29th annual
NORTH AMERICAN OPEN

Bally's Las Vegas, Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2019


OPEN SECTION: 9 rounds, Dec 26-30, GM and IM norms possible

OTHER SECTIONS: 7 rounds, Dec 26-29 or 27-29

 

$120,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES!


An American Classic!

A Heritage Event!

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)


Open Section, Dec 26-30:
 9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10. GM & IM norms possible. Other sections, Dec 26-29 or 27-29: 7SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/60 d10). Bally's Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89103. $120,000 guaranteed prizes. 

 

In 7 sections. Open: $10000-5000-2500-1200-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak bonus $200, top FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2400-1200. FIDE rated, GM & IM norms possible. Under 2300: $7000-4000-2000-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400. Under 2100: $7000-4000-2000-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400. Under 1900: $7000-4000-2000-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400. Under 1700: $6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-500-400-400. Under 1500: $5000-2500-1300-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300. Under 1250: $3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400-300-300, top Under 1000 (no unr) $1000-500. No separate U1000 section; under 1000 in U1250 play for both U1250 and U1000 prizes; receive larger if winning both. Prize limits: 1) Unrated limit $500 in U1250, $1000 U1500, $1300 U1700, $1600 U1900, $2000 U2100. 2) Under 26 games played as of Dec 2019 official may not win over $1500 U1250, $3000 U1500 or U1700. Games rated too late for Dec 2019 list not counted. 3) If post-event rating posted 12/20/18-12/20/19 was more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $2000. 4) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female combined 2-player team score: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Only rounds 1-7 of Open Section counted. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no exta fee) by 3 pm 12/27; prize limits do not apply to doubles. 

 

Top 6 sections EF: Online at chessaction.com: $245 by 9/15, $275 by 12/23. Mailed by 12/15: 5-day $280, 4-day $279, 3-day $278. Do not mail entry after 12/15. Online 12/24 to 2 hours before round 1, or at site 12/26 to 1 hour before round 1: $300. Open Section EF $100 moreto US players if not USCF or FIDE rated 2200/over. Under 1250 Section EF: All $120 less than above. Seniors 65/over in U1500/over: All $120 less than above. Re-entry $120; not available in Open Section. GM, foreign IM/WGM/WIM in Open Section: Free; minimum prize $300 if playing all 9 games with no byes; $200 EF deducted from prize (cannot lower prize to below minimum). US IM/WGM, foreign FM/WFM in Open Section:Entry fees $100 less than above. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special 1 yr USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, $40, $25 & $17. 

 

5-day reg. ends 12/26 10 am, rds. 12/26-28 11 & 6, 12/29 10 & 4:30, 12/30 10 am. 4-day reg. ends 12/26 5 pm, rds. 12/26 6 pm, 12/27-28 11 & 6, 12/29 10 & 4:30. 3-day reg. ends 12/27 10 am, rds. 12/27 11, 2:30 & 6, 12/28 11 & 6, 12/29 10 & 4:30. Bye: all, limit 4, limit 2 in last 4 rounds; Open must commit before rd. 3, others before rd. 4. 

 

Hotel rates: $99-99, 800-833-3308, 702-739-4111, rate may increase or chess block sell out about 11/15. Free parking if guest room at Ballys. 

 

Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633. Ratings: December FIDE used in Open, December official USCF in others. For foreign players in U2300 & below, see www.chesstour.com/foreignratings.htm; highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled. Special rules: CCA electronic devices rules used; see www.chesstour.com/devices.htm. 

 

$3000 guaranteed Blitz 12/29 10 pm.

Ent:
 chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577 (DirectorAtChess.us, www.chesstour.com, 347-201-2269). $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (Click on “entry list” after entry).


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