Continental Chess Association

Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803

347-201-2269
E-mail: DirectorAtChess.US (use "@"in place of "At")

 Please put the name of the tournament and the player's name in the email subject heading!

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What is a bye? How do I request a bye?

PLEASE NOTE: For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used for foreign or recently foreign players. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other 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.


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SPECIAL ADDRESS FOR DROPOUTS:
            We receive so much email that it is difficult to keep track of important messages, such as those regarding players who have entered a tournament but will be unable to attend.  To simplify this task, we have set up a special email address for mail regarding such withdrawals.  It is DropoutsAtChess.US (use the @ symbol instead of "At."). Please use this address for the following purposes:
            1. To notify us that you will not be able to attend a tournament that you entered.  This should be done at least 2 hours before your first game.
            2. To inquire about a credit or a refund from a past tournament you entered but did not attend.

SPECIAL ADDRESS FOR PRIZES:
           
We have a new email address for mail concerning prizes that were not claimed at tournaments. It is PrizesAtChess.US (use the @ symbol instead of "At.") To contact us regarding a prize due, please use this address so that we do not have to search for your mail among hundreds of other emails.

USCF MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL FOR MOST TOURNAMENTS:
            1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry.  Online at chesstour.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15.  By mail, phone or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Adult and Young Adult (under 25) include monthly Chess Life, Scholastic (under 13) includes bimonthly Chess Life For Kids.  USCF membership is required for all our tournaments. 

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CCA minimum ratings as of  July 15, 2018 are now posted.  They will be used, if above USCF ratings, at all CCA tournaments, effective immediately.

Converting FIDE and foreign ratings to USCF (revised 2/8/16)

CCA electronic devices policies will be used at all tournaments

Tax information for winners of $600 or over, and for non-resident aliens

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To avoid huge ballroom rent, most of our tournaments count on having many players use guest rooms at the host hotel, and asking for the chess rate gives the tournament credit.  For all tournaments, please stay at the tournament site whenever possible and ask for the chess rate.  Thank you for your help! 
 

LIST OF 2015 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
LIST OF 2016 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS

LIST OF 2017 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
LIST OF 2017 NEW YORK STATE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
LIST OF 2018 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!
STANDINGS INCLUDING LIST OF 2017-2018 MAGNUS HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH CHESS LEAGUE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF 2018 NEW YORK STATE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!

Click Here to see CCA tournaments honoring 2018 Greater NY Scholastic free entry prizes!

CCA tournaments honoring 2017 Greater NY Scholastic free entry prizes

CCA tournaments honoring 2018 NY State Girls Championship free entry prizes

CCA tournaments honoring 2017-2018 Magnus High School And JHS Chess League free entry prizes 

 

July 20-22 or 21-22, 2018: Chicago Class, Wheeling IL- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ

HOTEL ROOMS: The Westin is apparently sold out. We have arranged an $80 chess rate at Ramada Plaza Chicago North Shore, 2.8 miles away at 1090 South Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling. Included are free parking, a full hot breakfast buffet, and free transportation to and from Westin North Shore. To reserve, contact Sandra Bondi at sbondi@lakhanihospitality.com, 847-215-9900.

July 20-22 or 21-22, 2018: Pacific Coast Open, Van Nuys CA- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS  After reservations deadline, if sold out see travel sites

July 20-22 or 21-22, 2018: Peter Henner Memorial, Albany NY- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS, CALL 528-438-8431 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
 

July 27-29 or 28-29, 2018: Southern Open, Orlando FL- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS  After deadline, may still be available

July 27-29 or 28-29, 2018: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh PA- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS
  After deadline, probably still available, rate may be lower

July 27-29 or 28-29, 2018: Bradley Open, Windsor Locks CT- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS  Reserve room by July 25

August 3-5 or 4-5, 2018: Manhattan Open, New York NY- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS  Reserve room by July 20

Aug 10-12 or 11-12, 2018: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS  Reserve room by Aug 3
Please note: there was an error setting up the Cleveland Open sections on our shopping cart, which made the U1200 through U1900 sections grayed out for some eligible players. This has now been corrected.

Aug 10-12 or 11-12, 2018: Central California Open, Fresno CA- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS  Reserve room by Aug 3

Aug 16-20, 16-19, 17-19 or 18-19, 2018: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
GM AND IM NORMS POSSIBLE
HOTEL RESERVATIONS
(use group code 1808CONTIN) Reserve room by Aug 8

Aug 24-26 or 25-26, 2018: Atlantic Open, Falls Church VA- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS  Reserve room by Aug 10

Aug 24-26 or 25-26, 2018: Indianapolis Open, Indianapolis IN- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS  Reserve room by Aug 10

Aug 31-Sep 3, Sep 1-3 or 2-3, 2018: New York State Championship, Albany NY- ENTER ONLINE!
HOTEL RESERVATIONS  Reserve room by Aug 20

Sep 21-23 or 22-23, 2018: Hartford Open, Windsor Locks CT

Oct 4-8, 5-8 or 6-8, 2018: Washington Chess Congress, Falls Church VA- ENTER ONLINE!  

Oct 5-7 or 6-7, 2018: Midwest Class, Wheeling IL

Oct 13-14, 2018: Central New York Open, Syracuse NY

Oct 26-28 or 27-28: Eastern Chess Congress, Princeton NJ

Nov 2-4 or 3-4, 2018: Stamford Open, Stamford CT

Nov 2-4 or 3-4, 2018: Los Angeles Open, Van Nuys CA

Nov 9-11 or 10-11, 2018: Kings Island Open, Blue Ash OH 

Nov 23-25 or 24-25, 2018: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA 

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2018: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Jan 4-6 or 5-6, 2019: Boston Chess Congress, Boston MA

Jan 18-21, 19-21 or 20-21, 2019: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

Jan 18-21, 19-21 or 20-21, 2019: Golden State Open, Concord CA

Feb 14-18, 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18, 2019: Southwest Class Championships, Fort Worth TX

Feb 22-24 or 23-24, 2019: George Washington Open, Falls Church VA

Mar 1-3 or 2-3, 2019: Western Class Championships, Van Nuys CA

Mar 22-24 or 23-24, 2019: Mid-America Open, Saint Louis MO

Apr 5-7 or 6-7, 2019: Eastern Class Championships, Sturbridge MA

Apr 17-21, 18-21 or 19-21, 2019: Foxwoods Open, Mashantucket CT

May 23-27, 24-27, 25-27 or 26-27, 2019: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 14-16 or 15-16, 2019: Continental Class, Falls Church VA

June 27-July 1, 2019: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA 

July 2-7, 3-7, 4-7 or 5-7, 2019: World Open, Philadelphia PA

July 19-21 or 20-21, 2019: Chicago Class, Wheeling IL

July 19-21 or 20-21, 2019: Pacific Coast Open, Van Nuys CA

July 26-28 or 27-28, 2019: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh PA

Aug 9-11 or 10-11, 2019: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH

Aug 14-18, 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18, 2019: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA

Aug 23-25 or 24-25, 2019: Atlantic Open, Falls Church VA

Aug 30-Sep 2, Aug 31-Sep 2 or Sep 1-2, 2019: New York State Championship, Albany NY

Oct 10-14, 11-14 or 12-14, 2019: Washington Chess Congress, Falls Church VA

Oct 11-13 or 12-13, 2019: Midwest Class Championships, Wheeling IL

Oct 25-27 or 26-27, 2019: Eastern Chess Congress, Princeton NJ

Nov 1-3 or 2-3, 2019: Los Angeles Open, Van Nuys CA

Nov 29-Dec 1 or Nov 30-Dec 1, 2019: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA 

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2019: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Jan 3-5 or 4-5, 2020: Boston Chess Congress, Boston MA

Jan 16-19, 17-19 or 18-19, 2020: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

Jan 16-19, 17-19 or 18-19, 2020: Golden State Open, Concord CA

Feb 13-17, 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17, 2020: Southwest Class Championships, Fort Worth TX

Apr 8-12, 9-12 or 10-12, 2020: Foxwoods Open, Mashantucket CT

Apr 24-26 or 25-26, 2020: Eastern Class Championships, Sturbridge MA 

May 23-27, 24-27, 25-27 or 26-27, 2020: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL 

July 1-5, 2-5 or 3-5, 2020: World Open, Philadelphia PA 

July 7-12, 2020: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA 

July 17-19 or 18-19, 2020: Chicago Class, Wheeling IL

July 24-26 or 25-26, 2020: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh PA

Aug 14-16 or 15-16, 2020: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH

Aug 19-23, 20-23, 21-23 or 22-23, 2020: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA

Aug 28-30 or 29-30, 2020: Atlantic Open, Falls Church VA

Sep 4-7, 5-7 or 6-7: New York State Championship, Albany NY

Oct 10-12 or 11-12, 2020: Midwest Class Championships, Wheeling IL

Nov 27-29 or 28-29, 2020: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA 

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2020: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Jan 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17, 2021: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

Jan 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17, 2021: Golden State Open, Concord CA

Mar 31-Apr 4, Apr 1-4 or 2-4, 2021: Foxwoods Open, Mashantucket CT

May 27-31, 28-31, 29-31 or 30-31, 2021: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 25-29, 2021: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

July 1-5, 2-5, 3-5, or June 30-July 5, 2021: World Open, Philadelphia PA

July 23-25 or 24-25, 2021: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh PA

Nov 26-28 or 27-28, 2021: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2021: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Jan 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16, 2022: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

Apr 13-17, 14-17 or 15-17, 2022: Foxwoods Open, Mashantucket CT

May 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 or 29-30, 2022: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 24-28, 2022: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

June 29-July 4, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4, 2022: World Open, Philadelphia PA

Nov 25-27 or 26-27, 2022: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2022: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

May 25-29, 26-29, 27-29 or 28-29, 2023: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 24-28, 2023: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

June 29-July 4, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4, 2023: World Open, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2023: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

June 27-July 1, 2024: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

July 2-7, 3-7, 4-7 or 5-7, 2024: World Open, Philadelphia PA

 

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