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Conrado Fundraising Tournament

by Ken Fee
Conrado has been in pain for 5 years and needs our help to raise $3000 for an operation that may help. The original cost of the operation is $6,000, but the doctor has reduced the cost by 50%. Without health insurance, the situation does not look good!

As many of you know, Conrado has supported the Kansas City Chess Club over the last 10 years and is a friend to many of us!

I will personally match any donations made to help Conrado. I also plan to play and donate my rating points! Please help to support our good friend!    

Saturday and Sunday April 7th and 8th.

G/90: 6SS. Open and Reserve Sections based on attendance.

The Kansas City Chess Club, 7667 NW Prairie View Rd. Kansas City, Missouri 64151. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Davita Medical Building. Pizza Hut and LC Hamburgers are walking distance for lunch.

EF: $50 for both days. $25 for Saturday or Sunday. Additional donations are also accepted! 100% of all entry fees will help Conrado!

Raffles will also take place for a $500 1 Year Master Warrior Membership and $500 1 Year of Chess School. Tickets are $50 each.

Registration: 11:30AM-11:45. Rounds: Saturday 12 noon/3:15/6:30 and Sunday 11 /2:15/5:30. 15 minute breaks between rounds! We will pair the first round at 11:50AM. The clocks are started at 12:00 High Noon! Half point byes available for any round.

Chess Book Prizes donated by Ken Fee

Memberships: USCF and KCCA. Sold onsite.

ENT: Ken Fee, 1537 Baker St., Liberty, MO 64068. 816-399-3703

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