Notes: Please read carefully.
Registered players: If you have not requested a bye for round 1, you will be paired automatically for the first round.
The Denver Chess Club reserves the right to change tournament specifications as deemed appropriate.
Regular Time-Control: 5 round Swiss system tournament (Saturday-Sunday All sections).
USCF membership required: Renew or join here: https://new.uschess.org/
Site: Aurora Public Library Central Branch
Hilton Doubletree: Doubletree Hotel Discount Booking LInk
Registration: Online Only at denverchess.com - Limited to 120 players. No at the door registrations will be allowed. Online Registration closes when 120 players are reached or otherwise at 6pm on 1/13
Registration Limited to the first 120 players (due to venue capacity). Bring your board, chess pieces and clock if you own them!
Championship (Minimum Rating USCF 1800)
Four additional USCF-RATED sections: U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200/Unrated
Note: Unrated players must play in the U1200 section, or the 1400 section (as we allow players to play up 1 section if they pay the extra fee)
Note: Player can only play up at most 1 section (e.g. a player rated 1520 can only play in the U1600, or in the U1800 if they pay the extra fee; but not the championship)
Note: Separate considerations will be made for players having non-USCF ratings. Please email president@denverchess.
All Sections: $70
DCC members and juniors (age under 14) receive a discount of $10.
$15 fee to play up one section from your live USCF standard rating. It is only permitted to play up one section.
Time Control: All sections: Saturday: Round 1-2: G/90; +10 second delay. Round 3, G/90; +30 second increment. Sunday: Rounds 4-5, G/90; +30 second increment.
Bye Policy: Only one half point bye will be allowed and apply to a player's score with regards to winning prize money. Bye’s for Round 5 will be scored as zero, but will not be considered a withdrawal.
Championship (+1800 USCF) [1st, 2nd,3rd]: $1,000, $500, $250;
U2200: $550, $250;
U2000: $400, $200
U1800: $450, $350, $200
U1600: $350, $225, $150
U1400: $250, $150, $100
U1200/unrated:$200, $125, $75
Round Times :
All Sections: Round 1-5: Saturday 10 am, 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm Sunday 10 am 2:30 pm
E-mail questions: president@