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🌺 Rochester Open 🏁

🗓️ July 6-7, 2024

$5,400 Projected Prizes! 💰️

Mayo Civic Center

30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55902 (map)

(based on 150 participants)

🏎️  Third stop in the 2024 MSCA Grand Prix Series! The Mayo Civic Center is a superb venue, having hosted recent Rochester Opens and the 2023 Class Championships. Expect another great event from the Rochester team!

Sponsored by Rochester Chess, Mayo Civic Center, Experience Minnesota’s Rochester, and the MSCA.

Directions 🗺️ Park in the Civic Center ramp, 100 1st Ave SE, for free until 1am on Saturday and Sunday. Cross the skyway on the second level to enter the Civic Center. The playing hall is in suites 110-113.

Lodging 🏨 Hilton Garden Inn, 225 South Broadway, Rochester. Group rate $129 in a King Deluxe or Double Queen. Parking $8 per night. Additional lodging options.

5 Round Swiss

Sections

⌛️ Time Control

Byes

Rounds ⚪️

USCF rated (USCF membership required)

🟠 Premier  🟣 U1900  🔵 U1500  🟢 U1100  🔴 U700

G/60 +30s increment per move

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

Saturday 10am • 2pm • 6pm 🕕️

Sunday 10am • 2pm 🕙️

⏱️ Forfeit time is 30 minutes after round start time

Rochester Chess will provide sets and clocks! 🟫♟️🕰️

🎬️ Tournament Directors:

Sarah Wahl, Jackson Wahl

📣 Organizers:

Matt Jensen, Paul Kinion, Kevin Gaustad, Steve Lange, and Dennis Mays

Entry Fees 🎫

by ➡️

🟠 Premier

🟣 U1900

🔵 U1500

🟢 U1100

🔴 U700

🌝

6/7

$75

$75

$55

$55

$55

🌔

6/14

$85

$85

$65

$65

$65

 🌓

6/21

$95

$95

$75

$75

$75

 🌒

6/28

$105

$105

$85

$85

$85

Onsite

$115

$115

$95

$95

$95

⬅️ by

🟠 Premier

🟣 U1900

🔵 U1500

🟢 U1100

🔴 U700

🖊️ Register online by Fri 7/5 7pm 🕖️ 

🖊️ Register onsite Sat 7/6 8:15 - 9am 🕗️ 

💵 Cash/check only onsite! 💵

🥷

Free entry for Masters if registered by June 20. All Masters, including those whose current rating is < 2200, can register by sending an email to Sarah Wahl semmons2848@gmail.com with your USCF ID and noting any bye requests.

📬️ Mail-in entries, postmarked by Mon 6/24:

Rochester Chess, c/o Dennis Mays
2202 Ponderosa Drive SW
Rochester  MN  55902

Send a check made payable to Rochester Chess. Please include the section you want to play in and any bye requests. Please email dennismays101@gmail.com and semmons2848@gmail.com to let us know a check is coming. 📧

Projected Prizes 💵

Premier 🟠

1st

2nd

$1,000

$600

Top

U2100

$300

(based on 30 players)

U1500 🔵

1st

2nd

$500

$250

Top

U1300

$150

(based on 30 players)

U700 🔴

1st

2nd

$250

$150

Top

U500

UNR

$100

$100

(based on 30 players)

U1900 🟣

1st

2nd

$600

$400

Top

U1600

$200

(based on 30 players)

U1100 🟢

1st

2nd

$400

$250

Top

U800

$150

(based on 30 players)

Unrated players can only win unrated prize in 🔴 U700 section or 1st/2nd place overall in the 🟠 Premier section.

Questions? Contact Dennis Mays:

📧 dennismays101@gmail.com or 507-254-6809 ☎️

🌺 The Rochester Open is an MSCA affiliate event; not an official MSCA event.

Additional Details

🏞️ 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.

🛡️ 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.

Map to Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN

2023 Rochester Open 🌺  News 📰  Results 🔥

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