See Grand Prix.
APR. 14 FCA Friday Night Blitz-O-Mania Web Listing
APR. 15 Princeton Charter School
TOURNAMENT LOCATION: Princeton Charter School at 100 Bunn Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540. TIME CONTROL: G/30 d0 Swiss to 4 rounds. SECTIONS: Open above 1000; U1000; U700; U300/Unrated (sections might be combined. Awards will be given to the top 3 in each section) Parental Supervision Required: The parents or another adult must be designated to supervise the student player between rounds. Schedule (will be accelerated if possible): First Round: 12:01 PM; Second thru Fourth Rounds ASAP. Award Ceremony: ASAP (4:05 the latest). (*) Online Registration $30 Only if register one week before: www.ChessKidsNY.com/PCSChessProgram.htm (*) Fee will increase automatically to $35 if register later. On site registration the date of the event: $40 from 11:45 am to 12:00 noon. Restocking fee of $4 for cancellation. Restocking waived if we are forced to cancel due to tournament site weather conditions. Information: email to Miguel Iniguez at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Results will be posted online the same day of the event!
APR. 15 ICA Super Saturday Quads
354 Rock Rd., Glen Rock, NJ 07452 (Education building, 2nd floor). 3SS, G/45 d5. Registration: On site before 1:20 PM at the day of the tournament. Entry Fee: $25 all sections. Rounds: 1:30 - 3:00 - 4:30. Prize: $60 1st place (each quad). Call 201-797-0330 or email email@example.com for more information or icanj.net.
APR. 12-16, 13-16, 14-16 OR 15-16 11th annual Philadelphia Open
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)
OPEN SECTION, APR 12-16: 9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10. GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated. OTHER SECTIONS, APR 13-16, 14-16 OR 15-16: 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 average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must 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 4/10/16-4/10/17 is more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $1500. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games as of 4/17 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: $130 online by 4/11, $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 5 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: $355 online at chessaction.com by 2/4, $375 online by 4/11, $400 at site. Open EF, for others: $205 online at chessaction.com by 2/4, $225 online by 4/11, $250 at site. Open mailed or phoned entries: all $10 more than online entry, mail by 4/4, phone to 406-896-2038 by 4/10. U2200 through U1400 Sections EF: $205 online at chessaction.com by 2/4, $225 online by 4/11, $250 at site. Mailed EF: 4-day $214, 3-day $213, 2-day $212 mailed by 2/4, all $20 more mailed by 4/4. U1100/Unr Section EF: $75 online at chessaction.com by 4/11, 4-day $84, 3-day $83, 2-day $82 mailed by 4/4, $100 at site. Phoned EF: All $10 more than online EF, 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions), available only through 4/10. Online late entry after 4/11: 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, phoned or paid 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 (except Open): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 3-day schedule (except Open): Reg. ends Fri 10 am, rds. Fri 11, 2:30 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule (except 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. 2, other sections before rd. 4. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied. HR: $106-106-126, 215-625-2900, reserve by 3/31 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. 1324 Arch (2/5 mile from Marriott), $16/day. Car rentals: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve car online at chesstour.com. Ratings: FIDE April 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.
APR. 12-16, 13-16, 14-16 OR 15-16 11th annual Philadelphia Open
See Chess Life or www.chesstour.com.
APR. 15 Philadelphia Open Blitz Web Listing
4-SS, G/25 d5. ($375 b/25): $150-100, U2200: $75, U1900: $50. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs $25. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45pm. Max one bye, for round 1 or 4 only. Request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716, www.marshallchessclub.org.
APR. 14 Marshall Friday Night Blitz (BLZ)
9-SS, G/3 +2. ($500 b/35): $200-100, top U2400/unr, U2200, U2000, U1800: $50. USCF regular rating used for pairings & prizes. EF: $30, MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 6:15-6:45. Rds.: 7-7:30-7:50-8:10-8:40-9-9:20-9:40-10pm. Max three byes. Request at entry. Blitz rated. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716, www.marshallchessclub.org.
APR. 15 Marshall Morning U1800 Action
4-SS, G/25 d5. Open to youth K-12. ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1500: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs $20. Reg.: 8:15-8:45am. Rds.: 9-10:15-11:30am-12:45pm. One bye available, request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716, www.marshallchessclub.org.
APR. 15 Marshall Saturday G/60 Open
4-SS, G/55 d5. Open: ($450 b/35): $175-125, U2400: $75, U2100: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 11:15-11:45am. Rds.: 12-2:30-4:45-7pm. One bye available, request at entry. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716, www.marshallchessclub.org.
APR. 16 Sunday October 2nd Chess Max Academy Quads Web Listing
APR. 16 Marshall Sunday G/45 (Open & U1600)
4-SS, G/40 d5. Two sections: Open: ($450 b/35): $175-125, U2200: $75, U1900: $75. U1600: ($325 b/25): $150-100, U1300: $75. EF: $40, MCC Mbrs $20. GMs Free. Reg.: 11:15-11:45am. Rds.: 12-1:45-4:00-5:45pm. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org. 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716.