$1500 Fun-d!

The 2017 American Open Blitz Tournament this Saturday, November 25, 2017 has a $1,500 prize fund, guaranteed!

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1st – $250, 2nd – $150, 3rd – 100,
U2300 1st – $115, 2nd – $60,
U2100 1st – $110, 2nd – $55,
U1900 1st – $200, 2nd – $100, 3rd – $50,
U1700 1st – $110, 2nd – $55,
U1500 1st – $70, 2nd – $35,
U1300 – $40

Rounds: 5 round double swiss , G/5; d0.
Site: Hilton Costa Mesa. 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Registration ends on Saturday 9 pm.
EF: $35 by Nov. 22. $50 11/23 and after including onsite.
Rounds: 9:30 pm -10-10:30-11-11:30.
Info: 714-899-3421, play@americanopen.org.
Register online to reserve your spot to play for a chance to win! http://americanopen.org/sideevents/registration

See you there!

Imaad Rana tops Regional 3

The last Regionals for the year concluded on November 5th with 30 players in 4 sections.

Imaad Rana swept the field in the open section with a perfect 4 – 0.
In the U1100, Yelyzaveta Systaliuk also won with 4 – 0 rising to her peak rating of 984.
Robin Shen and Owen Tang split the U600 section, scoring 3 points each.
Shubhangi Waldiya won his very first rated tournament in the U400 section.

Ratings report can be viewed here. http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201711055862.0

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Action and Blitz Tournaments at the American Open

Would you like to play in this year’s American Open Chess Championship for only one or two days? Now you can. This Thanksgiving weekend, the 2017 American Open will have a Blitz Tournament on  Saturday evening, November 25, 2017 and an Action (Game 30 minutes) Tournament on Sunday morning, November 26, 2017. More details are below. Reserve your space now at  http://www.americanopen.org/sideevents/registration

American Open Blitz
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Projected prizes $1000, 80% Guaranteed!
EF: $35 by 11/22/17; $50 for same day registration
5 round double swiss, G/5.
Schedule: Registration ends 9 PM.
Rounds: 9:30 pm -10:00 pm – 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm.

American Open Action
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Projected prizes $500, 80% Guaranteed!
EF: $35 by 11/22/17; $50 for same day registration
5 round SS, G/30.
Schedule: Registration ends 10:30 AM.
Rounds:12:00 pm – 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Get your games in before the year ends!

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, Part 3, the last, of the 2017 Regional Scholastic Chess Series will be held at ChessPalace. Open to kids in grades K-12, we will have four sections again:

a. K-12 Open
b. K-12 under 1100
c. K-6 under 600
d. K-6 under 400

Time control is 30 minutes with 5-seconds delay per player, per round, and the entry fee is $35; $45 on-site.

Register now to save $10! Eventbrite - Regional Scholastic Chess Series Part 3

Get your chess bag ready!

The 2017 American Open Chess Championship is coming up!

On November 23 – 26, 2017, ChessPalace is hosting this annual event, one of the longest running chess tournament in the United States. It was established in 1965 and has since attracted chess players from all over the world and from all levels, beginners to Grandmasters.

Regular entry fee for the 4-day or 3 -day sections of the Main Tournament is $185. (This rate ends at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.) Late registration is on Thursday, November 23 and after, is $220!

A Scholastic Tournament will also run simultaneously with the main tournament of the 2017 American Open Chess Championship.

Scholastic Entry Fees are:
Booster: $50*
Junior Varsity: $60*
Varsity: $70*
(*This regular rate ends 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Late registration, November 13 and after, is: $60 for Booster, $70 for Junior Varsity, and $90 for Varsity.)

This year’s American Open Chess Championship will be held at Hilton Hotel, 3050 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Don’t miss out! Register and reserve your place at http://americanopen.org/

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Plans this Weekend?

ChessPalace has 2 tournaments this weekend, September 30 and October 1, 2017!

On Saturday, the Saturday Quads will start at 11:30 AM for 3-rounds of G:30moves/90minutes then sudden death 30minutes; with 5-second delay. Players are grouped based on most updated rating (not monthly supplement). Prizes are based on number of players per group (quad, hex, octo). Cash Prizes. Entry fee is $27, ($20 members) . Call 714-899-3421 or email chesspalace2000@yahoo.com

On Sunday, Part 2 of the Regional Scholastic Chess Series is happening! It is open to kids in grades K-12, and will have four sections:

a. K-12 Open
b. K-12 under 1100
c. K-6 under 600
d. K-6 under 400

Time control is 30 minutes with 5-seconds delay per player, per round, and the entry fee is $35; $45 on-site. Discounts are also available for chess players signing up for part 2 and part 3 of the Regional Scholastic Chess Series at the same time.

Register now to save $10! Eventbrite - Regional Scholastic Chess Series Part 2

Start October Playing Chess

Part 2 of the Regional Scholastic Chess Series is here! It will be held at ChessPalace on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Open to kids in grades K-12, we will have four sections again:

a. K-12 Open
b. K-12 under 1100
c. K-6 under 600
d. K-6 under 400

Time control is 30 minutes with 5-seconds delay per player, per round, and the entry fee is $35; $45 on-site. Discounts are also available for chess players signing up for part 2 and part 3 of the Regional Scholastic Chess Series at the same time.

Register now to save $10! Eventbrite - Regional Scholastic Chess Series Part 2