This is a fundraiser event for the Joplin Public Library Chess Club
Format: 5 round Swiss, Game in 20 with 5 second delay (G/20,d5),
One 1/2 point bye available if requested before the beginning of round 3
Rated Open: Requires a current USCF membership to play.
Unrated Open: Open to all ages.
Unrated K-12: Open to players grades K-12.
Unrated sections may be combined based on turnout.
All sections will be 5 rounds based on 20+ players per section. Tournament may decrease to 4 rounds with fewer players in a section.
All games played under USCF quick play tournament regulations.
Round Times: 11:00, 12:00, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45
Rated Open: $10
Unrated Open and K-12: FREE thanks to community sponsors. Donations are always welcome!
Rated Open: 50% of entries as prizes
Top-2 finishers guaranteed prizes
Additional prizes possible based on turnout
Unrated Open: Plaque for 1st place and medals for 2nd through 5th
Unrated K-12: Plaque for 1st place and medals for 2nd through 5th
Door Prizes: All Players will be entered into drawing for door prizes.
Registration: Advance registration requested. Rated entries can be paid on 12/2/2017 or mailed in advance.
Players in the Rated Open must have a current USCF membership.
Registration info should be sent to:
Joplin Chess Club
2609 New Hampshire
Joplin, Mo 64804
Please include name, address, phone and e-mail.
For the rated section, please include USCF ID# and rating.
On-site registration begins at 9:00 a.m, ends at 10:30.
Announcements and short rule discussion after registration ends.
First round begins at 11:00 am!
TD: Martin Stahl (417) 483-1554
Please bring regulation sized set, board, and clock. Some will be available on-site.