Western Chess Congress

March 6-8 or 7-8,2009 at Concord Hilton Hotel in Northern California $20,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed! No play on Monday.

5 round Swiss, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75).

Under 1100 & Under 900 Sections are each a 6 round Swiss, March 7-8 only, game/65.

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.

$ 20,000 guaranteed prizes. In 8 sections; you play only those in your section.

Premier Section, open to all over 1950 and juniors under 18 over 1800.: $1600-900-500-300, clear/tie break 1st $100, top Under 2300 $800-400. FIDE rated. 100 Grand Prix Points,

Under 2100: $1400-700-400-300.

Under 1900: $1400-700-400-300,

Under 1700: $1400-700-400-300.

Under 1500: $1200-600-300-200.

Under 1300: $1200-600-300-200.

Under 1100: $600-300-200-100.

Under 900: $600-300-200-100.

must play in U190Q or prize limit U1900 $600,

Unrated below with U1700 $500, U1500 $400, U1300 $300, U1100 $200, U900 $100. Balance goes to next player(s) in tine.

Top 6 sections entry fee: 4-day $119, 3-day $118 mailed by 2/26, all $120 online at chesstour.com by 3/3, S125 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/3 (entry only, no questions). $140 at site.

U1100, U900 entry fee: $57 mailed by 2/26, $60 online at chesstour, com by 3/3, $65 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/3 (entry only, no questions), $70 at site.

All: FREE TO UNRATEDit paying 1 year USCF dues!

Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games used if otherwise unrated. Mailed entry $7 less to rated CalChess members.

Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry: online at chesstour.com $30, mailed, phoned or at site £40. USCF memb. required.

Re-entry (except Premier): $60.

3-day schedule: Reg Fh to 6:30 pm, rds Fri 7:30 pm. Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 9 am & 3:30 pm. NO PLAY MONDAY,

2-day schedule: Reg. Sat to 10 am, rds. Sat. 11 am, 2:30 pm& 6 pm, Sun. 9 am & 3:30 pm.

Under 1100, Under 900 schedule: Reg. Sat, to 11:30 am, rds Sat. 12, 3 & 6, Sun. 9, 12:30 & 3:30.

Half point byes OK all rds; must commit before rd 3, having under 2 pts.

All: Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. WCL Junior Grand Prix points available.

Hotel rates: $99-99-109, 925-8272000, reserve by Feb 20 or rate may increase.

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600. use AW D #657633.

Entry: Continental Chess, c/o Goichberg, Box 661776, Arcadia CA 91066. Optional entry form faces Chess Life inside back cover. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com.

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G ayIo rd Opryland Hotel

Nashville, Tennessee

April 3-5, 2009

$50,000 in cash scholarships to be awarded!

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