8th annual
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 SATURDAY NIGHT!

March 28-30 or 29-30, New York
                                         Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced)
8th annual Long Island Open. 5SS, 40/110, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Ramada Plaza Long Island MacArthur Airport Hotel, 1730 N. Ocean Ave, Holtsville NY 11742.
 Free parking, free shuttle from airport or LIRR Ronkonkoma station (RESERVE AT LEAST 6 HOURS IN ADVANCE FOR SHUTTLE TO HOTEL).

FREE LECTURE BY IM JAY BONIN, SUNDAY 9-10 AM.


In 5 sections:  

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.    

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 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.

Hotel rates: $75 single or twin, 631-758-2900, request chess rate, reserve by 3/14 or 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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