Bahamas Internaional & Amateur

First CCA tournament outside the USA!

 

BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL & AMATEUR

October 24-28 or 26-28, 2012


$12,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES

 

GM and IM norms possible

$700 MINIMUM PRIZE TO FIRST 6 GMS TO REGISTER WHO PLAY ALL 9 GAMES (no longer available as 6 GMs have entered)

 

 

October 24-28 or 26-28                                                            Bahamas

         Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (enhanced)

Bahamas International & Amateur.  Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas. $12,000 guaranteed prizes.
All sections are USCF rated.  The International Section is also FIDE rated.


SPECIAL AIRFARES: BAHAMASAIR FROM FLORIDA, WESTJET FROM CANADA
 

 

International Section: 9 round Swiss, 40/90, SD/30, 30 second increment. 

Guaranteed prizes: $2000, $1200, $800, $600, $500, $400, top FIDE under 2400 or unrated $800-400. 
Minimum prize $700 to  GMs who complete all games with no byes (limited to first 6 GMs to enter). 
IM & GM norms possible; FIDE rated. 

 

Inernational Section entry fee: 
GMs, IMs, WGMs free; $130 EF deduction from prize (GMs who have a $700 minimum prize will not be reduced to below $700 by the deduction). 
FMs: $130 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $150 at site. 
FIDE 2200/up rated players: $230 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $250 at site. 
FIDE 2100-2199:
$330 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $350 at site.
Others:
$430 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $450 at site.

Amateur Section
: 6 round Swiss, 40/2, SD/1, d5, open to under 2200 or unrated.
Guaranteed prizes: $1200, $600, $300, $200, top Under 1900 (no unr) $700, $400.
Entry fee: $128 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $150 at site.

 

Reserve Section: 6 round Swiss, 40/2, SD/1, d5, open to under 1600 or unrated.
Guaranteed prizes: $700-400-200-100, top Under 1300 (no unr) $350, $150; no unrated may win over $300.
Entry fee: $78 mailed by 10/12 or online by 10/22, $100 at site. 

 

All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

 

USCF membership required. 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. Extra charge for magazine if not US/Canada/Mexico.  Special USCF dues for Bahamas residents: to be announced.


Ratings: FIDE ratings used in International Section, USCF in others; if multiple ratings, usually highest rating used, plus possible adjustment points. No adjustment points added to Bahamas, Jamaica,  most Caribbean ratings or CFC, 50 added to FIDE or FQE, 100/more added to many other countries.


International schedule: Late reg. ends Wed 6 pm, rds Wed 7 pm, Thu 11 am & 6 pm, Fri 11 am & 6 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:30 pm.  Two half point byes available (must commit before rd 2); norm not possible if taking bye. 


Amateur & Reserve schedule: Late reg. ends Fri 10 am, rds Fri 11 am & 6 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:30 pm. 

Hotel rates:
$109-109-129 plus $18 resort fee, 954-903-2800, 242-327-6200, reserve by 10/10 or rate may increase. Resort fee includes bellmen & maid gratuities, pool & beach amenities, fitness room, admission to cocktail party, use of computers/wifi in lobby, access to Crystal Palace Casino Members Club & free play, resort activities, use of facilities at adjacent Sheraton Hotel, Wyndham coupon value pack, etc. 


Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. 

Entry:
Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577.  $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com.  Invitations: GoAtChess.us (use @ instead of at).  Chess Magnet School JGP.

THE FOLLOWING GRANDMASTERS HAVE ENTERED:
Alex Shabalov
Giorgi Margvelashvili
Alexander Goldin
Eugene Perelshteyn
Joshua Friedel
Bator Sambuev

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