September 12-14 or 13-14, 2003


Sept. 12-14 or 13-14                                        GPP: 30                                                  Connecticut
Eastern Chess Congress. 

Top 3 sections: 5SS, G/150 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/70). 

U1100 & U700 Sections: 6SS, 9/13-14 only, G/70. 

At Holiday Inn Select, 700 Main St, Stamford CT 06901. Downtown hotel, free parking, indoor pool, many restaurants, theatres & stores within walking distance. Free shuttle from train station; trains to NYC, Westchester & other CT locations run frequently. 

$5000 GUARANTEED PRIZES.  In 5 sections: 

Premier Section, open to 1800/above and juniors under 18 1600/above:  Prizes $800-400-200, top 2100-2299/Unr 300-150, top Under 2100 300-150.  

Under 1900/Unr Section: Prizes $500-250-150, top Under 1700 $300-150, no unrated may win over $300.

Under 1500/Unr Section: Prizes $500-250-150, top Under 1300 300-150, no unrated may win over $150.

Under 1100/Unr Section: Trophies to top 5 players, top Under 900, top Unrated. 

Under 700 Section: Unrateds allowed in this section only if age 12/below. Trophies to top 5 players, top Under 500, top Unrated. 

Class prizes: 2100-2299/Unr, U2100, U1700, U1300, are class prizes, not sections. Players in these groups are also eligible for place prizes; receive largest if winning both. 

Entry fee: 3-day $68, 2-day $67 mailed by 9/4, all $66 ONLINE at chesstour.com by 9/10, $80 at site. No phone entries. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special EF: $40 less to unrated. $40 less to rated players in U1100 & U700 Sections. $20 less to rated juniors under 18 in top 3 sections. Re-entry $40; not available in Premier Section. CSCA members may deduct $3 from mailed entry only. 

3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:45 pm, rds. Fri 7:30, Sat 12-6, Sun 9-2:30. 

2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 11:15 am, rds. Sat 12-3-6, Sun 9-2:30. 

U1100 & U700 schedule: Reg ends Sat 11:15 am, rds. Sat 12-3-6, Sun 9-12-2:30. 

Half point byes: OK all rounds; rds 3-6 must commit before rd 2. 

Hotel rates: $79 for 1-4 in room, 800-408-7640, 203-358-8400, reserve by 8/29 or rate may increase.  

Entries: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. www.chesstour.com. 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com 9/11.
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