When

Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM EST
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Where

Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport / Warwick 
1 Thurber St
Warwick, RI 02886
 

 
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Contact

Frank Vogel 
Southeast New England Chess Association 
401-837-1302 
frankvogel3@verizon.net 
 

126th Rhode Island Open Chess Tournament 

 

OPEN TO OUT OF STATE PLAYERS

Rhode Island Open Chess Tournament

***$1,300 b/50 and Open to Out-of-State Players***

SENECA is pleased to announce the 2024 Rhode Island Open! The 126th Rhode Island Open is open to participants of all ages and ratings. USCF membership is required.

EVENT DATE:

Saturday, February 3, 2024.

LOCATION:
Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport / Warwick
1 Thurber Street
Warwick, RI 02886

TIME CONTROL:
4SS, G/60 d5 for Open, U1900, and U1500 sections.
4SS, G/25 d5 for U1200 section.

PRIZE STRUCTURE: $1,300 b/50
Open: $450-225
U1900: $250-125
U1500: $150-100
U1200: Trophies to top three finishers

Prize ratio is based on paid entries in cash prize sections.

The first-place finisher in each of the Open, U1900, and U1500 sections will also receive a commemorative trophy.

ENTRY FEE:
Open, U1900, U1500: $40 online by February 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM.
U1200: $25 online by February 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM.

REGISTRATION LIMIT:
Registration is limited to 72 players. We strongly encourage players to register as soon as possible.

ONSITE REGISTRATION:
There is no onsite registration for this tournament. Registration will occur exclusively online.

ROUND TIMES:
Open, U1900, U1500 – 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM.
U1200 – First round at 9:30 AM and subsequent rounds ASAP.

OTHER INFORMATION:
1. Active USCF membership is required. This must be purchased or renewed by February 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM. Players without an active USCF membership will not be paired.
2. One half-point bye allowed. Must be requested in advance. Round 4 byes are irrevocable once round 1 begins and must be requested before the start of round 1.
3. All registration cancellations must be requested by 12:00 PM on the day before the tournament (February 2, 2024). All refunds are subject to a $5 processing fee. 
4. Prize ratio is based on paid entries in cash prize sections.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Frank Vogel frankvogel3@verizon.net.