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 Registration Open Soon!

 Date: Oct 6-8 (Saturday to Monday), Thanksgiving weekend
First round: 10am, Oct 6 Saturday 2018

 Venue: TBD

 Contact: Eric Gu (

 Organizer: (West Chess Club) Eric Gu, Lily Jia


Swiss system

  • CFC rated
    You need a valid CFC membership ( Renew or buy annual CFC membership)
  • Sections
    Premier / U1800 / U1200
    (Subject to merge in case less than 40 total entries or less than 10 entries any section.)
  • Prize
    $2000, based on 60 paid entries
    Entry fee


  • Round 1: 10am, Oct 6 Saturday 2018
  • Round 2: 3pm, Oct 6 Saturday 2018
  • Round 3: 10am, Oct 7 Sunday 2018
  • Round 4: 3pm, Oct 7 Sunday 2018
  • Round 5: 10am, Oct 8 Monday 2018
  • Round 6: 3pm, Oct 8 Monday 2018

Half-point byes may be requested for all but the last round. One hour before the round starts, you can request a bye by emailing to
If your opponent doesn't show up for 1 hour after the round starts, you win by "forfeit".

Time Control


For each side, 90 minutes for the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.


Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event (New West Chess Open 2017) for use on the website and in the press, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to the West Chess Club photographing and using your image and likeness.