Denver Open 2020 Main Event (Cancelled) May 15 - 17


Denver Open Chess Festival

May 14 - 17, 2020

This year’s Denver Open will be a Chess Extravaganza with a variety of events to participate in.

Please note that the entry fees will increase by $20 for Championship Section and $10 for Denver Open after 4/25
All Female players will get a $10 cash rebate during the tournament

Early Registration Perk: Your name will be eligible for a drawing to get 2 free nights in the hotel during the tournament. The winner of the early bird raffle will be announced on 4/28/2020

Use the links below to register for the Blitz / Simul events by themselves. If registering for more than one event, use the option on this page and you will be added to those events within 48 hours.

Denver Open 2020 Blitz Simul (Thursday)
Denver Open 2020 Blitz Tournament (Friday)

Denver Open Main Event:

Friday night May 15, Start of Denver Open Champion Section
Round 1 Denver Open Champion Section.
USCF ratings used for pairings. Must be 1800 USCF. FIDE rated after event.
Onsite Registration 5-6 p.m.
Starting time 7 p.m.
TD Tom Nelson
Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17.
Rounds 2-5 Denver Open Champion Section
TD Tom Nelson
Round 1-5 of 2020 Denver Open, non Champion sections
TD Todd Bardwick

Tournament Details:
Site: Embassy Suites, Denver Tech Center North; 7525 East Hampden Ave;
Denver, CO 80231
Tel number 303- 696- 6644
Chess rate details: Double $119 per night. Rates include free breakfast.
Reservations to be made by April 30:
The web page address to make a reservation at the hotel is;
Group Name: Denver Chess Club 2020

Register for the Denver Open tournament at the door Saturday, May 16, 8:00 - 9:00am. Online registration is preferred.
Sections: Championship. This section will be FIDE rated and is restricted to players USCF 1800 or above.

Denver Open:

Package deal for all 3 events: $20 off
Package deal for any 2 events: $10 off

Time Control: Champion Section: 40/90; G/30 with a 30 second increment from move 1. Denver Open All Sections: Saturday: Rounds 1-3: G/90; +10 second delay. Sunday: Rounds 4-5, G/90; +30 second increment. .
Round Times: Champion Section: Friday, 7:00pm. Saturday: 9:30am, 4:30pm. Sunday: 9:30am, 4:30pm.
Denver Open All Sections: Saturday: 9:30am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm. Sunday: 9:30am, 4:30pm.

Prizes: Champion section: Prize fund is guaranteed: 1st, $1000. 2nd, $750. 3rd, $500. U2400, $250. Denver Open: Prizes projected to be $3000 based on 120 entries. 
USCF membership required.
CSCA membership required for Colorado residents.
DCC membership is not required but is encouraged.
DCC Tour Event. Guaranteed minimum year end Tour prize fund of $1,500. Tour points: win 50; draw 25; entry 10.
Bye policy: Only one half point bye in Round 1-3 will apply to a players score with regards to winning prize money. Any bye in Round 4 or 5 will be scored as zero, but will not be considered a withdrawal.