5th annual Continental Chess

August 3-5 or 4-5, 2012


5 round Swiss at Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel

August 3-5 or 4-5                                                                  Ohio
          Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced)
Cleveland Open. 5 rounds, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rounds 1-2 G/75, d/5), Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Drive (inside Cleveland Hopkins Airport with free shuttle, near junction of I-71 and I-480), Cleveland OH 44135. Free parking.  


        Open Section: $2000-1000-600-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2200 or Unrated $1200-600. FIDE rated.
        Under 2000 Section: $1400-700-400-200.
        Under 1800 Section:
        Under 1600 Section:
        Under 1300 Section: $1000-500-250-150.
        Under 1000 Section:
$300-200-100, trophies to top Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.
may enter any section, with prize limits: U1000 $100, U1300 $200, U1600 $400, U1800 $700. Balance goes to next player(s) in line.
        Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix points available.

Top 5 sections entry fee: 3-day $103, 2-day $102 mailed by 7/25, all $105 online at chesstour.com by 7/31, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/31 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before your first game. No checks at site, credit cards OK.

Entry fee for all in Under 1000 or unrated in Under 1300: all $70 less than top 5 sections entry fee.

Re-entry $50; not available to go from Open Section to Open Section.
GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $90 deducted from prize.

Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

Special 1 year USCF dues
including Chess Life 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 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm.
Half point b
yes: OK all, limit 2; Open must commit by round 2, others by round 3.

Hotel rates: $85-85-85-85, 216-267-1500, request chess rate, reserve by 7/20 or rate may increase.
Room sharing: If you want to share a room to save money, see or post this on the CCA FORUM, or email DirectorAtChess.US and ask us to post for you.

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,
but unofficial ratings at uschess.org are usually used for players who would otherwise be unrated.  Foreign player rating info.

Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com.

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