2009 US OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP Schedule PDF Print E-mail

 

Three different schedules:

Traditional: 40/2, SD/1. One round daily at 7:00pm, except rd. 9, 8/9 at 3pm.
6-Day Option: 8/4 7:00pm, 8/5 to 8/7 at 12 noon and 7:00pm, 8/8 at 7:00pm, 8/9 at 3pm.
4-Day Option: 8/6 2:00pm, 5:00pm & 8:00pm; 8/7 at 10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 7pm, 8/8 7:00pm, 8/9 at 3pm.

 

SIDE EVENTS May register on line except for the Bughouse which is on-site only.


August 1-2, U.S. Open Weekend Swiss.
WCL GPP:6. 5-SS, G/60. $$1,000 guaranteed prizes. $200-100-50, U2200/Unr $160, U1800 $140, U1600 $120, U1400 $100, U1200 $100, Unr $50. Entry fee $40, Unr free if paying USCF dues. On-Site Registration 8:30-9:30am 8/1, Rds: Sat 10-1-3:30, Sun 10-1.


August 2, U.S. Open Scholastic.
Open to K-12 [2008-9 school year] 4-SS, G/30, in three sections: Open, Under 1200/Unr, Under800/Unr. Entry fee $20. Registration 9am-11:30am, Rds: 12-1:30-3-4:30. Trophies for top five each section; top U1600 U1400 in Open; Top U1000, Unr in U1200; and Top U600, Unr in U800.


August 3, U.S. Open Bughouse.
G/5. Entry fee $20 per team. 80 % of entry fees in cash prizes. Registration 9am-11:30am, first round begins at noon.


August 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, U.S. Open Quads.
G/30. Entry fee $20. Registration 9am-11:30am, Rds. 12-1:30-2:30. $50 to first in each quad.


August 5, GM Kosteniuk Simul.
GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, the reigning Women's World Chess Champion will play a simultaneous exhibition on Wednesday 5 August 2009 at 6:00 PM. Kids under 18 and anyone who defeats GM Kosteniuk will get a free autographed CD from Alexandra!! The cost is $50. On-line registration is now available. You may also register on-site.


August 5, U.S. Open G/15 Championship.
5-SS, G/15. Quick rated, higher of regular or quick rating. Entry fee $40. Registration 9am-11:30am. Rds: noon, 1:30, 3, 4:30. 80% of entries as returned as cash prizes. First 30%, second 15%, U2100 12%, U1800 10%, U1500/Unr 8%, U1200 5%. Rds 12-1-2-3-4.


August 7, GM Nakamura Simul.
GM Hikaru Nakamura, the reigning 2009 US Champion who turned in an astonishing near 3100 performance rating in the French League, will play a simultaneous exhibition on Friday 7 August 2009 at 1:00 PM. The cost is $50. On-line registration is now available. You may also register on-site.


August 8, U.S. Open Blitz Championship.
WCL GPP: 15. 7-SS (double round, 14 games), 1 section, G/5. Quick rated, higher of regular or quick rating. Entry fee $40, free to Unrated if paying USCF dues. Registration 9am-11:30am, first round begins at noon. $2000 guaranteed prizes! $$400-200-150, Expert $200-100, U2000 $200-100, U1800 $180-90, U1600/Unr $140-70, U1400 $100, U1200 $70.


Many side events, including:
USCF workshops == 8/5 - 8/7
USCF Delegates meeting == 8/8 - 8/9
USCF Awards Luncheon == 8/8 noon
GM Lectures and simuls [to be announced]

 

 
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