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21st Annual Eastern Class Championships

Submitted by Patzer24 on 2/26/12, 2:24 PM.

21st Annual Eastern Class Championships

Start Date/Time:
End Date/Time: Mar 4, 2012

   Host Hotel at Cedar Lake
   366 Main St
   Sturbridge, MA, 01566
   United States

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21st annual
March 2-4 or 3-4, 2012

Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

$18,000 projected prizes, $12,000 minimum guaranteed


March 2-3 or 3-4                                                                              Massachusetts
Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced)

21st annual Eastern Class Championships. 5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d/5).  5 seconds delay used, but no 5 minute deduction from clocks.

At Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St, Sturbridge MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking.

$$ 18,000 prizes based on 220 paid entries (re-entries and $60 off entries count half), minimum $12,000 (2/3 of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections:

Master (2200/up): $1700-1000-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE.
(2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200.  
Class A
(1800-1999): $1400-700-400-200.
Class B
(1600-1799): $1400-700-400-200.
Class C
(1400-1599): $1200-600-300-200. 
Class D
(1200-1399): $1000-500-300-200.
Class E
(Under 1200): $400-200-120-80, trophies to top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated.
Rated players may play up one section.

may enter E through A, with prize limits: E $150, D $250, C $400, B $600, A $800.
         If any post-event rating posted at uschess.org 12/1/11-3/1/12 is more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $500.
         Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.

Top 6 sections entry fee: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if check mailed by 2/23, all $109 online at chesstour.com by 2/28, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 2/28 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site.  GMs free, $90 deducted from prize.

Entry fee for Class E, and unrated in Class D:
All $60 less. 

Advance entry fee $5 less to MACA members; may join/renew at masschess.org.

No checks at site, credit cards OK.  No credit card mailed entries.

Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. 

Special 1 year USCF dues
with paper 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. 

Re-entry $60; not available in Master Section.    

3-day schedule:
Reg ends Fri 6:30 pm, rounds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm.
2-day schedule:
Reg ends Sat 10:30 am, rounds Sat 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm.
OK all, limit 2 byes; Master Section must commit before round 2, others before round 3.

Hotel rates:
$89-89-99, 800-582-3232, 508-347-7393, request chess rate, reserve by 2/17 or rate may increase. 
Car rental:
Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: DirectorAtChess.us, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. $15 service charge for refunds.  Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix Points available.

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