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PLEASE NOTE: For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used for foreign or recently foreign players. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.

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UPDATE: FREE ENTRY PRIZES
Players who won CCA free entry prizes in scholastic tournaments may use them to enter our online tournaments if these tournaments have guaranteed (not based on entries) prizes. Free entry status that was to expire in April through June 2020 is being extended through August 15, 2020.

 

UPDATE REGARDING CORONAVIRUS:

Some of our events are being canceled. All tournaments now have prizes based on entries.
Please watch this page for updates rather than asking us if an event is canceled.


If an event is held, please note the following:

Players will be told to not shake hands before or after play.
Players are asked to bring and use hand sanitizer and extra sanitizer will be available.
Players who appear to be ill may be removed from the tournament. 
 

 

Due to the coronavirus emergency, the following tournaments have been canceled or postponed:
New York State Scholastics, March 14-15
Southern Class, March 27-29 
Mid-America Open, March 27-29 
Open at Foxwoods, April 8-12 
Eastern Class. Apr 24-26
New York State Open, May 15-17
Chicago Open, May 21-25
Northeast Open, June 12-14
Cleveland Open, June 12-14
Continental Class, June 19-21

World Open and other Philadelphia events, June-July
 
 (World Open will be held online, August 7-9)

Chicago Class, July 17-19
Bradley Open, July 17-19
Pacific Coast Open, July 24-26
Pittsburgh Open, July 24-26
Peter Henner Memorial, July 31-Aug 2
Continental Open, Aug 5-9
 
More cancellations may be announced at www.chessevents.us.
Entries for cancelled events paid by credit card will be refunded back to the same card.  After we process a refund, it often takes an additional week or so before you will see it in your account.
 
The usual refund service charge ($15) will not be charged for canceled tournaments.
 


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SPECIAL ADDRESS FOR DROPOUTS:
            We receive so much email that it is difficult to keep track of important messages, such as those regarding players who have entered a tournament but will be unable to attend.  To simplify this task, we have set up a special email address for mail regarding such withdrawals.  It is DropoutsAtChess.US (use the @ symbol instead of "At."). Please use this address for the following purposes:
            1. To notify us that you will not be able to attend a tournament that you entered.  This should be done at least 2 hours before your first game.
            2. To inquire about a credit or a refund from a past tournament you entered but did not attend.

SPECIAL ADDRESS FOR PRIZES:
           
We have a new email address for mail concerning prizes that were not claimed at tournaments. It is PrizesAtChess.US (use the @ symbol instead of "At.") To contact us regarding a prize due, please use this address so that we do not have to search for your mail among hundreds of other emails.

USCF MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL FOR MOST TOURNAMENTS:
            1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry.  Online at chesstour.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15.  By mail or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Adult and Young Adult (under 25) include monthly Chess Life, Scholastic (under 13) includes bimonthly Chess Life For Kids.  USCF membership is required for all our tournaments. 

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CCA minimum ratings as of January 23, 2020 are now posted.  They will be used, if above USCF ratings, at all CCA tournaments, effective immediately.

YOU CAN NOW USE PEAK RATING TO PLAY UP in sections with a minimum rating requirement (REVISED 2/8/20). CLICK HERE.

Converting FIDE and foreign ratings to USCF (revised 11/30/18)

CCA electronic devices policies will be used at all tournaments

Tax information for winners of $600 or over, and for non-resident aliens

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To avoid huge ballroom rent, most of our tournaments count on having many players use guest rooms at the host hotel, and asking for the chess rate gives the tournament credit.  For all tournaments, please stay at the tournament site whenever possible and ask for the chess rate.  Thank you for your help! 
 

LIST OF 2015 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
LIST OF 2016 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
LIST OF 2017 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
LIST OF 2017 NEW YORK STATE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS

LIST OF 2018 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
STANDINGS INCLUDING LIST OF 2017-2018 MAGNUS HS & JHS LEAGUE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
LIST OF 2018 NEW YORK STATE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS
 

LIST OF THE 2019 GREATER NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!

LIST OF 2019 NEW YORK STATE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP FREE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!

STANDINGS INCLUDING LIST OF 2018-2019 MAGNUS HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH CHESS LEAGUE ENTRY PRIZEWINNERS!
 

CCA tournaments honoring 2019 Greater NY Scholastic free entry prizes!

CCA tournaments honoring 2019 NY State Girls Championship free entry prizes!

CCA tournaments honoring 2018-2019 Magnus HS & JHS Chess League free entry prizes!

  

REVISED CONVERSION TABLES: FIDE/ FOREIGN AND QUEBEC RATINGS TO USCF

Posted 11/30/18.  Changes affect FIDE ratings of 1920-2249 and all Quebec ratings. The link below also explains when FIDE or foreign ratings are used.

LINK TO RATING CONVERSION TABLES

PLEASE NOTE: For most tournaments, prizes are now based on entries. Watch this page for possible cancellations or changes. Hotel rooms may not be automatically canceled; you might contact the hotel to make sure your reservation is canceled, however we believe Westin Chicago North Shore and Philadelphia Marriott have canceled all chess reservations.

Mar 14-15, 2020: New York State Scholastics, Saratoga Springs NY- CANCELED
May be held online at ICC


Mar 27-29 or 28-29, 2020: Mid-America Open, Saint Louis MO- CANCELED
Postponed to July 30-Aug 1, 2021

Mar 27-29 or 28-29, 2020: Southern Class Championships, Orlando FL- CANCELED
Postponed to March 19-21, 2021

Apr 8-12, 9-12 or 10-12, 2020: Open at Foxwoods, Mashantucket CT- CANCELED
Postponed to March 31-April 4, 2021

Apr 24-26 or 25-26, 2020: Eastern Class Championships, Sturbridge MA- CANCELED
Postponed to April 23-25, 2021

May 15-17 or 16-17, 2020: New York State Open, Lake George NY- CANCELED

May 21-25, 22-25, 23-25 or 24-25, 2020: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL- CANCELED

June 12-14 or 13-14, 2020: Northeast Open, Stamford CT- CANCELED

June 12-14 or 13-14, 2020: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH- CANCELED
Postponed to June 11-13, 2021

June 19-21 or 20-21, 2020: Continental Class, Reston VA- CANCELED
Postponed to June 18-20, 2021

June-July, 2020: World Open & other events, Philadelphia PA- OTB EVENTS CANCELED- ONLINE EVENT MOVED TO AUG 7-9

July 3, 2020: World Open Blitz Championship, online at ICC- ENTER NOW

July 4 2020: World Open G/45 Championship, online at ICC- ENTER NOW

July 5, 2020: World Open G/10 Championship, online at ICC- ENTER NOW

July 10, 2020: World Open Under 13 Championship, online at ICC- ENTER NOW

July 11, 2020: World Open Action Championship, online at ICC- ENTER NOW

July 12, 2020: World Open Senior Amateur, online at ICC- ENTER NOW

July 17-19 or 18-19, 2020: Chicago Class, Wheeling IL- CANCELED
Postponed to July 16-18, 2021

July 17-19 or 18-19, 2020: Bradley Open, Windsor Locks CT- CANCELED

July 24-26 or 25-26, 2020: Pacific Coast Open, Van Nuys CA- CANCELED
Postponed to July 23-25, 2021

July 24-26 or  25-26, 2020: Southern Open, Orlando FL- CANCELED 

July 24-26 or 25-26, 2020: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh PA- CANCELED

July 31-Aug 2, 2020: Peter Henner Memorial, Albany NY- CANCELED
Postponed to July 30-Aug 1, 2021

Aug 5-9, 6-9, 7-9 or 8-9, 2020: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA- CANCELED
Postponed to August 11-15, 2021

Aug 7-9, 2020: World Open, online at ICC- ENTER ONLINE

Aug 21-23 or 22-23, 2020: Manhattan Open, New York- NOT SCHEDULED

Aug 21-23 or 22-23, 2020: Indianapolis Open, Indianapolis IN- NOT SCHEDULED

Aug 21-23 or 22-23, 2020: Central California Open, Fresno CA- NOT SCHEDULED

Aug 28-30 or 29-30, 2020: Atlantic Open, Reston VA- ENTER ONLINE   BLITZ

Sep 4-7, 5-7 or 6-7, 2020: New York State Championship, Albany NY

Oct 8-12, 9-12 or 10-12, 2020: Washington Chess Congress, Reston VA

Oct 9-11 or 10-11, 2020: Midwest Class Championships, Wheeling IL

Oct 23-25 or 24-25, 2020: Eastern Chess Congress, Princeton NJ

Nov 6-8 or 7-8, 2020: Los Angeles Open, Van Nuys CA

Nov 13-15 or 14-15, 2020: Kings Island Open, Blue Ash OH

Nov 20-22 or 21-22, 2020: Niagara Falls Open, Niagara Falls NY

Nov 27-29 or 28-29, 2020: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA 

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2020: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Jan 8-10 or 9-10, 2021: Boston Chess Congress, Boston MA

Jan 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18, 2021: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

Jan 15-18, 16-18 or 17-18, 2021: Golden State Open, Concord CA

Feb 11-15, 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15, 2021: Southwest Class, Fort Worth TX

Feb 20-22 or 21-22, 2021: George Washington Open, Reston VA

Mar 5-7 or 6-7, 2021: Western Class Championships, Van Nuys CA

Mar 19-21 or 20-21, 2021: Southern Class Championships, Orlando FL

Mar 26-28 or 27-28, 2021: Mid-America Open, Saint Louis MO

Mar 31-Apr 4, Apr 1-4 or 2-4, 2021: Open at Foxwoods, Mashantucket CT

April 23-25 or 24-25, 2021: Eastern Class Championships, Sturbridge MA

May 27-31, 28-31, 29-31 or 30-31, 2021: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 11-13 or 12-13, 2021: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH

June 18-20 or 19-20, 2021: Continental Class Championships, Reston VA

June 25-27 or 26-27, 2021: Philadelphia Open, Philadelphia PA

June 25-29, 2021: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

July 1-5, 2-5, 3-5, or June 30-July 5, 2021: World Open, Philadelphia PA

July 16-18 or 17-18, 2021: Chicago Class, Wheeling IL

July 23-25 or 24-25, 2021: Pacific Coast Open, Van Nuys CA

July 23-25 or 24-25, 2021: Southern Open, Orlando FL

July 23-25 or 24-25, 2021: Pittsburgh Open, Pittsburgh PA

July 30-Aug 1 or July 31-Aug 1, 2021: Peter Henner Memorial, Albany NY

Aug 11-15, 12-15, 13-15 of 14-15, 2021: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA

Aug 27-29 or 28-29, 2021: Atlantic Open, Reston VA

Aug 27-29 or 28-29, 2021: Indianapolis Open, Indianapolis IN

Oct 8-12, 9-12 or 10-12, 2021: Washington Chess Congress, Reston VA

Oct 9-11 or 10-11, 2021: Midwest Class, Wheeling IL

Nov 5-7 or 6-7, 2021: Los Angeles Open, Van Nuys CA

Nov 12-14 or 13-14, 2021: Kings Island Open, Blue Ash OH

Nov 26-28 or 27-28, 2021: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2021: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Jan 7-9 or 8-9, 2022: Boston Chess Congress, Boston MA

Jan 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17, 2022: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

Jan 14-17, 15-17 or 16-17, 2022: Golden State Open, Concord CA

Mar 4-6 or 5-6, 2022: Western Class Championships, Van Nuys CA

Mar 25-27 or 26-27, 2022: Mid-America Open, Saint Louis MO

Apr 13-17, 14-17 or 15-17, 2022: Open at Foxwoods, Mashantucket CT

Apr 29-May 1 or Apr 30-May 1, 2022: Eastern Class Championships, Sturbridge MA

May 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 or 29-30, 2022: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 10-12 or 11-12, 2022: Cleveland Open, Cleveland OH

June 24-26 or 25-26, 2022: Philadelphia Open, Philadelphia PA

June 24-28, 2022: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

June 29-July 4, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4, 2022: World Open, Philadelphia PA

July 15-17 or 16-17, 2022: Pacific Coast Open, Van Nuys CA

Aug 10-14, 11-14, 12-14 or 13-14, 2022: Continental Open, Sturbridge MA

Nov 4-6 or 5-6, 2022: Los Angeles Open, Van Nuys CA

Nov 11-13 or 12-13, 2022: Kings Island Open, Blue Ash OH

Nov 25-27 or 26-27, 2022: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2022: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Jan 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16, 2023: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

April 4-9, 5-9 or 6-9, 2023: Open at Foxwoods, Mashantucket CT

May 25-29, 26-29, 27-29 or 28-29, 2023: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 23-25 or 24-25, 2023: Philadelphia Open, Philadelphia PA

June 24-28, 2023: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

June 29-July 4, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4, 2023: World Open, Philadelphia PA

Nov 24-26 or 25-26, 2023: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2023: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

Jan 12-15, 13-15 or 14-15, 2024: Liberty Bell Open, Philadelphia PA

Mar 27-31, 28-31 or 29-31, 2024: Open at Foxwoods, Mashantucket CT

May 23-27, 24-27, 25-27 or 26-27: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 27-July 1, 2024: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

July 2-7, 3-7, 4-7 or 5-7, 2024: World Open, Philadelphia PA

Nov 29-Dec 1 or Nov 30-Dec 1, 2024: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-20, 26-29 or 27-29, 2024: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

May 22-26, 23-26, 24-26 or 25-26, 2024: Chicago Open, Wheeling IL

June 24-28, 2025: Philadelphia International, Philadelphia PA

July 1-6, 2-6, 3-6 or 4-6, 2025: World Open, Philadelphia PA

Nov 28-30 or 29-30, 2025: National Chess Congress, Philadelphia PA

Dec 26-30, 26-29 or 27-29, 2025: North American Open, Las Vegas NV

 

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