6th annual Continental Chess
CLEVELAND OPEN

August 9-11 or 10-11, 2013

$16,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND

5 round Swiss at Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel

August 9-11 or 10-11                                                                  Ohio
          Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced), Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix
Cleveland Open. 5 rounds, 40/110, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rounds 1-2 G/90, d5), 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. 

  EARLY FINISH: Latest time that play can end for the day is an hour earlier than past years on Friday & Saturday, two hours earlier on Sunday. 

PRIZES: $16,000 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED In 6 sections:

        Open Section: $2000-1000-600-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300 or Unrated $1200-600. FIDE rated.
        Under 2100 Section: $1400-700-400-200, top Under 1900 (no unr) $500.
        Under 1800 Section:
$1400-700-400-200, top Under 1600 (no unr) $500.
        Under 1500 Section:
$1200-600-300-200, top Under 1300 (no unr) $400..
        Adult Under 1200 Section (born 1995/before): $300-200-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Unrated.
        Junior Under 1200 Section
(born 1996/after): $300-200-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Unrated.
        Unrated
may enter any section, with prize limits: U1200 $150, U1500 $300, U1800 $500. Balance goes to next player(s) in line.

NEW MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $400-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register at site (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible.

Top 4 sections entry fee: $105 online at chessaction.com by 8/7, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/7 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $108.50, 2-day $107.50 if check mailed by 7/31, all $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before game. No checks at site, credit cards OK.

Entry fee for Under 1200 sections: $45 online at chessaction.com by 8/7, $50 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/7 (entry only, no questions), 3-day Adult $48.50, 2-day Adult $47.50, 3-day Junior $48, 2-day Junior $47 if check mailed by 7/31, all $60 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before game. No checks at site, credit cards OK.

Re-entry $50; not available to go from Open Section to Open Section.
GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $90 deducted from prize.
Online entry fee $5 less to OCA members.

Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

Special 1 year USCF dues
including paper Chess Life if paid with entry: online at chessaction.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 12 noon & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds Sat 10 am, 2 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
Half point b
yes: OK all, limit 2; Open must commit by round 2, others by round 3.

Hotel rates: $84-84 plus $3 facility charge, 216-267-1500, request chess rate, reserve by 7/26 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.

Ratings:
 August official USCF rating list used, but unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.  Foreign player rating info.

Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries are posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).

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