2024 Alvin S. Mintzes UMBC Open

March 2-3, 2024

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The Commons, 3rd Floor

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

Open to all.  Spectators are free and welcome!



Under 1800


Open to all *

Rated under 1800 or unrated *

Place Prizes


(unconditionally guaranteed)


(based on 40 paid entries)

Class Prizes

$150 each to top

U2300, U2100, U1900

$125 each to top

U1600, U1400, U1200


Saturday:  10am-3pm-7:30pm

Sunday:  10:30am-3:30pm

Time Controls

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

Entrance Fees

free to GMs; $55 for all entrants


Register online at http://mdchess.com or 8:30–9:30am on site Register online at http://mdchess.com or 8:30–9:30am 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 (see uschess.org for more details on pricing).

** Unrated players may not win more than $200 in U1800 section.
*** Please bring your own sets and clocks

Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I-95 and follow signs to UMBC.  Park in Commons Drive garage.

 Entries:  Register online at http://mdchess.com (email questions to tournaments@mdchess.com)  Make checks payable to “Maryland Chess Association. Winners of cash prizes must provide address and social security number.

 Hotel: Affordable hotel options available off Nursery Rd. by BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.  

Event Properties

Event Date 03-02-2024 10:00 am
Event End Date 03-03-2024 7:30 pm
Cut off date 03-01-2024 6:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 31 [View List]
Individual Price $55.00
Location UMBC Commons Building

We are no longer accepting online registrations for this event