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Patron Entry Fees in US Champs! Print E-mail
By Bill Hall   
March 6, 2007
Photo Jacob Okada

by Bill Hall-3/6/07

To help fund the Frank K. Berry 2007 US Championship to be held May 15-23 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USCF is announcing the availability of Patron entry fees. Between now and April 25, any USCF member may enter the 9-round Swiss tournament by paying the following fees, which are based on the latest ratings displayed at uschess.org/msa:

Rating/Entry Fee Structure

2500 & up $5,000

2400-2499 $10,000

2300-2399 $15,000

2200-2299 $20,000

2100-2199 $30,000

2000-2099 $40,000

Under 2000 $50,000

After April 25, Patron entries may be accepted only at the discretion of the USCF Executive Director.

The first $15,000 raised by USCF through Patron fees and other fees or donations will go towards covering USCF's $15,000 commitment to support this event. The next $20,000 will be split evenly between the prize fund and replacing a $10,000 administrative fee paid annually to USCF by our previous sponsor. All money raised over $35,000 will be added to the prize fund.

Citizenship and eligibility
Please read USCF Invitational Event Requirements (pdf) and scroll down to the section on residency if you are unsure about your eligibility. Also feel free to contact the USCF office or Bill Hall with questions.

Entry fees and questions should be sent to Bill Hall c/o USCF at PO Box 3967, Crossville TN 38557. Make checks payable to USCF. Of course, donations from non-entrants are also welcome. Thanks for whatever you can give!

Bill Hall

Executive Director, USCF