2022 Cardinal Open

2022 Cardinal Open

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport

2886 Airport Dr, Columbus, OH 43219

Hotel Rate: $109. Call (614)-536-0500 and ASK FOR CHESS CARDINAL RATE. Must reserve by 1/7 to

guarantee rate.

5 Round Swiss. Time Control: 40/120, SD/30; d10. 2 Day Option: Rds. 1&2 G/60; d10.

$10,000 based on 140 paid entries in 5 sections

Open Section (FIDE Rated): $1500-800-500 (top 3 guaranteed), top Under 2300: $400-200

Under 2100, U1800, U1500: $1000-500-300-150

Under 1200: $500-300-200

Unrated players may win no more than 50% of any prize except Open Section.

Doubles Bonus Prize: $200-100. Best male/female or female/female 2-player “team” combined score among all sections. Must average under 2200; may play in different sections. Register by 1:30 PM January 15th. Prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.

January official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings,

adjusted, if necessary, may be used, if higher than USCF.

3-Day Schedule: Registration ends 6:30 PM Friday, January 14th.

Rounds: Friday 7 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 9 AM – 2:30 PM.

2-Day Schedule: Registration ends 9:30 AM Saturday, January 15th.

Rounds: Saturday 10 AM – 1:30 PM – 5 PM, Sunday 9 AM – 2:30 PM.

Entry Fee: $120 by 1/9, $130 at site or online until two hours before round one. GM, IM, WGM, WIM free.

No prize deductions. $10 for students who attend a school in the Columbus City Schools district (includes free USCF membership). Students from CCS district do not count towards 140 paid entries.

Reentry: $40, not available in Open Section.

Half point byes okay, limit 2, must be requested before round 2 pairings posted.

Blitz Tournament Saturday, January 15th at 9:30 PM, register by 9:15 PM.

Masks required in public spaces. No outside spectators allowed in the playing hall. See Covid Policy below.

Contact: Katherine Lin, 614-746-7682, info@columbuschessacademy.org

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport

2886 Airport Dr, Columbus, OH 43219, USA


By entering this tournament, players agree that Columbus Chess Academy and the Ohio Chess Association cannot guarantee that they will not as a result become infected with COVID-19. Entrants further certify that during the 14-day period before the tournament, they have not experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or had close or direct contact with anyone who is either confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19.

Masks will be required in all public spaces, including the playing hall. This includes, but is not limited to, players in games, tournament staff, and other attendees.

Crowds should not congregate around pairings or standings or outside doors of the playing halls. Social distancing principles and any markers must be respected. Failure to observe social distancing if required may result in removal from the tournament and/or site, without refund.

Non-playing spectators will not be allowed in the playing hall once each round begins.

BEST PRACTICE SUGGESTIONS: Please try to limit the number of non-players in tournament areas. If you have a group of young players competing, please consider assigning no more than one or two parents to wait for those players at any given time. This will reduce the crowds around exits and in hallways, which promotes a safer atmosphere for everyone.

Within two weeks of the tournament, if you experience any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please do NOT attend. These symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, respiratory distress, and shortness of breath. If within two weeks of the tournament, you have any close or direct contact with anyone who is either confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, please do NOT attend. This includes close or direct contact with anyone who is experiencing or displaying any symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Contact Katherine Lin, info@columbuschessacademy.org with any questions.



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