NATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS HOTEL ROOMS:
UPDATE, NOV 19: Rooms at the $93 chess rate are still available for both one or two beds in a room, however the hotel has been having a problem with its reservation system and has been telling players that the rate is higher. Until this problem is fixed, if you wish to reserve a room, send us an email specifying type of room and which nights, and we will try to get the reservation made. We expect that within a few days you will be able to reserve directly by calling 215-448-2000.
A Heritage Event!
An American Classic!
NATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS
Nov 27-29 or 28-29, 2009
Sheraton Hotel Philadelphia City Center
$30,000 PRIZE FUND UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!
Nov. 27-29 or 28-29 GPP: 150
6 round SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50). Trophy sections play separate 2-day schedule only, 11/28-29, G/50. Sheraton Hotel Philadelphia City Center, 17th & Race Sts., Philadelphia 19103. $30,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND.
In 10 sections.
Premier, open to all rated 2000/above and juniors under 18 rated 1800/above. $3000-1500-700-400-200, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, U2400/Unr $1400-700. FIDE rated.
Under 2200: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 2000: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1800: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1600: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1400: $1400-700-400-300-200.
Under 1200: $1400-700-400-300-200.
Unrated may not win over $100 in U1200, $200 in U1400, $300 in U1600, $500 in U1800, or $700 in U2000.
Top 7 sections entry fee: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 11/19, all $109 online by 11/24, $115 phoned by 11/24 (406-896-2038, no questions), $130 at site. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize. Re-entry $60, not available in Premier. Mailed EF $3 less to PSCF members. No checks at site, credit cards OK.
3-day late entry
ends Fri 11 am, rounds Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30.
2-day late entry ends Sat 9 am, rounds Sat 10, 12:45, 3:30 and 6, Sun 10 & 4:30.
Under 1000, Under 800,
Under 600. Unrateds age 15/over may not enter Under 600. Trophies to top 8
players in each section.
Entry fee: $27 mailed by 11/19, $28 online at chesstour.com by 11/24, $35 phoned by 11/24 (406-896-2038, no questions), $40 at tournament. No checks at site, credit cards OK.
Trophy sections late entry ends Sat 9 am, rounds 10 am, 12:45 pm, 3:30 pm each day.
All: Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30. Student/Alumni trophies to top 5 teams of 4 (regardless of section) representing any U.S. college, HS or pre-HS players attend or have graduated from. Half point byes OK all rounds; limit 3, Premier must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4.
Hotel rates: $93-93-93-93,
215-448-2000, reserve by
11/13 or rate may increase. Parking at hotel $5/day with guest room, $12
without; garage next to hotel is about $10.
Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633 or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249,
Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds.
Questions: chesstour.com, ccaguide.com, 845-496-9658, ChesstourAtAol.com (replace "At" with "@"). Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP (World Chess Live Junior Grand Prix Points available), top 7 sections.
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