United States Grand Prix Tournaments

Source: USCF
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June
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JUNE 29   PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
World Open Action Championship

5SS, G/25 d5. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia 19107 (see World Open for rates & parking info). $2000 guaranteed prizes. In 2 sections. Open, open to all: $400-200-150, U2200/Unr $180-90, U2000/Unr $160-80. Under 1800/Unr: $250-120-60, U1600 (no Unr) $140-70, U1400 (no Unr) $100. EF: $53 online at chessaction.com by 6/27, $60 online by 11 am 6/29 or at site. GMs $50 from prize. Reg. ends 12 noon 6/29, rounds 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00. Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 2 byes (limit 1 bye if U2000 in Open or U1400 in U1800), must commit before rd. 2. Special USCF dues: see World Open. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).


An American Classic!
A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JUNE 29-JULY 4, JUNE 30-JULY 4, JULY 1-4 OR 2-4   PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 300 (ENHANCED)
45th Annual World Open

9SS at luxurious Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, directly across the street from the world famous Reading Terminal Market with over 80 food vendors. In 9 sections. $225,000 guaranteed prizes. Unrated may enter only Open, U2200, U2000, or Unrated Sections. Free analysis of your games by GM Sam Palatnik 6/30-7/4, free GM lectures 9 am 7/2 & 7/3. Open Section, June 30-July 4 only: Open to all who are or were rated 2200/over USCF or FIDE or pay $100 more. 40/2, SD/30 d10. Under 2200 to Under 1200 Sections, June 29-July 4, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4: 40/2, SD/30 d10 (4-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10; 3-day option, rds. 1-5 G/35 d10). Under 900 Section & Unrated Section, July 2-4 only: G/60 d10, play separate schedule. Open: $20000-10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-800-700-600-500, clear winner bonus $500, top FIDE 2300-2449 $5000-2500-1500, top FIDE 2200-2299 $5000-2500-1500. Top FIDE U2200/Unr $5000-2500-1500. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game 10 pm 7/4 for title & bonus prize. GM & IM norms possible. FIDE rated. Under 2200/Unr: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U2100 (no unr) $2000-1000, unrated limit $2000. Under 2000/Unr: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U1900 (no unr) $2000-1000, unrated limit $1000. Under 1800: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U1700 $2000-1000. Under 1600: $10000-5000-2500-1300-900-700-600-500-400-400, top U1500 $2000-1000. Under 1400: $8000-4000-2000-1300-900-700-600-500-400-400, top U1300 $1600-800. Under 1200:$4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-400-400-300-300, top U1000 $1000-500. Under 900: $600-400-300-200-100, plaques to top 10. Unrated: $600-400-300-200-100, plaques to top 10. Prize limits: 1) If any post-event rating posted 6/26/16-6/26/17 was more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $2000. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated as of 7/17 official list cannot win over $1000 in U1200, $2000 U1400, $3000 U1600 through U2000. Games rated too late for 7/17 official list not counted toward 26 game total. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player “team” score: $3000-1500-700-500-300. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teams including an unrated limited to $500. Entry fee for Open through U1400 sections: Online at chessaction.com: $308 by 4/15, $318 by 5/15, $328 by 6/26, $350 until 2 hours before round 1. Phoned to 406-896-2038: $325 by 5/15, $335 by 6/22. Mailed by 5/15: 6-day $326, 5-day $325, 4-day $324, 3-day $323. Mailed by 6/12: all $10 more. All $100 more for Open Section if never rated 2200/over by USCF or FIDE. Do not mail entry after 6/12. At site until 1.5 hours before first game: all $350; no checks, credit cards OK. GMs in Open: free; $200 deducted from prize. IMs, WGMs in Open: EF $100 less. Open Section EF $100 more if never rated 2200/over by USCF or FIDE. Under 1200 Section EF: all $100 less than above. Seniors 65/up: all EF $100 less in U1400 or above sections. U900 Section or Unrated Section EF: $68 online at chessaction.com by 6/26, $73 mailed by 6/12 or phoned by 6/22, $80 at site until 1.5 hours before round 1 or online until 2 hours before round 1. No checks at site; credit cards OK. Re-entry: $160, no re-entry from Open to Open. $20 fee for switching section after 6/28. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 6-day schedule: Thu/Fri 7 pm, Sat 6 pm, Sun/Mon 11 am & 6 pm, Tue 10 am & 4:30 pm. 5-day schedule: Fri 7 pm, Sat/Sun/Mon 11 am & 6 pm, Tue 10 am & 4:30 pm. 4-day schedule: Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun/Mon 11 & 6, Tue 10 & 4:30. 3-day schedule: Sun 11, 1:30, 3:30, 6 & 8:30, Mon 11 & 6, Tue 10 & 4:30. U900 Section, Unrated Section schedule: Sun 11, 2:30 & 6, Mon 11, 2:30 & 6, Tue 10, 1:30 & 4:30. All schedules merge & compete for same prizes. Half point byes OK all, limit 4 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 5. Entries, re-entries close 90 minutes before your first game. HR: $115-115-135, 215-625-2900, reserve early as chess block may sell out by early June. Parking: Marriott valet parking, about $20/day (60% off regular rate) for first 100 valet parking spaces sold. Gateway Garage, 1540 Spring St. (3/5 mile from Marriott, 1 block from Sheraton Hotel), about $7/day Sat & Sun, $20/day other days. Free shuttle from Marriott to Gateway Garage each night, 6/30-7/4. Special car rental rates: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Foreign player ratings: See www.chesstour.com/foreignratings.htm. US player ratings: Official July ratings used; June FIDE ratings used for Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special rules:Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. See also chesstour.com/devices.htm. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Awards: Open through U1800 prizes awarded 7/4, others mailed by 7/18. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.


JUNE 30   PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 (ENHANCED)
World Open G/7 Championship (BLZ)

5-SS, double round (10 games), G/7 d2. Marriott Philadelphia Downtown (see World Open). Prizes $1000 guaranteed: $300-150-70, U2100 $130-70, U1800 $120-60, U1500/Unr $100. EF: $40, at site only, no checks. GMs $40 from prize. Reg. ends 10:30 am, rds. 11, 12, 1, 2, 3. One pair of 1/2 pt byes available, must commit before rd. 2. Blitz rated (will not affect regular ratings), but higher of regular or blitz used for pairings & prizes.

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July
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US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 1   OHIO
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
“Independence Day” Pawn Storm XXXVI

4SS, G/60, +10. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402. EF: $40 to June 29th then $50. GTD Prizes: Open $400-200, U1900 $201-$50, U1600 $200-50. Reg.: 9:30-1015. Rds.: 10:30-1:30-4:30-7:30. DCC mbrs $5 disc. Mail EF to: Dayton Chess lub, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402 or register online at http://www.daytonchessclub.com. More info call 937.461.6283 or email DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 1-3   CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
2017 Sacramento Chess Championship

ROUNDS: 6 FORMAT: Swiss RATING: Full-K. SITE: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA. ON-SITE REGISTRATION: 7/1 – 8:30 am - 9:45 am; 7/2 – 8:00 am - 8:45 am. ROUNDS: 3-day: 7/1 – 10 & 3:30, 7/2 – 10:30 & 4, 7/3 – 10 & 3:30. 2-day : 7/2 – 9, 11:15, 1:30, & 4, 7/3 – 10 & 3:30. TIME CONTROLS: 40/100 G/30 +30 inc, 2-day: Rounds 1-3, G/50 +10 inc, Rounds 4-6, 40/100 G/30 +30 inc. SECTIONS: Master/Expert (above 1999) - FIDE Rated, Reserve (1600-1999), Amateur (U1600). ENTRY FEES: $85 postmarked by 6/26. $95 after 6/26. IMs/GMs free. Entrants may play up one section (max 200 points) for $20. $5 discount to CalChess members (excluding reentries). Reentry after round 2 of the 3-day schedule: $45. PRIZES: Master/Expert 1st Place $625 & Trophy, 2nd Place $400, 3rd Place $350. 1st Place Reserve & Amateur $550 & trophy. Prize fund of $5,100 based on 90 full paid entries (with 75 full paid entries, the prize fund will be $4,100). HOTEL: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, $95 per night, available until 5/30/2017, (916) 923-1100 or 1-888-465-4329, online at www.hiexpress.com/sacramentone, group code SCC. Reserve early, last year the hotel sold out over the tournament weekend. ADVANCE ENTRIES & INFO: John McCumiskey (TD), email: sactochess@sbcglobal.net; phone: (916) 524-9479. Checks payable to Sacramento Chess Club and mailed to 6700 50th St., Sacramento, CA 95823-1306. Full flyer and advance entries: http://sacramentochessclub.org under Weekend Events. OTHER INFO: Wheelchair Access. 07/17 rating list, CCA minimums, and/or TD Discretion. The Master/Expert section FIDE rated using FIDE rules, with modifications (information on-site). E-mail address required for entrants of the Master/Expert section


JULY 3   PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
World Open G/10 Championship (QC)

5SS, G/10 d2. Marriott Philadelphia Downtown (see World Open). $1700 guaranteed prizes. In 2 sections. Open Section: $300-200-100, top U2300 $220, U2100/Unr $200. Under 1900 Section: $200-100-50, top U1700 $130, U1500 $110, U1300 $90. EF: $40, at site only, no checks. GMs $40 from prize. Reg: 6-9 pm, rounds 9:30, 10:10, 10:50, 11:30, 12:10. 1 half point bye available, must commit before rd. 2. Quick-rated (will not affect regular ratings); higher of regular or quick used for pairings & prizes.


JULY 4   PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED)
World Open Blitz Championship (BLZ)

5SS, G/5 d0 (double round, 10 games). Marriott Philadelphia Downtown (see World Open). $3000 guaranteed prizes. In 2 sections: Open Section: $500-300-200, top U2400 $220-110, U2200/Unr $200-100. Under 2000 Section: $400-200-100, top U1800/Unr $220-110, U1600 $160-80, U1400 $100, unrated limit $200. EF (at site only, no checks): $40 by 7 pm 7/4, $50 after 7 pm 7/4. GMs $40 from prize. Reg. ends 9:30 pm, rounds 10, 10:45, 11:20, 11:55, 12:30. Half point bye available (1 point out of 2); must commit before rd. 2. Blitz rated (will not affect regular ratings); higher of regular or blitz used for pairings & prizes.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 7-9   CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED)
Pacific Southwest Open

5-SS, G/90 + 30 sec inc. At the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, Irvine, CA 92612. $10,000 in Guaranteed Prizes, 6 Sections. Prizes: Open Sec 1st $1,600-1,000-600-300-100, plus BU2300 $400-200; U2200, U2000, U1800 ALL: $700-300-200-100; U1600: $600-300-100 U1400: $300-200, plus BU1200 $200-100, Book prize for Best unrated in each section, if any. Not FIDE rated. Reg.: 6:30 - 7:45 PM Friday, July official rating list used. No “fast” schedule or re-entries. One 1/2 point byes available, but must commit before Rd. 4. Rds.: 8 PM on Friday, 10 AM & 3 PM Sat and Sun. EF: $90 Early Bird Special if received by 5/31, $100 from 6/1 to 7/01, $120 after 7/01. No credit cards at door, checks or cash only. Special rate of only $60 if U1400 or unrated. GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs all have free entry, but $100 deducted from any prize winnings. SCCF membership req’d ($18 Adult; $13 Jr or $3 Jr w/o mag,) for all So Cal residents. Rated Blitz on 7/08 at 8 PM; 2 sections: Open and U1800, 8 rounds, G/5 d2; $20 EF. Entries: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112 or enter online at www.scchess.com. For more info call Chuck at 858-432-8006, or email me at chucnglo@aol.com Hotel Rates: $129, 800-445-8667, if booked by 6/15/17, This event is a State Championship Qualifier.


JULY 8   CONNECTICUT
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
Fairfield County Masters & Class Championships

The strongest tournament in Connecticut! Chess Club of Fairfield County, 710 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. In 2 Sections, Masters: 5SS, G/30 d5, Open to Minimum 2200 rating. $$GTD: $500-300-200. Class Championships: 5SS, G/30 d5, Open to 2199 & under. $$GTD: $400-200-100. Top U2000, U1800, U1600 - $100 Each. Half-point byes available for rounds 1 & 2. Must commit before round 1. Max 2 byes. ALL: EF: $40 in advance online by Fri 8pm 7/7 or postmarked by Mon 7/3. $50 late on-site. CCFC members $30 advance / $40 late. Grandmasters and International Masters free - entry fee deducted from prize. Reg.: 10:00 - 10:30am. Rds.: 11:00, 12:15, 2:30, 3:45, 5:00. ENT: Chess Club of Fairfield County LLC. - 710 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. www.fairfieldcountychess.com/masters17.html. INFO: 203-505-6215, ccfc@fairfieldcountychess.com.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 8   ILLINOIS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Chicago Chess Center Pre-Opening Plus-Score #11

4SS, G/65 d5. UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago IL 60607. In 2 Sections, Open: $$: Min. $500 gtd. Each player with 4 points=$240, 3½=$120, 3=$60, 2½=$30. Under 1700: 4SS, G/65 d5, Open to 1699 & under. $$: Each player with 4 points=$160, 3½=$80, 3=$40, 2½=$20. ALL: EF: $35 advance, $45 onsite. 20% discount for CCC members. U1700 may play in Open Section for additional $15. Rounds: 10-1-3:30-6. Accelerated possible. ENT: www.chichess.org/events/ Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc. P.O. Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618. Onsite 9-9:45 a.m. No phone entries. 1/2-point bye any round, request before rd. 2. All-day parking $7 at 760 W. Taylor. INFO: Bill Brock, 773-294-1709, info@chichess.org. Sets & clocks provided. W.


JULY 8   OHIO
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Mustard Seed Monster

Mustard Seed Market, 6025 Kruse Dr., Solon, OH 44139. 4SS, G/45 d5 except U1000: G/30 d5. EF: $50, except U1000: $30. Prizes: $1500 Guaranteed. In 4 Sections. Open: $300-$100-U2100 $100. U-1900:$200-$100-U1700 $100. U-1500: $200-$100-U1250 $100. U-1000: $80-$40-U750,U500 $40 Each. Registration: Online at www.progresswithchess.org, 9-9:45 at site. Rds.: 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, U1000 ASAP. Free healthy box to all players! Info: Mike Joelson, 216-321-7000.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
JULY 8-9   MISSOURI
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Missouri Class Championship

Where every player can become a State Champion! 5SS, G/115 d5. Location: Saint Louis University, Busch Student Center, St. Louis Room-3rd floor, 20 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103. Prizes: $200-1st, $100-2nd, in each section: Master, X, A, B, C, D, E/Under 1200. The 2017 Missouri Class Champion Plaque awarded to the winner of each section. Registration: 8:30-9:45; Round times: Sat-10-2:30-7, Sun-10-2:30. Entry Fee: $35 pre-registered by 7/7. $40 on site. On Site cash only. Email bdhowe@yahoo.com for online payment instructions. Free Entry to GM/IM. Max 1 half bye; MCA required, O.S.A., available on site from $5. Entries/Info: Bob Howe, 210 N. Olive St., Pacific, MO 63069 (636) 234.7928, bdhowe@yahoo.com. “Playing up” one section is allowed. Players paired only with those in their own section. (Small sections could be combined for pairings only. Combined sections use prize pairing in last round) Other state players welcome.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 8-9   TEXAS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
2017 DCC FIDE Open VII

5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: 2400+ $125, 2000-2399 $90, 1600 -1999 $99, U1600 $125, Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member $55. Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $20 non-member fee. Small Minimum prize to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get minimum prize (entry fee may be deducted from prize). Reserve: Open to players rated below 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is US Chess rated and uses US Chess rules. EF: $40. 10$ non Dallas Chess Club membership fee. The Reserve give back 10% in prizes and if at least 8 paid entries and if there is a clear winner, then that winner receives free entry to next DCC Fide Open. In the reserve section, Tournament reserves the right to use Fide rules on electronic devices and on starting White’s clock at start of a round and to use FIDE pairing rules. Also clocks will be set to ‘halt at end’. Both: Reg.: Saturday from 9:45–10:15 am. Rds.: Sat 10:45 am-3:10pm-7:16pm, Sun 9:45 am- 2:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round 2 and before getting full point bye. Withdrawals and zero point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Note that house players (if required) must pay $5 per round and be US Chess members. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719. Info: 214-632-9000. FIDE.


A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 8-9   WISCONSIN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
41st Annual Green Bay Open

Radisson Hotel, 2040 Airport Dr., Green Bay, WI 54313. 5SS, 40/95, 30/1, SD/30 d5. EF: $46, Juniors under 19 $41, if rec’d by 7/3, all entries after 7/3 including phone, email & in person are $9 more! $$ (Top 2 Gtd. 6 per class) $2025 Cash + 6 trophies! 1st $420 + trophy; 2nd $235, X $155; 1900’s & 1800’s $145 each; 1700’s & 1600’s $140 each; 1500’s & 1400’s $135 each; 1300’s & 1200’s $130 each; Under 1200/Unrated $115. Trophies to top Juniors ages 17-18, 15-16, 13-14, 11-12, 10 & under. Reg.: 8:45-9:25am. Rds.: 10-2:30-7:30; 10-3:30. HR: $99/$99/$109/$119 call 920-494-7300 mention chess tournament. Room block held to 6/16. Other Info: 1/2 bye avail. Rds. 1, 2 or 3 if req’d w/entry. WCA Tour Event. Entries & Inquiries to: Luke Ludwig, 2191 Allouez Ave., Green Bay, WI 54311. 920-465-9859, email: lukealudwig@aol.com. W.


A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
JULY 8-9   NEW HAMPSHIRE
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 (ENHANCED)
67th New Hampshire Open

4SS, 40/100, SD/60 d5. Courtyard Nashua Hotel, 2200 Southwood Dr. (Exit 8 off Everett Turnpike), Nashua, NH 03063; 603-880-9100. $$G 5,467. Five sections. Open, EF: $67 if rec'd by 7/6; free to GM/IM.$$G: 600-400-240, U2300 300, U2150 240-180. NH Champion title and $67 bonus to top-scoring NH resident. Under 2050, EF: $67 if rec'd by 7/6. $$G 400-240-180. Under 1850, EF: $67 if rec'd by 7/6. $$G400-240-180-120. Under 1650, EF: $67 if rec'd by 7/6. $$G 400-240-180. Under 1450, EF: $57, U1050/Unr $47, if rec'd by 7/6. $$G 300-180-120, U1250 160-100. All, No unrated player may win more than $90 in Under 1450, $120 in Under 1650, $150 in Under 1850, $200 in Under 2050. EF $7 more if paid at site. NHCA memb. required for rated NH residents: $8 adult, $6 age 18/younger. Reg.: Sat. 8:30-9:35 a.m., Rds.: 10-4:15, 9:30-3:45. Half-point bye OK for any one round except Rd 4 in Open section. No player will receive both half-point bye and full-point bye. NHCA membership meeting 9 a.m. Sunday. HR: $120 (plus 9% tax) if reserved directly with hotel; reserve by 6/23, mention NH Chess or NHCA. Direct online reservation link available at www.nhchess.org. Ent: NHCA, c/o Hal Terrie, 377 Huse Rd. Unit 23, Manchester, NH 03103. To enter online using credit card, start by visiting www.nhchess.org. Info: Hal Terrie, halterrie@comcast.net or 603-668-8368 (home).


JULY 10, 17, 24   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
76th Nassau Action

9SS, G/25 d5 or G/30 d0. 1st Presbyterian Church, 1st & Main Sts., Mineola. EF: $35 by 7/7, $42 at site, non-memb $9 more. $$ (660 b/22, top 2 G) 200-100, U2100, 1900, 1700, 1500, 1300/UR each 72. 4 byes 1-9. captnhal@optonline.net. Reg to 7:15 PM. Rds.: 7:15-8:20-9:25 each Mon. Rule 14H not used. Ent: Harold Stenzel, 80 Amy Dr., Sayville, NY 11782.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 14-16 OR 15-16   GEORGIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
2017 Atlanta Championship

5-SS. Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341. $3000 Guaranteed. In 3 sections: Championship: FIDE rated. Must be 1900 and above. $400-300-200; under 2200 and under 2050 $250 each. Amateur: Open to 100 thru 1899 or Unrated. $300-200-100; under 1750 and under 1600 each $200. Reserve, Open to Under 1600 and Unrated. $250-150-100; under 1200: $100. Time Controls: Championship: 40/90, SD/30 d10. Other sections: G/120 d5. All sections, Two-day schedule, Round 1 G/90, d5. 3-day schedule: Reg ends 7 p.m. Rounds: 7:30; 2:30-7:30; 10-3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg.: ends 10 a.m. Rounds: 10:30 a.m., then merges with 3-day schedule. Entry Fee: $60 (3-day), $59 (2-day) if received by July 13; $65 at site. GMSs IMs, WGMs, and WIMs FREE.Re-Entry: $35 (not available in Championship). Half-point byes: Available in any round (limit two), must commit before Round One. FIDE-Only: A player who arrives at the board 30 mins. late shall lose game. Unrateds limited to 2nd prizes. All players must bring set, board, and clock. None supplied. No electronic communications devices permitted in playing rooms and halls! Info: americanchesspromotions.com or (478)-973-9389. Enter:americanchesspromotions.com. W. FIDE.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 14-16 OR 15-16   ILLINOIS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED)
10th annual Chicago Class

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, G/60 d10). Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south). Free parking. $20,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections: Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear/tiebreak win $100, top U2400 $800-400. FIDE. Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200. Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200. Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-200. Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200. Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $500-250-150-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Rated players may play up one section. Prize limits: Unrated may not win over $100 in E, $200 D, $300 C, $500 B or $700 A. Mixed Doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/15. Top 6 sections EF: $105 at chessaction.com by 7/12, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 7/5, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hrs before round 1. GMs $100 from prize. Class E Section EF:all $50 less than above All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online EF $5 less to ICA members; join/renew at il-chess.org. ICA Tour event. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry (except Master) $50. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; Master must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $111-111-111-111, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 6/30 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 14-16 OR 15-16   ARIZONA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 (ENHANCED)
Ye Olde Pueblo Open and Scholastics

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.,Tucson, AZ 85704, 1-800-325-7832. SECTIONS: Championship, Reserve (U2000), & Booster (U1400). Scholastic tournament held the same weekend (K-6/U800) visit sazchess.org for more info! SCHEDULE: (3-day) 5/SS, 40/90 SD/30 + 30 inc. Reg.: 7/14 5:30-6:30 PM; Rds.: 7, 10-5, 9:30-3:30. (2-day) 5/SS, Rds.: 1-2 G/60 + 30 inc. Rds.: 3-5 40/90 SD/30 + 30 inc. Reg.: 7/15 8:30-9:30 AM; Rds.: 10-1:30-5, 9:30-3:30. (Booster 2-day only) 5/SS, G/90 d5. Reg.: 7/15 8:30-9:30 AM; Rds.: 10-1:30-5, 9:30-1. PRIZES: (Championship) $$Gtd: $700+Plaque-500-300; $$b/4 X, A/below $150 ea. $25 SACA gift certificate to Top Jr. U18, Sr. 50+; (Reserve) $$b/38: $250-150; $$b/4 B, C, D/below $100 ea. $25 SACA gift certificate to Top UNR, Jr. U14, Sr. 50+; (Booster) Trophy + $50 SACA gift certificate to 1st Place, Trophy to 2nd - 5th Place, Top E, U1000/Unr. EF: GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM, WFM FREE! USCF 2200 & above entry fee returned upon completion of schedule. (Championship) $65 additional $20 if U2000; (Reserve) $45 additional $20 if U1400; (Booster) $30. LATE FEE: Additional $10 if entry received after 7/6, $20 after 7/13. ALL: 1/2 pt. byes all rounds but must be requested prior to start of Round 2 (max 2). Re-entries $40. HR: $99 if by 7/1, use Group Code: WICC. Info: Martha Underwood, 520-261-5984, email: information@sazchess.org. Ent:Events4Chess.com; postal registration available if postmarked by 7/7 (checks payable to SACA) at SACA, Attn: 2017 Ye Olde Pueblo, PO Box 40663, Tucson, AZ 85717. W.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 14-16 OR 15-16   CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50 (ENHANCED)
2017 Peoples Tournament

NOTE: Corrections to # of rounds and round times from what was published in June/July CL and June CLK issues. 5SS, 40/120 sd30 d5 (2-day opt rounds 1-2 G/61 d5). The Faculty Club Minor Lane, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. Prize: $12,000 b/197 60% guart. Open (2000+ FIDE): $2000-1000-400-200 u2300 300-100, u2100 100 A: $1000-500-200-100-100. B: $1000-500-200-100-100. C: $1000-500-200-100-100. D/E: $800-300-100, u1200 600-300-100. Unr capped at 300 exc in Open. EF: 99 by 7/7. Econ 79 w 50% prz. After 7/8 +25. Play-up +20. Reentry: $49, Rfnd fee 25. GM/IM free by 7/1 (prz-EF). USCF mem reqrd. Sched: 3-day Reg. F 6-6:30p, Rds. F 7p, Sa 10a 4p, Su 10a 3:30p; 2-day Reg. Sa 9-9:30a, Rds. Sa 10a 1p 4p Su 10a 3:30p. Max two 1/2-pt byes, commit bef rd. 3. Jul 17 Supp, CCA min & TD disc to place players accurately. Bring clocks. Info/Flyer/Reg: http://BayAreaChess.com/ppl. W.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 14-16 OR 15-16   CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
22nd annual Pacific Coast Open

6SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-3 G/45 d10). Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center, 700 N. Haven Ave., Ontario, CA 91764 (I-10 to N. Haven Ave). Free parking, free shuttle to Ontario Airport or Ontario Mills Mall, free wireless, heated pool, restaurants within walking distance. $25,000 guaranteed prizes. 6 sections. Open: $3000-1500-1000-500, clear/tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1200-600. FIDE. Under 2100, Under 1900: Each $2000-1000-500-300. Under 1700, Under 1500: Each $1600-800-400-200. Under 1250: $800-400-200-100, plaques to first 3, top U1000, U800, Unr. Mixed doubles:male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300-200. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/15. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limit U1900 $600, U1700 $450, U1500 $300, U1250 $150; balance to next player(s) in line. Top 5 sections EF: $135 at chessaction.com by 7/12, 3-day $138, 2-day $137 mailed by 7/5, $150 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hrs before rd 1. GMs $120 from prize. Under 1250 Section EF: All $50 less than top 5 sections entry fees. Online EF $5 less to SCCF members; may join/renew at scchess.com. Re-entry (except Open section) $70. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 yr USCF with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 11 am, rds. Fri 12 & 6, Sat 12 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg Sat to 9 am, rds. Sat 10, 12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:15. All: Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, other sections before rd. 4. HR: $97-97, 909-980-0400, request chess rate, reserve by 6/30 or may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Refunds, $15 service charge. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 10 pm, enter by 9:45 pm.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 14-22   OHIO
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40
Dayton Masters Chess Festival Returns

14-16 or 15-16 July Aviator Open: OPEN FORMAT - FIDE RATED - $4,000 in prizes based on 60 entries. PRIZES: $1200, $800, $600, $500, $400, $300, $200. 5 Round Swiss. Time Control 40/90, SD/30, +30. 2 Day Schedule: Round 1: G/60 +30, 9:30AM Saturday, then joins 3day. 3 Day Schedule: Rounds: Friday 8PM, Saturday 12PM & 6PM & Sunday 10AM & 4:30PM. One bye permitted, MUST schedule prior to R2. EF: $99 by Friday morning (9:00a.m.) online at Dayton Chess Club, 15 July 2017. On-site registration: $109.00. Discounts: $5 DCC members. On-Site Registration: Fri 6-7:30 & Sat for those taking a bye in R1 from 9:30-10:30. Register On-Line at Dayton Chess Club through the morning (9:00 a.m.) of 14 July 2017. Info: Riley Driver email rileyddriver@sbcglobal.net. 16 July X-15 Blitz, Rated: between Rds. 4 and 5 of Aviator Open. Blitz! G/5, no delay. $350 b/20. 1-$200, 2-$100, 3-$50. Rated Blitz at Dayton Chess Club. Number of rounds & SS or RR determined by number of entries, max number of rounds 11. Registration ends 1:00pm Sun. Rd.1 begins 1:30pm. EF: $25. Register at site on Fri, Sat, or Sun. 17 July - Special Events. 18-22 July Dayton Masters FIDE RR, Futurity A and Futurity B: Dayton Masters FIDE RR: (invite only) 9-RR, 40/90, SD/30, +30incr. GM/IM Norms possible plus Futurities A & B (10 players each) in parallel. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH. Opening Ceremony at 10:00am. Rds.: Tue-Wed-Thr-Fri 11:00am & 6:00pm, Sat 11:00am. Details/EFs www.DaytonChessFestival.com or www.DaytonChessClub.com.


A State Championship Event!
JULY 15   ALABAMA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Alabama Dual-Rated State Chess Championship

4SS, Game/45 + 10 second increment. Location: Evangel Church, 3975 Vaughn Rd., Montgomery, AL. Round times: 9:30, 11:30, 2:30, 4:30. Three sections: OPEN (b/20, 70%GTD): 1st $300, 2nd $150, U2000 $100. U1800 (b/20, 70%GTD): 1st $250, 2nd $150, U1500 $100. U1200 (b/20, 70%GTD): 1st $250, 2nd $150, U1000 $100. Trophies and Alabama titles to top Alabamian finishers. USCF and ACF required, OSA. EF (all sections): $30 by July 8, $35 thereafter or onsite (onsite registration 8:00-9:00AM) Registration: Send name, USCF ID, section and entry fee (payable to “Evangel Church”) to Doug Strout, 6000 Camelot Ct., Montgomery, AL 36117 (dtstrout@bellsouth.net).


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 15   MINNESOTA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
OleChess Summer Chess Tournament

4-SS, G/61+d5. St. Olaf College, Buntrock Commons, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN. Open Section: EF: online $40 by 7/14 5 pm, $50 after; cash or CC on site. 1 half-point bye any rd. except 4. Prizes: $1050 prizes b/30 entries, minimum 2/class: $250-$175-$125-$100. Class X, A, B, C/Below/Unrated: $100. Reserve Section (U1400): online $25 by 7/14 5pm, $40 after; cash or CC on site. 1 half-point bye any rd. except 4. Prizes: $500 b/30 entries, min 2/class: $150-$125-$75-$50. Class E, F/UNR: $50. Also (overlapping prizes): plaques to top 5, medals to next 10. Both Sections: Sched: Reg. 9-9:45; Rds. 10, 12:45, 3:00, 5:45; Rd. 3 & 4 earlier if results allow. Ent: http://go.stolaf.edu/olechess. Info: summer@stolaf.edu, 507-786-3042. Restaurants within 5-minute drive; Bon Appetit sack lunch option-order online at entry url. W.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 15-16   PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
MasterMinds Open

Esperanza Academy, 301 W. Hunting Park Ave., Phila., PA 19140. 5 SS, G/85 d5, $2025b/72 paid entries in the top 3 sections, Open $875 GTD. Open section $500-250; U2000 $125. U1800 section $300-150; U1600 $125. U1400 section $300-150; U1200 $125. Scholastic K-12 U1100 & Unr in grades 8 to 12, trophies top 3. K-7 U700 & Unr in grades K to 7, trophies top 3. Scholastic team trophies top 2 schools and top 2 clubs 4 to 7 players per team in any section. EF: EF top 3 sections $40 postmarked by 7/7, $60 after. EF bottom 2 sections $15 postmarked by 7/7, $30 after. Bye: One 1/2 point bye 1-3 if requested by the end of the second round. Reg.: Saturday 8:30 - 9:00 AM. Rds.: Saturday 9:30, 1:00, 4; Sunday 10, 1:30. Info mastermindschess.org or brad@mastermindschess.org. Ent: MasterMinds CC, 36 E. Hortter St., Philadelphia, PA 19119.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 15-16   LOUISIANA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
2017 Paul Morphy Open

5-SS, (Open: G/90 i30; Res.: G/2 d5). Site: Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA 70062. EF: $55 if mailed by 7/8, $65 at site; out-of-state masters free, EF deducted from prize. LCA Memb. req’d for all La. residents ($15 adult, $5 Sch.), OSA. Prizes: $3300 b/80, $1650 (50%) Gtd.! Two Sections: Open: $600-300-200; U2000 $250-125, U1800 $225-100. Reserve (U1600): $300-200; U1400 $250-125; U1200/UNR $225-100; U1000 $200-100. Reg.: 7/15, 8-9am. Rds.: Sat: 9:15-1-5:30, Sun: 9:30-2. HR: $129, for this rate, call (504) 465-1158 during business hours, reserve early, ask Norma Soto for Louisiana Chess rate, not LCA. Ent/Info: Adam Caveney, 1301 Gen. Taylor St., New Orleans, LA 70115, cb20234@yahoo.com, (504) 895-4133 (evenings), (504) 615-6730 (on day of tourney). NOTE: Parking will be comped, so do not worry about taking a ticket to park.


A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 15-16   VIRGINIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
27th Annual Charlottesville Open

5SS, G/90 d5. EF: $60 by 7/11, then $75. 2 Sections: Open & U1700. Prizes: $2000 b/o 60. Open Section: 1st-3d Places $$400, $$250, $$150 (guaranteed). All other prizes b/o 60 with at least 65% paid out: U2100 $150, U1900 $130; U1700 Section: $300, $200, $150 U1500 $140, U1200 $130. Site & HR: Comfort Inn Monticello, 2097 Inn Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22911, (434) 977-3300, $109.95 + tax if reserved by Monday 6/15. Reg.: 7:30-11:15 am. Rds.: Sat. 12, 3:15, 7:15, Sun. 9:30am, 1:15pm. Ent: Online at www.vachess.org or mail to Mike Hoffpauir, 405 Hounds Chase, Yorktown, VA 23693. Checks to VCF. Mbr:USCF rqd, VCF rqd. for VA residents $10, $5 under age 18. Info: mhoffpauir@aol.com


JULY 18   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
Marshall Masters

4-SS, G/25 d5. Open to 2000+ players. FIDE Rapid rated. $750 GTD: 250-150-100. Top U2400 125, Top U2300 100, Biggest upset $25. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs $30. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716, www.marshallchessclub.org.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 21-23 OR 22-23   CONNECTICUT
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50 (ENHANCED)
22nd Annual Bradley Open

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Sheraton Hotel, 1 Bradley Airport (visible at airport entrance), Windsor Locks, CT 06096 (I-91 Exit 40 to Rt 20). Free parking. $8000 guaranteed prizes. In 5 sections. Open: Open to all; U1800/Unr EF $50 more. $1000-500-300, U2300/Unr $400. Under 2100: $800-400-200, top U1900/Unr $300. Under 1800: $800-400-200, top U1600 (no unr) $300. Under 1500:$700-400-200, top U1300 (no unr) $200. Under 1200: $300-200-100, plaques to first 3, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated. Mixed Doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $200-100. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/22. Unrated prize limits: U1200 $100, U1500 $200. Top 4 sections EF: $78 online at chessaction.com by 7/19, 3-day $83, 2-day $82 if check mailed by 7/12, $90 at site, or online until 2 hrs before rd 1. U1200 Section EF: all $30 less than above. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs, IMs, & WGMs free, $70 deducted from prize. Online EF $3 less to CSCA or WMCA members. Re-entry (no Open to Open) $50. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dueswith paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd. 2. HR: $105-105, 860-627-5311; reserve by 7/7 or rate may increase. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


JULY 21-23   MINNESOTA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
2017 U.S. Senior Open

6SS, G/90+inc 30, must be 50 years old by July 21. St. Olaf College, Bunt-rock Commons, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN. $45 chess rate dorm single, $72 double; see www.chessweekend.com for rates for nearby hotels. Please reserve early. July supplement used. EF: $100 USPS or online by 6 pm July 7, $110 USPS or online by 6 pm July 14, $120 online until 6 pm July 20 and at door until 12:30pm. chessweekend.com for more info and complete details. Prizes: $5,000 b/80 paid entries: $1300-800-500, U2200 $500-300, U2000 $275-125, U1800 $275-125, U1600 $275-125, U1300 $275-125. Unrated eligible for overall or U1300 prizes only. Plaque to top player in each age category: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+. Players may win both a cash award and an age award. One 1/2 point bye available for any round, must commit before end of round 2. Rounds: Friday 1:00pm & 6:00pm, Saturday 9:30am & 3:00pm, Sunday 9:30am & 3:00pm. Side events: Thursday evening GM Simul, Blitz Saturday after R4, Awards banquet after R6. Entries: Make checks payable and send to: Chess Weekend, 21694 Doud Ct., Frankfort, IL 60423, or online at chessweekend.com. Info: chessweekend.com, 815-955-4793 before 8 pm. Chess Weekend will provide sets, boards; please bring clocks.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 21-23 OR 22-23   TEXAS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 50
2017 Houston Summer Chess Festival

5SS, OPEN & U2000 sections G/90 i30; Other Sections G/120 d5. $13,000 Prize Fund b/250 full-paid entries, 50% guaranteed. 2-day or 3-Day Schedules avail. No entry fee for GMs/WGMs/IMs/WIMs but EF will be deducted from any winnings. Hobby DoubleTree Hilton (near Hobby Airport), 8181 Airport Blvd., Houston, TX 77061, Ph: 713-645-3000, $95 chess rate! Free Parking! 5 Sects (OPEN & U2000 Sects. are FIDE rated using FIDE rules and Re-Entry is not allowed in those two sects only): OPEN: $1500-900-600-400-300, (2200-2399): $800-500, (U2200): $700-400; U2000: $800-500-250-100-75; U1800: $800-500-250-100-75; U1600/UNR: $800-500-250-100-75; U1300: $800-500-250-100-75. Champion plaque to each section winner on tiebreaks (MSCO), if necessary. All players must have a USCF membership to play; provisional ratings will be used based on at least a minimum of 4 games. Ratings used will be from July 2017 supplement. NOTE: To protect the integrity of our Tournament and our Players’ Games, we will follow FIDE Spectator Rules where Tournament Halls will be closed to outside spectators but Players will be allowed to stay in Tournament Hall to watch completion of other games prior to turning in their Player’s Badge and exiting Hall. EF: $89 by 7/14; $99 after and at site. Reduced EF of $69 for Unrateds (in U1600 section) or Juniors U19 (in U1300 section) or Seniors 60+ (in U1300 section) by 7/14; $79 after and at site. Re-Entry Fee: $30 (avail. up to Rd. 3; re-entries count as 1/3 and reduced entries count as 2/3 of a full- paid entry for the prize fund). Free chess gift to oldest player and to player who travels farthest in main event. 3-day Sched: Reg. Fri. 5:30-7pm, Rds. Fri. 8pm; Sat. 2-7, Sun. 10-3. 2-day Sched: Reg. Sat. 8:00-8:30am, Rds. Sat. 9-2-7, Sun. 10-3. Both schedules merge at Rd. 2. Byes: Two 1/2-pt. byes allowed – avail. for any round (must commit to Byes before Rd. 3). CAJUN BOUNTY: Defeat the top ranked player in the main event and win free entry to our next tournament. SIDE EVENTS: 7SS, G/5 d0, USCF-Blitz rated "BAYOU BLITZ" (Open to All - Sat. night after Rd. 3 – uses USCF-Blitz Ratings for pairings & prizes (USCF standard rating used if no Blitz rating) - $10 EF-Cash Prizes–sign up on site). Bughouse Tournament on Fri., July 21, 4pm – EF: $20/team; Trophies to top 3 teams. Scholastic Individual Tournament, 4SS, G/30 d5, 1-day only, Sat. July 22; Separate room for schol. players - Schol. Sects.: OPEN, U900, U500 and UNR (school players with USCF memberships who do not yet have a 4-game provisional rating). Prizes: Trophies or medals. Every non-trophy winner receives a souvenir chess medal. Scholastic players may play in both adult and scholastic tournaments by registering for the 3-day schedule in the main event, taking a 1/2-pt. bye for Rd. 2, and registering for the scholastic tournament (use the on-line option for a scholastic player registering for both events). USCF-recommended computer tiebreaks will decide trophy and medal placements for winners of all schol. sections. Schol. EF: $20 by 7/14; $25 at site. Schol. Sched: (All 4 rds G/30 d5 - one day only, Sat., July 22). Reg. Sat. 8:30am-9:30am, Rds. at 10am-12noon-1:15pm-2:30pm. Byes: One 1/2-pt. bye allowed for any round (must notify TD prior to Rd.1). HR: $95 + tax for single or double (713-645-3000), reserve by July 6 and mention Cajun Chess tournament to ensure group rate. ENT: On-line registration, printable entry form, and more detailed info at www.cajunchess.com, or mail entry form to Cajun Chess, 12405 Hillary Step Dr., Olive Branch, MS 38654. Info or Phone Ent: 504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971. Major credit cards accepted (no checks at site). FIDE.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 21-23   KANSAS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Kansas Open

Site: Holiday Inn, 549 South Rock Rd., Wichita, KS. 3 sections: (7/22 and 7/23) 5SS, G/120 d5. Prizes: $2070 b/80 non-scholastic rate entries. Open (all): $350-250-150, U1900: $120. Reserve (U1800): $300-200-100, U1600: $75. Amateur (U1400): $250-150-75, U1200: $50. Clear or tiebreak winner $25 bonus to top KS resident in each section. EF: $45 mailed by 7/15, $55 thereafter. Special: $10 discount for advance entry into both KS Open + Blitz, $10 entry fee for Scholastics, not competing for cash, but for trophies in Reserve or Amateur (and Blitz). Free Scholastic entry for some who competed in Kansas state scholastic championship in March (see website) www.kansaschess.org. Reg.: 7/22 8:00-9:30am. Rds.: 7/22: 10-2:30-7, 7/23: 9:30-2:00. KANSAS BLITZ CHESS: 1 section: (7/21), 5-double-round swiss system, G/5 d0. Prizes: $580 b/40 non-scholastic rate entries, $200-120-80, U2100 - $60, U1800 - $60, U1500/Unrated - $60. EF: $25 if mailed by 7/15, $35 thereafter. $10 entry fee for all Scholastics not competing for cash. Reg.: 7/21 6-6:45pm. Rds.: 7:00, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9. KANSAS BUGHOUSE: 1 section: (7/21) 4pm. (details- see website) HR: Holiday Inn reservation at 316-686-7131. KCA Memb. req’d for all Kansas residents ($7 adult, $5 Sch.) participating in any Kansas Open event. Other states welcome. See website for full details: www.kansaschess.org. Ent: Laurence Coker, 8013 W. 145th St., Overland Park, KS 66223. Make Checks payable to “Kansas Chess Association.” – Ph: 913-851-1583, e-mail: wlcoker7@hotmail.com .


A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 21-23 OR 22-23   FLORIDA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED)
25th annual Southern Open

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Dr., Orlando 32819. Special parking $5/day. $15,000 guaranteed prizes. In 5 sections. Open: Open to all; U1800/Unr EF $50 more. $1800-900-500-300, clear/tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $600-300. Under 2100: $1200-600-300-200, top U1900/Unr $500-250. Under 1800: $1200-600-300-200, top U1600 (no unr) $400-200. Under 1500: $1000-500-300-200, top U1300 (no unr) $300-150. Under 1200: $600-300-200-100, plaques to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-300. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/22. Unrated prize limits: U1200 $100, U1500 $200, or U1800 $400. Top 4 sections EF: $105 online at chessaction.com by 7/19, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 7/12, all $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $100 deducted from prize. U1200 Section EF: all $40 less than above. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF with paper magazine, paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60; no Open to Open. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $105-105 (no resort fee), 1-800-421-8001, 407-351-2420; reserve by 7/6 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Refunds, $15 service charge. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 21-23 OR 22-23   CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 (ENHANCED)
Bay Area Chess Mid Summer Night Championship

1639A S. Main St., Milpitas, CA 95035. 5SS, G/90+30, 2-day rds. 1-2 G/60 d5. Park free. Prize: 5,000 b/90 (60% guar). 3 sects: 2000+ (FIDE): $1,000-500-200, u2300: 250-125-100. 1600-1999: $700-300-100, u1800: 200-100. u1600: $700-300-100 u1400: 125-100, u1200: 100. Unr max $100 exc Open. Jul 17 Supp & TD disc. Reg.: F 6:30-6:45p & Sa 9:30-9:45a. Rds.: F 7p, Sa 10a, 3p Su 10a 2:30p. (2-day Sa 10a 12:30 & merge). EF: 99, Econ EF: 79 w 60% prz, after 7/14 +20. Playup +25. Rated 2250+ $0 by 7/7 (prize - EF). Info: http://BayAreaChess.com/champs.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 22   ILLINOIS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Chicago Chess Center Pre-Opening Plus-Score #12

4SS, G/65 d5. UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607. In 2 Sections, Open: $$: Min. $500 gtd. Each player with 4 points wins $240, 3½=$120, 3=$60, 2½=$30. Under 1700: Open to 1699 & under. $$GTD: Each player with 4 points wins $160, 3½=$80, 3=$40, 2½=$20. ALL: EF: $35 in advance, $45 on-site. 20% discount for CCC members. Under 1700 may play in Open Section for additional $15. ALL Rounds: 10-1-3:30-6. Accelerated possible. ENT: www.chichess.org/events/ or Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., P.O. Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618. Onsite 9-9:45 a.m. No phone entries. Request 1/2-point byes before rd. 2. All-day parking $7 at 760 W. Taylor. INFO: Bill Brock, 773-294-1709, info@chichess.org. Sets & clocks provided. W.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 22   MISSOURI
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
Amateur & Premier

4SS, G/75 d5. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Free entries for GMs and IMs. EF: $50, $40 for annual members of the club if registered by 7/21. PF:$1600 Unconditionally Guaranteed!! Premier: $300-$250-$200-$150-$100. Amateur (U1800): $225-$150-$100-$75-$50. Reg.: 10-10:45. Rds.: 11, 1:45, 4:45, 7:30. One 1/2 point bye if declared before round 2. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108, or online at saintlouischessclub.org. Info: 314-361-CHESS, info@saintlouischessclub.org.


JULY 22-23   CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
LACC 15th Year Anniversary Memorial

(Sponsor: Harold C. Valery MD, Inc.) 4 Sections. Open/U1800/U1400/U1000; 6SS, G/60 d0 (not d5 as published) for top 2 sections and G/30 d0 for bottom 2. 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025, 2nd fl. EF:$75; $55 LACC members; No prizes 1/2, spouses/siblings 1/2, new members 1/2. Reg.: Sat 10-11:45. Rds.: 12, 2, 4 pm each day. Byes: Up to three 1/2-point byes. Last Rd bye before Rd. 5. 1-Day option I: Play 1 day- no 1/2 pt byes- 1/2 EF. 1-Day option II: Play 1 day & get three 1/2 pt byes- Full EF. Prizes: $$1,500 (b/45) $1,000 Gtd. 1st-3rd $400-200-100 U2000: $100. U1800: $200-100-$50; U1600: $100-50; U1400: $100-50; U1200: Book prize. Best attack: $25; Biggest upset: $25. Info: (310) 795-5710; Mick@LAChessClub.com or www.LAChessClub.com. Parking: Free on streets, BoA, or basement.


JULY 28   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Marshall $500 FIDE Blitz (BLZ)

9-SS, G/3 +2. FIDE Blitz rated. $500: $200-100, top U2400/unr, U2200, U2000, U1800: $50. USCF regular rating used for pairings & prizes. EF: $30, MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-7:30-7:50-8:10-8:40-9-9:20-9:40-10pm. Max three byes. Request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716, www.marshallchessclub.org.



US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 28-30 OR 29-30   MARYLAND
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30
7th Annual Potomac Open

5SS, 40/90, SD/30 + 30” incr, (Rnd. 1 G/90 +30” incr) (2-day schedule: rds. 1-2 G/45+30"incr) U1250 & U1000 G/120 d5 (Rds. 1-2 G/60 d5), U1250 3-day Rds. 1&2 G/120 d5. Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. $$Based on score. 8 sections: Championship (min. rating of 2100) (FIDE): 5.0 =$1600, 4.5 =$900, 4.0=$500, 3.5=$200, 3.0=$50 [min $1500 payout, top score group raised if less than $1500]. U2300 (min. rating of 1900)(FIDE): 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150, 3.0=$50. U2100 (min rating of 1700) (FIDE): 5.0 =$1500, 4.5 =$700, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$150, 3.0=$40. U1900: 5.0 =$1200, 4.5 =$650, 4.0=$350, 3.5=$125, 3.0=$40. U1700: 5.0= $1200, 4.5 = $600, 4.0= $300, 3.5= $100. U1500: 5.0= $1000, 4.5= $500, 4.0= $250, 3.5= $100. U1250: 5.0= $500, 4.5= $250, 4.0= $125, 3.5= $50. U1000 (no adult Unr): 5.0= $250, 4.5= $125, 4.0= $50, 3.5= $20 Trophies to top 10 & top U800 in U1000. If no 5-0 in section, then sole 1st @ 4.5 or shared 1st at lower score receive bonus (added to score prize) - Championship: $300; U2300 $250, U2100 $200, U1900 $150, U1700 & U1500: $100; U1250 & U1000: $50. Unrated limited to $100 in U1000, $200 in U1250 and $400 in U1500. Sets and boards provided. Clocks provided in the U1500 to Champions sections. Optionally, pairings can be texted to your phone. Free Sunday morning continental breakfast for players. Parking free for day guests. EF: $99 by 7/14, $109 by 7/25, and $114 online only by 7/27, $120 at the door. Special EFs: $35 less for U1250, $55 less for U1000, GMs free, $50 deducted from prize, IMs $45 off EF, $20 deducted from prize, $5 off EF if staying at hotel. HR: $99, Rooms may not be avail after 7/14. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 9:30 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 2:15 & 6, Sun 9:30 & 3:30. U1250 & U1000 schedule Reg. ends Sat 10am rds. 11, 1:15 & 4:00, Sun 9:30 & 1:30 U1250 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 7pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11 & 4, Sun 9:30 & 1:30. Ent: Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. More information and registration at http://thepotomacopen.com.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 28-30 OR 29-30   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED)
Peter Henner Memorial

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10), Best Western Sovereign Hotel, 1228 Western Ave., Albany 12203. Free parking, free airport shuttle, many restaurants within easy walk. $4000 guaranteedprize fund. In 4 sections. Premier: Open to 1800/above. $600-400-200, top U2210 $300-150. Under 2000: $400-200-100, top U1800 (no unr) $240-120. Under 1600: $300-150-80, top U1400 (no unr) $140-70. Under 1200: $140-70-40, plaques to 1st, top U1000, U800, U600, Unr. Unrated may not win over $60 in U1200 or $120 in U1600. Mixed doubles: $200-100 to best male/female “team” combined score among all sections. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/29. Top 3 sections EF: $68 online at chessaction.com by 7/26, 3-day $73, 2-day $72 mailed by 7/19, $80 at site or online until 2 hours before round 1. Online entry $5 less to NYSCA members (may join with entry). U1200 Section EF: all $30 less than above. No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $60 deducted from prize. All: Re-entry $40; not available in Premier. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day reg. ends Sat 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-dayreg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd. 2. HR: $95-95, includes full breakfast, reserve by 7/14, use link at chesstour.com or call 518-489-2981. Ent:chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tmt. Sat 9:30 pm, reg. ends 9:15 pm.


JULY 29   TENNESSEE
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
John Hurt Memorial 14

Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. 4SS; G/60 d5. Two sections: Open and U1600 Prizes: ($1000 b/25) Open: $300-200-100, U1600: $200-125-75. Rounds: 9-12:30-3-5:30. Open and U1600 Entry Fee: $40 by 07/22, $50 at door; MCC Members: $30 anytime. Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings); Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187. Join online: http://www.memphischess.com/JohnHurtMemorial14.html, gpylant@gmail.com.


JULY 29-30   VIRGINIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Weekend Swiss (at the 118th Annual U.S. Open)

5SS, G/60 d5 $1,150 Guaranteed Prizes: $200-100-50, U2200/Unrated $160, U2000 $150, U1800 $140, U1600 $120, U1400 $100, U1200 $80, Unrated $50. Entry fee: $40, Unrated players free if paying US Chess dues. On-site Registration: 10:00-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Rounds at noon & 3:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Sunday. (See U.S. Open Chess Championship TLA for venue details.)


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 29-30   TEXAS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
2017 DCC FIDE Open VIII

5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: 2400+ $125, 2000-2399 $90, 1600 -1999 $99, U1600 $125, Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member $55. Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $20 non-member fee. Small Minimum prize to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get minimum prize (entry fee may be deducted from prize). Reserve: Open to players rated below 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is US Chess rated and uses US Chess rules. EF: $40. 10$ non Dallas Chess Club membership fee. The Reserve give back 10% in prizes and if at least 8 paid entries and if there is a clear winner, then that winner receives free entry to next DCC Fide Open. In the reserve section, Tournament reserves the right to use Fide rules on electronic devices and on starting White’s clock at start of a round and to use FIDE pairing rules. Also clocks will be set to ‘halt at end’. Both: Reg.: Saturday from 9:45–10:15 am. Rds.: Sat 10:45 am-3:10pm-7:16pm, Sun 9:45 am-2:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round 2 and before getting full point bye. Withdrawals and zero point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Note that house players (if required) must pay $5 per round and be US Chess members. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719. Info: 214-632-9000. FIDE.


A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 29-AUG. 6, AUG. 1-6 OR AUG. 3-6   VIRGINIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 300 (ENHANCED)
118th Annual U.S. Open

Includes Traditional one game per day schedule (9 days), a 6-day slow time control option, and 4-day option. 9SS, 40/120, SD/60; d5 (4-day option, Rds. 1-6, G/60 d5; then 40/120, SD/60 d5). Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, 777 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA 23510, HR: $114, Call (866) 716-8134, mention "US Chess". Reserve by July 7 or rate may increase. $50,000 in prizes based on 500 paid entries, else proportional, $40,000 (80% of each prize) minimum guaranteed. A one-section tournament with Class prizes. Top U.S. player not otherwise qualified qualifies for 2018 U.S. Championship. Choice of three schedules: Traditional: 40/120 SD/60; d5. One round daily at 7 PM, except Rd. 9, 3 PM 8/6. 6-Day Option: 40/120, SD/60; d5. 7 PM 8/1, 12 NOON & 7 PM 8/2-8/4, 7 PM 8/5, 3 PM 8/6. 4-Day Option: Rds. 1-6: G/60 d5; then 40/120, SD/60 d5. 12 NOON, 3 PM, 7 PM, 10 PM 8/3; 12 NOON, 3 PM, 7 PM 8/4; 7 PM 8/5; 3 PM 8/6. All schedules merge after Round 6 & compete for same prizes. Projected prizes: Top places $8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-800-600-500, clear or playoff winner $200 bonus. If tie for first, top two on tiebreak play Armageddon game (White 5 minutes, 2-sec delay, Black 3 minutes, 2-sec delay and gets draw odds) for bonus and title. Class Prizes: Top Master (2200- 2399) $2500-1200-800-500, Expert (2000-2199) $2500-1200-800-500, Class A (1800-1999) $2500-1200-800-500, Class B (1600-1799) $2500-1200-800-500, Class C (1400-1599) $2000-1000-600-400, Class D (1200-1399) $1500-700-500-300, Class E or below (under 1200) $1500-700-500-300, Unrated $800-400-200. Half-Point Byes: must commit before Round 4; up to 3 byes allowed for 2000/up, 2 byes for 1400-1999, one bye for Under 1400/Unr. Limit 1 bye in last two rounds. Zero-point byes are always available in any round if requested at least two hours before the round(s) in question. Entry Fee: Online, $145 by 6/26, $165 by 7/17, $185 after 7/17. By mail, $147 postmarked by 6/26, $167 postmarked by 7/17, $187 after 7/17; do not mail after 7/24! By phone, $150 by 6/26, $170 by 7/17, $185 after. No phone entries after 5PM Central 7/28 (close of business at the US Chess Office)! At site, all $190; Free entry for GMs and WGMs for main event only. All entries must be made at least two (2) hours prior to the player’s first game. Current US Chess membership required. July Rating Supplement used; unofficial ratings (at least four games) used if otherwise unrated. CCA ratings used if above US Chess. Foreign player ratings: usually 100 points added to FIDE or FQE, 200+ added to most foreign national ratings, no points added to CFC. Highest of multiple ratings generally used. Entries: US Chess, ATTN: 2017 U.S. Open, PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557. Online entry available, see website. Phone entry: 800.903.8723. Not FIDE rated, No cell phones. Bring a clock -- none supplied. Sets/boards supplied for tournament but not for skittles. Many meetings, workshops and seminars, including: US Chess Committee Meetings 8/2-8/4, US Chess Awards Luncheon 8/5 Noon, US Chess Delegates Meeting 8/5-6. Many side events and other championships, including: U.S. National Blitz Championship 7SS Double, G/5 d0, Rd. 1 at 12 NOON 8/5; U.S. Open Weekend Swiss 5SS, G/60 d5, 12-3 Sat 7/29, 10-12:30-3 Sun 7/30; U.S. Open Scholastic (see separate TLA for the Scholastic event); Mon-Wed-Thu-Fri July 31, August 2, 3, 4 U. S. Open Quads (one-day events) G/30 d5. Entry fee $20. Registration 9:30-11:30 a.m., Rounds at noon, 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. $50 to first in each quad. Tue August 1 U.S. Open Quads (Tuesday Quads Only) G/60 d5. Entry Fee $20. Registration 9 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Rounds at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $50 to first in each quad. U.S. Open Bughouse Sat. 10:30 AM 7/29. 18th Annual Golf Tournament for the US Open Chess Players, (see tournament website for details). US Open Tennis Tournament (see tournament website for details). In addition, three other championships will also take place: the 2017 Denker Tournament of HS Champions (see website for participants’ list), the 2017 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions (see website for participants’ list) and the 2017 National Girls’ Tournament of Champions (see website for participants’ list). Please check the U.S. Open website often for updates, new information and corrections and other useful documents! http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2017/usopen/


US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 31, AUG. 7, 14, 21   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
109th Nassau Grand Prix & Qualifying

4SS, 45/90, SD/30 d5. 1st Presbyterian Church, 1st & Main Sts., Mineola. Open: EF $36 by 7/28. $$ (740 b/24 top 2 G) 180-120, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600 110 each. Qualifying: under 1400/UR. EF $16 by 7/28. $$ (120 b/10) 80-40. 2.5 pts quals for semi-final section of 9/11/17 Semis. Both: EF non-memb $11 more, $7 more at site. 2 bye 1-4. Reg to 7:15 PM. Rds.: 7:15 each Mon. Aug supl used. Ent: Harold Stenzel, 80 Amy Dr., Sayville, NY 11782. captnhal@optonline.net.

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AUG. 5   VIRGINIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
U.S. Open National Blitz Championship (BLZ)

7 Double Round (14 games) Swiss, 1 section, G/5 d0. Blitz rated, higher of Regular or Blitz rating used for pairings and prizes. Entry fee: $40, free to Unrated players if paying US Chess dues. Registration: 9-11:30 a.m, round 1 begins at noon. $2000 Guaranteed Prizes! $$400-200-150, U2200 $200-100, U2000 $200-100, U1800 $180-90, U1600/Unrated $140-70, U1400 $100, U1200 $70. (See U.S. Open Chess Championship TLA for venue details.)

A State Championship Event!
AUG. 5   PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
2017 PA State Game/45 Championship

4SS, G/45 d5. Wm. Pitt Union, Univ. of Pitt., 5th & Bigelow, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. 3 Sections, $$ (695G): Champ: EF: $30 by 7/28, $40 later. $200-100, U2000 $75, U1800 $50. Premier: U1600. EF: $25 by 7/28, $35 later. $90-60, U1400 $50, U1200 $40, U1000 $30. Trophies to Top 2, Top 2 U1400, Top 2 U1200, Top 2 U1000. Scholastic: Grades K-12 U900. EF: $15 by 7/28, $25 later. Trophies to Top 7, Top 3 U600. All: Trophies: Top 2 Schools, Top 2 Clubs. PSCF $5, OSA. Reg ends 9:30am. Rds.: 9:45-11:30-1:15-3. Ent/Info: PSCF, c/o Tom Martinak, 25 Freeport St., Pittsburgh, PA 15223, 412-908-0286, martinak_tom_m@hotmail.com. W.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
AUG. 5-6   MISSOURI
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Missouri Open 2017

5SS, G/120 d5. Unity Village Hotel, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 64065, 888-377-0358. Prizes: Prizes $$b/50. Open: $500-1st Guaranteed, $250-2nd, U2000 $125, U1800 $100 Reserve U1600:1st $200 2nd $100 Class Prizes $100 1st in each D/E/U1000-Unr. Plaque awarded to the top Missouri resident of the Open & Reserve sections. Registration: 8:30-9:30 Round times: Sat-10-2:30-7, Sun-10:30-3. Entry Fee: $40 pre-registered by 8/4. $50 on site. On site - cash only. Max one 1/2-pt bye if declared by Rd. 2; MCA membership required, O.S.A., available on site from $5. Entries/Info: Randy Merrell, 5556 NW Moonlight Meadow Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO 64064, rwmerrell@gmail.com, 321-277-2751. MCA General Membership Meeting—9:30-10:15am Sunday. Additional info: https://goo.gl/E3SqGi.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 5-6   WASHINGTON
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
Vancouver Open

2 Sections. Open & Reserve (U1800). 5SS, Rd. 1: G/60 d10, Rds. 2-5: 40/120, SD/30 d10. Hampton Inn & Suites, 315 SE Olympia Dr., Vancouver, WA 98684. HR: $169.00 Standard King/Double Queen. (360) 891-3000, mention Chess Tournament. $$2,500/b60. Open: $600-450, U2000 $175, U1800 $175. Reserve (U1800): $400-250, U1600 $150 U1400 $150 U1200/Unr $150. Foreign ratings used for players with no USCF rating. EF: $75 if postmarked or online by 08/02, $85 at site. Free entry for GMs, IMs, WGMs. Registration: 9-9:45am. Rds.: Sat. 10am, 12:30pm, 6pm, Sun. 10am, 3:30pm. Bye: limit 2, request before end of Rd. 2. Memb. Req'd: $25 ($19 juniors). OSA. ENT: Checks payable to Washington Chess Federation. Mail to: Dan Mathews, 749 Somerset Ln., Edmonds, WA 98020-2646. Info: danomathews01@gmail.com, 425-218-7529. Enter online: www.nwchess.com/onlineregistration. W.

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 10-13, 11-13 OR 12-13   MASSACHUSETTS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
47th annual Continental Open

6SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option except Open Section, rds. 1-3 G/40 d10). Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St. (Rt 20 West), Sturbridge, MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking. Experience early 19th century America at Old Sturbridge Village (see www.osv.org). $30,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections. Open: Open to all; U1800/Unr EF $100 more. $3000-1500-700-500-300, clear or tiebreak win $200 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1400-700. FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1900: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1700: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1500: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1300: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1000: $800-400-300-200, plaques to top 3, first U800, U600, Unr. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limit U1000 $150, U1300 $300, U1500 $450, U1700 $600, U1900 $750; balance to next player(s) in line. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $1000-600-400. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) before both begin round 2. Top 4 sections EF: $158 at chessaction.com by 8/9, 4-day $164, 3-day $163, 2-day $162 mailed by 8/2, $180 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before rd. 1. GMs free; $150 deducted from prize. Under 1500 or Under 1300 Section EF: all $40 less than top 4 sections EF. Under 1000 Section EF: all $80 less than top 4 sections EF. All: Online EF $5 less to MACA members; may join/renew at masschess.org. Re-entry $80; not available in Open. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 4-day schedule: Reg Thu to 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 6 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 11 am, rds. Fri 12 & 6, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg Sat to 9 am, rds. Sat 10,12:15, 2:30 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. No 2-day Open Section. All schedules: Bye all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, other sections before rd. 4. HR: $97-97, 800-582-3232, 508-347-7393, request chess rate, reserve by 7/28 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, PO Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat. 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

AUG. 11   MARYLAND
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
2017 Washington International Blitz (BLZ)

5 double SS, G/3+2” incr. Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. 2 Sections: Open, $$Guaranteed: $400-$200-$150, U2200 $130-$70, U2000 $110-$60. U1800 (b/20): $250-$150-$75, U1600 $50. Sets, boards and clocks provided. Free parking for day guests. EF: $35 by 8/8 then $40. Special EFs: GMs & IMs $20 off EF. Schedule Reg. ends 7pm. Rnd 1 @ 8pm then ASAP. Ent: MCA, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. Detailed rules, more information and registration at http://washintlblitz.mdchess.com.

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A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 11-13 OR 12-13   GEORGIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
48th Annual Southern Congress

5-SS, Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341. $3,000 guaranteed. In three sections: Championship: FIDE and USCF rated. Must be 1900 USCF. $400-300-200, under 2200 and under 2050 each $250. Amateur: Under 1900. $300-200-100, under 1750 and under 1600 each $200. Reserve: Under 1400. $250-150-100, under 1200 $100. Time Controls: Championship: 40/90, SD/30, d10. Other sections: G/120, d5. Two-day schedule first round G/90, d5 all sections. Entry Fee: $60 three-day, $59 two-day by 8/10 $65 at site. All: Unrated $45, can't win first prize in any section. GMs and IMs free, $30 from any prize. Reentry except Championship $35. Byes: Available all rounds (limit two), must commit before 1st round. 3-day schedule: Registration: ends 6:30 p.m. 8/11. Rounds: 7 p.m., 2:15 p.m.-7 p.m., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 2-day schedule: Registration: ends 10 a.m. First round at 10:30 a.m., then merges with 3-day. Info: (478)-973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. Enter:americanchesspromotions.com.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 11-13 OR 12-13   CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 (ENHANCED)
8th annual Central California Open

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Doubletree Hotel, 2233 Ventura St., Fresno, CA 93710. Free airport shuttle, free parking for hotel guests. Cosponsored by Fresno Chess Club and Fresno Chess Foundation. $$ 10,000 guaranteed prizes. In 4 sections: Open: $1500-800-400-200, clear or tiebreak 1st $100, top U2250/Unr $600-300. Under 2050: $1000-500-250-150, top U1850 (no unr) $510-260. Under 1650: $800-400-200-100, top U1450 (no unr) $420-210. Under 1250: $500-250-150-100, plaques to first 3, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limits: U1250 $200, U1650 $400; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $200-100. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/12. Top 3 sections EF: $93 online at chessaction.com by 8/9, 3-day $98, 2-day $97 mailed by 8/2, $110 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd 1. Under 1250 Section EF: all $30 less than above. Online or mailed EF $15 less to Fresno Chess Club members. GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $80 deducted from prize. All: Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. No checks at site, credit cards OK. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Byes: OK all, limit 2; limit 1 bye if eligible for class money prizes; must commit before rd. 2. HR: $124-124, 559-268-1000, request chess rate, reserve by 7/28 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 11-13 OR 12-13   OHIO
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED)
Cleveland Open

5SS, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport, 7230 Engle Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH 44130. Free parking, free airport shuttle, many restaurants within easy walking distance. $15,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 5 sections. Open: Open to all; U1800/Unr EF $50 more. $2000-1000-500-300, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $600-300. Under 2100: $1200-600-400-200, top U1900/Unr $500. Under 1800: $1200-600-400-200, top U1600 (no unr) $400. Under 1500: $1000-500-300-200, top U1300 (no unr) $300. Under 1200: $600-400-200-100, plaques to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-300. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/12. Unrated prize limits:U1200 $150, U1500 $300, U1800 $500. Top 4 sections EF: $108 online at chessaction.com by 8/9, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 8/2, all $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $100 deducted from prize. U1200 Section EF: all $40 less than above. Online EF $5 less to OCA members. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22 Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $50; not available in Open Section. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $109-109, 800-227-6963, 440-243-4040, request chess rate, reserve by 7/28 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 12   ILLINOIS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Chicago Chess Center Pre-Opening Plus-Score #13

4SS, G/65 d5. UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607. 2 Sections. Open: $$: Min. $500 gtd. Each player with 4 points wins $240, 3½=$120, 3=$60, 2½=$30. Under 1700: 4SS, G/65, d5, Open to 1699 & under. $$GTD: Each player with 4 points wins $160, 3 $80, 3 $40, 2 $20. ALL: EF: $35 in advance, $45 on-site. 20% discount for CCC members. Under 1700 may play in Open Section for additional $15. Open prizes guaranteed based on final score: $240 minimum for all 4/4 scores, $120 for all 3.5/4 scores, $40 for all 3/4 scores, $20 for all 2.5 /4. ALL: Rounds: 10-1-3:30-6. Accelerated possible. ENT: www.chichess.org/events/ Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., P.O. Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618. Onsite 9-9:45 a.m. No phone entries. 1/2-point bye any round: request before rd. 2. All-day parking $7 at 760 W. Taylor. INFO: Bill Brock, 773-294-1709, info@chichess.org. Sets & clocks provided. W.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 12-16   MARYLAND
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)
6th Annual Washington International

9SS, 40/90, SD/20 inc/30 Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-468-0308. All prizes guaranteed. Three Sections, Masters Section (minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF to play. FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes) $4400-2100-1100-900-700-600-500-400, top U2500 $1400-750, top U2300 $1200-650. Limited number of minimum prizes for non-US FIDE rated players, see web page. Limited amount of housing support is available for non-US GMs and IMs. GM and IM norms possible. Experts Section 9-SS (under 2201 USCF and under 2100 FIDE, minimum 1700 USCF to play. USCF ratings used, FIDE rated) $2200-1100-600-500-400, top U2000 $1100-525. Contenders (under 1800 USCF): $2000-1000-500, top U1600 $400. Free Continental breakfast for players Sat. and Wed. mornings. All equipment provided for all sections. Hospitality Suite Friday evening. Masters section EF: GMs, non-US IMs Free; US IMs and WGMs $199; FMs $299; FIDE above 2200 $349; FIDE from 2100 to 2199 $399, FIDE from 2000 to 2099 $600, FIDE below 2000 $800. All $25 more after 6/12, $35 more after 7/29, $45 more after 8/8, $70 more at the door. Experts EF: USCF above 1799 $249; USCF below 1800 $299. $20 more after 7/29, $30 more after 8/8, $40 more at the door. Contenders EF: $249. $20 more after 7/29, $30 more after 8/8, $40 more at the door. Special EFs: All $100 less for non-US FIDE rated in masters section; If staying at the Hilton (min 3 nights), $50 less. All $25 less for new WI players. All $20 rebate for every new paying WI player you refer. All $50 less, if born before 8/12/1967. ScheduleReg ends Sat 10 am, rds. 8/12-8/15:11am & 5:30pm, Wed 8/16 11am. HR $99 Ent: MCA, c/o Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. More information, hotel reservation link, & online entry @ http://washintl.mdchess.com

AUG. 15   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
Marshall Masters

4-SS, G/25 d5. Open to 2000+ players. FIDE Rapid rated. $750 GTD: 250-150-100. Top U2400 125, Top U2300 100, Biggest upset $25. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs $30. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716, www.marshallchessclub.org.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 18-20 OR 19-20   CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
Bay Area Chess GM Browne Memorial Championship

1639A S. Main St., Milpitas, CA 95035. 5SS G/90+30 2-day rds 1-2 G/60 d5. Park free. Prizes: 5,000 b/90 (60% guar). 3 sects: 2000+ (FIDE): $1,000-500-200, u2300: 250-125-100. 1600-1999: $700-300-100, u1800: 200-100. u1600: $700-300-100 u1400: 125-100, u1200: 100. Unr max $100 exc Open. Aug 17 Supp & TD disc. Reg.: F 6:30-6:45p & Sa 9:30-9:45a. Rds.: F 7p, Sa 10a, 3p Su 10a 2:30p. (2-day Sa 10a 12:30 & merge). EF: 99, Econ EF: 79 w 60% prz, after 8/13 +20. Playup +25. Rated 2250+ $0 by 8/4 (prize - EF). Info: http://BayAreaChess.com/champs.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 18-20 OR 19-20   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED)
16th annual Manhattan Open

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Ave. (32-33 St., across from Penn Station), New York 10001. $20,000 guaranteed prizes. 8 sections. Open: Open to all; U1800/Unr EF $100 more. $2000-1000-600-400, clear/tiebreak win $100 bonus, top Under 2400/Unr $600-300. FIDE. Under 2200: $1300-700-400-200. Under 2000: $1300-700-400-200. Under 1800: $1300-700-400-200. Under 1600: $1000-500-300-200. Under 1400: $1000-500-300-200. Under 1200: $500-250-150-100. Under 1000: $500-250-150-100. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-400-200. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/19. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limit U1800 $600, U1600 $400, U1400 $300, U1200 $200, U1000 $100; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: $128 at chessaction.com by 8/16, 3-day $133, 2-day $132 if check mailed by 8/9, all $150 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before rd 1. GMs free; $100 from prize. Under 1000 or U1200 Section EF: all $50 less than top 6 sections EF. Online entry $5 less to NYSCA members ($12/yr with 2 issues Empire Chess, $20/yr 4 issues, may join with entry). Re-entry $60, not available in Open. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm. Rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am. Rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Half point byes available all rounds, limit 2 byes, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR (note change): $159-159-169 plus required $20/night facility fee, however facility fee is waived if you reserve through online link at chesstour.com. Includes free wireless, unlimited calling, use of Bally's Total Fitness next door. Reserve by 7/27 or rate may increase. Phone reservations: 1-800-223-8585. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
AUG. 18-20   ARKANSAS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
2017 Arkansas State Championship

Sponsored by the Urban Knights Chess Club and Tony Davis. Pleasant Branch Baptist Church, 601 Spruce St., Conway, AR 72032. 6-SS, Open: EF: $45 in advance and $50 at the site, Two open schedules, Schedule 1, Registration: Friday 6-7p, G/120 d5, Rounds. Fri. 7p, Sat. 9am - 2pm -7pm, Sun. 9am - 2pm. Schedule 2, Registration: Sat. 8-9:00am, Rounds. 1 - 2 G/60 d5, 3 - 6 G/120 d5. Merge Round 3. Rounds Sat. 9am - 11am - 2pm -7pm, Sun. 12pm - 4pm. $$ (b/50) 1st $400, 2nd $200, A, B, C, D/E $200, Unrated $100. 4+ for prize or $50 for the class. Trophies to all prizes, (Trophies to AR res.), $50 upset Prize, 1/2 pt. bye available any rd. if asked for at reg. USCF and ACA reqd. OSA. Info & Advance Entry: Stephen Paulson, 238 Paulson Ln., Melbourne, AR 72556 (870-373-0150) d4d5c4@yahoo.com. W.

AUG. 19   VIRGINIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Walter Muir Memorial

3-Round Swiss System, Game/75 w/25 sec inc. Westhampton Christian Church, 2515 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015. PRIZES: Open Section: $400-$200-$100-$75 based on 20 entrants. Top under 1600, $100. Top under 1200, $100. ENTRY FEE: If received by August 12, $45.00. At site, $55.00. REGISTRATION: 8:30-9:30 am on 8/19. ROUNDS: 10-2-6. BYES: One 1/2 point bye available per tournament; must request before 1st round begins. ADVANCE ENTRIES: Roanoke Valley Chess Club, P.O. Box 4141, Roanoke, VA 24015. TD: Courtney Barnes. (978) 928-9539; ola@planetchess.club. WEB PAGE:www.roanokechess.com.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 19   OHIO
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
“Dog Days” Pawn Storm XXXVII

4SS, G/60, +10. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402. EF: $40 to August 14 then $50. GTD Prizes: Open $400-200, U1900 Section $200-$101 class U1600 $100. Reg.: 9:30-1015. Rds.: 10:30-1:30-4:30-7:00. DCC mbrs $5 disc. Mail EF to: Dayton Chess lub, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402 or register online at http://www.daytonchessclub.com. More info call 937.461.6283 or email DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 19-20   MICHIGAN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
2017 UP Open

Location: Bay Mills Community College, 12214 W. Lakeshore Dr., Brimley, MI 49715, Mikanuk Hall, Rms. 110-111. 5SS, G/115 d5. EF: $40. $35 if registered (e-mail) by Aug 17. $20 for Juniors 19 or under. Prizes: (1st and 2nd GTD) $500 first place, $250 second, others based on entries. Trophy to top UP resident. Reg.: 9-9:30 Sat. Rds: Sat 10, 2:30, 7; Sun 9:30, 2--all times EDT. Bye: 1/2 point Rds. 1-5, but must be requested before registration ends. HR: Rooms at discounted rates ($97.12/night) held until 8/4 under "CHESS-BMCC" at Bay Mills Resort and Casino, 11386 W. Lakeshore Dr., Brimley, MI 49715, 888-422-9645. Info and early entries: James Sawaski, jsawaski@yahoo.com.

AUG. 19-20   CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
2017 Petrosian Memorial

(A sponsored event) 4 Sections. Open/U1800/U1400/U1000; 6SS, G/60 d5 for top 2 sections and G/30 d0 for bottom 2. 11514 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90025, 2nd fl. EF: $75; $55 LACC members; No prizes 1/2, spouses/siblings 1/2, new members 1/2. Reg:. Sat 10-11:45. Rds.: 12, 2, 4 pm each day. Byes: Up to three 1/2-point byes. Last Rd bye before Rd 5. 1-Day option I: Play 1 day- no 1/2 pt byes- 1/2 EF. 1-Day option II: Play 1 day & get three 1/2 pt byes- Full EF. Prizes: $$1,500 (b/45) $750 Gtd. 1st-3rd $400-200-100 U2000: $100. U1800: $200-100-$50; U1600: $100-50; U1400: $100-50; U1200: Book prize. Best attack: $25; Biggest upset: $25. Info: (310) 795-5710; Mick@LAChessClub.com or www.LAChessClub.com. Parking: Free on streets, BoA, or basement.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 19-20   TEXAS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20 (ENHANCED)
2017 DCC FIDE Open IX

5SS, G/90 inc/30. Dallas Chess Club, 200 S. Cottonwood Dr. #C, Richardson, TX 75080. Two sections: Open and Reserve. Open: $$875G. FIDE and US Chess rated but uses FIDE rules. Use US Chess ratings and rules for pairings and for awarding prizes. Default late forfeiture time is one hour. TD may extend this time at TD’s discretion. Note that Foreign players must disclose their FIDE ID number before 1st round in order to play. Note that USA Players with no FIDE ID must disclose their email address. $$ $500-$250-$125. EF: 2400+ $125, 2000-2399 $90, 1600 -1999 $99, U1600 $125, Senior/Birthday during tournament/Additional Family Member $55. Dallas Chess Club membership required or pay $20 non-member fee. Small Minimum prize to the First three GM/IM’s who apply. GM/IM must play all rounds to get minimum prize (entry fee may be deducted from prize). Reserve: Open to players rated below 2000 USCF. This section is not Fide Rated but is US Chess rated and uses US Chess rules. EF: $40. 10$ non Dallas Chess Club membership fee. The Reserve give back 10% in prizes and if at least 8 paid entries and if there is a clear winner, then that winner receives free entry to next DCC Fide Open. In the reserve section, Tournament reserves the right to use Fide rules on electronic devices and on starting White’s clock at start of a round and to use FIDE pairing rules. Also clocks will be set to ‘halt at end’. Both: Reg.: Saturday from 9:45–10:15 am. Rds.: Sat 10:45 am-3:10pm-7:16pm, Sun 9:45 am- 2:10pm. One half point Bye allowed if requested before end of round 2 and before getting full point bye. Withdrawals and zero point last round byes are not eligible for prizes. Note that house players (if required) must pay $5 per round and be US Chess members. ENT: Make/mail Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036-4719. Info: 214-632-9000. FIDE

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 19-20   IOWA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED)
63rd Iowa Open Championship (FIDE and USCF Rated)

5-SS, G/90, i30. Accelerated pairings used in Rounds 1-2. IASCA Super GP Qualifier. Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 300 E 9th St. (I-80, SE side of Exit 242), Coralville, IA 52241. Reg.: 8:30am and ends at 9:30am. Rds.: Sat 10:15, 2:30, & 7:30; Sun 9:30 & 2:30 EF: $57 if postmarked before 8/14; $69 at site. IM & GM free-EF deducted from any prize, Jrs. & Sr. $10 off, $10 off Out of state residents. Prize Info:Prizes: ($2000 b/65 Top 3 Gtd) 600+T-300-200 U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600 150/75 each. US Chess Federation (USCF) membership required. On Site Available. IASCA membership required, ($10 or Out of State Accepted (OSA). On-Site Available. Send Entry Fee to: IASCA, c/o Mark Capron, 3123 Juniper Dr., Iowa City, IA 52245 or register online at www.onlineregistration.cc Additional Info: USCF and FIDE Rated!! Byes: Bye available Rounds 1-3 if requested prior to start of round. Rounds 4-5 only if requested prior to tournament starting. USCF – August 2017 Rating List will be used for pairing purposes. FIDE rules will be used. US Chess JGP. Call 319-321-5435 or mcapron243@mchsi.com Directions: Take I-80 to exit 242, go south to 9th street, take a left and follow to the end of 9th street and you are there! The Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Chess rate available, $128 (INCLUDES PARKING) only until 8/1/17, rates may increase after this date. Pool, restaurant, more restaurants in walking distance. 319-688- 4000. Mixed Doubles will be available. Entry is $5 per person. Average rating of the male and female must be less than 2000. Scores will be based on percentage of each player with respect to their section (for example if you score 3 out of 5 you get an 60; if you score 3 out of 4 you get 75, etc). RBO has 5 rounds, the Reserve 4 rounds and Open 5 rounds. Prizes: 1st $70; 2nd $40; 3rd 20.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 19-20   CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
2017 Exchange Bank Open

Exchange Bank, 444 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa. CA 95401. 4 round Swiss, G/120 d5. In 3 Sections, Open: 4SS, G/120 d5, $$GTD: $250-175. Reserve: 4SS, G/120 d5, Open to 1899 & under. $$GTD: $200-125. Booster: 4SS, G/120 d5, Open to 1499 & under. $$GTD: $150-100. Unr. must play in Booster Section. Unrated players winning prizes will only receive half of the prize. ALL: EF: $35 advance until 8/16, $45 at site. No phone or email entries. $10 fee to play up a section. Reg.: 08/19 8:30am - 9:30am. Rds.: Sat 10, 3; Sun 10, 3. ENT: Paul Stagnoli, 4233 Kintyre Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95409-4127. INFO: (707) 478-4385 paulgs@sonic.net. http://pstagnol.users.sonic.net/tournaments/. Bring your own equipment, none provided. No Cell phones allowed. W.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 23-27   NORTH CAROLINA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)
2017 U.S. Masters Championship

9-SS, 40/90; G/30, inc.30 from move one. Embassy Suites Hotel, 204 Centreport Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409, (336) 668-4535, mention chess tournament (code CCI) for discounted hotel rate of $101 until Aug. 9, 2017. Reserve hotel online: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/G/GSOGBES-CCI-20170822/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. GM, IM, WGM, and WIM norms may be possible. 2013-16 tournaments were super swiss with 15 norms achieved! $17000 in prizes UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED! $5000-3000-1800-1100-650-550-500-450-400-350 Class prizes: U2400 501-301, U2300 501-301, U2200 501-301, U2100 501-301. EF: $249 if received by August 20, 2017, $299 later or on site. $50 discount for NC residents. GM's and foreign IM's free with no deduction from winnings for entry fee (contact organizer for possible additional conditions). Elgibility: Must have FIDE or USCF Masters title or juniors (under age 21) must be previously rated over 2000. RDS.: Aug 23rd: 7:00PM then 11-6, 11-6, 11-6, 11-6. HR: $101 all rooms are suite style. Free made to order breakfast daily, free manager's reception nightly, and free airport shuttle available. Advance Entry: www.carolinaschessinitiative.com. Alternately, checks may be sent to: CCI, c/o Walter High, 105 N. Crabtree Knoll, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Make checks payable to: Carolinas Chess Initiative (CCI). On site entry will be available on August 23 from 5-6:30PM. BYES: A maximum of three byes allowed. Byes must be requested before round 2 is paired. Players receiving conditions must play all nine rounds. INFO: Walter High (Organizer) wmhigh@nc.rr.com. More info including pre-entry lists may be available at: carolinaschessinitiative.com. FIDE rated. Hotel has a no smoking policy which includes electronic cigarettes. FIDE electronic device rules in effect.

AUG. 25   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Marshall $500 FIDE Blitz (BLZ)

9-SS, G/3 +2. FIDE Blitz rated. $500: $200-100, top U2400/unr, U2200, U2000, U1800: $50. USCF regular rating used for pairings & prizes. EF: $30, MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-7:30-7:50-8:10-8:40-9-9:20-9:40-10pm. Max three byes. Request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716, www.marshallchessclub.org.

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 25-27 OR 26-27   VIRGINIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
49th annual Atlantic Open

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 (2/5 mile from Crystal City Metro). $$ 26,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections. Open: Open to all; EF $100 more if U1800/Unr. $3000-1500-800-400, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1000-500. FIDE. Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-300. Under 1900: $2000-1000-500-300. Under 1700: $1700-800-400-300. Under 1500: $1500-700-400-300. Under 1300: $1000-500-300-200. Under 1000: $600-300-200-100, plaques to top 3, first U800, U600, Unrated. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/26.Unrated may not win over $200 in U1000, $350 U1300, $500 U1500, $700 U1700, or $900 U1900; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 5 sections EF: oftline$128 online at chessaction.com by 8/23, 3-day $133, 2-day $132 if check mailed by 8/16, $150 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd. 1. GMs free; $120 from prize. Under 1300 Section EF: All $30 less than top 5 sections. Under 1000 Section EF: All $60 less than top 5 sections EF. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $60, not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry- Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $99-99-109, 1-800-HILTONS, 703-418-6800, reserve by 8/11 or rate may increase. Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Special parking rate: $13/day. Ent: chessaction.comor Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entry posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 25-27 OR 26-27   INDIANA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED)
12th annual Indianapolis Open

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport, 2501 S. High School Rd. (off I-465 & Airport Expwy), Indianapolis, IN 46241. Free parking, free airport shuttle, free wireless, indoor pool, game room, fitness center. $$14,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 4 sections. Open: Open to all; EF $50 more if U1800/Unr. Prizes $2000-1000-600-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2200/Unr $800-400. Under 2000: $1400-700-400-200, top Under 1800 (no unr) $600-300. Under 1600: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1400 (no unr) $400-200. Under 1200: $700-400-200-100. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1600, or $500 U2000. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Top 3 sections EF: $108 online at chessaction.com by 8/23, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 8/16, all $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before rd. 1. GMs, IMs & GMs free; $90 deducted from prize. Under 1200 Section EF: all $40 less than above. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd 3. HR: $103-103, 1-800-227-6963, 317-236-7495; reserve by 8/11 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 25-27   NORTH CAROLINA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 60 (ENHANCED)
North Carolina Open

5-SS, G/120 d5; 2-day schedule: Rd. 1: G/90 d5. Embassy Suites Hotel, 204 Centreport Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409. (336) 668-4535, mention chess for $101 rate (code CCI) until Aug. 9, 2017. Reserve hotel online: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/G/GSOGBES-CCI-20170822/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. 4 sections: Open, U2000, U1700, U1400, plus Saturday scholastic (U1000) see below. GMs and IMs encouraged to enter concurrent US Masters tournament rather than the NCO. Open section is FIDE rated. $12000 in total prizes UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED! Prizes in all 4 sections: $1,000-500-300-250-150-125-125-100-100-100; Class prizes (U2100, U1850, U1550, U1200): $251-101 each section. Can play up if within 100 points of next section in Aug. 2016 supplement. EF: $79 if received by Aug. 20; $95 thereafter; RDS.: Round 1: Friday at 7:00 pm or Saturday at 10:00 am (G/90 d5); then Saturday 2-7, Sunday 9-2. Two half-point byes allowed, must be requested before Rd. 2 is paired. Advance Entry: Online registration available at www.carolinaschessinitiative.com. Alternately: mail checks to CCI, c/o Walter High, 105 N. Crabtree Knoll, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Onsite entry: Aug. 25 from 5-6:30 pm and Aug. 27 from 8:00-9:30 am. No smoking including electronic cigarettes. Saturday Scholastic Open to K-12 rated U1000. 4 Rd-SS, G/30 d5. EF: $20 by Aug. 20, $25 thereafter. Rounds: 10:30 am-12:30 pm-1:45 pm-3:00 pm. Trophies: top 5 in two sections. Sections based on rating. INFO: Walter High wmhigh@nc.rr.com.

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 26   ILLINOIS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
53rd Bradley Summer Open

4 SS, G/80 d5. Bob Michel Student Center, 915 W. Elmwood Ave., Peoria, IL 61625. 2 Sections: Open & Reserve (U1400). EF: $30 by 8/24 , $35 at site, free to Masters. $$Gtd: $620 (1st, 2nd, 3rd & Upset in Open & 1st, 2nd & Upset in Reserve). Class prizes are b/3 for X, A, B & C for Open section, E & F for Reserve section. Open: 1st $240, 2nd $120, 3rd $60, X, A, B & C $60 & $30 each, Upset $25. Reserve (U1400): 1st $90, 2nd $60, E & F $60 & $30 each, Upset $25. Reg.: 8-8:45. Rds.: 9:00-12:00-2:45-5:30. Bye: 1-4, www.bradleysummeropen.com. Ent: Murrel Rhodes, 1116 N. Parkside Dr., Peoria, IL 61606, 309-256-3559.

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AUG. 26   VERMONT
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Danville Quick Chess (QC)

6SS, G/25 d3. Danville Community Center, 41 US-2, Danville, VT 05828. EF: $25 postmarked by 19 Aug. $30 at site. $$GTD: $200-100. U2000 $100, U1600 $100, U1100/Unrated $100. U1100/Unrated Prize donated by a sponsor. International online membership included for Canadian players. Reg.: Registration 9:00-9:45. Rds.: 10-11-1-2-3-4. 2 1/2 point byes rounds 1-5, must request by round 3. ENT: Alex Relyea, 49 Technology Dr. #89, Bedford, NH 03110. INFO: Alex Relyea relyea@operamail.com. www.relyeachess.com.

AUG. 26   PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
John Devereaux Memorial

4SS, G/60 d5. Ramada Inn, 1450 S. Atherton St., State College, PA. 3 sections. Open: $300, 200, 100; U1600: $100, 50; U1000: $100, 50. Trophy to highest-scoring K-8. Prizes based on 30 entries. EF: $39 on-line by Aug 21; $50 after. Reg.: www.donaldbyrnechess.org. On-site cash only 9-9:30. Rds.: 10:00-1:00-3:30-6:30. Bye: Any round, commit before 1st round. Parking: Free at site. HR: Chess rate $80 single or double. Call 814-238-3001. Info: berg411@comcast.net.

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
AUG. 31-SEPT. 4, SEPT. 1-4 OR SEPT. 2-4   TEXAS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
83rd Annual Southwest Open

9SS International section only or 7SS G/90 with 30 sec inc. Rd. 1 of 3 day is G/60 d5 and is not Fide rateable for U2400 section. Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel, 4440 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75063. 4 Sections and scholastic side events: International Section: (This section is Fide Rated and uses Fide Rules. USCF rules used for awarding prizes. GM & IM norms possible! Min. 2000 FIDE or 2200 USCF required. Prizes $7,500 G: $$3000-1500-1000, U2500 $$1000, U2300 $$1000. EF: GMs, foreign IMs, 2500+: Free; 2450-2499: $100; 2400-2449 $150; 2350-2399: $200; 2300-2349 $250; 2250-2299: $300; 2200-2249 $350; 2100-2199: $400; 2000-2099 $450; U2000: $500; Unr: $700; $75 discount to all non-US Federation players who do not get free entry. FIDE ratings used for EF / pairings /prizes. Tournament will be run using FIDE Rules. Non-USA Federation players must have/provide a FIDE ID number or they cannot play. (New players can get a FIDE ID number for their Country’s Federation.) This section is open to players with FIDE Ratings above 2000 (a few special exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Organizers.) Note that anyone rated USCF 2200 and above is also eligible to play but must pay Entry Fees according to their FIDE Ratings. To improve chances to make GM Norms, a maximum of approximately one-third of the total field will be permitted to be U2200 FIDE. May use accelerated pairings if in the opinion of the Chief Arbiter,IA Francisco Guadalupe, this would improve norm chances. Reg.: 8/31 6:00pm – 6:55 pm, Rds.: Thurs. 8/31 at 7:20pm, Fri. 9/1 at 1 pm – 7:20 pm, Sat. 9/2 at 2:10 pm – 7:20 pm, Sun. 9/3 at 11:30 am – 5:20 pm, and Mon. 9/4 at 9:20 am – 3:00 pm. U2400 Section: (This section is FIDE rated and uses FIDE rules. USCF rules/ratings used for awarding prizes. USCF ratings used for pairing purposes. Players not at the board within 60 minutes of the start of the round will forfeit game unless arbiter decides to grant more time.) Please check tournament website for rules about FIDE registration. $$ 800-400, U2200 $600-300 base on 200 players in U2400, Reserve and Novice. International and scholastic sections do not count toward based on. Reserve Section: U2000. $$ 800-400-200. B $600-300-150, U1600 $500-250-125. based on 200 players in U2400, Reserve and Novice sections. International and scholastic sections do not count toward based on. Novice Section: U1400 and Unrated. $$ $500-250-125, E $400-200, U1000 $300-150 Unrated $200 base on 200 players in U2400, Reserve and Novice sections. International and scholastic sections do not count toward based on. All 3 (U2400, Reserve and Novice): Except for approved Electronic scorekeeping devices, no electronics are allowed in the playing area during the round. This includes rest rooms by the playing area. This rule applies to players, parents, coaches. TCA membership required. Other states accepted. EF: $89 if received by 8/25, else $99. $82 Junior(U19) if received by 8/25 else $90 (juniors count as 90% toward base), Senior (over 65)/Handicap/Additional family participant /Birthday during event, $53 if received by 8/25 else $65 (Senior/Handicap/Additional family participant counts 60% toward base). Add $5 for CC phone entries; pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/29/17 all registration and changes on site only; all changes including withdrawals, $10 after 8/29/17. 4 day: Reg. Friday 9/1, 6:15 pm-6:50. Rds. Fri.: 7:20, Sat.: 2:10 pm - 7:20, Sun: 11:30 am - 5:20 pm, Mon.: 9:20 am – 3:00 pm. 3 day: Reg. Sat. 9/2, 8-8:25 am, Rd. 1 at 9 am then merge with 4 day. Foreign Unrated must play in U2400 section. Tournament may use CCA rules for foreign ratings and for minimum ratings. Registrations that do not indicate 4 or 3 day schedule will be put in the 3 day. Hotel rates: $89 for 1 person, $99 for two people, $109 for 3 people and $119 for 4 people in a room. Rooms includes breakfast buffet. Call 972-929-8400 or 1-888-627-8190 and reserve by 8/7 and ask for the Chess rate. After 8/7 the rate will not be honored. Note that the hotel has a $50 fee for guests who check out earlier than their schedule departure date. Hotel has complimentary hotel shuttle to/from DFW airport. Up to two ½-pt byes available if requested before end of rd. 2, but byes for both rd. 6 AND 7 not permitted. Tournament reserves the right to use an analog clock with equivalent time control under special circumstances (not in U2400 section). Texas Chess Association meeting on Sunday 9/3 at 8:30 am. K-12 Scholastic on Saturday, 9/2. 5-SS, G/30 d5, EF: $31 by 8/25, $46 thereafter; Pre-reg. requires pre-payment. After 8/29/17 all registration and changes on site only; all changes $10 after 8/29/17. No refunds after 8/29/17, $10 handling fee for refunds before 8/30/17. Entries do not count toward base in Open, Reserve and Novice. Registration: 9:15-9:45 am, Rd. 1 at 10:20 am, rest ASAP with small lunch break. Sections: K-12 Championship and K-12 U1000. Prizes: Trophies to top 12 individuals, five teams in each section. K-12 U1000 also top three unrateds. Medals to Players who do not win a trophy. ALL: Ent: Dallas Chess Club, C/O Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. Info: Barb Swafford, 214-632-9000, info@dallaschess.com www.dallaschess.com. W. FIDE. JGP for Non scholastic side events.

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US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 1-3 OR 2-3   GEORGIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
2017 American Chess Promotions Open

5-SS, Interactive College of Technology, 5227 New Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341. $8,000 b/130, 50% Guaranteed. In 6 sections: Championship: $1,000-500-300; under 2100: $400-200. FIDE rated. Must be 1950! Under 1950: $800-400-200. FIDE rated. Must be 1701 and above! Under 1700: $800-400-200. Under 1500: $800-400-200. Under 1300: $600-300-200; u1100- $200. Time Controls:Championship: 40/90, SD/30 d5, U1950, U1700, U1500, U1300 G/120 d5. 2-day option: G/90 d5. 3-day schedule: Reg.: ends 6:15 p.m. Rounds: Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. 2:30 and 7 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 2-day schedule: Reg.: ends Sat. 10 a.m. Rounds: 10:30 a.m. then merges with 3-day. Under 1000: Reg.: ends 10:15 a.m.! Rounds: 11 - 12:45, then as soon as possible. All: Unofficial uschess.org ratings used if otherwise unrated. Unrated limited to 2nd place in each section. Players may play up one section. Byes: Available in all rounds (limit 2), must commit before 1st round. No cellphones in playing rooms. Entry Fees: $79 3-day, $78 2-day if received by 8/31; $85 at site. GM's and IM's free ($40 subtracted from prize) Unrated: $60. Under 1000: $30. Juniors $5 less. Info: (478)-973-9389 or info@americanchesspromotions.com. Enter: americanchesspromotions.com.

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A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
SEPT. 1-3   TENNESSEE
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
2017 Tennessee Open Championship

5SS, G/120 d5. Valor Collegiate Academy, 4527 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211. $$Gtd. $3000 Prize fund. Sections: OPEN $400-250-200, Exp. $200-150, Class A $175-125, Class B $150-75. AMATEUR (U1600) $225-175-150, Class D $125-75 Class E $100-75, Class F+below $100-75, UNR $100-75. EF: $55 post marked by 08/26 ($65 at site) online by 8/30. UNR eligible for UNR prize only, youth and scholastic members for trophy only $30 ($40), IM and GM Free entry ($55 taken from prize of $200 or more). On site reg.: Fri 5:00-6:00 pm and Sat 7:30-8:30 am CDT, USCF and TCA Dues req. OSA Rnds.: (CDT) Rnd. 1 Fri 7:00 pm or Sat 10:00 am. Rnds. 2 thru 5 Sat 2:30, 7:00, Sun. 9:00, 2:00. Enter: on-line at TNCHESS.US or mail to: Chris Prosser, 733 Long Hunter Ct., Nashville, TN 37217 or RegionIII@aol.com, 615-426-7105. W.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
SEPT. 1-3   ALABAMA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
Alabama State Chess Championship

6SS, Game/120 + 5 second delay. Location: Samford University, Dwight Beeson Hall, 800 Lakeshore Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209. Round times: Fri 6:30,Sat 9:00, 2:00, 7:00, Sun 8:30, 2:00. Two sections: PREMIERE (1600+): 1st $500, 2nd $325, 3rd $250, 4th $175, Class A - 1st $225, 2nd $150, Class B - 1st $225, 2nd $150 RESERVE (U1600): 1st $350, 2nd $200, 3rd $150, 4th $100, Class D - 1st $150, 2nd $100, U1200 - 1st $150, 2nd - $100 Trophies and Alabama titles to top Alabamian finishers. USCF and ACF required, OSA. EF (all sections): $50 by August 25th, $70 thereafter or onsite (onsite registration Friday 5:00-6:00PM) Registration: Send name, USCF ID, section and entry fee (payable to “ChessKidsNation”) to ChessKidsNation, 4719 McGill Court, Hoover, AL 35226 (Contact@ChessKidsNation.com).

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
SEPT. 1-3 OR 2-3   OHIO
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 60
73rd Ohio Chess Congress

5 Rounds, 40/110 SD 30 d10, 2-day Rounds 1&2 G/75 d5. (U-1200: All Rounds G/60 d5, Saturday and Sunday Only). Bertram Inn & Conference Center, 600 North Aurora Rd., Aurora, OH 44202. Hotel rate $89 night, up to 4 per room, 330-995-7624, Free parking. Prize fund $10,000 b/140 paid. Open Section (FIDE RATED): $1500-$900-$400 (TOP 3 GUARANTEED), top U2300/Unrated $440-$210. U-2100, U1800, U1500: Each: $1000-$500-$200. U-1200: $600-$400-200. Unrated may win no more than half of any prize except in Open Section. EF: $95 by 8/28, $105 after or at site. Free to GMs, IMs & WGMs, no prize deduction. Re-entry: $40, not available in Open Section. Register online at www.progresswithchess.org. 3-day Schedule: Registration Ends Fri 6:30pm. Rounds: Friday 7:00pm, Saturday 10-5 Sunday 9-2:30. 2-day Schedule: Registration ends 9:30am. Rounds: Saturday 10-1:30, then merge with 3-day. Under 1200 Schedule: Saturday 10-1:30-5, Sunday 9-12:30. All: Half point byes OK, limit 1, must commit before Rd. 2. OCA membership required for Ohio residents, See Flyer. Contact: Michael Joelson, 216-321-7000, mdjoelson@progresswithchess.org

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
SEPT. 1-4, 2-4 OR 3-4   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED)
139th annual NY State Championship

Out of state welcome. 6SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option in U2100 & below, rds. 1-3 G/40 d10). Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd., Albany 12205 (Thruway Exit 24, I-87 north to Wolf Rd., Exit 4). Free parking, free airport shuttle, indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, many restaurants nearby. $13,000 guaranteed prizes. In 5 sections. Championship, open to 1800/above. $1500-700-500-300, top U2300/Unr $800-400. State title & $100 bonus to top NYS resident (both decided on tiebreak if tied). Under 2100: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900 $400-200. Under 1800: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1600 $400-200. Under 1500:$700-400-200-100, top Under 1300 $300-150. Under 1200: $400-200-100-50, plaque to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $600-300. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500 or $500 U1800. Top 3 sections EF: $99 online at chessaction.com by 8/30, 4-day $109, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if check mailed by 8/23, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs $90 from prize. Under 1500 Section EF: All $20 less than top 3 sections. Under 1200 Section EF: All $40 less than top 3 sections. All: Online entry $7 less to NYSCA members (dues $12/yr with 2 issues Empire Chess or $20/yr with 4 issues; join/renew with entry.) Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $60, all but Championship. No checks at site, credit cards OK. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 11 am, rds. Sat 12 & 6, Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:15. 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, merges with 3-day Sat 6 pm. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sun. 10 am, rds. Sun 11, 1:30, 3:30, 6, Mon 10 & 3:15, no 2-day Championship. Bye: all, limit 2, Championship must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 4. HR: $102-102, 800-443-8952, 518-458-8444, reserve by 8/25 or rate may increase. NYSCA meeting 9 am Sun. Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). $15 service charge for refunds. NYS Blitz Championship Sun 10 pm, enter by 9:45 pm.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
SEPT. 1-4, 2-4 OR 2-3   MICHIGAN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
2017 Michigan Open

7-SS (Open, Reserve), 8-SS (Booster). Edward Village Hotel & Convention Center, 600 Town Center Dr., Dearborn, MI 48126. HR: $119 by 8/11, after if space avail, Phone: 313-592-3622, Website: www.hotel-dearborn.com. 3 Sections: Open (All, FIDE rated), Reserve (U1800), Booster (U1200); 2 Schedules for Open/Reserve: 4-day, 3-day; One Schedule only for Booster which is 2-Day on Sat/Sun (No Mon games). EF: Adv Ent Must be received and paid by Tues, Aug 29. Open: $55 for 4-day, $56 for 3-day, $65 after 8/29. Reserve: $45 for 4-day, $46 for 3-day, $55 after 8/29. Booster: $32, $40 after 8/29. U18: $5 discount. Online pays lowest advanced rate. Re-entry allowed for online advance price. Free Entry to GM/IM/FM/2200+ when registering by 8/29, $55 EF deducted from prize. Payment in advance by check made payable to MCA or by Credit Card/PayPal via PayPal. Be sure to specify schedule, and select correct entry fee! USCF memb req. MCA memb req for MI residents, other states OK. Reg.: Online: www.onlineregistration.cc, Site: Fri (9/1): 6-6:29pm, Sat (9/2): 8:30-8:59am. Rds.: 4-day: Fri (9/1): 7pm, Sat 10am, 7pm, Sun 10am, 6pm, Mon 9:30am, 3pm. 3-day: Sat (9/2): 9:30am, 12:30pm, then merge w 4-day at 7pm. 2-day (Booster only): Sat (9/2) & Sun (9/3): 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2pm (same schedule each day). TL: 4-day: 40/120 d5, SD/30 d5. 3-day: Rds. 1&2 G/75 d5. 2-day: G/30 d5. Bye: 1/2 pt bye for Rds. 1-6 (Booster Rds. 1-7), max of 2. Must request before Rd. 4. $$Gtd: $3150; Trophies for all Place-Winners, Open: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $250. U2200: $200; U2100: $200; U2000: $200; U1900: $200. Reserve: 1st $300, 2nd $225, 3rd $150, U1600: $125; U1500: $125; U1400: $125; U1300: $125; U1200: $125. Booster: Trophies to 1st, 2nd, 3rd; U1000, U800, U600: 1st & 2nd each; Unrated 1st. Side Event: Michigan Speed Championship: Sat, 9/2. USCF Blitz rated; See Detail in Separate TLA. Membership Meeting: 4pm Sun, Sept 3. MCA members, make your voice heard! Ent & Info: Jeff Aldrich, P.O. Box 40, Flint, MI 48501; jeffchess64@gmail.com; (810) 955-7271.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
SEPT. 1-4   FLORIDA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40
2017 Arnold Denker Florida State Championship

Jacksonville Marriott, 4670 Salisbury Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256, Phone: 904-296-2222. 6SS, G/120 d5. $11,000 b/160 70% Guaranteed. 6 Sections: Open: $1,500-800-375-200, U/2200 $500-250-125 U/2000:$800-400-200-125, U/1900 $100 U/1800: $800-400-200-125, U1700 $100 U/1600: $800-400-200-125, U/1500 $100 U/1400: $600-300-200-125, U/1300 $100 U/1200: $400-200-125, U/1000 $100, U/800 $75 Trophies to top Florida resident in each section. USCF and FCA membership required can renew onsite. Unrated players may enter any section (must be under age 16 for U/1200 section) but limited to $100 prize unless in open. Entry Fee: $99 prior to 8/21/2017 U/1200 EF $70 (U/1200 count as 1/2 entry) all entry fees $10 higher after 8/21 and $20 higher onsite; reentry $50 prior to RD. 3. Free entry to GM, WGM, IM, WIM ($99 deducted from any prize won). Online entry at www.events4chess.com or mail to C.H.E.S.S., 821 Upland Dr., Port Orange, FL 32127. Rounds: 1-2 Sat 1 & 6pm, 3-4 Sun 1 & 6pm, 5-6 Mon 9am & 2pm. 1/2-point bye available for any round must commit prior to RD. 3 pairing. Registration ends at 12:15 pm on Saturday, late entries will get 1/2-point bye in RD. 1. Hotel Rate: $109 Free parking, Free internet No resort fee 1-800-962-9786 reserve prior to Aug 18 to guarantee rate. All players welcome and eligible for prize money, trophies are for Florida residents. Side Events: Florida Quick Chess Championship: Friday 9/1/17, 7pm, G/15 d3, 5-SS, EF $25 prizes based on entries. Blitz Championship: Saturday 9/2/17, 9 am, G/5 d0, 4 RD double Swiss, EF $25 prizes based on entries. Scholastic Tournament: Sunday 9/3/17, 5SS, G/30 d5, Rds. 10/11:30/1:30/2:45/4:00 Trophies to top finishers. FCA Annual Meeting: Sunday 5:30pm Board of directors meeting Sunday 10am. No computers. For more information, contact Steve Lampkin 386-682-9527 or chessinschools@aol.com or chesssteve@gmail.com.

SEPT. 2   MARYLAND
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Maryland Quick Championship (QC)

G/12 d3, 7SS. Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Prizes Guaranteed. $250-$125-$75-$50, U1800 $60, U1500 $50. Sets, boards and clocks provided. Free parking for day guests. EF: $25 until 8/29 then $30. Schedule: Reg. ends 10:30am, rds. 10:30-11:15-12:00-1:15-2:00-2:45-3:30. Ent: MCA, c/o Michael Regan, 1827 Thornton Ridge Rd., Towson, MD 21204. More information & online entry @ http://mdquick.mdchess.com.

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US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
SEPT. 2-3   COLORADO
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
2017 Colorado Open

Ramada Englewood Hotel at Centennial Airport, 7770 S. Peoria, Englewood, CO 80112. Hotel phone (303) 790-7770. 5-round Swiss. TL: Rds. 1-2 G/90, 5 sec delay; Rds. 3-5 G/90, 30 sec increment. EF: $50 at site, $45 in advance. CSCA membership required, OSA. $15, $10 juniors, seniors. Championship Section: $$ 400G, 200G, 125G, other prizes per entries. U1900: $250, other prizes per entries. U1600 and U1300:prizes per entries. Register: 7:30 – 9:00 AM. Rounds Saturday 10:00, 2:30. 7:00; Sunday 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM. CSCA Membership Meeting Sunday 2:00 PM. Entries to: Richard Buchanan, 1 Sutherland Rd., Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Make checks to CSCA. Phone (719) 685-1984; e-mail buckpeace@pcisys.net. Colorado Tour event; USCF Grand Prix event. Byes for Rds. 4-5 must be requested before Rd. 1.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 2-3   MISSOURI
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30
2017 Club Championship (FIDE Rated)

4SS, G/90 + 30 second increment. Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Free entries for GMs and IMs. EF: $50, $40 if registered by 9/1 and annual member of CCSCSL. Two Sections: Championship(FIDE Rated) & Class Player Championship(U2000): Prize Fund: $3,100 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!! Championship: $1000-$500-$250. Under 2250: $200-$100. Biggest Upset: $50. Class Player Championship: $500-$250-$100. U1600: $75-$50 Biggest Upset: $25. Reg.: 10-11:45. Rds.: Sat: 12-5. Sun: 12-5. One 1/2 point bye if declared before round 2. Winner of both sections will have name engraved on Club Championship Trophy that is displayed in Club year round. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108, or online at saintlouischessclub.org. Info:314-361-CHESS info@saintlouischessclub.org.

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 2-4 OR 3-4   NEW JERSEY
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 60
70th Annual New Jersey Open Championship

All Prizes Guaranteed!! 6-SS, 40/2 d5, SD/1. Headquarters Plaza Hyatt, 3 Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ 07960. (973) 898-9100. A luxury hotel including spa. Free parking. For chess rate ($124/night) use https://aws.passkey.com/go/NJChessSep17 for online reservations. Room block expires on 8/1. Short walk to train station with service to New York and Philadelphia (via Newark). 5 minute walk to many restaurants and shopping. In 3 sections, Open Section, Under 2000, Under 1600. With 3 day and 2 day schedules. Prizes: Open: $1000-$800-$600-$400-$200, Top Expert & A: $200 and trophy. Trophy to NJ Champion. Under 2000 $500-$300-$100. Top B & C: $200 and trophy. Under 1600: $500-$300-$100. Top D, E & F: $200 and trophy. $100 prize for best Open section game. $100 prize for best game in either Under 2000 or Under 1600 section. All Prizes Guaranteed. All sections get these trophies: Top 3, Top Senior over age 55, Top Under Age 16, Top Under Age 13. Unrated may win first place in Open section only. Early Entry Fee $68 if paid by 8/29. EF onsite is $80. $50 for re-entry. Make checks payable to NJSCF. Online registration is $70 at njscf.org until midnight on 8/31. 3 day reg at hotel: 9:00am-11:00am 9/2. 2 day reg at hotel: Sunday, 9/3 9-10am. Rounds: 3 day Saturday 12:00 & 6:30pm, Sunday 11am & 6pm, Monday 9am & 3:30pm. Rounds: 2 day 1-2-3(G/60 d5) Sunday 10:30am, 12:45pm and 3:00pm. 3 Day and 2 Day schedules merge in round 4. Entries to Hal Sprechman, 66 Cromwell Ln., Jackson, NJ 08527. Email: halsprechman@gmail.com. Phone: 732 259-3881. Entries should include name, USCF ID and expirations, mailing address, email address, phone, section and schedule desired and entry fee.

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 2-4 OR 3-4   CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
39th Annual Southern California Open

6-SS, G/100 + 30 second inc. (2-day schedule rds. 1-3 G/45 d5 then merges). Town & Country Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108. $$20,000 in Guaranteed Prizes, 6 Sections. Prizes: Open Sec1st $2,400-1,600-1,200-900-600-500-400, plus BU2300 $1,000-600; U2200, U2000, U1800 and U1600 Sections ALL: $1,000-600-400-200; U1400: $600-400-200-100, plus BU1200 $400-200. Plus Best Game Prizes: $75/$25 Reg.: 3-day: 8 to 9:30 AM, Sept official rating list used. Open Section FIDE rated except for fast games in 2-day section. Re-entry from 3-day to 2-day: $75, but must be U2300. 2-day: 8 AM to 9 AM Sunday. Rds.: 3 day: 10 AM & 4 PM Sat, Sun and Mon. 2- day: 9:30 AM, 11:30, 1:30 & 4 PM (merged) Sun, then 10 AM & 4 PM Monday . EF: $90 Early Bird Special if received by 7/31, $100 from 8/1 to 8/26, $120 after 8/26, or $140 at door. No credit cards at door, checks or cash only. Special rate of only $75 if U1400 or unrated. One book prize for Best Unrated player in each section; unrated players are noteligible for cash prizes. Special rate for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs: free if emailed by 9/01/17 (but $100 deducted from any prize winnings), or $60 if late entry at door. Players who forfeit any round are subject to a possible $25 fine at TD discretion! SCCF membership req’d ($18 Adult; $13 Jr or $3 Jr w/o mag,) for all So Cal residents. Two byes allowed, but must be requested at least 1 hour before each round; last round byes are ok but must be requested before Rd. 2 and are irrevocable. Bring your own equipment and know how to set your clock for incremental play. Entries: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112 or enter online at www.scchess.com. For more info call Chuck Ensey 858- 432-8006, or email me at chucnglo@aol.com SCCF Annual Membership Meeting: Sunday 2 PM. Hotel Rates: Special rate of only $135, 619-291-7131, or 1-800-772-8527 if booked by mid-August, please book ASAP, as the rates may go up and/or sell out at any time. This large hotel in Mission Valley has hosted this event for the last 4 years, please stay here, as they help us guarantee the prize fund by offering lower ballroom fees compared to other locations. The SCO is a State Championship Qualifier.

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEP. 2-4 OR 3-4   OREGON
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 60
67th Annual Oregon Open

Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR 97232. In 3 Sections, OPEN: 6SS, 40/120,SD/30 d10, FIDE rated. Free entry to GM's and IM's if pre-registered by August 30 ($100 deducted from any prizes). $$GTD: $2000-1000-500. U2200 $500-300-200. Unrated players limited to place prizes. U2000: 6SS, 40/120,SD/30 d10, Open to 1999 & under. $$GTD: $1000-600-400. U1800 $500-300-200. Unrated players not eligible for prizes in this section. U1600: 6SS, 40/120,SD/ 30 d10, Open to 1599 & under. Players under 19 may pay $25 if pre-registered by August 30 or $35 on-site and compete for trophies only. $$GTD: $500-300-200. U1400 $500-300-200, U1200 $300, Unrated $200. Unrated players limited to Unrated prize. ALL: EF: $100 if preregistered by August 30, $120 on-site. US Chess membership is required. State membership is required for residents of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Reg.: 9-10:30am Saturday. Rds.: Saturday 11am & 5pm; Sunday 10am & 6pm; Monday 9:30am & 3:30pm. Two half-point byes available if requested before Round 1. ENT: pdxchess.org. INFO: email@pdxchess.org. OTHER: For information on scholastic and blitz, see pdxchess.org. 2-day schedule is also offered. On-site registration-Sunday 8- 8:45am, rounds-Sunday 9am, 11:45am, 2:30pm at G/60 d10, then merge with 3-day schedule for round 4. Players in the 3- day may withdraw and re-enter into the 2-day by paying $100. Limited number of rooms available at special chess rate of $119 plus tax for single or double occupancy (1-800-996-0510). Free parking. Bring digital clocks as well as sets and boards (none supplied).

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
SEPT. 2-4   LOUISIANA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
2017 Louisiana State Championship

7-SS, G/90 i30. Site: Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA 70062, (504) 469-5000. USCF and FIDE Rated using FIDE rules. EF: $80 if received by 8/27, $90 at site; LCA Memb. required ($15 Adult, $5 Schol.), OSA. Prizes: $4000 b/100, 50% Gtd. One Section with Class Prizes: OPEN: $1000 + plaque-500-250; U2000: $500-250; U1800: $400-200; U1600: $350-150; U1300/Unr: $300-100. Reg.: Sat. 9/2, 8:30-9am. Rds.: Sat.: 9:30-3:30; Sun.: 9:30-2:30-7:30; Mon.: 9:30-2:30. Business meeting: Sat. 9/2, 2pm. BYES: Up to three 1/2-pt. byes allowed if requested prior to final pairing of Rd. 3 (approx. 9am Sunday morning) and before any full-point bye is awarded. Requesting byes for both Rounds 6 and 7 is not permitted. HR: $99, (504) 469-5000, ask for chess rate. State Blitz Championship: Sat. 9/2 (not 9/3) (USCF Blitz Rated), 7 Rd-Double SS (play each opponent as black and white), G/5 d0. EF: $20 if received by 8/27, $25 at site; $5 discount if also entering State Championship. LCA Memb. req’d, OSA. Prizes: $400 b/30, 50% Gtd. (one section with class prizes) Open: $100 + plaque to top LA resident-50. U2000: $80, U1800: $70, U1600: $60, U1300: $40 (USCF Regular Ratings Used for Pairings & Prizes). Blitz Reg.: On-site any time prior to 7:45pm. Rds.: Round 1 at 8pm, other rounds follow each other immediately - should end around 11pm. Only three electronic notation devices may be used in the main tournament: Monroi, eNotate, or Plycount, and they must remain on top of the table at all times. The TD has the right to inspect your notation device at any time before, during, or after your games. Cell phones must be turned off and no other electronic devices of any kind are allowed in the tournament hall, including lap top computers, PDAs, ipads/ipods, cell phone watches, headphones, etc.,. Ent/Info: Cajun Chess, 12405 Hillary Step Dr., Olive Branch, MS 38654, or email cajunchess@yahoo.com, (504) 208-9596; or enter on line with credit card at www.cajunchess.com

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
SEPT. 2 OR 3-4   CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 (ENHANCED)
2017 CalChess State Championship (Labor Day)

6SS, 40/120 sd30 d5 (2-day opt rounds 1-3 G/61 d5). Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy., CA 95054. Park free. Prize: $20,000 b/259 (60% Guar). 6 sections. Open (2200+) FIDE rated:$2500-1500-800-300-200, u2300 200 100. Expert: 1,500-1,000-600-200. A: 1,200-900-500-200. B: 1,200-900-500-200. C: 1,200-900-500-200. DE: $1,000-500-300-100 u1200 $500-200-100. Unr capped at 300 exc in Open. Unr: Trophy 1st. Trophy to top finisher (State Champion) in ea section. EF: $134 by 8/24. 154 after 8/24 or onsite. Unr EF 50 in DE or in the Master section for reg EF. $5 disc to CalChess mems. USCF mem reqd. Play-up fee: $25 per section above rating. Refund fee: $25. GM/IM free by 8/18 (EF subtr from prize). Sched: Reg: Sat 9-9:30am, Sun 8:30-9am. Rds.: 3day Sat 10-3:30; Sun 11-5; Mon 10-3:30. 2-day Sun 9:30-12-2:30-5; Mon 10-3:30. Merge at Rd. 4. All compete for the same prizes. 1/2 pt bye(s) in any round(s) if requested in advance (byes Rds. 5 6 must be requested bef Rd. 1). 2017 Sept Supp, CCA min, & TD discretion will be used to place players as accurately as possible. Bring clocks. Info: http://BayAreaChess.com/labor, Richard Koepcke 650-224-4938. Ent: Online at BayAreaChess.com/my/labor or mail BayAreaChess, 2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131. No Phone entries. W.

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 2-4 OR 3-4   MASSACHUSETTS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
77th New England Open

6-SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day schedule G/45 d5 in rds. 1-3) No 2-day Championship section. Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham, 450 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451. $4000 b/120 paid entries. 75% G. 4 sections. Championship (FIDE rated), open to players over 1800: $600-300-250 Top U2400 $250, Top U2200 $250. Under 2000: $400-200-150. U1800: $400-200-150. U1600: $300-150-100, Top U1400 $150, Top U1200 $150. New England Championship title and trophy to highest scoring New England resident or student in each section. Unrated prize limit $200 in U2000, $150 in U1800, $100 in U1600. Unrated cannot win title except in Championship section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings used if otherwise unrated. EF: $75 for 3-day, $74 for 2-day online by 8/31, $85 onsite. Free to GMs and IMs. 3-day schedule Reg.: Sat. 8:30-9:30 AM. Rds.: Sat. 11AM and 5PM. Sun. 11AM and 5 PM. Mon. 10 AM and 3:15 PM. 2-day schedule (U2000 to U1600 only): Reg.: SUN 8:30-9:30 AM. Rds.: Sun. 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM & 5:00 PM. Mon. 10:00 AM & 3:15 PM. Byes: Limit 2, 1-5 in Championship section, 1-6 others. Rd. 4-6 byes must commit before rd. 2. New England Open Scholastics: 3 sections. K-3 section plays Sat 9/2; K-6 section plays Sun. 9/3; K-12 section plays Mon. 9/4. Grades are as of 2017-18 school year. Each section is 4-SS, G/30 d5. Reg.: 9:30-10:30 AM. First rd. at 11 AM, then ASAP. Trophies to top 3 each section. EF:$20 online by 8/31, $25 at site. HR: $119-119. (781) 890-0100. Reserve by 8/18 and ask for chess rate. Ent: Online reg. at www.senecachess.org. Info: frankvogel3@verizon.net.

SEPT. 3   MARYLAND
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
Maryland Action Championship

7SS, G/25 d5. Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Prizes Guaranteed. 2 Sections: Open: $600-$300-$150-$100, U2000 $90-$50. Under 1800: $500-$250-$125-$75, U1600 $90, U1400 $70, unrated $40. Sets, boards and clocks provided. Free parking for day guests. EF: $45 until 8/29 then $50. Schedule: Reg. ends 10am, rds. 10:30-11:45-1:30-2:45-4-5:15-6:30 More information & online entry @ http://mdaction.mdchess.com.

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A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
A State Championship Event!
SEPT. 9-10   WEST VIRGINIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 (ENHANCED)
79th WV State Championship

5SS, G/90 d5, Rd. 1 G/60 d5. West Virginia Ballroom, 17 Wilderness Hwy., Mt. Nebo, WV 26679. One Open Section. EF: $50 by 9/1, $60 at site. $$1,250 b/30: 1st-3rd $300-200-100, U1900/U1600/U1300 $130-70, Upset Prize $50. Reg.: 9-9:45. Rds.: Sat 10-1-5, Sun 9-1. WVCA Business Meeting Sat 9am. Ent: WVCA, 444 Ashberry Dr., Flemington, WV 26347. HR: $83. Quality Inn Summersville, 304-872-6500. Reserve by 8/26. Ask for WV Chess rate. Info: 304-476-5402, sectreas@wvchess.org. WVCA Memb. req'd ($10), OSA.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 11, 18, 25, OCT. 2   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Nassau Semi-finals

4SS, 40/80 d0. 1st Presbyterian Church, 1st & Main Sts., Mineola. Semi-final: open to over 1399, or 2+ pts in Nassau Qualifying. EF: $34 by 9/8. $$ (750 b/25, top 2 gtd.) 180-120, U2000, 150-100-50, U1400/UR 100. 2 pts qualifies for top section of NCC Championship. Novice: under 1400/UR not qualified for Semi-final section. EF $21 by 9/8. $$ (136 b/8) 80, U1200/UR 56. Both: EF non-memb $10 more, $7 more at site. 2 byes 1-4. Reg to 7:15 PM. Rds.: 7:15 each Mon. Ent: Harold Stenzel, 80 Amy Dr., Sayville, NY 11782 captnhal@optonline.net.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 15-16 (FRI & SAT)   KANSAS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
2017 U.S. Blind Chess Championship in Lindsborg, KS

Lindsborg is a small safe community of 3,000 people. 4 SS or 4 RR (depends on #of players), G/135 d0. EF: Free. Playing site: Karpov School, 106 S. Main St., Lindsborg, KS 67456. Reg.: must be received by Sept. 1, 2017: Contact: Anna James 785-227-7555, akarpovkschess@gmail.com Onsite Thurs. Sept. 14: 5-8 pm, Fri. Sept. 15: 9-9:30 am. Rds.: Fri. Sept. 15: 10-4, Sat., Sept. 16: 9-3. Prize Fund: $1,400 GTD: 1st: $400, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200, 4th: $100, $100-Best player U1400, $100-Class E (1000-1199), $100-Class F (800-999), $100-Upset Prize. All players: $100 scholarship toward Summer Chess Camp at the Karpov Chess School in Lindsborg. Thurs. Sep. 14, 5-6 pm Reg. for Blindfold exhibition with GM Timur Gareyev. 6pm Lecture, 6:45 Clock Blindfolded Simul-7 boards. Participants of the Championship get the free spots in the simul and priority in registration, for others $20. Award Ceremony in Swedish Country Inn, 8pm, with Swedish dance-music with smorgasbord. NOTE: All players must be classified as Legally Blind and bring proof. You must also be a current member of USCF for $18 a year. You can join to USCF at the event! Swedish Country Inn, with the traditional Swedish breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner. Free shuttle to/from airport Wichita/Salina. HR: $130/night: tax and meals included. Contact: Anna James 785-227-7555, akarpovkschess@gmail.com.

SEPT. 16   PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
2nd Annual LVCA Ruben Shocron Memorial $1050 Gtd-RBO

5SS, G/30 d5. College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W. Laurel St., Bethlehem, PA. 2 Sections: Open: $350-$250-$150, U2100/Unr-U1900-U1600-U1300 $75 each. U1200 Scholastic: Trophies:1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, U900, Unr. EF: $30 by 9/11, $35 CASH onsite, GM/IM free; $30 off prize, Schedule: Reg ends-10:45 am, Rds.: Sat-11, 12:30, 2:30, 4, 5:30. 1/2 point byes: limit 2. Info: www.lehighvalleychessclub.org, 484-866-3045. Checks payable to: Bruce Davis, 1208 Linden St., Fl. 1, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 16-17   TENNESSEE
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
Mike Barton Memorial 7

Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. $2000 in prizes based on 30 paid entries. 5SS, G/90 i30. Two Sections: Open, 1st $650, 2nd 400, 3rd 200. Under 1600 1st $400, 250, 100. EF: $40 by 9/10; $50 at door. MCC members $40 anytime. Masters: free entry with EF deducted from winnings. Rounds: Saturday: 9-2-7; Sunday 9-2. On site registration: 9/16; 7:30am-8:45am. Email: gpylant@gmail.com. Online reg: http://memphischessclub.homestead.com/Mike-Barton-7.html. Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187. Special thanks to Carl Barton, Mike's brother, for donations helping make this memorial possible.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 16-17   SOUTH DAKOTA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
Paul Salem Sioux Falls Open - Grand Prix

5 Rds., G/90 d5. Ramkota Hotel, 3200 West Maple St., (I-29 S, Exit 81) Sioux Falls, SD, (605)336-0650. $3,500 GTD. Two sections: Open & Reserve (Under 1400). $$: Open: $600-450-300; Under 2000 $300-150; Under 1800 $300-150; Under 1600: $300-150. Reserve (Under 1400): $300-150-75; Under 1000/Unrated $150-75. Upset prize: $50. Rounds: Saturday 9 a.m. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.Byes: one 1/2 point bye available if requested before round 2. Contact: Organized by De Knudson (605) 338-9431 or knudson1@sio.midco.net for questions. Entries should be sent to De Knudson, 2201 East St. Charles Circle, Sioux Falls, SD 57103. EF: $20 entry fee if postmarked by September 13; $40 on site. Free entry for grandmasters and international masters. Checks should be made out to the Paul Salem Sioux Falls Open. Include your USCF # and indicate what section you wish to enter.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 16-17   MARYLAND
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15
UMBC Championship

5SS, G/90, +30incr. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). Open: (All) $$1260: $400-300-200 Gtd., Class prizes $120 ea. to top U2300, U2100, U1900. Top UMBC student awarded trophy & title of 2017-2018 UMBC Chess Champion. Certificates & UMBC Class titles to top UMBC students U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, & Unr. All prospective members of any UMBC Chess Team for academic year 2016-2017 must play in this section. Free ent. to GMs, $50 deducted from any prizes. U1800: (U1800/Unr.) $$1080 b/40: $350-250-150, Class prizes $110 ea. to top U1600, U1400. No Unr. player may win more than $250 in this section. See separate TLA for rated beginners tournament held 9/16. All: EF: $50 if postmarked by 9/1, $60 later, $10 less if under age 20. Reg.: 8:30-9:30am Sat., Rds.: 10-3-7:30pm Sat, 10:30-3:30pm Sun. Byes: Up to three 1/2-pt. byes avail. in Rds. 1-5 if req’d at least 1 hr. before Rd. (before Rd. 2 for any Rd. 4-5 bye), but only at most one 1/2-point bye in Rds. 4-5. HR: La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1734 West Nursery Rd., Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-859-2333, http://www.lq.com (From I-95, take Exit 47A onto I-195 towards BWI Airport. Take Exit 2A onto 295 north towards Baltimore; take first exit, bearing right onto West Nursery Road.) Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I-95 & follow signs to UMBC. Park in Commons Drive garage. Ent: Register online at http://mdchess.com (email questions to dewyerj@umbc.edu), or mail to Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, Attn: Championship, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Make out check to Maryland Chess Association. For more information: ChessClub@umbc.edu, www.umbc.edu/chess. W.

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SEPT. 16-17   MASSACHUSETTS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10 (ENHANCED)
2nd Massachusetts Senior Open

4SS, 40/90, SD/30 d5. Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlboro, MA (I-495, exit 24B, Rt. 20W, one mile from exit). Open to players born before 9/18/67. $$ 1,100 b/30 fully paid entries ($20 off entries count 60%), 80% G. 2 sects. Open: $250-125, top U2210, top U2010 $100. Under 1810: $200-125, top U1610 $100, top U1410 $100. All: Unrated can play in either sect. but can't win more than $100 in U1810. EF: $49 if mailed by 9/11 or online by 9/14, $60 at site. $20 discount to players in U1810 sect. rated under 1200 or unrated. GMs and IMs free. Reg.: Sat.8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Rds.: 10 am and 3 pm each day. Bye: O.K. all, limit 1, must commit before rd. 2, no half point byes to players receiving full point byes. Ent.: payable to MACA and mail to Robert Messenger, 4 Hamlett Dr., Apt. 12, Nashua, NH 03062 or enter online at www.MassChess.org. HR: $119-119, reserve by 8/17. 508-460-0700 or 888-543-9500. Info: email to info@masschess.org or phone 603-891-2484. Day of the tournament phone 603-557-1732. W.

SEPT. 19   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
Marshall Masters

4-SS, G/25 d5. Open to 2000+ players. FIDE Rapid rated. $750 GTD: 250-150-100. Top U2400 125, Top U2300 100, Biggest upset $25. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs $30. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716, www.marshallchessclub.org.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 22-24 OR 23-24   CONNECTICUT
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 (ENHANCED)
8th Annual Hartford Open

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Sheraton Hartford Hotel, 1 Bradley Airport (visible at airport entrance), Windsor Locks, CT 06096 (I-91 Exit 40 to Rt 20). Free parking. $6500 guaranteed prize fund. 4 sections. Open: Open to all; U1800/Unr EF $50 more. $1000-500-300, U2210/Unr $400-200. Under 2010: $700-380-200, top U1810/Unr $400-200. Under 1610: $500-300-150, top U1410 (no Unr) $280-140. Under 1210: $300-150-100, plaques to first 3, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated. Unrated may not win over $100 in U1210 or $200 in U1610. Mixed doubles: $200-100 bonus to best male/female combined score among all sections. Team average must be under 2200; may play in different sections; teams must register by 2 pm 9/23. Top 3 sections EF: $78 online at chessaction.com by 9/20, 3-day $83, 2-day $82 if check mailed by 9/13, $90 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. U1210 Section EF: all $20 less than above. No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $60 deducted from prize. Online EF $3 less to CSCA or WMCA members. Re-entry (no Open Section) $40. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd. 2. HR: $105-105, 860-627-5311; reserve by 9/8 or rate may increase. Ent:chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 23   OHIO
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
“Autumn Days” Pawn Storm XXXVIII

4SS, G/60, +10. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402. EF: $40 to Sept 18 then $50. GTD Prizes: Open $400-200, U1900 Section $200-$101 class U1600 $100. Reg.: 9:30-1015. Rds.: 10:30-1:30-4:30-7:00. DCC mbrs $5 disc. Mail EF to: Dayton Chess lub, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402 or register online at http://www.daytonchessclub.com. More info call 937.461.6283 or email DCC.18W5@sbcglobal.net.

SEPT. 23   CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED)
2017 U.S. Game/30 National Championship

5SS, G/30 d5 - $8,000 b/199 fully paid entries - 60% guaranteed. Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy., CA 95054. Park free. Hotel Room $99 at Biltmore. Info:http://BayAreaChess.com/usg60g30. In 4 sections: Open Section (1900+): $1,500, 700, 300, 100, Top u2100 $200 100. 1600-1899 Section: $1,000, 400, 200, 100. 1300-1599 Section: $1,000, 400, 200, 100. Under 1300 Section: $1,000, 400, 200, 100. Unr capped at 200 exc in Open. EF: $84, after 9/17 $109. Play-up: $25. GM free, IM free before 9/13 (EF subtr from prize for all free entries). DISCOUNT: $139 if registering for both U.S. G/30 (9/23) and U.S. G/60 (9/24). Byes: One 1/2 pt bye allowed must commit by start of Rd 2. Reenter with 1/2pt bye in Rd. 1 for $44. Sept 2017 Supp, CCA min, TD discr used to place players accurately. SIDE EVENT for KIDS for K-12 students rated under 1000: 5SSxG/30 d5 in 4 sections based on rating: 800-999, 600-799, 400-599, 200-399, u200. Prizes: Trophies to Top 15 players in each section and Top 5 Clubs & Top 5 Schools in each section. Min 2, Top 3 players count for team score EF: $54, after 9/17 $69. DISCOUNT: $94 if registering for both U.S. G/30 (9/23) and U.S. G/60 (9/24). Play-up: $10. Schedule for all sections: On-site Reg: 8-8:30am. Rounds: 9a, 10:30a, 12:30p, 2p, 3:30p. Blitz Event: Reg: Sat 9/23 Reg: 4:30-5pm, Rounds 5:30-7p, total 8-10 rounds. EF: $14, $16 onsite. 75% of EFs returned as prizes. Reg. online: http://BayAreaChess.com/my/usg60g30 or Mail payments to BayAreaChess, 2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131. Rfnd fee: $25. Organizer: Dr. Judit Sztaray. Email:ask@BayAreaChess.com. T: 408-409-6596. W.

A State Championship Event!
SEPT. 23   PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
2017 PA State Game/60 Championship

4SS, G/60 d5. O’Hara Student Center, Univ. of Pitt., 4024 O’Hara St., Pittsburgh PA 15213. 3 Sections, $$ (695G): Champ: EF: $30 by 9/15, $40 later. $200-100, U2000 $75, U1800 $50. Premier: U1600. EF: $25 by 9/15, $35 later. $90-60, U1400 $50, U1200 $40, U1000 $30. Trophies to Top 2, Top 2 U1400, Top 2 U1200, Top 2 U1000. Scholastic: Grades K-12 U900. EF: $15 by 9/15, $25 later. Trophies to Top 7, Top 3 U600. All: Trophies: Top 2 Schools, Top 2 Clubs. PSCF $5, OSA. Reg ends 10am. Rds: 10:30-1-3:15-5:45. Ent/Info: PSCF, c/o Tom Martinak, 25 Freeport St., Pittsburgh, PA 15223, 412-908-0286, martinak_tom_m@hotmail.com. W.

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US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 23-24   MISSOURI
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
The Southwest MO Diehards’ Fall Open

5-SS, G/90, +30. Hilton Garden Inn, 2644 E. 32nd St., Joplin, MO 64804. 1 Section, Open: $200-150, U1600 100, U1400: 80, U1200/UNR 60. 5.0 Bonus: $40. Prizes: $590 Guaranteed. EF: $40 by 9/22, $50 at door. Scholastic (rating only) $20 by 9/22, $30 at door. Email entry accepted for lower rate. MCA membership required, OSA. Reg.: 8-9:30. Rounds: Sat 10, 2:30, 7; Sun 9:30, 2:00. Byes: One 1/2 point bye if requested before round 3. Ent: martin.stahl@joplinchess.org with cash on-site or mailed to Joplin Chess Club, 2609 New Hampshire, Joplin, MO 64804. Checks payable to Martin Stahl. Info: joplinchess.org, martin.stahl@joplinchess.org, 417-483- 1554.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 23-24   WISCONSIN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
Greg Knutson Memorial

5-SS, TC rds. 1-3 G/120 d5, rds. 4-5 45/2 d5, SD/1 d5. Howard Johnson’s, 3841 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704, 608-244-2481. HR: $79 1-4 guests includes breakfast buffet. Ask for chess tournament. Reserve by Sept 8. Reg.: 9-9:30. Rds.: 10, 2:30, 7:30; 10, 3:30. EF: $25 if received by 9/21, $30 at site. $$ $1000 GTD. 1st $200, 2nd $165, 3rd $135, A $100, B $90, C $80, D $70, E $60, U1000 $50, Unr $50. Entries: Guy Hoffman, 1305D Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI 53716-3279. Schachfuhrer@hotmail.com Phone: 920-279-0701. WI Chess Tour Event.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 24   CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED)
2017 U.S. Game/60 National Championship

4SS, G/60 d6 - $10,500 b/240 fully paid entries - 60% guaranteed. Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy., CA 95054. Park free. Hotel Room $99 at Biltmore. Info:http://BayAreaChess.com/usg60g30. In 6 sections: Open Section (2000+): $1,200 600 300 100 100 Top u2200 $200, 100. 1800-1999 Section: $1,000 400 200 100. 1600-1799 Section: $1,000 400 200 100. 1400-1599 Section: $1,000 400 200 100. 1200-1399 Section: $800 400 200 100. Under 1200 Section: $700 300 200 100. Unr capped at 300 exc in Open. EF: $84, after 9/18 $109. Play-up: $25. GM free, IM free before 9/14 (EF subtr from prize for all free entries). DISCOUNT: $139 if registering for both U.S. G/30 (9/23) and U.S. G/60 (9/24). Byes: One 1/2 pt bye allowed must commit by start of Rd. 2. Reenter with 1/2pt bye in Rd. 1 for $44. Sept 2017 Supp, CCA min, TD disc used to place players accurately. SIDE EVENT for KIDS for K-12 students rated under 1000: 4SSxG/60 d5 in 5 sections based on rating: 800-999, 600-799, 400-599, 200-399, u200. Prizes: Trophies to Top 15 players in each section and Top 5 Clubs & Top 5 Schools in each section. Min 2, Top 3 players count for team score. EF: $54, after 9/18 $69. DISCOUNT: $94 if registering for both U.S. G/30 (9/23) and U.S. G/60 (9/24). Play-up: $10. Schedule for all sections: On-site Reg: 8-8:30am. Rounds: 9a, 12p, 2:30p, 5p. Blitz Event: Reg: Sat 9/23 Reg: 4:30-5pm, Rounds 5:30-7p, total 8-10 rounds. EF: $14, $16 onsite. 75% of EFs returned as prizes. Reg. online: http://BayAreaChess.com/my/usg60g30 or mail payments to BayAreaChess, 2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131. Rfnd fee: $25.Organizers: Dr. Judit Sztaray. Email: ask@BayAreaChess.com. T: 408-409-6596. W.

SEPT. 29   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
Marshall $500 FIDE Blitz (BLZ)


9-SS, G/3 +2. FIDE Blitz rated. $500: $200-100, top U2400/unr, U2200, U2000, U1800: $50. USCF regular rating used for pairings & prizes. EF: $30, MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-7:30-7:50-8:10-8:40-9-9:20-9:40-10pm. Max three byes. Request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716, www.marshallchessclub.org.

A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 29-OCT. 1 OR SEPT. 30-OCT. 1   NORTH CAROLINA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 20
44th Annual Lipkin/Pfefferkorn Open

5-SS. The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, 420 High St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. 1-(336)-777-3000. In 6 sections: $11,000 based on 165 entries; 65% Guaranteed. Championship: FIDE. Must be 1950! $1,200-600-300-200; under 2200- $600- 300-200. Under 2000: $800-400-200-125; u1900- $100. Under 1800: $800-400-200- 125; u1700- $100. Under 1600: $800-400-200-125; u1500- $100. Under 1400:$600- 300-200125; u1300- $100. Under 1200: $500-250-150; u1000- $300-200. Time controls: Championship – “40/90, SD/30, d10”. Other sections- G/120 d5. All sections: 2-day: Round 1 G/90 d5. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7:00pm; Rounds: 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 2-day schedule: Reg: ends Sat 10am; Rds. 10:30am, then merges with 3-day schedule. Entry Fee: $93 (3-day), $92 (2-day) if rec'd. by 9/28th; $99 at site. Juniors: $6 less. Unrated: $65. Unrated must play in Under 2000 or Under 1800 and can win only 50% of any prize. (W)GMs, (W)IMs FREE, with $60 subtracted from prize won! Re-entry: $65 (not available in Championship). Half-point Byes: Available all rounds (limit two), must request before Round 1, no changes. Hotel: $99 must book by September 15th to be guaranteed a room. Mention LPO or chess tournament. Florida State football in town! Reserve early. Room comes with FREE hot breakfast! Info: info@americanchesspromotions.com or Thad Rogers (478)-973-9389. Enter: www.americanchesspromotions.com.

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US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 29-OCT. 1 OR SEPT. 30-OCT. 1   MICHIGAN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED)
2017 Annual Harold Steen Memorial Cup

with Co-Sponsorship from Michigan Chess Festival, LLC. 3 Sections: Open, Reserve (U1700), Novice (U8OO, Sat. only). 2- & 3-Day Schedules. This Annual Memorial Swiss is in memory of the LATE HAROLD STEEN for his enormous contribution to young chess players in the Detroit area. Each year, the First Place Open and Reserve Winners’ names are added to the Harold Steen Memorial Cup and displayed at All The King’s Men. Site: The beautiful Edward Village-Michigan Hotel (formerly the Adoba Hotel), Dearborn, MI (Lodge/Dir below). SPECIAL: 2nd Annual BREAKFAST WITH MRS. HAROLD STEEN on Saturday morning, 9:00-10:30am! Come! Join us! Enjoy a fabulous breakfast buffet with Mrs. Alfa Steen at GUILIO’S RESTAURANT, 2nd Floor of the hotel. Adults: $22, Children 12 and under: $12. Payable online at http://www.onlineregistration.cc or directly to All The King’s Men. Enjoy a delicious meal and wonderful conversation before playtime. You’ll be glad you came to hear this outstanding woman speak about her husband and his LIFE WITH CHESS! ALSO, there will be an IM or FM Lecture on Saturday evening from 5:30-6:30pm. FREE to participants! ($10 minimum donation for others). FORMAT: 5-SS, 4-SS in Novice (U800) Section. SCHEDULES MERGE AFTER RD 2. OPEN Section FIDE-Rated. USCF rating used for pairing and prizes (FIDE + 50 used if there is no established USCF rating). PRIZE FUND: $5,000. 65% Guar. Online Registration available at http://www.onlineregistration.cc. USCF and MCA memberships required--can be purchased on site. EF: by Mon, Sept. 25th, add $10 after: IM’s/GM’s FREE! ($90 EF deducted from prize). 3-Day Open: $93. 3-Day Reserve (U1700): $73. No RE-Entries in OPEN or Novice sections. 2-Day Open: $92. 2-Day Reserve (U1700): $72. Re-Entries: $50. (*See Novice section below.) Up to TWO 1/2-point byes available—must be requested prior to start of RD. 3. TL: 3-DAY SCHEDULES: G/115 d5. RDS.: Fri: 7 PM, Sat: 11:30, 6:30, Sun: 10-3. REG.: Fri, 4:00-6pm TL: 2-DAY SCHEDULES: Rds. 1-2, G/55 d5. Rds. 3-5 G/115 d5. RDS.: Sat: 11:00, 2, 6:30, Sun: 10-3. REG.: 8:30-10:00. $$: $5,000. Each section 65% guar. (b/50 per section; b/min. 6 per prize section): OPEN: $2,800: 1st $800, 2nd $600, 3rd $450, 4th $300, Top X, A, U1800/Unr: $250 each. RESERVE (U1700): $2,200: 1st $550, 2nd $400, 3rd $300, 4th $250, TOP C, D, E, U1000/UNR: $175 each. UNR eligible only for UNR and Overall prizes. Bring boards, pieces, clocks! None supplied except for U800 section. Book Vendor on site will have supplies, sets, clocks, books, software, accessories, more for sale. CELL PHONE/HEADSET RULES: Cell phones cannot be on your person during your games. They may remain in your closed bag or backpack or in your coat pocket in off or in silent mode. Cell phones cannot be taken to the restroom during your games. INFRACTION: Automatic game forfeiture! Spectators will be expelled for the remainder of the day for any offense. Headphonescannot be used if opponent objects for any reason and cannot be used in the last round by players with a plus score. Player must be willing to present same to TDs for examination at any time. Failure to do so will result in removal from tournament without refund. THESE RULES POSTED AT SITE. *NOVICE (U800) SECTION: Sat, 9/30. 4-SS. TL: G/25 d5. EF: by Mon, 9/25: $25; add $10 after. RDS.: 11,1, 2:20, 3:40. REG.: 8:30-10am. $$: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Top U600, U400, U200, UNR. LODG, DIR: Edward Village-Michigan Hotel, 600 Town Center Dr., Dearborn, MI 48126. Located N. of Michigan Ave., S. of Hubbard St, E. of Evergreen Rd., W. of Southfield Rd. For maps, go online to: www.mapquest.com or www.yahoo.com and click on Maps. Room Rate: $102 by 9/9; after only if rooms are still available. Call (313) 592-3622 or reserve online at http://www.edwardvillagedearborn.hotelsone.com‎. Ask for the Harold Steen Chess Rate. ENTRIES & INFO: All The King's Men, Mrs. Marcie Kahn at (586) 558-4790 or Dr. Ed Mandell (248) 635-2375 (Cell). Email: allthekingsmench@aol.com.

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US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
SEPT. 30-OCT. 1   GEORGIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
Tri-State Chess Championship

Hilton Garden Inn, 1702 Gornto Rd., Valdosta, GA 31601. Phone: 229-219-1011. 5SS, G/120 d5 (RD. 1 G/90 d5). $2,800 b/65 full entries. 3 Sections: Open: $600-300-150, U/2000 $125-75. U/1800: $400-200-125, U1600 $100-50. U/1400: $300-150-100, U/1200 $75, U/1000 $50. Open to players from any state. Trophy to state with most points, Florida, Georgia, or Alabama (top 6 players scores from each state (any section) added together to determine top state). USCF membership required can renew onsite. Unrated players may enter any section but not eligible for class prizes limited to $100 unless in open. Entry Fee: $60prior to 8/1/2017 $65 prior to 9/27/2017 $75 after 9/27; Free entry GM or IM ($65 deducted from prize). Online entry at www.events4chess.com or mail to C.H.E.S.S., 821 Upland Dr., Port Orange, FL 32127. RD. 1 Sat 10:00 RD. 2 & 3 Sat 1:30, 6:00, RD. 4 & 5 Sun 10:00 & 2:30pm. 1/2-point bye available for any round (limit 2) must commit prior to RD. 2 pairing. Registration ends at 9:45 am on Saturday, late entries will get 1/2-point bye in RD. 1. Hotel Rate: $109, 229-219-1011 reserve prior to 9/16/2017 to guarantee rate. Side Events: Quick Chess Friday 9/29/17, 7pm, G/15 d3, 5-SS, EF: $25 prizes based on entries. Saturday Scholastic 9/31/17, 5SS, EF: $20, G/30 d5, Rds. 11/12/2:30/3:30/4:30. Trophies to top 3 and top 3 K-3 USCF membership required can join at tournament. For more information, contact Steve Lampkin 386-682-9527 or chessinschools@aol.com or chesssteve@gmail.com.

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A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
OCT. 6-8 OR 7-8   ILLINOIS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED)
26th annual Midwest Class Championships

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south). Free parking. $20,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections. Premier (1900/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE. 1700-2099: $1400-700-400-200. 1500-1899/Unr: $1400-700-400-200. 1300-1699/Unr: $1300-700-400-200. 1100-1499/Unr: $1200-600-400-200. Under 1300/Unr: $1000-500-300-200. Under 1100/Unr: $500-300-200-100, plaques to top 3, top U900, U700, U500, Unrated. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 10/7. Unrated prize limits: $100 U1100, $200 U1300, $300 1100-1499, $400 1300-1699, $600 1500-1899. Top 6 sections EF: $109 online at chessaction.com by 10/4, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 9/27, all $125 at site, or online until 2 hrs before round 1. Under 1100 EF: all $50 less than above. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online or mailed EF $5 less to ICA members; join/renew at il-chess.org. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry $50; not available in Premier Section. GMs $90 from prize. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; Premier must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $111-111-111-111, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 9/22 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
OCT. 6-9 OR 7-9   VIRGINIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
9th annual Washington Chess Congress

7SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10, (3-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Hilton Crystal City at National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202 (2/5 mile from Crystal City Metro). Free shuttle from airport and Metro. $24,000 guaranteed prizes. In 4 sections: Premier: Open to 1900/up. $3000-1500-800-500-300, clear/tiebreak first bonus $100, top Under 2300 $1400-700. Under 2100: $2000-1000-600-400-300, top Under 1900 (no Unr) $1200-600. Under 1700: $1700-900-500-300-200, top Under 1500 (no Unr) $1000-500. Under 1300: $1000-500-300-200-100, top Under 1100 (no Unr) $400-200. Prize limits: Unrated limit U1300 $200, U1700 $400, U2100 $700. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both begin round 2. Unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated, Top 3 sections EF: $148 online at chessaction.com by 10/4, 4-day $154, 3-day $153 mailed by 9/27, all $170 at site until 1 hour before rd 1, or online at chessaction.com until 2 hours before. U1300 Section: all EF $70 less than top 3 sections EF. GMs: $140 from prize. Special 1 yr USCF with magazine paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry (except Premier) $80. 4-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm. Sat 11 & 5, Sun 11 & 5, Mon 10 & 3:15. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 11 & 5, Mon 10 & 3:15. Byes: OK all; limit 2; Premier must commit before rd. 2, others before round 4. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. HR: $99-99-109, 1-800-HILTONS, 703-418-6800, reserve by 9/21 or rate may increase.Special chess rate parking$13/day, with or without guest room. Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269, www.chesstour.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
OCT. 6, 13, 20, 27, NOV. 3, 10, 17   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 15 (ENHANCED)
2017 Queens Chess Club Championship

7-SS, G/120 (G/115 d5). All Saints Lutheran Church, 164-02 Goethals Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432. EF: $55 advance, $60 at site, $900 gtd: $300-$180-$120, U2100 $108, U1800 $90, U1500 $72, upset $30. Prizes increased proportionally if over 24 paid entries (increased by 1/3 the last 4 years (32 players each time)). QCC membership required ($25 for 6 mos, $20 U19/65+/female). Up to three 1/2 pt byes permitted (request prior to Rd. 4). Mail advance entries by 9/30/17 to: Ed Frumkin, 445 E. 14th St. #10D, New York, NY 10009. Rounds at 7:45 each Friday.

An American Classic!
A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
OCT. 13-15 OR 14-15   NEVADA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED)
35th Annual Sands Regency Reno - Western States Open - FIDE

6SS, OPEN Section 40/2, G/55 Min-d5, (“A”, “B”, “C”, “D” Sections 40/2, G/1-d5 - 2-Day Schedule G/1-d5). Sands Regency Hotel/Casino, 345 N. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501.1-866-386-7829 or (775) 348-2200. $$25,500 b/275. $$15,500 Gtd. (Prizes 1-7 in Open Section Gtd. plus 1/2 of all other prizes). 6 Sections. Open (2200 & above) EF: $159, (2000-2199) EF: $200 (1999 & below) EF: $300) (GMs & IMs free but must enter by (9/15) or pay late fee). $$2,000-1,000-800-600-500-300-300, (2399/below)- $1,000-500, (2299/below)- $1,000-500. (If there is a tie for 1st then a playoff for $100 out of prize fund plus trophy). Expert Section (2000-2199) EF: $159; $$2,000-700-400-300-300. Sec. ”A” (1800-1999) EF: $158; $$1,800-700-400-300-300, Sec. ”B” (1600-1799) EF: $157; $$1,700-700-400-300-300, Sec. ”C” (1400-1599) EF: $156; $$1,400-600-400-300-300, Sec. ”D”/under (1399 & below) EF: $150; $$1,000-400-300-300; (1199 & below) - $$300; Top Senior (65+) -$200; Club Champ.-$600-300. ALL: Entries must be postmarked by 9/15 or pay late fee-$11, do not mail after 10/6 or email after 10/10, $22 at site. Trophies 1st – 3rd (“A” – “D” sections). Unrated players are free entry but not eligible for cash prizes- must join USCF for 1 full year thru this tournament. 1st Unrated = trophy + 1 yr. USCF Mem. Senior discount (65+ yrs.) $10. Players may play up. Provisionally rated players may only win 1/2 of 1st place money (except Open Section 1 – 7). CCA ratings may be used. Note: pairings not changed for color unless 3 in a row or cause a plus 3 and if the unlikely situation occurs 3 colors in a row may be assigned. SIDE EVENTS: Wed. (10/11) 7:00pm GM Sergey Kudrin – Clock Simul with game analysis ($30); Thurs. (10/12) 6-7:15pm Lecture by IM John Donaldson (FREE); 7:30pm- GM Alex Yermolinsky - Simul ($20); 7:30pm-Blitz (G/5 d0)) Tourney ($25) 80% entries = Prize Fund. Sat. (10/14) (3-4:30pm) Free Game/Position Analysis - IM John Donaldson. REG.: (10/12) 5-8pm (10/13) 9-10am and (10/14) 9-10 am. RDS.: (Fri) 12-7, (Sat) 10-7, (Sun) 9:30-4:30. 2-Day (10/14) Rd. 1 (11:00 am), Rd. 2 (1:15 pm), Rd. 3 (3:45 pm), Rd. 4 merge with regular schedule – (7:00 pm). Byes available any round if requested by Rd.1 (Open Section 2 byes max). ENT: make checks payable and send to: SANDS REGENCY (address listed above), postmarked by 9/15. $11 late fee if postmarked after 9/15. Do not mail after 10/6 or email after 10/10. $22 late fee at site. HR: (Sun-Thurs. $47.19!) (Fri. & Sat. $81.19!) 1-866-386-7829 Reservation Code: CHESS1017 (Reserve by 9/23/17 to get Chess rate. INFO: Jerry Weikel, 6578 Valley Wood Dr., Reno, NV 89523, (H) 775-747-1405 or (Cell) 775-354-8728 wackyykl@aol.com or check out our website at: www.renochess.org. To verify entry check website.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
OCT. 14   MISSOURI
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 6
$1,000 National Chess Day G/65 Championship

4SS, G/65 d5. EF: $25, $20 for annual members of the club if registered by 10/13. One Section. Prize Fund: $1000 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!! $200-$150. $125 for 1st in each Section: A, B, C, D, U1200/UNR. Biggest Upset: $25. Reg.: 10-10:45. Rds.: 11, 1:15, 3:45, 6:15. One 1/2 point bye if declared before round 2. Ent: 4657 Maryland Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108, or online at saintlouischessclub.org. Info: 314-361-CHESS info@saintlouischessclub.org.

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US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
OCT. 14   WISCONSIN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
Hales Corners Challenge XXVI - National Chess Day!

4SS, G/60 d6. 2 Sections: Open & Reserve (under 1600). Olympia Resort Hotel, 1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI 53066; 1-800-558-9573 (mention Southwest Chess Club for $99 room rate). EF: $40-Open, $30 Reserve, both $10 more after October 12. Comp EF for USCF 2200+. $$GTD: Open: 1st-$325, 2nd-$175, A-$100, B & below-$75; Reserve: 1st $100, 2nd $75, D-$50, E & below $40. Goddesschess prizes for females in addition to above prizes. Reg.: 8:30-9:30. Rds.: 10-1-3:30-6. Questions to Chris Wainscott (414-839-5232, after 5:30 pm), or e-mail: chris.wainscott13@outlook.com. Entries to: Robin J. Grochowski, 3835 E. Morris Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110, (414-861-2745), e-mail: rgrochowski@wi.rr.com.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
OCT. 21-22   NEW YORK
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED)
4th annual Central New York Open

5SS, rounds 1-2 G/90 d10, rds 3-5 40/100, SD/30 d10. Hall of Languages, Syracuse University, S. Crouse Ave., Syracuse 13210. $2500 guaranteed prizes. In 3 sections. Open: $500-300-200, top U2100/Unr $210. Under 1900: $300-150-70, top U1700 (no unr) $160. Under 1500: $200-100-50, top U1300 (no unr) $110. Unrated may not win over $140 in U1500. Mixed doubles: $150 bonus to best male/female combined score among all sections. Team must average under 2200; may enter different sections; must register by 2 pm 10/21. College team prizes: Plaques to first 3 teams based on top 3 scorers from school among all sections. Top 2 sections EF: $68 online at chessaction.com by 10/18, $72 mailed by 10/12, $80 at site, or online until 8 am 10/21. Online entry $5 less to NYSCA members (may join with entry). U1500 Section EF: all $20 less. No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs, IMs & WGMs: $60 from prize. Re-entry (no Open Section) $40. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCFwith magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Schedule: Reg ends Sat 9 am, rds. Sat 10, 2 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd. 2. HR: See travel websites. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).

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US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
NOV. 3-5 OR 4-5   CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 (ENHANCED)
12th annual Los Angeles Open

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys CA 91406. Parking $8/day, $12 including overnight. Flyaway bus from LAX to Van Nuys $9 each way; free shuttle to bus and train station. Free wireless, gym, indoor pool, got tubs; restaurants within walking distance. Open: Open to all; U1800/EF $50 more. $1500-700-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top U2250 $600-300. Under 1850: $1200-600-300-200. Under 1450: $1000-500-300-200. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 11/4. Under 1200 EF: all $40 less than top 5 sections EF. No checks at site; credit cards OK. All: Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com. Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry (except Open) $60. 2-day schedule: Reg. Sat to 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. HR: $109-109, 818-997-7676, reserve by 10/4 or rate may increase. Questions:chesstour.com, 347-201-2269, DirectorAtChess.US. Blitz tournament Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
NOV. 3-5 OR 4-5   CONNECTICUT
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40 (ENHANCED)
3rd annual Stamford Open

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Sheraton Hotel, 700 Main St., Stamford, CT 06901. Free parking. $8000 guaranteed prizes. In 5 sections. Open: Open to all; U1800/Unr EF $50 more. $1000-500-300, top Under 2210/Unr $400. Under 2010: $800-400-200, top U1810 $300. Under 1710: $700-400-200, top U1510 $300. Under 1410: $600-300-200, top U1210 $200. Under 1110: $300-200-100, plaques to first 3, top Under 900, Under 700, Unrated. Unrated may enter any section, but cannot win over $100 in U1110, $200 in U1410 or $300 in U1710. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $400-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 11/4. Top 4 sections EF: $83 online at chessaction.com by 11/1, 3-day $88, 2-day $87 if check mailed by 10/25, $95 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. Under 1110 Section EF: All $40 less than above. No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs free, $80 deducted from prize. Online EF $3 less to CSCA members. Re-entry $40; not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd. 2. HR: $105-105, 800-408-7640, 203-358-8400; reserve by 10/20 or rate may increase. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Refunds, $15 service charge. Questions: DirectorAtChess.us, www.chesstour.com, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
NOV. 10-12 OR 11-12   TEXAS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 40
2017 U.S. Class Championships

5SS, G/90 i30. $16,000 Prize Fund b/250 full-paid entries, 50% guaranteed. 2-day or 3-day Schedule avail. No entry fee for GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs but EF will be deducted from winnings. Houston Marriott North, 255 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston 77060, Ph: 281-875-4000, $89 chess rate! Free Parking! Free airport shuttle service to/from IAH! Free wireless internet in all guestrooms! Discounted Hotel Breakfast Coupons ($12 per person + tax & gratuity)! 8 Sects (Rated players may play up one class only – Master & Expert Sects. are FIDE rated and Re-Entry is not allowed in those two sects only): Master (2200/up): $1500-900-700-500; U2400: $600-400; Expert (2000-2199): $1000-700-500-350; Class A (1800-1999): $1000-700-500-350; Class B (1600-1799): $800-600-400-200; Class C (1400-1599): $800-600-400-200; Class D (1200-1399): $400-300-200-100; Class E (Under 1200): $400-300-200-100; Unr: $200-100. National Class Champion title to each class winner(s) and plaque to class winner on tiebreaks (MSCO), if necessary. All players must have a USCF membership to play; provisional ratings will be used based on at least a minimum of 4 games. Ratings used will be from Nov. 2017 supplement. EF:$99 for Classes M,X,A,B,C by 11/3; $119 at site. $59 for Classes D,E,Unr. by 11/3; $79 at site. Re-Entry Fee (not avail in Classes M or E): $35 for all other Classes avail. up to Rd. 3. 3 re-entries or 2 reduced entries count as one additional entry for prize fund. Free chess gift to oldest and youngest player and to player who travels farthest in main event. 3-day Sched: Reg. Fri. 5:30-7pm, Rds. Fri. 8pm; Sat. 2-7, Sun. 10-3. 2-day Sched: Reg. Sat. 7:45 -8:30am, Rds. Sat. 9-2-7, Sun. 10-3. Both schedules merge at Rd. 2. Byes: Two 1/2pt. byes allowed – avail. for any round (must commit to Byes before Rd. 3). CAJUN BOUNTY: Defeat the top ranked player in the main event and win free entry to our next tournament. SIDE EVENTS: 7SS, G/5 d0, USCF-Blitz rated "BAYOU BLITZ" (Open to All - Sat. night after Rd. 3 – uses USCF-Blitz Ratings for pairings & prizes - $20 EF - Cash Prizes – sign up on site). Schol. Team & Ind., 4SS, G/30 d5, 1-day only, Sat. Nov. 11; Separate room for schol. players - A trophy or medal will be awarded to each schol. player. Schol. Sects. (Team & Individual): K-2, K-5, K-8, K-12. Minimum of 3 players from the same school or home school district to make a team; the top 4 scores will count toward final team score. Prizes: Trophies to top 10 individuals in each section and to top 3 teams in each section. Every non-trophy winner receives a souvenir chess medal. USCF-recommended computer tiebreaks will decide trophy and medal placements for winners of all schol. sections. Schol. EF: $25 by 11/3; $35 at site. Schol. Sched: (All 4 rds G/30 d5 - one day only, Sat., Nov. 11). Reg. Sat. 8:30am-9:30am, 1st Rd. at 10am (lunch break after 1st Rd.) Remaining Rds. at 12noon-1:15pm-2:30pm. Byes: One 1/2-pt. bye allowed for any round (must notify TD prior to Rd. 1). Scholastic players may play in both adult (main event Classes D, E and Unr.) and scholastic tournaments by registering for the 3-day schedule in the main event with a 1/2-pt. bye for Rd. 2 and registering for the scholastic tournament, and those players will receive a discounted Entry Fee of $69 to play in both events. HR: $89 + tax for king or double (281-875-4000), reserve by Oct. 21 and mention Cajun Chess tournament to assure group rate. ENT: On-line registration, printable entry form, and more detailed info at www.cajunchess.com, or mail entry form to Cajun Chess, 12405 Hillary Step Dr., Olive Branch, MS 38654. Info or Phone Ent: 504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971. Major credit cards accepted (no checks at site). FIDE.

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US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
NOV. 18-19   TENNESSEE
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 10
58th Mid-South Open

5SS, G/120 d5. Site: IBEW Local 474, 1870 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. Three Sections: Open, U1700, and U1000. $1700 Prizes are based on 35 paid entries in top 2 sections. Open: $550, $300, $200. U1700: $350, $200, $100. Entry Fee: $50 early by Nov 11, $60 late. MCC Members $50 anytime; Masters: free (EF deducted from winnings). Rounds: Saturday: 9am-2pm-7pm; Sunday: 9am-2pm. U1000 Trophy Section: 4SS, G/45 d5; Saturday only; Entry Fee: $15. Trophies for top 3 overall, top U800 and top U600. Round 1 at 9am, next rounds ASAP (as soon as possible). On-site Registration: November 18, 2017 - 7:30am-8:45am. Send mail entries to: MCC, P.O. Box 17864, Memphis, TN 38187. On-line entries: http://memphischessclub.homestead.com/58th-Mid-South-Open.html. Email: gpylant@gmail.com.

An American Classic!
A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
NOV. 23-26 OR 24-26   CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
53rd Annual American Open

Costa Mesa. 8 rounds, 40/120, SD/55 d5. (3-day option, rounds 1-4, G/60 d5). Site: Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Prizes: $$50,000 based on 500 entries, $25,000 guaranteed. In 6 sections: Open: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-300, U2450/Unr. $1500-700-500, top U2300/Unr. $800-400. FIDE Rated Under 2200: $3000-1500-1000-500-400-300. FIDE Rated. Under 2000: $3000-1500-1000-500-400-300. Under 1800: $3000-1500-1000-500- 400-300. Under 1600: $3000-1500-700-500-400-300. Under 1400/Unr: $2000-1000-500-300-200-100, U1200 $1000-500-300 (not a separate section; U1200s also eligible for U1400 prizes), Unrated: $300-200-100 (Unrateds in this section eligible for these prizes only). Mixed Doubles: Top 3 best male and female team $500-250-125. Plus score bonus: every player who finishes with 4 1/2 points or better who don't place in the money prizes wins a $25 gift certificate towards chess store - redeemable only onsite. EF: $185 by Nov. 22nd, $220 after, $50 more for players under 2000 playing in Open. All: SCCF membership required for So Cal residents ($18 adults, $13 youth with print mag, $3 youth without mag). Re-entry $100. No checks at door - cash only, credit card accepted for a $10 fee. Schedule: 4-day schedule Reg. closes 9:30 am on 11/23, Rounds 11 – 6, 10:30-5:30, 10 - 5, 9:30 -4). 3-day schedule: Reg. closes 9:30am on 11/24.1st thru 4th rounds are 11 -2:30 – 5 -- 8pm (G/60 d5), schedules merge in Rd. 5 and compete for common prizes. Bye: Two half point byes for all rounds may be requested in advance. Lectures and videos. LOW room rates! Across street from John Wayne Airport, complimentary shuttle available. HR: Use group code “American Open” to reduce regular rate of >$214 to a discounted rate $125/day single or double, rates may go up after Oct 23. Call Hilton (714) 540-7000. Parking: >$20 $10 per day. Ratings: November Rating Supplement used. CCA minimum ratings and TD discretion used to protect you from improperly rated players. Info: organizing club - Chess Palace 714-899-3421, play@americanopen.org. Entry: American Open, 5246 Lampson Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92845 or www.AmericanOpen.org. W. FIDE.

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An American Classic!
A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
NOV. 24-26 OR 25-26   PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
48th annual National Chess Congress

6SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-3 G/45 d10). Trophy sections play separate 2-day schedule only, 11/25-26, G/45 d10. Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 North 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. $35,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND. In 10 sections. Premier, open to 1900/above. $3000-1500-700-400-200, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $200, U2400 $1600-800. FIDE. Under 2200: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 2000: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1800: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1600: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1400: $1600-800-400-300-200. Under 1200: $1600-800-400-300-200. Under 1000: Trophies to top 10. Under 800: Trophies to top 10. Scholastic Under 600: K-12 only, trophies to top 10. Unrated may not win over $200 in U1200, $400 in U1400, $600 in U1600, $800 in U1800, or $1000 in U2000. Mixed doubles prizes: best male-female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $2000-1000-600-400. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2, teams including an unrated limited to $400. Student/Alumni plaques to top 5 teams of 4 (regardless of section) representing any U.S. college, HS or pre-HS players attend or have graduated from. Top 7 sections entry fee: $120 online at chessaction.com by 11/22, 3-day $128, 2-day $127 mailed by 11/14, $140 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd 1. GMs $100 from prize. Re-entry $60, not available in Premier. Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600 entry fee: $42 online at chessaction.com by 11/22, $45 mailed by 11/14, $50 at site. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 11 am, rds. Fri 12 & 6, Sat 12 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day top 7 sections schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 9 am, rds. Sat 10, 12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600 schedule: Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds. Sat 10, 12:45 & 3:15 each day. Half point byes OK all rounds; limit 3, Premier must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 4. HR: $106-106-126, 215-448-2000, reserve by 11/9 or rate may increase. Parking: Hotel parking chess rate 50% off regular rate (about $20). Gateway Garage, 1540 Spring St/1540 Vine St. (1 block from site), about $7/day Sat & Sun, $20/day other days. Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633 or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 10 pm; enter by 9:45 pm.

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December
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An American Classic
A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
DEC. 26-30, 26-29 OR 27-29   NEVADA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)
27th annual North American Open

Open Section, Dec 26-30: 9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10. GM & IM norms possible. Other sections, Dec 26-29 or 27-29: 7SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Bally's Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89103. $120,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections. Open: $10000-5000-2500-1200-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak bonus $200, top FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2400-1200. FIDE rated, GM & IM norms possible. Under 2300: $7000-4000-2000-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400. Under 2100: $7000-4000-2000-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $2500. Under 1900: $7000-4000-2000-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $1800. Under 1700: $6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $1300. Under 1500: $5000-2500-1300-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300, no unrated may win over $900. Under 1250: $3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400-300-300, top Under 1000 (no unr) $1000-500, no unrated may win over $500. No separate U1000 section; players under 1000 in U1250 play for both U1250 and U1000 prizes; receive larger if winning both. Prize limits: 1) Under 26 games played as of Dec. 2017 list may not win over $1500 U1250, $3000 U1500 or U1700. Games rated too late for Dec. 2017 list not counted. 2) If post-event rating posted 12/20/16-12/20/17 was more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $2000. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female combined 2-player “team” score: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Only rounds 1-7 of Open Section counted. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no exta fee) by 3 pm 12/27; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles. Top 6 sections EF: Online at chessaction.com: $245 by 9/15, $275 by 12/23. Mailed by 12/15: 5-day $280, 4-day $279, 3-day $278. Do not mail entry after 12/15. Online 12/24 to 2 hours before round 1, or at site 12/26 to 1 hour before round 1: $300. Open Section EF $100 more to US players if not USCF or FIDE rated 2200/over. Under 1250 Section EF: All $120 less than above. Seniors 65/over in U1500/over: All $120 less than above. Re-entry $120; not available in Open Section. GMs, foreign IMs/WGMs in Open Section: Free; $200 deducted from prize. US IMs/ WGMs, foreign FMs/WIMs in Open Section: Entry fees $100 less than above. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. 5-day reg. ends 12/26 10 am, rds. 12/26-28 11 & 6, 12/29 10 & 4:30, 12/30 10 am. 4-day reg. ends 12/26 5 pm, rds. 12/26 6 pm, 12/27-28 11 & 6, 12/29 10 & 4:30. 3-day reg. ends 12/27 10 am, rds. 12/27 11, 2:30 & 6, 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: $99-99, 800-833-3308, 702-739-4111, rate may increase or chess block sell out about 11/15. Free parking. Car rental: for special Avis rate reserve through chesstour.com or call 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633. Ratings: December FIDE used in Open, December official USCF in others. For foreign players in U2300 & below, see www.chesstour.com/ foreignratings.htm; highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled. Special rules: CCA electronic devices rules used; see www.chesstour.com/devices.htm. Blitz 12/29 10 pm. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577 (DirectorAtChess.us, www.chesstour.com, 347-201-2269). $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).

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David Csordas (1821) - Zoltan Bartok
Veszprem, August 20, 2013

In this game, instead of 29. axb5, White could have played 29. Nc5, derailing 
my chances. 29. axb5 made my strong attack possible with 29. -, Bb6 
Later, I really liked how my f4 pawn won the game for me.
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Example #3
Position after 38. Kh1

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Zoltan Bartok - Ferenc Lengyel (2177)
Balatonfoldvar, Aug. 31, 2014


I had a good plan with 37. c4, bxc 38. bxc, dxc 39. Nxc4  
Hardly any time left on my clock, I suddenly realized that after 39. Nc4x 
Black can play 39. -, Rxc4 and if I take the Rook, 40. -, Nd6+ wins my Rook. 
I failed to see that after 39. -, Rxc4 I have 40. Rxe7+ capturing Black's Bishop. 
So, instead of 39. Nxc4 I played 39. Kc3 and then quickly lost the game. 
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Example #3 
Position after 39.Kg1

http://www.chess.hu/hu/csapatfordulo.php?csapatfordulo_id=1440
Zoltan Bartok - Tamas Halasz IM (2404)
Kisber-Aszar, November 30, 2014
Black accepted my draw offer. Looking at his pawns, it's understandable.
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I can play well when my opponent plays poorly:

Imre Csala (2191) - Zoltan Bartok
Zalakaros, June 30, 2014

This was a rather dull game until White's King advanced to f6 in move 73, 
allowing me to push my c pawn. White had no defense because I was lucky
to have all the pieces in the right places.

Becoming more "stable":
Games from the Hungarian National Team Championship

Edit Machlik (1950) - Zoltan Bartok
Gyor, July 13, 2014

After sacrificing my Bishop in move 20, I struggled for almost another 30 
moves trying to checkmate White's King. By move 20, both of us had used 
up most of our time, and the game got somewhat wild. 
After 37. -, Qh3+ 38. Kf2, Bh4+ 39. Kg1 I played 39. -, Bd8. White had only 
seconds left, playing with the 30 seconds added after each move, so I thought 
this move would surprise my opponent and would cause her to lose on time. 
She was probably expecting 39. -, Qg3+ ... and that is exactly what I should have played.

40. Kh1 or g1 gives up the Rook on d2. 40. Bg2 is at least a draw. 
After 40. Rg2, Qe1+ 41. Kh2, Bd8 is draw by the Qe1-Qh4 checks. (41. -, Bf6  
is, of course, good for White: 42. Rh7+, Kxh7 43. Nxf6+ and then mate on g8.)
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Another undeserved loss (: 

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Zoltan Bartok - Farkas Zsolt (2187)
Zalaegerszeg, February 8, 2015 


http://www.chess.hu/hu/csapatfordulo.php?csapatfordulo_id=1441#8537
Lendvai Edit (2032) - Zoltan Bartok
Papa, December 14, 2014

1 move before time control, with a minute left, my brain froze. 
I failed to see the obvious 40. -,h5 and lost the game.
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Of course, I also get "lucky" from time to time:
Example #1
Position after 45. Bxf7

 *** And here is how I play this game (: 
I usually play well but often knock myself out when pressured by time.

Example #1 
Position after 36. -, Nxd4

 Motto:  I  am,  therefore  I  (try to)  think 

[25. -, Rxd4 26. Bxd4, exd followed by 27. -, Be5 could have been interesting] Position after 46. Rg2

Zoltan Bartok - Gyula Hegedus (2020)
Veszprem, August 18, 2013

Here, instead of 36. Bc4, 36. g5 quickly decides the game. Luckily, I still 
managed to win.
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Example #2
Position after 45. -, Bc8

http://www.chess.hu/hu/csapatfordulo.php?csapatfordulo_id=1439#8526
Mate Egresi (2246) - Zoltan Bartok
Papa, November 17, 2014
Accepted white's draw offer, perhaps a bit too quickly.

Zoltan Bartok - Rudolf Raba (1840)
Papa-Balaton team match, 2012
Instead of 22. -, h6, 22. -, b4 looks better for Black.
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Example #4
Position after 46. -, g5

Zoltan Bartok - Attila Czupor (2180)
Balatonalmadi, July 27, 2014

After Black's 36. -, Nxd4 move, I over-complicated the game by playing 
37. Qf4, N8e6 38. Qg4+, Kh8 39. Bxd4, etc. and lost(!) it 20 moves later.
Simply taking the Knight with the Bishop would lead to a quick end:
37. Bxd4, Kxh6 38. e6, f6 39. g4 followed by g5
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Example #2
Position after 38. -, dxc4

Position after 84. -, Kd7