29th annual KINGS ISLAND OPEN
November 14-15, 2020 - Internet Chess Club
7th annual Kings Island Blitz, November 13, 2020
For new CCA online players, this event includes a free two month membership in ICC.
See bottom of page for what to do after registration.
NEW RATING POLICY, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 25, 2020:
USCF Online Regular ratings used for pairings and prizes. If no Online Regular rating, OTB Regular used.
A Heritage Event
An American Classic
NOVEMBER 14-15: 29th annual KINGS ISLAND OPEN
6-SS, G/75+10, at Internet Chess Club. $10,000 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. $1400-1000-600-400, top U2300 $600-300, top Ohio player $100 bonus. Under 2100 Section: $700-500-300-200, top U1900/Unr $400-200. Under 1700 Section: $600-400-300-200, top U1500 (no unr) $300-150, unrated limit $300. Under 1300 Section: $500-300-150-100, top U1100 (no unr) $200-100, unrated limit $150. Entry fee at chessaction.com by 11/11: $118; residents of Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky $93. By 11:30 pm EST 11/14, all $22 more. Must take round 1 bye after 9 pm EST 11/13. GMs $90 from prize. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game; Rounds begin 10:00, 1:30, & 5:00 EST each day. 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.
NOVEMBER 13: 7th annual Kings Island Blitz
11-SS, G/3+2, at Internet Chess Club. $1200 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, $200-120-60, top U2200/Unr $140-70. Under 2000/Unr Section: $150-80-40, U1800 (no Unr) $100-50, U1600 (no Unr) $80-40, U1400 (no Unr) $70. Entry fee at chessaction.com: $37 by 11/12, $50 by 6 pm EDT 11/13, both $10 less if playing in Kings Island Open 11/14-15, no entry after 6 pm 11/13. GMs $30 from prize. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game. Round 1 begins: EDT 8:00, CDT 7:00, MDT 6:00, PDT 5:00. Other rounds ASAP; 15 minute break after round 6. Should finish by 11 pm EDT. Half point byes: Available all rounds, limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. Online Blitz rated (will not affect OTB ratings), Online Regular ratings 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
3) Read the rules posted HERE.
4) Log into Zoom HERE:
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.