A Heritage Event

27th annual
EASTERN CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 27-29 or 28-29, 2018


Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, Massachusetts



$20,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES


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

27th 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), near the Connecticut border. Free parking. Master Section is FIDE rated.

 

$$ 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 4/28.
          

Top 5 sections entry fee: $115 online at chessaction.com by 4/25, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 if check mailed by 4/18, $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.

FOREIGN PLAYER RATINGS                    PRIZEWINNER TAX INFO                ELECTRONIC DEVICES RULES

For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other over the board ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.

Ratings: April official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated or if requesting to play up. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings, adjusted if necessary, may be used, if higher than USCF. See also above.

Special 1 year USCF dues
with paper 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, 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:
$98-98-108, 800-582-3232, 508-347-7393, request chess rate, reserve by 4/6 or rate may increase. 


HOTEL RESERVATIONS (use group attendee code 1804CONTIN)

 

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix
points available to players under 21.

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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