The 23rd Annual Eastern Class Championships will be held from March 14-16, 2014, at the Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St, Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E.
All sections have either 3-day (March 14-16) or 2-day (March 15-16) schedules to play in.
The event has a $20,000 prize fund, based on 240 entries, with $16,000 minimum guaranteed.
US Champion Gata Kamsky is coming to Sturbridge after sharing the first place in Marchand Open. Last year winner was GM Mikheil Kekelidze.
Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE rated.
Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200.
Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1300-700-300-200.
Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $1200-600-300-200.
Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $500-250-150-100, trophies to first 3, top U1000, U800, U600, Unrated.