1st Origami Open!

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center

Event Overview

1st Origami Open!


Friday, October 25th - Sunday, October 27th


Location: Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886. Free parking.


$5500 projected prizes, $3300 (60%) Guaranteed! Limited to the first 80 players. 

6 rounds Swiss System, 

G/60+30 Friday and Saturday (2-day Rounds 1-2 G/30+15), G/90+30 Sunday

Rounds: Friday: 7pm Saturday: 10am-2pm-6pm Sunday: 10am-3pm

2-day option: Saturday: 10am-12pm, merge in Round 3. 




Washi (1700+ USCF): $2675 based on 25 entries: $1200-600, U2325: $450, U2125: $425 


Tant (Under 1925): $1750 based on 25 entries: $720-360, U1725: $340, U1525: $330


Kami (Under 1325): $1075 based on 25 entries: $450-225, U1125: $210, U975/Unrated: $190 


Prizes will be raised/decreased in proportion to the amount of entries, with 60% Guaranteed. Unrated players are only eligible for the U975/Unrated prize in the Under 1325 section. 


Entry Fee: $125 for Washi, $90 for Tant, $65 for Kami. EF $10 more after September 28th and $20 after October 24th and on site. 


Grand Prix: This tournament is a 4x multiplier in the New England Grand Prix, a new circuit of local tournaments that reward players who play and finish more events. To view the details, prizes, standings, and upcoming Grand Prix Events, visit the New England Chess Association website here: https://newenglandchess.org/    


Byes: 3 half point byes allowed, must commit before the start of Round 2.


Registration: Online advance entry available at onlineregistration.cc until 9 am on 10/26. 


Onsite Registration: Friday 10/25 6-6:45 pm Saturday 10/26: 9-9:45 a.m. Bring sets and clocks, limited provided. 


Re-entry: $70 for Washi, $50 for Tant, $40 for Kami. Re-entries count as 50% entries for prize purposes. 


Hotel: $139, booking link here: https://us01.iqwebbook.com/WRICCMA543/~/?coupon=CAT Be sure to reserve before September 25th to get the guaranteed rate! 


Blitz Side Event: The Origami Blitz will take place Saturday at the conclusion of Round 4. The event is free for players ($10 for others) and has $100 in prizes: $50 for first and two class prizes of $30 and $20. Higher of blitz or USCF regular rating used for pairings and prizes.


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219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
United States

Sections: 3
Grand Prix Points: 30
Prize Fund: $5500
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Northern New England Chess Association
Email: josephtruelson@gmail.com
Phone: 651-443-6341