13th annual Hartford Open

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Sheraton Hotel

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix



 13th annual Hartford Open.  5-SS, 40/80, SD/30; d30 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Sheraton Hotel, 1 Bradley Airport (visible at airport entrance), Windsor Locks, CT 06096 (I-91 Exit 40 to Rt 20). Free parking. Prizes $10,000 guaranteed. In 5 sections. Major: Open to 1900/over (see peakrating.us). Prizes. $1200-600-300, top USCF U2300 $400-200. FIDE. Under 2100: $900-500-300, top U1900/Unr $400-200. FIDE. Under 1800: $800-500-300, top U1600 (no unr) $300-150. Under 1500: $700-400-250, top U1300 (no unr) $300-150. Under 1200: $400-200-100. Mixed Doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $300-150. Team must average under 2200; may play different sections, schedules; register (no extra fee) at site by 2 pm Sat.  Unrated prize limits: U1200 $100, U1500 $200, U1800 $300. Remaining balance of a limited prize goes to next eligible player(s).  Top 4 sections EF: $93 online at chessaction.com by 10/16,  $110 later or at site, until 1 hour before rd 1. U1200 Section EF: all $30 less than above. All: No checks, credit cards OK. GMs $80 from prize. Online EF $3 less to CSCA or WMCA members. Re-entry (no Major to Major) $50. Unofficial or Online Regular uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Cannot play below Online Regular rating minus 100 points.  Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $43, Young Adult $26, Youth $19. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd 2. HR: $152-152, use link at chessevents.us (or call 860-627-5311, request chess rate); reserve by 9/27 or rate may increase (hotel chess rooms may sell out before 9/27). Prizes  not claimed at site usually paid by PayPal (may take over a week).  Enter online: chessaction.com, no mailed entries. Refunds: $15 service charge. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, Director@Chess.US. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter on site Sat. by 9:10 pm. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.




1 Bradley Airport , Windsor Locks, CT 06096
( I-91 Exit 40 to Rt 20; visible at airport entrance)
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
United States

Sections: 5
Grand Prix Points: 60
Prize Fund: $10,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: director@chess.us