EASTERN CHESS CONGRESS
Hyatt Regency, Princeton, New Jersey
Oct 26-28 or 27-28, 2018
$20,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND!
Prizes $20,000 guaranteed. US Chess Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced).
Under 1900 Section: $1500-800-400-300.
Under 1700 Section: $1400-700-400-300.
Under 1500 Section: $1300-700-400-300.
Under 1250 Section: $1000-500-300-200.
Unrated may not win over $100 in U1250, $200 U1500, $300 U1700, $500 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 10/27.
Top 5 sections entry fee: $123 online at chessaction.com by 10/24, 3-day $128, 2-day $127 mailed by 10/18, all $140 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until two hours before round 1. GMs free; $100 deducted from prize.
Under 1250 Section entry fee: all $40 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 & 3:30 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Premier must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
Hotel rates: $115-115, use link below or call 609-987-1234, reserve by 10/11 or rate may increase.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
Foreign player rating info Prizewinner tax info Electronic devices rules
PLAYERS MAY NOT POSSESS CELLPHONES DURING PLAY. Please leave your phone home, or in your hotel room or car, or in a bag at your table.
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: October official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 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.
Bring set, board, clock
if possible- none supplied.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix Points available.
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.
Saturday night 9:30 pm
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