11th annual Philadelphia International
June 24-29, 2017
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 200 (Enhanced)
9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10, open to all. GM & IM norms possible, satisfies FIDE requirement that one GM norm be in an event with only one round per day for a minimum of 3 days. FIDE rated. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 (see World Open for rates & parking info). $$G 10,000: $3000-1500-1000-700-600-500-400-300-200, top FIDE under 2300 or unrated $1200-600. Minimum prize guarantees: $700 to foreign GMs with FIDE ratings 2500/over, $500 to foreign GMs with with FIDE ratings under 2500, $300 to foreign IMs/WGMs (all must complete all 9 games with no byes; limited to first 5 foreign GMs & first 5 foreign IMs/WGMs to enter by 5/22 at chessaction.com). Minimum prize $300 to other GMs (including US) who enter at chessaction.com by 5/22 and complete all 9 games with no byes. Players who have forfeited without notice in past CCA Internationals are not eligible for minimum prizes. EF: GMs, IMs, WGMs $50 online at chessaction.com by 5/22, $75 online at chessaction.com by 6/22, $100 at site; $100 deducted from prize (no deduction from minimum prize). Foreign FIDE rated players: $100 online at chessaction.com by 5/22, $125 online by 6/22, $150 at site. USA players FIDE rated 2200/up: $200 online by 5/22, $225 online by 6/22, $250 at site. Others: $300 online by 5/22, $325 online by 6/22, $350 at site. All: Phoned entry (406-896-2038) all $10 more; no phoned entry after 6/19. Mailed entry all $10 more; do not mail entry after 6/14. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine: see World Open. Schedule: Late reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat & Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon & Tue 6 pm, Wed 11 am & 6 pm, Thu 11 am. Two half point byes available (must commit before rd 2); norm not possible if taking bye. HR: see World Open. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. Ent: chessaction.com. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269. Online entries posted instantly at chessaction.com. Invitations: GoAtChess.us (use @ symbol instead of “At” in email address). Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803.
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