32nd annual NATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS Adam's Mark Hotel, Philadelphia
6-rd Swiss, Nov 23-25 or 24-25
Qualify for the 2002 US Championship in Seattle!
$30,000 guaranteed prizes plus 37 trophies!
Online entry now ends 9 am Thursday, Nov 22- see below
6-rd Swiss, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/60). U1000, U800, U600, Unrated play separate schedule, 2 days only, G/60. Adam's Mark Hotel, City Line Ave. (Rt 1; visible at I-76 City Ave. exit), Philadelphia 19131. Free analysis of your games by GM Arthur Bisguier!
$30,000 guaranteed prizes! In 10 sections- you play only those in your section. Unrateds must play in Open or Unrated Section. Open Section: $3000-1500-700-500-300, Under 2400/Unr $1500-1000-500, Under 2200 $1500-1000-500. FIDE rated, 120 Grand Prix Points. Top 11 players and first woman (if at least 3 pay qualifier fee; otherwise 12 qualify with no woman's spot) who are not already eligible qualify for 2002 US Championship, Jan 5-13 in Seattle, a 9-round Swiss with 56 players, a $200,000 prize fund and $1900 to last place! Under 2000: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1800: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1600: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1400: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1200: $1000-500-250-150-100. Under 1000: Trophies to top 8. This and the Under 800 and Under 600 are not scholastic events, but are expected to draw a high percentage of young players. Under 800: Trophies to top 8. Under 600: Trophies to top 8. Events that players rated 400 or 500 can win are very rare! Unrated: Trophies to top 8. All will obtain ratings. Provisionally rated players are not unrated. Student/Alumni trophies to top 5 teams of 4 (regardless of section) representing any US college, HS, or pre-HS players attend or have graduated from. Open through U1200 entry fees: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 11/14, all $110 online or phoned by 11/20, $130 at site. $20 less to juniors under 18. Re-entry (except Open Section) $60.
US Championship Qualifier Optional fee: $50 additional for Open Section players who wish to be eligible to qualify. This fee is nonrefundable and must be paid before starting your first game. U1000, U800, U600, Unrated Sections entry fees: $27 mailed by 11/14, $30 online or phoned by 11/20, $40 at tournament. All: USCF membership required. See www.uschamp.org for US Championship details.
Online entry: www.chesstour.com or entry.cc. Online advance entries will be accepted through 9 am 11/22.
THE PLAN TO ACCEPT ONLINE LATE ENTRIES HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A COMPUTER FAILURE. Phone entry: 845-496-9658 (entries, questions) or 406-896-2038 (entries only, no questions). No phone entry after 11/20.
3-day schedule (U1200 & up): Reg. ends Fri 11 am, rds Fri 12 & 7; Sat 12 & 7; Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day schedule (U1200 & up): Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds Sat. 10, 1, 4, 7; Sun 10 & 4:30. U1000, U800, U600, Unrated schedule: Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rounds Sat 10, 1, 4; Sun 10, 1, 4:30.
All: No checks at site. Half-point byes OK all rounds, limit 2. Rds 4-6 must commit before rd 3. Those taking half point byes cannot qualify for US Championship. Oct ratings used (Dec if otherwise unrated). No smoking. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD no.#D657633. Hotel rates: $83-83-83-83, 215-581-5000, reserve by 11/2 or rate may increase.
ENTRIES: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577.
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