14th annual VERMONT RESORT OPEN
August 8-10 or 9-10, 2003 * Stratton Mountain, VT
August 8-10 or 9-10 GPP: 30 Vermont
14th annual Vermont Resort Open. 5-SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75), Stratton Mountain Inn, Middle Ridge Rd (take Stratton Mtn Rd from Bondville), Stratton Mountain VT 05155. Bondville is 13 mi SE of Manchester, VT on Rt 30; under 2 hours from Albany NY or Springfield MA. Resort with pool, tennis, golf, racquetball, health club, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, Alpine Village with over 20 shops, galleries & restaurants.
$6,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND. In 5 sections:
Open Section: $800-400-200-100, top U2200/Unr $400-200.
Under 2000 Section: $500-250-150-100.
Under 1800 Section: $500-250-150-100.
Under 1600 Section: $500-250-150-100.
Under 1400 Section: $400-200-100-50, top U1200 $150.
Unrated may not win over $300 in U2000, $200 in U1800, $150 in U1600, or $100 in U1400. Balance, if any, goes to next player(s) in line.
Entry fee: 3-day $68, 2-day $67 mailed by 7/21, all $66 online at chesstour.com by 8/6, $80 at site. No phone entries. No checks at site, credit cards OK. All EF $40 less to unrated, $20 less to rated juniors under 18. Re-entry $40, not available in Open Section. GMs free; $60 deducted from prize.
3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 7 pm, rds. Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 9 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun 9 am & 3:15 pm.
Both sections merge after round 2 and compete for same prizes.
Half point byes: OK all rounds, limit 2, rounds 3-5 must commit before rd 2.
Hotel rates: $69 single or twin, 1-800-STRATTON, 802-297-2500, reserve by 7/25 or rate may increase.
Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Entries: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Optional entry form faces Chess Life inside back cover, or print out form at www.entryblank.com.
Questions: 845-496-9658, www.chesstour.com. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com 8/7.
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