17th annual Philadelphia Open

American Classic, Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Event Overview

An American Classic

US Chess Junior Grand Prix



17th annual Philadelphia Open. 5SS, 40/80, SD/30, d30 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown (see World Open for location, rates, parking),  $15,000 guaranteed prizes. In 4 sections. Major: Open to 1900/above. $2000-1000-600-400, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $600-300. FIDE. Under 2100: $1200-600-400-300, top Under 1900/Unr $500-300. FIDE. Under 1800: $1200-600-400-300, top Under 1600 (no Unr) $400-200. Under 1500: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1300 (no Unr) $400-200. 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: U1500 $200, U1800 $400. Playing up in Major: see peakrating.us. EF: $118 online at chessaction.com by 6/21, all $140 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until an hour before round 1. GMs $100 from prize. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. If online regular rating is 50 or more points over section or prize maximum, prize limit $200. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry. Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. Re-entry $50; no Major to Major. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 4. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 4. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2. HR: See World Open. Prizes usually paid through Paypal (may take a few weeks). 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.


201 N 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points: 120
Prize Fund: $15,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

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