WESTERN AMATEUR
May 4-6 or 5-6, 2012

Sheraton Four Points LAX
$89 room rates, $5 parking, free airport shuttle


$10,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES FOR UNDER 2300 OR UNRATED

May 4-6 or 5-6. Western Amateur.
5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d/5), Sheraton Four Points LAX, 9750 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045. Special parking $5/day. 5 second delay used, but no 5 minute deduction from clocks.

$$ 10,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed.  In 5 sections.

Under 2300 Section: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 2100/Unr $400-200. FIDE rated.

Under 2000 Section: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1800 $400-200.

Under 1700 Section: $800-500-300-200, top Under 1500 $400-200.

Under 1400 Section: $600-300-200-100, top Under 1200 $300-150.

Under 1100 Section: $400-200-100-50, trophies to top 3, 1st Under 900, Under 700, Under 500, Unrated.

Unrated may not win over $200 in U1100, $300 in U1400, or $500 in U1700.

Top 3 sections entry fee: 3-day $83, 2-day $82 mailed by 4/26, all $85 online at chesstour.com by 5/1, $90 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 5/1 (entry only, no questions), $100 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site.

Under 1400 Section entry fee: All $20 less than top 3 sections entry fee.

Under 1100 Section entry fee: All $40 less than top 3 sections entry fee.

Ratings: May official USCF rating list used (no tournaments rated after April 6th were rated for the official May rating list),
but unofficial ratings at uschess.org are usually used for players who would otherwise be unrated.  Foreign player rating info.

All: re-entry $60. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. USCF membership required. SCCF membership ($18, jr $10) required for rated Southern CA residents.,

3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15.
All:
Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit by round 3.

Hotel rates: $89-89, 1-800-529-4683, 310-649-7025; reserve by 4/20 or rate may increase.
Car rental:
Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.
    
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