International Correspondence Chess Federation

in association with the SCOTTISH CORRESPONDENCE CHESS ASSOCIATION

announces the

Second ICCF Veteran's World Cup

www.scottishcca.co.uk

ICCF will begin the Second ICCF Veteran's World Cup 1 September 2009, open to all players age 60 or older as of 1 September 2009.

The Second ICCF Veteran's World Cup will be "In Memoriam of Gerhard Radosztics", who was a distinguished delegate for Austria, ICCF officer and great friend, for over 20 years.

The 2nd VWC will be organised in three stages, which will allow several players from each group stage to advance to the Semifinals & Final. The number of promotions will depend on the total of entries received, but groups at each stage will comprise of 13 players (12 games) played by webserver with a rate of play of 10 moves in 40 days. Although the number of preliminary groups which each player may enter is unlimited, no player will qualify for more than two Semi-final groups or more than one place in the Final.

Players may enter at www.iccf-webserver.com or via email to [email protected]. The entry fee is $30, a bit less via Direct Entry, depending on exchange rate. Date of birth is required, along with email address. Closing date for email entries is 17 July 2009, or 31 July 2009 for Direct Entry.

All veteran chess players are heartily invited to enter this tournament, both for the enjoyment of games and friendly contact/communication with senior players round the World.

Tournament Life unrated. Special lyear USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com $30, mailed, phoned or paid at site $40. Re-entry $60; not available in Master Section. GMs $80 from prize. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11-6, Sun 9-3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11-2:30-6, Sun 9-3:15. U1000& U700 schedule: Reg. ends 9:30 am, rds. Sat 10-1:30-5, Sun 9-12:30-3:15. Bye: all, Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR: $94-94-94-94, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 9/25 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP.

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced) Cleveland Open

5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option rds 1-2 G/75, U1200 &U1000 are Oct 24-25 only with all rds G/75), Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Drive (inside Cleveland Hopkins Airport with free shuttle, near junction of I-71 and I-480), Cleveland, OH 44135. Free parking. $$G 13,000. In 7 sections: Open: $1200600-400-200, top U2300 $700, U2200 $600, U2100/Unr $500. FIDE. Under 2000: $1000-500-300-200. Under 1800: $1000-500-300-200. Under 1600: $1000-500300-200. Under 1400: $800-400-300-200. Under 1200: $300-200-120-80. Under 1000: $200-100-60-40. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limits: U1000 $80, U1200 $150, U1400 $300, U1600 $400, U1800 $500, U2000 $600. Balance goes to next player(s) in line. EF: 3-day $98,2-day $97 mailed by 10/15, all $99 online at chesstour.com by 10/20, $105 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/20 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Under 1200 or Under 1000 EF: all $60 less. Special EF: FREE TO UNRATED in U1000 or U1200 if paid with 1year USCF dues. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games usually used if otherwise unrated. Special USCF dues if paid with entry: online at chesstour.com $30, mailed, phoned or paid at site $40.3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 11-6, Sun 9-3:15.2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11-2:30-6, Sun 9-3:15, U1200 & U1000 Sun 9-12:30. Byes: OK all; Open must commit by rd 2, others by rd 3. HR: $83-83,216-2671500, request chess rate, reserve by 10/9 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chess-tour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP.

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced) 18th Annual Kings Island Open

5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75), Kings Island Resort, 5691 Kings Island Drive (I-71, 6 mi north of I-275), Mason, OH 45040. Free parking. $$ 25,000 based on 360 paid entries (re-entries count as 60% entries, U1000 Section EF 40% entries, unrated not counted); minimum $20,000 (80% of each prize) guaranteed. Free analysis of your games by GM Arthur Bisguier. In 8 sections: Open: $2500-1200-600-300-200,1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr

$1400-700. FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1900: $20001000-500-300-200. Under 1700: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1500: $1500-700-400-200-100. Under 1300: $1200-600-300-200-100. Under 1000/Unr: $300-200-100-60-40. Unrated prize limits: U1000 $80, U1300 $130, U1500 $300, U1700 $400, U1900 $500. Balance goes to next player(s) in line. EF: 3-day $103, 2-day $102 mailed by 11/5, all $105 online at chess-tour.com by 11/10, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 11/10 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site. Under 1000 Section EF: 3-day $43,2-day $42 if mailed by 11/5, $44 online at chesstour.com by 11/10, $46 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 11/10, $50 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. All: FREE ENTRY TO UNRATED in U1000 or U1300 if paying 1 yr USCF dues. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chess-tour.com $30, mailed, phoned or paid at site $40.3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11-6, Sun 9-3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11-2:30-6, Sun 9-3:15. Byes: OK all; Open must commit by rd 2, others by rd 3. HR: $73-73,800-727-3050,513-398-0115, reserve by 10/30 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Car rental is easiest & cheapest transportation from Cincinnati Airport. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP.

An American Classic!

A Heritage Event!

Nov. 27-29 or 28-29, Pennsylvania

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 150 (enhanced.) 40th annual National Chess Congress

6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50). Trophy sections play separate 2-day schedule only, 11/29-30, G/50. Sheraton Hotel Philadelphia City Center, 17th &Race Sts., Philadelphia 19103. $30,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND. Free analysis of your games by GM Arthur Bisguier. In 11 sections. Premier, open to all rated 2000/above and juniors under 18 rated 1800/above. $3000-1500700-400-200, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, U2400/Unr $1400-700. FIDE. Under 2200: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 2000: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1800: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1600: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1400: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1200: $1400-700-400-300-200. Unrated may notwin over $100 in U1200, $200 in U1400, $300 in U1600, $500 in U1800, or $700 in U2000. Top 7 sections entry fee: 3-day $108,2-day $107 mailed by 11/19, all $109 online at chesstour.com by 11/24, $115 phoned by 11/24 (406-896-2038, no questions), $130 at site. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize. Re-entry $60, not available in Premier. Mailed EF $3 less to PSCF members. No checks at site, credit cards OK. 3-day late entry ends Fri 11 am, rounds Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30.2-day late entry ends Sat 9 am, rounds Sat 10,12:45,3:30 and 6, Sun 10 &4:30. Trophy Sections: Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600. Unrateds age 15/over may not enter Under 600. Trophies to top 8 players in each section. Entry fee: $27 mailed by 11/19, $28 online at chesstour.com by 11/24, $35 phoned by 11/24 (406-896-2038, no questions), $40 at tmt No checks at site, credit cards OK. Late entry ends Sat 9 am, rounds 10 am, 12:45 pm, 3:30 pm each day. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess

Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com $30, mailed, phoned or paid at site $40. Student/Alumni trophies to top 5 teams of 4 (regardless of section) representing any U.S. college, HS or pre-HS players attend or have graduated from. Half point byes OK all rounds; limit 3, Premier must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. HR: $93-93-93-93, reserve by 11/13 or rate may increase. Parking at hotel $5/day with guest room, $12 without; garage next to hotel is about $10. Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633 or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, ccaguide.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP (top 7 sections).

An American Classic! Dec. 26-29 or 27-29, Nevada

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

7SS, 40/2, SD/1 (3-day option, rds 1-4 G/75), Bally's Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89103. $$ 120,000 based on 600 paid entries (seniors count as 3/4 entries, re-entries & GMs as half entries, U1000/Unr Section as 1/5, else in proportion; $90,000 minimum (75% each prize) guaranteed. No unrateds in U1300, U1500, or U1700 sections. In 7 sections. Open: $100005000-2500-1200-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak bonus $200, 2300-2499 $2500-1200, U2300/Unr $2500-1200. FIDE. Under 2100/Unr: $8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $2000. Under 1900/Unr: $8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-800600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $1000. Under 1700: $8000-40002000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400. Under 1500: $6000-3000-1500-1000800-700-600-500-400-400. Under 1300: $6000-3000-1500-1000-800-700600-500-400-400. Under 1000/Unr: $1000-600-500-400-300-200, no unrated may win over $200. Prize limits: 1) Players with under 26 games played as of 12/09 list may not win over $1500 U1300, $2500 U1500 or U1700. Games rated too late for 12/09 list not counted. 2) If more than 30 points over section maximum on any list 12/08-11/09, prize limit $1500. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mailed EF: 4-day $244,3-day $243 mailed by 10/15, 4-day $274, 3-day $273 mailed by 12/12. Online EF: $245 online at chesstour.com by 10/15, $275 by 12/19, $300 12/20 until two hours before round=2 01. Phoned EF: $250 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/15 (no questions), $280 by 12/19. No phone entry after 12/19. EF at site: $300. Special EF: Seniors over 65 in Under 1300 or above, $70 less. Re-entry $120; not available in Open Section. GMs $150 from prize. U1000/Unr Section EF: 4-day $64,3-day $63 if mailed by 12/12, $65 online at chesstour.com by 12/19, $70 phoned by 12/19 (406-896-2038, entry only, no questions), $80 at site. $30 less to unrated. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com $30, mailed, phoned or paid at site $40. 4-day reg. ends 12/26 5 pm, rds 12/26 6 pm, 12/27 116,12/28 11-6,12/29 10-4:30.3-day reg. ends 12/27 4 pm, rds 12/27 5-8:30, 12/28 11-2:30-6, 12/29 10-4:30. Bye: all, limit 4, limit 2 in last 4 rounds; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. HR: $96-96, 800-8333308,702-739-4111, rate may increase if not reserved by 11/22, all rooms in chess block may sell out about 11/1. Free parking (garage at adjacent Paris

CHECK OUT USCF'S CORRESPONDENCE CHESS RATED EVENTS

USCF's 62nd ANNUAL 2009 Open Correspondence Chess Golden Knights Championship $1,000 First Prize

(plus title of USCF's Golden Knights Champion and plaque) • 2nd place $600 • 3rd place $400 • 4th place $300 • 5th place $200 • 6th thru 10th place $100 each. Entry fee: $25. The entry deadline is November 30, 2009.

These USCF Correspondence Chess events are rated and open to all USCF members who reside on the North American continent, islands, or Hawaii, as well as those USCF members with an APO or FPO address. USCF members who reside outside of the North American continent are welcome to participate in e mail events. Your USCF membership must remain current for the duration of the event, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Those new to USCF Correspondence Chess, please estimate your strength: Class A: 1800 1999 (very strong); Class B: 1600 1799 (strong); Class C: 1400 1599 (intermediate); Class D: 1399 and below (beginner level). Note: Prize fund based on 300 entries and may be decreased proportion ately per number of entries assigned.

USCF's 6th ANNUAL 2009 E-mail Correspondence Chess Electronic Knights Championship

(Seven player sections, one game with each of six opponents.)

$700 First Prize

(plus title of USCF's Electronic Knights Champion and plaque) • 2nd place $400 • 3rd place $300 • 4th thru 10th place $100 each. Entry fee: $25. The entry deadline is November 30, 2009.

These USCF Correspondence Chess events are rated and open to all USCF members with e mail access. Your USCF membership must remain current for the duration of the event, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.

Maximum number of tournament entries allowed for the year for each player is ten.

Note: Prize fund based on 200 entries and may be decreased propor tionately per number of entries assigned.

Correspondence Chess Matches (two players)

• $5 entry fee per person with two, four or six-game options.

Win A Correspondence Chess Trophy

• Four-player, double round-robin with class-level pairings. • lst-place winner receives a trophy.

Victor Palciauskas Prize Tournaments

• Seven-player class-level pairings, one game with each of six opponents. • Players must have a USCF CC rating to enter. • lst-place winner receives $130 cash prize and a certificate signed by Victor Palciauskas.

John W. Collins Memorial Class Tournaments

• Four-player, double round-robin with class-level pairings (unrateds welcome). • lst-place winner receives a John W. Collins certificate.

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