Cleveland Open

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport

Event Overview

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

JUNE 11-13 OR 12-13, OHIO


Cleveland Open. 5SS, Major & Under 2100 sections G/100+30, other sections 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option in all, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport, 7230 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights OH 44130. Free parking, free airport shuttle, restaurants within walking distance. Masks required, no spectators, no eating in tournament area. Prizes $14,000 based on 200 paid entries (re-entries, Gms count half), $7000 (50% each prize) minimum guaranteed. Due to Covid conditions it is possible the tournament may be limited to fewer players. In 5 sections. Major: Open to 1900/above. $1500-700-500-300, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $600-300. FIDE. Under 2100: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900/Unr $400-200. FIDE. Under 1800: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1600 (no Unr) $400-200. Under 1500: $800-450-300-200, top Under 1300 (no Unr) $300-150. Under 1200: $600-400-200-100, top Under 1000 (no Unr) $200-100. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $500-300-200. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 6/12. Unrated prize limits: U1200 $100, U1500 $200, U1800 $300. Playing up in Major: see Top 5 sections EF: $118 online at by 6/9, 3-day $123, 2-day $122 mailed by 6/1, all $130 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online until 2 hrs before round 1. GMs $100 from prize. U1200 Section EF: all $20 less than above.  Online EF $5 less to OCA members. Unofficial or online regular ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. If online regular rating is 50 or more points over section or prize maxmum, prize limit $200. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at by 5/30, Adult or Senior $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. After 5/30, $40, $25 & $18. Mailed or at site, $45, $27 & $20. Re-entry $50; no Major to Major. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, must commit before rd 2. HR: $99-99, 800-227-6963, 440-243-4040, request chess rate, reserve by 5/28 or rate may increase. Awards: Paid electronically through Zelle or Paypal.  Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through Ent: or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: Director@Chess.US. Entries posted at (click “entry list” after entering). Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.


7230 EngleRoad
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
United States

Sections: 5
Grand Prix Points: 50
Prize Fund: $14000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess Association
Phone: 3472012269

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