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Entry Instructions

6 ROUND SWISS IN 5 SECTIONS.
USCF ENHANCED GRAND PRIX EVENT: 150 POINTS.
OPEN SECTION FIDE RATED.

Friday April 3, 2 Rounds: 12 noon & 7:00 p.m.
Saturday April 4, 2 Rounds: 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Sunday April 5, 2 Rounds: 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Time Control: 40 Moves/2 Hours, Game/1 Hour, 5 second delay for all six rounds.
Byes available all rounds if requested before round 1. Limit 2 byes in Open section.
 
$26,000.00 PRIZE FUND!
Based on 275 players.
$16,500 guaranteed.

THE FOLLOWING PRIZES ARE GUARANTEED: Open $2,000-$1,300-$1,000-$700-$500-$400-$300-$300-$300-$200, plus 1/2 of all other prizes.

- OTHER PRIZES -

TIE FOR FIRST IN OPEN SECTION: If necessary, a playoff will be held for $100 of prize fund.

TOP SENIOR (65 & Over): $200. Does not apply to unrated, provisionally rated, or masters.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: $800-400. Decided by total score of best ten scores from one club in main tournament. (All sections eligible.) Restrictions apply. Club Captain should contact Jerry Weikel well in advance of the tournament for details.

TROPHIES to top three places in classes A-D.

TOP UNRATED: Receives a trophy and a one year USCF membership. Unrateds not eligible for cash prizes.

PROVISIONAL PLAYERS: May only win 50% of first place money in lower 4 sections, but may win full amount of prizes 1-10 in Open Section.

PRIZE MONEY OVER $599: U.S. Social Security number and U.S. mailing address required for IRS Form 1099, or 30% of prize money withheld for taxes.

Open A B C D/Under
$2,000
1,300
1,000
700
500
400
300
300
300
200
2399/below
$1,000
2299/below
$1,000
2199/below
$1,200-800-500-400
2099/below
$1,000
$1,500
800
500
300
200
$1,400
700
400
300
200
$1,200
600
400
300
200
$1,000
500
400
300
200

ENTRY FEES

SECTION/RATING ENTRY FEE
Open Section GM and IM Free by 3/1*.
After 3/1, $11 late fee until 4/11.
$22 late fee at site.
Open Section (2000-Up) $149
Open Section (1999-below) $200
Section "A" (1800-1999) $148
Section "B" (1600-1799) $147
Section "C" (1400-1599) $146
Section "D"/under (1200-1399) $145
Unrated Players Free**

* GM/IM free entry not eligible for class prizes 2399 and below. May elect to pay entry fee and become eligible.

**Unrated receive a free entry but are not eligible for cash prizes and must join USCF for one full year. If already a USCF member then must join for one additional year through tournament. Unrated will play in "D/Under" Section unless requesting a higher Section. $10 entry fee discount for seniors (65 and over) (not available for unrateds).

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

ADVANCE ENTRY: Add $11 if postmarked after March 1. Do not mail after March 27. Do not Email after April 1. Email entries on April 2 will pay the $22 late fee. Late fee $22 if entering at site. Complete the Entry Form and return it with your check or money order made payable to the SANDS REGENCY, or provide credit card information and signature. Mail to:

Chess Tournament
Sands Regency Hotel/Casino
345 N. Arlington Avenue
Reno, NV 89501

OR email all information on the form including credit card number and expiration date to Tournament Director Jerry Weikel at wackyykl@aol.com up to April 1.

No phone entries please.

ENTRY AT SITE: Register between 5 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 or between 9 and 10 a.m. on Friday, April 3. Entries after 10 a.m. Friday may have to accept a first round (1/2 pt.) bye at the discretion of the T.D. CCA ratings may be used to protect from possible sandbaggers. USCF membership required. New memberships/renewals available at site.

Sets provided. Please bring clocks. OK to play up, but increased entry fees are applicable in Open Section. No smoking in game room. Smoking in casino OK.

Pairings: To make an odd group even, the highest rated player from the next lower group will be moved up, when applicable. If the unlikely situation occurs, three colors in a row could be assigned. Pairings not changed for color unless three in a row or cause a plus 3.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
Jerome V. Weikel, Chief T.D. (N.T.D.)
6578 Valley Wood Drive
Reno, NV 89523
775-747-1405
email wackyykl@aol.com

SPECIAL HOTEL RATES
Thank you for staying with us! Discounted rates are $36.03 Sunday-Thursday, $53.06 Friday or Saturday, single or double occupancy. Reserve hotel in advance up until March 15, 2015. Players without reservations will be charged the current walk-up rate on day of arrival. To guarantee hotel reservation with credit card by telephone call 1-866-FUNSTAY (1-866-386-7829), group code CHESS415. (Please, no tournament entries by telephone.)

Remember, early entry fees must be postmarked by March 1. Add $11 if postmarked March 2 until March 27. Do not mail after March 27. Do not email after April 1. Add $22 if entering at site. Reserve hotel by March 15. Players without hotel reservations will be charged the current walk up rate on day of arrival.
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