US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

JULY 7-12   14th annual Philadelphia International


9SS, G/100+30. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (see World Open for location, rates, parking). 

$20,000 projected prizes based on 100 paid entries; else raised or lowered in proportion with $10,000 minimum guaranteed. GMs, IMs and WGMs count as 1/4 entry. 

In 2 sections, both FIDE rated.
Premier uses FIDE ratings for pairings & prizes, Expert section uses USCF ratings (or converted FIDE for foreign players if higher). 

Premier: open to FIDE 2000/over, USCF 2100/over (see or invitees. GM & IM norms possible; satisfies FIDE requirement for GM title that one norm must be from event with one round per day for 3 days. Prizes $4000-2500-1400-1000-700-500-400, clear or tiebreak bonus $100, top FIDE under 2300/unr $1600-800. 

Expert: Open to USCF Under 2200 (foreign players, see Prizes $2000-1200-800-600- 400-300-200, top USCF under 2000/unr $1000-500.

Premier minimum prize guarantees: $600 to foreign GMs, $300 to US GMs & foreign IMs/WGMs (must enter online by 6/14 & complete all 9 games with no byes). 
Nonresident aliens:
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Premier Entry fees: GMs, IMs, WGMs: $50 online at by 7/5, $80 at site; $100 deducted from prize (no deduction from minimum prize). Foreign FIDE rated players: $150 online at by 6/14, $175 by 7/5, $200 7/6-7 or at site. US FIDE Masters: $200 online by 6/14, $225 by 7/5, $250 7/6-7 or at site. US players FIDE rated 2100/up or USCF 2200/up: $300 online by 6/14, $325 by 7/5, $350 7/6-7 or at site. Other US players: $400 online by 6/14, $425 by 7/5, $450 7/6-7 or at site. 

Experts Section entry fees: $250 online by 6/14, $275 by 7/5, $300 7/6-7 or at site. All: Mailed entry all $10 more; do not mail entry after 6/14. No checks at site, credit cards OK. 


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Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine: see World Open. Schedule: Late reg. ends Tue 6 pm, rds. Tue 7 pm, Wed/Thu 11 & 5, Fri 11, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10. Two half point byes available; must commit before rd. 4; FIDE norm in Premier not possible if taking bye. Hotel rates: see World Open. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. 

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Entry: or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:, Entries posted at (click “entry list” after entering). Invitations: