Walter Browne Memorial National Open Blitz

November 20, 2020

at Internet Chess Club.

3 Sections – 11 Round Swiss – Game/3 +2

$1,200 Guaranteed Prize Fund

10 free entry prizes

Open Section

U2300 $100
U2100 $60

Under 1900

U1700 $60
U1500 $40
Unrated $40

Under 1400

U1200 $50
U1000 $40
U800 $40

1st place in the Open Section wins a mini replica of the Walter Shawn Browne Cup
Free entry to either 2021 or 2022 Walter Browne National Open Blitz for the winner of each section and each “top” prize.
There must be 3 players eligible for any prize to be awarded.

Entry Fees

Open Section: $29 by 11/18, $39 later. $15 surcharge if not rated USCF 1800+
Under 1900, Under 1400: $29 by 11/18, $39 later.
Registration closes 11/20 2 p.m. PST
$15 service charge for refunds.

Round 1 Begins

5:00 p.m. PST (6:00 p.m. MST, 7:00 p.m. CST, 8:00 p.m. EST) other rounds ASAP. 15-minute break after round 6. Should finish by 8 p.m. PST

Log on at 30 minutes before round 1.
You must log in and remain logged in before pairings are made at start of each round or you will not be paired.

You must be on Zoom with your real name (see, side or rear view preferred. Zoom links will be posted at the night before the tournament starts.

Half Point Byes

are available in any round (limit 2) if requested with registration. Byes cannot be removed after the tournament starts.

US Chess Membership is Required

you may join or renew at

Online Blitz Rated (will not affect OTB ratings). Online Regular rating used for section and prize eligibility, however, OTB Regular, FIDE, or other ratings may be used if higher.

Internet Chess Club Membership

If this is your first Vegas Chess Festivals Tournament on Internet Chess Club you will receive a coupon to extend your ICC membership for 2 months. If you are not already an ICC member you may use the coupon to join.

15 thoughts on “Walter Browne Memorial National Open Blitz

  1. do we need a separate membership in the ICC site to play in this tournament? we already have uscf membership and linked the id to it.

    • You should have received an email with a coupon for a free 2-month ICC membership has nothing to do with this event.
      Use the coupon to extend or create your icc membership and we will (manually) connect your USCF ID to the ICC username.

      (your email receipt may have wound up in spam. check for messages from

  2. Saludos y bendiciones
    Éxitos en este magno evento _Blitz abierto nacional en memoria de Walter Browne_
    Acabo de escribir mis datos, pero no estoy seguro si cumplo con todos los requisitos..

    Ramón Oropeza ELO 1727, ID FIDE 3906450 Federación Venezuela

    Greetings and blessings
    Successes in this great event _Blitz national open in memory of Walter Browne_
    I just entered my details, but I’m not sure if I meet all the requirements ..

    Ramón Oropeza

    • I will check your entry (and all entries) and email you if anything else is needed.
      Verificaré su entrada (y todas las entradas) y le enviaré un correo electrónico si se necesita algo más.

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