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Welcome to American Open 2016



November 24-27th, 2016
NEW venue - 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. The annual American Open is held on Thanksgiving weekend and is composed of two concurrent tournaments. One of them is the Main Tournament, which is open to all players, adults and children. The other is the Junior Tournament, which is open only to scholastic players from K-12. Additionally, there will be 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.


New Venue! 

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Hilton Hotel Costa Mesa 

Side Events

American Open Blitz
November 26th, 2016 Saturday
Projected prizes $1000, 80% Guaranteed!
5 round double swiss, G/5.
Prizes: $300-100; U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, Unr. each $100.
EF: $40 by Nov. 17th. $45 after. Register by email via contact page or call 310-594-3475
Schedule: Registration ends 9 pm. Rounds 9:30 pm -10-10:30-11-11:30.


American Open Action
November 27th,2016 Sunday
Projected prizes $500, 80% Guaranteed!
5 round SS, G/30.
EF: $30 by Nov. 17th. $35 after. Register by email via contact page or call 310-594-3475.
Schedule: Registration 10:30-11. Rounds 12-1:15-3-4:15-5:30.



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