22 thoughts on “Now Taking Entries for 2024

  1. Hi Alan
    I booked Flamingo in January through your page for discount. There’s supposed to be $15 discounted resort fee. The hotel emailed me yesterday with online checkin info. The process they put me through said $51 for resort fee. I had to sign to complete the process. I hope this is just error in checkin process and I’ll still get $15 resort fee.

    • The automated check-in does not appear to handle the discounted resort fee, but as long as you reserved your room in our group you will get the discount.

  2. Good morning,

    I’d like to sign up my sons for the open section and have a question. My one son’s current supplemental rating is 2287 so signing him up at the normal rate for the open section is a no-brainer. My other son’s current supplemental rating is 2195 but he went over 2200 in a tournament from April 20th of this year and is currently live rated at 2231. Can I sign him up without the extra 200.00 charge for the Open section???

    • We waive the play-up fee for players who have previously been rated over 2200.

      Since the entry system doesn’t have access to past ratings, you will need to enter him in the U2300 section and send an email to vegaschess@gmail.com asking to move him to the Open section. Be sure to include the fact that he was previously rated over 2200 in your email.

  3. Buenas tardes . Espero este muy bien. Quisiera que mis niños puedan participar ya que son jugadores de alto rendimiento continuar con mas crecimiento deportivo. Pueden participar atletas extranjeros de Suramérica? Que tenga éxito!

    Good afternoon . I hope you are very well. I would like my children to be able to participate since they are high-performance players and continue with more sporting growth. Can foreign athletes from South America participate? May you be successful!

    • Since you have never played in a tournament, you have no rating. Chess.com ratings do not apply to over-the-board chess.

      Entering the beginners section of the National Open is a good way to achieve your first over-the-board rating. In this context, beginner refers to a beginner at tournaments, not necessarily a beginner at chess.

  4. how is the scheduale of the women open section ? are all the round in one day? How much is the entry fee ?

  5. How does “Analysis of Your Games” work? Do we need to sign up? Is there a fee? Can anyone’s games be analyzed? thanks

    • There are many events available for adults and young adults. If you want more specific advice on which sections to enter use our contact page to send a private email with his name, tournament experience and rating if any.

  6. I live in Las Vegas (Henderson) and would love to just attend (not compete) the event, as well as to possibly purchase any available merchandise that might be for sale. Would there be any fee for me as a resident to attend?

    • Spectators are welcome at the National Open and most of the side events. There may be some limitations due to space constraints.

      There will be a chess store with a wide variety of books, equipment, and software.

      The youth events do not allow spectators.

      • Soy de MÉXICO y recién me estoy enterando de este importante evento….. Puedo participar?

        Aun puedo INSCRIBIRME?

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