March 4-6 or 5-6, 2016 in Southern California
PRIZES $16,000 GUARANTEED. 7 sections.
Master Section(over 2199): $1500-800-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top U2300 $600-300. Expert Section (2000-2199): $1200-600-400-200.
Class A Section(1800-1999/Unr): $1200-600-400-200.
Class B Section(1600-1799/Unr): $1200-600-400-200.
Class C Section(1400-1599/Unr): $800-400-200-100.
Class D Section(1200-1399/Unr): $800-400-200-100.
Class E Section(Under 1200/Unr): $400-200-120-80, plaques to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.
Rated playersmay play up one section. Unrated must play in Class A or below with maximum prize E $100, D $200, C $300, B $500, A $700. Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.
Mixed doubles bonus prizes:best male/female 2-player "team" combined score among all sections: $600-300. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 3/5; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.
Top 4 sections entry fee: $115 online at chessaction.com by 3/2, $120 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 2/29, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 if check mailed by 2/24, $130 online until 2 hours before game or at site. No checks at site; credit cards OK. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize.
Class C or D entry fee:all $30 less than top 4 sections entry fee.
Class E Section entry fee:all $60 less than top 4 sections entry fee.
USCF membership required.Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry: online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry (except Master) $60. SCCF membership ($18, under 18 $13 with magazine, $3 without) required for rated Southern CA residents.
3-day schedule:Reg. Fri to 6 pm, rounds begin Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
Hotel rates:$95-95, 909-980-0400. The link for reservations has been taken down, but the chess rate may still be available: call 909-980-0400 8 am to 4:30 pm and ask for Christine.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, 347-201-2269, DirectorAtChess.US.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. US Chess Junior Grand Prix points available.
Entry:chessaction.com or Continental Chess, PO Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for withdrawals. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted immediately).