May 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 or 29-30, 2011
Open Section: 9 rounds, May 26-30, GM & IM norms possible
Lower Sections: 7 rounds, May 27-30, 28-30 or 29-30
Memorial Day weekend at the elegant Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel
Also quick and blitz side events May 28, 29 and 30.
FREE ANALYSIS OF YOUR GAMES BY GM JOHN FEDOROWICZ
FREE LECTURES BY GM FEDOROWICZ 5 PM 5/27, 9 AM 5/28, 5/29, 5/30
An American Classic
ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 300 (enhanced)
You play only those in your section. New this year: class prizes in every section!
PRIZES $100,000 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!
Open Section: 9 rounds, May 26-30. 5-day schedule only, 40/2, SD/1.
Under 1200 to Under 2100: 7 rounds, choice of 4-day, 3-day or 2-day schedules.
4-day, May 27-30: 40/2, SD/1.
3-day, May 28-30: rounds 1-2 Game/75, rounds 3-7 40/2, SD/1.
2-day, May 29-30: rounds 1-4 Game/40, rounds 5-7 40/2, SD/1.
At Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 east to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south.) Free parking; restaurants within walking distance.
In 6 sections.
Open Section: $10000-5000-2500-1200-1000-700-600-500-400-400, clear winner bonus $200, top FIDE 2300-2499 (NOT 2300-2449) $2500-1500-1000, top FIDE Under 2300/Unr $2500-1500-1000. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game for title & bonus. FIDE rated.
Under 2100 Section: $6000-3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300, top Under 2000 (not a section) $1000.
Under 1900 Section: $6000-3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300, top Under 1800 (not a section) $1000.
Under 1700 Section: $5000-2500-1300-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300, top Under 1600 (not a section) $1000.
Under 1500 Section: $5000-2500-1300-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300, top Under 1350 (not a section) $1000.
Under 1200 Section: $4000-2000-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300-300, top Under 1000 (not a section) $800.
Each section has place prizes and class prizes; a player who wins both receives the larger.
1) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated through May 2011 official rating list may not win over $500 U1000, $1500 U1200 (not U1300) or $2500 U1500. Games rated too late for May 2011 list not counted.
2) If more than 30 points over section maximum on any list May 2010-April 2011, prize limit $1500.
3) Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) cannot win over $300 in U1200, $600 U1500, $1000 U1700, $1500 U1900 or $2000 U2100. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
4) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.
Mailed entry fee (check or money order only): 5-day (Open only) $200, 4-day $199, 3-day $198, 2-day $197 mailed by 3/15; 5-day $220, 4-day $219, 3-day $218, 2-day $217 mailed by 5/18; all $250 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK. No mailed credit card entries.
Online entry fee at chesstour.com: $203 by 3/15, $223 by 5/23, $250 after 5/23 until 2 hrs before rd 1.
Phoned entry fee at 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions): $225 by 5/23 (entry only, no questions). No phoned entry after 5/23.
GMs, foreign IMs, foreign WGMs free; $150 deducted from prize. US WGMs $100; $120 deducted from prize.
Entry fee $100 less to rated seniors
age 65/over in any
Entry fee $100 less if rated under 900 (except seniors) in Under 1200 Section.
Entry fee $100 less to unrated in Under 1500 Section.
Entry fee $150 less to unrated in Under 1200 Section.
Re-entry: $100, no re-entry from Open Section to Open Section.
USCF membership required. Special 1 yr 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.
5-day schedule (Open only): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 12 noon & 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 4:30 pm.
4-day schedule (U1200 to U2100): Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 4:30 pm.
3-day schedule: (U1200 to U2100): Reg. ends Sat 10 am, Rds. Sat 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 4:30 pm.
2-day schedule (U1200 to U2100): Reg. ends Sun 9 am, Rds. Sun 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 3:45 pm & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 4:30 pm.
The 4-day, 3-day and 2-day schedules merge and compete for the same prizes.
Half point byes: OK all, limit 4 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4.
Hotel rates: $99-99-99-99, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500. Reserve by 5/13 or rate may increase.
Room sharing: If you want to share a room to save money, write DirectorAtChess.us.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
US player ratings: May official rating list used; FIDE ratings used in Open Section.
Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
Foreign player rating info.
Special rules: 1) Players must submit to a search for electronic devices
if requested by Director. In round 3 or after, players with
scores of 80% or over and their opponents may not use headphones, earphones,
cellphones, or go to a different floor of the hotel without Director
Mailed entry: Continental Chess,
Questions: 845-496-9658, www.chesstour.com.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
You may request "lowest possible section" if May rating unknown. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. No smoking. Invitation requests: Go At Chess.us (use @ symbol in place of "At.")
JGP (Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix Points available).
quick and blitz side events
May 28, 29 and 30.
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