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2020 Continental Open

November 6-8, 2020 - Internet Chess Club

For new CCA online players, this event includes a free two month membership in ICC.

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A Heritage  Event

7-SS, G/75+10, at Internet Chess Club. $12,000 guaranteed prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes (side/rear camera angle). In 4 sections. Premier Section: Open to 2000/above. $2000-1000-600-400, top U2300 $600-300, top Massachusetts resident & top Connecticut resident each $100 bonus. Under 2100/Unr Section: $800-600-400-250, top U1900/Unr $500-250. Under 1700/Unr Section: $700-500-300-200, top U1500 (no unr) $400-200. unrated limit $400. Under 1300/Unr Section:  $600-400-300-200, top U1100 (no unr) $200-100, unrated limit $200. Entry fee $118 at by 11/4, $140 by 11:30 am EST 11/7, must take round 1 bye after 7 pm EST 11/6. New players (first CCA event on ICC) enter by 11/5 or risk not being paired for round 1. GMs $100 from prize. Log into 30 minutes before game; Rounds begin (EST): Fri 8 pm, Sat & Sun 11:00 am, 2:30 pm, & 6:00 pm. Half point byes available all rounds; limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. USCF membership required; may join with registration. Online Regular rated (will not affect regular OTB ratings), Online Regular rating used for pairings & prizes (OTB Regular used if no Online Regular).  $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.



1) At, go to the row for the tournament and click on "entry list" to make sure you are listed. If not, notify us at

2) If you are a current ICC member with a user name linked to your USCF ID number (like those who have played in our online tournaments), you are all set. If not, go to to register with ICC. If you are unable to register, contact

3) Read the rules posted HERE.

4) Log into Zoom at CCAZOOM.COM:

5) 30 minutes before play begins, log into, wait for any messages, and wait for your pairing to pop up when play is about to begin. DO NOT LOG OFF or you may not be paired.


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