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North American Open 2012

The 22nd Annual North American Open will be held on 26-30th December at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event has a $120,000 projected prize fund (based on 600 entries) with $90,000 guaranteed.

The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250. The Open Section will have one schedule, 5-days, held from December 26-30. GM and IM norms possible.

The U2300-U1250 sections have either 4-day (December 26-29) or 3-day (December 27-29) schedules to play in. Entry fees range from $275 to $300, while the U1250 section is $120 lower.

Last year winner of the Open Section was GM Francisco Vallejo Pons.

Bally’s Casino Resort

Bally’s Casino Resort

Open Section: $10000- 5000-2500-1200-1000- 800-700-600-500-500, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak bonus $300, top FIDE Under 2500/Unr $2500-1200. FIDE rated.
Under 2300: $7000-4000-2000-1200-900-700- 600- 500-400-400. FIDE rated.
Under 2100: $7000-4000-2000-1200-900-700-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $2500.
Under 1900: $7000-4000-2000-1200- 900-700- 600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $1800.
Under 1700: $6000-3000-1500- 1000-800-700-600-500-400- 400, no unrated may win over $1300.
Under 1500: $6000-3000-1500-1000-800-700-600-500- 400- 400, no unrated may win over $900.
Under 1250: $3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400-300-300, top Under 1000 (no unr) $1000-500, no unrated may win over $500.

North American Blitz will be played on 29th December for $2500 in prizes.
5 rounds, double round, 10 games. In 2 sections:
Open Section: $400-200-150, top Under 2300/Unr $240-120, Under 2100 $220-110.
Under 1900 Section: $300-150-100, Under 1700 $180-100, Under 1500 $150, Under 1300 $80.
Entry fee: $40

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