Sunday, November 13, 2011

Recession Buster Open

The Recession Buster Open   2/18/12 - 2/20/12

At the Sheraton San Diego Mission Valley Hotel over Presidents' Day weekend 2012

Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Presidents' Day holiday) or play optional 2 day schedule on Sunday and Monday

1433 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego CA 92108          Great Central Location  

$20,000 Guaranteed Prizes

6 round Swiss in 5 Sections, 40/2,SD/1, d/5 (5 second delay per move) 

or for 2 day option, first 3 games are G/60, then merge with 3 day in round 4.

Open Section: $2,600/1,800/1,200/900/600/500/400  BU2300 $800/400

BU2200 $1,000/600/400/200

Premier Section (U2000): $1,000/600/400/200

Amateur Section (U1800): $1,000/600/400/200

Reserve Section (U1600): $1,000/600/400/200

Booster Section (U1400): $600/400/200/100, BU1200 $300/150, Best Unr $100

Plus Best Game Prizes of $75, $50 and $25, one reserved for non-Open Section

Entry Fee: $100 if received by 2/12/12, or $120 after that date or at door. Special rate for U1400 or unrated is only $75 if received by 2/12/12, or $90 after that. Also special reduced rate for GMs or IMs is only $20 if received by 2/12, or $60 after that or at door. Unrated players can play any section but can only win $100 in Booster or $200 in other sections, except in the Open where they can win place prices only (not U2300 or U2200).   

SCCF membership required for all Southern  California residents ($18 adult, $10 junior) 

February USCF offical rating list will be used for pairings.

Re-entry Fee for going from 3 day to 2 day is $75, not available in Open Section.  

Mail entries to: SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego CA 92112, make check to San Diego Chess Club. Starting probably in January a link will be provided to join this event online via credit card or PayPal at the SCCF website

Onsite Registration: 3 day: 9 AM  to 10:30 on Saturday.  2-day: 9 AM to 10 AM on Sunday 

Rounds: 11 AM and 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM and 4:30 PM on Monday

2 Day schedule: 10:30 AM, 12:15, 3 PM (3 games at G/60), then merge with others and play regular time control (40/2,SD/1) at 6 PM on Sunday, 10 AM and 4:30 Monday   

High Quality 6 hour chess games with 5 second delay for those who love classical chess at this traditional time control, or three quick 2 hour games to start off if you are tough enough to handle that grueling schedule. Directed by Bruce Baker with assistance from Chuck Ensey, we hope this event will be as successful as the recent Southern California Open which drew 180 players to a nearby location. By the way that event will repeat at the same location, Crowne Plaza Hotel, over Labor Day weekend in 2012 (Sept 1,2 and 3)      

Bye policy: Two byes allowed, but byes in rounds 5 and 6 MUST be requested before round two and are irrevocable. Byes in rounds 1-4 can be requested anytime up to 1 hour before the round. Of course if you are going to withdraw, also notify the TD, it is very rude not to and leave someone else waiting for an opponent.

Hotel Info: Special rate of only $110, call 619-260-0111 and mention chess tournament rate. Rate is only guaranteed until 1/19/12, so book early to insure you get this rate, as it may go up or rooms could be completely sold out if you wait too long. You can look at the hotel at . San Diego is a great vacation spot so bring the family and let them visit the world famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World and Legoland while you play chess.

Questions? email Chuck Ensey at or call Bruce Baker at 619-239-7166

State Championship Qualifier, 150 Grand Prix Points (enhanced)            



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