US Open Masters Division
|Location||Hearth Room (340)|
|Director(s)||Jon Boley & Peter Hansmeier|
|Eligibility||7-dan, Pro, or NAMT qualifiers|
|Open or Invitational?||Open|
This is the tournament for the best of the best, with the biggest prizes and most intense schedule. The tournament will be 9 rounds - 6 in the morning and 3 in the evening. Each player will have 90 minutes of main time followed by 30 second byo-yomi. The top prize will be $5000 for first place, plus a $2000 for the top-placing North American Masters Tournament qualifier.
Time Limits: The limit is 90 minutes per player. If players across sections meet, longer time allowance is used for both players. The overtime allotment will be 5 periods of 30 seconds each.
Rules: AGA rules will be used. Komi for white is 7.5 points.
Prizes: The top prize will be $5000 for first place, plus a $2000 for the top-placing North American Masters Tournament qualifier.