EASTERN CHESS CONGRESS
NEW, HIGHLY RATED, LUXURIOUS SITE!
Dolce Hotel, Basking Ridge, New Jersey (at I-287 Exit 30A)
Oct 28-30 or 29-30, 2016
$20,100 PRIZE FUND UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!
Prizes $20,100 guaranteed- $5100 more than our New Jersey
tournament last year!
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced).
Under 1900 Section: $1400-700-400-200.
Under 1700 Section: $1300-700-400-200.
Under 1500 Section: $1200-600-400-200.
Under 1300 Section: $1000-500-300-200.
Under 1100 Section: $500-300-200-100, plaques to first 3, top U900, U700, U500, Unrated.
Brilliancy Prize: $100, donated by Steve Doyle.
Unrated may not win over $150 in U1100, $300 U1300, $450 U1500, $600 U1700, $750 U1900.
MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 10/29, teams including an unrated limited to $300.
Top 6 sections entry fee: $105 online at chessaction.com by 10/26, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/24 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $123, 2-day $122 mailed by 10/19, all $130 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until two hours before round 1. GMs free; $90 deducted from prize.
Under 1100 Section entry fee: all $50 less than above.
USCF MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life 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 $50; not available to
go from Premier Section to Premier Section.
3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Premier must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
Hotel rates: $109-109, 908-953-3025, reserve by 10/14 or rate may increase.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS (Dolce)
Saturday night is probably sold out at the Dolce.
For other hotels see Indigo or
Courtyard, about 10 minutes
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
Ratings: October official USCF rating list used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Foreign player rating info. Prizewinner tax info Electronic devices policy
Entry: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). US Chess Junior Grand Prix Points available.
Saturday night 9:30 pm
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