5SS, G/90, +30incr.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). Held concurrently with Maryland “Sweet 16” (Invitational)—winner to receive in-state fixed-dollar tuition scholarship to UMBC.
$$1260: $400-300-200 Gtd., Class prizes $120 ea. to top U2300, U2100, U1900. Free ent. to GMs, $50 deducted from any prizes.
$350-250-150, Class prizes $110 ea. to top U1600, U1400, U1200 (b/4). No Unr. player may win more than $250 in this section.
$50 if postmarked by 2/19, $60 later, $10 less if under age 20.
Reg.: 8:30-9:30am Sat., Rds: 10-3-7:30pm Sat, 10:30-3:30pm Sun.
Up to three 1/2-pt. byes avail. in Rds. 1-5 if req’d at least 1 hr. before Rd. (before Rd. 2 for any Rd. 4-5 bye), but only at most one 1/2-point bye in Rds. 4-5.
La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1734 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-859-2333, http://www.lq.com (From I-95, take Exit 47A onto I-195 towards BWI Airport. Take Exit 2A onto 295 north towards Baltimore; take first exit, bearing right onto West Nursery Road.)
take Exit 47B off I-95 & follow signs to UMBC. Park in Commons Drive garage.
NEW! Register online or or mail to Dr. Alan T. Sherman, Dept. of CSEE, UMBC, Attn: Open, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Make out check to UMBC.
email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org,
For more information: ChessClub@umbc.edu, www.umbc.edu/chess. W.