March 8, 2010

2010 US Class Championships

Another big national is returning to Texas this year!

October 1-3
5SS, G/120 (2-Day Option, Rd 1, G/60), $10,750 b/200 full paid entries, 70% Guaranteed. Junior entries, all Class E, and Unrated Section count as 2/3. Free entry for GMs. Free entry for IMs, deducted from winnings. Hilton Hobby Airport, 8181 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061, www.houstonhobbyairport.hilton.com . Free parking! $89 HR! 713-645-3000, Group Code: USCC. 8 Sections, Rated players may play up one class only. MASTER (2200/up), FIDE Rated, $1,200-550-300 (U2400: 400-200-100), EXPERT (2000-2199), $800-400-200, CLASS A (1800-1999), $800-400-200, CLASS B (1600-1799), $800-400-200, CLASS C (1400-1599), $800-400-200, CLASS D (1200-1399), $800-400-200, CLASS E (U1200), $300-200-100, Unrated, $300-100. National Class Champion title and plaques to each Class winner. Tie-breaks: MSCO. EF: $75 postmarked or on line by 9/24, $85 after. Special EF: $45 by 9/24 ($55 after) for all players in Class E, Unrated Section, and Juniors U18 in Class C or D. No checks on site. 3-Day Schedule: Registration Fri (10/1) 5-7pm. Rds. Fri 8pm, Sat 1pm & 6:30pm, Sun 9:30am & 2:30pm. 2-Day Schedule: Registration Sat (10/2) 8-9am. Rds. Sat 10am, 1pm (merges with 3-Day Schedule) & 6:30pm, Sun 9:30am & 2:30pm. Byes for all rounds, must commit before end of Rd 2. SIDE EVENTS: 5-min BLITZ, Sat after Rd 3, 2 sections, entries will be split in Upper and Lower, $10 EF on site, 75% returned in prizes; SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT, 5SS, G/30, One day only, Sat 10/2, $20 by 9/24, $25 after. Sections: K-3, K-6, K-9, K-12. Prizes: Trophies to top 10 in each division. All scholastic players in this side event will receive a commemorative medal. ENTRIES: Mail to USCF, ATTN: 2010 US Class, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557. Enter online: https://secure.uschess.org/webstore/tournaments.php . Tournament website link at uschess.org. Info: flguadalupe@aol.com, (713) 530-7820. WCL JGP.