MAR. 31 Hamilton Chess Club Quads
3RR, 40/80 15/30 15/30 d0. Full K. McManimon Hall, 320 Scully Ave., Hamilton Twp., NJ 08610. Quads open to all. EF: $10. Prizes: $25 per Quad. Reg.: 9-10:30am. Rds.: 10:30am-1:30pm-4:30pm. OSA. More information: hamiltonchessclub.com or 609-758-2326 leave message or text 609-351-2437. W.
MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST
APR. 1 NJ Children’s Chess School Open
New Jersey Children's Chess School, 862 Degraw Ave., Forest Hill (Newark), NJ 07104. 3-RR, G/45 d0, K-6, Reg.: 2-2:50PM. Awards: Trophies to ALL. EF: $25 for registration by mail one week in advance, $30 at door Chess classes meet every Sunday 3-5:30PM. Info: Arkady Geller 973-483-7927 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.chesskidsnj.com. First round begins at 3:00PM.
APR. 1 CK&Q Plainsboro Rapids Web Listing
MAR. 28-APR. 1, MAR. 29-APR. 1, MAR. 30-APR. 1 OR MAR. 31-APR. 1 12th annual Philadelphia Open
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)
OPEN SECTION, Mar 28 - Apr 1: 9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10. GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated. OTHER SECTIONS, MAR 29 - APR 1, MAR 30 - APR 1 or MAR 31-APR 1: 7SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10; 2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10). Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, directly across the street from Reading Terminal Market with 80 food vendors. Prizes $80,000 based on 500 paid entries (seniors, re-entries, GMs, IMs, WGMs count as half entries, U1100 Section as 40% entries), else proportional, minimum $60,000 (75% of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections: Open: $7000-4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak first $200 bonus, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-1000. Under 2200/Unr, Under 2000/Unr, Under 1800: each $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300; unrated may not win over $2000 in Under 2000. Under 1600: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300. Under 1400: $3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300. Under 1100/Unr: $1000-700-500-400-300-300-200-200-100-100; unrated may not win over $300. Unrated not allowed in U1800, U1600 or U1400 sections. Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player team score: $1000-500-300-200. In Open Section, only the first 7 rounds are counted. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Prize limits: 1) If post-event rating posted 3/27/17-3/27/18 is more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $1500. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games as of April 2018 official cannot win over $500 in U1100, $1000 in U1400, $1500 U1600, or $2000 U1800. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Open EF, for GMs, IMs & WGMs: $128 online by 3/27, $160 at site. Minimum prize guarantees in Open Section, to players who enter online by 3/1 and play all 9 games with no byes: US GM $300, foreign GM $700 (limited to first 6 to enter, others $400), foreign IM/WGM $400, foreign FM/WIM $300, foreign FIDE rated $200. Open EF, for US players who are not USCF or FIDE rated 2200/over: $358 online at chessaction.com by 1/22, $378 online by 3/27, $400 at site. Open EF, for others: $208 online at chessaction.com by 1/22, $228 online by 3/27, $250 at site. Open mailed entries: all $10 more than online entry, mail by 3/19. U2200 through U1400 Sections EF: $208 online at chessacton.comby 1/22, $228 online by 3/27, $250 at site. Mailed EF: 4-day $214, 3-day $213, 2-day $212 mailed by 1/22, all $20 more mailed by 3/19. U1100/Unr Section EF: $78 online at chessaction.com by 3/27, 4-day $84, 3-day $83, 2-day $82 mailed by 3/19, $100 at site. Online late entry after 3/27: available until 2 hours before round 1, same price as entry at site. EF $100 less to seniors 65/over in Open through U1400. Special 1 year USCF membership with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry: $100, no re-entry from Open Section to Open Section. 5-day schedule (Open only): Reg. ends Wed 6 pm, rds. Wed. 7 pm, Thu 12 & 7, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 4-day schedule (no Open): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 3-day schedule (no Open): Reg. ends Fri 10 am, rds Fri 11, 2:30 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule (not Open): Reg. ends Sat. 9 am, rds. Sat. 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 4-day, 3-day, 2-day merge & compete for same prizes. Byes: Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 3 byes, limit 2 in last 4 rounds. Open Section must commit before rd. 3, other sections before rd. 4. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. HR: $108-108-128, 215-625-2900, reserve by 3/16 or rate may increase. Parking: (rates subject to change) Marriott valet, about $20/day (60% off regular rate) for first 100 spaces sold. Gateway Garage, 1540 Spring St. (3/5 mile from Marriott, 1 block from Sheraton Hotel), $7/day Sat & Sun, $20/day other days. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Ratings: FIDE March used for Open, USCF April official for U2200 & below; note that USCF ratings after the April list (see above) may result in a $1500 prize limit. Foreign player ratings: see www.chesstour.com/foreignratings.htm. Cellphone & anti-cheating rules: see www.chesstour.com/devices.htm. Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.us, 347-201-2269, chesstour.com. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Blitz tournament Sat. 10:30 pm, reg. by 10:15 pm.
4-SS, G/25 d5. ($375 b/25): $150-100; U2200: $75; U1900: $50. EF: $25; Non-MCC Mbr: Additional $25 Mbr fee. ($5 late fee: in-person reg hour before Rd. 1.) GMs Free. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. Max one bye, for Rd. 1 or 4 only; request at entry. Register Online: www.marshallchessclub.org/register.