Clubs Committee

The USCF is appointing a Clubs Committee with Bob Rasmussen, President of the Fresno Chess Club, as chair. Anyone interested in discussing how to build a chess club or joining the committee is welcome to call Bob at 559-708-8100.

1200/1300 FLOORS

As of April 1st, 2010, the USCF has added peak rating floors at 1200 and 1300. This applies only to events that end on or after 4/1 /2010. To earn a 1200 floor a player needs to have a post-event established rating of at least 1400, to earn a 1300 floor a player needs to have a post-event established rating of at least 1500.

Tournament Life

Section: 2,500,1,250,750,500,400,300,300,300,250,250; U1600 Section: 2,500,1,250, 750, 500, 300, 300, 300, 300, 250, 250; U1400 Section: 1,500, 1,000,600,400,300,300,300,250,250,250; U1200 Section: 1,500,800,500, 400, 300, 200, 200, 200, 200, 200, U1000prize = 500; Unrateds may enter Open and U1200 sections only and limited to $400 in prizes; Byes: Two halfpoint byes upon request, last round bye request must be made by the end of round 2 and can not be retracted; Classic Schedule G/120: Fr (12 Noon - 5 PM )-Sat (12 Noon - 5:30 PM) -Sun: (12 Noon - 5 PM); 2-Day Schedule: Rounds 1-2-3, Saturday: 10 AM (G/60) -12:30 PM (G/60) - 3 PM (G/60); Round 4, Saturday: 5:30 PM (merged with Classic Schedule, G/120); Rounds 5-6, Sunday: 12 Noon - 5 PM; EF: $149 USPS by 12/11 & 6 PM on-line; $172 on line only 12/11,6 PM -12/16,6 PM (no USPS); $10 early EF discount to Juniors (18 years old and under); $189 at the site (Classic = 11 AM Friday & 2-day = 9AM Sat); GMs free if pre-enter by 12/11, $45 after that (counts as free entry for based on), Early EF deducted from all GM prizes; re-entry = $100 (counts as 1/2 entry), No e-mail or phone entries; On-line tournament/side event entry and info: http://chessweekend.com/; USPS Tournament and Blitz entry (include USCF ID, contact info, e-mail, section; schedule, bye requests): Tim Just,37165 Willow, Gurnee, IL 60031, Checks payable only to Chess Central. $20 EF refund service charge. Note special tournament rules on-line or request USPS copy. Book Dealer: Rochester Chess & Books + Chess4Less. Saturday Blitz: $1500 B/60, 2 sections, 5 Round Double Swiss - 10 Games, 2 Games with each of 5 opponents, G/5 (no delay), Rnd 1 byes available, Rnd: 10/18/10,10:15 PM- December Supplement Used For Saturday Blitz Rating, Highest Regular/Quick, Or Highest Available, Rating Used - Quick Chess Rated, EF: $30 by 12/11 USPS or 12/16 on-line, $40 after that, Open: $250 - $125, U2300, U2100, U1900: $110-$55; Reserve (U1700): $200-$100, U1500, U1300, U1000: $70-40; Un may win top prizes only; Special Rules: Cell phone usage is prohibited in the tournament room. If you use your's without TD permission you may lose 10 minutes or half your time, which ever is less. Repeated violations may lead to forfeits or removal from tournament. Players must submit to search for electronic devices if requested byTD/Organizer. Players, and their opponents, after round 3 with a score of 80% or over may not use headphones, earphones, cell phones, or leave the playing area withoutTD/Organizer permission. Glenn Panner&Tim Just, organizers. http://chessweekend.com/. Chess Magnet School JGP.

An American Classic! Dec. 26-29 or 27-29, Nevada

ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 200 (enhanced) 20th annual North American Open

7SS, 40/2, SD/1 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/75). Bally's Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas. NV 89103. $$ 120,000 based on 600 paid entries. Seniors, re-entries & GMs count as half entries, U1000 Section &U1300 unrateds as 1/4, else in proportion; $90,000 minimum (75% each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections. Open: $10000-5000-2500-1200-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak bonus $200, 2300-2499 $2500-1200, U2300/Unr $2500-1200. FIDE. Under 2100: $8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400400, no unrated may win over $2000. Under 1900: $8000-4000-2000-15001000-800-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $1000. Under 1700: $8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400. Under 1500: $6000-30001500-1000-800-600-500-400-300-300. Under 1300: $6000-3000-1500-1000800-600-500-400-300-300. Under 1000: $1000-600-500-400-300-300-300200-200-200, no unrated may win over $200. Prize limits: 1) Players with under 26 games played as of 12/10 list may notwin over $1500 U1300, $2500 U1500 or U1700. Games rated too late for 12/10 list not counted. 2) If more than 30 points over section maximum on any list 12/09-11/10, prize limit $1500. 3) Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) may notwin over $200 in U1000, $400 U1300, $800 U1500, $1200 U1700, $1600 U1900, or $2000 U2100. 4) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mailed EF: 4-day $244, 3-day $243 mailed by 10/15,4-day $274,3-day $273 mailed by 12/13. Online EF: $245 at chesstour.com or entry.cc by 10/15, $275 by 12/20, $300 12/21 until two hours before round 1. Phoned EF: $250 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/15 (no questions), $280 by 12/19. No phone entry after 12/19. EF at site: $300. Special EF: Seniors 65/over in Under 1300 or above, $130 less. Re-entry $120; not available in Open Section. GMs $150 from prize. U1000 Section EF: 4-day $84, 3-day $83 if mailed by 12/13, $85 online at chesstour.com by 12/20, $90 phoned by 12/19 (406-896-2038, entry only, no questions), $100 at site. EF for unrated in U1300 or U1000:4-day $54,3-day $53 if mailed by 12/13, $55 online at chesstour.com by 12/20, $60 phoned by 12/19 (406-896-2038, entry only, no questions), $70 at site. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young

FOREIGN RATING? NOT UNRATED!

If you have no USCF rating, but do have a rating or category from any other country, no matter how many years ago, you are not unrated.

If you have a FIDE rating, you are also not unrated.

Tell the Director of any event you enter about your foreign rating or category or your FIDE rating, so that you can be paired appropriately.

Adult $30, Scholastic $20.4-day reg. ends 12/26 5 pm, rds 12/26 6 pm, 12/27 11 &6,12/28 11 &6,12/29 10 &4:30.3-day reg. ends 12/2710 am, rds 12/27 11 am, 2:30 pm &6 pm, 12/28 11 & 6,12/29 10 & 4:30. Bye: all, limit 4, limit 2 in last 4 rounds; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. HR: $9696,800-833-3308,702-739-4111, rate may increase if not reserved by 11/22, all rooms in chess block may sell out about 11/1. Free parking (garage at adjacent Paris Las Vegas Hotel is most convenient). Car rental: for special Avis rate reserve car through chesstour.com or call 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633. Foreign player ratings: Usually 100 points added to FIDE, 100 to FQE, 200/more to most other foreign, no pts added to CFC or Jamaica. Some foreign ratings not accepted for U1900 or below. Highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled. US player ratings: December list used; FIDE ratings not used. Special rules: In round 3 or after, players with scores of 80% or more and their opponents may not use headphones, earphones, or cellphones or go to a different floor of the hotel without Director permission, and must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.

Regional

Alabama

July 10, Birmingham Classic

4SS, TC: G/75. Homewood Community Center, 1632 Oxmoor Road, Home-wood, AL 35209. OPEN ($400 b/15): $225-100-75; RESERVE (U1500; $375 b/15): $200-100-75; Late REG.: Jul 10th, 8-8:40am. Rds.: 9, 11:30, 2:30, 5. EF: $30, if mailed by Jul 3rd; $40 at site. AMATEUR (K-12; U1000): 5SS,TC: G/40. EF: $20; NOVICE (K-8; NR), 5SS, TC: G/30. EF: $10, if mailed by Jul 3rd. Trophy: Top 3. Rds.: 9-10:30-12:30-2-3:30. Checks payable to: Caesar Chess. ENT: Caesar Chess, 4524 Southlake Parkway, Suite 34-PMB 310, Birmingham, AL 35244. Info: [email protected], www.AlabamaChess.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.

Arizona

Every Friday - Friday Night Action

SS G/30, Every Friday, Rounds 7,8,9,10pm. Chess Emporium, 10801N 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85029. EF: $35.8296 prize fund. ChessEmporium.com. 602-482-4867.

Every Tuesday - Tuesday Night Action

SS 45/2 SD/1,1 round every Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Registration firstTues. of month. Chess Emporium, 10801N 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85029. EF: $35.6096 prize fund. ChessEmporium.com. 602-482-4867. Chess Magnet School JGP.

July 16-18 or 17-18, Ye Olde Pueblo Open

See Grand Prix.

July 31-Aug. 8, Aug. 3-8 or 5-8, Jerry Hanken Memorial - 111th annual U.S. Open (CA-S)

See Nationals.

Dec. 26-29 or 27-29,20th annual North American Open (NV)

See Grand Prix.

Arkansas

A State Championship Event!

Aug. 20-22 or 21-22, Arkansas State Championship 2010

6SS, G/2 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60). Independence Hall, UACCB, 2005 White Drive, Batesville, AR 72501. $$ 1,600 b/50.1st $350; 2nd $200,1st in Class A, B, C, D and E: $200, Upset: $50. Plaques for AR residents. Minimum 4 players in a section for prize or $50. EF: $45 by 8/1 or $50 after. $25 for scholastic players for half prize. 3-day schedule: Reg.: Fri 6-6:45 pm. Rds.: Fri 7 pm, Sat 9-2-7, Sun 9-2.2-day schedule: Reg. Sat 8-8:45am. Rds. Sat 9-11:30(G/60), merge at 3rd round. One half-bye upon request at registration. Contact: Jason Qian, 870-834-3681, [email protected]. USCF/ACA, OSA, NS, NC, W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

California Northern

July 5,12,19,26, Modesto Round Table July Amateur '10

4SS, G/90. ONE SECTION UNDER 2000 & BEGINNERS. LOCATION: 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto (Meeting Room). GTD PRIZES: 4 pts $60,3.5 pts $45,

3 pts $30, 2.5 pts $15. RDS.: Mon. 7pm. EF: $15. REG.: 6-6:45pm at Site. INFO: John C. Barnard (209) 450-6133. Chess Magnet School JGP.

July 10, Cupertino Octos!

3SS, G/60.10675 S. De Anza Blvd. #4, Cupertino, CA 95014.408-996-1236.8 player sections. Top section: 1st $120,2nd $50, All others: 1st $100,2nd $50. EF: $30 by 7/9, $40 same day. Reg.: 1-1:45pm. Rds.: start at 2pm. TD discretion may be used in assigning ratings. Site capacity: 32 Info: albertjrich@ yahoo.com, http://us.mc654.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose7to =albertjrich@ yahoo.com.

July 24, Modesto Round Table Summer Amateur '10

5SS, G/60, ONE SECTION UNDER 2000 & BEGINNERS. LOCATION: 3848 McHenry Ave., Modesto (Meeting Room). GTD. PRIZES: 5 pts $150,4.5 pts $120,

4 pts $90,3.5 pts $60, 3 pts $30. RDS.: 10-12-2-4-6. HALF PT BYE(S): Rd1 or Rd1 w/Rd2. EF: $30, ($10 More at Site 9-9:45am). ENTRIES TO SPONSOR: John C. Barnard, 3728 Chippewa St., Modesto, CA 95356-0711. INFO: (209) 450-6133.

July 31, Cupertino Kids Quads!

3RR, G/45. 10675 S. De Anza Blvd. #4, Cupertino, CA 95014. 408-996-1236. Trophy to first place in each Quad. Medals to players without a trophy. EF: $20 before day of tournament, $30 same day. Reg.: 1-1:30. Rds.: start at 2pm. TD discretion may be used in assigning ratings. K-12. Site capacity: 32 Info: [email protected], http://us.mc654.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose7to =[email protected].

July 31-Aug. 1, Fremont Open

See Grand Prix.

July 31-Aug. 8, Aug. 3-8 or 5-8, Jerry Hanken Memorial - 111th annual U.S. Open (CA-S)

See Nationals.

Aug. 19-22,20-22 or 21-22,2nd Annual Central California Open

See Grand Prix.

Sept. 4-6,2010 CALCHESS LABOR DAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

See Grand Prix.

California Southern

LA Chess Club

www.LAChessClub.com. Saturdays: 10AM-10 PM (Class & 3 Tournaments). Sundays: 12-6 & 1-5 PM (Adult & Junior Tournaments) - Details on our website. Tuesdays: 7:30-9:30 PM (Intermediate/Advanced Lecture). 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 795-5710. (4 blocks 405 West, Santa Monica & Butler, 2nd Floor). Private (1:1) Lessons, Group Classes, Tournaments.

July 2,9,16,23,30, LACC Friday Nite Double Quick G/10 (QC)

4DSS, G/10 (8 Games). 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90025,2nd Fl. 4 blks W 405. EF: $10. Q-rated. Reg.: 7:30-8 pm. Rds.: 8, 8:45,9:30,10:15. Prizes: 1/2 EF. Free BOA & street parking. Info: (323) 265-0585 or www.LAChessClub.com.

July 3,10,17,24,31, LACC LA Masters G/30

3SS, G/30.11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90025,2nd Fl. 4 blks W 405. EF: $30 ($20 LACC memb). Reg.: 5:30-6 pm. Rds.: 6, 7, 8. Prizes: 3/4 EF. Free BOA & street parking. $3 underground. Info: (310) 795-5710 orwww.LAChessClub.com.

July 3,10,17,24,31, LACC Saturday G/60

3SS, G/60.11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90025,2nd Fl. 4 blks W 405. EF: $25 ($20 LACC memb). Reg.: 11:30-12 pm. Rds.: 12,2,4. Prizes: 1/2 EF. Free BOA & street parking. $3 underground. Info: (310) 795-5710 or www. LAChessClub.com.

July 3,10,17,24,31, LACC Saturday Nite Double Blitz G/5 (QC)

5DSS, G/5 (10 Games). 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90025,2nd Fl. 4 blks W 405. EF: $10. Q-rated. Reg.: 8:30-9 pm. Rds.: 9,9:20,9:40,10:10,10:30. Prizes: 1/2 EF. Free BOA & street parking. $3 underground. Info: (310) 795-5710.

July 4,11,18,25, LACC Sunday G/60

3SS, G/60.11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90025,2nd Fl. 4 blks W 405. EF: $25 ($20 LACC memb). Reg.: 11-12 pm. Rds.: 12, 2, 4. Prizes: 1/2 EF. Free BOA & street parking. $3 underground. Info: (310) 795-5710 orwww.LAChessClub.com.

July 4,11,18,25, LACC Sunday Scholastic Triathion 4 separate events - each consisting of Chess/Bughouse/Blitz

3SS, G/30.11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90025, 2nd Fl. 4 blocks W 405. EF: $25 ($20 LACC memb, $10 off siblings, Free new LACC memb). 2 sections: K-1 and K-12. Reg.: 12-1 pm. Rds.: 1,2, 3; then Bughouse (4-5) and Blitz (5-6). Prizes: Trophies (Top 3), Medals (next 3) & Disney prizes (every chess player receives a prize). Free BOA&street parking; or underground ($3). Free refreshments and free class (12-1). Info: (310) 795-5710 or www. LAChessClub. com.

July 4,11,18,25, LACC Sunday Super Quad Masters G/30

3SS, G/30.11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90025,2nd Fl. 4 blks W 405. EF: $25 ($20 LACC memb). Reg.: 11-12. Rds.: 12,1,2 pm. Prizes: $60. Free BOA &street parking. $3 underground. Info: (310) 795-5710 or www.LAChessClub.com.

July 15-18,16-18 or 17-18,15th annual Pacific Coast Open

See Grand Prix.

July 25, WARM UP for 2010 U.S. Girls Junior Championship (7/31-8/3)

4-SS, G/30. Los Angeles Chess Club, 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025,2nd floor. 2 sections: Open & U1400. Open:Trophies to top 3 - Chess Medals for the rest. Reserve: Trophies to top 3 - Chess Medals for the rest. EF: $25/$20 LACC memb; SCCF Memb $3 off, free new LACC memb. Reg.: 12:00 -12:45 a.m. Rds.: 1,2,3, 4 pm. Parking: Free BOA parking - cross street - or in the building basement ($3). Info: (310) 795-5710 or [email protected]; www.LAChessClub.com.

July 31, Saturday Chess Tournament

Victor Villa Clubhouse, 13393 Mariposa Road, Victorville, CA 92395. The tournament is planned as Quads, with the strongestfour players in the top quad, the nextfour in the second quad, etc. A three round Swiss System tournament may be used to take care of all entries in the bottom section. There will be three rounds with each player having one hour for all his moves. No one will be eliminated! All players may play three rounds. Players may sign up at: 9:30 A.M. with the last round expected to finish about 5 PM. EF: $10. First prize in each section is $30. TD: Donald Cotten.

July 31-Aug. 1, U.S. Open Weekend Swiss

See Grand Prix.

July 31-Aug. 3,2010 Trophies Plus U.S. Girls Junior Open Championship

See Nationals.

July 31-Aug. 3, World Chess Live Tournament of College Champions

See Nationals.

July 31-Aug. 8, Aug. 3-8 or 5-8, Jerry Hanken Memorial - 111th annual U.S. Open

See Nationals.

Aug. 1, U.S. Open Scholastic

Open to K-12 (2009-2010 school year) 4-SS, G/30, in three sections: Open, Under 1200/Unr, Under800/Unr. Entry fee $20. Registration: 9am-11:30am. Rds.: 12-1:30-3-4:30. Prizes: Trophies for top five each section; top U1600 U1400 in Open; Top U1000, Unr in U1200; andTop U600, Unr in U800. Registration 'Cut-Off' Dates: Online, $145 by 6/13 - (Note: This date has been extended!), $165 by 7/28. By mail, $147 postmarked by 6/13 - (Note: This date has been extended!), $167 postmarked by 7/22. By phone, $150 by 6/13 -

(Note: This date has been extended!), $170 by 7/28. Hotel Rate 'Cut-Off' Date: July 7, 2010 NOT July 10, 2010. Check www.uschess.org/tournaments/ 2010/usopen/ for updates.

G/30. Entry fee: $20. Registration: 9am-11:30am. Rds.: 12-1:30-2:30. Prizes:

$50 to first in each quad. Registration 'Cut-Off' Dates: Online, $145 by 6/13 -(Note: This date has been extended!), $165 by 7/28. By mail, $147 postmarked by 6/13 - (Note: This date has been extended!), $167 postmarked by 7/22. By phone, $150 by 6/13 - (Note:This date has been extended!), $170 by 7/28. Hotel Rate 'Cut-Off' Date: July 7,2010 NOT July 10,2010. Checkwww.uschess.org/ tournaments/2010/usopen/ for updates.

5-SS, G/15. Quick rated, higher of regular or quick rating. Entry fee: $40. Registration: 9am-11:30am. Rds.: 12-1-2-3-4. Prizes: 80% of entries as returned as cash prizes. First 30%, second 15%, U2100 12%, U1800 10%, U1500/Unr 8%, U120 0 596. Registration 'Cut-Off' Dates: Online, $145 by 6/13 - (Note: This date has been extended!), $165 by 7/28. By mail, $147 postmarked by 6/13 - (Note: This date has been extended!), $167 postmarked by 7/22. By phone, $150 by 6/13 - (Note:This date has been extended!), $170 by 7/28. Hotel Rate 'Cut-Off' Date: July 7, 2010 NOT July 10, 2010. Check www. uschess.org/tournaments/2010/usopen/ for updates.

Aug. 7, U.S. Open Blitz Championship (QC)

See Nationals.

Aug. 19-22,20-22 or 21-22,2nd Annual Central California Open (CA-N)

See Grand Prix.

Aug. 22,2010 Westwood Summer Open

See Grand Prix.

Sept. 4-6 or 5-6, 32nd Annual Southern California Open

See Grand Prix.

Sept. 5, SCO Scholastics

5-SS, G/30. LAX Hilton, 5711W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. Open to gr. 12-below. In two sections: Open: Trophies to top 5, top 3 U1200, top 2 Unrated, top grades 12-11- 10-9/below. Grade 6/below U1000: Trophies to top 5, top 3 U700, top 2 Unrated, top grades 6-5-4-3-2-1/below. Reg.: 8:309:15. Rds.: 9:30-11-12:15-1:45-3. EF: $16 if received by 9-3, $20 door. Inf: John Hillery, [email protected]. On-line ent: www.westernchess.com. Ent: SCCF, c/o John Hillery, 835 N. Wilton Pl. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90038.

Sept. 6, SCO Action Swiss

5SS, G/30. LAX Hilton, 5711W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. $$500 b/40, else proportional: $150-70-40, U2100/Unr $80, U1800 $80, Under 1500 $80. EF: $21 if received by 9-3, $25 at door. Reg.: 9-10 a.m. Rds.: 10:15-11:3012:45-2:30-3:45. Ent: SCCF, c/o John Hillery, 835 N.Wilton Pl. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90038, online at www.westernchess.com.

Sept. 6, SCO Hexes

3-SS, G/90. LAX Hilton, 5711W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. Six-player sections by rating. EF: $20 if received by 9-3, $25 door. $$ 40-20-10 each section. Reg.: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Rds.: 10:30-1:30-4:30. Ent: SCCF, c/o John Hillery, 835 N. Wilton Pl. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90038. www.westernchess.com.

Dec. 26-29 or 27-29,20th annual North American Open (NV)

See Grand Prix.

Colorado

July 1,8,15,22,29, RMPCC Thursday Night G/75 July 2010 Swiss

The Right Move Public Chess Club, First United Methodist Church, 420 North Nevada Ave, Classroom #234, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. 5SS, G/75. Play one game each Thursday for the entirety of the month. EF: $10 on-site or by phone at (719) 442-1808. One Section, USCF membership req'd (may be purchased on-site). Prizes:Total cash payout is 75% of gross receipts. 1st=40%, 2nd=20%, 1st U/1500=15%. Reg.: FirstThursday of the Month 6:00 - 6:55pm. Rds.: Clocks will start at 7pm sharp. Sets, boards & clocks provided. Questions: Email: [email protected] orWebsite: www.rightmovechess. com. Chess Magnet School JGP.

July 3, RMPCC 2010 Summer Quads, A Saturday Summer Chess Series #1

3RR. G/60, Regular and Quick Chess Rated, Sudden death in 60 minutes, Groups of 4 by rating, USCF rated, USCF membership required. Right Move Public Chess Club, First United Methodist Church, 420 North Nevada Avenue, Classroom #234, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. The church is on Nevada Avenue between Boulder and St Vrain in downtown Colorado Springs. EF: $10 if received 3 days prior to event, $15 on event day. $35 to first in each quad. Registration: 10-10:30 a.m. Rounds: 10:45-1:00-3:00 p.m. If the total number of entries is not divisible by four, the lowest 5 - 7 players will play a 3-round swiss. Because this tournament is in a "Quads"format, byes are not allowed and withdrawals are strongly discouraged. USCF 5th edition rules will be in effectfor all quad tournaments. Digital clocks will be set to G/55 td/5. Unrated players will be placed in the lower quad or section and will be eligible for prizes. USCF membership may be obtained at playing site. Send pre-registrations to: Right Move Public Chess Club, P.O. Box 246, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Checks payable to Right Move Public Chess Club. Info: right-[email protected], 719-484-9467. www.rightmovechess.com.

July 10, Chessmates Summer Chess Series

Scholastic players Kindergarten through 9th grade. 4 rounds, Game in 40 with 5 second increment. Trophy's in rated k-3, 4-6 and Overall rated. Trophy's for unrated k-3,4-6 and Overall unrated. Located in Fort Collins, T and R Paul Academy. EF: $15 pre-register, $20 at door. Details: ChessmatesFC.com.

July 20, July 2010 G/29 Grand Prix Event - Fort Collins (QC)

Part of the Colorado G/29 Grand Prix, not a USCF GP Event. 3SS, G/29, no delay.

One Section, Accelerated Pairings with more than 12 entries. EF: $3. Prizes: 100% minus USCF rating fee. (70% for tourney prizes, rest to Grand Prix Prize Fund.) Reg.: 630-700pm onsite only, e-mail if you intend to come. Rds.: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. Site: Lory Student Center, 2nd Floor Food Court, Colorado State University campus, Fort Collins, CO 80525. For Info: Lee Lahti, Phone: 970-372-8590, E-Mail: [email protected].

July 24, RMPCC 2010 Summer Quads, A Saturday Summer Chess Series #2

3RR. G/60, Regular and Quick Chess Rated, Sudden death in 60 minutes, Groups of 4 by rating, USCF rated, USCF membership required. Right Move Public Chess Club, First United Methodist Church, 420 North Nevada Avenue, Classroom #234, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. The church is on Nevada Avenue between Boulder and St Vrain in downtown Colorado Springs. EF: $10 if received 3 days prior to event, $15 on event day. $35 to first in each quad. Registration: 10-10:30 a.m. Rounds: 10:45-1:00-3:00 p.m. If the total number of entries is not divisible by four, the lowest 5 - 7 players will play a 3-round swiss. Because this tournament is in a "Quads" format, byes are not allowed and withdrawals are strongly discouraged. USCF 5th edition rules will be in effect for all quad tournaments. Digital clocks will be set to G/55 td/5. Unrated players will be placed in the lower quad or section and will be eligible for prizes. USCF membership may be obtained at playing site. Send pre-registrations to: Right Move Public Chess Club, P.O. Box 246, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Checks payable to Right Move Public Chess Club. Info: right-[email protected], 719-484-9467. www.rightmovechess.com.

See Grand Prix or display ad in this issue.

July 31-Aug. 8, Aug. 3-8 or 5-8, Jerry Hanken Memorial - 111th annual U.S. Open (CA-S)

See Nationals.

Aug. 3,10,17,24, Fort Collins Chess Club T Rex August G/75 Open

4SS, G/75. One Section. EF: $2 covers entry in any/all rounds for the month. Prizes: None. Intention is to have rated games. Accumulated results over 5 monthly 4-rounds events (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Sept) used to qualify for and seed 2010 Club Championships. Reg.: 630-655pm any Tuesday. Must sign in each week by 655pm to be paired. Rds.: 7pm each week. Site: Lory Student Center, 2nd Floor Food Court, Colorado State University campus, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Info: Frank Deming, 970-980-7906, [email protected]. Chess Magnet School JGP.

Aug. 7-8, Manitou Springs: PIKES PEAK OPEN

5-SS, Rds 1-3 40/90 and G/1; Rds 4-5 40/2 and G/1. Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. One open section. EF: $30 if rec'd by Aug. 5, $35 at site. $8 EF discount for juniors, seniors, unrated. CSCA required, ($15, jrs &srs 10), OSA. Cash prizes per entries. Registration: 8:30 - 9:30. Rds.: 10, 2:30, 7:00; 9:00 AM, 3:00. Entries & Checks made payable to: Jerry Maier, 229 Hargrove Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80919. Phone (719) 660-5531 or e-mail [email protected]. Two (2) requested 1/2 point byes allowed for the tourna-

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2010 Open Correspondence Chess Golden Knights Championship

$1,000 FIRST PRIZE

(plus title of USCF's Golden Knights Champion and plaque) 2nd place $600 • 3rd place $400 • 4th place $300 • 5th place $200 6th thru 10th place $100 each • ENTRY FEE: $25

USCF's 63n ANNUAL

These USCF Correspondence Chess events are rated and open to all USCF members who reside on the North American continent, islands, or Hawaii, as well as those USCF members with an APO or FPO address. USCF members who reside outside of the North American continent arewelcome to participate in e-mail events. YourUSCF membership must remain current forthe duration of the event, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Those new to USCF Correspondence Chess, please estimate your strength: Class A: 1800-1999 (very strong); Class B: 1600-1799 (strong); Class C: 1400-1599 (intermediate); Class D: 1399 and below (beginner level). Note: Prize fund based on 300 entries and may be decreased proportionately per number of entries assigned.

2010 E-mail Correspondence Chess Electronic Knights Championship

(Seven-player sections, one game with each of six opponents.)

$700 FIRST PRIZE

ANNUAL (plus title of USCF's Electronic Knights Champion and plaque)

2nd place $400 • 3rd place $300 • 4th thru 10th place $100 each • ENTRY FEE: $25

These USCF Correspondence Chess events are rated and open to all USCF members with e-mail access. Your USCF membership must remain current for the duration of the event, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Maximum number of tournament entries allowed for the year for each player is ten. Note: Prize fund based on 200 entries and may be decreased proportionately per number of entries assigned.

TO ENTER: 800-903-USCF(8723) OR FAX 931-787-1200 OR ONLINE AT WWW.USCHESS.ORG

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