2015 Four States Winter Open
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.
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:
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.