25th annual

November 11-13 or 12-13, 2016

Embassy Suites Cincinnati Northeast, Blue Ash, Ohio

$30,000 projected prizes, $22,500 minimum guaranteed!

Nov. 11-13 or 12-13          Ohio
           Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (enhanced)
25th annual Kings Island Open. 5SS, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Embassy Suites Cincinnati Northeast, 4554 Lake Forest Drive (1 mile from I-71 Exit 15), Blue Ash Ohio 45242. Free parking. 

Prizes $30,000 based on 350 paid entries (re-entries & U1000 Section count as half entries); minimum $22,500 (75% of each prize) guaranteed. 

In 7 sections:

Open Section: $3000-1500-700-500-300, 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1600-800. FIDE rated.
Under 2100 Section:
Under 1900 Section:
Under 1700 Section:
Under 1500 Section:
Under 1250 Section:
Under 1000 Section:
Unrated prize limits:
U1000 $150, U1250 $300, U1500 $450, U1700 $600, U1900 $750. Balance goes to next player(s) in line.

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) by 2 pm Nov 12. Prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.

Top 6 sections entry fee: $118 online at chessaction.com by 11/9, $125 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 11/7 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $123, 2-day $122 mailed by 11/2, $130 at site or online until 2 hours before round 1.  Online entry fee $5 less to OCA members. No checks at site, credit cards OK.  GMs free; $100 deducted from prize.

Under 1000 Section entry fee:
All $40 less than above.

Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section.

Special 1 year USCF dues
with Chess Life 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.  USCF membership required.

3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:15.
Half point byes:
OK all rounds; Open must commit by round 2, other sections by round 3.

Hotel rates:
Suite with king bed and queen couch/bed $105, suite with two beds plus queen couch/bed $115. More than 2 in room, $10/day more for each extra person. RATES INCLUDE FREE HOT BREAKFAST FOR ALL ROOM OCCUPANTS! Up to 4 people allowed in king suite, up to 6 in larger suite. 513-733-8900, reserve by 11/1 or rate may increase.


Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Car rental is easiest & cheapest transportation from Cincinnati Airport.

Ratings:  November official USCF rating list used.  Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 

Foreign player rating info.  Prizewinner tax info   CCA electronic devices policies

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix Points available.

Entry: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Questions: 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). 

BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday night, 9:30 pm.

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