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Arnold Schwarzenegger Open Tournament

$7000 in Prizes based on 100 paid entries

March 4-6, 2016

Greater Columbus Convention Center / 400 N High St. Columbus, OH 43215 Rooms A101 -A104

5 Round Swiss 30/90 SD 60 d5 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G90 d5 schedules merge round 3 for all sections)

Open Section – $1200-$900-$700-$500, U2100 - $400- $200 Premier Section – U1900 - $700-$500 U1700 - $600-$400 U1550 - $300 Reserve Section – U1350 - $400- $200 Unrated players and provisional rated players only qualify for 25% of any prize.


You can support chess by participating in this tournament!

Arnold Schwarzenegger Open Registration

Open & Premier EF: Online - $90 by February 14, 2016 after that EF is $105, Mail - $95 by February 14, 2016 after that EF is $110, On-site EF $105. Reserve EF: Online - $70 by February 14, 2016 after that EF is $85, Mail - $75 by February 14, 2016 after that EF is $90, On-site EF $85. All: No checks at site credit cards are ok. Re-Entry all sections - $20. GM & IM free entry if schedule is completed, $90 deducted from prize. $15 service charge for refunds. 3- day Schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6:30pm, rds. Fri 7pm, Sat 12:30pm & 6:30pm, Sun 10:30am & 5:30pm. 2-day Schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10am, rds. Sat 10:30am, 2:30pm, & 6:30pm, Sun 10:30am & 5:30pm. Byes: all sections, limit 1 - ½ point bye, must commit before round 3. 8 DGT boards on top section games and broadcast live!

Side Events:

Blitz (G/5 d0) Sun 3:30-5:30pm 9 rounds entry fee $20, 80% entries= prize fund.             

Grand Master Simul (Limit 30) – GM Vladimir Georgiev Sun 3:30 – 5:30pm EF: $20, Location: Room A102 at the Columbus Convention Center. 

Scholastic Chess Gauntlet

March 5th or 6th at the Bricker Building Columbus Fair Grounds

Station A: 3 each Mate in one 2 min Station B: 3 each Mate in two 3 min Station C: 3 each random tactics 3 min Station D: Plunder chess game 5 min Station E: Snowball chess game 5 min Station F: Loser chess game 5 min Station G: Fisher Random chess game 5 min Station H: Beat the expert game 5 min Station I: Big Board chess game 2 min Station J: Bigger Board chess game 5 min.

Each Station will be timed… your time remaining is your score. Time will be deducted for wrong answers on puzzles, tactics, and illegal moves. All stations will be hosted by students from The Ohio State University Chess Club. (All games not rated) Rules for each station posted on www.buckeyechess.com/Arnold .

Pre-register only!

Run the Gauntlet at any of these times:

Sat 10-11am, 11am-12pm, 2-3pm, or 3-4pm; Sun 1-2pm, 2-3pm, or 3-4pm Awards – Sun 4:30pm. Trophies and prizes based on age group– 8 yrs and under, 9-12 yrs, 13-15 yrs, 16-18 yrs. Entry Fee: $20 (Service charge of $5 for refunds.)



2015 Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championships

Just concluded in Cleveland Ohio

Congratulations to the 2015 Co-Champions

Texas Tech University

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Webster University

Columbia University

Thank you to Oberlin College for hosting such a wonderful first class event!



Columbus Open



Prize Lists

Open Section

Premier Section

Reserve Section


I wanted to thank everyone for participating in this years event. It was a huge success and everyone really seemed to enjoy the venue as all the comments I received were positive.

Emma Cheng and Ethan Fang take down the "Terminator"

"Aren't you going to finish the game? " My favorite quote from young Emma when Arnold came around thinking he was just going to sign an autograph.
He would have been better off just signing the autograph as she was up a piece only 7 moves into the game! Ethan did just as well as he was up several pieces and a pawn 15 -20 moves into the game.
The "Terminator" might be an avid chess player but he is no match for these two young chess players from CCL! GM Georgiev commented that Arnold did know his openings fairly well but it just goes to show you that hard work and study will pay off as Emma and Ethan were just too much for him.
Emma put it best... "Hasta la vista baby!

2015 Ohio Chess Congress

Click HERE for results and the prize list for the 2015 Ohio Chess Congress.

The Congress was hosted at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University and was a huge success.

Thank you to all who came and supported us.

All profit was split between:

The Chess Club of OSU


Ohio Chess Association Scholastic Scholarships



Photos courtesy of Brad Hoehne