US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

8th annual


February 16-20, 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20, 2017
(Presidents Day weekend)

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 150 (Enhanced)
GM & IM norms possible in Master Section!

       9 rounds (Master Section), 7 rounds (other sections), DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76155. Free parking, free airport shuttle.

       5-day schedule, Feb 16-20: Master Section only, GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated, 40/2, SD/30, d10.
       4-day schedule, Feb 17-20: Expert through Class E, 40/2, SD/30, d10.
       3-day schedule, Feb 18-20: Expert through Class E, rounds 1-2 G/60, d10, then merges with 4-day.
       2-day schedule, Feb 19-20: Class B through Class E, rounds 1-4 G/30, d10, then merges with others.

At luxurious DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76155. $100 special room rates, free parking, free airport shuttle.


In 7 sections; rated players may play up one section.

        Master Section (2200/up): $3000-1500-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak winner $200, top FIDE U2300 $1400-700.  

        Expert Section  (2000-2199): $2000-1000-500-300-200.
        Class A Section
(1800-1999/Unr): $2000-1000-500-300-200.
        Class B Section
(1600-1799/Unr): $2000-1000-500-300-200.
        Class C Section
(1400-1599/Unr): $1700-900-500-300-200.
        Class D Section (1200-1399/Unr): $800-400-300-200-100.
        Class E Section (Under 1200/Unr): $800-400-300-200-100.

        Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) may enter A through E, with maximum prize E $150, D $300, C $450, B $600, A $750.

        Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections: $1000-600-400. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register at site (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles. Only the first 7 rounds of the Master Section count towards mixed doubles prizes.

Top 5 sections entry fee: $158 online at by 2/15, $180 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. $170 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 2/13 (entry only, no questions); no phone entry after 2/13. 5-day $165, 4-day $164, 3-day $163, 2-day $162 mailed by 2/7; do not mail entry after 2/7.

GMs, foreign IMs, foreign WGMs in Master Section free; $150 deducted from prize. US IMs, foreign FIDE rated players in Master Section, all entry fee $50 less. Minimum prize $300 to foreign GMs who play all 9 games with no byes' deduction cannot lower prize to below the minimum.

Class D or E Section entry fee: All $80 less than top 5 sections entry fee.

Special 1 yr USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry (no Master to Master) $60.

5-day schedule: Late reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4.
4-day schedule: Late reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4.
3-day schedule: Late reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4.
2-day schedule: Late reg. ends Sun 9 am, rds. Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 4.

Half point byes:
OK all, limit 2; Master must commit before round 2, others before round 4.

Byes are available on our shopping cart only for rounds that will occur before the player begins play (round 1, or rounds 1 and 2 both). Other byes should be claimed ONLY at the tournament.

Unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

Foreign player ratings link       Prizewinner tax link       CCA electronic devices policies


Hotel rates: $100-100, 817-358-1700, reserve by 1/29 or rate may increase.


HOTEL ROOM UPDATES: The Marriott is sold out for the night after the tournament (Monday, Feb 20). For other nights, rooms are still available (as of Jan 26) but are likely to sell out soon.  Nearby hotels include (rates from Jan 26):            

Holiday Inn DFW South, 2/10 mile from Marriott, about $116 single, $125 double.
Hampton Inn DFW South, 4/10 mile from Marriott, about $109 single, $128 double.
Days Inn DFW South, 1/2 mile from Marriott, about $64 single, $72 double.

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through

Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions:, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Bring set, board, clock if possible; none supplied. Advance entries posted at (online entries posted instantly).

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