27th annual Eastern Chess Congress

Heritage Event, American Classic, Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

Event Overview


A Heritage Event

US Chess Junior Grand Prix

OCT. 27-29 OR 28-29, NEW JERSEY


27th annual Eastern Chess Congress

5SS, 40/80, SD/30, d30 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, 201 Village Blvd, Princeton, NJ 08540. Free parking, wireless & fitness center, restaurants within walking distance.  $25,000 guaranteed prizes. In 7 sections. Premier (2000/up, see peakrating.us): $3000-1500-800-500, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top USCF U2300 $1000-500. FIDE. Under 2100: $1800-900-500-300. FIDE. Under 1900: $1500-800-500-300. Under 1700: $1400-700-400-300. Under 1500: $1200-600-400-200. Under 1300: $1100-600-400-200. Under 1000: $800-400-300-200. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $1000-500-300. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm Sat. Unrated prize limits: $100 U1000, $200 U1300, $300 U1500, $400 U1700, $500 U1900. Top 6 sections EF: $138 online at chessaction.com by 10/25, all $160 at site, or online until 1 hour before round 1. Under 1000 EF: all $40 less than above. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Cannot play below Online Regular rating minus 100 points. Special 1 year USCF with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $43, Young Adult $26, Youth $19. Re-entry $60 (no Premier to Premier). GMs $120 from prize. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd 2. HR: $145-145-145-145, use link at chessevents.us or 609-452-7900, reserve by 10/5 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633.  Ent: chessaction.com. No mailed entry. Questions: chesstour.com, Click here to show mail address. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering)  Awards: Usually paid through Paypal (may take over a week). . Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied. Blitz tournament Sat. 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm.



201 Village Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 150
Prize Fund: $25,000
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