June 28-30 or 29-30, 2019
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
June 28-30 or 29-30
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 80 (enhanced)
13th annual Philadelphia Open. 5 round Swiss, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (see World Open for location, rates, parking). In 6 sections.
$15,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND
Major Section (1800/up): $1600-800-500-300, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2200 $600-300.
Under 2000 Section: $1200-600-400-200.
Under 1800 Section: $1200-600-400-200.
Under 1600 Section: $1000-500-300-200.
Under 1400 Section:
Under 1100 Section:
Unrated may not win over $100 in U1100, $200 U1400, $300 U1600, $400 U1800 or $600 U2000; balance goes to next player(s) in line.
MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $400-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 6/29. Prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.
Top 4 sections entry fee: $118 online at chessaction.com by 6/26, 3-day $123, 2-day $122 if check mailed by 6/15, $130 at site (no checks, credit cards OK) until 1 hour before round 1 or online until 2 hours before round 1.
Under 1100 Section entry fee: All $30 less than top 5 sections entry fee.
All sections: Re-entry $60, not available to go from Major to Major. GMs free in Major; $100 deducted from prize.
PLAYERS MAY NOT POSESS CELLPHONES DURING PLAY. Please leave your phone home, or in your hotel room or car, or in a bag at your table.
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.
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, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
Hotel rates: See World Open.
Room sharing: Post a request to share a room on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum. If you have difficulty posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, www.chesstour.info, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (click "entry list" after entering).
BRING SET, BOARD, CLOCK IF POSSIBLE-
BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.