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44th Continental Chess Open in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

The 44th Annual Continental Open will be held from August 7-10, 2014, 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 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. All sections have either 4-day (August 7-10), 3-day (August 8-10) or 2-day (August 9-10) schedules to play in.

The tournament format is 6-round Swiss, 40/110, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/40, d10).

Last year winner was GM Tamaz Gelashvili

The projected prize fund is $40,000 based on 280 entries, with $30,000 minimum guaranteed. Entry fees are $168-180.

Open: $4000-2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $1600-800. FIDE rated.
Under 2100: $3000-1500-700-400-200.
Under 1900: $3000-1500-700-400-200.
Under 1700: $3000-1500-700-400-200.
Under 1500: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1300: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1000: $1000-500-300-200-100.

Tournament website

Host Hotel Sturbridge

Host Hotel Sturbridge

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