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Long Island Open

Submitted by Patzer24 on 2/26/12, 2:39 PM.

First CCA tournament on Long Island since the 1970

Start Date/Time:
End Date/Time: Mar 18, 2012

   Holiday Inn Islip Airport
   3845 Veterans Memorial Highway
   Ronkonkoma, NY, 11779
   United States

Map it!

First CCA tournament on Long Island since the 1970s!

March 16-18 or 17-18, 2012
Holiday Inn Islip Airport, Ronkonkoma


March 16-18 or 17-18                                                                   Missouri
                                         Grand Prix Points: 60 (enhanced)
Long Island Open. 5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d/5), Holiday Inn Long Island - Islip Airport, 3845 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma NY 11779. $$ 12,000 in prizes based on 150 paid entries ($50 off entries & re-entries count half), minimum $8,000 (2/3 of each prize) guaranteed.

5 second delay will be used, but there will be no 5 minute deduction from clocks.

In 4 sections:  

Open Section: $1500-800-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $600, U2200/Unr $500. FIDE rated.

Under 2100 Section: $1000-600-400-300, top U1900 (no unr) $500, U1800 $400 (no unr). 

Under 1700 Section: $900-500-300-200, top U1500 (no unr) $450, U1400 (no unr) $350.

Under 1300 Section: $800-400-200-100, top U1100 (no unr) $300.

Unrated may enter any section, with prize limits: Under 1300 $200, Under 1700 $400. Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.

Entry fee: 3-day $103, 2-day $102 if check mailed by 3/8, all $105 online at by 3/13, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/13 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site.    

Entry fees for Under 1000 or unrated in U1300 Section: all $50 less.

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

Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section.  GMs free; $100 deducted from prize.

All: Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry.  Online at, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20.  USCF membership required.    

Ratings:  March official USCF rating list used.  Unofficial ratings are usually used if otherwise unrated.  Unofficial ratings are not used if you have an official rating.  Foreign player rating info.

3-day schedule:
Reg. ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:15 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10:30 am, rds. Sat. 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun. 10 am & 4:15 pm.
Half point byes OK all, limit 2; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.

Hotel rates: $75 single or twin, 631-471-0401, request chess rate, reserve by March 2 or rate may increase.

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied!

Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658. Advance entries will be posted at  Chess Magnet School JGP.

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