Novice

American Open is hosting a tournament for novice chess players for one-day only on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

This tournament is for chess players with minimum USCF rating of 100 and maximum 1199. An active US Chess Federation (USCF) membership as of November 1, 2021 is required. 

Schedule: Round 1 starts at 9 AM. Time control is 45 minutes sudden death/ 5 seconds delay. 

Bye requests: Maximum two half-point byes are allowed and must be made prior to the start of Round 2. All requests thereafter will be for zero-point.

Registration must be made ahead of time. There will be no onsite/same-day registration.

Rounds

  • Round 1: 9:00 AM
  • Round 2: 11:00 AM
  • Round 3: 1:00 PM
  • Round 4: 3:00 PM
  • Round 5: 5:00 PM

Prizes

Under 1200 and Under 1000
  • 1st place $500
  • 2nd place $250
  • 3rd place $125
  • 4th place $75
  • 5th place $50