14th annual Open at Foxwoods

American Classic, Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Foxwoods Resort Casino

Event Overview

An American Classic!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

APR. 13-17, 14-17 OR 15-17, CONNECTICUT


Open Section, Apr 13-17:  9SS, 40/90, SD/30, +30. FIDE rated, GM & IM norms possible.   Other Sections, Apr 14-17 or 15-17: 7SS, 40/90, SD/30, +30 (3-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60, d10); U2200 & U2000 are FIDE rated. Foxwoods Resort Casino & Hotel, Rt 2, Mashantucket CT 06339 (I-95 to Exit 92 to Rt 2 West, or I-395 to Exit 85 to Rt 164 to Rt 2 East). Free parking. 45 miles from T.F. Green Airport (Providence), 100 miles from Logan Airport (Boston), 60 miles from Bradley Airport (Hartford),  14 miles from Groton/New London Airport; for shuttle from New London Amtrak station call 1-800-USA-RAIL. Bus transportation: 1-888-BUS2FOX.  Free shuttle to Mashantucket Pequot Museum, largest Native American museum in USA. Prizes $75,000 based on 500 entries (re-entries, GMs/IMs/WGMs, foreign FIDE in Open count as half entries), else proportional, minimum $50,000 (2/3 each prize) guaranteed. Open Section: $7000-4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-400-300-300, clear/tiebreak winner $200 bonus. FIDE 2250-2399 $2000-1000, FIDE Under 2250/Unr $2000-1000.  Under 2200/Unr, Under 2000/Unr, Under 1800: each $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-400-300-300-300. Under 1600, Under 1400: each $3000-1500-1000-600-500-400-300-300-200-200. Under 1100/Unr: $1000-600-500-400-300-300-300-200-200-200. Mixed Doubles: male/female combined 2-player team scores among all sections: $1000-600-400-200. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) before both begin round 2. Rounds 8-9 in Open not counted towards doubles. Teams including an unr limited to $400 prize. Prize limits: 1) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated as of April 2022 official limited to $600 in U1100, $1500 U1400, $2500 U1600 or U1800.  Games rated too late for April 2022 list not counted. 2) Unr limits: U1100 $300, U2000 $1000. 3) If any post-event Regular OTB or Regular Online rating posted 4/11/21-4/11/22 was above 50 points over section maximum, prize limit $800. 3) Balance of limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. EF: $208 online at chessaction.com by 2/7, $228 by 4/12, all $250 at site. Mailed EF $215 by 2/7, $225 by 4/2, do not mail after 4/2. Open Section EF $100 more to US players not USCF or FIDE rated 2200/over. GMs, foreign IMs/WGMs in Open: $180 less ($180 deducted from prize), US IMs/WGMs & FIDE rated foreign players $100 less ($100 deducted from prize). EF deduction cannot lower prize to below minimum. Open minimum prize guarantee if enter online by 3/30 & play all 9 games (no byes): Foreign GM $700, US GM $300, foreign IM/WGM $300. Under 1100 Section: EF $100 less. Seniors 65/over in U1400/above: EF $100 less. CSCA members: Online EF $4 less. Re-entry: $100 (no Open to Open). No checks at site; credit cards OK. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine, paid online with entry: see chessaction.com, 5-day schedule (Open only): Reg. ends Wed 6 pm, rds. Wed. 7, Thu 12 & 7, Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30..  4-day schedule (no Open): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds Thu 7,  Fri 11 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30.. 3-day schedule (no Open): Reg. ends Fri 10 am, rds. Fri 11, 2:30 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. U2200 to U1100 schedules merge & compete for same prizes. Byes: all; limit 3 (limit 2 last 4 rds), must commit before rd 3. Ratings: FIDE used in Open, April USCF official in others. Foreign player ratings: see www.foreignratings.com. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. HR: Grand Pequot Tower (tournament site, very luxurious): Fri & Sat $209, other days $153. Fox Tower (5-7 minute walk, connected building): Fri & Sat $179, others $123. Great Cedar Hotel (4-6 minute walk, connected building), Fri & Sat $149, others $103.  For all, $4.95 resort fee, includes high speed wired internet, fitness center, pool, spa, in room coffee, etc. Use link at chessevents.us or 1-800-FOXWOOD,  reserve by 3/31 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633 or reserve at chesstour.com. Electronic devices rules: See www.devicerules.com. Please leave  phone in hotel room, car, home, or a bag near your table. Prizes not claimed at site sent by PayPal (may take a few weeks). Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Questions: Director@chess.us, chesstour.com, chesstour.info, Refunds, $15 service charge.  Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entry). Blitz tmt Sat. 10:30 pm, reg. by 10 pm.








Rt 2
Mashantucket, CT 06339
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 200
Prize Fund: $75000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess Association
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: 347-201-2269, leave message including email address

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