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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: Dr. Sauceda open, 7917 McPherson Rd., Suite 205-511, Laredo, TX 78045.  Please pre-register by April 1, 2011. 

Make checks payable to “Joel Sauceda”

Onsite 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 p.m.

                        Sunday April 17th 4th 9:00 a.m. 5th 2:00 p.m. Accelerated pairings may be used at the TD’s discretion.

                        Only One point bye is available and must be requested before the end of 2nd round.

Tie-breakers: SwissSYs pairing program will be used.  – Modified Median, Solkoff, Cumulative and Cumulative opponent.


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!!


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..


Awards: ASAP.




Notes: Bring your own chess set and clock if you have them.

Questions: Sponsor/Guarantor:  Dr, Joel Sauceda Pharm.D., R.Ph (956-693-8770),,

Organizer: Lakshmana Viswanathvish”, 956-717-8384, and

TD: Eddie Rios, 361-455-3682,

Equipment Vendor:  Bob James