November 7-9 or 8-9, 2008

World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 15 (enhanced)
 13th annual Green Mountain Open & Vermont Championship.  5 SS, 30/90, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60), Grand Summit Resort, 89 Grand Summit Way, Mount Snow, VT 05356. Take Rt 9 west from Brattleboro or east from Bennington To Rt 100,Then Rt 100 north 8 miles to Mount Snow (about 90 minutes from Albany, NY or Springfield, MA).

Prizes $1000 guaranteed: $300-150-70, top U2000/Unr $180, U1800 $160, U1600 $140, state championship trophy to top VT resident.

Entry fee: 3-day $43, 2-day $42 mailed by 10/31, all $44 ONLINE at chesstour.com by 11/5, $45 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 11/5 (entry only, no questions), $50 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK. FREE ENTRY TO UNRATED.
Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- ONLINE at chesstour.com, unrated $20, rated $30. If mailed,
phoned or paid at site, unrated $30, rated $40. Cost of reduced dues borne by Continental Chess. GMs free; $40 deducted from prize.

3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds Fri 7 pm, Sat 12 noon & 6 pm, Sun 9 am & 2:15 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10:30 am, rds. Sat 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun 9 am & 2:15 pm.
Half point bye OK any round, limit 1 bye; must commit before rd 2.

Hotel rates: $82-89, 800-261-9442, 802-464-6600, reserve by 10/17 or rate may increase.

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

November official ratings used.
Official uschess.org ratings
based on 4 or more games are usually used if otherwise unrated. 
Unofficial ratings are not used if you have an official rating.

Entry: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658, www.chesstour.com.

$10 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com.

Concurrent event: New England Scholastic Championships, Nov 8-9, for K-12 students.

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