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Miami Chess Open

June 21, 2007

Announcing the Miami Open, what the organizers (IM Lugo et al.) are hoping will be

the greatest open ever (or at least the most fun!).

$100,000 / based on 650 players


September 26-30, 2007

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
Open:
9 rounds , GM and IM norms possible! Fide Rated. Other sections 7 rounds, at luxurious Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel. Five minutes away from Miami International Airport, Fifteen minutes away from Miami Sea-Aquarium and world famous South Beach with it’s amazing nightlife. The Sidney Samole Chess Hall of Fame also makes its home in Miami Florida and also welcomes you to visit. Miami’s biggest malls are nearby (Dolphin Mall, International Mall, Mall of the Americas)
You play only those in your section.

$100,000 based on 650 entries. $50,000 guaranteed

Tournament Details

Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel, 711 NW 72 Ave (near Dolphin and Palmetto Expressway), Miami, FL 33126 (Inside the hotel you will find over 100 different retail stores). 5$ a day parking or 8$ for an in and out parking ticket.

Open Section: 9-SS, 90mins with 30 seconds increment for the whole game. GM and IM norms possible. In 7 sections. Prizes based on 650 paid entries, else proportional, 50% of prizes guaranteed. Re-entries count as half an entry.
FIDE rated, 150 GPP.

Unrated must enter U1000/Unr or Open Section.
Other sections: 7-SS, 90 mins with 30 seconds increment for the whole game.

Open Section: $12000-5000-3000-1500-1000-700-600-500-400-400, clear first bonus $200, 2300-2499 $2000-1000

Under 2300/Unr Section: $3000-1500-700. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game for title & bonus prize.

Under 2200 Section: $5000-3000-2000-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.

Under 2000 Section: $5000-3000-2000-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.

Under 1800 Section: $5000-3000-2000-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.

Under 1600 Section: $5000-3000-2000-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.

Under 1300 Section: $4000-2000-1500-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.

Under 1100/Unrated Section: Trophies to top 10.

Prize limits:
1) If under 26 total games as of 8/07 list, limit $1000 U1300, $2000 U1600 through U2200.

2) If more than 20 points over section maximum on any list 8/07 or after, prize limit $1000.

Online Entrance Form

ON-LINE entrance form

Schedules

Don’t delay: For the online entry, By 7/30 $210, by 8/30 $230, by 9/25 $260

Mailed entry fee: By 7/30: $210 ,by 8/30 $230, all $250 at site .

All sections except U1100/Unrated will pay the same. No checks at site, credit cards OK.

Under 1100/Unrated Section entry fee: $30, $30 phoned to 305-262-2700. $45 at the tournament site.

Phone entry fee

(305)262-2700 By 7/30 $215, by 8/30 $235.

Re-entries

Re-entries: $100. Not available in open section. For lower sections, ask organizers for details.

Playing Schedule

5-day Open schedule: Late entries end Wed 6 pm. Rounds Wed 7 pm, Thur 1 & 7, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30.

4-day Open schedule: Late entries end Thur 9 am. Rounds Thur 10am (G/60) Thur 1 & 7, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30

3-day Open schedule: Late entries end Fri 9am. Rounds Fri 10am (G/45) Fri 12 noon,2pm,4pm,6pm. Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30.

4-day Lower Sections schedule: Late entries end Thur 6 pm. Rds Thur 7pm, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30.

3-day Lower Sections schedule: Late entries end Fri 7pm; rds. Fri 8pm (G/60) Sat 10 & 1 & 4 & 7, Sun 10 & 4:30.


All schedules merge & compete for same prizes.

Hotel rates

$119 for 1-4 room (305) 261-3800
Act now! Rate may increase or hotel sell out.

Byes

All: 1/2 pt byes OK all rounds, limit 3. Open byes must commit before rd 2, lower sections before rd 4.

Other

No smoking, bring sets and boards.

Prize limits

1) If under 26 total games as of 8/07 list, limit $1000 U1300, $2000 U1600 through U2200. 2) If more than 20 points over section maximum on any list 8/07 or after, prize limit $1000.


The Miami Chess Open entry form:


Name _________________________________
Tournament_________________________________
Section_______________________
Number of days_______ USCF ID _____________
Rating ______
Entry Fee_______________Membership Dues___________
Address 1 ____________________________________
Address 2 ____________________________________
email address__________________________________

Mail to: Miami International Chess Academy

5880 SW 8Street, Miami Florida 33174.

Checks payable to ‘The Miami Chess Open’

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