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2018 UMBC Open
From Saturday 03 March 2018 -  09:30am
To Sunday 04 March 2018 - 05:00pm
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Contact dewyerj@umbc.edu

The UMBC Chess Program presents

 ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS ON FRIDAY, 3/2/18 @ 7:30pm

2018 UMBC Open—Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament

March 3 & 4, 2018

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!

 

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 $41,000).

 

 

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)

Certificate of Achievement

Available upon request to anyone successfully completing tournament.

Rounds

10am-3pm-7:30pm Sat;  10:30am-3:30pm Sun

Time Controls

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

Entrance Fees

$50 if postmarked by 2/16;  $60 late;  free to GMs ($50 deducted from prizes);

Registration

Register online at http://mdchess.com or from 8:30–9:30 am on site

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.  May purchase at site at current rates, which are approximately $46 adult, $24 scholastic.

** Unrated players may not win more than $250 in U1800 section

 

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:  Register online at http://mdchess.com (email questions to dewyerj@umbc.edu)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.

 

 

Hotel: La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1734 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090, Tel: 410-859-2333 

     http://www.lq.com

Directions to Hotel:  From I-95, take Exit 47A onto I-195 towards BWI Airport. Take Exit 2A onto 295 north towards Baltimore; take first exit, bearing right onto West Nursery Road. 

 

 

Location University of Maryland, Baltimore County (in Commons Building, 3rd Floor)
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