March 2-4 or 3-4, 2018 in Southern California
PRIZES $20,000 GUARANTEED. In 7 sections.
Master Section(over 2199): $2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top U2300 $800-400. Expert Section (2000-2199): $1500-700-400-200.
Class A Section(1800-1999/Unr): $1500-700-400-200.
Class B Section(1600-1799/Unr): $1500-700-400-200.
Class C Section(1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-300-200.
Class D Section(1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200.
Class E Section(Under 1200/Unr): $600-300-200-100.
Rated playersmay play up one section. Unrated must play in Class A or below with maximum prize E $100, D $200, C $300, B $400. 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: $500-300-200. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 3/3; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.
Top 6 sections entry fee: $123 online at chessaction.com by 2/28, 3-day $123, 2-day $122 if check mailed by 2/21, $140 online until 2 hours before round 1 or at site. No checks at site; credit cards OK. GMs free, $120 deducted from prize.
Class E Section entry fee:all $50 less than top 6 sections entry fee.
USCF membership required.Special 1 year USCF dues with 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. Online entry fee $5 less to SCCF members; join/renew at scchess.com.
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:$119-119, 818-997-7676, or use link at chesstour.com, reserve by 2/16 or rate may increase. Chess block could sell out before 2/16.
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).