Livingston County Chess Blog: Still Meeting on Mondays

The Livingston County Chess Club meets every Monday night between 4pm and 10pm at the Buffalo Wild Wings in the Green Oak Mall in Brighton, MI. 

Stop in for some friendly chess, good food and ‘refreshments’. Everyone of all ages and playing strength are welcome to attend. And free lessons to all beginners!

The US Open is in Grand Rapids this year! Some of LCCC’s members will be in attendance. Your humble scribe played in this event in 2013, and if you love chess, you owe it to yourself to at least stop by. The action is intense, the equipment sellers have everything, and the side events meetings can be enjoyed by all.

Saturday July 29 to
August 6, 2023

DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503, United States



US Chess Federation


run by the United States Chess Federation

Location: DeVos Place
Hotel: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

The US
Open has one section, in which anyone can enter. This event is NOT rated by

9 Round
Swiss with 3 Schedules

Traditional:       One round daily at 7 p.m. then the
final round [8/6] at 3 .p.m.
6-Day Option:   First 6 rounds 8/1 at 7 p.m., 8/2 at noon & 7
p.m., 8/3 at noon & 7p.m., 8/4 at noon. (Then it merges into the
traditional schedule for round 7 at 7 p.m. on 84.)
4-Day Option:   First 6 rounds 8/3 at noon, 3 p.m., 7 p.m. & 10
p.m.; 8/4 noon & 3 p.m. (Then it merges into the traditional schedule for
round 7 at 7 p.m. on 8/4.)
      All schedules merge after Round 6 and compete for the same
      Round 7 at 7 p.m. 8/4, Round 8 at 7 p.m. 8/5, & Round
9 at 3 p.m. 8/6.


Traditional and 6-Day Schedules: 40/100, SD/30, inc/30 (30-second increment
from move one)
4-Day Schedule: rounds 1-6 at G/60 d5   rounds 7-9 at 40/100, SD/30,


Must commit before Round 4 pairings are posted; up to 3 half point byes allowed
for 2000/up, 2 half point byes for 1400-1999, one half point bye for Under 1400
or unrated. Limit 1 half point bye in last two rounds.
Zero-point byes are always available in any round.
All Byes must be requested at least two hours before the
round(s) in question.

Entry Fee:
Online:      $155 by 6/26, $175 by 7/10, $195 after.
By Mail:     $177 postmarked by 7/10, $197 postmarked after 7/10; do
not mail after 7/17!
                  U. S. Chess
Federation, Attn.: 2023 U. S. Open, P.O. Box 775308, St. Louis, MO 63177.
                  No phone

[email protected] with
changes or questions about entries.
On Site:     All $200.
GMs and WGMs play free; no deduction from prize. Must
email [email protected] to enter.
All entries must be made at least 2 hours before your first game is played.
Re-entries: $100.


Side Events

Sat-Sun July 29-30   Weekend Swiss   10 US Chess Grand Prix Points 5SS, G/60
d5 $1,150 Guaranteed Prizes: $200-100-50,
U2200/Unrated $160, U2000 $150, U1800 $140, U1600 $120, U1400 $100, U1200
$80, Unrated $50. Entry fee $40, Unrated players free if paying US Chess
dues. Maximum two half-point byes; must declare before round 3 pairings are
posted. On-site Registration 10:00-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Rounds at noon &
3:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Sunday.

Sat July 29   U. S. Open Bughouse   G/5;d0. Entry fee $20 per team. 80% of entry
fees in cash prizes. Registration ends at 10:00 AM, Round 1 begins at 10:30

Sun July 30   U. S. Open Scholastic   (See Below)

Mon, July 31; Wed, Thu,
Fri August 2, 3, 4
   U. S. Open Quads (one day events)   G/30;d5. Entry fee $20.
Registration 9:30-11:30 a.m., Rounds at noon, 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. $50
to first in each quad.

Tue August 1   U. S. Open Quads (Tuesday Quads Only)   G/60;d5. Entry fee $20.
Registration 9:00-10:00 a.m., Rounds at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
$50 to first in each quad.

Wed August 2   U. S. National G/15 Championship   5-SS, G/15;d5. Quick
rated, higher of regular or quick rating used. Entry fee $40. Registration
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rounds at noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00. 80% of entries as
returned as cash prizes. 1st 30%, 2nd 15%, U2100 12%, U1800 10%,
U1500/Unrated 8%, U1200 5%.

Saturday August 5   U. S. Open National Blitz Championship 15 US Chess Grand Prix Points
7 Double Round (14 games) Swiss, 1 section, G/5;d0.
Blitz rated, higher of regular or Blitz rating used.
Entry fee $40, free to Unrated players if paying US Chess dues.
Registration 9-11:30 a.m, round 1 begins at noon.
$2000 Guaranteed Prizes!: $$400-200-150, U2200 $200-100, U2000
$200-100, U1800 $180-90, U1600/Unrated $140-70, U1400 $100, U1200 $70.


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