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Old March 13th 05, 01:25 AM
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May 18-22, 20-22 GPP: 300 MINNESOTA
.. 9-SS, 30/90, SD/1 (3 day option, rds 1-5 G/45), Minneapolis
Convention Center, 1301 Second Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55403). Record breaking prize fund - $500,000
absolutely guaranteed. Organized by GM Maurice Ashley. Live commentary
and lectures. Unrated must enter Open or Unrated sections. Open:
$50000-25000-12500-7000-3500-2000, 7th-20th each $1000, 21st to 50th -
each $500, 2300-2449/unr $20000-10000-5000, U2300 20000-10000-5000. If
tie for 1st place after 9 rounds, speed game playoff 5/22 9:30 pm to
determine sole $50,000 winner. GM & IM norms possible for 5-day
schedule only. FIDE rated. No agreed draws allowed before 30 moves in
last 4 rounds (open section only). Players must sign contract agreeing
to decisions and penalties (see www.hbfoundation.org for copy). Under
2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600:
$20000-10000-5000-2500-1500-1000, 7th-20th each $500, 21st - 50th each
$300. Under 1400: $12000-6000-3000-2000-1500-1000 7th - 20th each
$500 21st - 50th each $300, Top Under 1200 $10000-5000-3000-2000-1000,
Top Under 1000 $4000-2000-1000-1000-1000. If 1400/over established on
any list after 12/00, prize limit for U1200 and U1000 is $1000.
Unrated: 2000-1000-600-500-400 6th to10th $200. EF, if mailed by
1/1/05: $345 ($50 discount on both if registering with a friend).
Mailed by 2/1/05: $345. Mailed by May 1: $375. At site: For 5-day,
until 12 noon 5/18, All $400; For 3-day, until 9 p.m. 5/19, All $400;
no checks, credit cards OK. Online entry at www.hbfoundation.org: EF
$345 by 1/1/05 ($50 discount for both if registering with a friend),
$345 by 2/1/05, $375 by 5/1/05, $400 by 12 noon 5/18 for 5-day and 9 pm
5/19 for 3 day. Phone entry at 800-964-2448 or 205-941-4448: EF $345 by
1/1/05 ($50 discount for both if registering with a friend), $345 by
2/1/05, $375 by 5/1/05, $400 by 5/11/05. No phone entries after 5/12/05
GMs: Waive fee if agree to 1 hour lecture or in-kind service (must
confirm beforehand at Unrated
Section: EF $125 by 1/1/05, $150 by 5/1/05, $200 at site up to 12 noon
5/18 for 5-day section, 9 pm 5/19 for 3-day section. Advance EF may be
paid with $49 USCF dues (required), $30 fee for switching section or
schedule after 5/15. Re-entry: $125, any section but Open, byes OK
before rd 6, registration closes at 11 pm on 5/19 5-day schedule: 5/18
6 pm, 5/19-21 11 & 5, 11 & 5, 11 & 5 5/22 10 & 4. 3-day schedule: 5/20
10:00, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 5/21 11 & 5, 5/22 10 & 4. All schedules
merge in round 6 and compete for same prizes. 1/2 - pt byes OK all,
limit 4, none allowed rounds 6-9. Must commit before rd 1. All: Brings
sets, boards, clocks, if possible. None supplied. HR: Hyatt
612-233-1234, 89-89-109-119, Hilton 888-933-5363, 89-89-99-99,
Millennium 800-522-8856, 89-89-89-89, reserve early as rates will jump
to over $159 a room, other hotels in area 10 minute walk or more.
Special airfares: See
www.hbfoundation.org. Special car rentals: See
www.hbfoundation.org Foreign player ratings: 100 points added to FIDE,
100 to FQE, 200 or more to most foreign, no points added to CFC.
Highest of multiple ratings used. Players who fail to disclose foreign
or FIDE ratings will be expelled. US player ratings: April list used
(same as May Chess Life label), FIDE ratings not used, ratings based on
minimum 25 games, otherwise considered Unrated. Ent: HB Global Chess
Challenge, HB Foundation, 3140 Neil
Armstrong Blvd., Ste. 311, Eagan, MN 55121. Advance entries will be
posted at www.hbfoundation.org.

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Old March 13th 05, 01:02 PM
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Welcome to the HB Global Chess Challenge registration process. Please
read through this page of information completely as it contains
important information to help you get registered quickly.

You can register online by clicking the REGISTER NOW button below or by
calling the HB Global Chess Challenge registration center at
1-800-964-2448 or 205-941-4448.

If you are under 18 years old, you will need to have a parent or
guardians permission in order to play in the HB Global Chess Challenge.
You can still register today for the tournament, simply mail in the
permission forms afterwards. Please go to the FAQ/Policies section and
print out the Recording Authorization Form and the Release of
Liability/Parental Consent Form; both forms must be signed by a
parent/guardian and returned to the HB Foundation prior to the start of
the first round of the tournament.

By registering for the HB Global Chess Challenge all players agree to
abide by all of the stated policies under the FAQ/Policies section. By
registering for the Tournament you also agree that you will sign the
Release of Liability Form at the Tournament Check-in Booth at the
Minneapolis Convention Center.

Important items to know:
You can register online or via phone at the call center. Payments
accepted include Visa, MasterCard, Discover or a check (payment in U.S.
dollars only).


Check payments must be received within 15 calendar days of registration
or the registration will be cancelled. Check payments should be made
payable to HB Foundation, and mailed to: HB Foundation, 3140 Neil
Armstrong Blvd., Suite 311, Eagan, MN 55121.


You will receive a confirmation number after you have registered.
Please retain this for your records.


You will be asked to create a password during the registration process.
This password must be a minimum of 4 characters long and it is case
sensitive. Please write down your password in a safe place where you
will remember it.


You must be a member of the USCF to play in the HB Global Chess
Challenge. You can still register today for the tournament, but you
will need to supply your USCF membership I.D. # prior to the start of
the tournament. Please visit the USCF at uschess.org to purchase your
USCF membership.


You will receive a $50.00 discount off the registration price of
$345.00 if you register with a friend. There is no limit to how many
friends you can register with, every one of you will still receive the
$50.00 discount, making your final entry fee only $295.


If you choose to register with a friend and each of you wants to pay
separately simply enter the promo code "FRIEND2" when prompted, along
with your friend's name. As long as you enter your friend's name, you
each will receive the $50.00 discount even though you are registering
separately. Each person should only select a quantity of one ( 1 ) when
registering for the tournament.


If you choose to register with a friend and want to have only one
person pay all of the entry fees for everybody; the person paying will
still need to enter the promo code "FRIEND2" when prompted, along with
the friend's names. The person paying should select the appropriate
quantity for the number of people they are registering. The
registration system will then prompt you to enter all of the specific
information for each of your friends.


Please complete all of the required information in the online
registration form and follow the stated directions.

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