President's Day Weekend: Four Amateur Team Championships

Four (North, South, East & West) Amateur Team Championships Kick Off! (Feb.13-16)

February 14-16, 2009

Open to teams of four players plus optional alternate.
Average rating of four highest rated players must be under 2200. Difference beween boards 3 and 4 may not exceed 1000 points. December rating list used.

Prizes: Trophy and four chess clocks to: Top 3 teams; Top teams rated Under 2100, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400/unrated.
Trophies (1 large, 4 small) to top College, Industrial, and Junior (under age 18), Senior (over age 55), U1200 teams.
Clocks to top scorers on each board (1-4 and Alternate), plus any perfect score.
Gift certificates for Best Team Name (1st and 2nd).

February 14-16, 2009

39th Annual – Celebrate the 60′s! 6SS, 40/2, SD/1.
Parsippany Hilton, 1 Hilton Ct., Parsippany,N.J. 07054. Chess Rate valid until 1/16. Reserve early 973-267-7373 or 1- 800-HILTONS. Morris/Essex train to Morris Plains 1.5 miles.

Open to 4- player teams with one optional alternate.

February 13-15 or 14-15, 2009

Orlando International Airport Hotel & Conference Center
3835 McCoy Road, Orlando FL 328125 Rounds at G/120 (2-day option: Sat Rd1 G/60)
2 sections: 4-player teams (plus optional lower rated alternate)
Open: Team average rating under 2200 (Yr-end)
(Winning Open Team plays in National Playoffs on March 21st.)

Scholastic Team average rating under 1200 (Yr-end) G/60
(Players need not be from the same school. Teams can be formed on-site.)

EF per player: OPEN $30 mailed by February 6, $40 later
SCHOLASTIC $20 mailed by February 6, $25 later

(SPECIAL EF $140 for 5-player team by Feb 6, $180 later.)

PRIZES: Plaques/Trophies to top 3 teams in each section plus:
OPEN: (four per teams indicated)
1st & 2nd: Excalibur chess clock; 3rd: Plaque
TOP U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400: Trophy

***FCA members are eligible for FL GP Points.***

SCHOLASTIC: (four per teams indicated)
1st & 2nd: Excalibur chess clock
3rd, & TOP U1000, U800: Trophy
BOARDS 1-4 in each section: Excalibur chess clock

Prizes for best team name in each section and all 5-0 scores.

SCHEDULE: Registration ends ½-hour before 1st round.
OPEN 3-day: rounds 8, 1-7, 9-3; 2-day: rounds 10-1-7, 9-3;
SCHOLASTIC (Sat & Sun): rounds 10-1-4, 9-12, Awards 2:30.

HR: $85 (Interior), (407)859-2711,
$69 (Exterior), (407)367-4225, call in afternoon.

Mention “Chess”. Reserve by Feb 1st.
(Note: RESERVE EARLY! All Hotels in area fill up USATS weekend)

Info: call (407)629-6WIN or visit www.centralflchess.org
Send Registration and Check payable to:
CFCC, 921 N. Thistle Lane, Maitland, FL 32751 or online usats2009.eventbrite.com

February 13-15 or 14-15 , 2009

Two sections: Open and Scholastic (Saturday only) 5SS, 30/90, SD/60 (rounds 1-2 for 2-day schedule G/60; scholastic section G/60 all four rounds).

Milwaukee Marriott West, W231N1600 Corporate CT, Waukesha, WI 53186. Chess Rate of $85.99 is valid until Feb. 1st. Reserve early (262) 574-0888.

OPEN: Open to 4 player teams with one optional alternate (individuals can enter and be assigned teammates). Team average (4 highest ratings-2008 Annual Rating list) must be under 2200.
EF: $140 ($141 if 2-day schedule) postmarked by 2/5/09; $180 after or at door.
Prizes: 4 clocks to top two teams, 4 clocks to top teams with average rating u1900, u1600, and u1300. Prizes to best team composed of juniors (high school and younger). Special prizes to top score on each board. Best game prize.
Schedule: 3-day: Late Registration: 6-7pm on 02/13. Rounds: 7:30pm; 10:00am-4:00pm; 10:00am-4:00pm. 2-day: Late Registration: 9-10:30am on 02/14.
Rounds: 11:00am-1:30pm-4:00pm; 10:00am-4:00pm. Saturday Night Special: dessert + blitz tournament with $$ prizes.
SCHOLASTIC: Open to 4 player team with one optional alternate (all players must be High School age or younger; individuals can enter and be assigned teammates). Team average (4 highest ratings-2008 Annual Rating list) must be under 1200.
EF: $120 postmarked by 2/5/09; $150 after or at door.
Prizes: Prizes to top team overall, top three High School Teams, top three Middle School Teams, top three Elementary School Teams. Special prizes to top score on each board.
Schedule: Late Registration: 8:30-9:30am on 02/14. Rounds: 10:15am-1:00pm-3:30pm-6pm. Saturday Night Special: dessert + blitz tournament with $$ prizes.

Information/Help with Teams: ashish@vajachess.com, 414-234-1005 or abetaneli@wichessacademy.com.

Make Checks Payable to and Send Entries to: VICA, 6822 North Crestwood Dr, Glendale, WI 53209 or enter online at: www.wscachess.org. Please include captain’s email and phone number.

WCL JGP (Open Section). 2009 USAT Playoff is scheduled for March 21, 2009 on ICC. More details will be posted soon.

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