E-mail Rated Events (need e-mail access): Lightning Match • Two players with two, four or six-game option. • Entry fee $5 per person.
Swift Quads • Four-player, double round-robin format. • 1st-place prize merchandise credit of $30.
Walter Muir E-Quads (webserver chess)
• Four-player, double round-robin e-mail format tournament with class-level pairings. • 1st-place receives a certificate.
• Entry fee: $7. Express Tournament
• Seven-player events, one game with each of six opponents.
• Prizes: 1st place $30 merchandise credit, 2nd place $20 credit.
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NOTE: Except for Lightning Matches, Swift Quads, Walter Muir E-Quads, Electronic Knights & Express Tournaments, players will use post office mail, unless opponents agree to use e-mail.
To Enter: 800^USCF (8723), Fax 931^787^1200 or on-line www.uschess.org
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Jan. 2, Pennsylvania
World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) 2010 New Year LVCA Grand Prix
4SS, G/90. St. James Church, 11th &Tilghman Sts., Allentown, PA 18102. EF: $40, LVCA Members $30, $$200-100 guaranteed to top 2, more per paid entries. FREE ENTRY TO UNRATEDS, if paying 1 year USCF Dues. Up to two 1/2 pt byes with advanced notice (if declared before round 3). REG.: Ends 10am. RDS.: 10-1:30-4:45-7:45. Ent/Info: Check payable: Bruce Davis, 1208 Linden St, Fl 1, Bethlehem, PA 18018.610-625-0467 or [email protected]/. Mail Reg by 12/28 to enter to win a Saitek Competition Chess Clock. WCL JGP.
World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) Happy New Year Open!
4-SS, 30/90, SD/1. Chess Center at the Marshall Club, 23 W. 10 St., bet. 5th-6th Ave., NYC: 845-569-9969. $$ 1,200 b/60 paid entries, minimum half each prize Gtd. May be limited to 1st 62 entries! 2 sections, Open. $$ 400-200100, U2200/unr. $100. FIDE. Under 2000. $$ 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.chess center.cc thru 12/31.2 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 maybe used. EF $10 extra by phone! wCl JGP.
World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) Queens Winter Open
5-SS, G/120. All Saints Lutheran Church, 164-02 Goethals Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432. EF: $40, $35 at site, $5 less to QCC members. $$200-$100 guaranteed to top 2, more per entries. Up to two 1/2 pt byes okwith advance notice (byes for Rounds 4 and/or 5 must be declared before Round 3). REG.: 7:30-8:00. RDS.: 8:15 each Friday. ENT (mail by 1/2): Ed Frumkin, 445 E 14th St #10D, NYC 10009 (212-677-3224 before 10pm and before 5pm on Fri). WCL JGP.
Jan. 8-10, California Southern
World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 40 2010 Century West Open
5-SS, 3-day 40/2, SD/1, 2-day rds 1-2 G/60 then merges. LAX Hilton, 5711W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. $$10,000 b/200, 5096 of each prize guaranteed. In 3 sections: Open: $$1500-1000-800-400-200, U2400 200, U2300 200, U2200 750-500-300, U2100 200, U2000 200. EF $83 by 1/8, $95 door. Premier (U1900: $$750-500-300-100, U1700 500-300-200. EF: $83 by 1/8, $95 door. Amateur (U1500): $$400-250-100, U1300 100-50, U1100100, Unr 100. EF: $67 by 1/8, $80 door. Reg.: 5:30-6:30 1-8, 9-10 1/9. Rds.: 3-day: 7,10:30-5,104:30.2-day: 10:30-1 (G/1), then merges with 3-day at 5. All: SCCF membership req. ($18 re, $10 jr). $25 Best Game prize, all sections eligible. 1 half-point bye rds 1-4 if requested at least 1 round in advance. HR: $99, (310) 410-4000, use Group Code CWO. Parking $8/day. Info: [email protected]. Web site, on-line entry: www.westernchess.com. Ent: SCCF, c/o John Hillery, 835 N. Wilton Pl. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90038. NS. NC. F. State Championship Qualifier. WCL JGP.
World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 (enhanced) New York Winter Game/45!
5-SS, G/45. Chess Center at the Marshall Club, 23 W. 10 St., bet. 5-6 Ave., NYC: 845-569-9969. EF: $40, Club membs $25, GMs free ($20 from prize), specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free! $$840b/42 paid entries, minimum half each prize Gtd: $$ 300-200-115, top U2200/unr. $125, U2000 $100. Limit 2 byes, commit by 2 pm. Re-entry $20. CCA ratings may be used. Rds. 12-23:45-5:30-7:15 pm. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Online entry at www.chesscenter.cc thru 1/7; $10 extra to "enter" by phone!
Jan. 15-17 or 16-17, Florida
World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 15 Central Florida Class Championships
G/120 (2-day: Rd.1 G/60). Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel, 60 South Ivan-hoe Blvd., Orlando, FL 32804. $$7000/ b130,60% Guaranteed. 6 Sections: OPEN: $1000-400-200, U2200 $150, U2100 $100. Class A: $600-300, U1900 $150. Class B: $600-300, U1700 $150. Class C: $600-300, U1500 $150. Class D: $600-300, U1300 $150. U1200: $500-300, U1000 $100, U800 $50. Rated players may play up one class only. Unrateds limited to $50 unless Place prize in OPEN. EF: 3-day $69,2-day $68 by Jan 2, both $80 later and on-site. Re-entry $40. $15 less to students in grades K-8 in U1200 section. CFCC memb discount: $15 ($5 for Jr/Sr memb). Trophies to top in each section (& Class X) also Class F, G, H, I, J & Unr in U1200 having more than one entry. Trophies and titles limited to Florida residents. FCA membs eligible for FL GP Awards. Reg.: ends 1/2 hr before 1st rd. Rd.1: 8pm Fri (2-day: 10am Sat at G/60). Rds.: 2-5: Sat 1 & 6, Sun 9 & 2.1/2 pt. byes if req'd before rd. 2 (max 2). HR: $79 (888) 6278525 or (407) 425-4455; (Mention "Chess"). Reserve by Dec 30. Complimentary parking voucher & internet with sleeping rooms; other parking at $5 per day. Ent: CFCC, c/o Harvey Lerman, 921 N. Thistle Ln., Maitland, FL 32751; or online: 2010CFclass.eventbrite.com. Info: 407-629-6946 or www.centralflchess. org. WCL JGP.
Jan. 15-17, Texas
World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 50 (enhanced) JG's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers Texas Masters
5SS, G/90 with 30 sec increment. Student Union Galaxy Rooms atThe University of Texas at Dallas, 800 West Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75080. Open to 1.) players rated 2200 and above or who have been rated 2200 on any crosstable on MSA or 2.) any Fide rated over 2000/Fide titled player and 3.) players who do not meet previous criteria can play by paying a hefty entry fee. FIDE rated. Please do not mail entries after January 6. You may register on active.com until Jan 12th. EF: USCF +2400 $50, USCF 2200-2400 or fide rated $90, otherwise $200. Fide GMs Free. Online Registration (note that Active.com charges fee.): www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id= 1796624. TCA Memb. req'd: Regular $11, Jr/Student $8.50, No Magazine $5, Family $16. OSA. USCF Membership Required. $$b/20:75% Guaranteed.
$1500-750-250. U2400 $500. Reg.: 1/15: 6:00-7:00 pm. Rds.: 7:20 pm, 12:30 pm - 5:15 pm, 9:10 am - 2:45 pm. 1 bye if requested before round 2. Park on metered parking by Student Union or by UTD bookstore. Or get visitors pass at guard shack on University Drive and park on visitor's parking. Due to conduction, check website for parking updates. Recommended Hotel: Hawthorn Suites Richardson, 250 Municipal Dr., Richardson, TX 75080.972-669-1000. HR: $79 for 1 bedroom will pullout couch, $99 for 1 bedroom plus another king bedroom plus pullout couch. Mention UTD rate to get hotel rate. Any problems bookingyour room, please askfor Lynn Koutney. Free hot breakfast with hotel room. ENT: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 LonghornTrail, Crow-ley, TX 76036. 214.632.9000. INFO: Barb Swafford, [email protected] www.swchess.com. NS, NC. FIDE. WCL JGP.
Jan. 15-18,16-18 or 17-18, California Northern
World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 200 (enhanced) Golden State Open
7SS, 40/2, SD/1 (3-day option rds. 1-2 G/75, 2-day option rds. 1-4 G/35, no 2-day Open Section.) Under 900 Section plays separate 2-day schedule Jan 17-18 only, G/35. At Concord Hilton Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA 94520 (I-680 Willow Pass Rd exit). Free shuttle between hotel and Concord BART station. Free parking. $$60,000 based on 450 paid entries (re-entries & U900 Section count as 1/3 entries), minimum guarantee $40,000 (2/3 each prize). Open, open to all. $$4000-2200-1300-1000-800-700-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak winner $300, top U2400 $2000-1000. FIDE. Under 2200: $30001500-800-700-600-500-400-300-200-200. Under 2000: $3000-1500-800-700600-500-400-300-200-200. Under 1800: $3000-1500-800-700-600-500-400-300200-200. Under 1600: $2500-1300-700-600-500-400-300-300-200-200. Under 1400: $2000-1000-700-500-400- 300-200-200. Under 1200: $2000-1000-700500-400-300-200-200. Under 900: $800-400-200-150-100-80-70. Prize limits: 1) Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) may enter any section, with maximum prize U900 $200, U1200 $400, U1400 $600, U1600 $900, U1800 $1200, U2000 $1500. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated may not win over $400 in U900, $800 in U1200 or $1200 in U1400.3) If more than 30 points above section maximum on any list 1/09-12/09, prize limit $1000.4) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Top 7 sections EF: 4-day $174,3-day $173, 2-day $172 mailed by 1/7, all $175 online at chesstour.com by 1/12, $180 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 1/12 (entry only, no questions), $200 at site. GMs free; $150 deducted from prize. Under 900 Section EF: $52 mailed by 1/7, $55 online at chesstour.com by 1/12 (entry only, no questions), $60 phoned to 406-8962038 by 1/12, $70 at site. All: Special 1 yr USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30. Re-entry (except Master) $60. Mailed EF $5 less to rated CalChess members. 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:15 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30.3-day schedule: Reg. Sat to 10:15 am, rds Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:30.2-day schedule: Reg Sun to 9:15 am, rds Sun 10-12-2-4-6, Sun 10-4:30, not available for Open Section. Under 900 schedule: Reg. Sun to 9:15 am, rds. Sun. 10-12-2-4, Mon. 10-12-2. Byes: OK all; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4; limit 3 byes in Open. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on
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