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Blackstone Chess Academy
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2013 Blackstone Chess Festival Open Fri-Sun August 23-25
Tournament Name: Blackstone Chess Festival Open - GPP 10
Organizer: Blackstone Chess
Location: Blackstone Chess Center, 250 Main St., Pawtucket RI
Date: Start: Friday, Aug. 23 7pm End: Sunday, Aug. 25
Registration: Fri: 6-6:55pm Sat: 10-10:55am
Prize Fund: $800 based on 20 entries
Entry Fee: $50 advance, $60 at the door, GM free
Advance Entry: US Mail: postmark by 8/20 Online: by 8/22, midnight EDT
Online Entry: Enter Festival Open⇒
Mail Entry: Blackstone Chess, 45 Taft Avenue, Providence RI 02906
Format: 5SS, USCF Rated, Grand Prix (10 GPP, enhanced)
Time Control: Game/90, 30 sec. increment Increment clocks provided
Sections: FIDE Open 2-day Class Championship** (U2000/U1500)
Prizes: 1st: $300 · 2nd: $180 · 3rd: $120
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: 4:00pm
Sunday: Round 4 Sun: 10:00am Round 5 Sun: 3:00pm
Byes: Rounds 1-4 only, limit 2
Hotel: Comfort Inn $99 1-401-723-6700
Food Service: Cold drinks, coffee, tea, and snacks on site ... see below
More Details:

Equipment provided! 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.

More Festival events:

Saturday 8/24-25: 2-day Festival Class Championship U2000/U1500**, 4SS Game/90+30s, two sections, Under 2000, Under 1500, and a 1-day event for players under 2200.

Sunday 8/25: 1-day Festival Under 2200 Octads*, Game/45+15s in octads (groups of 6-8 players).

Questions: Tel: 1.401.751.6239 Blackstone Chess Festival
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