In 7 sections:
Open Section: $3000-1500-700-500-300,
1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1600-800.
Under 2100 Section: $2000-1000-500-400-300.
Under 1900 Section: $2000-1000-500-400-300.
Under 1700 Section: $1800-900-500-300-200.
Under 1500 Section: $1500-800-400-300-200.
Under 1250 Section: $1200-600-400-300-200.
Under 1000 Section: $800-400-250-150-100.
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.
Bring set, board, clock
if possible- none supplied.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix Points available.