2018 U.S. SENIOR OPEN - June 21-24 - New Orleans, LA

2018 U.S. SENIOR OPEN

  $5,000, b/80 full-paid entries

6SS, G/120 i30

(A USCF and FIDE Rated Event)

Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday 

June 21-24, 2018

      New Orleans, LA     

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SIDE EVENT:  2018 U.S. Senior Blitz Tournament

see SIDE EVENT details below)

MAIN EVENT FORMAT

6SS, G/120  i30

(FIDE RATED USING FIDE RULES)


LOCATION

Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel

901 Airline Dr.

Kenner, LA  70062

(hotel is directly across from the New Orleans Int'l Airport)

Hotel Reservation Phone: (504) 469-5000

Hotel Rate: $119 (single, double, triple or quad) - mention Cajun Chess Tournament and reserve by May 28th to assure group rate.

FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE -- FREE HOTEL PARKING

FREE INTERNET IN EACH HOTEL ROOM

Hot Breakfast Buffet in Cafe LaSalle for $15 flat fee (includes tax & tip) for Hotel Guests only (usual cost is $19.95 not including tax & tip)


 SECTIONS & PRIZES

SECTION (ONE SECTION ONLY):  OPEN

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CLASS PRIZES

$5,000 based on 80 full-paid entries

(Ratings used will be from June 1, 2018, USCF Supplement)

                          OPEN:     $1250 - $800 - $500 - $300

                          (U2300):   $500 - $300

                          (U2000):   $300 - $150

                          (U1800):   $300 - $150

                          (U1500/Unr):   $300 - $150

Plaque to Top Winner in Ages:* 

50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

*Age is determined by your age on the start day of the tournament, June 21, 2018.

A player may win both a place award and an age award!
In the event of a tie, plaque winner will be determined by USCF-recommended computer tiebreaks.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION AND ROUND TIMES

 On-site Registration: Thurs. (6/21) from 12 noon- 2:00 p.m.

 Round Times: 

                     Thursday, June 21:    4pm

                     Friday, June 22:         10am - 4pm 

                     Saturday, June 23:     10am - 4pm

                     Sunday, June 24:       10am


BYES

You may take a 1/2-point bye (limit of two half-point byes allowed for the entire tournament) for any Round EXCEPT for the last round  (Round 6) due to FIDE Rules - if you must leave prior to the last round you will have to take a zero-point bye or simply withdraw after Round 5.
However, you must advise the tournament director and commit to any byes you wish to take prior to the start of Round 3.  After Round 3 no byes may be added, changed or rescinded.

ENTRY FEES

$100 by 6/1/18;

  $110 by 6/15/18;

                                     $120 thereafter and at site.

To pre-register for the Main Tournament, please click on

2018 U.S. Senior Open Registration


  BLITZ SIDE EVENT

2018 U.S. Senior Blitz Event

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - First Round at 1:00 p.m.

7SS, G/5 d0 - USCF Blitz Rated

One Section Only - OPEN

PRIZES 70% of Entry Fees Returned as Cash Prizes.

 Entry Fee:  $15 by 6/15; $20 at site.

   (NOTE:  June, 2018, USCF Supplement used for Blitz Ratings)

To pre-register for the Blitz Tournament, please click on

2018 U.S. SENIOR BLITZ TOURNAMENT


ELECTRONIC NOTATION DEVICES & COMPUTERS

The only three electronic chess notation devices which are approved for and allowed in a USCF-rated tournament are the Monroi, the e-Notate PDA, and the Plycount. You may use any of these devices, but the device must remain on top of the table at all times (you may not hold it under the table in your lap or under the tablecloth).  The electronic notation device may not leave the tournament room until your game is finished.  If you get up to leave the tournament room, you must leave the device on the table at your board - it cannot be taken with you while your game is still in progress.  The tournament director has the right to request to see your notation device at any time before, during or after your game.

No computers (laptops, tablets, notebooks, or any other type of computing device) will be allowed in the tournament room at any time, whether it belongs to a player, parent, friend, or anyone else, except a Tournament Director.


ADVANCE REGISTRATION

(Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express & PayPal accepted)

On-line:

You may register with a credit card on-line at by clicking on the following:

2018 U.S. Senior Open Registration
2018 U.S. Senior Blitz Tournament

By Phone:

 You may register with a credit card by phone at (504) 905-9596 or (504) 905-2971.

By Mail:

You may send a check with registration info to:

Cajun Chess
12405 Hillary Step Dr.
Olive Branch, MS  38654

If you wish to mail in your entry with a check (or credit card info), please be sure to include the player's name, full address, phone number, email contact, USCF I.D. number, and age as of 6/21/2018.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more info, please call 504-208-9596 or 504-905-2971, OR email

cajunchess@yahoo.com

 USCF ONE-YEAR MEMBERSHIP RATES

Information on one-year memberships in the U.S. Chess Federation for rated tournament play is listed below.  If you would like to obtain or renew your membership, you may do so here by clicking on the desired membership type below.  The membership cost is exactly the same as you would receive on the USCF website - this is simply a free service that we offer.

NOTE:  YOU MAY ALSO PURCHASE A NEW MEMBERSHIP OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT THE TOURNAMENT SITE.

Joining - USCF Membership:

MEMBERSHIPS: FEES & BENEFITS:
Premium Adult:

$49.00 - (Premium Adult) one-year membership includes 12 issues per year of Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Regular Adult:

$40.00 - (Regular Adult) one-year membership includes online access to monthly Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Seniors 65 & over:

$40.00 - (Senior) one-year membership includes 12 issues per year of Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.