2018 HARTFORD OPEN  CHESS TOURNAMENT 9th annual
HARTFORD OPEN


SEPT 21-23 OR 22-23, 2018
Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport

$6,500 GUARANTEED PRIZES

 
September 21-23 or 22-23, Connecticut
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 40 (enhanced)

5 rounds, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10).
Sheraton Hartford Hotel, 1 Bradley Airport (visible at airport entrance), Windsor Locks, CT 06096 (I-91 Exit 40 to Rt 20). Free parking.
Hotel Telephone: 860-627-5311.

In 4 sections.
Major Section:
Open to 1800/up. Prizes $1000-500-300, top Under 2210/Unr $400-200. 
Under 2010 Section: $700-380-200, top Under 1810/Unr $400-200.
Under 1610 Section: $500-300-150, top Under 1410 (no Unr) $280-140. Unrated limit $200.
Under 1210 Section: $300-150-100, plaques to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unr. 
Unrated limit $100.

Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $200-100. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 9/22. Prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.

Open, Under 2010, Under 1610 entry fee: $78 online at chessaction.com by 9/19, 3-day $83, 2-day $82 if check mailed by 9/13, $90 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. 

Under 1210 Section entry fee: all $20 less than above.

All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs, IMs and WGMs free, $60 deducted from prize. Online EF $3 less to CSCA or WMCA members. Re-entry $40; not available to go from Major to Major.  .

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.

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.
Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 2; must commit before rd 2.

CCA electronic devices policies

Prizewinner tax info

Foreign player rating info

Hotel rates: $107-107, 860-627-5311; reserve by 9/7 or rate may increase.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

US player ratings: September official rating list used.
Unofficial uschess.org ratings
usually used if otherwise unrated. 

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

Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, www.chesstour.com, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click "entry list" after entering). 

Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied.

BLITZ TOURNAMENT  Saturday night 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.
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