Continental Chess Association

Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803

347-201-2269
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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 12, 2017 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! 

 

Click Here to see CCA tournaments honoring 2017 Greater NY Scholastic free entry prizes!

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!

Click Here to see CCA tournaments honoring 2017 NY State Girls Championship free entry prizes!

LIST OF 2017 NEW YORK STATE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!
 


July 28-30 or 29-30, 2017: Peter Henner Memorial, Albany NY- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS
 

Aug 10-13, 11-13 or 12-13, 2017: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS (use group code 1708CONTIN)

Aug 11-13 or 12-13, 2017: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Aug 11-13 or 12-13, 2017: Central California Open, Fresno CA- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ

Aug 18-20 or 19-20, 2017: Manhattan Open, New York NY- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Aug 25-27 or 26-27, 2017: Atlantic Open, Arlington VA - ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Aug 25-27 or 26-27, 2017: Indianapolis Open, Indianapolis IN - ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ
HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Sept 1-4, 2-4 or 3-4, 2017: New York State Championship, Albany NY- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ

Sept 22-24 or 23-24, 2017: Hartford Open, Windsor Locks CT- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ

Oct 6-8 or 7-8, 2017: Midwest Class Championships, Wheeling IL 

Oct 6-9, 7-9 or 8-9, 2017: Washington Chess Congress, Arlington VA- ENTER ONLINE!   BLITZ

Oct 21-22, 2017: Central New York Open, Syracuse NY

Oct 27-29 or 28-29, 2017: Eastern Chess Congress, Princeton NJ

Nov 3-5 or 4-5, 2017: Los Angeles Open, Van Nuys CA

Nov 3-5 or 4-5, 2017: Stamford Open, Stamford CT

Nov 10-12 or 11-12, 2017: Kings Island Open, Blue Ash OH 

Nov 24-26 or 25-26, 2017: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA 

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2017: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Dec 28-30 or 29-30, 2017: Empire City Open, New York NY

Jan 5-7 or 6-7, 2018: Boston Chess Congress, Boston MA

Jan 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15, 2018: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

Jan 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15, 2018: Golden State Open, Concord CA

Feb 15-19, 16-19, 17-19 or 18-19, 2018: Southwest Class Championships, Fort Worth TX

Feb 23-25 or 24-25, 2018: George Washington Open, Falls Church VA

Mar 10-11, 2018: New York State Scholastics, Saratoga Springs NY

Mar 16-18 or 17-18, 2018: Southern Class Championships, Orlando FL

Mar 23-25 or 24-25, 2018: Mid-America Open, Saint Louis MO 

Mar 28-Apr 1, Mar 29-Apr 1, Mar 30-Apr 1 or Mar 31-Apr 1, 2018: Philadelphia Open, Philadelphia PA 

Apr 27-29 or 28-29, 2018: Eastern Class Championships, Sturbridge MA 

May 24-28, 25-28, 26-28 or 27-28, 2018: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL 

June 15-17 or 16-17, 2018: Continental Class, Falls Church VA

June 28-July 3, 2018: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA 

July 3-8, 4-8, 5-8, 6-8, 2018: World Open, Philadelphia PA 

July 20-22 or 21-22, 2018: Chicago Class, Wheeling IL

July 27-29 or 28-29, 2018: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh PA

Aug 16-19, 17-19 or 18-19, 2018: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA 

Aug 24-26 or 25-26, 2018: Atlantic Open, Falls Church VA

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

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

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

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 2, 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 26-28 or 27-28, 2019: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh PA

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

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

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

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 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

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 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16, 2020: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA

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 25-30, 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

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 24-29, 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

June 24-29, 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 2, 2024: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

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

 

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