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🌲 Northern Open 🏁

🗓️ September 16-17, 2023

Prize Winners 💵  News 📰  Results 🔥

Roseville Skating Center 🌹

2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN 55113 (map)

Grand finale to Minnesota's Summer Grand Prix!! 👑 🏁

📽️ In addition to the projected prizes below for the Northern Open, 🏆️💰️ $2,000 in guaranteed prizes plus championship playoff spots will be decided in this final leg of the MSCA Grand Prix. 🏁 We'll use the best 4 of 5 possible results from the scoreboard. 🧮

5 Round Swiss: USCF rated (membership req.)

Sections: 🟣 Open 🟠 U1800 🔵 U1400 🟢 U1000 & Unrated

⌛️ Time Control: G/60 +30s

Rounds: Saturday 10am, 2pm, 6pm & Sunday 10am, 2pm 🕙️

Byes: max two ½ pt byes, any rounds, declared before R3

🎬️ Tournament Director:

Jack Bellinger

Entry Fees 🎫

🐦️ If registered online by Aug 16

$70 Open

$60 U1800, U1400, U1000

☀️ If registered online by Aug 31

$80 Open

$70 U1800, U1400, U1000

🌤️ If registered online by Sep 9

$90 Open

$80 U1800, U1400, U1000

🌥️ If registered online by Sep 15

⏰ or in-person by 9:30am Sep 16

$100 Open

$90 U1800, U1400, U1000

Projected Prizes 💵

Open 🟣

1st $400  Top U2100 $125

2nd $250  Top U1900 $125

(based on 25 participants)

U1400 🔵

1st $250  Top U1200  $75

2nd $150

3rd $100

(based on 20 participants)

U1800 🟠

1st $250  Top U1500  $75

2nd $150

3rd $100

(based on 20 participants)

U1000 🟢

1st $300  Top  U800 $100

2nd $150  Top  U600 $100

          Top   UNR $100

(based on 30 participants)

* Unrated players can only win unrated prize in 🟢 U1000 section or 1st & 2nd in 🟣 Open.

📧 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. 🏁

  • Players who have never played a US Chess regular-rated tournament will be considered unrated. Players who have rating history but are published as unrated (due to recency of events) will have their up-to-date US Chess rating used for pairings, prizes, and section eligibility. Published unrated players who possess FIDE ratings MUST disclose their FIDE rating to the tournament directors and will be placed with a converted US Chess rating using the formula US = FIDE + 100. 🧮

  • 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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