FOXWOODS OPEN
(U.S. Championship Qualifier) 
March 28-31 or 29-31, 2002
Mar 28-31 or 29-31              GPP: 150                   Connecticut

4th annual Foxwoods Open.  7-SS, 40/2, SD/1 (3-day option, rds. 1-4
G/75), Foxwoods Resort Casino & Hotel (World's largest casino), Rt 2,
Ledyard 06339 (I-95 to Exit 92 to Rt 2 West, or I-395 to Exit 85 to Rt
164 to Rt 2 East). Free parking. 
45 miles from T.F. Green Airport (Providence, RI), shuttle about $15; 14 
miles from Groton/New London Airport; shuttle from New London Amtrak 
station about $3. Free shuttle to Mashantucket Pequot Museum, largest Native 
American museum in USA. 
$100,000 prize fund based on 650 entries; else proportional; 50% of each prize 
guaranteed. Unrateds count as 1/3 entry, re-entries 1/2 entry toward prize 
fund. Free analysis by GM Arthur Bisguier. Unr must enter Unr or Open section.  
8 sections: 

Open Section:  $10000-5000-2500-1200-800-700-600-500-400-400, 
	U2400/Unr $2000-1000-700-500.  FIDE rated.  
	Top 6 eligible players qualify for 2003 US Championship in Seattle!
Under 2200 Section: $6000-3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-400-300-300. 
Under 2000 Section: $6000-3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-400-300-300. 
Under 1800 Section: $6000-3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-400-300-300.
Under 1600 Section: $5000-2500-1500-1000-700-500-400-400-300-300.  
Under 1400 Section: $4000-2000-1000-800-700-500-400-400-300-300. 
Under 1200 Section: $2000-1000-700-500-400-400-300-300-300-300.  
	If 1400/over after 12/97, prize limit $500.  
Unrated Section: $1000-600-300-200-100. 
Foreign players (US residents under 3 years) need established rating (25 games) 
as of 2/02 list to win over $2000 in U2200, $1600 U2000, $1300 U1800, $1000 
U1600, $700 U1400, $400 U1200.  
Mailed entry fee: 4-day $199, 3-day $198  mailed by 1/10, 4-day $229,
3-day $229 mailed 1/11-3/19. CSCA members may deduct $4 from mailed EF
only. 
Online entry fee (chesstour.com or entry.cc): $197 by 1/10, $227 1/11-
3/25, $250 3/26 to 2 hrs before rd 1. ENTER ONLINE IN ADVANCE AND SAVE!
Credit card phone entry fee: $205 phoned by 1/10, $235 1/11-3/19, 845-496-9658.  
Entry fee at site: $250, no checks, no phone entries. GMs free; $180 deducted 
from prize.  
Special entry fee: $20 less to juniors under 18. Re-entry (except Open Section) 
$100.  
Unrated Section entry fee: 4-day $64, 3-day $63 mailed by 3/19, $70 online or 
phoned with credit card by 3/25, $80 at site.  Backup phone entry: 406-896-2038
(entries only, no questions) to 3/25.  
USCF membership required. Special USCF dues if mailed or paid online between 
March 13 and April 15: adult $34, senior $25. These rates are not available at 
tournaments or by phone.
QUALIFICATION FOR 2003 US CHAMPIONSHIP: USA players in the Open Section may 
pay a $75 optional surcharge to be eligible to qualify for the US Championship, 
January 2003 in Seattle. The six top scorers who have paid this fee before 
beginning round 1 will qualify. Players who take one or more half point byes 
or lose one or more games by forfeit cannot qualify.   
4-day schedule:  Reg. ends Thu 7 pm, rds. Thu 8, Fri 12-7, Sat 12-7, Sun 10-
4:30.  
3-day schedule:  Reg. ends Fri 8 pm, rds Fri 9 pm, Sat 10-1-4-7, Sun 10-4:30.  
Half point byes OK all rounds (limit 2), rds 5-7 byes must commit before rd 4.  
Hotel rates: Grand Pequot Tower(tournament site) $110-110, Great Cedar Hotel 
(connected building; very close) $99-99, Two Trees Inn (15 minute walk; free 
shuttle) $89-89.  1-800-FOXWOOD, you must reserve by 3/14 or you will have to 
stay at least 3 miles away.  
LATE BULLETIN: All Foxwoods Hotels are filled.  The nearest hotel is Hilltop 
Inn, 3 miles away (877-965-0500).  Their rooms are going fast and they 
declined to offer a special rate this year. They said their rate is $99 
Thursday, $149 Friday, $229 Saturday, and $99 Sunday.  About 10 miles away
is the Mystic Hilton (800-445-8667), which gave their rate as $109 single
($139 Saturday) and $139 twin ($159 Saturday).
Special car rental rates: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Click here 
for online car rental!
No smoking.  Bring equipment.  USCF membership required.  
Entries: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. 
845-496-9658, www.chesstour.com.     

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