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21st annual Pittsburgh Open

CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSOCIATION ON ICC
21st annual Pittsburgh Open, Oct 3, 2020
25th annual Bradley Open, Oct 4, 2020

NOTE NEW RATING POLICY, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2020:
Higher of Online Regular rating or OTB Regular rating used for section eligibility, pairings, and prizes. Our shopping cart cannot look up Online ratings, so some players may enter a section based on OTB, and be notified later that they must move up due to their Online Regular rating. 

For new CCA online players, these events include a free two month membership in ICC.
 

Register to play

See bottom of page for what to do after registration.

 

OCTOBER 3: 21st annual Pittsburgh Open
5-SS, G/45+10, at Internet Chess Club. $2500 guaranteed prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes (side/rear camera angle). In 2 sections. Open Section: Open to all. $400-200-100, top U2300 $220-110, U 2100 $200-100, U1900/Unr $180-90. Under 1700/Unr Section: $260-150-100, top U1500 $140-70, U1200 $120-60; unrated limit $100.  Entry fee at chessaction.com: $49 by 10/1, $70 by 12:30 pm EDT 10/3, must take round 1 bye after 9 pm EDT 10/2, no entry after 9 am EDT 10/3. EF discounts: $30 less to residents of western PA (zip codes 15000-16999), $15 less to residents of OH, WV, or Eastern PA (zip codes 17000-19999). GMs free; $40 from prize. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game, rounds begin 11:00, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30,  9:00 EDT.  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 OTB ratings), higher of regular OTB or regular online ratings used for pairings & prizes. $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.


OCTOBER 4: 25th annual Bradley Open
5-SS, G/30+10, at Internet Chess Club. $1300 guaranteed prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes. In 2 sections. Open Section: Open to all, $240-120-60, top U2200 $140, U2000 $120. Under 1800/Unr Section: $180-90-50, top U1600 $120, U1400 $100, U1100 $80. Entry fee at chessaction.com: $37 by 10/2, $55 by 12:00 noon EDT 10/4, entry after 9 pm 10/3 must take half point bye in rd 1. Regional discount: Entry fees $15 less to New England residents. GMs $30 from prize. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game. Rounds begin EDT 11:00, 1:00, 3:00. 5:00, 7:00. Half point byes: Available all rounds, limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. Online Regular rated (will not affect OTB ratings), higher of regular OTB or regular online ratings used for pairings & prizes. $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.
 

 

WHAT TO DO AFTER REGISTRATION:

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

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 register.chessclub.com/cca to register with ICC. If you are unable to register, contact director@chess.us.

3) Read the rules posted HERE.

4) Log into Zoom at  CCAZOOM.COM. You must be on Zoom, using your real name, to be eligible for prizes.

5) 30 minutes before play begins, log into playcca.com, 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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