Any affiliate that has submitted at least 25 USCF memberships during the current or previous calendar year, or is the recognized State Affiliate, is eligible to become a Silver Affiliate. These affiliates will be recognized in a special list in Tournament Life each month, giving the affiliate name, state, and choice of either phone number, e mail address, or website. Silver Affiliation costs $150 per year, and existing affiliates may subtract $3 for each month remaining on their regular affiliation. As of August 6,2007, by paying an annual payment of $250.00 (instead of $150), Silver Affiliate status may be obtained with no minimum requirement for memberships submitted.


Feb. 28,4th Sat. of the Month Quad

Howard Johnson's Hotel, 1119 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE19713. Perfect score = FREE next quad!! (Every 10th quad free!) (time controls: 40/75, s/d 30). EF: $20. New players to Newark Quads only $10. $$GTD: Reg.: 9-9:30. Rds.: 9:451:15 5. ENT: Kevin Pytel, 604 N. Walnut St., Newport, DE 19804-2624. 302-753-6877 [email protected]. INFO: Rick Lathem 302-299-5407. NSW.

Mar. 21, Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Championships (PA)

Radnor Middle School, 150 Louella Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087. Sections: K-3, K-6, K-8, K-12. Time Control: K-3, K-6 5SS, G/30; K-8, K-12 4SS, G/60. EF: $25 online by 3/18; $35 on-site 9:00-9:30. Rds.: K-3, K-6 10-11:05-12:30-1:45-3; K-8, K-1210-12:30-2:30-4:30. Prizes: trophies to top individuals &schools. Free game analysis by IM Bryan Smith. Winner of K-12 is seeded into Greater Philadelphia Junior Invitational. See to register.

District of Columbia

Apr. 19, G/60 Spring Sensation

See Grand Prix.


South Florida Chess Club

Wednesday's 6:30-10:30pm. Rated G90 Tournaments and skittles.

Boca Raton Chess Club

Friday nights, Game 90 Tournament, one game a week for 4 weeks., 561-883-2917. WCL JGP.

Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, St. Petersburg $500 Absolutely Guaranteed Cash Open

5rd Swiss, G/30. Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St N., St. Petersburg. EF: $25; $30 at door. (SPCC Mems. $5 off) $100-$60-$40; U1600, U1400, & U1200 $50-$30-$20 each. Part of the lucrative and prestigious FCA Grand Prix. Preregister with Paypal. Cash or check only onsite 910 AM. Chief Organizer: Andrew Scherman. 727 822 1171. NS NC W.

Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, St. Petersburg 66 Trophy RBO

5rd Swiss G/30 USCF RBO 4 Sect. K-2U400; K-5U500; K-8U700; & K-12U1000; top 12 in each get trophy; all others get medal. Also Trophies to top 12 teams. Team (2 or more) - take bestfour scores from all divisions. Bughouse at lunch. EF: $18. (SPCC members $15) Onsite reg. cash or chck 9-10AM. First round 10:15 AM. Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N., St. Petersburg. 66 trophies every event. for dirctins and Paypal pre-rgistration. Chief Organizer: Andrew Scherman. 727 822 1171. NS NC W.

Feb. 13-15 or 14-15,2009 U.S. Amateur Team - South

See Nationals.

Feb. 21, February OCG Open Tournament

4 round Swiss, game/90 minutes. EF: $30. PF-b/30: $175-$110-$75. Best U-1600, U-1400, U-1200, $65 each. Reg.: 9:15am-9:45am. Rds.: 10am-1pm-4pm-7pm. Info: call 407-248-0818, WCL JGP.

Mar. 7, Orlando Bonus Tornado

4-SS, G/75, Melody Manor, 813 Montana St. EF: $30, CFCC mbr: $25, Masters free-EF deducted from prize. $$605 b/30:200-100-80, U1800, U1600, U1400 $75 ea. Prize increased 50% for 4-0 score. Reg.: 9:30am. Rds.: 10-12:303-5:30. Info: (407) 629-6946, WCL JGP.

Apr. 18, Orlando Bonus Tornado

4-SS, G/75, Melody Manor, 813 Montana St. EF: $30, CFCC mbr: $25, Masters free-EF deducted from prize. $$605 b/30:200-100-80, U1800, U1600, U1400 $75 ea. Prize increased 50% for 4-0 score. Reg.: 9:30am. Rds.: 10-12:303-5:30. Info: (407) 629-6946, WCL JGP.

June 25-29,3rd annual Philadelphia International (PA)

See Grand Prix.


A State Championship Event! Feb. 14-16,2009 Idaho Closed

IDAHO RESIDENTS ONLY! Shilo Inn, 1586 Blue Lakes Blvd No., Twin Falls, ID 83301. 6SS, 30/120, SD/60. Rounds: 9, 4, 9, 4, 8, 3. One 1/2 Pt Bye, Rounds 1 - 5, Must notify TD before second round. Reg.: 8am - 8:30am Saturday Feb 14. One Section: Open. EF: $30 by 2/10/2009, $40 at door. Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall - 1st, 2nd XThru F, Junior, Senior, Unrated. HR: $79/2-4 People, $15 Each Additional Person. FREE breakfast for each occupant. 866-539-0036, Askfor Darlene or mention chess. Contact: ICA 96 Jay Simonson, 208-206-7667. Mailto: [email protected]. NS, NC, W.

Apr. 4-5,2009 Idaho Open Chess Championship

5SS, G/120. 2 Sections: Open and Reserve (U1400). Site: ISU, Student Un Bldg, Salmon River Suites, 1065 S. 8th St., Pocatello, Idaho. EF: USCF mem req., $30 (U18&60+ $25), ISU students and ISU Chess Club $10, by 3/28/09. $40 (all) after. Reg & Ck in: 7:30-8:30 AM 04/04/09. Those not paid & ck'd in by 8:30 AM may not be paired in 1st rnd. RNDS.: 9,2,7,9,2.1/2 pt byes: Max 1, Rd 1-4 only. Commit by end of rd 2. Prizes: $$ b/30 non ISU; Open: $200-10075; Reserve: $100-75-50. HR/ENT/INFO: ICA 96 Jay Simonson, 391 Carol Ave. Idaho Falls, ID, 83401, 208-206-7667, [email protected], www.idahochess NC, NS, W. WCL JGP.


Feb. 21, Inaugural CU64 Open, Champaign-Urbana is Back!

4 round Swiss/G75. EF: $20.100% of EF returned - guaranteed prize fund of $1000 - minimum $100 prize for every class!! (u1200, u1400, u1600, u1800 & u2000.) Registration begins at 9 am, Rounds at 10, 1, 4 & 7. Location: Presby Hall, 405 E. John. 3rd floor. Free parking in garage on east side of the building. Contact: Tobias Simpson, [email protected]. WCL JGP.

Feb. 21, Swiss Tournament

4SS, G/60. Holiday Inn Hotel, 495 Airport Road, Elgin, IL (Intersection of I-90 & Rt. 31). Entry fee $20 (cash or check only), cash prizes based on entries. Registration begins at 8:30 A.M. Round times are 9:30,11:35, 2:25, 4:30.

Two sections if attendance warrants, otherwise one section with class and upset prizes. For more information see:, or call Bob at 815-519-3323.

Mar. 13-15 or 14-15,13th Annual Mid-America Open (MO)

See Grand Prix.

Mar. 14,7th Annual Mark Oestreich Memorial Chess Tournament

3 rounds.Time controls 30/70, then 40/60. No sudden death. Salem Community Center, 416 Oglesby St., Salem, Illinois. Entry fee: $15.00. Prize fund: $360.00, based on 30 players. 1st $80,2nd $40. Classes: A, B, C, D/E/Unrated $60.00 each. Registration: 8:00 - 9:15. Rounds: 9:30,1:00,5:00. Entries: Jim Davies phone 314-721-4967,7358 Shaftesbury, St Louis, MO 63130. email jan-[email protected].

May 22-25,23-25 or 24-25,18th annual Chicago Open

See Grand Prix.

June 25-29,3rd annual Philadelphia International (PA)

See Grand Prix.


See Nationals.

Mar. 13-15 or 14-15,13th Annual Mid-America Open (MO)

See Grand Prix.

See Nationals.


Mar. 7, Lexington Stampede

5SS, G/30. U1600 or U1400 section depending on entries. UK Student Center Room #231, Avenue of Champions (Euclid Ave), Lexington KY. 2200+ rated players get FREE entry. EF: $1 for every 100 rating points. Minimum $10. PRIZES: 9096 of entry fees returned. RDS: 10:15-11:15-lunch-1-2-3:30. ENT: Stephen Miller, 859.200.8460, [email protected], Jerry Baker, 859.806.0637, Lex-[email protected].


A State Championship Event!

Mar. 14,2009 Louisiana G/30 Championship

5-SS, G/30. Site: Baton Rouge Bridge Center, 3033 Old Forge Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808. EF: $30 if mailed by 3/6, $40 at site. LCA Memb. req'd ($10 Adult, $5 Schol.), OSA. Prizes: $600 b/30,50% Gtd. $150-50. U2000: $80, U1800: $80, U1600: $80, U1400: $80, U1200: $80. Reg : 9:15-10:15am. Rds.: 10:30-12-1:152:30-3:45. Ent/Info: Alex Steger, 14946 Currency Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70817, [email protected], (225) 933-9548. NS, NC.


Mar. 7 & 21, Maine State Scholastic Tournaments

University of Maine, Orono, Memorial Union. March 7 -Teams: Elementary (K-

3 and K-6 divisions) and Junior High; each with Championship and Novice Sections; all sections four rounds, G/45. Also High SchoolTeams (Championship, Reserve and Novice Sections), all sections four rounds, G/60. Pre-registra-tion required ($5 per player- late fees may apply). March 21 - Individuals: HS(Championship and Under1200 Sections); JHS(one section); and Elementary (K-3 and K-6 Sections). All sections four rounds, G/60. Pre-registration (EF $10); or register on-site (EF $15). All scholastic event sections except Novice are USCF-rated. Non-USCF members can obtain memberships with entry. Download information and entry forms for all events at, or contact Ron Lewis, evenings 207-781-3962 or e-mail at [email protected].

Mar. 14, Fourth Annual Maine State Scholastic Girls Championship

University of Maine, Orono, Memorial Union. 4SS, G/60, to determine the Official State Scholastic Girls Champion and the Maine qualifier to the annual Susan Polgar National Invitational Championship for Girls. Championship and U600 sections. Trophies: top Grade K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 finishers and to the top three overall; awards to all participants. Pre-register: (EF $5) or register at site 8:00 to 8:30 AM (EF $10). USCF membership required, available with registration. Information and registration forms at or from Dan DeLuca, 80 Giles Pond Road, Aurora, ME 04408. Phone (207) 584-3370 or email [email protected]. Mar. 21, Sidekick Quads 5

Memorial Union, University of Maine, Orono. Adults-only USCF-rated (EF $15) and non-rated quads (EF $10) tournament, G/30, register on-site; no prizes, all net proceeds to benefit Maine Scholastic Chess. Enter at site (8:30 -9:00AM) or to pre-register and for additional information e-mail Alba Briggs at [email protected].


Silver Knights Chess Tournaments

We organize USCF-rated tournaments on Saturdays for adults and kids. Free analysis by a National Master at every tournament for the scholastic players. Trophies to top scholastic finishers; 70% of entries returned as prizes in open (adult) sections. To see a list of dates and locations, see our website at www.silverknightschess. com. Phone: 610-446-0818. Email: [email protected]

Feb. 20, Mar. 6, Catonsville Friday Knight Quick #78, #79 (QC)

5SS, G/15, Catonsville Chess Club, Bloomsbury Community Center, 106 Blooms-bury Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228. EF: $5.00 Reg.: 7:30pm. Rds.: 8,8:30,9,9:30, 10. Prizes based on entries with 65% returned in prize fund. Info: Joe Summers [email protected] or 410-788-1009. catonsvillechess Dir: 695 to exit 13 West, left at second light, 3 blocks on right.

Mar. 1, Catonsville First Sunday Action

5SS, G/30, EF: $18, under 15 $5 off. Rds.: 12:00-1:30- 2:45- 4:00-5:15. Reg.: 11:15am. Bloomsbury Community Center, Room 118, 106 Bloomsbury Ave., Catonsville, Md. 21228. $$b/24 $100-$50 U1800 $40 U1400 $40, more per entries. Bye: 1-4. Info: [email protected] 410-788-1009 www.geocities.


APRIL 17-19, 2009

Location: The Suites at 1 King West, Finan cial District, Downtown Toronto, Canada Style: 5 round Swiss, 3 Sections (Open, <2000, <1600), CFC rated.

Prize Fund: $CDN 16,000+ Guaranteed! Open $3,000 2,000 1,000 etc. Prizes for top 5 & top juniors, seniors, females in each section, plus class prizes (<2200, <1800, <1400) & individual game prizes (biggest upset, brilliancy prize) as well as special prizes for chess trivia contest win ner, best dressed etc. Entry Fee: $CDN 90 (or $US 77), Partici pants must be or become CFC members (go to for special non res ident rates)

Accommodation: Special chess rate (10B3TP) of $CDN 169 offered by The Suites. 416 548 8100 or 1 866 470 5464 Book early! Limited number of rooms available at this rate.

Time Control: Rd. 1 30/90 + ihr SD, Rds. 2 5 40/120 + ihr SD.

Rounds: Fri. 7pm sharp!, Sat. 11/5, Sun.10 /4, awards at 10:45pm

Byes: Maximum of 2 through rounds 1 4 Equipment: Bring your own chess sets and clocks. None provided. To Enter: Mail to Brian Fiedler P.O. Box 67083, Yonge & Eglinton P.S., 2300 Yonge St., Toronto, Ont. M4P 3C8 Canada. Make cheques / money orders payable to: "2009 Toronto Open Chess" Deadline for entries April 13, 2009 NO entries accepted at site on day of tournament. Full refund if you change your plans prior to April 13, 2009. Additional Info: Bryan Lamb 905 554 4548, 416 904 5938 [email protected] Brian Fiedler 416 733 3199, 416 480 8801 [email protected] or go to for further info. & entry form.

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