CENTRAL CALIFORNIA OPEN
August 19-21 or 20-21, 2016
At the luxurious Doubletree Hotel (formerly Radisson), Fresno
Cosponsored by Fresno Chess Club and Fresno Chess Foundation
$10,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES
PRIZES RAISED BY $2500 WITH NO INCREASE IN ENTRY FEES!
August 19-21 or 20-21
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 60 (enhanced)
7th 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 93721. Downtown hotel, free airport shuttle, free parking for hotel guests.
In 4 sections:
Open Section: $1300-700-400-200, clear or tiebreak 1st $100, top Under 2250/Unr $600-300.
Under 2050 Section: $1000-600-300-150, top Under 1850 (no unrated) $500-250.
Under 1650 Section: $800-500-250-150, top Under 1450 (no unrated) $400-200. No unrated may win over $500.
Under 1250 Section: $500-250-150-100, 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 8/20 2 pm.
Top 3 sections entry fee: $85 online at chessaction.com by 8/17, 3-day $93, 2-day $92 mailed by 8/10, $95 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/15 (entry only, no questions), $100 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. Online or mailed EF $10 less to Fresno Chess Club members. No checks at site, credit cards OK.
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 $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. USCF membership required.
Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section.
Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rounds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun
10 am & 3:15
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, Rounds 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 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: $119-119, 559-268-1000, request chess rate, reserve by 8/15 or rate may increase.
Room or travel sharing: Post a request to share on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum. If you have trouble posting, email your post to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.
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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