A Heritage Event

25th annual


July 17-19 or 18-19, 2020
Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Else in proportion, except $5000 minimum guaranteed

July 17-19 or 18-19                                                 Connecticut
            US Chess Grand Prix Points: 30 (enhanced)
25th annual Bradley Open. 5SS, Major & 1700-2099 G/100+30, other sections 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option in all, rds 1-2 G/60 d10), Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, 1 Bradley Airport (visible at airport entrance), Windsor Locks CT 06096 (I-91 Exit 40 to Rt 20). Free parking, free airport shuttle. 

In 5 sections.

Major Section: Open to 1900/up. $1200-600-300, top USCF Under 2300 $400-200. FIDE rated. 

1700-2099 Section: $900-500-300, top Under 1900 $400-200. FIDE rated.

Under 1800 Section: $800-500-300, top Under 1600 (no unr) $300-150.  Unrated limit $300.

Under 1500 Section: $700-400-250, top Under 1300 (no unr) $300-150.  Unrated limit $200. 

Under 1200 Section: $400-200-100, Unrated limit $100.

Mixed Doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $300-150. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/18.

Top 4 sections entry fee: $93 online at chessaction.com by 7/15, 3-day $98, 2-day $97 if check mailed by 7/8, $110 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1. No checks at site, credit cards OK.  

Under 1200 Section entry fee: All $30 less than above.

Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15.  Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.  USCF membership required.

Online entry fee $3 less to CSCA or WMCA members. Re-entry $50; not available to go from Major to Major. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $80 deducted from prize.

CCA electronic devices policies       Prizewinner tax info       Foreign player rating info

For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other over the board ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.

Ratings: July official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings, adjusted if necessary, may be used, if higher than USCF. See also above. 

3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm.
Half point byes: OK all rounds, limit 2; must commit before round 2.

Hotel rates: $111-111, 860-627-5311, reserve by July 2 or rate may increase.


Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied!

Room or travel sharing: Post a request to share on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum.
If you have trouble posting, email your post to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.

Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com. DirectorAtChess.US. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click "entry list" after entering).


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