20th annual

PITTSBURGH OPEN


June 21-23 or 22-23, 2019


Doubletree Green Tree- much nicer site than last few years!
TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Many more food options, much closer to downtown, free parking, free airport shuttle.

 

MAJOR SECTION IS FIDE RATED

$15,000 GUARANTEED PRIZES

 

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

JUNE 21-23 OR 22-23, PENNSYLVANIA

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED)   

20th annual Pittsburgh Open.  5SS, 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Doubletree Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave. (near I-376 Exit 67), Pittsburgh 15205. $15,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed.

 

In 5 sections: 
Major
(1800/up): $1500-800-400-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2300 $600-300. FIDE rated. Under 2100: $1200-600-300-200, top under 1900/Unr $500-250.
Under 1800:
$1200-600-300-200, top under 1600 (no unr) $400-200.
Under 1500:
$1000-500-300-200, top under 1300 (no unr) $300-150.
Under 1200:
$800-400-250-150.
Unrated limits: U1200 $100, U1500 $200, U1800 $400.

Mixed doubles 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 6/22.

 

Top 4 sections entry fee: $113 at chessaction.com by 6/19, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 mailed by 6/12, $130 at site, or online until 2 hours before rd 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs free in Open, $100 deducted from prize. 


Under 1200 Section entry fee:
all $30 less than top 4 sections.

No checks at site,
credit cards OK. 


Special 1 yr USCF membership
with magazine if paid with entry.  At chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.

Re-entry $50 (no Master Section).
 

FOREIGN PLAYER RATINGS                    PRIZEWINNER TAX INFO                ELECTRONIC DEVICES RULES

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


Hotel rates: $95-95, 412-922-8400, reserve by 6/7 or rate  may increase.


HOTEL RESERVATIONS


Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. Refunds, $15 service charge.

 

Questions: Director@Chess.US, chesstour.com, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly)


Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


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