2023 North Central Open
$3,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund
(October 14-15; WCA tour event)
PLAYING SITE: Country Inn & Suites at 1250 S. Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005; 262-782-1400 (Chess Rate of $109, reserve here: https://www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/country-inn-brookfield-wi enter dates, choose "special rates," "promotional rate" and enter CHESS)
FORMAT: three sections (Open, U1901, and U1501) Each section is a 4-Round Swiss. Current US Chess Membership is required. Organizers reserve the right to choose the highest of the published ratings (Regular, Rapid, Online Regular, Online Rapid) for the purpose of section selection, pairings, and prizes. Time control is G/90+30 second increment per move. Notation is mandatory for the entire game. Accelerated pairings might be used.
ROUNDS: Saturday: 10:00 am, 3:30 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am, 3:30 pm
BYES: up to two 1/2-point byes are available; must commit before round one. Please email organizers.
PRIZES ($3,000 Guaranteed): Open: $500-$300-$200, top u2101 $200 U1901: $400-$300-$200 U1501: $400-$300-$200
ENTRY FEE: Early Bird Special EF of $95 if entered by September 25th. Regular EF of $105 if entered by October 9th. Late EF is $120 if entered after October 9th. Refunds: $10 processing fee. Event is limited to 120 players, so please enter early.
State Champion: John Alexander Zapata