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com/catonsvillechess. Ent: Joe Summers, 1201 Daniels Ave, Balt, MD. 21207. Include USCF ID. Checks payable to: Joe Summers.

Mar. 14-15, UMBC Open - Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament

See Grand Prix.

July 1-5,2-5,3-5 or June 29-July 5,37th Annual World Open (PA)

See Grand Prix.

Massachusetts

Feb. 18,25, Mar. 4,11,18, George E. O'Rourke Memorial

5SS, G/110, Wachusett Chess Club, McKay Campus School, Room C199, Fitch-burg State College, 67 Rindge Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420. EF: $1 per game played; free to Wachusett CC members. Reg.: 7-7:10 p.m., Rds.: 7:15 p.m. Byes: 1-4, limit two. Prizes: chess books. Info: George Mirijanian, 176 Oak Hill Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420, [email protected], 978-345-5011, Website: www.wachusettchess.org Online ratings as of Feb. 18 will be used. WCL JGP.

A Heritage Event!

Feb. 21-22,84th Annual Western Mass/Connecticut Valley Championship

5SS, G/90, Kittredge Center @ Holyoke Comm. College, Holyoke, MA. Sections/Prizes: Open; Revolving trophy to 1st, trophy to top X, A, B, C, D, E, UNR. Reg.: 2-day ends 10 AM; 1-day registration ends 9 AM Sun. Rds.: (2 day) 10:30, 2, 5:30 Sat., 1:30, 5 on Sun.; (1 day) 9:15,10:40,1/2 point bye, 1:30, 5, Sun. (Rds. 1 & 2, G/40). $2 EF disc. to WMCA members. EF: 2-day $26, or 1-day $24 mailed by 2/16/08, $29 at site. Mail check, payable to WMCA, and entry form to: Frank Kolasinski, 119 Brunswick St., Springfield MA 01108 More info:www.WesternMassachusettsChessAssociation.org. WCL JGP.

Feb. 22, BCC Sunday Scholastic

See January Chess Life.

Feb. 28-Mar. 1,3rd annual Saratoga Open (NY)

See Grand Prix.

Feb. 28-Mar. 1, NY State Scholastics (out of state welcome)

See New York.

Mar. 6-8 or 7-8,18th annual Eastern Class Championships

See Grand Prix.

Mar. 8, Eastern Class USCF Booster Quads

3RR, G/30, Host Hotel (see Eastern Class). EF: $20.1st prize each section: choice of 2 year USCF Adult membership with Chess Life, 3 year USCF Young Adult Membership with Chess Life, or $40. Reg: 10 am-12 noon, Rds: 12:301:30-2:30. Ent: at site only, no checks.

Apr. 8-12,9-12 or 10-12,11th annual Foxwoods Open (CT)

See Grand Prix.

Apr. 24-26 or 25-26, 6th annual Vermont Spring Open (VT)

See Grand Prix.

Michigan

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

See Grand Prix.

Missouri

Friday Action Quads - Every Friday Night (QC)

3RR, G/29 QR, Chess Club & Scholastic Center, 4657 Maryland Ave., St. Louis MO 63108. EF: $10. Prize fund $36 first in each quad. Club membership req'd. available from $1. Reg.: 6:30 - 6:45. Rounds begin at 7:00. Site entries only. Info: 314-361-CHESS [email protected].

Saint Louis Blitz Series - Every Tuesday night (QC)

5SS, G/5 QR, Chess Club & Scholastic Center, 4657 Maryland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108. EF: $5. Prize fund 100% payout! First overall will take home 7596 of all entry fees, and the highest scoring player in the bottom half takes 25%. Club membership req'd. available from $1. Reg.: 6:30 - 7. Rds.: 7,7:15, 7:30, 7:45,8. Site entries only. Info: 314-361-CHESS. [email protected].

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

See Grand Prix.

Mar. 15, Mid-America Open USCF Booster Quads

3RR, G/30, St. Louis Host Hotel (see Mid-America Open). EF: $20.1st prize each section: choice of 2 year USCF Adult membership with Chess Life, 3 year USCF Young Adult Membership with Chess Life, or $40. Reg: 10 am-12 noon, Rds: 12:30-1:30-2:30. Ent: at site only, no checks.

Mar. 21, Mizzou Quads

3RR, G/75. Memorial Union room N208,518 HittSt., Columbia. Directions: From I-70 exit 126, south on Providence, east on Rollins, north on Hitt. Entry fee: $20 if mailed by 3/14, $25 at site. First prize each quad: $70. Site entries cash only. Reg.: 9:30-10:15. Rounds: 10:30-1:15-4:00. Entries/Info: Charles Ward, 2400 Cimarron Drive, Columbia MO 65203, 573-443-6685, [email protected] quility.net. W.

Mar. 21, The 2009 Kansas City Chess Club Championship

The Kansas City Chess Club, 2512 NW Vivion Rd., Kansas City, MO 64150. Reg.: Online at www.kansascitychessclub.com or 9:30-10AM onsite. Sections: Open, U1700, U1500, U1300, and U1000. 3SS G90. Special U1000 section is 4SS G30. Online: $15/ Onsite: $25. Prizes: $1001st Place and KC Chess Club Champion Trophy each section. Cash prizes b10 each section. Req. Mem: USCF and KCCA. Ken 816-835-7529/e-mail [email protected].

Mar. 28, March Action Madness (CCSCSL Quick Championships) (QC)

Three events, same day! 8SS G/5,4657 Maryland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108. MCA Membership Req'd from $5. Armageddon playoff used in case of tie for each event. Trophy for 1st in each section. EF: $10. PF: 4096 of entries to overall, 4096 to top player of bottom half based on rating. Reg.: 10:30-10:50. Rds.: 11,11:15,11:30,11:45,12,12:15,12:30,12:45.6SS G/10, EF: $10: PF: 40% of entries to overall, 40% to top player of bottom half based on rating. Reg.: 1:30-1:50. Rds.: 2,2:30,3,3:30,4,4:30.4SS G/30 Two sections (Open and

U1600), EF: $15: PF: 85 96 of entries per class to 1st in that class. Reg.: 5:005:30. Rds.: 5:45, 6:45, 8, 9. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108 314-361-CHESS, [email protected].

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

See Grand Prix.

Nebraska

Feb. 21, Feb Plus Score

4 SS, G/75. Site: Creighton Univ. Harper Center, Rm #2066, 590 N 20th St., Omaha, NE 68102. EF: $15 if payment received by 2/19. $20 on-site. Plus Score prize format: 4.0$80, 3.5$45, 3.0$20, 2.5$7.50. USCF memb. req'd. Reg.: 9am-9:45. Rds.: 10:00,1:00, 3:45, 7:00. ENT: Ben Ryan, 4423 Frederick St., Omaha, NE 68105. 402.452.7686 [email protected]. WCL JGP.

Feb. 21, Rated Beginners Open VII (RBO)

6 SS, G/30. A "Play for Pieces" Event. Site: Creighton Univ. Harper Center, Rm #2066,590 N 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102. EF: $10 if payment received by 2/19. $15 on-site. Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st U800, 2nd U800. USCF memb. req'd. Reg.: 9am-9:45. Rds.: 10:00,11:15,1:00,2:15,3:30,4:45. ENT: Ben Ryan, 4423 Frederick St., Omaha, NE 68105. 402.452.7686 [email protected] hotmail.com.

Apr. 4-5,2nd Annual Spring Open

5 SS, Rnd 1 G/90, Rnd 2-5 G/120. Site: Creighton Univ. Harper Center, Rm #2066,590 N 20th St., Omaha, NE 68102. EF: $25 if payment received by 4/2. $30 on-site. Prizes: $$G $140-75-60, U1600 $45, U1400 $45, U1200 $45. USCF & NSCA memb. req'd ($10 adult, $6 under 20) Other states honored. Reg.: 9am-9:45. Rds.: Sat 10-1:45-6:30, Sun 10-3. ENT: Ben Ryan, 4423 Frederick St. Omaha, NE 68105. 402.452.7686 [email protected]. WCL JGP.

Nevada

See Grand Prix.

June 4,2009 U.S. Game/10 Championship (QC)

See Nationals.

June 5, National Open Scholastic Trophy Tournament

5-SS Game/30. South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89183. Open to players Uage 20. In 3 sections. U1800, U1200, and U800. Unrateds in the U1200 section and all players in the U800 section must be under age 12. Trophies to top 4 in each section, top 1 in each 200 point rating group and unrated. EF $29 by 5/19, $35 by 6/3, $40 on site. REG 9-9:45 a.m. RDS 10-11:15-12:30-1:45-3. HR: $75 single or double ($95 Friday and Saturday nights). 1-866-791-7626 or (702) 796-7111. ENT: Las Vegas International Chess Festival, PO Box 90925, Henderson, NV 89009-0925 or www.Vegas ChessFestival.com. NSNCW.

June 5-7 or 6-7, 2009 National Open

See Nationals.

9th Annual Sands Ifegc Reno - Far IVesf Open

A Weikel Tournament

150 Grand Prix Pts. (Enhanced) * April 10-12, 2009.M.D.E . Rated

$22,500 (b/250) $15,000 Guaranteed

6 Round Swiss • 5 Sections • 40/2 - 20/1 - G/1/2 Entry: $135 Average • Rooms: $27/$54! While they last! Thursday 4/9: 6 - 7:15 pm - Free Lecture by GM Larry Evans.

7:30 pm - Blitz Tourney (5 min.) - $20, 80% of entries returned as prizes 7:30 prn - Simul. $15! GM Khachiyan Saturday 4/11 3 - 4:30 pm - GM Larry Evans FREE Clinic (Game/Position Analysis)

Main Tournament

Registration: Thursday (5-8 pm.) - Friday - (8:30 -10 am.)

Round Times: (4/10) 12 (Noon) - 7 pm, (4/11) 10 am - 6 pm, (4/12) 9:30 am - 4 pm

For a flyer call or e-mail: Chief TD N.T.D. Jerome V. (Jerry) Weikel, (775) 747-1405 / [email protected]

Room Reservations: Terrible's Sands Regency Casino Hotel, 1-866-FUN-STAY - Ask for code CHESS09.

SEE TLA IN CHESS LIFE MARCH ISSUE ORVISITWWW.RENOCHESS.ORG/FWO

June 6-7, Susan Polgar World Open Championship for Girls and for Boys

5-SS, G/45. South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89183. In 8 sections separate for girls and boys: under19, under 15, under 11, and under 8 (as of June 7). In each section 1st place receives a MonRoi Personal Chess Manager. $$ 200-150-100-50 in chess prizes for 2nd thru 5th. Trophies for top 10 individuals, top 3 (3-player) school/club teams each section, special medals for next 10 individuals and next 3 school/club teams. Every player receives a special hand-signed certificate from Susan Polgar. Perfect score also wins a digital chess clock. Scholarships to Texas Tech will be awarded based in part on performance in this event. EF $45 by 1/19, $55 by 5/19, $65 by 6/3, $75 on site. Reg 4-8 p.m. Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday. Rds 11-1:30-4,11-1:30. Breakfast with Susan 9 a.m. Sunday. Opening Ceremony 10 a.m. Saturday, Awards Ceremony 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Blitz Championship 7 p.m. Saturday. Susan Polgar lecture 3:30 p.m. Friday, Puzzle Solving Competition 5 p.m. Friday, Simul 6:15 p.m. Friday. Chess Camp 9:00 a.m. Thursday. Part of the LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL; see the National Open TLA for other Thursday and Friday side events. HR $75 single or double ($95 Fri/Sat). 1-866-791-7626 or (702) 796-7111. REG: Las Vegas International Chess Festival, PO Box 90925, Henderson, NV 89009-0125, on line at www.VegasChessFestival.com, or by fax at (702) 933-9112. No telephone entries. NS.W. NC.

New Hampshire

Feb. 7-8,33rd Queen City Open

See Grand Prix.

Feb. 14, February Freeze Scholastic

4SS, G/30. Wells Memorial School, 235 Chesham Rd., Harrisville, NH 03450.

3 Sections: K-5 U800; K-8 U1000; and Open K-12. EF: $5 if info rec'd by 5/19, $9 at site. Reg.: 9-9:45. Rd 1: 10:00, Rds 2-4 ASAP Trophies and medals awarded. Entries should include name, section, USCF ID. Refreshments & hot food will be sold by PTA. Checks payable to: Chess Club, More info: 603-8273272. [email protected]. NS,W.

Mar. 28-29, Nashua Open

See Grand Prix.

Apr. 24-26 or 25-26,6th annual Vermont Spring Open (VT)

See Grand Prix.

New Jersey

Silver Knights Chess Tournaments

2-3 Saturdays per month we run scholastic USCF-rated tournaments throughout the Philadelphia area. Tournament locations include Philadelphia, Mt. Laurel (NJ), Bryn Mawr, Horsham, Collegeville, and more. Tournaments are open to grades K-12. Free game analysis by a National or International Master at each tournament. We have players of all skill levels compete in our tournaments, from brand-new kindergarteners up through some of the highest-rated scholastic players in the state. To see a list of dates and locations, see our website at www.silverknightschess.com. Phone: 610-4460818. Email: [email protected].

Wizards of the Mind Chess School

15 Center Street, Springfield, NJ - Lessons on Wednesdays and Saturdays for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Scholastic USCF-rated tournaments. For schedule and information visit our website at www.wizardsofthemind.com, email [email protected] ofthemind.com or call 973-262-1395.

The Newark Sleepless Knights Chess Club

Boylan Recreation Center of Newark, 916 So. Orange Ave. Newark, New Jersey 07103. Meets 1st and 2nd Saturdays of every months from 2-6pm. USCF rated tournaments and free chess lessons available.

Feb. 8, ICA Winter 2009 Scholastic Championship

4 SS, EVERYONE PLAYS 4 GAMES, ALL PLAYERS WITH 2.5 POINTS OR MORE WILL RECEIVE A TROPHY!!! Bergen Academy, 200 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601. U.S. CHESS FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR SECTIONS 1 AND 2. Info: 201 287 0250 or 201 833 1741 E-mail: [email protected]. (Web Site Entries: www.icanj.net) EF Adv (pmk by Feb 4th) $25 AT Site $30 Reg ends h hr before 1st rnd. Late entrants will receive 1/2 point bye for rnd 1. In 4 Sections Section 1: G/45 Open to players rated below 1200 K through 12th grade. Rds.: 9:45 AM, 11:30,1:15, 3:00 PM. Section 2: G/60 Open to players rated below 1600 K through 12th grade. Rds: 9:45 AM, 12:00, 2:15, 4:30 PM. Section 3: Open to unrated players K through 2nd grade. Rds.: 10:15 AM (tournament will end at approximately 1:00 PM). Section 4: Open to unrated players K through 12th grade. Rds.: 10:00 AM (tournament will end at approximately 2:00 PM). ENT: Diana Tulman, 28 Canterbury Lane, New Milford, NJ 07646. NS NC W.

Feb. 14-16, World Amateur Team & U.S. Team East

See Nationals.

Feb. 19, ATKM 3rd Thursday Quads

3 RR G/30 t/d5, Quads are grouped by rating. All the King's Men Chess Shop, 62 S Broadway, Pitman NJ 08071. Prizes: $25 1st per quad. Unrated cannot win more than $10. EF: $12, $10 ATKMCC members. Unrated (i.e. players with NO rating whatsoever, provisional or otherwise) $7, $5 ATKMCC members. Reg.: 6:15 - 6:45 PM. Rds.: 7-8-9 pm. INFO: Stephen Dick, [email protected] Sets.com, 856-582-8222. All: Visa/MC/Disc OK w/$1 paid surcharge. Bring a clock!

Feb. 21, Hamilton Chess Club Quads

3RR 40/80 15/30 15/30. Full K. Ray Dwier Recreation Center, Bldg. 392, Groveville, NJ 08620. Quads open to all EF: $10. $25 per Quad. Reg.: 9-10:30/am. Rds.: 10:30/am-1:30/pm-4:30/pm NJ State Chess Federation, no dues magazine Subscription per year, OSA NS NC W.

Feb. 22, 2009 Westfield Quads

3 RR game/45 full k. Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield N.J. Prizes: $50 to first in each section. Entry Fee: $20, $15 Members. Registration: 2-2:15

p.m. Rounds: 2:30-4:20-6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379. www.westfieldchessclub.com

Mar. 1,2009 Westfield Swiss #57 (QC)

5 Rd. game/15 full k (QC) Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield,N.J. $500 Guaranteed $125,$85,$50 under 2100,under 1850, under 1600, under 1350 $60 each Entrance fee: $35, $25. Members. Registration: 2-2:30 p.m. Rounds: 2:45-3:25-4:05-4:45-5:30 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379. www.westfieldchessclub.com.

A State Championship Event!

Mar. 1, New Jersey State Elementary Championships

5SS, G/30. Brookdale College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. Student Life Center, use Parking Lot #7 or #6; 5 minutes from Garden State Parkway exit 109.2 Sections: Elementary (K-6) & Primary (K-3). All: Trophies to top 15 individuals, top 5 teams. Elementary & Primary: Top 5 in each grade. Rds.: 10 am then ASAP Top 4 scores constitute the team score for Elementary; top 3 for Primary. EF: $25 before 2/23, $45 at site. USCF memb. req'd. EF includes 1 year memb. to NJSCF for NJ state residents. Reg.: 8-9:00 am. After 9:00 am, 1/2 point bye for round 1. INFO: 973-228-7039, ENT: Mike Somers, 29 Oakland Ave., West Caldwell, NJ 07006. Entries must include name, grade & school, date of birth, USCF ID # & Expiration date, mailing address, email address, phone number and entry fee. Checks made out to NJSCF.

Mar. 6-8 or 7-8, 18th annual Eastern Class Championships (MA)

See Grand Prix.

A State Championship Event!

Mar. 7-8, New Jersey High School Championships

5SS, G/90. Rutgers University - Busch Campus Center 604 Bartholomew Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854-8002. Call (732) 445-6127 for directions. 3 sections: Varsity Championship (9-12): 5 player teams with one alternate allowed. Coaches set order by player strength. Order must not be changed. Team avg. based on top 5 highest ratings. Trophies to top 10 NJ teams. Trophies for top three players, boards 1-5. Rds.: Sat. 10-2-6, Sun. 10-2. EF: $125/team before 2/28. $175/team at site. $5 per change on site. Junior Varsity (9-12): 4 player teams with one alternate allowed. Team avg. based on top 4 highest ratings. Trophies to top 10 NJ teams. Trophies for top 3 players, boards 1-4. Rds.: Sat. 10-2-6, Sun. 10-2. EF: $100/team before 2/28, $150 team on site. $5 per change on site. Booster (K-12):Trophies to top 15 individuals, top 5 teams, top 2 JHS,

6 top 2 elementary (K-6). Rds.: Sat. 10-2-6, Sun 10-2. Top 4 scores constitute team score. EF: $25 before 2/28, $35 at site. All: USCF memb. required. EF includes 1 year membership to NJSCF for NJ residents. Reg.: Sat. 8-9:00am. After 9:00am, 1/2 Point bye for round one. Info: 973-794-4601. ENT: Make checks payable to NJSCF and send to Roger Inglis, 49A Mara Rd., Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034. Entries must include, name, grade & school, date of birth, USCF ID# &exp. date, mailing address, email address, phone number and entry fee. WCLJGP.

A State Championship Event!

Mar. 8, New Jersey Junior High School Championships

5SS, G/30. Rutgers University - Busch Campus Center 604 Bartholomew Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854-8002. Section: JHS (k-9). ALL: Trophies to top 15 indi viduals, top 5 teams. Rds.: 10am then ASAPTop 4 scores constitute team score. EF: $25 before 2/28, $45 at site. $5 for changes at site. USCF memb. req'd. EF includes 1 year memb. to NJSCF for NJ state residents. Reg.: 8-9:00 am. After 9:00 am, half-point bye for round one. INFO: 732-259-3881, [email protected] aol.com. ENT: New Jersey State Chess Federation (NJSCF), PO Box 1511, Jackson, New Jersey 08527. Entries must include name, grade &school, date of birth, USCF ID # & Expiration date, mailing address, email address, phone number and entry fee. Checks made out to NJSCF.

Mar. 8, 2009 Westfield Quads

3 RR game/45 full k. Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield N.J. Prizes: $50 to first in each section. Entry Fee: $20, $15 Members. Registration: 2-2:15 p.m. Rounds: 2:30-4:20-6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379. www.westfieldchessclub.com.

Mar. 14, Princeton Day School

650 The Great Road. Plaques to top 3 school teams and top 6 in each section. Medals to all players. Sections: FUTURE MASTERS and CLOSED begin 10:30 (must preregister). FUTURE MASTERS G/60 3 rounds (Players K-12 over 1200), CLOSED G/45 (K-12 1000-1200) 4 rds, ALL OTHER SECTIONS On Site Reg.: 11:30-12:30.4 Rds.: 1,2,3, 4pm. (times will be accelerated if possible) G/30: OPEN (Players K-12 U-1000), RESERVE (K-12 U-800), NOVICE II (K-8 U-600), NOVICE I (unrated K-6), K-1 (unrated) NO SCORE K-1 (unrated). PARENTS OF PLAYERS G/30 rated, 3 rounds. Info and Register online: www.pds.org/ chess. Inquires to Bonnie Waitzkin. [email protected]. Pre-registra-tion $30 (On-site $40).

Mar. 15,2009 Westfield Spring Scholastic

3 SS, game/30. Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, N.J. Sections: k-2,3-5,6-12, trophies to top 3 in each section (tiebreaks). Entrance Fee: $20, $15 Members. Registration: 2-2:30 p.m. Rounds: 2:45-4:00-5:15 p.m. Unrated 3

ss, game/30. 3 sections k-2,3-5, 6-12, gold medal to first, silver medal to second, bronze medal to third. Entrance Fee: $10. Registration: 2-2:30 p.m. Rounds: 2:45-4:00-5:15 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379. www.westfield chessclub.com.

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-12 10-12:30-2:30-4:30. 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 www.silverknightschess.com to register.

Mar. 28, King's Chess Club Quads

Morning quads and afternoon quads, G/30, K-12, Bethlehem Church, 758 Route 10, Randolph, NJ 07869. EF: None. Reg.: 9-9:20 am., 1st rd. 9:40. Arr. by noon to reg. only for afternoon quads. Medal to each quad winner. Info: Bethlehem Church 973-366-3434 or Bob McAdams 973-694-3988, [email protected] bright.com.

Mar. 29, 2009 Westfield Quads

3 RR game/45 full k. Westfield Y, 220 Clark Street, Westfield N.J. Prizes: $50

Las Vegas Chess Festival

The National Open

June 5-7 Las Vegas, Nevada

VEGASCHESSFESTIVAL.com to first in each section. Entry Fee: $20, $15 Members. Registration: 2-2:15 p.m. Rounds: 2:30-4:20-6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379. www.westfieldchessclub.com.

Apr. 5,2009 Westfield Quads

3 RR game/45 full k. WestfieldY, 220 Clark Street, Westfield N.J. Prizes: $50 to firstin each section. Entry Fee: $20, $15 Members. Registration: 2-2:15 p.m. Rounds: 2:30-4:20-6:10 p.m. Info: Todd Lunna 732-946-7379. www.westfieldchessclub.com

Apr. 8-12,9-12 or 10-12,11th annual Foxwoods Open (CT)

See Grand Prix.

Apr. 19, ICA Spring 2009 Open Championship

See Grand Prix.

Apr. 24-26 or 25-26,6th annual Vermont Spring Open (VT)

See Grand Prix.

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

See Grand Prix.

New Mexico

Feb. 28, David Quadderfield Quads

3-RR, G/60. Main Library, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Community Room (lower level). 4-player sections determined by rating. EF: $10. NO ONSITE ENTRIES. Prizes: $30-1st in each section. Check-in: 10:00. Rds.: 10:30,1:15, 3:30. USCF memb. req'd. but not available at site. N/S, No food or beverage. Open to first 40 registered players only No byes allowed. Entries must be rec'd by 2/25/2009. Ent: Chad Schneider, 12004 Prospect Ave. NE, Albuquerque NM 87112. Checks payable to: Chad Schneider. Info: (505) 5504654. E-mail: [email protected]. Library info: www.cabq.gov/library/ main.htm. NM Cup points awarded.

Mar. 28, The Chessplayer's Guide to the Galaxy Octagons

3-SS, G/60. Main Library, 501 Copper NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Community Room (lower level). 8-player sections determined by rating. EF: $10. NO ONSITE ENTRIES. Prizes $$b/40: $40-$20 in each section. Check-in: 10:00. Rds.: 10:30,1:15, 3:30. USCF memb. req'd. but not available at site. N/S, No food or beverage. Open to first 40 registered players only. No byes allowed. Entries must be rec'd by 3/25/2009. Info: (505) 550-4654. E-mail: Wired-[email protected]. Ent: Chad Schneider, 12004 Prospect Ave. NE, Albuquerque NM 87112. Checks payable to: Chad Schneider. Library info: www.cabq.gov/library/main.htm. NM Cup points awarded.

New York

The Chess Exchange: Chess and Games Club

G/30 Rated Quads 1st Sunday of every Month. G/5 Blitz Tournaments Last Sunday of every Month. 288Third Ave., Brooklyn (718) 645-5896. Mon-Fri 12-8pm, Sun 12-6pm. www.TheChessExchange.comwww.TriStateChess.com Email: [email protected].

Feb. 15, Marshall CC Sunday Action

5SS, G/30, Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20. ($$ 360 b/24): 120-70-50, U2200/unr $65, U2000 $55. Rds.: 12-1:30-2:45-4-5:20pm. NOTE CHANGE: One bye available, requestwith entry.

Feb. 16-Mar. 16, Marshall CC Under-1600 Monday Swiss

5SS, 30/90, SD/60.23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20. $$300 b/20: $120-70-50, U1300 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45, Rds.: 7pm each Monday. Byes ok, limit 2, request by rd. 3. WCL JGP.

Feb. 17, St. John's Masters at the Marshall Chess Club

See Grand Prix.

Feb. 19,4 Rated Games Tonight!

4-SS, G/30, Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W 10th St, bet 5-6 Ave, NYC: 212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $30, Club membs $20, specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150-

100-50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds. 7-8:15-9:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under 10 min. before game.

Feb. 21, New York February Action!

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Feb. 22,10th Annual NY February Under 13 Open!

4-SS, G/30, open to all born after 2/22/96, Chess Center at Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th St, bet. 5-6 Ave, NYC: 845-569-9969. May be limited to 1st 52 entries. 2 Sections. 1. Open, EF: $32 postmarked by 2/14.2. Novice, for Under 1000 or Unrated, EF: $31 mailed by 2/14. Both, EF: $30 online at www.chesscenter.cc by 2/20, $35 by phone at845-569-9969 by 2/20, $40 at site, Club members $10 less ($5 fee for refunds). Trophies to top 10, top Unr, top 3 teams (top 3 scorers from same school) each section. 8 weeks free entry to 1st, 4 weeks free to 2nd each section. Speed playoff for 4-0. Limit of 2 byes, commit by 11:30. On-site reg. ends 9:30 am. Rds 10-11:30-12:45-2 EDT! Ent: Chess Center of NY, PO Box 4615, New Windsor, NY 12553. List USCF ID, rating, section, school/grade, DOB.

Feb. 22, Binghamton Monthly Tourney

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Feb. 22, NEW Sunday Sliding Scale Quads!

3-RR, G/30, Chess Center at Marshall Chess Club, 23 W 10th St, NYC: 212-4773716. EF: Master $35, Expert $30, A $25, U1800 $20. $$ (all EFs returned less $36 per quad). Reg ends 7:20 pm. Rds. 7:30-8:30-9:30. NO FREE ENTRIES!! No phone entry!

Feb. 22, Studio Feb Quad

3RR Game in 2. Reg.: 9:00 am Rds.: 10-2-6. Studio of Bridge and Games, 1639 Eastern Pkwy., Schenectady, NY 12309-6011.

Feb. 22, Sunday Under 1400 Action!

4-SS, G/30, Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10 St, between 5-6 Ave, NYC: 212477-3716, for Under 1400 or unrated. EF $30, Club Members $20, specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$200 b/20 paid: $100-60-40, $60 limit to unr. Reg. ends 3:45 pm. Rds. 4-5:15-6:45-8 pm. No advance entries.

Feb. 23-Mar. 23,83rd Nassau Grand Prix

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Feb. 24, Marshall CC Victory U-1800

4SS, G/30. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10 St., NYC, 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20. $$300 b/20: $120-70-50, U1400 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. One bye available, request at entry. Feb. 26,4 Rated Games Tonight!

4-SS, G/30, Chess Center at Marshall Club, 23 W 10th St, bet 5-6 Ave, NYC: 212-477-3716. May be limited to 1st 36 entries. EF $30, Club membs $20, specified Greater NY Scholastic prizewinners free. $$ (480 b/32 paid): 150100-50, Top U2200/unr $95, U2000 $85. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Rds. 7-8:159:30-10:45 pm. Phone entry often impossible! $5 extra if entering under 10 min. before game. Feb. 26-Mar. 26, FIDE Thursdays!!

(NOTE: this replaces the Feb. 26-Mar. 26 Thursday Members Only.) 5SS, 30/90, SD/60. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. Open to all players rated 1600 or above. EF: $45, $25 members. $$300 b/20: $120-70-50, U2000 $60. Reg.: 6:15-6:45, Rds.: 7pm each Thursday; Byes ok, limit 2, request by round 3. FIDE. WCL JGP.

Feb. 28, Marshall CC Saturday G/60

4SS, G/60. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. ($360 b/24) $120-70-50, 1700-1999/unr $60, U1700 $60. EF: $40, members $20. Reg.: 11:15-11:45. Rds.: 12-2:30-4:45-7. NOTE CHANGE: One bye available, request at entry.

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