EASTERN CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS

March 7-9 or 8-9, 2003 * Woburn, Massachusetts


Mar 7-9 or 8-9                                         GPP: 60                                         Massachusetts

12th annual Eastern Class Championships.
5-SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75), Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Forbes Rd (near I-95 Exit 36 & I-93 Montvale Ave Exit), Woburn MA 01801.  Free parking.

$$ 20,000 prize fund based on 290 paid entries, else proportional; minimum 60% each prize guaranteed. In 7 sections:

Master (over 2199): $2000-1000-500-300, clear winner bonus $200, Under 2300 $800-400. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game 3/9 10:15 pm for title & bonus prize (White 6 minutes, Black 5 minutes and gets draw odds).  FIDE rated.

Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200.

Class A (1800-1999): $1400-700-400-200.

Class B (1600-1799): $1400-700-400-200.

Class C (1400-1599): $1300-700-400-200.

Class D (1200-1399): $1200-600-300-200.

Class E (Under 1200): $800-500-300-200.

Unrated may enter only A, B or C, and cannot win over $700 in A, $500 B, $300 C.

Entry fee: 3-day $98, 2-day $97 if mailed by 2/27, all $96 ONLINE at chesstour.com by 3/4, all $105 phoned with credit card by 3/4 (845-496-9658), $120 at tmt. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special EF: $40 less to unrated. $20 less to rated juniors under 18. Re-entry $80; not available in Master Section.

Rated players may play up one class only.

Backup phone entry: 406-896-2038 (no questions, no dropouts, no switches).

3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds. Fri 8, Sat 11-5:30, Sun 10-4:15.
2-day schedule:
Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds. Sat. 11-2-5:30, Sun. 10-4:15.

MACA membership required for rated MA residents (WMCA accepted for Western MA res).

Half point byes
available all rounds, rds 4-5 must commit before rd 2.

Hotel rates:  $88-88, 781-932-0999, reserve by 2/16. Rate is $96-96 2/17-3/6 if rooms still available, higher after 3/6.

Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or Click here for online car
rental!

Entries: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. 845-496-9658, www.chesstour. com.


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