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2023 Alvin S. Mintzes UMBC Open

2023 UMBC Open—Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament

March 4 & 5, 2023

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle

The Commons, 3rd floor

 

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

Open to all.  Spectators are free and welcome!

 

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

$60 if postmarked by 2/22;  $70 late;  free to GMs ($60 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.

Parking:  Adjacent Parking available in Lots #1, #3, #4, and The Commons Garage.  See parking map.

Entries: 

  • Online (preferred): http://mdchess.com
  • On-site registration: The Commons, Rm. 327.  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.
  • E-mail questions to dewyerj@umbc.edu)

 

 Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I95 and follow signs to UMBC.  

 

Event Properties

Event Date 03-04-2023 10:00 am
Event End Date 03-05-2023 7:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 1 [View List]
Cut off date 03-03-2023 6:00 pm
Original Price $70.00
Discounted Price $60.00 (Until 02-22-2023 1:00 am 01:00)
Location UMBC Commons Building