35th Annual Sands Regency Reno-Western States Open


35th Annual Sands Regency Reno-Western States Open

October 13 - October 15

35th Annual Sands Regency Reno-Western States Open

October 13-15, 2017

$25,500 PRIZE FUND!!! for this Six Round Swiss in Six Sections (based on 275 paid players, $15,500 Guaranteed). 120 Grand Prix points. Open Section FIDE rated. Large prize fund made possible by funding from the Sands Regency Casino Hotel.

ADDITIONAL PRIZES! Top Senior (65 & over) and Top Club money prizes. Top unrated gets trophy and USCF membership for 1 additional year.

SPECIAL ENTRIES: For GMs and IMs, free entry to main tournament (late fees may apply after 9/15/2017). For unrated players, free tournament entry with purchase of a one-year USCF membership (unrateds ineligible for cash prizes except for Open Section). $10 discount entry to rated Seniors 65 and over.

MASTER CLASSES: GM Sergey Kudrin $30 clock simul on Wednesday evening with follow-up analysis on Thursday. Lecture by IM John Donaldson on Thursday evening 6-7:15pm. GM Alex Yermolinsky $20 simul on Thursday evening. FREE IM John Donaldson game/position analysis clinic on Saturday afternoon.

SIDE EVENT: 7:30pm Five Minute Blitz (G/5 d0) Tournament on Thursday night. $25 with 80% of entries returned as prizes.

HOSTED BY THE SANDS REGENCY CASINO HOTEL in Reno, Nevada. Site of the 1999 100th U.S. Open. Complimentary coffee and coffee cakes served each morning. Complimentary airport shuttle.

SPECIAL HOTEL RATES. $47.26 Sunday-Thursday, $81.31 Friday-Saturday.Single or double occupancy. To guarantee hotel reservation with credit card by telephone 1-866-386-7829, group code CHESS1017 (call by 9/23/2017). (Please, no tournament entries by telephone.)

RENO/TAHOE SIGHTSEEING: The Sands Regency is located in the heart of downtown Reno, convenient to many area attractions, entertainment, fine dining and incredible sightseeing at beautiful Lake Tahoe and historic Virginia City.

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