2011 Laredo Open
$5600 Guaranteed
Saturday/Sunday April 16-17, 2011

Site: Bravo Care 6508 N. Bartlett Ave. Laredo, TX 78041 MAP
Format: 5SS, Rds 1-2 G/90, Rds 3-5 G/120. USCF Rated.
Open Section is FIDE rated but follows USCF rules. Current USCF Membership Required (USCF Membership may be Purchased On Site). April ratings used. Divisions: 3

Sections: Open, Reserve (Under 1800), and Novice (Under 1400)
Entry Fee: $45 (Pre-Registered), $55 (On site Registration)
Pre-registration: Complete form below and mail to: 2011 Laredo Open, 7917 McPherson Rd., Suite 205-511, Laredo, TX 78045. Please pre-register by April 1, 2011.Make checks payable to “Joel Sauceda”
On site Registration: 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. April 16th
Rounds: Saturday April 16th 1st 10:00 a.m. 2nd 2:00 pm. 3rd 6:00 pm
Sunday April 17th 4th 9:00 a.m. 5th 2:00 p.m. (Awards: ASAP)
Accelerated pairings may be used at the TD’s discretion.(Please Bring Your Chess Set & Clock)
Only One ½ point bye is available and must be requested before the end of 2nd round.

Titled Players Attending: GM Timur Gareev, GM Axel Bachmann, IM Max Cornejo,
IM Alfonso Almeida & WGM-Elect Nadya Ortiz
Tie-breakers: Modified Median, Solkoff, Cumulative and Cumulative Oponent.
Note: Swiss System Pairing Program will be used.
Time Control: Rounds 1-2: G/90, Rounds 3-5: G/120
Prizes: Open: 1st $1,200, 2nd $800, 3rd $600 U2400 1st $500 U2200 1st $500 U2000 $500
Reserve: U1800 1st $400 2nd $200 3rd $100 U1600 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, Unrated Reserve $50.
Novice: U1400 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 Unrated Novice $50.

An Unrated may win any prize in the open section. However, in the reserve or Novice section the winnings are limited to $50 *Thanks to our sponsor, Dr. Joel Sauceda, all prizes above are guaranteed!!

Extra: Free Motel Room: 10 Free Room accommodations for the first 2200+ USCF/FIDE Rated Player who Pre-Register for the tournament on a First come first served basis. Organizer reserves the right to put up to two players in a room. Rooms courtesy of Kevin Yang, Gateway Inn. Laredo,TX. Alternately two such players could register and request a single room. Free Entry: First 5 GM’s get a Free Entry for the Tournament. Your entry fee will not be deducted from any winnings.

Hotel Accommodations: Kevin Yang is a local chess activist and sponsor of the “Free Rooms”. Additional rooms are available by contacting him at 956-251-8281 at a reduced rate of $36+Tax.

Website: http://www.guildtechs.com/sauceda. (Please Bring Your own Chess Set & Clock)
Questions: Sponsor: Dr. Joel Sauceda, B.S., Pharm.D., R.Ph (956-693-8770), joel2785@gmail.com,
Organizer: Lakshmana Viswanath “Vish”, 956-717-8384, vis@consultant.com and
TD: Eddie Rios, 361-455-3682, teacher@intcomm.net
Equipment Vendor: Bob James

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