Main Line Speech Consultants, USCF, Silver Knights Chess, the prize donors, and the Kaiserman JCC sponsor 

10th Holly Heisman Memorial action tournament 

Sun, Aug 5, 2012

Advance Entry: FREE! – 3 Sections

Optional donation to the Holly Heisman Memorial Fund – $25+ per entry strongly suggested, but any amount is appreciated. 

Strongly suggested all advance enter; online entry will be cut off at noon Saturday Aug 1 - after that you must register Sunday morning on site.

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!!

Please see our list of sponsors who donated prizes - thanks! - email the organizer if you wish to donate a prize - est. prize worth for 2012, ~$2,000!!

Organizer: Dr. Prashanth Ramachandra,  MD -------- Chief TD: Joshua Anderson

Tournaments and Events - Advanced Registrants - Prior year RESULTS

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. 

Lunch: We will again be selling pizza. Non-Kosher food not allowed in bldg, so you can pack a kosher (e.g. dairy, fruit, vegetable-based) lunch. For youngsters it is suggested to bring a kosher lunch or pizza to avoid going outside the safe JCC area; restaurants are nearby for "older" players to walk or drive. The tournament organizers are not responsible for anyone leaving the campus at any time during the event; please either bring a kosher lunch or have a pizza

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.

3 Sections: Open to all ages except the U900 is K-8 only

·       Open: Open to all any rating (or unrated), any age from anywhere.

·      Under 1500: For those rated below 1500 or unrated, any age

· Under 900 K-8: - Meant for the younger set - Unrated Beginners Welcome! (must join USCF at registration)

Time Control: Game in 30 minutes set clocks to 30 minutes with a 5 second delay - 5  rounds (4 in K-8 U1000) -  no one is eliminated - Open to anyone of any age -

Late Registration Ú 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM - Important announcements ~10AM - First round games begin about 10:30

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!

US Chess Federation rated: membership required (available at registration) - Latest USCF Ratings will be used


FREE advance entry strongly suggested...fill in form via Silver Knights (club field is optional) and hit "continue

At site: Make donation checks payable to "The Philadelphia Foundation" with "Holly Heisman Memorial Fund" in the memo field. Advance 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;

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 Philadelphia Foundation, 1234 Market Street, Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA  19107
For instructions on how to donate by mail, click here

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.

2012 Prizes (will be updated for ~final prizes ~ Aug 1, 2012) - should be worth ~$2,000!!

(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 and ICC

Free entry to Gorman, Silver Knight, Allentown events gear

2011 Prizes


 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

4th: Book

5th: Book

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

K-8 U900

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

Hotel Information

Closest: Summit Inn Hotel, 351 E. Township Line Rd. (US 1) - Upper Darby PA 19082; 610-449-6000

This hotel is very close - about 1 mile south on US 1 from the JCC playing site - but is not the greatest.

Further away but much nicer

                ...about 1/2 mile west of the Route 30 Exit of I-476 (Blue Route) - on the North side of Rt. 30; 610-688-5800

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