9th annual Continental Chess

August 12-14 or 13-14, 2016


5 round Swiss at luxurious Marriott Cleveland Airport


cleveland business venues

August 12-14 or 13-14                                                                  Ohio
          Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced), US Chess Junior Grand Prix
Cleveland Open. 5 rounds, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60, d10), Marriott Cleveland Airport, 4277 W 150th Street, Cleveland OH 44135. Free parking. 


        Open Section: $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300 or Unrated $800-400.
        Under 2100 Section: $1500-800-400-200, top Under 1900/Unr $600-300.
        Under 1700 Section:
$1200-600-300-200, top Under 1500 (no unr) $500-250.
Under 1300 Section: $800-400-200-150, top U1100 (no unr) $200-100, plaques to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.
Unrated may enter any section, with prize limits: U1300 $200, U1700 $500. Balance goes to next player(s) in line.

MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $800-400. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 8/13.

Top 3 sections entry fee: $105 online at chessaction.com by 8/10, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/8 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if check mailed by 8/3, all $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. No checks at site, credit cards OK.

Under 1300 section entry fee: all $40 less than top 3 sections entry fee.

Re-entry $50; not available to go from Open Section to Open Section.
GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $100 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 $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.

3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
Half point b
yes: OK all, limit 2; Open must commit by round 2, others by round 3.

Hotel rates: $100-100, 216-252-5333, request chess rate, reserve by 7/29 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, 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 uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.   

CCA electronic devices policies       Prizewinner tax info       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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