US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

AUG. 23-25 OR 24-25, 2019  

14th annual Indianapolis Open

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 (ENHANCED)

5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10). Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport, 8555 Stansted Rd (I-70 Exit 68), Indianapolis, IN 46241. Free parking, free airport shuttle, free wireless, indoor pool, fitness center. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence; rated in top 5 of 190 hotels in Indianapolis. 

 

$15,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 6 sections. 
Major:
 Open to 1800/up. Prizes $1700-900-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2200 $600-300. FIDE. 
Under 2000:
 $1200-600-300-200. 
Under
 1800: $1200-600-300-200. 
Under 1600:
 $1000-600-300-200. 
Under
 1400: $900-500-300-200. 
Under 1100:
 $700-400-200-100. 
Unrated
 may not win over $100 in U1100, $200 U1400, $300 U1600, $400 U1800, or $500 U2000. 

Mixed doubles bonus prizes:
 best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $400-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. 

 

Top 5 sections EF: $118 online at chessaction. com by 8/21, 3-day $123, 2-day $122 mailed by 8/14, all $130 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hours before rd. 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $100 deducted from prize. 

Under 1100 Section EF:
 all $40 less than above.  

Unofficial uschess.org ratings
 usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, $40, $25 & $17. Re-entry $60; no Major to Major. 

 

3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2- day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Major must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 3. 

 

Hotel rates: $115-115, 1-866-238-4218, reserve by 8/9 or rate may increase. 

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


Entrty: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). 


Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


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