29th Annual Bradley Open

Heritage Event, Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport

Event Overview


A Heritage Event

US Chess Junior Grand Prix



29th Annual Bradley Open

5-SS, 40/80, SD/30, d30 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, 1 Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks CT 06096. I-91 Exit 40 (visible at airport entrance). Free parking. $15,000 guaranteed prizes. 5 sections. Major (1900/over; see peakrating.us): $2000-1000-600-400, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $600-300. FIDE.  Under 2100: $1000-500-300-200, top U1900/Unr $400-200. FIDE. Under 1800: $1000-500-300-200, top U1600 (no Unr) $400-200. Under 1500: $800-450-300-200, top U1300 (no Unr) $300-150. Under 1200: $600-400-200-100, top U1000 (no Unr) $200-100. Unrated limit $100 in U1200, $200 U1500, $400 U1800. World Open Rule: Players who scored 8 or more points in 2024 World Open U2200 or below must enter higher section than in World Open. Mixed doubles: top male/female combined score among all sections $500-300-200 (teams must have at least one rated player, unrated prize limits do not apply to Mixed Doubles prizes), must average under 2200, may play any sections and schedules, reg. (no extra fee) at site by 2 pm Sat. Top 4 sections Online entry: $118 at chessaction.com by 7/24, $130 later or at site until 1 hour before rd 1. U1200 Section EF: $20 less than above. No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs $100 from prize. CSCA or WMCA members, online EF $3 less. Re-entry $60, no Major to Major. July official ratings used, unofficial USCF ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.  May not play below Online Regular Rating - 100 points. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid online with entry: Adult $43, Young Adult $26, Youth $19.  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: $152-152, link at chessevents.us or 860-627-5311; reserve by 7/5 or rate may increase. Online entry: chessaction.com. No mailed entry. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: Click here to show mail address chesstour.com, chesstour.info. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering). Blitz Sat 9:30 pm, enter at site Sat. by 9:10 pm.   Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.               



1 Bradley Airport
I-91 Exit 40 (visible at airport entrance)
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
United States

Sections: 5
Grand Prix Points: 120
Prize Fund: $15,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: director@chess.us