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New Year Open in Santa Clara, California

The New Year Open is organized by Salman Azhar on 4-6th January 2013 at Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission Blvd, Santa Clara CA 95054.

The tournament will be held in three sections: Under 1500, 1500-1999, and Open 2000+ with the prize fund of $10,000 based on 167 entries. $6,000 is guaranteed. The playing format is 6-round Swiss.

Open Section is FIDE rated. Prizes: $1,500, 700, 300; Top U2300 – 700, 300, 100; Top U2100 – 300, 100.
1500-1999: $1,000, 500, 200; Top U1800 – 600, 200, 100; Top U1600 – 300, 100.
Under 1500: $1,000, 500, 200; Top U1300 – 600, 200, 100; Top U1100 – 300, 100.

Currently top rated player is GM Julio Sadorra (Philippines).

Tel: 408-786-5515, Click here for web contact

Santa Clara Marriott

Santa Clara Marriott

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