LONG ISLAND OPEN
March 28-30 or 29-30, 2014
New Site! Ramada Plaza Long Island MacArthur Airport Hotel, Holtsville- $75 ROOM RATES!
PRIZES $12,000 GUARANTEED, plus Under 900 and U1300 trophies!
LARGEST PRIZE FUND EVER GUARANTEED FOR A LONG ISLAND TOURNAMENT!
SIDE EVENT: BLITZ TOURNAMENT
Open Section: $1400-800-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $600-300.
Under 2100 Section: $1000-500-300-200, top U1900/Unr $550-250.
Under 1700 Section: $900-450-250-150, top U1500 (no unr) $400-200.
Under 1300 Section: $800-400-200-100, top U1100 (no unr) $300, trophy to top 3.
Under 900 Section: $100-50, trophy to first 5, top Under 700, Under 500, Under 300, Unrated.
Unrated may enter any section, with prize limits: Under 1300 $300, Under 1700 $600. Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.
Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score
among all sections: $400-300-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may
play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both
players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible.
Top 4 sections entry fee: $108 online at chessaction.com by 3/26, $115 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/24 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $113, 2-day $112 if check mailed by 3/19, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before first game.
Under 900 Section entry fee: $28 online at chessaction.com by 3/26, 3-day $33, 2-day $32 mailed by 3/19, all $40 at site.
NYSCA members: advance or online entry fee $5 less.
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 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds. Sat. 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun. 10 am & 3:30 pm.
Half point byes OK all, limit 2; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
EARLY FINISH TIMES! Play should end for the day about 2 hours earlier than last year Saturday and Sunday, 1 hour earlier Friday.
$75 single or twin, 631-758-2900, request chess rate, reserve by
rate may increase.
Reservations are also possible by emailing Lisette Montanez, LMontanezAtCPLongIsland.com, or calling her at 631-961-8302 Monday though Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
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 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Chess Magnet School JGP.
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