The 42nd Annual National Chess Congress will be held from November 25-27, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel Philadelphia City Center, 17th & Race Streets, Philadelphia. The event has a $30,000 prize fund guaranteed.
The event has 10 sections: Premier, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, Under 1000, Under 800 and Under 600.
All sections are 6 round Swiss tournaments with the Master to Under 1200 Sections having 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in and the Under 1000 to Under 600 Sections having a 2-day schedule.
Premier section is open to all rated 2000/above and juniors under 18 rated 1800/above. Prizes are $3000-1500-700-400-200, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, U2400/Unr $1400-700. Section is FIDE rated.