A HERITAGE EVENT

25th annual Northeast Open

JUNE 7-9 OR 8-9, STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 80 (ENHANCED)

5 rounds, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Sheraton Hotel, 700 Main St, Stamford 06901. Parking $12. $10,000 guaranteed prizes.

In 5 sections.
Major:
Open to 1800/above. $1200-700-400, top U2300 $500-250. 
Under 2100:
$900-500-250, top U1900 $400-200.
Under 1800:
$800-400-200, top U1600 $300-150.
Under 1500:
$700-400-200, top U1300 $200-100.
Under 1200:
$400-200-100, plaque to top 3, 1st U1000, U800, U600, Unr.

Unrated limit $100 in U1200, $200 U1500.
Mixed doubles prizes: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $300-150-100. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 6/8.
 

Top 4 sections entry fee: $95 at chessaction.com by 6/5, 3-day $98, 2-day $97 mailed by 5/30, $110 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1.

Under 1200 Section entry fee: all $30 less than above.

No checks at site, credit cards OK. 

GMs $90 from prize.
CSCA members, online EF $3 less.
Re-entry $50, no Major to Major.

Foreign player rating info                    Prizewinner tax info                CCA electronic devices policies

PLAYERS MAY NOT POSSESS CELLPHONES DURING PLAY. Please leave your phone home, in your hotel room or car, or in a bag at your table. 

For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other over the board ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.

Ratings: June official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings, adjusted if necessary, may be used if higher than USCF. See also above.      

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

3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
Bye:
all, limit 2; must commit before rd 2.

Hotel rates: $105-105, use link below or 800-408-7640, 203-358-8400; reserve by 6/3 or rate may increase.

Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: Chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click "entry list" after entering).

Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.

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