2008 World Open Chess Tournament Regulations PDF Print E-mail


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). 

Under 900, Under 600 and Unrated Sections play separate 3-day schedule only, 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. 

US player ratings:
JULY LIST USED; FIDE ratings not used.


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.


Questions: www.chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Invitation requests: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it You may request "lowest possible section" if June rating unknown.  No smoking.  Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com.  JGP (Junior Grand Prix points available).

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And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

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