19th annual


Grand Summit Resort, Mount Snow, VT
July 11-13 or 12-13, 2008

July 11-13 or 12-13                                                     Vermont
                                Grand Prix Points: 30 (enhanced)
19th annual Vermont Resort Open. 5 SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75), Grand Summit Resort, 89 Grand Summit Way, Mount Snow, VT 05356. Take Rt 9 west from Brattleboro or east from Bennington To Rt 100,Then Rt 100 north 8 miles to Mount Snow (about 90 minutes from Albany, NY or Springfield, MA).  $3,000 guaranteed prizes.

In 3 sections.
Open Section:
$500-300-200, top Under 2100/Unr $250-130. FIDE rated.
Under 1900 Section:
  $320-160-100, top Under 1700 $200-100. 
Under 1500 Section:
$280-140-80, top Under 1300 $160-80.
may not win over $100 in U1500 or $200 in U1900; balance goes to next player(s) in line.

Entry fee: 3-day $73, 2-day $72 mailed by 7/3, all $75 online at chesstour.com by 7/9, $80 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/9 (entry only, no questions), $90 at site. All entry fees $30 less to Under 1000. No checks at site, credit cards OK.

FREE ENTRY TO UNRATED Unrateds who enter online can get entry fee plus one year USCF membership with Chess Life magazine for a total of $20!  Please tell your friends about this great deal!

All sections: Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com, unrated $20, rated $30.  If mailed, phoned or paid at site, unrated $30, rated $40.  Cost of reduced dues borne by CCA. Re-entry $40, not available in Open section. GMs free; $50 deducted from prize. 

3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11-6, Sun 9-3:15.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 9:30 am, rds. Sat 11-2:30-6, Sun 9-3:15.
Half point byes
OK all, limit 2; must commit before rd 2 or not have plus score. 

Hotel rates: $82-89, 800-261-9442, 802-464-6600, reserve by 6/27 or rate may increase. 
Car rental:
Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

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

Ratings:  July official USCF rating list used.  Foreign player rating info.

Continental Chess Association, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. No smoking. Questions: 845-496-9658, http://www.chesstour.com/.  $10 service charge for refunds. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. JGP (Junior Grand Prix Points available).

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