Upcoming Chess Tournaments
6 rounds, Labor Day weekend, Sept 3-6, 4-6 or 5-6, at the luxurious Albany Marriott. Free parking, free airport shuttle, many restaurants nearby. $13,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND. Out of state welcome; state title to top NY state resident.
Choice of 4 day, 3 day or 2 day schedule (no 2-day in Open Section). In 6 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1300.
Reserve your hotel room by August 20 to obtain the $96 chess rate (800-443-8952, 518-458-8444)- earlier is better in case rooms sell out.
15th annual GREEN MOUNTAIN OPEN
September 17-19 or 18-19, Stratton Mountain Inn
Stratton Mountain (West Wardsboro), Vermont
(Less than 2 hours from Albany, NY or Springfield, MA)
$2000 GUARANTEED PRIZES
5 rounds, in 3 sections: Open, Under 1810, Under 1410
Details posted at ChessTour.com now include the following:
Aug 6-8 or 7-8: NORTHEAST OPEN. 5 rounds, Holiday Inn Select, Stamford, CT. Downtown location, free parking, trains run frequently from NYC, Westchester and CT. $89 chess rate for guest rooms, $10 lower than last year! NOTE ERRORS IN
PUBLICITY: The above link and Chess Life are correct. Our postcard mailing was wrong (Open class prizes are $600-300 to Under 2250, and unrateds can win no more than $150 in Under 1250), and the CCA website was wrong until about June 10, especially the Under 1250 Section. Advance entries close Wednesday, August 4. ENTER NOW
Aug 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15: CONTINENTAL OPEN. 6 rounds, Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, MA. $30,000 projected prizes, $24,000 minimum guaranteed. Great summer vacation spot, experience the America of 1790-1840 at Old Sturbridge Village.
Aug 27-29 or 28-29: ATLANTIC OPEN. 5 rounds, Westin Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C. 5 blocks from the White House. $20,000 guaranteed prizes (note that a previous email erroneously stated the prize total as $24,000.) ENTER NOW
Sept 3-6, 4-6 or 5-6: NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. America’s oldest tournament, 6 rounds at the luxurious Albany Marriott. $13,000 guaranteed.
Sept 17-19 or 18-19: GREEN MOUNTAIN OPEN. 5 rounds, Stratton Mountain Inn, West Wardsboro, Vermont. $2000 guaranteed prizes. Under 13 Novice tournament Sunday- take a bye in GMO round 4 and play in both events.
Oct 7-11, 8-11, 9-11 or 10-11: CONTINENTAL CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS at Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington VA, near the attractions of our nation’s capital. A huge new Columbus Day weekend event- 9 rounds in Master Section with FIDE norms
available, 7 rounds in other sections, $100,000 projected prizes, $60,000 minimum! ENTER NOW
Oct 22-24 or 23-24: BOARDWALK OPEN at the historic Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, Asbury Park, New Jersey. 5 rounds, $18,000 projected prizes, $12,000 minimum. ENTER NOW
Nov 12-14 or 13-14: EASTERN CHESS CONGRESS & SENIOR at Holiday Inn Select, Stamford, CT. $8000 guaranteed. Includes Senior Section for age 50/up rated under 2210 or unrated. ENTER NOW
Nov 20-21: NEW ENGLAND SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS. 7 rounds, Game/65, open to all in K-12 everywhere, titles and free entry prizes restricted to New England. Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks CT, near Hartford. ENTER NOW
Nov 26-28 or 27-28: NATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS. 6 rounds, Sheraton City Center Hotel, Philadelphia. $30,000 guaranteed plus trophies. ENTER NOW
Dec 26-28 or 27-28: EMPIRE CITY OPEN. 6 rounds, New Yorker Hotel, Manhattan. $10,000 guaranteed prize fund. First CCA tournament in New York City since 2006! ENTER NOW
Dec 26-29 or 27-29: NORTH AMERICAN OPEN at Ballys Las Vegas. 7 rounds, $120,000 projected prizes, $90,000 minimum! ENTER NOW