21st annual
EASTERN CHESS CONGRESS
Hyatt Regency, Princeton, New Jersey
Oct 27-29 or 28-29, 2017
$20,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND!

        5 rounds, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton NJ 08540.

        Prizes $20,000 guaranteed. Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced).

        In 7 sections:

       
Premier Section (1900/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300 $800-400.  FIDE rated. 
       
Under 2100 Section: $1400-700-400-200.

        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.
        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 must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 10/28.


        Top 6 sections entry fee: $113 online at chessaction.com by 10/25, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 mailed by 10/18, 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:
$110-110,
use link below or call 609-987-1234, reserve by 10/12 or rate may increase.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

        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. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).  US Chess Junior Grand Prix Points available.

         

         BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday night 9:30 pm

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