A Heritage Event

US CHESS JUNIOR GRAND PRIX

26th annual
EASTERN CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 28-30 or 29-30, 2017


Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, Massachusetts


RESERVE HOTEL ROOM BY FRIDAY, APRIL 21

$20,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES


April 28-30 or 29-30                                                                              Massachusetts
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)

26th annual Eastern Class Championships. 5SS, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St, Sturbridge MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking.

 

$$ 20,000 PRIZE FUND UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED. In 7 sections:
Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300 $800-400. .
Expert
(2000-2199): $1500-700-400-300.  
Class A
(1800-1999/Unr): $1500-700-400-300.
Class B
(1600-1799/Unr): $1500-700-400-300.
Class C
(1400-1599/Unr): $1300-700-400-300. 
Class D
(1200-1399/Unr): $700-400-200-100.
Class E
(Under 1200/Unr): $600-300-200-100, plaques 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 $100, D $200, C $400, or B $600.


Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 4/29.
          

Top 5 sections entry fee: $115 online at chessaction.com by 4/26, $120 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 4/24 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $118, 2-day $117 if check mailed by 4/19, $130 at site, or online until 2 hours before round1.  GMs free, $100 deducted from prize.

Class D or E Section entry fee: All $50 less than top 5 sections entry fee.


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. 


FOREIGN PLAYER RATINGS                    PRIZEWINNER TAX INFO                ELECTRONIC DEVICES RULES

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. 

Re-entry $60; not available in Master Section.    
3-day schedule:
Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rounds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 10 am, rounds Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
 
Byes:
OK all, limit 2 byes; Master Section must commit before round 2, others before round 3.

Hotel rates:
$97-97-107, 800-582-3232, 508-347-7393, request chess rate, reserve by 4/21 or rate may increase. 


HOTEL RESERVATIONS (use group attendee code 1704CONTIN)

 

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

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

Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied.
 

BLITZ TOURNAMENT  Saturday night, 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


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