LONG ISLAND OPEN
March 1-3 or 2-3, 2013
Holiday Inn Islip Airport, Ronkonkoma
$12,000 PROJECTED PRIZE FUND, MINIMUM $8,000 GUARANTEED!
FREE LECTURE BY IM JAY BONIN, SUNDAY 9
Open Section: $1500-700-400-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $500-250. FIDE rated.
Under 2100 Section: $1000-500-300-200, top U1900 (no unr) $400-200.
Under 1800 Section: $1000-500-300-200, top U1600 (no unr) $400-200.
Under 1500 Section: $800-400-250-150, top U1300 (no unr) $300-150.
Under 1200 Section: $500-250-150-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.
Unrated may enter any section, with prize limits: Under 1200 $200, Under 1500 $400, or Under 1800 $600. Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.
Top 4 sections entry fee: $105 online at chessaction.com by 2/26, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 2/26 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if check mailed by 2/20, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before first game.
Under 1200 Section entry fee: all $50 less than above.
Advance or online entry fee $5 less to NYSCA members.
No checks at site, credit cards OK. No mailed credit card entries.
Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. GMs free; $100 deducted from prize.
All: Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. USCF membership required.
March official USCF rating list used.
Unofficial uschess.org ratings
are usually used if otherwise unrated.
Unofficial ratings are not used if you have an official rating.
Foreign player rating
3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10:30 am, rds. Sat. 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun. 10 am & 4:15 pm.
Half point byes OK all, limit 2; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
Hotel rates: $75 single or twin, 631-471-0401, request chess rate, reserve by Feb 16 or rate may increase.
ROOM SHARING: See www.ccaforum.com.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied!
Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.
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