30th annual



WORLD OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT
July 3-7, 5-7, 1-7, or June 29-July 7, 2002 

$175,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES!  



	See "hotel update" below for th latest on rooms.
       
30th annual World Open.   9 round Swiss, 40/2, SD/1 (3-day option, rounds

1-5 G/50), Adam's Mark Hotel, City Line Ave (Rt 1 at I-76 City Ave exit), 

Philadelphia, PA 19131.  World's biggest open tournament- $175,000 guaranteed 

prize fund.   



Free analysis of your games by GM Pal Benko, former world title candidate; free lectures by other GMs 7/4 10 am, 7/5 10 am, 7/6 9 am. Unrateds must enter 

Open or Unrated sections. In 8 sections: 
Open Section:  $14000-7000-4000-2000-1000-800-700-600-500-400, 11th-20th each 

$300, 2300-2449/unr $3000-1500, U2300 $3000-1500.  200 Grand Prix points; GM 

and IM norms possible.  If tie for 1st, quick playoff 7/7 11:30 pm for 1% of 

prizes tied for and title.   
Under 2200 Section: $10000-5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400, 11th-20th 

each $300.
Under 2000 Section: $10000-5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400, 11th-20th 

each $300.
Under 1800 Section: $10000-5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400, 11th-20th 

each $300.
Under 1600 Section: $10000-5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400, 11th-20th 

each $300.  
Under 1400 Section: $6000-3000-2000-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400, 11th-20th 

each $300. 
Under 1200 Section: $3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-400-300-300-300, 11th-20th 

each $200.  
Unrated Section: $1000-600-500-400-300-200-200-100-100-100; players without 

US Social Security ID may not win over $500.  
Foreign (USA residents under 3 years) must have established rating on/before 

2/02 list or acceptable foreign rating to win over $3000 in U2200, $2500

U2000, $2000 U1800, $1500 U1600, $1000 U1400, $500 U1200.  
Entry fee, if mailed by 2/20:  7-day  $227, 5-day $225, 3-day $223, 2-weekend 

$222.  If mailed by 5/15:  7-day $247, 5-day $245, 3-day $243, 2-weekend $242.  

If mailed by 6/19: 7-day $257, 5-day $255, 3-day $253.  At site:  All $280; 

no checks, credit cards OK. 



Online entry at chesstour.com: EF $220 by 2/20, $240 by 5/15, $250 by 6/26,  

$280 after 6/26 until 2 hours before rd 1.  
Phone entry at 845-496-9658: EF $230 by 2/20, $250 by 5/15, $260 by 6/26.  No

phone entries after 6/26.  
GMs free; $200 EF deducted from prize.  
Unrated Section (5-day or 3-day only):   

Entry fee:  5-day $45, 3-day $43 if mailed by 6/19, all $45 online at 

chesstour.com by 6/19, all $50 by phone at 845-496-9658 by 6/19, all $60 at 

site.  
QUALIFICATION FOR 2003 US CHAMPIONSHIP: USA players in the Open Section may 

pay a $75 optional surcharge to be eligible to qualify for the US Championship, 

January 2003 in Seattle. The five top scorers and best scoring woman who have 

paid this fee before beginning round 1 will qualify. Players who take one or 

more half point byes or lose one or more games by forfeit cannot qualify.  
Entry fee discounts:  $30 less to rated juniors under 18 & rated seniors over 

65.  Callers must request discounts, or will be charged full fee.  
Backup phone entry: 406-896-2038 through 6/26 (entries only, no questions).  
Re-entry:  $120, any section but Open, any schedule, byes OK, no discounts.  
USCF MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.
5-day schedule: 7/3 7 pm, 7/4-5 12 & 7, 7/6 11 & 6, 7/7 10 & 5.  
7-day schedule: 7/1-7/5 7 pm, 7/6 11 &  6, 7/7 10 & 5.  
3-day schedule:  7/5 12, 2:30, 4:30, 7, 9:30, 7/6 11 & 6; 7/7 10 & 5.  
2-weekend schedule: 6/29 12 & 6:30; 6/30 10 & 4:30; 7/5 7 pm, 7/6 11 & 6, 

7/7 10 & 5.  
All schedules merge and compete for same prizes.  Half-point byes OK all, 

limit 4.  Rounds 6-9 byes: limit 2; must commit before rd 5. 



All:  Entries, re-entries close 1 hours before game.  Bring sets, boards, 

clocks if possible- none supplied.  
Hotel rates:  $85-85-85-85 at Adam's Mark, 215-581-5000, & Holiday Inn next 

door, 215-477-0200.  Reserve by 5/29 or rates may increase. 



Hotel update: Due to cancellations, Adams Mark again has rooms at the $85 chess

rate!  Call 215-581-5000 now to reserve your room before they again sell out!

Ask for Ben at extension 5017, 8 am to 6 pm.



       If Adams Mark is again full, and Holiday Inn next door remains full, here are 

some other possibilities:
       Hilton, 5 blocks away, 215-879-4000. Ask for the chess rate of $109 single, 

double, triple or quad (triple & quad include only 2 beds). Formerly the Twelve 

Caesars Radisson.
       North American Motor Inn, 6 blocks away, 215-878-3100.  They may have a weekly

rate much cheaper than their daily rate. 
Days Inn Roosevelt Boulevard, 5 miles north on Route 1, 1-800-DAYS-INN, 215-

289-9200.  

 

Special airfares: American Airlines (800-433-1790, HSI0904021146), US Airways 

(877-874-7687, #14192186), Delta (800-241-6760, #184514A).   
Special car rental rates:  Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633.  Click here 

for online car rental!
Airport transportation:  "Lady Liberty" shuttle from Philadelphia Airport is 

$14 to Adams Mark, $12.50 to Holiday Inn.  Call 215-724-8888 for pickup at

hotel or airport.
Foreign player ratings:  100 pts added to FIDE, 100 to FQE, 200 or more to 

most foreign, no pts added to CFC.  Highest of multiple ratings used. Players 

who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled.  US player 

ratings:  June list used; FIDE ratings not used.  
Entries:  Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577.  845-496-

9658, www.chesstour.com.   Invitation requests: invitations@checkmate.cc.  

You may request "lowest possible section" if June rating unknown.  FIDE.



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