November 20, 2020
at Internet Chess Club.
3 Sections – 11 Round Swiss – Game/3 +2
$1,200 Guaranteed Prize Fund
10 free entry prizes
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.
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 chess.vegas/play 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.
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 new.uschess.org/join-us-chess.
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.