November 21 – 22, 2020
at Internet Chess Club.
5 Sections – 6 Round Swiss – Game/70 +10
$20,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund
Plus Score automatically wins a prize!
10 free entry prizes, and a few surprises.
1st place in the Open Section is the 2020 National Open Champion and wins a mini replica of the Edmundson Cup.
Free entry to either 2021 or 2022 National Open for the winner of each section and each “top” prize.
Unrated players may not win more than $400 in any under section, $200 in U1300.
Open Section: $99 by 11/9, $129 by 11/18, $159 later. $50 surcharge if not rated USCF 2100+ or FIDE 2000+.
Under 2200, 1900, 1600: $99 by 11/6, $129 by 11/18, $159 later.
Under 1300: $49 by 11/6, $69 by 11/18, $99 later.
$15 service charge for refunds.
Round Times (PST)
Round 1: 9:30 a.m. PST
Round 2: 1:00 p.m. PST
Round 3: 4:30 p.m. PST
Round 4: 9:30 a.m. PST
Round 5: 1:00 p.m. PST
Round 6: 4:30 p.m. PST
Log on at chess.vegas/play 30 minutes before each game.
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 Regular rated (will not affect OTB ratings). US Chess 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.