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82nd Montana Open – Missoula – April 1-2, 2017

By on December 11, 2016

82nd Montana Open

Dates: April 1 – 2, 2017

Location: Ruby’s Inn and Convention Center, 4825 N. Reserve Street, Missoula MT 59808, Exit 101, Handicap Accessible, 406-721-0990.

Rooms $89 if reserved by March 24, mention chess.

Format: Open, Five round Swiss, MCA Grand Prix Event, US Chess Junior Grand Prix Event

Time Control: G/120, d5

Entry Fee: $30 by March 31, $5 more after that; Juniors pay 1/2; Make checks payable to MT Chess Association.

USCF & MCA membership required. MCA membership: $15 adult, $6 juniors. Other State Association membership accepted.

Unrated: MCA membership waived; USCF membership required.

Registration: 8:30-9:00, phone and email entries accepted, must be paid by 9:15 to be paired.  Introductions, explanations, and pairings at 9:15.

Rounds: 9:15 am, 2:00 pm, 6:30 pm / 9:00 am and 2:30 pm (or ASAP for round 5).

MCA annual meeting between rounds 4 and 5, agenda to be announced.

Byes: Rds 4-5 must be declared before leaving Saturday evening.

Prizes: $200, $120, $80; Top Combo Classes B-C $40, Classes D-E $35, Provisional/Unrated $30;

Biggest Upset (both players non-provisional) $40. Based on 25 entries, $$ increased if possible.

Contact:

Dan McCourt

608 West Central, Missoula MT 59801, 406-274-0465

mccourtdj@charter.net

www.montanachess.org