In support of the 17th Kings Island Open the Dayton Chess Club has decided to close its doors this Saturday November 15th. More information on the tournament.
KINGS ISLAND OPEN
November 14-16 or 15-16, 2008
MASON, OHIO (NEAR CINCINNATI)
$25,000 projected prizes, $20,000 minimum guaranteed!
Nov. 14-16 or 15-16 Ohio
World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)
17th annual Kings Island Open. 5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75), Kings Island Resort, 5691 Kings Island Drive (I-71, 6 mi north of I-275), Mason OH 45040. Free parking. $$ 25,000 based on 360 paid entries (re-entries count as 70% entries, U1000 Section EF 30% entries, unrated not counted); minimum $20,000 (80% of each prize) guaranteed. Free analysis of your games by GM Arthur Bisguier. In 8 sections:
Open Section: $2500-1200-600-300-200, 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1400-700. FIDE.
Under 2100 Section: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1900 Section: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1700 Section: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1500 Section: $1500-700-400-200-100.
Under 1300 Section: $1500-700-400-200-100.
Under 1000 Section: $100-60-40, trophies to top 10.
Unrated player prize limits: U1000 $40, U1300 $100, U1500 $200, U1700 $300, U1900 $500. Balance goes to next player(s) in line.
Entry fee: 3-day $103, 2-day $102 mailed by 11/6, all $105 online at chesstour.com by 11/11, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 11/11 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site.
Under 1000 Section entry fee: 3-day $33, 2-day $32 if mailed by 11/6, $34 online at chesstour.com by 11/11, $36 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 11/11, $40 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry $70; not available in Open Section.
All: FREE ENTRY TO UNRATED. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com, unrated $20, rated $30. If mailed, phoned or paid at site, unrated $30, rated $40. Cost of reduced dues borne by Continental Chess.
Please tell your friends about this opportunity for unrated players to get tournament entry plus a 1 year USCF adult membership with monthly Chess Life magazine for a TOTAL of $20!
3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11-6, Sun 9-3:15.
2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds Sat 11-2:30-6, Sun 9-3:15.
Half point byes: OK all rounds; must commit by rd 2 or not have plus score.
Hotel rates: $71-71, 800-727-3050, 513-398-0115, reserve by 10/31 or rate may increase.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Car rental is easiest & cheapest transportation from Cincinnati Airport.
Ratings: November official USCF rating list used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings based on 4 or more games are usually used if otherwise unrated. Unofficial ratings are not used if you have an official rating. Foreign player rating info.
Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: 845-496-9658. $10 service charge for refunds. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP (World Chess Live Junior Grand Prix points available).
Taken from Chess.com