6th annual
Sept 20-22 or 21-22, 2013
($1000 more than last year)

5 rounds, 30/90, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/90, d5), Holiday Inn Southwest Fair Expo, 4110 Dixie Hwy, (I-264, Exit 8B), Louisville KY 40216. Free parking, free airport shuttle. 

Prizes $8,000 plus plaques guaranteed. Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 50 (enhanced). In 4 sections. 

Open Section: $1000-500-300-200, clear win or first on tiebreak $50, top U2200/Unr $400-200. 
Under 2000 Section: $800-400-200-100, top Under 1800/Unr $400-200.  Unrated limit $600.
Under 1600 Section: $700-400-200-100, top Under 1400 (no unr) $300-150.  Unrated limit $400.
Under 1200 Section: $400-200-120-80, plaques to first 3, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated.

MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $400-200. 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 3 sections entry fee: $87 online at chesstour.com by 9/18, $95 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 9/18 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $93, 2-day $92 if check mailed by 9/11, $100 at site or online until 2 hours before round 1. No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs, IMs and WGMs free, $90 deducted from prize.

Under 1200 Section entry fee: all $50 less than above. 

All: Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20.  Re-entry $50; not available in Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. JGP.

3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 12 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 9:30 am, rds. Sat 10 am, 2 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
Half point byes:
OK all rounds, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. 

Ratings:  September official USCF rating list used.  Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.  Foreign player rating info.

Hotel rates: $79-89, 502-448-2020, ask for chess rate, reserve by 9/6 or rate may increase.
Car rental:
Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. 
Bring set, board, clock
if possible- none supplied. 

chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269.  Advance entries posted at chesstour.com (online entries posted instantly). 

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