6th annual


Oct 31-Nov 1, 2009

7 round Swiss System,  Game/45, Sheraton Hotel, 1 Bradley Airport (visible at airport entrance), Windsor Locks CT 06096 (I-91 Exit 40 to Rt 20).  Free parking, free airport shuttle.

Open to all K-12 students; New England titles and free entry prizes limited to players & teams from
schools in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT.

Team prizes based  on top 4 scores from school combined. Teams of 2 or 3 players allowed,  but are at a disadvantage. In 4 sections: High School (K-12), Middle School (K-8), Elementary (K-5), Primary (K-2).  Players face only those in their section.

Entry fee for USCF members: HS $38.75, Middle School  $38.50, Elem $38.25, Primary $38 if mailed by 10/23, all $38 ONLINE at chesstour.com by 10/27, $50 at site.  NOTE: ADVANCE ENTRY DATES IN CHESS LIFE ARE ERRONEOUS.

Entry fee for non-USCF members (fees include membership): HS $47.75, Middle School $47.50, Elem $47.25, Primary $47 if mailed by 10/23, all $48 ONLINE at chesstour.com by 10/27,  $60 at site. Membership includes magazine for players scoring at least 3 points.

Trophies to top 10 players, top 7 teams, top 3 Unrated  in each section, top E, U1000, U800 (HS), U1000, U800, U600 (MS), U800, U600, U400 (Elem), U600, U400, U200 (Primary). Free entry in all Continental  Chess Association Swiss tournaments until 5/31/10 to top New England  player each section.

Late registration ends Sat 9 am, rds begin Sat 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5:30 pm, Sun 9 am, 11 am, and 1:30 pm. Awards Sun 3:30 pm. Half point byes allowed rds 1-4 only, with at least 1 hour notice.  If you register in advance, you do not register again at the door.

Hotel rates: $93 single or twin, 860-627-5311, reserve by 10/17 or rate may increase.

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

Entry: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: www.chesstour.com, chesstour at aol.com,
845-496-9658. Include school, grade, birth date, USCF ID, address of  each player. November ratings used. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com.

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