A Heritage Event
US Chess Junior Grand Prix

47th annual
CONTINENTAL OPEN

AUGUST 10-13, 11-13 or 12-13, 2017
Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

PRIZES $30,000 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!

TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (enhanced)

6 rounds, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option except Open Section, rds 1-3 G/40, d10), Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St (Rt 20 West), Sturbridge MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking.

Experience early 19th century America at Old Sturbridge Village (see www.osv.org). 

For bus service to Sturbridge, see www.peterpanbus.com.

In 7 sections.

Open: $3000-1500-700-500-300, clear or tiebreak win $200 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1400-700. FIDE rated.  This section is open to all, but entry fee is $100 more if under 1800 or unrated.

Under 2100: $2000-1000-500-300-200.

Under 1900: $2000-1000-500-300-200.

Under 1700: $2000-1000-500-300-200.

Under 1500: $1400-700-400-300-200.

Under 1300: $1400-700-400-300-200.

Under 1000: $800-400-300-200, plaques to top 3, first U800, U600, Unrated.

Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $1000-600-400. Team average rating must be under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; prize limits do not apply.  

Unrated may enter any section, with prize limit U1000 $150, U1300 $300, U1500 $450, U1700 $600, U1900 $750; balance goes to next player(s) in line.

Top 4 sections entry fee: $158 online at chessaction.com by 8/9, 4-day $164, 3-day $163, 2-day $162 mailed by 8/2, $180 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs free; $150 deducted from prize.

Under 1500 or Under 1300 Section entry fee: all $40 less than top 4 sections entry fee.
Under 1000 Section entry fee: all $80 less than top 4 sections entry fee.

All: Online EF $5 less to MACA members; may join/renew at masschess.org. Re-entry $80; not available in Open. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine 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.

4-day schedule: Reg Thu to 6 pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 6 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 
3-day schedule: Reg. Fri to 11 am, rds Fri 12 & 6, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15.
2-day schedule: Reg Sat to 9 am, rds Sat 10,12:15, 2:30 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. No 2-day Open.
All schedules: Bye all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, other sections before rd 4.

Hotel rates: $97-97-107, 800-582-3232, 508-347-7393, request chess rate, reserve by 7/28 or rate may increase.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS (enter Group Code 1708CONTIN)

Room or travel sharing: Post a request to share on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum.  If you have trouble posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.  

CCA electronic devices policies            Prizewinner tax info            Foreign player rating info

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online at chesstour.com.

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

BRING SET, BOARD, CLOCK IF POSSIBLE- NONE SUPPLIED. 

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