Registration Open for 2019 American Open Chess Championship

Are you ready for the American Open?

ChessPalace is pleased to announce that registration for the annual chess championship, the American Open, is now available at For our 55th year, ChessPalace will once again host this heritage chess event at sunny Southern California.

This year’s tournament will be on Thursday to Sunday, November 28 – December 1, 2019 at the same location as last years, the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa.

There will be two concurrent tournaments: the Main Tournament and the Scholastic Tournament, and two side events: the Blitz and the Action.

Early bird entry fee is now available for a limited time. This is the only time to get the lowest entry fee for the Main Tournament and the Scholastic Tournament, so don’t miss out.  Sign up by August 31, 2019 to save! Register through Eventbrite

Entry Fees:

Main Tournament – $185 by November 10, 2019 ($150 by 8/31)
Scholastic Tournament -by November 1, 2019

  • $70 Varsity (early bird: $60 by 8/31)
  • $60 Junior Varsity (early bird $50 by 8/31)
  • $50 Booster (early bird $40 by 8/31)
  • (Additional $10 from regular entry after November 1, 2019)

Blitz – $35 by Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Action -$35 by Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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