Thursday, November 1, 2007

Ernesto Labate Grand Prix

Todd Lunna has mailed a letter to all persons who have played at the Westfield Chess Club this year asking for their participation in the Ernesto Labate Grand Prix which will be held on Sunday, November 4th, at Westfield.

As of Monday, October 29th, only 7 players had entered in advance. There is guaranteed prize money of $2,000. In addition to the advertised prizes, Lunna will add an under-1500 prize if there are at least 3 entries below 1500. The entrance fee is $75 at the site, but you may qualify for the early entrance fee of $60 if you e-mail Lunna at

The tournament is a 5-round Swiss with time control of game/40. The first round starts at 12 noon, which will feel like 1 o'clock in the afternoon because daylight savings time ends in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Don't forget to turn your clock back! You will need ID to enter the building.