APR. 16-20, 17-20, 18-20 OR 19-20
8th annual Philadelphia Open
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)
OPEN SECTION, APR 16-20: 9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10. GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated.
OTHER SECTIONS, APR 17-20, 18-20 OR 19-20: 7SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rds. 1-2 G/70 d10; 2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10).
At the luxurious Philadelphia Marriott Downtown,1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, across the street from the world famous Reading Terminal Market with over 100 food vendors. PARKING AVAILABLE 1 BLOCK FROM HOTEL (SEE BELOW) FOR $8/DAY SAT & SUN, $17/DAY OTHER DAYS! Prizes $80,000 based on 500 paid entries (seniors, re-entries, GMs, IMs,WGMs count as half entries, U1300 Section & Unrated/Provisional Section as 50% entries, U1000 Section as 30% entries), else proportional, minimum $60,000 (75% of each prize) guaranteed. In 8 sections:
clear or tiebreak first $200 bonus, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-1000.
$500 MINIMUM PRIZE to FIDE 2500/over foreign GMs who complete all games with no byes (limited to first 5 to enter at chessaction.com).
2200, Under 2000, Under 1800: each
Under 1600: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300.
Under 1300: $2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-200-200-200.
Under 1000/Unr: $800-400-300-200-100, trophies to first 5, top U800, U600, U400, Unrated.
Unrated/Provisional Section: Open to unrated or under 1500 with less than 26 lifetime games rated. $2000-1000-600-400-300. Unrated allowed only in Under 1000/Unr or Unrated/Provisional sections.
Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player “team” score: $1000-500-300-200. Open Section points count 80% to compensate for Open having more rounds than other sections. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible.
Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
Prize limits: 1) If post-event rating posted 4/16/13-4/16/14 is more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $1500. 2) Players with under 10 lifetime games as of 4/14 official list cannot win over $800 in U1300, $1600 U1600, or $2400 U1800. 3) Unrated cannot win over $300 in U1000/Unr Section. 4) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.
Open entry fee: Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs; $150 deducted from prize.
US players FIDE or USCF rated 2200/over: $225 online at chessaction.com by 4/14, $231 mailed by 4/7, $250 at site.
Foreign FIDE rated players: $155 online at chessaction.com by 4/7, $161 mailed by 4/7, $180 at site.
Others: $375 online at chessaction.com by 4/14, $381 mailed by 4/7, $400 at site.
U2200 through U1600 Sections entry fee: $225 online at chessaction.com by 4/14, 4-day $229, 3-day $228, 2-day $227 mailed by 4/7, $250 at site.
U1300 Section, Unrated/Provisional Section entry fee: $125 online at chessaction.com by 4/14, 4-day $129, 3-day $128, 2-day $127 mailed by 4/7, $150 at site.
U1000/Unr Section entry fee: $65 online at chessaction.com by 4/14, 4-day $69, 3-day $68, 2-day $67 mailed by 4/7, $80 at site.
Phoned entry fee: All $5 more than online EF, 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions), available only through 4/7.
Online late entry after 4/14: available until 2 hours before your first game, same price as entry at site.
Entry fee $100 less to rated seniors 65/over in Open through U1600.
Special 1 year USCF membership with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20.
No checks at site, credit cards OK.
Re-entry: $100, no re-entry from Open Section to Open Section.
schedule (Open only): Reg. ends
Wed 6 pm, rds. Wed. 7 pm, Thu 12:45 & 7, Fri 11:45 & 6, Sat 11:45 & 6, Sun 10 &
4-day schedule (except Open): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 11:45 & 6, Sat 11:45 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:45.
3-day schedule (except Open): Reg. ends Fri 10 am, rds Fri 11, 2:30 & 6, Sat 11:45 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:45.
2-day schedule (except Open): Reg. ends Sat. 9 am, rds. Sat. 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Sun 10 & 3:45.
4-day, 3-day, & 2-day merge & compete for same prizes.
Byes: Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 3 byes, limit 2 in last 4 rounds, Open Section must commit before rd. 2, other sections before rd. 4.
Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied.
Hotel rates: $100-100-120, 215-625-2900, reserve by 4/4 or rate may increase.
Parking: Park America, 25 S. 12th St (12th & Clover), 1 block from Marriott, $8/day Sat & Sun, $17/day other days. Marriott valet parking, about $30/day for first 100 spaces sold. Gateway Garage, 1540 Spring St. (1 block from Sheraton Hotel, about 3/5 mile walk), $5/day Sat & Sun, $18/day other days.
Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com.
Ratings: FIDE April used for Open, USCF April for U2200 & below; note that ratings after the April list (see above) may result in a $1500 prize limit.
Foreign player ratings: seewww.chesstour.com/foreignratings.htm.
Special rules: Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. In round 3 or after, players with scores of 80% or over and their opponents may not use headphones, earphones or cellphones or go to a different floor of the hotel without Director permission.
Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269, chesstour.com. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).
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