51st annual World Open, lower sections

Heritage Event, Junior Grand Prix
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Event Overview

51st Annual World Open, lower sections

9SS, Philadelphia Sheraton Downtown, 201 N 17th Street, Philadelphia PA 19103. In 2 sections with $17,000 guaranteed prizes; see separate TLA for 6 higher sections, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4.  Ratings used for U1200 & U1000: June USCF official. Time control for U1200 & U1000: G/60, d10.  Under 1200 prizes: $4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 1000 prizes: $2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-200-200-200. Prize limits: 1) If any pre-event or post-event Regular OTB or Regular Online rating posted 6/21/22-6/21/23 or current Regular Online Rating was more than 40 points over section maximum, prize limit $1,000. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated as of June 2023 official list cannot win over $500 U1000, $1000 U1200. Games rated too late for June official list not counted toward 26 game total. 3) Unrated limit U1000 $200, U1200 $400. 4) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player team score in U1000 plus U1200: $500-300-200. May play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teams including an unrated limited to $300.  Entry fee, online at chessaction.com: Under 1200 Section, $218 by 5/15, $228 by 6/21, $250 at site or online until 12 noon 6/23. Under 1000 Section, $118 by 5/15, $128 by 6/21, $150 at site or online until 12 noon 6/23. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Re-entry: $100, no re-entry into U1400 or above. U1200 or U1000 players may also enter U1400 or above, but not as a re-entry. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. Schedule: 6/23 1 pm, 4 pm & 7 pm; 6/24 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, 6/25 10 am, 1 pm & 4 pm. Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit before rd 4. HR: $143-143-163, 50 free rollaway beds available; if taken, rollaways are $30/day. Under 18 free in parents room using existing bedding. Reservation link at chessevents.us or 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, $10/day Sat & Sun. Special car rental rates: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.comSpecial rules: Players may not possess cellphones during play; see devicerules.comEnt: chessaction.com. No mailed entry. Questions: chesstour.comchesstour.info, Director@Chess.US. $15 service charge for refunds.  Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering).  Prizes usually paid through Paypal (may take a few weeks). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.  Invitations: Click here to show mail address.


201 N 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Sections: 2
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: $17,000
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

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