8th annual
GOLDEN STATE OPEN

Concord, California

Martin Luther King weekend, Jan 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16, 2017

$25,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES

TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 150 (ENHANCED)
USCF JUNIOR GRAND PRIX POINTS AVAILABLE

7 rounds at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord CA 94520. Room rates $112-112-122, free parking, free BART shuttle often available.

 40/100, SD/30, d10 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10, 2-day option except in Open Section, rds 1-4 G/30, d10.)

In 5 sections:
Open,
open to all. $3000-1500-800-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100, top Under 2300/Unr $1000-500. FIDE rated.
Under 2100:
$1700-900-500-300-200, top Under 1900 $800-400.
Under 1800:
$1700-900-500-300-200, top Under 1600 $600-300.
Under 1500: $1400-800-400-300-200, top Under 1300 $400-200.

Under 1200:
$800-500-400-300-200, top Under 1000 $200-100.

Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) may enter any section, with maximum prize U1200 $200, U1500 $350, U1800 $500.

Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.

Top 4 sections entry fee:
$133 online at chessaction.com by 1/11, $140 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 1/9 (entry only, no questions), 4-day $139, 3-day $138, 2-day $137 mailed by 1/4, all $150 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs free, $120 deducted from prize.

Under 1200 Section entry fee: All $50 less than top 4 sections entry fee.

USCF membership required. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine 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 (except Open) $60. Online EF $5 less to CalChess members.

4-day schedule: Late reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 12 & 6, Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:15.
3-day schedule:
Late reg. ends Sat 11 am, rds Sat 12, 3 & 6, Sun 12 & 6, Mon 10 & 3:15.
2-day schedule:
Late reg. ends Sun 9 am, rds Sun 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 3:45 pm & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 3:15 pm. No 2-day Open Section.
Byes:
OK all, limit 2; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4.

January official USCF ratings used (unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated).

Foreign player ratings       Prizewinner tax info    CCA electronic devices policies

Hotel rates: $112 single or twin, $122 3/room, 877-286-8389, 925-825-7700, reserve by 12/30 or rate may increase. 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

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

Entry: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com, chesstour.info, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Bring set, board, clock if possible; none supplied.

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