Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after October 14, 2023 at 5:00 PM EDT.
On-site registration is not available for this event.

When: Sunday, October 15, 2023, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Sacred Heart University (Martire Center)
5401 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825
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Sponsor: RedBandit Chess
Event Type: Open
Entry Fees:
Section Fees & Conditions
OPEN $35 USD initial ; $45 USD effective 10/09/2023
U1800 $35 USD initial ; $45 USD effective 10/09/2023
Rated 1799 and under.
U1400 $35 USD initial ; $45 USD effective 10/09/2023
Rated 1399 and under.

Online registration only. No on-site registration.

Schedule: 10:00am, 11:45am, Lunch Break, 2:00pm, 4:00pm; Prizes by 6:00pm
Time Control: G/45, d5
Byes: Half (1/2) point bye requests (1 maximum) are available for all rounds.
Zero (0) point bye requests are available for all rounds.
Ian Harris
P: +12039817252
$1,000 Prize Fund Guaranteed:

Open Section: 1st $300, top U2000 $100
U1800 Section: 1st $200, top U1600 $100
U1400 Section: 1st $200, top U1200 $100

In the event of ties, split prizes may be paid via PayPal. 

Venue*Note the tournament will take place in a different building from last year* 

The tournament will take place in the Martire Business and Communications Center "Martire Center" located at Sacred Heart University.  Parking is located directly behind the building along Park Ave or just across the street (use the main campus entrance).  

  • Format: 4 Round Swiss System.  G/45 d5.  Rated.
  • Official October published USCF ratings used.   
  • One 1/2 point bye available for any round.  Must request by 9am on 10/15.  
  • All sets and clocks provided!
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • In the event of ties prizes will be divided evenly among the winners.  Prizes that are divided may be distributed via PayPal. 
  • Entry Fee: GMs, IMs and SHU students free to enter if registering in advance ($10 as of 10/9).  Use code "GM/IM/SHU" at checkout.  Entry fee deducted from prizes.  
  • Advanced registration only.  Registrations closes 10/14 at 5:00pm.  
  • A variety of lunch options are available on campus.  More details will be provided.  

Current US Chess Federation memberships are required for participation.  Join/renew at uschess.org.  

Cancellation Policy:

Notifications received by 8:00pm on the day prior to the event will receive a refund ($5 processing fee).  No refunds for cancellations after 8:00pm.  


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