After a notice of cancellation in the October 2000 Chess Life, which was changed to one of uncertainty in the following three issues, the 2001 USCF Grand Prix has now been definitely scheduled!

The prize fund will be at least $10,000.  A year long effort to find additional sponsorship is planned, which may result in these prizes being raised.

The 2001 Grand Prix is made possible by the following sponsors:

$1000 or more:  Continental Chess Association, Seattle Chess Foundation, Bob Smith

$500 or more:  National Open, House of Staunton, Frank Niro

$100 or more:  Robert Tanner, ChessWise, Don Schultz

Continental Chess has also guaranteed USCF that the total prize fund will be at least $10,000.

If you can help support this traditional event which has contributed so much to Master chess in the USA, please send your donation for any amount to US Chess Federation (Grand Prix Donation), 3054 NYS Rt 9W, New Windsor NY 12553.