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🌤️ St. Cloud Open 🏁

🗓️ May 18-19, 2024

River’s Edge Convention Center

10 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301 (map)

🏎️ Starting line of the 2024 MSCA Grand Prix Series! We're returning to a great venue and riverfront location for this second edition of the St. Cloud Open. 🎉

Chess Playing Hall is the Opportunities Suite. Multiple hotels & restaurants within walking distance of Convention Center (+ free weekend parking in ramps). We have a block of rooms with a group rate at the Best Western Plus Kelly Inn. 🏨 The hotel has a pool and it connects to the playing hall by a short corridor. Nice digs!

🉐 The group discounted room rate of $129 is still available!  But you have to call the hotel at 320-253-0606 and request the MSCA rate. ☎️

MSCA membership is required to play in this event. 🎫

5 Round Swiss

Sections

⌛️ Time Control

Byes

Rounds ⚪️

USCF rated (USCF membership required)

🟠 Premier  🟣 U1900  🔵 U1500  🟢 U1100

G/90 delay 10s

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

Saturday 10am • 2pm • 6pm 🕕️

Sunday 10am • 2pm 🕙️

🎬️ Tournament Director:

Jack Bellinger

Entry Fees 🎫

by ➡️

🟠 Premier

🟣 U1900

🔵 U1500

🟢 U1100

☀️

4/30

$75

$75

$55

$55

🌤️

5/10

$85

$85

$65

$65

 🌥️

5/17

$95

$95

$75

$75

Onsite

$105

$105

$85

$85

🖊️ Register online by Fri 5/17 7pm 🕖️ 

🖊️ Register onsite Sat 5/18 by 9:45am 🕥️ 

💵 Cash/check only onsite! 💵

📬️ Mail-in entries, received by Wed 5/15:

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

Minnesota State Chess Association
PO Box 124
Wayzata  MN  55391

🏗️

$5 of each entry fee goes towards MSCA Building Fund which will be used to pay costs of future Minnesota chess facility.

Projected Prizes 💵

Premier 🟠

1st

2nd

$375

$200

Top

U2100

$150

(based on 20 players)

U1900 🟣

1st

2nd

$250

$150

Top

U1700

$125

(based on 15 players)

U1500 🔵

1st

2nd

$225

$140

Top

U1300

$115

(based on 20 players)

U1100 🟢

1st

2nd

$200

$125

Top

U900

U700

UNR

$100

$80

$80

(based on 25 players)

Unrated players can only win unrated prize in 🟢 U1100 section or 1st/2nd place overall in the 🟠 Premier section.

📧 Send email to msca.board@gmail.com 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. 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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2023 St. Cloud Open 🌤️ Prize Winners 💵  News 📰  Results 🔥

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