3rd annual
STAMFORD OPEN     
     
November 3-5 or 4-5, 2017
Sheraton Stamford Hotel
$105 room rates, free parking, frequent trains from NYC

$8,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND

      US Chess Junior Grand Prix

November 3-5 or 4-5, Connecticut
        Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 40 (enhanced)
3rd annual Stamford Open. 5SS, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Sheraton Hotel, 700 Main St, Stamford CT 06901. 

In 5 sections:
       Open Section:
 Open to all; U1800/Unr entry fee $50 more.
Prizes $1000-500-300, top Under 2210/Unr $400.
       Under 2010 Section: $800-400-200, top Under 1810 $300.
       Under 1710 Section:
$700-400-200, top Under 1510 $300.
       Under 1410 Section: $600-300-200, top Under 1210 $200.
       Under 1110 Section:
$300-200-100, plaques top top 3, first Under 900, Under 700, Unrated.
      
       Unrated prize limits: Under 1110 $100, Under 1410 $200, Under 1710 $300.
     
  If unrated prize is limited, balance goes to next player(s) in line. 

        MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $400-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 11/4.

Top 4 sections entry fee: $83 online at chessaction.com by 11/1, 3-day $88, 2-day $87 if check mailed by 10/25, all $95 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site until 1 hour before round 1, or online until 2 hours before round 1. Under 1800 or Unrated in Open Section, $50 more. Credit card entries not accepted by mail. GMs free; $80 deducted from prize.  

Under 1110 section entry fee: All $40 less than above.

USCF membership required. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15.  Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.

Re-entry $40; not available in Open Section.

3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rounds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 10 am, rounds Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.

Half point byes:
OK all, limit 2, must commit before round 2.

CCA electronic devices policies       Prizewinner tax info       Foreign player rating info

Hotel rates: $105-105, 1-800-408-7640, 203-358-8400; reserve by 10/20 or rate may increase.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Room or travel sharing: Post a request to share on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum.  If you have trouble posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.
 
Car rental:
Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

Ratings:
November official USCF rating list used, but unofficial ratings at uschess.org are usually used for players who would otherwise be unrated.   

Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, www.chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). 

BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


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