45th annual

August 23-25 or 24-25, 2013
Westin Hotel, Washington, D.C.


A Heritage Event

Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix
August 23-25 or 24-25           District of Columbia
            Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)
45th annual Atlantic Open. 5 round Swiss, Washington Westin Hotel, 1400 M St NW at Thomas Circle, Washington, DC 20005.


In 7 sections.
Open and U2100 Sections: 3-day option 40/110, SD/30, d10. 2-day option rounds 1-2 G/90, d5, then merges with 3-day.
U1900, U1700, U1500, U1300, U1000 Sections: 3-day option 30/90, SD/1, d5.
2-day option rounds 1-2 G/90, d5, then merges with 3-day.

Open Section: $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1200-600. FIDE rated, but USCF rules used, not FIDE laws.  
Under 2100 Section:
Under 1900 Section:
Under 1700 Section:
Under 1500 Section:
Under 1300 Section:
Under 1000 Section:
$600-300-200-100, plaques to top 3, first U800, U600, Unrated.
may not win over $150 in U1000, $300 U1300, $500 U1500, $700 U1700 or $900 U1900.

NEW! SENIOR PRIZES: Top age 65/over among all sections: $800-400-200.
NOTE:  The Senior Prizes are BONUS PRIZES (not class prizes)!  Bonus Prizes Are Awarded In Addition To Any Other Prizes You Might Win!  THE DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP FOR SENIOR PRIZE ELIGIBILITY is 12:00 Noon August 25th!

NEW! MIXED DOUBLES PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible.

Top 6 sections entry fee: $115 online at chessaction.com by 8/21, $120 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/21, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 if check mailed by 8/14, $130 at site or online until 2 hours before your first game.

Under 1000 Section entry fee:
All $60 less than above.

All sections:
No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $60, not available to go from Open to Open. GMs free, $90 deducted from prize.  

Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15.  Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20.

3-day schedule:
Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 12 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg. ends Sat. 9 am, rds Sat 10 am, 2 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.

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

Hotel rates:
$99-99, 202-429-1700, reserve by 8/9 or rate may increase. Regular rate at this luxury hotel is over $200!

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

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

 August official USCF rating list used.  Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.  FIDE ratings not used for US players.  Foreign player rating info.

Parking: Valet parking $10/day to 2 am or $20/day overnight; garage has limited space.

Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). 


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