Ambush Chess presents

Ambush Chess Open

Open Chess Tournament (USCF Rated)

Limited to first 55 entries.

October 1, 2022

Our location is the Country Inn & Suites Burlington NC 3211 Wilson Drive, Burlington, North Carolina 27215

The tournament is a 3 round swiss event with a time control of G/60 d5.
We employ a flexible section format based on number of entries and the most current USCF supplement of ratings.
Section sizes could be between 10 and 16 competitors.
Spectators may attend for free. Cell phones must be off or on vibrate for spectators and are not allowed for participants.
Parents may use the breakfast room to rest and relax. Players may use the breakfast room for skittles.

Bring your own equipment: Chess sets, boards, clocks, pencils/pens


Round Time ControlStart Time
1 Game /60 5 sec delay 9:30 AM
  Lunch break 11:40
2 Game /60 5 sec delay 12:40 AM
3 Game /60 5 sec delay 2:50 PM

Prize Fund

No prizes are gauranteed.


The payout is based on participation. The pay out ratio is 1:3 (top 3rd cash per section).
Example: based on 48 participants and 3 sections (16 per section):
Prize fund: $990 ($330 per section)
First place = $160
Second place = $80
Third place = (entry fee) = $30
Fourth place = (entry fee) = $30
Fifth place = (entry fee) = $30
The Tournament Director reserves the right to deviate from this schedule if necessary.

Chief TD: Charles Roberson (336) 260-1476
More information: