1st Annual Keystone Open (In Person)

Sheraton Bucks County Langhorne

Event Overview

The 1st Annual Keystone Open

Sheraton Bucks County Langhorne

400 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne, PA, 19047

April 12-14, 2024

$5,500 Guaranteed Prize Fund


Hotel Information: For those of you staying at the hotel, please check the registration page for up-to-date information about discounted sleeping room rates for tournament participants.


See below for the distance between Langhorne, PA and other major cities:

Langhorne to Trenton, NJ: 11 miles

Langhorne to Philadelphia, PA: 25 miles

Langhorne to New York, NY: 76 miles

Langhorne to Baltimore, MD: 123 miles

Langhorne to Washington, D.C.: 161 miles


Register for the tournament here: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/3833

Tournament Information:

  • Five-round Swiss; three-day and two-day schedules (Premier Section must play three-day schedule); up to two half-point byes allowed

    • Three-day schedule: Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 12:00 noon, Saturday at 5:30 pm, Sunday at 10 am, Sunday at 3:30 pm

    • Two-day schedule: Round 1 on Saturday at 9:30 am, merge with 3-day schedule for round 2

  • On-site registration closes 30 minutes before the start of round one (after that players may register with a half-point bye)

  • Five sections: Premier (FIDE-rated), Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300, and Under 1000

    • Click here to view details about The Keystone Open Scholastic Championshiphttps://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/3834

    • Players may not play up more than 200 points. (If you want to play up, add 200 points to your rating to see which section you qualify for). A player may use either their live (unpublished) rating or published rating to qualify for a higher section. If a player uses their live rating to qualify, the tournament director may also use their live rating for pairing purposes.

    • Unrated players policy: Unrated players may choose to play in either the Under 1300 section or the Under 1000 section. To play in a higher section, unrated players must obtain special permission from the tournament director. Players with foreign ratings, FIDE ratings, and provisional USCF ratings are not considered unrated. The tournament director may use USCF ratings (published or unpublished) from other categories (quick, blitz, online, online quick, online blitz, or correspondence).

  • $5,500 guaranteed prize fund:

    • Premier: $1300 for 1st, $550 for 2nd, $300 for 3rd

    • U1900: $1000 for 1st, $400 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd

    • U1600: $550 for 1st, $250 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd

    • U1300: $350 for 1st, $150 for 2nd

    • U1000: $300 for 1st, $150 for 2nd

  • Time control: 40/80,SD/30;+30 (80 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 minutes for the rest of the game; with 30 seconds added per move for the entire game)

    • (Game/45;+10 for round one of the two-day schedule)

    • NEW POLICY: 30-minute forfeit time. If you do not arrive at the board within 30 minutes of the scheduled round time your opponent can claim a forfeit win. The tournament director may choose to pair the opponents of absent players against each other rather than award a forfeit win.

  • Entry fee: $97 by 3/19, $110 by 4/1, $120 by 4/11, $130 on/after 4/12 (on-site registration closes 30 minutes before round 1)

    • Free entry to GMs and IMs ($97 deducted from prizes)

    • Re-entries are permitted in all sections besides Premier--the price to re-enter is $50.

  • Masks are optional. Spectators are welcome.

  • Boards and pieces will be provided for all players, but please bring a clock if you have one.

  • The hotel has free parking.

  • All sections are USCF-rated. The premier section is also FIDE-rated.

  • Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Click here to show mail address or 703-609-0499 with any questions.

Register for the tournament here: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/3833




Other Major Events by DMV Chess

Below is a list of major events planned by DMV Chess as of January, 2024. To view a more up-to-date list, visit the Major Events page on our website: https://www.dmvchess.com/majorinpersontournaments


3/15-17: 2nd Annual Murray Newcomb Memorial Tournament Dulles, VA

4/12-14: 1st Annual Keystone Open Langhorne, PA

5/3-5: 2nd Annual Metropolitan Open Dulles, VA

5/10-12: 1st Annual Northern Class Championship Langhorne, PA

5/31-6/2: 2nd Annual Pennsylvania Classic Langhorne, PA

7/12-14: 2nd Annual DMV Open Dulles, VA

9/6-8: 3rd Annual Beltway Open Dulles, VA

9/27-29: 1st Annual Capital Open Dulles, VA

10/25-27: 1st Annual Old Dominion Open Dulles, VA

12/13-15: 1st Annual Federal Open Dulles, VA

12/20-22: 1st Annual Benjamin Franklin Open Langhorne, PA


Online Activities: Tournaments, Classes, and Camps

DMV Chess also runs USCF-rated online tournaments, online classes, and online camps.







400 Oxford Valley Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
United States

Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

DMV Chess
Email: josh@dmvchess.com
Phone: 703-609-0499