November 20-21, 2010
Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks (Hartford), CT
7 rounds, Swiss System (no eliminations, similar scores paired) Game/65 (each player has 65 minutes for entire game), 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 limited to players & teams from schools in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT. Team prizes based on top 4 scores from same school combined. No multi-school teams allowed, not even for "feeder" schools. 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: HS $42.75, Middle School $42.50, Elem $42.25, Primary $42 if mailed by 11/12, all $43 online at chesstour.com by 11/16, $60 at site. US Chess Federation membership required. Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com, Young Adult (age 24/below) $20, Scholastic (age 12/below) $12. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $15.
Trophies to top 10 players, top 5 teams, top 3 unrated in
each section, top D, E, U1000, U800 (HS), E, U1000, U800 (Middle School), U1000,
U800, U600 (Elem), U700, U500, U300 (Primary).
Free entry to all Continental Chess Association Swiss tournaments until 6/15/11 to top New England player each section, until 3/15/11 to 2nd New England player each section!
Late entries close Saturday 9 am.
There is no "check in" for advance entries.
Rounds (games) begin Sat 10 am, 1 pm, 3:45 pm & 6:30 pm, Sun 9 am, 12 noon & 2:45 pm. Awards Sun 5:30 pm.
Half point byes allowed any round for players unable to play that round, limit 2 byes, must commit to byes before round 2 begins at 1 pm Saturday.
Hotel rates: $87 single or twin, 860-627-5311,
reserve by Nov 5 or rate may increase.
Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633 or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Mailed entry: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Include school, grade, birth date, USCF ID, address of each player.
Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP points available.
LAST YEAR'S WINNERS:
High School: Alex Fikiet, CT.
High School Team: St. John's Prep, Danvers, MA.
Middle School: Christopher Gu, RI.
Middle School Team: Woodstock Middle School, Woodstock, CT.
Elementary: Daniel Pascetta, CT.
Elementary Team: Andrew Avenue School, Naugatuck, CT.
Primary: Rohan Krishnan, MA.
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