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Blackstone Chess Academy
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2011 Blackstone Chess Festival FIDE August 26-28
Tournament Name: Blackstone Chess Festival International - FIDE/GP
Organizer: Blackstone Chess
Location: Blackstone Chess Center, 250 Main St., Pawtucket RI
Date: Start: Friday, Aug. 26 7pm End: Sunday, Aug. 28
Registration: Fri: 6-6:55pm Sat: 10-10:55am
Prize Fund: $1200 based on 24 entries
Entry Fee: $50 advance, $60 at the door, GM free
Advance Entry: US Mail: postmark by 8/19 Online: by 8/25, midnight EDT
Online Entry: Enter Festival FIDE
Mail Entry: Blackstone Chess, 45 Taft Avenue, Providence RI 02906
Format: 5SS, USCF & FIDE Rated, Grand Prix
Time Control: 40/90, SD/45 - 5 sec. delay No analog clock adjustment
Sections: FIDE Open Class Championship**
Prizes: 1st: $500 · 2nd: $300 · 3rd: $200
Class Prizes: Under 2100: 1st: $125 · 2nd $75
Schedule: Round 1: Fri: 7:00pm (Reg: 6:00-6:55pm)
Saturday: Round 2 Sat: 11:00am Round 3 Sat: 5:00pm
Sunday: Round 4 Sun: 10:00am Round 5 Sun: 3:00pm
Byes: Rounds 1-4 only, limit 2
Hotel: Comfort Inn $89 1-401-723-6700
Food Service: Cold drinks, coffee, tea, and snacks on site ... see below
More Details:

SETS Provided! Please bring digital clocks if possible.

Excellent location, just off I-95. 5 minutes from Amtrak station in Downtown Providence. Hotel, 2 minutes walk to Chess Center. Hotel serves complimentary continental breakfast to guests. Quick inexpensive food on the block: Chinese, Burgers/Sandwiches, Pizza, and more. Late night fare at hotel and nearby pubs as late as midnight.

Festival events include the 1-day Class Championship** (Saturday 8/27), Game/75, in 2 sections: Under 2000, and Under 1500. Sunday (8/28) features 1-day USCF rated Octads (G/45). Lectures and workshops will be offered between rounds, and during the festival week.

Questions: Tel: 1.877.747.6464 Blackstone Chess Festival
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