The Annual U.S. Armed Forces Open Chess Championship [AFO]

An official US Chess National Championship

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The AFO is a tournament for our active duty, reservists, and retired military    

 

Eligible participants also include the Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, USPHS, ROTC college students,
and US Academy students for the above services.
                                   

 

The U.S. Armed Forces Open is held from Saturday to Monday every Columbus Day weekend.
The site varies but is normally on the East Coast.

Very Important Update, please review.  Event details and a map of the Military Academy have been posted on the AFO page.  Players in both events are requested to review the material.

 

The Military Veterans tournament [MVO] is held in conjunction with the AFO
All honorably discharged veterans are eligible to play in this tournament.

 

 

Looking to share a room or for transportation? 
Visit the Facebook page and find someone to share.

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2017 Armed Forces Open Information

 

The 2017 AFO will be held at the US Military Academy.
West Point, NY     October 7-9. 2017

We strongly recommend you reserve your hotel room as soon as possible.

1. We have made a Group Rate arrangement for 10 rooms on Saturday and Sunday evenings, Oct 7th and 8th, with the Holiday Inn Express at West Point.  These rooms are located on West Point near the Chapel, and are "very austere."  The rate is $109 per night.  There are 10 Single Rooms.  Each room is furnished with a Twin bed, and the rooms are small.  There is no elevator to get to any rooms on the 2nd floor.  You cannot request a roll-away bed so that someone else can stay with you in one of these rooms.  If you want to reserve one of these rooms, contact the Holiday Inn directly at 845-446-5943 and use Group Reservation Code "CWP." They will only hold the Room Block until August 1st, so players need to make their Reservations before August 1st.

2. Ramada Inn Conference Center, 542 Route 9, Fishkill NY.  Call the hotel at 845-896-6281 to make your reservation, use Group Code "CGUSAF" or tell them you are part of the US Armed Forces Open Chess tournament.  We have a block of 12 double-double rooms available, but the rate quoted here is only available until Thursday 7 Sep 2017.  The Chess Rate for Fri (10/6) and Sat (10/7) is $119 per night.  On Sun (10/8) the rate drops to $92.  Rates include 12.125% in additional taxes.  RATE INCLUDES BREAKFAST.

3. Candlewood Suites, 20 Overlook Blvd, Nanuet NY.  Call the hotel at 845-371-4445 to make your reservation, tell them you are part of the US Armed Forces Open Chess tournament.  We have a block of 12 rooms, 8 are "Studio Suites" and the other 4 are "1 Bedroom Suites."  The room rates listed here are available until Saturday, 26 Aug 2017.  The Chess Rates available are for Sat 10/7 thru Monday 10/9 at $102.99/night for a Studio Suite and $122.99/night for a 1 Bedroom Suite... plus taxes of 11.375%.


Please register using our registration form so we receive the necessary information for prizes and publicity.
Go to the AFO Details to register.  Registration is now open. Watch for updates.

                   

AFO Details   Adv. Registration   AFO Pairings & Standings  

 

2017  2nd Annual U.S. Military Veterans Open [MVO]

The 2017 MVO will be held at the US Military Academy.
West Point, NY     October 7-9. 2017

We strongly recommend you reserve your hotel room as soon as possible.

Please register using our registration form so we receive the necessary information for prizes and publicity.
Go to the MVO Details to register.  Registration is now open. Watch for updates.

   Click to see    MVO Details    Advance Entries    Pairings & Standings