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2018 Missouri State University Open
April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm$30
Location: Plaster Student Union
1110 E Madison St
Springfield, MO 65897
Co-hosted by the MSU Chess Club and Joplin Chess Club
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 9:30, 2:30.
Entry Fee: $30 if registered by 4/6, $40 on site: $10 discount to current MSU students or chess club members. Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, $15 if registered by 4/6, $25 at site: MSU Chess Club K-12 members, $5 discount. 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: $200-150, Class A, B, C, D, U1200/UNR $100 each.
5.0 Bonus: $40
Registration: Advance Registration requested. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 4/7, or checks (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 4/6/2018. Preference that all players be current USCF members by 4/7/2018 and through 4/8/2018. 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 8:00 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
TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554
Please bring set, clock, board, and score sheets.