50th annual World Open

Heritage Event, American Classic, Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Philadelphia Sheraton Downtown
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Event Overview

A Heritage Event

An American Classic

US Chess Junior Grand Prix

JUNE 30-JULY 4, JULY 1-4, 2-4 or JUNE 29- JULY 4, PENNSYLVANIA
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 300 (enhanced)

50th Annual World Open

9SS, Philadelphia Sheraton Downtown, 201 N 17th Street, Philadelphia PA 19103. Masks may be required. Vaccination not required. In 8 sections; top 3 are FIDE rated. $225,000 guaranteed prizes. Unrated may enter only Open, U2200, U2000, or U1000 Sections. June FIDE ratings used for Open Section, July official USCF ratings for other sections. Free analysis of your games by GM Sam Palatnik 6/30-7/4, free GM lectures 9 am 7/2 & 7/3. Open Section, June 30-July 4 only: Open to all rated 2200/over USCF or FIDE, or must pay $100 more. 40/90, SD/30, +30. Under 2200 to Under 1200 Sections, June 30-July 4, July 1-4, 2-4 or June 29-July 4: 40/90, SD/30, +30 (4-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10; 3-day option, rds 1-5 G/35, d10).  Under 1000 Section, July 2-4 only: G/60 d10, plays separate schedule. Open: $20000-10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-800-700-600-500, clear winner bonus $500, top FIDE 2300-2449 $5000-2500-1500, top FIDE 2200-2299 $5000-2500-1500. Top FIDE U2200/Unr $5000-2500-1500. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game 10 pm 7/4 for title & bonus prize. GM & IM norms possible. Under 2200/Unr: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U2100 (no unr) $2000-1000, unrated limit $2000. Under 2000/Unr: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U1900 (no unr) $2000-1000, unrated limit $1000.  Under 1800: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U1700 $2000-1000. Under 1600: $10000-5000-2500-1300-900-700-600-500-400-400, top U1500 $2000-1000. Under 1400: $8000-4000-2000-1300-900-700-600-500-400-400, top U1300 $1600-800. Under 1200: $4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-400-300-300-300, top U1100 $1000-500. Under 1000: $1000-600-400-300-300-200-200-100-100-100. Unrated limit $200. Prize limits: 1) If any post-event Regular OTB or Regular Online rating posted 6/28/21-6/28/22 was more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $2000. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated as of July 2022 official list cannot win over $1000 in U1200, $2000 U1400, $3000 U1600 through U2000. Games rated too late for July official list not counted toward 26 game total. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player team score: $3000-1500-700-500-300.  Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teams including an unrated limited to $500.  Entry fee for Open through U1400 sections: Online at chessaction.com: $308 by 4/15, $318 by 5/15, $328 by 6/26, $350 at site or online until 1 1/2 hours before round 1. Mailed by 6/15: 6-day $336, 5-day $335, 4-day $334, 3-day $333. All $100 more for Open Section if not rated 2200/over by USCF or FIDE. Do not mail entry after 6/15. No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs in Open: free; $200 deducted from prize. IMs, WGMs in Open: EF $100 less; $100 deducted from prize.  Under 1200 Section EF: all $100 less than above. Seniors 65/up: all EF $100 less in U1400 or above sections. U1000 Section EF: $68 online at chessaction.com by 6/26, $73 mailed by 6/15, $80 at site or online until 9:30 am 7/2. No checks at site; credit cards OK.  Re-entry: $160, no re-entry from Open to Open. $20 fee for switching section after 6/28. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. 6-day schedule: Wed/Thu 7 pm, Fri 6 pm, Sat/Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 5 pm.  5-day schedule: Thu 7 pm, Fri-Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 5 pm. 4-day schedule: Fri 11, 2:30 & 6, Sat/Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 5. 3-day schedule: Sat 11, 1:30, 3:30, 6 & 8:30, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 5. U1000 Section schedule: Sat/Sun 11, 2:30 & 6, Mon 10, 1:30 & 5. All schedules merge & compete for same prizes. Half point byes OK all, limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit before rd 4. Entries, re-entries close 90 minutes before round 1. HR: $139-139-159, 50 free rollaway beds available; if taken, rollaways are $30/day. Under 18 free in parents room using existing bedding. 215-448-2000, reserve early, chess block may sell out by early June. Parking: Sheraton valet parking is about $45/day- one block from the hotel is Gateway Garage, 1540 Spring Street, which is about $25/day weekdays, $9/day Sat & Sun. Special car rental rates: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Special rules: Players may not possess cellphones during play; see devicerules.com. Ent: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, Director@Chess.US. $15 service charge for refunds.  Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering).  Awards: Usually paid through Paypal (may take up to two weeks). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.  Invitations: Go@chess.us.

 
Address:

201 North 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Sections: 8
Grand Prix Points: 300
Prize Fund: $225,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess Association
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: 3472012269 leave message including email address

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