39th annual WORLD OPEN
June 30-July 4, June 28-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4, 2011
Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel
$300,000 PROJECTED PRIZE FUND, $225,000 MINIMUM GUARANTEED
A Heritage Event
An American Classic
June 30-July 4, June 28-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4 Pennsylvania
ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 300 (enhanced)
Prizes $300,000 based on 1300 paid entries ($100 off entries count as 70% entries, re-entries, GMs, WGMs as 50% entries, $200 off entries as 40% entries), $225,000 minimum (75% of each prize) guaranteed. Free analysis of your games by GM Sam Palatnik; free lectures by other GMs 9 am 7/2 & 7/3.
In 7 sections, each with place prizes and class prizes; a player who wins both a place and class prizes receives the larger prize.
Open Section: $25000-12000-6000-3000-1500-1200-1000-800-600-500, clear winner bonus $400, top FIDE Under 2500 or Unrated $2000-1000. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game 7/4 11:30 pm (white 5 minutes, black 3 minutes & gets draw odds, 5 second delay) for title & bonus prize. GM & IM norms possible. FIDE rated.
Under 2400/Unr Section: $18000-9000-5000-2500-1300-1000-900-800-600-500, top Under 2300/Unr $2000-1000. 40/2, SD/1 games are FIDE rated. IM norms may be possible in 5-day & 7-day schedules.
Under 2200/Unr Section: $18000-9000-5000-2500-1300-1000-900-800-600-500, top Under 2100 (no Unr) $2000-1000. No unrated may win over $3000. 40/2, SD/1 games are FIDE rated.
Under 2000/Unr Section: $18000-9000-5000-2500-1300-1000-900-800-600-500, top Under 1900 (no Unr) $2000-1000. No unrated may win over $2000.
Under 1800/Unr Section: $18000-9000-5000-2500-1300-1000-900-800-600-500, top Under 1700 (no Unr) $2000-1000. No unrated may win over $1500.
Under 1600/Unr Section: $15000-7000-4000-2000-1200-1000-900-800-600-500, top 1400-1499 (no Unr) $2000-1000, top Under 1400 (no Unr) $2000-1000. No unrated may win over $1000. 1400-1499 and Under 1400 are not separate sections; these players also compete for Under 1600 place prizes and if winning more than one prize, receive the largest.
Under 1300/Unr Section: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-900-800-700-600-500, top Under 1100 (no Unr) $2000-1000, top Under 900 (no Unr) $1000-500. No Unrated may win over $500. Under 1100 and Under 900 are not separate sections; these players also compete for Under 1300 place prizes and if winning more than one prize, receive the largest.
Class pairings of unrateds against each other are possible in last few rounds.
Senior prizes: Open to rated seniors age 65 or over, based only on score, section doesn't matter: $1800-1200-600-400.
Prize limits: 1) Players with under 26 games played as of 7/11 list may not win over $2000 in Under 1300 or $4000 in Under 1600. Games rated too late for 7/11 list not counted. 2) Players who had official rating more than 30 points over section maximum any month 7/10-6/11 have a prize limit of $2000. 3) See unrated prize limits above. 4) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.
fee, if check mailed by 2/15:
7-day $307, 5-day $305, 4-day $304, 3-day $303.
Check mailed by 5/16: 7-day $317, 5-day $315, 4-day $314, 3-day $313.
Check mailed by 6/17: 7-day $327, 5-day $325, 4-day $324, 3-day $323.
At site: All $350; no checks, credit cards OK.
Credit card mailed entries not accepted.
Online entry at chesstour.com: $310 by 2/15, $320 by 5/16, $330 by 6/23, $350 after 6/23 until 2 hours before rd 1.
Phone entry at 406-896-2038: $315 by 2/15, $325 by 5/16, $335 by 6/23 (entry only, no questions). No phone entry after 6/23.
GMs free; $200 entry fee deducted from prize. WGMs $100; $150 entry fee deducted from prize.
fee $100 less
to rated Seniors age 65 or over.
Entry fee $100 less to players rated under 1000 in Under 1300 Section.
Entry fee $100 less to unrated in Under 1600 Section.
Entry fee $200 less to unrated in Under 1300 Section.
All: No checks at site; credit cards OK. Re-entry: $160, no re-entry from Open to Open, any schedule, byes OK, no discounts. $20 fee for switching section after 6/29. $15 service charge for refunds (no service charge if fee applied to future CCA tmts).
Special USCF dues: 1 year USCF membership 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.
Thur 7 pm, Fri/Sat/Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 5 pm.
7-day schedule: Tue/Wed/Thur each 7 pm, Fri/Sat each 6 pm, Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 5 pm.
4-day schedule: Fri 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sat/Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 5 pm.
3-day schedule: Sat 11 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 6 pm & 8:30 pm, Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 5 pm.
All schedules merge & compete for same prizes. No 4-day or 3-day schedule in Open Section.
Half point byes OK all, limit 4 (limit 2 in last 4 rounds); Open must commit before round 2, others before round 5.
Entries, re-entries close 1 hour before your first game.
215-448-2000, ask for chess rate, rooms may sell out soon, two night
minimum July 2-3.
BACKUP HOTEL FOR JUNE 29-JULY 5: Click Here for reservations
Backup hotel is the Crowne Plaza, 1800 Market Street, 888-233-9527. Ask for the chess rate of $97 which also comes with a special parking discount that is about 50% off on weekends, 25% off midweek.
Room sharing: If you want to share a room to save money, post this on the new CCA FORUM.
Special car rental rates: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied!
JULY OFFICIAL USCF LIST USED
for Under 2400 or below,
used for Open Section.
Unofficial uschess.org ratings are usually used if otherwise unrated. Unofficial ratings are not used if you have an official rating. Foreign player rating info.
Special rules: Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. In round 3 or after, players with scores over 80% and their opponents may not use unauthorized headphones, earphones, or cellphones, or go to a different floor of the building without Director permission.
Mailed entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577.
Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Invitation requests: GoAtChess.us (use @ symbol instead of "at.") You may request "lowest possible section" if July rating unknown. No smoking. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix points available.
SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITION by GM Ray Robson,
youngest American in history to obtain the Grandmaster title, June 30 at 10 am.
Board fee $40.
Boards may be reserved online.
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