November 9-11 or 10-11, 2001
Kings Island, Ohio (near Cincinnati)
Ohio's largest open tournament- $30,000 projected prizes, $24,000 minimum!
November 9-11 or 10-11 GPP: 120 Ohio
10th Kings Island Open. 5-SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2
G/75), Kings Isl. Resort, 5691 Kings Isl Dr (I-71, 6 mi N of I-
275), Kings Isl.
Prize fund $30,000 based on 400 entries (unrated count half, juniors &
re-entries count 4/5); minimum 80% of each prize guaranteed.
Free analysis of your games by GM Arthur Bisguier!
Open Section: $3000-1500-700-500-300, U2400/unr 1600-800. FIDE rated.
Under 2200/Unr Section: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 2000/Unr Section: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1800/Unr Section: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1600/Unr Section: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1400 (no unrateds): $1700-900-500-300-200.
Under 1200 (no unrateds): $1000-500-250-150-100.
Under 1000: Sorry, this section is not scheduled this year because there
was no room to mention it in the Chess Life Tournament Life Announcement.
USCF has now abolished its pointless limit on TLA lines, and we expect
the U1000 Section to return next year.
Unrated prize limits: U1600 $300, U1800 $500, U2000 $700. Balance goes
to next player(s) in line.
Entry fee: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 10/31, all $110 phoned
with credit card by 11/6 (845-496-9658) or ONLINE at chesstour.com by
11/6, $130 (no checks, credit cards OK) at tournament. $50 less to unrated.
$20 less to rated juniors under 18. Re-entry $70; not available in Open
Section. Backup phone entry (no questions) 406-896-2038.
3-day schedule: Reg Fri to 7 pm, rds 8, 11-5:30, 9-3:15.
2-day schedule: Reg Sat to 10 am, rds 11-2-5:30, 9-3:15.
All: half point bye available all rounds; rds 4-5 must commit before rd 2.
No smoking. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied.
Hotel rates: $60 single or twin, 800-727-3050, 513-398-0115, reserve by
10/26 or rate may increase.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633. Car rental is the easiest &
cheapest transportation from Cincinnati Airport.
Entries: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. 845-496-9658.
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