42nd annual

August 27-29 or 28-29, 2010
Westin Hotel, Washington, D.C.

A Heritage Event
August 27-29 or 28-29           District of Columbia
            ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)
42nd annual Atlantic Open. 5 round Swiss, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75), Washington Westin Hotel, 1400 M St NW at Thomas Circle, Washington, DC 20005. $$G 20,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND.  In 7 sections.

Open Section: $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1200-600. FIDE rated.
Under 2100 Section:
Under 1900 Section:
Under 1700 Section:
Under 1500 Section:
Under 1300 Section:
Under 1000 Section:
$400-300-200-100, trophies to top 8.
may not win over $100 in U1000, $200 U1300, $400 U1500, $500 U1700 or $600 U1900.


Top 6 sections entry fee: 3-day $103, 2-day $102 mailed by 8/19, all $104 online at chesstour.com by 8/24, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/24 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site.

Entry fee for all in Under 1000 Section,
or unrated in Under 1300: All $60 less.

All sections:
No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $60, not available in Open Section. GMs free, $90 deducted from prize.  Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20.  Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30.

3-day schedule:
Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds Sat 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm.

Half point byes: all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Hotel rates:
$96-96, 202-429-1700, reserve by 8/7 or rate may increase. Regular rate at this luxury hotel is over $200!
ALL ROOMS AT THE WESTIN ARE NOW SOLD OUT.  The nearest hotels with availability appear to be in Silver Spring, MD or Takoma Park, MD.  For details see www.choicehotels.com.  

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

Ratings:  August official USCF rating list used.  Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.  Foreign player rating info.

Parking: $10/day to 2 am or $18/day overnight; garage has limited space.

Entry: Continental Chess Association, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix Points available.


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