Please let me know if it turns out you can't make it so I don't pair you and then someone can't play a game!
So far $10,000+ has been raised for charity! Thanks to all donors and sponsors!!
Organizer: Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra, MD -------- Chief TD: Joshua Anderson
Site: Kaiserman Jewish Community Center (JCC)
City Ave (Rt. 1) and Haverford Rd. Wynnewood, PA 19096
“Family Hall” in Conston Fitness Center at Robert Saligman Campus (Park in back)
This event is open to all ages but for youngsters is NOT loco-parentis - young children must be watched by parents.
Directions: Schuylkill Expressway (I-76): Exit at City Line Av. Take US 1 South ~3+ miles to Haverford Rd. (McDonald’s on left; 7-11 upper right); make right onto Haverford; first right is JCC driveway; park in back.
Blue Route (I-476): Exit 11 (Villanova) Go East on Rt. 30 1+ miles to County Line Rd (across from McDonalds) Go Right. Go ~4+ miles, thru Manoa Rd light; next light is JCC; make left at next driveway; park in back.
Rounds 10:30-11:45-1:30-2:45-4 or sooner
Lunch: We will be selling Kosher Pizza. Or you can bag a kosher lunch or go McDonald’s, Wendy’s, etc. 1-3 blocks
Except for the 1:30 lunch round (round 3), rounds may start earlier. K-8 U900 final round is at 2:45
***NEW*** We reserve the right to re-pair anyone whose first round opponent does not show up by 10:45 - Players showing up after 10:45 may be paired again or given a bye.
The past few years every player in the K-8 U900 has won a prize although some leave early before we can give it to them!
At site: Make donation checks payable to "The
Philadelphia Foundation" with "Holly Heisman Memorial Fund" in the memo
entrants who wish to make a donation may do so by mail, on the
web, or wait until the event.
Please bring a Set, Board, pencil, and if you have it, a Clock -we do not supply equipment
MORE INFO: Dan Heisman 610-649-0750; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Holly Heisman Memorial Fund provides funds to benefit women in need, especially battered women, women with breast cancer, or runaway teenagers. It has awarded grants to: The Child Abuse Prevention Effort, Del. Co. Women Against Rape, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, & The Domestic Violence Center of Chester Co. Donate On-line or at the door
The official registration and financial information of The Philadelphia Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
(If you would like to donate a prize email sponsor Dr. Ramachandra)
Non-Prize Sponsors: US Chess Federation (TLA), Kaiserman JCC (room), Main Line Speech Ltd
Some openings may be switched if higher prize player already has that prize
1st-2nd: Choice of Wood Chess Set - donated by Dave Giltanen
...or Bookup (Chess Opening Wizard) Professions
To top junior (in open section) who does not already own a Monroi - Howard Stern's Monroi
Many books from several publishers
Memberships to chess.com and ICC
Free entry to Gorman, Silver Knight, Allentown events
1st: Choice of: House of Staunton $100 gift certificate, Chess Openings Wizard Professional (value $197), or $100 cash
2nd: Leftover from choice of 1st
3rd: Leftover from choices 1st and 2nd
4th-5th Choice of book (1-2)
Top U2000: ICC Adult Membership (#1)
2nd U2000: $25
Top U19 (age): ICC Junior (#1)
2nd U19: ICC Junior (#2)
3rd U19: Free entry to any Silver Knights tournament #1
Top U1800: Chess Openings Wizard Express
2nd U1800: Choice of Book
Top U1600: Adult World Chess Live Membership #1 & Choice of Book
2nd U1600: Choice of Book
3rd U1600: Choice of book
Igor Book – top winner in last round who otherwise could not win anything
1st: $75 + Book
2nd: ICC Adult Membership #2
3rd: Adult World Chess Live #2
Top U1300: Junior World Chess Live #1
2nd U1300: Book
3rd U1300: Book
Top U1100: Junior World Chess Live #2
2nd U1100: Chess Tactics for Students Book
3rd U1100: Chess Tactics for Students Book
Top U900/unr: Junior World Chess Live #3
2nd U900/Unr: Chess Tactics for Students Book
3rd U900/Unr: Chess Tactics for Students Book
Top U19 (age): ICC Junior #3 and Scorebook
2nd U19: ICC Junior #4
3rd U19: Free entry to any Silver Knights tournament #2
Igor book - top last round winner who otherwise would not win anything
1st: Junior World Chess Live #4 + Free entry to any Silver Knights tournament #3
2nd: Junior World Chess Live #5 + 3 months of Silverknights chess videos #1
3rd: Junior World Chess Live #6
Top U700/unr: 3 months of Silverknights chess videos #2 +Bain Rule or checkmate book
2nd U700/unr: Chess Tactics for Students Book
Top U500: 2 months of Silverknights chess videos #3 + Bain Rule or checkmate book
2nd U500: Bain Rule or checkmate book
Other top participants: Other 7 Bain Checkmate and Rule books
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