30th annual Kings Island Open

Heritage Event, Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix
Embassy Suites Cincinnati Northeast

Event Overview

A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix

NOV. 12-14 OR 13-14, OHIO

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 150 (enhanced)

30th annual Kings Island Open. 5SS, 40/80, SD/30 +30 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Embassy Suites Cincinnati NE, 4554 Lake Forest Dr, Blue Ash OH 45242 (I-71 to Exit 15 or I-275N to Exit 47). Free parking.  $$ 25,000 guaranteed. 7 sections: Major (1900/up): $2500-1300-700-500-300, clear/tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300 $1200-600. FIDE. See peakrating.us. Under 2100: $1600-800-400-300-200. FIDE.  Under 1900: $1600-800-400-300-200. Under 1700: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1500: $1200-600-400-300-200. Under 1250: $1000-500-400-300-200. Under 1000: $800-400-250-150-100. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 11/13; prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles. Unrated prize limits: U1000 $100, U1250 $200, U1500 $300, U1700 $400, U1900 $500. Balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: $128 online at chessaction.com by 11/10, 3-day $133, 2-day $132 mailed by 11/1, $150 at site or online until an hour before rd 1. GMs $120 from prize. Under 1000 Section EF: all $30 less than above. OCA members: online EF $5 less.. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK.  Re-entry $60; no Major to Major. Unofficial or Online Regular USCF ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. If Online Regular rating is 50 or more points over section or prize maximum, prize limit $400. Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry- online at chessaction.com, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. Mailed or at site, $45, $27 & $20.  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. Byes: OK all; limit 2, must commit by rd 2. HR: Suite with king bed & queen couch/bed $108, suite with 2 beds & queen couch/bed $118, more than 2 in room $10 more each additional. Free hot breakfast for all room occupants, free wifi. Up to 4 allowed in king suite, to 6 in larger suite. 513-733-8900, reserve by 11/1 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve through chesstour.com. Car rental is  easiest & cheapest transportation from Cincinnati Airport. Ent: Chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Chesstour.com, Director@Chess.US. Refunds, $15 service charge. Entries  posted at chessaction.com (click on “entry list” after entry). Prizes not claimed at site sent by Zelle or Paypal.  Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, reg. by 9:15 pm.



Blue Ash, OH 45242
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 150
Prize Fund: $25000
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

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