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116th U.S. Open Chess Championship

The 116th Annual U.S. Open Chess Championship is set to take place from 1-9th August at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona.

The tournament format is 9-round Swiss one section with Class prizes and time control 40/120, SD/60 d5. Top US player not otherwise qualified will qualify for the 2016 US Championship.

Last year winner was GM Conrad Holt

The prize fund is $50,000 based on 500 paid entries, else proportional, with $40,000 guaranteed.

Arizona Biltmore

Arizona Biltmore

Top prizes: $8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-800-600-500 + $200 to clear winner. In case of tie top 2 play Armageddon game for title and $200 bonus (White 5 minutes, Black 3 minutes and gets draw odds).
Top Master [2200-2399]: $2500-1200-800-500.
Top Expert [2000-2199]: $2500-1200-800-500.
Class A [1800-1999]: $2500-1200-800-500.
Class B [1600-1799]: $2500-1200-800-500.
Class C [1400-1599]: $2000-1000-600-400.
Class D [1200-1399]: $1500-700-500-300.
Class E & Below [100-1200]: $1500-700-500-300.
Unrated: $800-400-200.

Entry Fees

Online: $145 by 6/22, $165 by 7/20, $185 after 7/20.
By Mail: $147 postmarked by 6/22, $167 postmarked by 7/20, $187 after 7/20; do not mail after 7/27!
U. S. Chess Federation, Attn.: U. S. Open, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557
By Phone: $150 by 6/22, $170 by 7/20, $185 after. (800) 903-8723
No phone entries after 7/31 (by the close of business at the Office)!
On Site: All $190;
GMs and WGMs play free.
All entries must be made at least 2 hours before your first game is played.

Side Events

The 2015 Denker Tournament of HS Champions
The 2015 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions
The 2015 National Girls’ Invitational Tournament
Weekend Swiss 5SS, G/60 d5, Sat-Sun August 1-2
U.S. Open Bughouse, Sat August 1
U.S. Open Scholastic, Sun August 2
U.S. Open Quads G/30 d5, August 3-7
U.S. National G/15 Championship, Wed August 5
18th Annual Golf Tournament for the U.S. Open Chess Players
U.S. Open Tennis Tournament
U.S. Open National Blitz Championship 7SS Double, G/5 d0, Saturday August 8

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