2017 SPICE CUP – $16,500 GUARANTEED – NO ENTRY FEE (200 ENHANCED GRAND PRIX POINTS!)

2017 SPICE Cup Open (October 21-26, 2017)
A USCF Grand Prix Event
$16,500 Guaranteed – No Entry Fee to all players 2300+, and foreign players with 2100+ FIDE (must complete all 9 rounds), if registered by October 1, 2017.

GM/IM/WGM/WIM norm opportunity – Minimum rating FIDE 2100
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:

No Entry Fee 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.
EF: $100 to FIDE rated 2200-2299, $200 to FIDE U-2200, if received by 10/1. Additional $50 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 who are already registered:

2651 Bruzon Batista Lazaro Cuba GM

2648 Cori Jorge Peru GM

2646 Shimanov Aleksandr RUS GM

2644 Robson Ray USA GM

2630 Durarbayli Vasif AZE GM

2619 Quesada Yunieski Cuba GM

2616 Cordova Emilio Peru GM

2612 Prohaszka Peter Hungary GM

2594 Nyzhnyk Illia UKR GM

2556 Azarov Sergei Belorus GM

2552 Cruz Cristhian Peru GM

2548 Li Ruifeng USA GM

2545 Liang Awonder USA GM

2515 Kannappan Priyadharshan India GM

2498 Fernandez Daniel USA IM

2490 Leon Hoyos Manuel MEX GM

2490 Yermolinsky Alex USA GM

2481 Chandra Akshat USA GM

2457 Barcenilla Rogelio PHI GM

2451 Quintiliano Renato Brasil IM

2444 Sturt Raven USA IM

2425 Kalikshteyn Alexandr USA FM

2390 Kavutskiy Kostya USA IM

2385 Thavandiran Shiyam Canada FM

2373 Srivathsav Rahul India

2371 Wang Kevin USA FM

2368 Heimann Mark USA FM

2363 Williams Justus USA FM

2359 Grabinsky Aaron USA SM

2334 Morrison William USA FM

2325 Daggupati Balaji USA FM

2318 Santarius Erik USA FM

2261 Wang Justin USA NM

2260 Colas Joshua USA FM

2254 Woojin Yoo Christopher USA FM

2249 Guo Arthur USA FM

2204 Betaneli Alexander USA FM

2181 Black James USA NM

2172 Baginskaite Camilla USA WGM

2156 Arvind, C.J. Jayaraman India FM

2137 Easton Jack USA NM

2111 Kannan Venkat India

2107 Eckert Doug USA FM

2098 Voelker James USA

2087 Cervantes Thalia USA WFM

2057 Polgar-Shutzman Tom USA

2018 Swindell Shawn USA

2002 Gosdin Kaleb USA

1944 Mercado Mendoza Luisa Colombia WFM

1884 Mathur Rithwik USA NM

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