A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

Apr. 27-29 or 28-29  

27th annual Eastern Class Championships

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 120 (Enhanced)

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 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections: Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE. 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 top 3, 1st U1000, U800, U600, Unr. Rated players may play up one section. Prize limits: Unrated may not win over $100 in E, $200 D, $400 C or $600 B. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 4/28. Top 5 sections EF: $115 online at chessaction.com by 4/25, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 mailed by 4/18, $130 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize. Class D or E EF: All $50 less than top 5 sections EF. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online EF $5 less to MACA members; may join/renew at masschess.org. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed 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, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15. Byes: OK all, limit 2; Master must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. HR: $98-98-108, 800-582-3232, 508-347-7393, request chess rate, reserve by 4/6 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: DirectorAtChess.us, chesstour.com, chesstour.info, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

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