American Open

November 23 - 26, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel, 3050 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

A Heritage Event and an American Classic, the American Open is one of the longest running chess tournament in the United States. It was established in 1965 and has since attracted chess players from all over the world and from all levels, Grandmasters to beginners. The annual American Open is held on Thanksgiving weekend and is composed of two concurrent tournaments. The Main Tournament is open to all players, adults and children. The other is the Junior Tournament, which is open only to scholastic players from K-12th grade. Additionally, there are side events available to participate in such as Blitz and Action chess. There will also be lectures from renowned chess players that will take place throughout the event. Please navigate through this site to find out more about the tournament, prizes, schedule, and side events. For any questions, feel free to contact us.