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2018 Springfield Open

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm


Location: Plaster Student Union
Room 308/312
1110 E Madison St
Springfield, MO 65897

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

Scholastic Event sponsored by the Springfield Park Board 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 10:00, 2:30.

Entry Fee: $30 if registered by 10/26, $40 on site: $10 discount to current MSU Chess Club members. Scholastic (rating only) $15 by 10/26 , $25 at door. $5 discount to current MSU and SPBCC Chess Club members. MCA membership required for MO residents; available on-site, from $5

Prizes: $510 prize fund based on 25 non-scholastic Open entries. Scholastic entries count as half.

Open: $160, $125; U1600 $100; U1400 $75; U1200 $50
5.0 Bonus: $40

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 10/26/2018. Preference that all players in the OPEN be current USCF members by 10/27/2018 through 10/28/2018. 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:

[email protected]


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.


October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am
October 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm


Martin Stahl
(417) 483 1554


Plaster Student Union
1110 E Madison St
Springfield, MO 65897 United States
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