The Arizona Chess Federation, Inc. 

USCF Events for August 2015

Here are the upcoming events: - 116th Annual U. S. Open Chess Championship August 1-9, 4-9, or 6-9, 2015 · Phoenix, Arizona Info Link
NOTE: Early entry fee deadline for U.S. Open extended by one week, until June 29. Includes Traditional one game per day schedule (9 days), also 6-day slow time control option, and 4-day option. 9SS, 40/120, SD/60 d5 (4 day option, Rds. 1-6, G/60 d5).
Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016. HR: $99 single/quad, No resort fee, complimentary self-parking; Reservations 800.445.8667; Reserve by July 9 or rate may increase.
$50,000 in prizes based on 500 paid entries, else proportional, $40,000 (80% of each prize) minimum guaranteed. A one-section tournament with Class prizes.
Top US player not otherwise qualified qualifies for 2016 US Championship.
Choice of three schedules:
Traditional: 40/120, SD/60 d5. One round daily at 7 PM, except Rd. 9, 3 PM 8/9.
6-Day Option: 40/120, SD/60 d5. 7 PM 8/4, 12 NOON & 7 PM 8/5-8/7, 7 PM 8/8, 3 PM 8/9.
4-Day Option: Rds. 1-6: G/60 d5; then 40/120, SD/60 d5. 12 NOON, 3 PM, 7 PM, 10 PM 8/6; 12 NOON, 3 PM, 7 PM 8/7; 7 PM 8/8; 3 PM 8/9.
All schedules merge after Round 6 & compete for same prizes.
Projected prizes: Top places $8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-800-600-500, clear winner or playoff $200 bonus. If tie for first, top two on tiebreak play Armageddon game (White 5 minutes, Black 3 minutes and gets draw odds) for bonus and title.
Class Prizes: Top Master (2200-2399) $2500-1200-800-500,
Expert (2000-2199) $2500-1200-800-500,
Class A (1800-1999) $2500-1200-800-500,
Class B (1600-1799) $2500-1200-800-500,
Class C (1400-1599) $2000-1000-600-400,
Class D (1200-1399) $1500-700-500-300,
Class E or below (under 1200) $1500-700-500-300,
Unrated $800-400-200. Half-Point Byes: must commit before Round 4; up to 3 byes allowed for 2000/up, 2 byes for 1400-1999, one bye for Under 1400/Unr.
Limit 1 Half-point bye in last two rounds. Zero-point byes are always available in any round if requested at least two hours before the round(s) in question.
Delay: All US Open side events use 5 sec. delay except the Blitz [d0] and Bughouse [d0].
Entry Fee: Online, $145 by 6/22, $165 by 7/20, $185 after 7/20. By mail, $147 postmarked by 6/22, $167
postmarked by 7/20, $187 after 7/20; do not mail after 7/27! By phone, $150 by 6/22, $170 by 7/20, $185 after. No phone entries after 7/31 (by the close of business at the Office)! At site, all $190;
GMs and WGMs receive free entry. All entries must be made at least two (2) hours prior to the player’s first game. Current USCF membership required.
August Rating Supplement used; unofficial ratings used if otherwise unrated.
CCA ratings used if above USCF.
Foreign player ratings: usually 100 points added to FIDE or FQE, 200+ added to most foreign national ratings, no points added to CFC. Highest of multiple ratings generally used.
Entries: USCF, ATTN: 2015 U.S. Open, PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557.
Online entry available soon:
Phone entry: 800.903.8723.
Not FIDE rated, No cell phones. Bring a clock -- none supplied. Sets/boards supplied for tournament but not for skittles. Many meetings, workshops and seminars, including: USCF Committee Meetings 8/5-8/7,
USCF Awards Luncheon 8/8 NOON,
USCF Delegates Meeting 8/8-9. Many side events and other championships, including:
U.S. National Blitz Championship 7SS Double, G/5 d0, Rd. 1 at 12 NOON 8/8; Weekend Swiss 5SS, G/60 d5, 12-3 Sat 8/1, 10-12:30-3 Sun 8/2;
U.S. Open Scholastic 4SS, G/30 d5, Sun 8/2, 12-1:30-3-4:30; Awards 6pm; U.S. Open Quads G/30 d5 12-1:30-3 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri; U.S. National G/15 Championship G/15 d5, 12-1-2-3-4 Wed 8/5;
U.S. Open Bughouse Sat. 10:30 AM 8/1.
18th Annual Golf Tournament for the U.S. Open Chess Players, (see tournament website for details). U.S. Open Tennis Tournament (see tournament website for details).
In addition, three other championships will also take place:
the 2015 Denker Tournament of HS Champions (see website for a participant list),
the 2015 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions (see website for a participant list),
the and the 2015 National Girls’ Invitational Tournament (see tournament website for details).
Please check the U.S. Open website often for updates, new information and corrections and other useful documents!
USCF Junior Grand Prix for U.S. Open.
19th Annual US OPEN "Golf" event. Wednesday morning August 5th. Contact Michael Wojcio if you want to play - email:
Cost to enter is $10 plus the cost of green fees.
- AUG. 6-27 4-Round Swiss Every Thursday at Carl's Junior Web Listing
AUG. 10-31 Unity Monday G/90 Web Listing
AUG. 14-16 OR 15-16 6th annual Central California Open CALIFORNIA, NORTHERN See Grand Prix.
AUG. 15 August Rising Phoenix Intermediate Under 1400 Web Listing
AUG. 15 August Unity Open Web Listing
AUG. 16-30 Unity Quads on Sunday Web Listing
AUG. 16-30 Unity Chess Weekly on Sunday Web Listing AUG. 29 August Rising Phoenix Advanced Over 1400 Web Listing
AUG. 29 August Unity Evergreen Web Listing

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