Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Northwest Chess Grand Prix Event!!!
Click here for Pre-Registration List
*** Special side-event: FREE Simultaneous Exhibition by Washington Master Josh Sinanan starting at 5:00 p.m. going to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012 also at BSU Student Union Building (Hatch Ballroom) in Boise. Email to sign up. ***

Parking Permit: If you want to have free parking at the tournament, please click this link and print the page that opens, which has a code you will need to enter into the Kiosk machine in the parking garage to the South of the Student Union Building (across street). This code will be good for both Saturday and Sunday.

Additional info.: Dan Swanson is the Sales Manager for several hotels in the Boise area. He recently booked a group of rooms for some individuals who will be attending the Western Idaho Open. He got them set up with some good room rates. If other competitors are in need of accommodations, you may contact Dan for assistance. Contact: Dan Swanson, Area Sales Manager, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, P: 208-914-2052, Fax: 208-344-7446, email

$1350 Guaranteed Prize Fund
FIDE Rated
USCF Grand Prix

Format: 5 Round Swiss System
Time Control: Game/120;d5
2 Sections: OPEN and U1400 Reserve
Site: Boise State University, Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706.
Entry Fee: $30 ($25 if Under 18 or 60+ years old, BSU Chess Club members entry $10) if registered by December 3, 2012. Special Family Rate of $60. $5 more for all if received after December 3, 2012. FM's IM's, GM's, and WGM's enter for free (no deduction from winnings). E-mail entry will lock in advance entry rate.
Current USCF Membership is required, available at site or online at
Both sections USCF Rated. Open Section is also FIDE rated!
Idaho Chess Association (ICA) membership required. OSA (Other States Accepted). ICA Membership is $10/year (Regular), or $25/year for Premium Membership which includes 12 months of Northwest Chess Magazine. Click here for a current list of ICA Memberships.
Make all checks payable to Idaho Chess Association.
Register & check in: 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 Those not paid and checked in by 8:30 a.m. may not be paired in first round. Players arriving for round 2 (even if not known in advance) may take a retroactive first round bye as long as they arrive before the 2nd round starts (1:30 p.m.).
Round Times:
Round 1: 9:00 a.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012
Round 2: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012
Round 3: 6:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012
Round 4: 9:00 a.m., Sunday, December 9, 2012
Round 5: 1:30 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 2012
1/2 point bye (Maximum 1), in any Round. Must notify TD before round 2 is paired. Players may arrive for round 2 and take a retroactive first round half point bye if arrive before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Prizes: Open: $500, $250, $100. Open section will be separated into two halves for prize payout only (not for pairing purposes). First place in lower half receives $100 and 2nd place in lower half will receive $50. Reserve: $200, $100, $50.
Entries: Jeff Roland, 1514 S. Longmont Ave., Boise, ID 83706, E-mail:,
No Computers, No Smoking, Wheelchair access

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