Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Jan. 19-20 -- 48th Northeastern Open

SECTIONS: Three: OPEN, RESERVE (U/1500) and NOVICE (U/1000). All are USCF-rated. FORMAT: OPEN and RESERVE: 5/SS, T/C: 30/90, G/60. Rds at: 10-2:30-7:15 and 10-3. One half-point Bye any Rd. Full-pt Bye to 2100+ in Rd 1 if requested. NOVICE: 6/SS, G/60, Rds at: 10:15-1:00-3:30-6:30 and 10:15, 1:15. Two half-point Byes allowed! PLAYING SITE: Holiday Inn-Neenah, 123 E. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah, WI 54956. PH: 920-725-8441. Site has 24-hr pool, exercise/workout room, video game area and sports bar. ROOM RATES: $79 for 1-bed King or 2-bed double. Mention chess. REGISTRATION: 8:30-9:30 on Jan 19, 2013. ENTRY FEES: OPEN = $40, RESERVE = $19, NOVICE = $16 if mailed by 1/15. All are $7 more if e-mailed, phoned-in, or paid at site. Checks payable to: Mike Selig – TD. PRIZE FUND: OPEN: ($1400 b/60) $325, $225, best 1900 $190, 1800 $180, 1700 $160, 1600 $150, U/1600 $120, U/1400 $60. RESERVE: $60, $40, Trophies: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, best 1200, 1100, 1000/Under, Unrated. NOVICE: $30, Trophies: 1st, 2nd, U/800, U/600, Unr. ADVANCE ENTRIES: 48th Northeastern Open , Mike Selig – Director, 2895 W. Fourth St #’B’, Appleton, WI 54914-4330. TD e-mail: mselig@tds.net. PH: 920-739-7550. OTHER INFO: USCF Heritage event. First WCA TOUR EVENT of 2013! Fox River Mall, with 183 stores, is only 4 miles from site! Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix!