2023 Kansas Open

State Championship Event
Double Tree Hotel (Brazilian Ballroom)

Event Overview


2023 Kansas Open  State Chess Championship  A Kansas Grand Tour event July 15-16, 2023  Lawrence, Kansas July 14, 2023 Side Events: Kansas Blitz and Bughouse Championships   

Site: DoubleTree Hotel,  Brazilian Ballroom, 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence 66044

Time Control:

Five Round Swiss, G/100;d5, 

Registration  Advance:

Advance before 7/12, midnight at  https://www.kingregistration.com/event/KSOPEN23 

Combo discount (Kansas Open & Blitz) only available until 7/12 midnight at King Reg

Online King Registration closes at 8:30 am July 15. 

Price:   Advance $50, Advance Combo $70, Scholastic $20

Free entry to scholastics who play in KSCA State Championship in March 2023, email

CJ Armenta for free entry at Click here to show mail address (advance reg only)

GM/IM/WGM/WIM no entry fee, advance EF deducted from prize


Saturday 7/15, 8:30 – 9:30 AM. 

Price: Onsite $70, Scholastic $25


USCF and KCA memberships are required, OSA


Open,         Reserve (U1800),          Amateur U(1400)

July USCF supplement rating list used


Players may request a single half-point bye for any round, must request before round 2. 


Saturday 7/15 Rd. 1 10:00 AM,  Rd. 2 2:30 PM, Rd 3 7:00 PM. 

Sunday   7/16 Rd. 4 10:00 AM,  Rd. 5 2:30 PM.  

Prize Fund: (based on 80 non-scholastic players)  

Scholastic entries not eligible for cash prizes

Kansas Champion(s) must be a Kansas Resident to be eligible for Bonus Prize

Open: 1st $350  2nd $250  3rd $150  Top U1900 $120,     1st Scholastic plaque

Bonus Prize $25 and plaque to Kansas Champion  

Reserve: 1st $300  2nd $200  3rd $100  Top U1600 $80,   1st Scholastic plaque

Bonus Prize $25 and plaque to Kansas Reserve Champion  

Amateur: 1st $250 2nd $150  3rd $75  Top U1000 $50,    1st Scholastic plaque  

Bonus Prize $25 and plaque to Kansas Amateur Champion 


Kansas Blitz Championship: Friday 7/14.  First round 7 PM.  USCF and KCA memberships required.

Registration:  In advance at https://www.kingregistration.com/register/KSBLITZ2023 by July 12 midnight. Onsite: 6 – 6:30 PM 7/14.

Entry Fee: $25 in advance, $10 Scholastic (or combine with KS Open for $70), $35 onsite.  Scholastic $15, not eligible for prizes.

Rounds:  Five-round double swiss (10 games in total).  Time control G/5.  USCF Blitz rules used.

Prize Fund: (based on 40 non-scholastic players) 1st $200, 2nd $120, 3rd $80, U2000 $60, U1700 $50, U1400/Unr. $40

Bonus $25 and plaque to Kansas Blitz Champion. 1st Scholastic Plaque.

Side Events: 

Kansas Bughouse Championship Friday 7/14 at 4 PM.  Onsite Registration only, 3:30 – 4 PM.  $20 per team entry fee, Prizes 1st team 50% of entry fees, 2nd team 25% of entry fees.


DoubleTree, 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence 66044, 1-785-841-7077, 

$149 per night with Breakfast for 2.  Reservations must be made by June 14

DoubleTree by Hilton in Lawrence - KS Chess Open 2023


Masks may be required, based on county health department regulations. 

For more information, contact KCA President CJ Armenta at Click here to show mail address 

KCA Annual Meeting, Sunday, July 16, 8:15 AM in the playing hall.


200 McDonald Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Sections: 3
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: $2,075 Based on 80
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Kansas Chess Association
Email: kansaschess105@gmail.com