US Chess National Event Temporary Bidding Changes

The US Chess Executive Board (EB) has approved the following temporary change to national event bidding procedures.

Prospective organizers may submit bids for available US Chess National Events that occur November 10, 2020 through June 30, 2021, as either an Over-the-Board (OTB) or Online event.  Bids are subject to review and approval by the US Chess Director of Events. For events during this period that have already been awarded, the EB authorizes the Director of Events to review and approve modified proposals to move events from OTB to online formats.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the EB has been approving events that are regularly awarded as over-the-board events and allowing their organizers to run the event as online events with modifications. All events falling into this window of time require a bid or a modified bid to fully describe the terms of the event. The Director of Events will award events based on the competitiveness of the bids received. This policy will sunset with events that occur on or after July 1, 2021, unless this deadline is extended by the Executive Board.

Bids for national events should be submitted to

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