Joplin Benefit Tournament
Here is the second tournament of the year for the Joplin Chess Club. This will be a new one for us; our first two-day event and the first tournament to benefit a charity.
Thanks to the support of an anonymous donor, we will be able to donate 100% of entry fees to the Joplin Habitat for Humanity to support building for tornado impacted families. Please come out and join us for a couple of days of chess and to support a great organization.
Date: April 28th and 29th, 2012
Location: La Quinta Inn (Room A)
3320 South Rangeline Rd
Joplin, MO 64804
Hosted by the Joplin Chess Club USCF affiliate
Format: 5 round Swiss, Game in 90 with 5 second delay (G/90,d/5)
Two sections; Open and Under 1600. Sections may be combined for pairing purposes.
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 3
6 Grand Prix points in Open section
Round Times: Saturday 10:00, 1:30, 5:00. Sunday 10:00, 1:30
Entry fee: $40 if pre-registered, $50 at site. MCA membership required for MO residents; available on-site.
Prizes: $490 prize fund guaranteed.
- Open: $150, $100, $60
- U1600: $80, $60, $40
Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 4/28/2012, or checks (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 4/27/2012. Preference that all players must be current USCF members by 4/28/2012 and current through 4/29/2012. 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:
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: $69 plus tax by 3/27, after based on room availability. 417-781-0500, mention Chess Tournament.
Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.
No outside food or drinks