22nd annual
EASTERN CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 15-17 or 16-17, 2013


Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

$16,000 projected prizes, $12,000 minimum guaranteed

 

March 15-17 or 16-17                                                                              Massachusetts
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced)

22nd annual Eastern Class Championships. 5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5). 
Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St, Sturbridge MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking.


$$ 16,000 prizes based on 200 paid entries (re-entries and $50 off entries count half), minimum $12,000 (75% of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections:
 

Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-600-400, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300 $600-300. FIDE rated.
Expert
(2000-2199): $1200-600-400-200.  FIDE rated.
Class A (1800-1999): $1200-600-400-200.
Class B
(1600-1799): $1200-600-400-200.
Class C
(1400-1599): $1000-500-300-200. 
Class D
(1200-1399): $500-250-150-100, trophies to first 3.
Class E
(Under 1200): $400-200-120-80, trophies to first 3, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated.
Rated players may play up one section.


Unrated
may enter E through A, with prize limits: E $150, D $250, C $400, B $600, A $800.
          

Top 5 sections entry fee: $108 online at chessaction.com by 3/13, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/13 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $113, 2-day $112 if check mailed by 3/6, $120 online until 2 hours before first game or at site.  GMs free, $90 deducted from prize.

Entry fee for Class D or E:
All $50 less than above. 


Advance or online entry fee $5 less to MACA members; may join/renew at masschess.org.

No checks at site, credit cards OK.  No credit card mailed entries.

Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 

Special 1 year USCF dues
with paper magazine 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. 

Re-entry $60; not available in Master Section.    

3-day schedule:
Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rounds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 10 am, rounds Sat 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm.
 
Byes:
OK all, limit 2 byes; Master Section must commit before round 2, others before round 3.

Hotel rates:
$91-91-100, 800-582-3232, 508-347-7393, request chess rate, reserve by 3/1 or rate may increase. 

Room sharing: See www.ccaforum.com.

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

Entry:
chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: DirectorAtChess.us, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). $15 service charge for refunds.  Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix Points available.

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