52nd annual Continental Open

Heritage Event, Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Sturbridge Host Hotel
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Event Overview

A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

JULY 27-31, 28-31, 29-31 OR 30-31, MASSACHUSETTS
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)
52nd annual Continental Open

Sturbridge Host Hotel, 366 Main St (Rt 20 West), Sturbridge MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking, 60 miles from Logan Airport (Boston), 55 miles from Bradley Airport (Hartford), 20 miles from Worcester Airport.  . $35,000 guaranteed prizes.  In 7 sections (unrated allowed only in U2200, U2000 or U1200).Top 3 sections are FIDE rated. Master Section, July 27-31: 9SS, 40/80, SD.30, +30. GM & IM norms possible, Open to 2200/over USCF, 2100/over FIDE, and all foreign FIDE rated (see peakrating.us). Prizes $3000-1500-1000-900-800-700-600-500-400-300, clear or tiebreak win $200 bonus, top FIDE U2300/Unr $2000-1000. Minimum prize $700 to foreign GMs who enter online by 7/13 and play all 9 games with no byes, $300 to US GMs and foreign IMs/WGMs who play all 9 games with no byes. Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800 Sections, July 28-31 or 29-31: 7SS, 40/80, SD/30, +30 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Prizes each section $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1600, Under 1400 Sections, July 28-31 or 29-31: 7SS, 40/80, SD/30, +30 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Prizes each section $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1200 Section, July 30-31: 7SS, G/60 d10. Prizes $800-400-300-200-100, top Under 1000 (no Unr) $200-100.   Prize limits: 1) If any post-event regular OTB or online rating posted 7/25/21-7/25/22 was more than 50 points over section maximum, prize limit $400. 2) Unrated limits $800 in U2000, $300 in U1200. 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: $1000-500-300-200.  For Master Section, only rounds 1-7 counted towards doubles. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Foreign player ratings: see foreignratings.com. US player ratings: Official July ratings used; July FIDE ratings used for Master Section. Unofficial or Online Regular USCF ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.  Master entry fee: $228 online at chessaction.com by 7/25, $250 until 6 pm 7/27 or at site. GMs free.  IMs, WGMs, FIDE rated foreign players: $78 at chessaction by 7/25, $100 until 6 pm 7/27 or at site. FMs or FIDE 2300/over: $128 at chessaction.com by 7/25, $150 until 6 pm 7/27 or at site. U2200 through U1400 sections EF: $158 at chessaction.com by 7/25, $180 until 1 hour before rd 1. U1200 section EF: $83 by 7/25, $100 until 1 hour before rd 1. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online EF $5 less to MACA members; join at masschess.org. Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. Re-entry: $100, no Master to Master. 5-day schedule (Master only): Reg. ends Wed 6 pm, rds Wed 7 pm, Thu 1 pm & 7 pm, Fri 11 am & 5 pm, Sat/Sun 10 am & 4 pm. 4-day schedule (U2200 to U1400): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, Rds.Thu 7 pm, Fri 11 am & 5 pm, Sat/Sun 10 am & 4 pm. 3-day schedule (U2200 to U1400): Reg. ends Fri 10 am, Rds. Fri 11, 2 & 5, merges with 4-day at 5 pm. 2-day schedule (U1200 only): Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds. Sat 10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm & 7 pm, Sun 10 am, 1 pm & 4 pm.  4-day & 3-day schedules compete for same prizes. Byes: OK all, limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit by rd 3. Hotel rates: $99-99-109-119, 508-347-7393, 800-582-3232, no online reservations. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Foreign player ratings: See foreignratings.com. US player ratings: July official regular OTB ratings used; FIDE used for Master Section. Unofficial or online uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Electronic devices:  See  devicerules.com. Awards: Usually paid through Paypal, may sometimes take over a  week.  Ent: Chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, Director@Chess.US. Refunds, $15 service charge. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entry). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.  Invitations: Go@chess.us. Masks may be required.            

 

 

Address:

366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 200
Prize Fund: $35,000
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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