CANCELED: 2020 National Open (rescheduled) NOTE NEW VENUE

Heritage Event, American Classic, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix, National Championship Event
Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Event Overview

Open Section: Sept 16-20: 9-SS, 40/90, SD/30, +30. GM & IM norms possible. Under Sections: September 17-20, 18-20 or 19-20: 7-SS, 40/90, SD/30, +30 (3-day rounds 1-2 G/60, +10, 2-day rounds 1-4 G/30, +5). Beginners Sections: September 18, 19 and 20: 6-SS G/30, +5. Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas. $100,000 Prize Fund base on 600 paid entries! In 8 sections, top 3 FIDE rated. Open: $8,000-4,000-2,000-1,000-600-500-400-300-300-300, top under 2500 $2,500, top under 2400 $2,400, Extra $2,500 divided among GMs, WGMs and foreign IMs winning less than $250 and playing all rounds. The winner of the Open section also receives a replica of the Edmondson Cup. Under 2300: $6,000-3,000-1,500-750-400-350-300-250-250-250. Under 2100: $6,000-3,000-1,500-750-400-350-300-250-250-250. Under 1900: $5,000-2500-1250-600-350-300-250-250-250-250. Under 1700: $4,000-2,000-1,000-500-300-250-250-250-250-250. Under 1500: 3000-1500-700-350-300-250-250-250-250-250. Under 1300: $2000-1,000-500-300-250-250, top under 1000 $800 top under 800 $700 (no provisional). Provisionally rated players may not win an amount greater than 40% of top prize in any under section; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Beginners (unrated or provisionally under 1301): 3 schedules with 6 rounds per day $200-125-75 each day plus $300 overall (best 2 results). Unrated players may play only in Beginners or Open Section. Plus-Score Bonus: ($12,000) in addition to any other prizes, every player with a plus score wins a $50 gift certificate. Plus score prizes will be awarded on site only. Mixed Doubles: best male/female combined 2-player team score: $1,500-750-400. Average rating below 2200, teammates may play in different sections, only rounds 1-7 count for Open Section or best day for Beginners. The Freddie: Players age 14 and under are eligible for best game prizes including the Freddie Award and $400 in cash prizes (donated by Fred Gruenberg). September FIDE ratings used in Open section, September US Chess ratings in all other sections. CCA minimum ratings or other ratings may be used if higher. EF: Open: $239 by 7/31, $259 by 8/31, $279 later. $150 more for players not rated 2200 or above. GM, WGM & foreign IM free. $80 less for IM or WIM. Under sections: $239 by 7/31, $259 by 8/31, $279 later. Beginners: $129 1 day, $189 2 days, $229 3 days. $30 more after 8/31. All: Senior (over 65) $40 less by 8/31. All fees $21 more on site. 5-day schedule: Reg.: Wednesday 4-5 p.m. Rds.: 6:30, 12-6:30, 12-6:30, 10-4:30, 10-4:30. 4-day schedule: Reg.: Thursday 2-5 p.m. Rds.: 6:30, 12-6:30, 10-4:30, 10-4:30. 3-day schedule: Reg.: Friday 9-10:30 a.m. Rds.: 11:30-2:30 then merge with 4-day in round 3 at 6:30. 2-day schedule: Reg.: Saturday 8-8:30 a.m. Rds.: 9:30-11-1-2:30 then merge with 4-day in round 5 at 4:30. Half point byes available in any round if requested at least 2 hours in advance; Sunday byes must be requested before the start of round 4 and may not be cancelled. Chess sets and boards provided for tournament play only, not for skittles. Please bring digital chess clocks! Many free extras and surprises! U.S. Women’s Open Wednesday and Thursday. Walter Browne Memorial Blitz Saturday 10:30 p.m. Action Quads Thursday. Blitz Sectionals Thursday & Friday. Don't be shut out - make your reservations early. For hotel rates see: ENT: Vegas Chess Festivals, PO Box 90925, Henderson, NV 89009-0925 or at (702) 930-9550. FIDE. W.


3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States

Sections: 8
Grand Prix Points: 200
Prize Fund: $100,000 b/600 paid entries
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Vegas Chess Festivals-Alan Losoff
Phone: Not available

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