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2020 Alvin S. Mintzes UMBC Open

  The UMBC Program Presents

2020 UMBC Open - Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament

March 7 & 8, 2020

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

(in Commons Building, 3rd Floor)

 

5-Round Swiss system in two separate sections (everyone plays 5 games)

Open to all.  Spectators are free and welcome!

Tournament Flyer

Held concurrently with separate Sweet 16 Invitational, which determines the Maryland Scholastic Champion, who wins a four-year in-state fixed-dollar tuition scholarship to UMBC (worth over $45,000).

 

 

Open

Under 1800

Eligibility

Open to all *

Rated under 1800 or unrated *

Place Prizes

$400-300-200

Unconditionally guaranteed

$350-250-150**

based on 40 paid entries

Class Prizes

 

$120 each to top

U2300, U2100, U1900

$110 each to top

U1600, U1400, U1200 (based on 4)

Rounds

Sat:  10am / 3pm / 7:30pm

Sun:  10:30am & 3:30pm

Time Controls

Game in 90 mins, +30 sec. increment (USCF rules)

Please bring your own sets and clocks

Entrance Fees

$55 if postmarked by 2/15;  $60 late;  free to GMs ($55 deducted from prizes);

Registration

Register online at http://mdchess.com

Registration on-site:  8:30–9:30am

½-Point Byes Available

Up to 3 in Rounds 1–5 if requested at least 1 hour before round (before Rd. 2 for any Rd. 4–5 bye), but at most one ½-point bye in Rds. 4–5. 

* USCF membership required.

 Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I95 and follow signs to UMBC.  Park in Lot 9 or 16.  See maps at www.umbc.edu

 Entries:  Please register online at http://mdchess.com (email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),

 Mail in Registration:  Joel DeWyer, 1000 Hilltop Circle, The Commons, Rm. 335, Baltimore, MD 21250, ATTN UMBC Open.  Make checks payable to “Maryland Chess Association.”  Cash prize winners must provide address and social security number; players may do so on their entry fee checks.

 

UMBC Chess Club Events (open to everyone):

The UMBC Championship (5-SS) is held in September, beginning the second Saturday after Labor Day.

The UMBC Open—Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament (5-SS) is held beginning the first Sat. in March. 

Event Properties

Event Date 03-07-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 03-08-2020 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 01-09-2020 8:20 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 1 [View List]
Cut off date 03-06-2020 9:00 pm
Original Price $60.00
Discounted Price $55.00 (Until 02-16-2020 1:00 am 01:00)
Location UMBC Commons Building