Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!

4th annual Eastern Team Championship

Oct 18-20 or 19-20, 2013 - Sheraton Hotel, Stamford, CT


5SS, 30/90, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5 - NOTE CORRECTED 2-DAY TIME CONTROL), Sheraton Hotel, 700 Main St, Stamford CT 06901. Free parking. $10,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES. Open to teams of 4 plus one optional alternate; match point scoring.  Average rating of 4 highest rated players must be under 2000, counting 4th highest rating as at least 3th highest rating minus 500.  Alternate must be lowest rated on team, but plays the board of the player who is replaced.  Except for the alternate, players must play in rating order, so are always on the same board. 

Entry fee per team$320 online at by 10/16, 3-day $323, 2-day $322 mailed by 10/9, all $360 at site, or online until 2 hours before first round. No checks at site; credit cards OK. 

Individuals seeking teamsDirectorAtChess.US or 347-201-2269.  

Prizes: Top teams $2000-1200-600-400, teams averaging under 1800 $1200-600, teams averaging under 1600 $1000-500, top scorer on each board $400-200, top alternate $100. For teams using alternate, team prizes apportioned based on number of games played.  Plaque to top college team (same school), K-12 team (same school), K-9 team (same school), K-6 team (same school), K-3 team (same school). Mixed team prize (2 males, 2 females, no alternate): free entry for each teammember to National Chess Congress, Nov 29-Dec 1 in Philadelphia.


Unofficial ratings used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20.  

3-day schedule: Late reg ends Fri 6 pm (corrected), rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 

2-day schedule: Late reg. ends Sat 9 am (corrected), rds. Sat 10, 1:30 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.  

Team byes: OK all, limit 2; must commit before rd 2.

EARLY FINISH TIMES! The latest that play is likely to end is about two hours earlier than past years on both Saturday and Sunday and one hour earlier on Friday.

Hotel rates: $95-95, 800-408-7640203-358-8400; reserve by 10/4 or rate may increase. 
Car rental:
Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through

Ent: or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803 (DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com347-201-2269). $15/team service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at   

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