107th Annual 2006 US Open
Aug. 5-13, 8-13, 9-13, 2006
Double Tree Hotel, Chicago-Oak Brook IL
1909 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Chess rate $89

9SS, 40/2, SD/1 (5 day option, rds 1-5 G/60)
HR $89. single /quad
$40,000 guaranteed prize fund
A one-section tournament with class prizes
U.S. Championship Qualifier; (details later).

Three schedules:

Traditional: one round every day

6-day option: two games per day on the 8/8-8/10; 12 and 7pm, 8/11-8/13; 7pm.
Time control 40/2, SD/1 all games;

5-day option: Rounds 1-5 G/60, 8/9 2 rounds 6 & 8:30pm. 8/10 4 rounds; 10-1-3:30-7. 8/11 at 3pm. All schedules merge after round 5. Round 9 is at 3PM on Sunday, August 13th.

Prizes:
Top places: $6000-3000-2000-1000-600-400-300-200.
Top Master (2200 – 2399) $2000 – 1000- 600 – 400.
Top Expert $2000 -1000-600-400.
Class Prizes: Top A $2000 – 1000 – 600 – 400.
Top B $2000 – 1000 – 600 – 400.
Top C $2000 – 1000 – 600 – 400.
Top D $1500 – 700 – 500 – 300.
Top E and below $1200 – 600 – 400 – 200.
Top Unrated: $600 – 300 – 200.

Byes:
Above 1600, two half point byes.
Below 1600, one half point bye.
Zero point bye any round.
No half point byes last two rounds.
Half-point byes must be requested by end of previous round.
Maximum two 1/2-pt. byes if requested at least 3 hours before round, no byes allowed last 2 rds.
EF: $125 if register online by 7/2 ($130 mail or phone entry), $155 register online by 7/16 ($160 main or phone), $175 online up to 8/4 ($180 onsite).

August USCF rating supplement used.
CCA ratings will be used.
Foreign player ratings: 100 pts added to FIDE, 100 to FQE, 200+ to most foreign, no pts added to CFC.
Established USCF rating used unless CCA is higher, otherwise highest of multiple ratings.

Ent: U.S. Chess Federation, P.O. Box 3967 Crossville TN 38557 or online.
$5 surcharge for phone entry 1-800-903-8723.
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