16th annual Continental Chess Cleveland Open

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix

JUNE 9-11 OR 10-11, OHIO


16th annual Continental Chess Cleveland Open. 5SS, 40/80, SD/30, d30 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport, 7230 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights OH 44130. Free parking, free airport shuttle, restaurants within walking distance. $15,000 guaranteed prizes. In 5 sections. Major: (1900/over, see peakrating.us): $2000-1000-600-400, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $600-300. FIDE. Under 2100: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900/Unr $400-200. FIDE. Under 1800: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1600 (no Unr) $400-200. Under 1500: $800-450-300-200, top Under 1300 (no Unr) $300-150. Under 1200: $600-400-200-100, top Under 1000 (no Unr) $200-100. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $500-300-200. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm Sat. Unrated prize limits: U1200 $100, U1500 $200, U1800 $400. Top 4 sections EF: $118 online at chessaction.com by 6/7,  all $130 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site or online until 1 hour before round 1. GMs $100 from prize. U1200 Section EF: all $20 less than above.  Unofficial or online regular uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. If online regular rating is more than 50 points over section or prize maxmum, prize limit $200. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18.  Re-entry $60; no Major to Major. 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. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2. HR: $119-119-119-119, link at chessevents.us or 440-243-4040, request chess rate, reserve by 5/26 or rate may increase. Prizes usually paid by Paypal (may sometimes take over a week).  Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: chessaction.com. No mailed entry. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, Director@Chess.US. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.



7230 Engle Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
United States

Sections: 5
Grand Prix Points: 120
Prize Fund: $15,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

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