7th annual

March 1-3 or 2-3, 2013
Holiday Inn Islip Airport, Ronkonkoma



March 1-3 or 2-3, New York
                                         Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 60 (enhanced)
Long Island Open. 5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d/5), Holiday Inn Long Island - Islip Airport, 3845 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma NY 11779. $$ 12,000 in prizes based on 160 paid entries (re-entries & U1200 Section count half), minimum $8,000 (2/3 of each prize) guaranteed.

In 5 sections:  

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.    

Ratings:  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 info.

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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