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Joplin Chess

Dedicated to chess in and around the Joplin, Missouri area.

2017 MSU Open

Posted By on January 16, 2017
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Here is another upcoming tournament were are co-hosting with the MSU Chess Club. Hope you can join us for another event.

Date: April 8th – 9th, 2017

Location: Plaster Student Union
Ballroom (3rd floor)
1110 E Madison St
Springfield, MO 65897

Co-hosted by the MSU Chess Club and Joplin Chess Club

OPEN

Format: 5 round Swiss, Game in 90 with 30 second increment  (G/90,+30), regular rated
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 3

Round Times: Sat 10:00, 2:30, 7:00; Sun 10:00, 2:30.

Entry Fee: $30 if registered by 4/7, $40 on site: $10 discount to current MSU students or chess club members. Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, $15 if registered by 4/7, $25 at site: $5 discount to current MSU students and club members. MCA membership required for MO residents; available on-site, from $5

Prizes: $500 prize fund based on 25 non-scholastic entries. Scholastic entries count as half.

Open/Unrated: $150, $120; U1600 $90; U1400 $60; U1200 $40
5.0 Bonus: $40

Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 4/8, or checks  (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 4/7/2017. Preference that all players be current USCF members by 4/8/2017 and through 4/9/2017. USCF membership can be processed online at uschess.org and membership can be accepted on site for CASH ONLY. Please check the USCF site for rates or contact TD for details for membership renewal or purchase on site.

Registration info can be sent to:

martin.stahl@joplinchess.org

or

Joplin Chess Club
2609 New Hampshire
Joplin, Mo 64804

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail, USCF ID#, and rating.

On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m, ends at 9:30. First round at 10:00

Parking: Lots can be located on the following map. Metered spaces may be monitored 24/7 and individually signed spaces and some lots are permit only (lots 5, 9A, 10A), Lot 18 is prohibited on weekends. http://www.missouristate.edu/visitors/parking.htm

https://map.missouristate.edu/#!z=17&ll=37.199775,-93.278711&q=Plaster%20Student%20Union%2C%20Robert%20W.&layer=parking

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554

Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.


7th Annual Four States Winter Open

Posted By on January 10, 2017
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Here is our next event of the year. Hope you can make it.

7th Annual Four States Winter Open

Date: March 4, 2017

Location: Hilton Garden Inn
2644 E. 32nd St.
Joplin, MO 64804

Hosted by the Joplin Chess Club USCF affiliate

Format: 4 round Swiss, Game in 60 with 5 second delay  (G/60,d/5), dual rated
Two sections; Open and Under 1400, sections may be combined for pairing purposes
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 2

Round Times: 9:30, 11:45, 2:30, 4:45 (or ASAP after round 3 completes). Lunch break between rounds 2 and 3

Entry fee: $30 if registered by 3/3, $40 at site. Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, $15 if registered by 3/3, $25 at site. MCA membership required for MO residents; available on-site.

Prizes: $360 prize fund based on 30 full-paid entries. Scholastic entries count as half.

  • Open: $120, $80; U1600 $60
  • U1400: $60, $40
  • 4.0 Bonus: $20

Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 3/4/2017, or checks  (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 3/3/2017. Preference that all players USCF memberships are current through 3/4/2017. USCF membership can be processed online at uschess.org and membership can be accepted on site for CASH ONLY. Please check the USCF site for rates or contact TD for details for membership renewal or purchase on site.

Registration info can be sent to:

martin.stahl@joplinchess.org

or

Joplin Chess Club
2609 New Hampshire
Joplin, Mo 64804

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail, USCF ID# and rating.

On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m., first round at 9:00

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554

Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.


Southwest Missouri Diehards’ Winter Open

Posted By on December 11, 2016
Category: Tournaments | 1 Comment »

Here is the next Joplin event. The SWMO Diehards’ were a group of Joplin players in the late-60’s early 70’s. At least one event was held at the Connor Hotel in Joplin, in October 1968. This event is being sponsored by one of the original members of the club and USCF affiliate at the time.

Please come out and join us for a day of chess.

 

The Southwest MO Diehards’ Winter Open
$540 Guaranteed

In Memory of Fred Hallam, John L. Patterson & Ed Sayre

Date:January 14, 2017
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
2644 E. 32nd St.
Joplin, MO 64804

Sponsored by Gary White, hosted by the Joplin Chess Club USCF affiliate

Format: 4 round Swiss, Game in 60 with 5 second delay  (G/60,d/5), dual rated
One section
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 2

Round Times: 9:30, 11:45, 2:30, 4:45

Entry fee: $30 if registered by 1/13, $40 at site. Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, $15 if registered by 1/13, $20 at site. MCA membership required for MO residents; available on-site.

Prizes: $540 prize fund guaranteed.

  • Open: $200, $150, $100, $50; U1400: $ 40; UNR play for Open prizes

Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on on-site, or checks  (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 1/13/2017. Preference that all players must be current USCF 1/14/2017. USCF membership can be processed online at uschess.org and membership can be accepted on site for CASH ONLY. Please check the USCF site for rates or contact TD for details for membership renewal or purchase on site.

Registration info can be sent to:

martin.stahl@joplinchess.org

or

Joplin Chess Club
2609 New Hampshire
Joplin, Mo 64804

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail, USCF ID# and rating.

On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m., first round at 9:30

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554

Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.


2016 Springfield Open

Posted By on August 28, 2016
Category: Tournaments | 3 Comments »

Springfield Open

Date: October 22nd – 23rd, 2016

Location: Plaster Student Union
PSU Ballroom — East Side (note room change from 317)
1110 E Madison St
Springfield, MO 65897

Co-hosted by the MSU Chess Club, Joplin Chess Club and Springfield Park Board Chess Club

OPEN

Format: 5 round Swiss, Game in 90 with 30 second increment  (G/90,+30), regular rated
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 3

Round Times: Sat 10:00, 2:30, 7:00; Sun 8:30, 1:00.

Entry Fee: $30 if registered by 10/21, $40 on site: $10 discount to current MSU and SPBCC members. Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, $15 if registered by 10/21, $20 at site: $5 discount to current MSU and SPBCC members. MCA membership required for MO residents; available on-site, from $5

Prizes: $500 prize fund based on 25 non-scholastic entries. Scholastic entries count as half.

Open/Unrated: $150, $120; U1600 $90; U1400 $60; U1200 $40
5.0 Bonus: $40

UNRATED and SCHOLASTIC

Format: October 22nd only, 4 round Swiss, Game in 60 with 5 second delay (G/60,d5), not rated
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 2

Round Times: Sat 10:00, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30

Entry Fee: $10 if registered by 10/21, $15 on site

Prizes: Plaques to top-2 adults and top-2 K-12.

Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 10/22, or checks  (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 10/21/2016. Preference that all players in the OPEN be current USCF members by 10/21/2016. USCF membership can be processed online at uschess.org and membership can be accepted on site for CASH ONLY. Please check the USCF site for rates or contact TD for details for membership renewal or purchase on site.

Registration info can be sent to:

martin.stahl@joplinchess.org

or

Joplin Chess Club
2609 New Hampshire
Joplin, Mo 64804

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail, USCF ID# (for the OPEN), rating and section playing.

On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m, ends at 9:30. First round at 10:00

Parking: Lots can be located on the following map. Metered spaces may be monitored 24/7 and individually signed spaces and some lots are permit only (lots 5, 9A, 10A), Lot 18 is prohibited on weekends. http://www.missouristate.edu/visitors/parking.htm

https://map.missouristate.edu/#!z=17&ll=37.199775,-93.278711&q=Plaster%20Student%20Union%2C%20Robert%20W.&layer=parking

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554

Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.


2016 Four States Winter Open

Posted By on January 30, 2016
Category: Tournaments | 1 Comment »

I want to apologize on the extreme lateness on this. Had some trouble securing a site this year. Due to that, we are going back to a one-day event (hopefully next year we can try a two-day again).

If you have anyone that might be interested in attending, please forward it.

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6th Annual Four States Winter Open

Date: March 5, 2016

Location: Hilton Garden Inn
2644 E. 32nd St.
Joplin, MO 64804

Hosted by the Joplin Chess Club USCF affiliate

Format: 4 round Swiss, Game in 60 with 5 second delay  (G/60,d/5), dual rated
Two sections; Open and Under 1400, sections may be combined for pairing purposes
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 2

Round Times: 9:00, 11:15, 2:15, 4:30 (or ASAP after round 3 completes). Lunch break between rounds 2 and 3

Entry fee: $30 if registered by 3/4, $40 at site. Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, $15 if registered by 3/4, $25 at site. MCA membership required for MO residents; available on-site.

Prizes: $360 prize fund based on 30 full-paid entries. Scholastic entries count as half.

  • Open: $120, $80; U1600 $60
  • U1400: $60, $40
  • 4.0 Bonus: $20

Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 3/5/2016, or checks  (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 3/4/2016. Preference that all players must be current USCF members by 3/4/2016 and current through 3/5/2016. USCF membership can be processed online at uschess.org and membership can be accepted on site for CASH ONLY. Please check the USCF site for rates or contact TD for details for membership renewal or purchase on site.

Registration info can be sent to:

martin.stahl@joplinchess.org

or

Joplin Chess Club
2609 New Hampshire
Joplin, Mo 64804

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail, USCF ID# and rating.

On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m., first round at 9:00

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554

Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.


2015 Springfield Open

Posted By on August 31, 2015
Category: Tournaments | 1 Comment »

Here is the next event we will be helping run. Look forward to seeing some of you there.

Date: October 24, 2015

Location: Southside Senior Center
2215 S. Fremont
Springfield, MO

Co-hosted by the Springfield Park Board Chess Club and Joplin Chess Club USCF affiliates

Format: 4 round Swiss, Game in 60, delay 5 (G/60,d/5), dual-rated
Two sections, Open and U1400; Sections may be combined for pairing purposes.
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 2

Round Times: 9:00, 11:15, 2:00, 4:15

Entry fee: $20 if registered by 10/23, $30 on-site. Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, $10 if registered by 10/23, $15 at site.

Prizes: $360 prize fund based on 25 full-paid entries.  Scholastic entries count as half.

  • Open: $120, 80; U1600 $60
  • U1400: $60, 40
  • Perfect 4.0 bonus: $20

Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 10/24/2015, or checks  (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 10/23/2015. Preference that all players must be current USCF members by 10/23/2015 and current through 10/24/2015. USCF membership can be processed online at uschess.org and membership can be accepted on site for CASH ONLY. Please check the USCF site for rates or contact TD for details for membership renewal or purchase on site.

Registration info can be sent to:

martin.stahl@joplinchess.org

or

Joplin Chess Club
2609 New Hampshire
Joplin, Mo 64804

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail, USCF ID# and rating.

On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m., first round at 9:00

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554

Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.


Joplin Summer Open

Posted By on May 29, 2015
Category: Tournaments | 1 Comment »

Here is the next Joplin tournament.
Date:August 29th, 2015

Location: Joplin Holiday Inn
3615 Range Line Rd
Joplin, MO 64804

Hosted by the Joplin Chess Club USCF affiliate

Format: 4 round Swiss, Game in 60 with 5 second delay  (G/60,d5), dual rated

Two sections: Open and Under 1400, sections may be combined for pairing purposes
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 2

Round Times: 9:00, 11:15, 2:00, 4:15

Entry fee: $30 if registered by 8/28, $40 on site. Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, $15 if registered by 8/28, $20 at site. MCA membership required for MO residents; available on-site.

Prizes: $400 prize fund based on 25 full-paid entries. Scholastic entries count as half.

Open: $120, $80; U1600 $60
U1400: $80, $60
4.0 Bonus: $20

Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 8/29/2015, or checks  (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 8/28/2015. Preference that all players must be current USCF members by 8/28/2015 and current through 8/29/2015. USCF membership can be processed online at uschess.org and membership can be accepted on site for CASH ONLY. Please check the USCF site for rates or contact TD for details for membership renewal or purchase on site.

Registration info can be sent to:

martin.stahl@joplinchess.org

or

Joplin Chess Club
2609 New Hampshire
Joplin, Mo 64804

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail, USCF ID# and rating.

On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m., first round at 9:00

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554

Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.


2015 MSU Open

Posted By on February 11, 2015
Category: Tournaments | No Comments »

Date: April 25, 2015

Location: Strong Hall, Rm. 300
900 S Holland Ave
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO 65897

Co-hosted by the MSU Chess Club and the Joplin Chess Club USCF affiliate

Format: 4 round Swiss, Game in 60, delay 5 (G/60,d/5), dual-rated
Two sections, Open and U1400; Sections may be combined for pairing purposes.
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 2

Round Times: 9:00, 11:15, 2:00, 4:15

Entry fee: $20 if registered by 4/24, $30 on-site. Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, $10 if registered by 4/24, $15 at site.

Prizes: $360 prize fund based on 25 full-paid entries.  Scholastic entries count as half.

  • Open: $120, 80; U1600 $60
  • U1400: $60, 40
  • Perfect 4.0 bonus: $20

Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 4/25/2015, or checks  (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 4/24/2015. Preference that all players must be current USCF members by 4/24/2015 and current through 4/25/2015. USCF membership can be processed online at uschess.org and membership can be accepted on site for CASH ONLY. Please check the USCF site for rates or contact TD for details for membership renewal or purchase on site.

Registration info can be sent to:

martin.stahl@joplinchess.org

or

Joplin Chess Club
2609 New Hampshire
Joplin, Mo 64804

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail, USCF ID# and rating.

On-site registration begins at 8:00 until 8:50 a.m., first round at 9:00

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554

Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.


2015 January Quick and Scholastic

Posted By on December 16, 2014
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Quick tournament at the beginning of the year. This is our second time running an event with the South Middle School Chess Club. Hope you can come out and join us.

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Date: January 10th, 2015

Location: South Middle School Cafeteria
900 E 50th St
Joplin, MO 64804

Hosted by the Joplin Chess Club USCF affiliate and South Middle School Chess Club

Format: 5 round Swiss, Game in 25, no delay (G/25,d/0)
Two Sections; Open and Scholastic

Open Section requires USCF membership and is Quick rated
Scholastic section, non-rated

Round Times: 1st Round at 9:45, second round starts ASAP. 30 minute break between rounds 2 and 3; remaining rounds ASAP.

Entry fee: $5.
Prizes: 1st and 2nd place trophy in each section.

Registration: Advance Registration requested. Preference that all players must be current USCF members by 1/9/2015 and current through 1/10/2015. USCF membership can be processed online at uschess.org. Please check the USCF site for rates or contact TD for details.

Registration info can be sent to:

martin.stahl@joplinchess.org

or

Joplin Chess Club
2609 New Hampshire
Joplin, Mo 64804

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail, and USCF ID# and rating for Open

On-site registration begins at 9:00 a.m., first round at 9:45

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554

Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.

 


2015 Four States Winter Open

Posted By on December 9, 2014
Category: Tournaments | No Comments »

Here is our first full tourney for 2015. This will be the 5-year anniversary of running the event so this time around we are trying a two-day format with a different time control.  Please feel free to share the details and we look forward to seeing you.

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5th Annual Four States Winter Open

Date: February 28th – March 1st, 2015

Location: Joplin Holiday Inn
3615 Range Line Rd
Joplin, MO 64804

Hosted by the Joplin Chess Club USCF affiliate

Format: 5 round Swiss, Game in 90 with 30 second increment  (G/90,+30), regular rated
Two sections; Open and Under 1400, sections may be combined for pairing purposes
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 3

Round Times: Sat 10:00, 2:30, 7:00; Sun 9:00, 1:30.

Entry fee: $40 if registered by 2/27, $50 on site. Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, $20 if registered by 2/27, $30 at site. MCA membership required for MO residents; available on-site.

Prizes: $630 prize fund based on 30 full-paid entries. Scholastic entries count as half.

  • Open: $200, $150; U1600 $100
  • U1400: $100, $80
  • 5.0 Bonus: $40

Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 2/28/2015, or checks  (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 2/27/2015. Preference that all players must be current USCF members by 2/27/2015 and current through 3/1/2015. USCF membership can be processed online at uschess.org and membership can be accepted on site for CASH ONLY. Please check the USCF site for rates or contact TD for details for membership renewal or purchase on site.

Registration info can be sent to:

martin.stahl@joplinchess.org

or

Joplin Chess Club
2609 New Hampshire
Joplin, Mo 64804

Please include name, address, phone, e-mail, USCF ID# and rating.

On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m., first round at 10:00

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554

Hotel Rate: $84 plus tax with 2 breakfasts included. 417-782-1000, mention Joplin Chess Club Block

Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.