8th annual

December 10-11, 2011
Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks (Hartford), CT

7 rounds, Swiss System (no eliminations, similar scores paired) Game/65, d/5 (each player has 65 minutes for entire game, plus 5 second delay each move), 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 5 sections: High School (K-12), Middle School (K-8), Elementary (K-5), Primary (K-2), and new Scholastic Novice Section (K-9 under 700 or unrated). Players face only those in their section.

Entry fee: HS $42.50, Middle School $42.40, Elem $42.30, Primary $42.20, Scholastic Novice $42.10 if mailed by 12/1, all $43
online at chesstour.com by 12/5, $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 8 players, top 4 teams, top 3 unrated in each section, top D, E, Under 1000, Umder 800 (HS), E, Under 1000, Under 800 (Middle School), Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600 (Elem), Under 700, Under 500, Under 300 (Primary), U500, U300 (Scholastic Novice).  Free entry to all Continental Chess Association Swiss-System tournaments thru 5/15/12 to top New England player in 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 25 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 Junior Grand Prix points available.

High School: Alex Fikiet, CT
High School Team: Hotchkiss, Lakeville CT
Middle School: Siddharth Arun, MA
Middle School Team: Dalton, New York NY
Middle School Top New England Team: Woodstock Middle School, Woodstock CT
Elementary: Michael Cafiero, CT
Elementary Team: Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Cambridge MA
Primary: Maxwell Menin, NY
Primary Top New England Player: Sadie Edelman, CT
Primary Team: Dalton, New York NY

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

High School: Christopher Gu, RI
High School Team: Sparta HS, Sparta NJ
Middle School: Daniel Rozovsky, CT
Middle School Team: Sparta Middle School, Sparta NJ
Middle School Top New England Team: Pierrepont, Weston CT
Elementary: Kyra Schluter, NJ
Elementary Top New England Player: Alexander Paolozzi, CT
Elementary Team: Pierrepont, Weston CT
Primary: Julian Wang, CT
Primary Team: Pierrepont, Weston CT

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