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      55th Annual American Open Chess Championship - Main Tournament in Costa Mesa

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      November 28, 2019

      Thursday   9:00 AM

      3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa
      Costa Mesa, California

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      55th Annual American Open Chess Championship - Main Tournament

      Main Tournament 4-day Schedule Thursday - Sunday 8 Rounds Swiss System USCF Rated Tournament Time Control: 40moves/2hr + SD/55 min; d5 3-day ScheduleFriday - Sunday 8 Rounds Swiss System USCF Rated TournamentTime Control:  Rounds 1 - 4 are Game/1hr; d5; Round 5-8 are merged with players in 4-day schedule at Game 40moves/2hr + SD/55 min; d5 Sections Open, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400 The Open section is open to all players over 2000. For players rated under 2000 who want to play in the Open section, you must first sign-up in your current allowed section, and then send a request to play in the Open through the Contact us page. Under sections are open only to players with ratings lower than the section limit. Open and U2200 are FIDE rated. Players with provisional rating (under 26 games) as of Nov. 10, 2019 will not be able to win the full money prize. Unrated players (Played zero rated games) will also be imposed a prize limit. Refund Policy Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date. You can obtain a refund of the entry fee prior to November 21, 2019 minus a $25 service charge for the main tournament ($15 for scholastic). Registration withdrawal and refund request must be submitted in writing by emailing No refunds will be issued within 7 days of the start of the Main Tournament. About the American Open: A heritage event and an American classic, the American Open is held annually on Thanksgiving weekend and is 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. In addition to the Main Tournament, the American Open Chess Championship has three other concurrent tournaments: the Scholastic Tournament, which is open to Kindergarten to 12th grade chess players at all levels; Action, for a one-day USCF rated tournament and shorter time period per game, and Blitz, for those interested in a USCF rated speed chess. For more information on all the tournaments, please visit the website at For the other tournaments in the same weekend, click below: To register for the Scholastic Tournament: Click Here To register for the Blitz Tournament: Click Here  To register for the Action Tournament: Click Here

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