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2019 UMBC Open
From Saturday 02 March 2019 -  10:00am
To Sunday 03 March 2019 - 07:30pm
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The UMBC Chess Club presents

 

2019 UMBC Open—Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament

March 2–3, 2019

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 $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)

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 2/15; $60 late; free to GMs ($50 deducted from prizes);

$10 less if under 20 years old

Registration

Register online at http://mdchess.com, by mail, 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, which are approximately $49 adult, $25 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or mail to Joel DeWyer, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, The Commons, Rm. 335, Baltimore, MD 21250 ATTN Open. 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.

 

For more information: See www.umbc.edu/chess .

 

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.

 

 

UMBC Chess Club Events (open to everyone):

The UMBC Chess Club meets Fri, 11am–2pm, in the Commons, student activities area (Wed, 11-12, Eng 022)

The UMBC Championship (5-SS) is held in September, beginning the second Saturday after Labor Day.

The UMBC Open—Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament (5-SS) is held beginning the first Sat. in March.