2013 World Open

The 41st annual World Open will take place from June 29th to July 7th, in Arlington VA (a few miles from Washington DC).

We usually limit ourselves to Canadian tournaments, but numerous Canadians participate every year and it is not uncommon to see them achieve a norm.

 

VENUE

Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA

          • Lower room rates
          • Free airport shuttles
          • Low cost parking
 $250,000 IN PROJECTED PRIZES
  • Open : $20000-10000-5000-2500-1200-1000-800-700-600-500, clear winner bonus $300, top FIDE Under 2500 $2000-1000, top Senior $1000
  • U2400, U2200, U2000, U1800: $13000-7000-3000-1500-1000-900-800-700-600-500, top Under 1700 (no unr) $2000-1000, top Senior $800.
  • U1600 : $11000-6000-3000-1500-1000-900-800-700-600-500, top Under 1500 (no unr) $2000-1000, top Senior $800.
  • U1400 : $8000-4000-2000-1200-1000-800-700-600-500-400, top Under 1300 (no unr) $1600-800, top Senior $800.
  • U1200 : $5000-2500-1200-1000-900-800-700-600-500-400, top Under 1000 (no Unr) $1200-600, top Senior $600.
  • U900 : $1000-700-500-400-300-300-300, trophies to first 10, top Under 700, Under 500, Under 300, Unrated.

 

REGISTRATION

  • Online at chessaction.com: $328 by 6/28, $350 until 2 hours before first game. 
  • Phoned to 406-896-2038: $325 by 4/15, $335 by 6/28 (entry only, no questions). 
  • At site : 350$, no checks.

Price reductions : 

              • GMs : free (200$ deducted from prizes)
              • IMs, WGMs : 100$ less, deducted from prizes
              • Open : 100$ more if under 2200 FIDE
              • Seniors : 100$ less.

SCHEDULE :

Wed 7 pm, Thu 11 am & 6 pm, Fri 11 am & 6 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 5 pm.


RULES :

  • FQE ratings get +100 points. No points added to CFC.
  • Byes available for all rounds (max 4), must notify referee before Rd 5 (Rd 2 for Open)
  • Senior prizes at 65 y.o. and older.
  • U2200, U2400 and open sections are FIDE rated.
  • Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. In round 3 or after, players with scores of 80% or over and their opponents may not use headphones, earphones, cell phones or go to a different floor of the hotel without Director permission.

 

Hotel registration


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