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2021 Four States Summer Open

August 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm


Hosted by the Joplin Chess Club USCF affiliate


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, 12:00, 3:00, 5:00 (or ASAP after round 3 completes).

Entry fee: $40. Scholastic (K-12), play for rating only, 50% off entry. E-mail registration accepted, cash only on-site. MCA membership required for MO residents; available on-site. Limited to 38 players maximum; Pre-registration required


$600 prize fund based on 30 full-paid entries. Scholastic entries count as half.

Open: $160, $120; U1600 $100
U1400: $100, $80
4.0 Bonus: $20

Registration: Advance Registration required. Entry fees may be paid in cash in person on 8/21/2021, checks (payable to Martin Stahl) can be mailed, to be received by 8/20/2021, or through PayPal: paypal.me/joplinchess

Preference that all players have current US Chess memberships. US Chess 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., first round at 9:00

TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554

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

COVID Information:

  • Check the Joplin Chess Facebook page or website for updated information or potential cancellation.
  • Masks are optional, but recommended, especially for unvaccinated players.
  • One game played per table and space is limited
  • Spectators are not allowed. Players not actively playing will need to leave the playing room.
  • Social distancing should be observed wherever and whenever possible.
  • If you have COVID symptoms, please contact the TD and do not come to the playing site.
  • Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be available.


August 21, 2021
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Martin Stahl
(417) 483 1554


Joplin Holiday Inn
3402 Arizona Ave
Joplin, MO 64804 United States
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(417) 624-9000
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