24th annual Pittsburgh Open

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Doubletree Green Tree

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix



24th annual Pittsburgh Open. 5SS, 40/80. SD/30, d30 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Doubletree Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave (near I-376 Exit 67), Pittsburgh 15205. Free parking, free airport shuttle. Guaranteed prizes $13,000. In 5 sections. Major: Open to 1900/above (see peakrating.us). $1300-700-400-300, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $500-250. FIDE. Under 2100: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900/Unr $400-200. FIDE. Under 1800: $900-500-300-200, top Under 1600 (no Unr) $350-180. Under 1500: $800-400-300-200, top Under 1300 (no Unr) $300-150. Under 1200: $500-300-200-100, top Under 1000 (no Unr) $180-90. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $600-300. 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 7/19, $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 uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. If Online Regular Rating is more than 50 points over 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 & 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: $109-109, link at chessevents.us or 866-238-4218, 412-922-8400, request chess rate, reserve by 7/6 or rate may increase. Prize awards: Paid through  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. Refunds: $15 service charge. Questions: www.chesstour.com, Director@Chess.US. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entry). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.


500 Mansfield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
United States

Sections: 5
Grand Prix Points: 80
Prize Fund: $13,000
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