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2017 SPICE Cup Open
A USCF Grand Prix Event

$16,500 Guaranteed – No Entry Fee
Sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation
St. Louis, Missouri
October 21–26, 2017

GM/IM/WGM/WIM norm opportunity – Minimum rating FIDE 2100 or USCF 2200
Limited to first 50 entries. October 2017 rating will be used. FIDE rated
Time Control: G/90 + 30 second increment from move 1

Prizes:

$16,500 guaranteed
$5,000-$3,000-$2,000-$1,500-$1,000-$500-$300
U/2400 FIDE $600-$400-$250-$150
U/2250 FIDE $400-$250-$150
Top Woman $500-$250 (Can win both open + women prize)
Top Senior $250 (Born prior to January 1, 1967 – Can win both open + senior prize)

Limited FREE hotel accommodation (double occupancy) at the Clayton Plaza Hotel available to GMs.

Entry Fees:

FREE to all players 2300+, and foreign players with 2100+ FIDE (must complete all 9 rounds), if registered by October 1, 2017. $100 later or on site. The rating minimums are to be met at the time of registration (or at any time starting June 2017 until the start of the tournament).

Venue:

Clayton Plaza Hotel
7750 Carondelet Ave, St Louis, MO 63105 (FREE shuttle from the Lambert – St. Louis International Airport)
$109/night, FREE Hot Breakfast/Internet/Parking
For reservations guests should call 314-726-5400 and ask for “In House Reservations”
Group Name is SPICE Cup; Group Code is SPZ

Send entries to:

Webster University – SPICE
470 E. Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119

Questions or registration: Email: spice@webster.edu or call 314-246-8075

USCF TLA

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

OCT. 21-26   11th Annual SPICE Cup Open

US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)

9SS, G/90 + inc/30 Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7750 Carondelet Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105. $16,500 in prizes – all guaranteed. GM and IM norms possible. One Section, minimum 2100 FIDE to play. FIDE ratings used for pairings and prizes. $5000-3000-2000-1500-1000-500-300, top U2400 $600-400-250-150, top U2250 $400-250-150 top Woman $500-250 (can win both open and women prize), top Senior (born after 1/1/, 1967) $250. Limited free hotel accommodation at event hotel for non-US GMs. All equipment provided. EF: Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, FIDE-rated players over 2300+, and all foreign players with 2100+ FIDE (must complete all 9 rounds), by 10/1. $100 later or on site. The rating minimums are to be met at the time of registration (or at any time starting June 2017 until the start of the tournament). $100 to FIDE 2200-2299, $200 to FIDE U-2200 if received by 9/30. Additional $50 later or on site. Schedule: Reg ends Sat 3pm, rds. 10/21 5pm, 10/22 &23 10am & 5pm, 10/24 5pm, 10/25 10am & 5pm 10/26 10am. HR: $109 including free breakfast, internet & parking. For reservations call 314-726-5400 and ask for “In House Reservations”. Group Name is SPICE Cup; Group Code is SPZ. Ent: Webster University SPICE, c/o Clare Brown, 314-246-8075, spice@webster.edu, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119. More info @ www.webster.edu/spice.

Past Champions:

2007 GM Eugene Perelshteyn
2008 GMs Harikrishna Pentala, Alex Onischuk, Var Akobian
2009 GMs Yuriy Kuzubov, Dmitry Andreikin, Rauf Mamedov
2010 GM Alex Onischuk
2011 GM Le Quang Liem
2012 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – GM Ray Robson (Open Champ)
2013 GMs Alexander Ipatov, Kayden Troff
2014 GM Illia Nyzhnyk
2015 GM Le Quang Liem
2016 GMs Sam Sevian, Ray Robson

Schedule

Saturday, October 21
5 pm – Round 1

Sunday, October 22
10 am – Round 2
5 pm – Round 3

Monday, October 23
10 am – Round 4
5 pm – Round 5

Tuesday, October 24
5 pm – Round 6

Wednesday, October 25
10 am – Round 7
5 pm – Round 8

Thursday, October 26
10 am – Round 9

All Rounds played at the Clayton Plaza Hotel

Here are some of the GMs who are already registered:

GM Robson 2653
GM Shimanov 2646
GM Bruzon 2643
GM Durarbayli 2630
GM Quasada 2624
GM Nyzhnyk 2621
GM Prohaszka 2612
GM Luther 2524
GM Kannappan 2516
GM Hoyos 2490
GM Yermolinsky 2488
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