HOW THE GRAND PRIX SYSTEM WORKS: This system is extremely popular in Europe and we thought this is a wonderful time to bring it to Tucson. The Grand Prize Winners will be decided based on their total score in the 3 Grand Prix tournaments throughout the chess season. It will depend on player’s total score in the tournaments together with their added bonus points.

In other words, these tournaments in the series will be the replicas of tournaments such as the Tucson Chinese Center and Foothills Open tournaments but with the pleasant twist of having a chance to win also combined prizes at the end when attending more than 2 of those events.

LOCATION: 1701 East Seneca Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
DESCRIPTION: 4 rounds: 3 Sections. Open (over 1500 USCF), Reserve (U 1500) and Booster (U900).Special possible “Expert” section in the “Open”. Open to all current USCF members.

TIME CONTROL: Game in 45.
SCHEDULE: 4 Rounds: At 9:30 AM / 11:00 AM/ 1:00 PM/ 2:30 PM. Closing Ceremony immediately after the rounds are completed. Pairings may be done as to make the best match-ups possible.

TROPHIES: Trophies, certificates and medals in each section. Special trophies available in each division.
PRIZES: Prizes, including chess books, will be given out in each category.

INFORMATION: Levon Altounian (520) 891-3632 or
REGISTRATION: Mail-in (see below) or through the website (it is very easy and convenient).

MERCHANDISE: 10% off for participants for any chess sets or books sold on-site.
FEE: $25 if postmarked before September 25, $5 more after.

DISCOUNTS: Family and School discounts apply as well as Hosting school discount
ON-SITE: On-site registration between 9:00 AM-9:25 AM.
Checks made to: Arizona Chess For Schools (mailing address: 2772 N. Neruda Ln, Tucson AZ, 85712)

To download the flyer, click here: IST OPEN 2012 #1