COVID-related requirements


Mask mandates are rapidly changing and we are a compassionate crowd! We also want to make sure we continue to have opportunities to keep playing chess!

We are requiring face masks to be worn over the nose and mouth. Please bring one, and wear one when indoors and in the playing hall. There will be no eating inside the playing hall.

We will comply with all mandates as they roll out closer to the event date and ask for your cooperation. Additionally, exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from coronavirus. Attendees should evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend. Don’t come if you are sick, showing symptoms, or generally cantankerous. People who show no symptoms can spread coronavirus if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to coronavirus. By attending the American Open, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance.

**Neither the organizers nor tournament director(s) will be held liable for any player/spectator whose health may be compromised by attending the tournament. In addition, the tournament may be restricted based on current  Federal/State/County/hotel covid-19 regulations.

It’s Almost Here

American Open is less than 4 weeks away! We are looking forward to joining you all for this over the board chess tournament.

Many chess players have already signed up for the American Open Main Tournament and side events. Don’t wait too long to register. Registration will close on Monday, November 15 and there will be no on-site registration.

Experience the American Open in Style

Discounted Rates at DoubleTree hotel are still available! The hotel offers convenient access to the chess tournament and a variety of entertainment, dining and shopping options, including the Outlets at Orange, Disneyland, and The Discovery Cube.

GROUP CODE: CHE
DISCOUNTED RATE: $132 per night  (plus taxes and fees)
BOOK NOW AND MORE INFO: Click here to get redirected to the hotel.

Masks are required to be worn over the mouth and nose throughout the tournament.