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The 26th Annual WORLD OPEN

  World's biggest open tournament

 $190,000 guaranteed prizes!

Adams Mark Hotel Website

Dates:

July 1-5, 3-5, June 29-July 5, June 27-July 5

GPP:

300                            Pennsylvania

Rounds/TC:

9-SS, 40/2, SD/1

 

(3-day option, rds. 1-5 G/50)

Hotel:

Adam's Mark Hotel, City Line Ave (Rt 1 at I-76 City Ave exit), Philadelphia

Prizes:

World's biggest open tournament- $190,000 guaranteed prizes!  Prizes raised $10,000 with lower advance entry fees, lower junior entry fees, and new senior entry fees!  All prizes unconditionally guaranteed; will not be reduced!

Details:

 

Open:

$$G14000-7000-4000-2000-1200-1000-800-600-50 0-400, 11th-20th each $300, 21st-30th each $200, 2350- 2499/unr $2000-1000-700-500, 2250-2349 (no unr) $2000-1000-700-500, U2250 (no unr) $2000-1000-700- 500. FIDE rated; GM/IM norms may be possible.  If tie for 1st, quick playoff for 1% of $$ & title.

Under 2200 (no unr):

$$G10000-5000-3000-1500-1000-800-700-600-500- 400,11th- 20th each $300, 21st-30th each $200.

Under 2000
(no unr):

$$G 10000-5000-3000-1500-1000-800-700-600- 500-400, 11th-20th each $300, 21st-30th each $200.

Under 1800 (no unr):

$$G 10000-5000-3000-1500-1000-800-700-600- 500- 400, 11th-20th each $300, 21st-30th each $200.

Under 1600 (no unr):

$$G 10000-5000-3000-1500-1000-800-700-600- 500-400, 11th-20th each $300, 21st-30th each $200.

Under 1400 (no unr):

$$G 6000-3000-2000-1200-1000-800-700-600- 500-400, 11th-20th each $300, 21st-30th each $200, top U1200 $2000-1000-700-500, top U1000 $1000-500.  U1200 & U1000 prizes are class prizes, not sections.  U1200s play for U1200 & U1400 prizes, U1000s for U1000, U1200 & U1400 prizes; winners of multiple prizes receive highest.

Ratings:

Players who dropped from over 1399 established since 12/96 ineligible for U1200; if drop from over 1199 established since 12/96, ineligible for U1000.  Unrated:  Trophies to top 10.  All will obtain ratings.  Provisionally rated players are not unrated.  Foreign or recently foreign (USA residents under 3 years) must have established rating on/before 12/97 list or acceptable foreign rating to win over $2000 in U2200, $1600 U2000, $1300 U1800, $1000 U1600, $700 U1400, $400 U1200, $200 U1000.

Entry Fees:

EF, if check mailed by 2/18:  7-day $207, 5-day $205, 3-day $203, 2-weekend $202.  By 3/18:  7-day $217, 5-day $215, 3-day $213, 2-wkd $212.  By 4/15:  7-day $227, 5-day $225, 3-day $223, 2-wkd $222.  By 5/15:  7-day $237, 5-day $235, 3-day $233, 2-wkd $232.  By 6/15: 7-day $247, 5-day $245, 3-day $243, 2-wkd $242.  Credit cards (all schedules):  EF $210 phoned by 2/18, $220 by 3/18, $230 by 4/15, $240 by 5/15, $250 by 6/24, $270 at site.  Call 914-496-9658 most weekdays or 406-896-2038 (entries only, no questions) 24 hrs daily.  No phone entries after 6/24.  At site:  All $270; no checks.  Free to GMs over 2500 who agree to complete tmt; $180 EF deducted from prize or due on withdrawal.  Unrated Section EF:  7-day $27, 5-day $25, 3-day $23, 2-weekend $22 if check mailed by 6/15, all $30 with credit card by 6/24, $40 at site.  EF discounts:  $70 less to juniors under 18 who are rated under 1500, over 2199, or play up.  $50 less to seniors over 65.  Callers must request discounts, or will be charged full fee.  No discounts off GM or Unr Section fees.  Re-entry:  $120, any section or schedule, byes OK, no discounts.  All EF $8 less if mailed with $40 adult, $30 senior or $17 youth USCF dues. 

Schedules:

 

5-day:

7/1 7 pm; 7/2-3 12 & 7; 7/4 11 & 6, 7/5 10 & 5.

7-day:

6/29-7/3 7 pm; 7/4 11 & 6; 7/5 10 & 5.

3-day:

7/3 12, 2:30, 4:30, 7, 9:30; 7/4 11 & 6; 7/5 10 & 5.

2-weekend:

6/27 12 & 6:30; 6/28 10 & 4:30; 7/3 7 pm; 7/4 11 & 6; 7/5 10 & 5.

More:

All schedules merge & compete for same prizes. 1/2 pt byes OK all, limit 4; add 50 cents to EF for rd 1 bye.  Rds 6-9 byes: limit 2; must commit before rd 5 for 1 bye, before rd 2 for 2 byes.

 

Entries, re-entries close 1 hour before game. Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied.

Hotel rates:

$76-76-76-76 at Adam's Mark, 215-581- 5000, & Holiday Inn next door, 215-477-0200.  Reserve by 5/26 or rates may increase.

Special airfares:

Bon Voyage Travel, 800-843-1110.  Special car rental rates: Avis (800-331-1600), use AWD #D657633.

Foreign player ratings:

100 pts added to FIDE, 100 to FQE, 200 or more to most foreign, no pts added to CFC.  Highest of multiple ratings used.  Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled.  US player ratings:  June list used; FIDE ratings not used.

Send Entries

Ent:  Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577.  914-496-9658, fax 914- 496-1595, recording 914-496-7469, recmate@aol.com, www.chesstour.com.  No fax or e-mail after 6/24.  You may request "lowest possible section" if June rating unknown. 

Side Tournaments

 

June 27-28:

World Open G/15 Championship, Philadelphia PA

June 27-28:

World Open Under 1000, Philadelphia PA

June 29:

World Open G/20 Championship, Philadelphia PA

June 30:

World Open Action Championship, Philadelphia PA

July 1:

World Open Doubles Championship, Philadelphia PA

July 1, 2, 4, 5

(four separate events): World Open Quads, Phil. PA

July 1-5, 3-5 June 29-July 5 or June 27-July 5:

 World Open, Philadelphia PA

Events:

Free analysis of your games by GM Pal Benko, former world title candidate.  Lectures throughout by Grandmasters. Internet Website to carry games; post audio reports

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