US Chess Junior Grand Prix!



21st annual Pittsburgh 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). Doubletree Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave (near I-376 Exit 67), Pittsburgh 15205. Free parking, free airport shuttle. $15,000 projected prizes based on 190 paid entries; else raised or lowered in proportion with $7500 minimum guaranteed. 5 sections. Major: Open to 1900/over. $1500-800-400-300, clear/tiebreak win $100 bonus, top USCF U2300 $600-300. FIDE. 1700-2099: $1200-600-300-200, top U1900 $500-250. FIDE. Under 1800: $1200-600-300-200, top U1600 (no unr) $500-250. Under 1500: $1000-500-300-200, top U1300 (no unr) $400-200. Under 1200: $700-400-200-100. Mixed doubles: best male/female 2-player combined score among all sections: $600-300. Must average under 2200; may play different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/25. Unrated prize limits: $100 in U1200, $200 U1500, $400 U1800. Top 4 sections EF: $113 at by 7/22, 3-day $118, 2-day $117 mailed by 7/15, all $130 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site, or online to 2 hours before rd. 1. GMs, IMs & WGMs: $100 from prize. U1200 Section EF: all $40 less than top 4 sections. Unofficial ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. At, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or at site, $40, $25 & $17. Re-entry $60 (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. 3. HR: $97-97, 1-866-238-4218, 412-922-8400; reserve by 7/10 or rate may increase. 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 Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.


Re-entry $60 (no Major Section).


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 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.

Bring set, board, clock if possible.

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