2022 OHIO CHESS CONGRESS

2022 OHIO CHESS CONGRESS

2299 Cherry Valley Rd SE, Newark, OH

Hotel Rate: $149 per night; 2 night minimum.

Restaurants attached to the hotel and within a 5-mile radius.


Must reserve hotel by August 3rd for Chess Rate.

RESERVE NOW, hotel will sell out.

Call (740) 788-1200 and ask for Chess Congress Rate


2 or 3 Day Options: Open (FIDE Rated), U2100, U1800, U1500, U1200

1 Day Option (Saturday only): U1000


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

Under 1000: $150-100-50


5 Round Swiss

3-Day Schedule: Registration ends 6:30 PM Friday September 2nd

Time Control for all Rounds: 40/120, SD/30; d10


2-Day Schedule: Registration ends 9:30 AM Saturday, September 3rd

Time Control for Rounds 1-2: G/60; d10

Rounds 3-5: 40/120, SD/30; d10



1-Day Schedule (U1000 only): Registration ends 9:30 AM Saturday, September 3rd

Time Control for all Rounds: G/30; d10



Bring sets and clocks, none provided.

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


Entry Fee for all sections other than U1000: $120 by 8/28, $130 at site or online until two hours before round one. GM, IM, WGM, WIM free. No prize deductions.


Entry Fee for U1000: $50 by 8/28, $60 at site or online until two hours before round one.


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 4:30 PM September 3rd. Prize limits do not apply to Doubles Bonus Prize. No additional fee to register.

September 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. Notation required in all sections. Only US Chess approved electronic score sheets allowed.


Reentry: $40, not available in Open Section or players in 2- or 1-day schedules.


Half point byes okay, limit 2, must be requested before Round 2 pairings posted. Discounted entry fee available to players in financial need. Discounted entry fees do not count toward 140 paid entry fees.

Blitz Tournament: Saturday, September 3rd at 9:30 PM, register by 9:15 PM. More details on-site.


Register at: www.columbuschessacademy.org


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


Cherry Valley Hotel

2299 Cherry Valley Rd SE, Newark, OH 43055, USA

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