9th annual



US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

FEB. 15-19, 16-19, 17-19 OR 18-19, 2018- Presidents Day weekend  


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

5-day schedule, Feb 15-19: Master Section only, GM & IM norms possible, 40/2, SD/30 d10. 
4-day schedule,
 Feb 16-19:
Expert through Class E, 40/2, SD/30 d10. 
3-day schedule, Feb 17-19:
Expert through E, Feb 17-19, rds 1-2 G/60 d10, then merges with 4-day. 
2-day schedule, Feb 18-19:
Class B through E, Feb 18-19, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10, then merges with others. 

$30,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed. 
FIDE ratings used
 in Master Section, USCF February official in others. 
In 7 sections;
 rated players may play up one section; all foreign FIDE rated may enter Master Section.

Master (2200/up): $3000-1500-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak winner $200, top FIDE U2300 $1400-700. FIDE rated. 
 (2000-2199): $2000-1000-500-300-200. 
Class A
 (1800-1999/Unr): $2000-1000-500-300-200. 
Class B
 (1600-1799/Unr): $2000-1000-500-300-200. 
Class C
 (1400-1599/Unr): $1700-900-500-300-200. 
Class D
 (1200-1399/Unr): $800-400-300-200-100. 
Class E
 (Under 1200/Unr): $800-400-300-200-100. 

Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) may enter A through E, with maximum prize E $100, D $200, C $300, B $400, A $600. 

Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player team combined score in Rounds 1-7 among all sections: $1000-600-400. Team must averageunder 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles. 

Top 5 sections entry fee: $158 online at chessaction.com by 2/14, $180 at site (no check, credit card OK), or online until 2 hours before round 1. 5-day $165, 4-day $164, 3-day $163, 2-day $162 mailed by 2/6. 

GMs, foreign IMs/WGMs in Master Section free; $150 deducted from prize. 

Minimum prize $400 to first 8 foreign GMs who enter online by 1/15 and play all 9 games with no byes; deduction cannot lower prize to below the minimum. 

US IMs/WGMs, foreign FIDE rated players in Master Section, entry fee $80 less. 

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

Re-entry (no Master to Master) $60.  

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

5-day schedule: Late reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds Thu 7, Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 
4-day schedule:
 Late reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 
3-day schedule:
 Late reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds .Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 
2-day schedule:
 Late reg. ends Sun 9 am, rds. Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 
Half point byes:
 OK all, limit 2; Master must commit before rd. 3, others before rd. 4. Half point byes available all rounds, including the last round.

Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Foreign player ratings (Expert & below): See chesstour.com/foreignratings.htm. 

For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used for foreign or recently foreign players. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other 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.

Hotel rates: $103-103, 817-358-1700, reserve by 2/2 or rate may increase (the chess block may sell out before 2/1; it already sold out but more rooms have now been added). 


Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS (link corrected Jan 25)

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).

Entry: ChessAction.com or Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions:  chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. 


Blitz tournament Sun 10:30 pm, enter by 10:15 pm.

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