room Sat. night for IMs. Rooms may not be avail after 5/25. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6pm, rds Fri 7, Sat 11-6, Sun 9-3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10am rds 11-2-6,9-3:15. U11003-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6pm, rds Fri 7, Sat 11-4, Sun 9-2:00. U1100 2-day schedule: reg ends Sat 10am, rds 11-1:30-4, 9-2:00. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd, Towson MD 21204. Detailed rules and more information: www.baltimorechess.org/Chesapeake_Open.html, online entry: chesa-peakeopen.eventbrite.com/. WCL JGP.

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