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🌊 Lake Superior Open 🏁

🗓️ June 29-30, 2024

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. 🉐

🎫 🎫  Two memberships are required to play in this event, MSCA & USCF:

🔎 Check your MSCA status and Join 🙌 (supports Minnesota chess operations)

🎟️ Join the USCF (required for ratings)

5 Round Swiss


⌛️ Time Control


Rounds ⚪️

USCF rated

🟠 Premier  🟣 U1800  🔵 U1200

G/60 +30s

max two ½ pt byes, any rounds, declared before round 3

Saturday 11am • 2:30pm • 6pm 🕕️

Sunday 9:30am • 1pm 🕙️

🎬️ Tournament Director:

Andy Grube

Entry Fees 🎫

by ➡️

🟠 Premier

🟣 U1800

🔵 U1200




















🖊️ Register online by Fri 6/28 7pm 🕖️ 

🖊️ Register onsite Sat 6/29 by 10:30am 🕥️ 

💵 Cash/check only onsite! 💵

📬️ Mail-in entries, received by Wed 6/26:

include: (1) event (2) player (3) section (4) byes (5) check!

Minnesota State Chess Association
PO Box 124
Wayzata  MN  55391

Projected Prizes 💵

Premier 🟠








(based on 25 players)

U1200 🔵












(based on 25 players)

U1800 🟣








(based on 25 players)

Unrated players can only win unrated prize in 🔵 U1200 section or 1st/2nd place overall in the 🟠 Premier section.

📧 Send email to with any questions.

Lodging 💤

University of Wisconsin Superior Residence Halls

Single $35 or double w/ twin beds available, $25/person.

No A/C; bring a fan. 🪭 Bring towels/soap/shampoo for shower. 🚿

📝 Fill out and return the Short-Term Summer Housing Contract. ⬅️⬅️⬅️

🖊️ Write “Twin Ports Chess Tournament” on the Group/UWS Affiliation line.

ℹ️ More info at UW site.

🛎️ 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.

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. The winners of this multi-event points race will claim $2,500 in guaranteed prize money and 4 State Championship Playoff Qualification spots! 🏆️

🧮 Please see the MSCA Unrated Policy to learn how rating may be determined from USCF live/online or FIDE ratings.

🚨 Published unrated players who possess FIDE ratings MUST disclose their FIDE rating. See the MSCA Unrated Policy.

⏱️ 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.

🛡️ The MSCA recognizes the importance of a safe and hospitable environment at our chess events.  To promote this type of environment, the MSCA has developed a Policy on Safe Play & Conduct.  The MSCA also follows US Chess guidelines for training TDs with materials developed by the US Center for SafeSport.  To support a safe and hospitable environment, the MSCA reminds all chess participants and attendees that they are responsible for their actions, and that parents/guardians of minors are responsible at all times for the welfare and safety of their children/dependents.


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