Our signature tournament since 2015, the Arlington Chess Club Open features great players from Arlington and all of north Texas.
Open - Open to all US Chess members.
Reserve (U1400) - Open to all US Chess members with ratings under 1400 or unrated players.
Novice (U900) - Open to all US Chess members with ratings under 900 or unrated players.
All sections are at a time control of G/40;d5. Round Times are 9:00 am, 10:40 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:40 pm. Tournament will be initially limited to 50 players.
If more than 50 players register, we may rent more space for additional capacity.
Early Registration is $30; Day-of registration is $40. Early registration ends at 11:00pm the day before the event.
Open and Reserve - Cash Prizes. The prize fund will be equal to 90% of what is left after all tournament expenses are deducted from all tournament entry fees.
Expenses include facility rental, liability insurance, supplies, US Chess ratings fees, and tournament director stipends.
Novice Section - Top two finishers will receive small plaques or trophies.
We welcome children to play in our tournament, but please be aware of the following:
Your child will play against adults, will be treated like an adult, and will be expected to interact like an adult.
Your child will not be supervised by us.
If a child is under 16 years old, a parent/guardian must remain in the building unless an exception is given by the tournament organizer.
Rule Variations in Effect at the ACC Open
11H1. Director as witness only. In an event in which most games are not watched by directors, a director may refrain from correcting all illegal moves
he or she may notice but simply serve as a witness should one of the players point out the illegal move before ten more moves have been made.
15A. Paper scoresheet variation. The player using a paper scoresheet may first make the move, and then write it on the scoresheet, or vice versa.