CANCELED: 38th Annual Sands Regency Reno - Western States Open - Open Section FIDE Rated - Nevada

Heritage Event, American Classic, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Sands Regency Hotel/Casino

Event Overview

6SS, 6 Sections, OPEN Section 40/2, G/55 Min-d5, (“X”, “A”, “B”, “C”, “D” Sections 40/2, G/1-d5 - 2-Day Schedule G/1-d5) . Sands Regency Hotel/Casino, 345 N. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501.1-866-386-7829 or (775) 348-2200. $$27,500 b/275. GTD $$3,900 (1st-3rd OPEN SECTION). OPEN (2200 & above) EF: $174, (2000-2199) EF: $250, (1999 & below) EF: $300, (GMs & IMs free but must enter by (9/18) or pay late fee). $$2,000-1,000-900-800-700-600-500, (2399/below)- $1,000-500, (2299/below)- $1,000-500. (If there is a tie for 1st then a playoff for $100 out of prize fund plus trophy). EXPERT Section (2000-2199) EF: $174; $$2,000-1,000-500-300-300. Sec. “A”(1800-1999) EF: $173; $$1,800-900-500-300-300, Sec. “B” (1600-1799) EF: $172; $$1,700-800-400-300-300, Sec. “C” (1400-1599) EF: $171; $$1,500-700-400-300-300, Sec. “D”/under (1399 & below) EF: $160; $$1,000-500-300-200; (1199 & below) - $$300; 2-Day EF: $170 (No Open Section). Top Senior (65+) -$200; Club Champ.-$600-300. ALL: Entries must be postmarked by 9/18 or pay late fee-$11, do not mail after 10/9 or email after 10/13, $22 at site. Trophies: Open Champion, 1st Senior, 1st Unrated, 1st Expert and 1st – 3rd (“A” – “D” sections). Unrated players are free entry but not eligible for cash prizes- must join USCF for 1 full year thru this tournament. 1st Unrated = trophy + 1 yr. USCF Mem. Senior discount (65+ yrs.) $10. Players may play up. Provisionally rated players may only win 1/2 of 1st place money (except Open Section 1 – 3). CCA ratings may be used. Note: pairings not changed for color unless 3 in a row or cause a plus 3 and if the unlikely situation occurs 3 colors in a row may be assigned. SIDE EVENTS: Wed. (10/14) 7:00pm GM Sergey Kudrin – Clock Simul with game analysis (ONLY $30!); Thurs. (10/15) 6-7:15pm Lecture by IM John Donaldson (FREE); 7:30pm- GM Enrico Sevillano - Simul ($20); 7:30pm-Blitz (G/5 d0)) Tourney ($25) 80% entries = Prize Fund. Sat. (10/17) (3-4:30pm) Free Game/Position Analysis - IM John Donaldson. REG.: (Thurs,10/15) 5-8pm (Friday,10/16) 9-10am and (Sat,10/17) 9-10 am. RDS.: (Fri) 12-7, (Sat) 10-6, (Sun) 9:30-4:30. 2-Day (10/17) Rd. 1 (10:30 am), Rd. 2 (12:45 pm), Rd. 3 (3:00 pm), Rd. 4 merge with regular schedule – (6:00 pm). Byes available any round if requested by Rd.1 (Open Section 2 byes max). ENT: make checks payable and send to: SANDS REGENCY (address listed above), postmarked by 9/18. $11 late fee if postmarked after 9/18. Do not mail after 10/9 or email after 10/13. $22 late fee at site. HR: (Sun-Thurs. $65.30) (Fri. & Sat. $106.16) 1-866-386-7829 Reservation Code: CHESS1020 (Reserve by 10/5/20 to get Chess rate. Under 21 years of age must check in with an adult. ALL prize winners (including juniors attending with parents) must have photo i.d. to collect prize money at site. ***Neither the tournament director(s) nor the Sands Regency will be held liable for any player/spectator whose health may be compromised by attending the tournament. In addition, masks will be required to be worn for the tournament based on State/Government Covid19 regulations.*** INFO: Jerry Weikel, 6578 Valley Wood Dr., Reno, NV 89523, (H) 775-747-1405 or (Cell) 775-354-8728 (AFTER 10/15/20 please call cell number ONLY or the Sands Regency), or check out our website at: To verify entry and review the Health and Safety Protocols for the tournament check Reno Chess website.


345 N. Arlington Ave.
Reno, NV 89501
United States

Sections: 6
Grand Prix Points: 120
Prize Fund: $$27,500 b/275 - GTD $$3,900 1st-3rd Open Section
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Reno Chess Club
Phone: 775-354-8728

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