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42nd Annual Continental Open

The 42nd Annual Continental Open will be held from August 9-12, 2012, at the Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St (Rt 20 West), Sturbridge, Massachusetts (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90).

The event has a $30,000 projected prize fund with $21,000 guaranteed

The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. All sections are 6 round Swiss tournaments with 4-day, 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in.

Open Section: $3000-1500-700-400-300, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2400/Unr $1800-1000. FIDE rated.
Under 2200 Section: $2000-1000-600-400-200.
Under 2000 Section: $2000-1000-600-400-200. Unrated prize limit $1000.
Under 1800 Section: $2000-1000-600-400-200. Unrated prize limit $800.
Under 1600 Section: $1800-900-500-400-200. Unrated prize limit $600.
Under 1400 Section: $1500-800-400-300-200. Unrated prize limit $400.
Under 1100 Section: $700-400-250-150-100. Unrated prize limit $250.

The same venue hosted the 21st Annual Eastern Class in March when GM Mikheil Kekelidze won the Master section.

Official website

Host Hotel Sturbridge

Host Hotel Sturbridge

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