Us Amateur Team Events

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Chess" and mail to: Michael Atkins, PO Box 6138 Alexandria VA 22306 website: www.vachess.org/[email protected] for questions, NO INTERNET or PHONE entries only by mail, at site or Arlington Chess Club and Tidewater Chess Club in Norfolk. NS, NC, W. FIDE (Open). WCL JGP.

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced) 3rd annual Saratoga Open

6SS, G/65, Saratoga Hilton Hotel, 534 Broadway (I-87 Exit 13-N, 4 miles north on US 9), Saratoga Springs NY 12866. Discounted parking. $$G 1200. In 2 sections: Open: $$ 300-150-70, U2200 120, U2000 100. Under 1800/Unr: $$ 150-90-50, U1600100, U1400 70. EF: $52 mailed by 2/20, $53 online at chess-tour.com by 2/25, $55 phoned by 2/25, $65 at site. Reg. ends Sat 11 am, rds Sat 12-3-6, Sun 9-12-2:45. Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2. HR: $114-114,888-999-4711,518-584-4000, reserve by 2/13 or rate may increase. 48 hours notice required for room cancellation. Backup hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, 2 blocks away, 518-226-0538. Ent: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chess-tour. com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP. March official ratings used; unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

Feb. 28-Mar.1, Washington

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 10 17th Dave Collyer Memorial

5SS, g/120, St Anne's Children's Center Conference Room, W. 25 Fifth Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Sleep-in Option: Players may play round 1 beginning at noon with a g/60 t/c. EF: $27 if received by 2/27; $33 at door Under 19 $5 less. $$1600GTD: $325-200-125. Ex — $100; A; B; C; D/E/Unr: $100-75; Biggest Upsets: $100-50 (non-provisional ratings only). One prize per player exceptfor biggest upset. Reg.: Feb. 28 8:30-9:30 am (sleep-in option must register by 11:40). Rds.: 2/28:10(or 12) — 2:30 — 7:00; 3/01:9:00; 1:30. one 1/2 point bye available. Players meeting at 9:45 Feb. 28. ENT: Spokane CC c/o Kevin Korsmo 9923 N. Moore, Spokane, WA 99208-9339. INFO: www.spokanechess club.org, [email protected]. NS NC W. WCL JGP.

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

(NOTE: Mar. 1 Marshall CC Sunday Action now moved to Mar. 15.)

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, $35 others, $10 less to Marshall members (free buffetfor participants.) GMsfree, $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 used for pairing and prize purposes. Additional class prize $500 2800+, $250 2700+.

Mar. 6, Pennsylvania

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 6 2009 PA Quick Chess Champ. (QC)

6SS, G/10, T/D3. Hotel Carlisle & Embers Convention Center, 1700 Harrisburg

Pike, Carlisle, PA 17015, Exit 52A NB/Exit 52 SB off I-81, Exit 226 off PA Turnpike. 3 sections, EF rec'd by 2/17: Open: $12. U1500: $10. U1100: $8. $$ (730G): Open: 175-100-50, U1800 $45, U1600 $40. U1500:125-75-50, U1200 $40, Unr $30. U1100:Trophies: 1-5, U800, U600,1-2 Unr. All: EF: $20 after 2/17, PSCF $5 OSA. Reg: 6-6:30pm. Rd 1: 7pm. Feb 2009 Regular ratings used. Bye: limit 1, ask by rd 2. HR: Mention "PA States" for best rate; 800-692-7315 $75. Ent: PSCF, c/o Tom Martinak, 25 FreeportSt., Pittsburgh, PA 15223-2245. Info: mar-[email protected] 412-908-0286 W.

Mar. 6-8 or 7-8, California Northern

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced) Western Chess Congress

5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/75; U1100 & U900 sections are 6SS, 3/7-8 only, G/65). 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. In 8 sections. $$G 20,000. Premier, open to all over 1950 and juniors under 18 over 1800: $1600-900-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE Under 2100: $1400-700-400-300. Under 1900: $1400-700-400-300. Under 1700: $1400-700-400-300. Under 1500: $1200-600300-200. Under 1300: $1200-600-300-200. Under 1100: $600-300-200-100 Under 900: $600-300-200-100. Unrated must play in U1900 or below with max imum prize U1900 $600, U1700 $500, U1500 $400, U1300 $300, U1100 $200, U900 $100; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: 4-day $119,3-day $119,2-day $118 mailed by 2/26, all $120 online at chesstour.com by 3/3, $125 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/3 (entry only, no questions), $140 at site. U1100, U900 Sections EF: $57 mailed by 2/26, $60 online at chess-tour.com by 3/3 (entry only, no questions), $65 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/3, $70 at site. All: FREETO UNRATED. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1yr USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry: online at chesstour.com $30; mailed, phoned or paid at site $40. Re-entry (except Master) $60. Mailed EF $7 less to rated CalChess members. 3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 6:30 pm, rds Fri 7:30, Sat 116, Sun 9-3:30.2-day schedule: Reg Sat to 10 am, rds Sat 11-2:30-6, Sun 9:30-4. U1100&U900 schedule: Reg. Satto 11:30 am, rds. Sat. 12-3-6, Sun. 9-12:303:30. All schedules: Byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 3 and have under 2 pts. HR: $99-99-109, 925-827-2000, reserve by 2/20 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Questions: chess-tour.com, 845-496-9658. Ent: Continental Chess, c/o Goichberg, Box 661776, Arcadia CA 91066. $15 service charge for withdrawals. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP.

Mar. 6-8 or 7-8, Massachusetts

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced) 18th annual Eastern Class Championships

5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75), Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St, Sturbridge MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking. $$ 20,000 based on 250 paid entries (re-entries count half), minimum $12,000 (60% of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections: Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-300. Class A (1800-1999): $1400-700-400-300. Class B: $1400-700-400-300. Class C (1400-1599): $1200-600-400-300. Class D (1200-1399): $1000-500-300-200. Class E (Under 1200): $1000-500-300-200.

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