CENTRAL CALIFORNIA OPEN
August 14-16 or 15-16, 2015
At the luxurious Doubletree Hotel (formerly Radisson), Fresno
Cosponsored by Fresno Chess Club and Fresno Chess Foundation
$7,500 GUARANTEED PRIZES
WARNING: RESERVE ROOM BY JULY 30 OR RATE MAY INCREASE TO $159!
August 14-16 or 15-16
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 40 (enhanced)
6th annual Central California Open. 5SS, 40/110, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Doubletree Hotel, 2233 Ventura St, Fresno CA 93710. Downtown hotel, free airport shuttle, free parking for hotel guests.
In 4 sections:
Open Section: $1000-500-250, clear or tiebreak 1st $100, top Under 2250/Unr $550-250.
Under 2050 Section: $800-400-200, top Under 1850 (no unrated) $500-250.
Under 1650 Section: $700-350-200, top Under 1450 $300-150. No unrated may win over $500.
Under 1250 Section: $400-200-100, plaques to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unr. No unrated may win over $200.
Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.
Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $200-100. Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 8/15 2 pm; teammate pairings avoided but possible.
Top 3 sections entry fee: $85 online at chessaction.com by 8/13, 3-day $93, 2-day $92 mailed by 8/5, $95 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/10 (entry only, no questions), $100 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd 1. Online EF $10 less to Fresno Chess Club members.
Under 1250 Section entry fee: All $30 less than above.
GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $80 deducted from prize.
All: 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. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. No checks at site, credit cards OK. USCF membership required.
Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, Rounds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun
10 am & 3:30
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10:30 am, Rounds 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
Half point byes: OK all rounds, limit 2 byes; limit 1 bye if eligible for class money; must commit before rd 2.
Hotel rates: $109-109, 559-268-1000, 800-916-4339, request chess rate, reserve by 7/30 (corrected date, not 7/31) or rate may increase. After 7/30, the rate is likely to be increased to $159.
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Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use 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 CCA electronic devices policies Prizewinner tax info
Entry: 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). US Chess Junior Grand Prix Points available.
TOURNAMENT Saturday night.
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