53rd annual Continental Open

Heritage Event, Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

Event Overview


A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix

JULY 13-16, 14-16 OR 15-16, MASSACHUSETTS
53rd annual Continental Open

7SS, $30.000 guaranteed prizes. Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road W, Marlborough MA 01752. Free parking. Top 5 sections, July 13-16 or 14-16: 40/80, SD/30, d30 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10). Top 2 sections are FIDE rated. Under 1300 and Under 1100 Sections: July 15-16: G/60, d10. Premier Section: Open to 2000/up (see peakrating.us). Prizes $3000-1500-800-400-300, clear or tiebreak win $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $1300-700.  Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700 Sections:  Prizes each section $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1500, Under 1300 Sections: Prizes each section $1400-800-400-300-200. Under 1100 Section: Prizes $800-500-300-200-100. Prize limits: 1) If Online Regular rating is more than 50 points over section maximum, prize limit $400. 2) Unrated limits $100 in U1100, $200 U1300, $300 U1500, $400 U1700, $500 U1900, $600 U2100. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. World Open rule: Players who scored 8 or more points in 2023 World Open U2200 or below must enter higher section than in World Open. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female combined 2-player team score: $1000-500-300. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2. Unofficial or Online Regular USCF ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.  Top 6 sections EF: $158 at chessaction.com by 7/11, $180 online or at site until 1 hour before rd 1. GMs $150 from prize. U1100 section EF: $98 by 7/11, $120 online or at site 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: $80; U1100 section $40, no Premier to Premier. 4-day schedule (Premier to U1500): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, Rds.Thu 7 pm, Fri 11 am & 5 pm, Sat/Sun 10 am & 4 pm. 3-day schedule (Premier to U1500): Reg. ends Fri 10 am, Rds. Fri 11, 2 & 5, merges with 4-day at 5 pm. 2-day schedule (U1300, U1100): 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 merge and compete for same prizes. Byes: OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 3. Hotel rates: $129-129, includes hot breakfast,  link at chessevents.us or call 508-460-0700, reserve by 6/29 or rate may increase. 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 USCF used Unofficial or online uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Electronic devices: See  devicerules.com. Prizes paid: Usually electronically through Paypal (may  take over a  week).  Ent: Chessaction.com. No mailed entry. 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. Blitz Sat. 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10.            


181 Boston Post Road W
Marlborough, MA 01752
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 150
Prize Fund: $30,000
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