|2008 World Open Chess Tournament Regulations|
36th Annual World Open. 9 round Swiss, 40/2, SD/1 (4-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, 3-day option, rds 1-5 G/45).
Half point byes OK all, limit 4 (limit 2 in last 4 rounds). Open byes must commit before rd 2, other sections before rd 5.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied!
Foreign player ratings: usually 100 pts added to FIDE, 100 to FQE, 200 or more to most foreign, no pts added to CFC or Jamaica. Most foreign ratings other than CFC, FQE or Jamaica not accepted for U2000 or below. Highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled.
Special rules: 1) In round 3 or after, players with scores of 80% or more in U1200/up and their opponents may not use unauthorized headphones, earphones, cellphones, or hearing aids, or go to a different floor of the building, without Director permission. They must also submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director; refusal to be searched is grounds for expulsion from the tournament, with no refund. 2) As in all CCA tournaments, writing your move before playing it is allowed, unless you are using an electronic scoresheet.
Mailed entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577.