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Lake Superior Open 🏁

This is the 2023 event flyer. Information for the 2024 edition on June 29-30 will be appearing soon! 🔮

June 24-25, 2023

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University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjacket Union

1605 Catlin Ave, Superior, WI 54880 (map)

Second leg of the MSCA Grand Prix! Just over the bridge from Duluth, MN. Low cost lodging available in residence housing.

5 Round Swiss: USCF rated (membership req.); Open is also FIDE rated;

Reserve + Bantam USCF rated only; USCF used for prizes

Sections: Open, U1800 (Reserve), U1200 (Bantam)

Time Control: G/90 +30s

Rounds: Saturday 10am, 3pm, 7:30pm & Sunday 10am, 3pm

Byes: max 2 half point byes, any rounds, must be declared before round 3

Entry Fees

If registered online by June 1

$60 Open

$50 U1800

$40 U1200

If registered online by June 15

$70 Open

$60 U1800

$50 U1200

If registered online by June 23

$80 Open

$70 U1800

$60 U1200

Onsite registration

8:30am-9:30am June 24

$90 Open

$80 U1800

$70 U1200

Projected Prizes

💵 Over $2,500 in prizes projected! 💵

Grand Prix points available! 🏎


1st $400    Top U2200 $150

2nd $200    Top U2000 $150

3rd $160

(based on 35 paid entries)


1st $300    Top U1600 $100

2nd $150    Top U1400 $100

3rd $120

(based on 35 paid entries)


1st $250    Top U1000 $100

2nd $140    Top  U800 $100

3rd $120

(based on 35 paid entries)

* Unrated players with no game history can only win 1st-3rd place in the Open.


University of Wisconsin Superior Residence Halls

Single $29 or double w/ twin beds available, $20 person. No A/C; bring a fan.

Crownhart Hall 1524 Catlin Ave, Superior, WI 54880 (parking at 1714 Catlin Ave)


Check-In: On Friday will be ONLY from 6-8pm in Crownhart Hall. Saturday check-in will take place at the Yellowjacket Union Information Desk during business hours, 8-4pm. Checkout will be at 12pm. Keys should be dropped in the mail slot on the front desk door of the hall.

Parking is free from 4:30pm Friday to end of event on Sunday.

📧 Send email to with any questions.

Additional Details

  • Players should bring chess boards, pieces and clock.

  • Special accommodations can be made available to players as needed. Please let us know how we can help improve your chess experience!

  • This tournament is part of the MSCA’s Summer Grand Prix Series, you can read about the $2,000 in prizes and State Championship Playoff Qualification that is available to the winners of the Summer Grand Prix Points competition.

  • Unrated/FIDE players who have never played a US Chess regular-rated tournament will be considered unrated. Unrated players with a FIDE rating must disclose it to a TD. Their rating is FIDE + 100 = USCF. Players who have rating history but are published as unrated will have their up-to-date US Chess rating used for pairings, prizes, and section eligibility.

  • Forfeit time: A player who has not shown up to their game 30 minutes after the tournament directors start the round will receive a forfeit loss.

  • Consistent with the MSCA Prize Distribution Policy, chess players must be MSCA members to receive a cash prize.

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