US Open Update

Tomorrow (Tuesday) will be round 2 of the July G/90.

For players <1600 we will have another G/25, d5 rated tournament starting at 6:30 PM.  Byes available if you arrive late or would like to leave early.

 

US Open Notice from Dennis Mays:

A Heritage Event!

114th United States Open

Chess Championship

 

27 July – August 4, 2013 · Madison, WI

 

Location:

Madison Marriott West

1313 John Q Hammons Drive

Middleton, WI 53562

Chess Rate:  $99 UNTIL 12 July 2013 THEN regular rates apply!!!

Call: 888.745.2032

Ask for the Chess Rate!

 

Hurry and book your hotel rooms now!

 

Overflow Hotel

Fairfield Inn and Suites

Chess Rate $99

MUST book by July 15, 2013!!!

608.831.1400

 

Entry Fee: $165 Online by Sunday, July 14, 2013,

$167 if Mailed by Sunday, July 14, 2013, or

$170 by Phone by Sunday, July 14, 2013

 

Half-Point Byes:

Must commit before Round 4 and MUST be submitted AT LEAST two hours before the round(s) in question.

Limit of one half-point bye in the last two rounds!

 

         Number of Half-Point Byes Available:

2000/up:                   Up to 3 half-point byes

1400-1999:                Up to 2 half-point byes

Under 1400/UNR:      Up to 1 half-point bye

 

Zero point byes are always available in any round if requested at least two hours before the start of the desired round!

 

Entry Fee:

         Online: $165 by 7/14, $185 after 7/14

 

By Mail: $167 postmarked by 7/14, $187 postmarked by 7/21; DO NOT MAIL AFTER 7/21!

 

By Phone: $170 by 7/14, $185 by 7/26. No phone entries after 7/26 (close of business at the USCF Office!)      

 

Enter by Phone: 1-800-903-8723

At Site: all $190

 

GMs and WGMs are free, please call or mail-in entry.

All Entries must be made at least two hours prior to your first game played.        

 

Three different schedules for the first six rounds!:

 

Traditional: 40/2, SD/1 d5. [7/27] – [8/3] One round daily at 7PM then the final round [8/4] at 3PM.

 

6-day Option: 40/2, SD/1 d5. [7/30] 7PM; [7/31] to [8/2] Two games per day – one at12 NOON and the second at 7PM.

 

4-day Option: G/60 d5. [8/1] 12 NOON, 3PM, 7PM, & 10PM; [8/2] at 12 NOON & 3PM.

 

All schedules MERGE after Round 6 and compete for the same prizes.

 

Round 7 [All schedules]: [8/2] 7PM.

Round 8 [All schedules]: [8/3] 7PM.

Round 9 [All schedules]: [8/4] 3PM.

 

NEW!

In addition to the prize fund of $50,000 based on 500 Entries ($40,000 guaranteed)

Mixed Doubles Prizes!

See U.S. Open Information page for Mix Double Prize Information: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2013/usopen/

 

Teams for Mixed Doubles must be submitted by start of

first round of 4-day U.S. Open Schedule (August 1, 2013, 12 NOON)

 

A ‘Couples’ team is composed of a Male and Female player

The Average rating of the team must be under 1800

A player may be rated over 1800 as long as the team’s average is under the limit

 

The 2013 Women’s U.S. Open at the U.S. Open

For More Information: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2013/usopen/

 

31 July – 4 August: The 2013 U.S. Women’s Open – G/90+30 sec

Open to all female members of the U.S. Chess Federation

 

Side Events at the U.S. Open

 

27 July: U.S. Open Bughouse – G/5 d0

 

27-28 July: U.S. Open Weekend Swiss – G/60 d5

 

28 July: U.S. Open Scholastic – G/30 d5

 

29, 30, & 31 July & 1 & 2 August: U.S. Open Quads – G/30 d5

 

31 July: U.S. Open G/15 Championship – G/15 d5

 

3 August: U.S. Open Blitz Championship – G/5 d0

 

All sections have a 5 second delay, except the Blitz and the Bughouse which have no delay and the U.S. Women’s Open is G/90+30 sec.

 

August 1-2, FIDE Trainers’ Seminar for FIDE Trainer Titles

For more information see FIDE Prospectus: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2013/usopen/Governance/FTS-WIS%202013-Prospectus.pdf

See Workshop & Committee Meeting Schedule (link below) for time and location

 

Color Workshop and Committee Meeting Schedule:

http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2013/usopen/Governance/WorkshopCommitteeMtgSched-Color.pdf

 

The Workshop & Committee Meeting schedule can be found on the U.S. Open information page:

http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2013/usopen/

in the “Things you might find useful” box.

FIDE Prospectus is listed in “SIDE EVENTS” box.

 

Notes:

          The 2013 July Rating Supplement will be used for the 2013 U.S. Open.

          Current USCF membership through August 2013 required.

          This year’s U.S. Open will NOT be FIDE rated.

          Bring a clock – none supplied.

          Sets/Boards supplied for tournament, but not for skittles.

          All refunds will be mailed from the USCF Office following the conclusion of the event.

 

For more Information or to Register: http://main.uschess.org/content/view/10014/95

 

Questions:

National Events Assistant, Ashley Knight: aknight@uschess.org or 931-787-1234, ext. 138.

 

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  1. I am going to do the 6 day schedule and have a hotel room from 7/30-8/4. I will be leaving Rochester on the morning of Tuesday 7/30 and returning on 8/4. I can give a ride and share a room if anyone is interested.

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