Tournaments, Spring 2014

Below is a quick summary of the main competitive tournaments the Chess Club is planning to attend this semester. We’re currently planning all the transportation, funding, and scheduling; so a rough head count will be extremely helpful. If you have any interest, please let Team Captain Achutha Raman know (achutha.raman@yale.edu). Alternatively, you may tell us through our contact form.

Please tell us:

  1. Your name.
  2. Which tournaments you may join.
  3. Your chess rating. Give your best guess if you don’t have one.

Jan 24-26: Foxwoods Open

Held in nearby Foxwoods, CT; the entry fee for this individual tournament is somewhat high, but the event should be excellent. There should be strong players in every category, and substantial prize money. Several of us are considering playing and sharing hotel rooms to reduce costs. We’d love for you to join us!

Feb 8: Inter-Ivy League Chess Tournament

Held at Columbia University, this is a one-day team event. There will be 4 rounds, G45/d5, and it will be USCF-rated. The registration deadline for this tournament in particular is early, so please let me know by Monday, Jan 20 if you’re interested.

Feb 15-17: World Amateur Team & US Team East

A team event held in New Jersey that’s traditionally extremely well-run, and great fun, with numerous prizes. It is also one of the largest team tournaments in the world, with typically over 1000 players. Note that the tournament carries over to a Monday.

March 8: New Haven Championships

Held at the Hopkins School in New Haven, CT. A quick G/60 tournament with $1000 is guaranteed prizes.

March 14-16: Eastern Class Championships

Held in in Sturbridge, MA. A five-round 40/110, SD/30 tournament, with separate sections from Class E to Master. Projected $20,000 in prizes.

April 12-13: Ivy Collegiate Championship

Held in Fairfield, CT. Contact Captain Achutha Raman for more details.

April 16-20: Philadelphia Open

A large 40/2, SD/30 tournament with $80,000 in prizes. Open section is 9 rounds and 5 days; the others are 7 rounds with 2-4 day options.