An American Classic!

A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix (top 7 sections) 

48th annual National Chess Congress

November 24-26 or 25-26, 2017, Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (Enhanced)

6 rounds, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-3 G/45, d10). Trophy sections play separate 2-day schedule only, 11/25-26, G/45, d10. Sheraton Philadelphia Hotel, 201 North 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

$35,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND

In 10 sections.
Premier:
open to 1900/above. $3000-1500-700-400-200, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $200 bonus, top U2400 $1600-800. 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:
$1600-800-400-300-200.
Under 1200:
$1600-800-400-300-200.
Under 1000:
Trophies to top 10.
Under 800:
Trophies to top 10.
Scholastic Under 600:
K-12 only, trophies to top 10.
Unrated
may not win over $200 in U1200, $400 in U1400, $600 in U1600, $800 in U1800, or $1000 in U2000.

Mixed doubles prizes:
best male-female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $2000-1000-600-400. Team average must be under 2200; teamates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teams including an unrated limited to $400.

Student/Alumni plaques
to top 5 teams of 4 (regardless of section) representing any U.S. college, HS or pre-HS players attend or have graduated from.

Top 7 sections entry fee:
$120 online at chessaction.com by 11/22, 3-day $128, 2-day $127 mailed by 11/14, $140 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize. Re-entry $60, not available in Premier.

Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600 entry fee:
$42 online at chessaction.com by 11/22, $45 mailed by 11/14, $50 at site.

All:
No checks at site, credit cards OK.

USCF membership required.
Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.


Ratings:  November official USCF rating list used.  Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 

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3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 11 am, rds. Fri 12 & 6, Sat 12 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:15.
2-day top 7 sections schedule:
Reg. ends Sat. 9 am, rds. Sat 10, 12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:15.
Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600 schedule:
Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds. Sat 10, 12:45 & 3:15 each day.
Half point byes
OK all rounds; limit 3, Premier must commit before rd. 2, others before round 4.

Hotel rates:
$106-106-126, 215-448-2000, reserve by 11/9 or rate may increase.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Parking:
Hotel parking chess rate 50% off regular rate (about $20). Gateway Garage, 1540 Spring St/1540 Vine St (1 block from hotel), about $7/day Sat & Sun, $20/day other days.

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

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


BLITZ TOURNAMENT Sat 10 pm; enter by 9:45 pm.


Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.


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