4th annual
STAMFORD OPEN     
     
November 2-4 or 3-4, 2018
Sheraton Stamford Hotel
$105 room rates, frequent trains from NYC
$9,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND

November 2-4 or 3-4, Connecticut
        US Chess Grand Prix Points: 50 (enhanced)
4th 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:
       Major Section:
 Open to 1800/up. Prizes $1000-600-400, top Under 2210 $400-200.
       Under 2010 Section: $800-400-200, top Under 1810 $300-150.
       Under 1710 Section:
$700-400-200, top Under 1510 $300-150.
       Under 1410 Section: $600-400-200, top Under 1210 $200-100.
       Under 1110 Section:
$400-200-100, 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 11/3.

Top 4 sections entry fee: $88 online at chessaction.com by 10/31, 3-day $93, 2-day $92 if check mailed by 10/24, all $100 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site until 1 hour before round 1, or online until 2 hours before round 1. GMs free; $80 deducted from prize.  

Under 1110 section entry fee: All $30 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 Major Section.

3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rounds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 10 am, rounds Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.

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

CCA electronic devices policies       Prizewinner tax info       Foreign player rating info

PLAYERS MAY NOT POSSESS CELLPHONES DURING PLAY. Please leave your phone home, or in your hotel room or car, or in a bag at your table. 

For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other over the board ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.

Ratings: November official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings, adjusted if necessary, may be used, if higher than USCF. See also above.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
US Chess Junior Grand Prix Points available.

Hotel rates: $105-105, 1-800-408-7640, 203-358-8400; reserve by 10/19 or rate may increase. Parking $10.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
The reservations link erroneously says the tournament is Nov 2-3, omitting Nov 4, but appears to work to reserve rooms as late as Monday checkout.

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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