OTB 2020 SPICE Cup at an amazing new venue ($15,500 guaranteed)!

Susan Polgar

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
US CHESS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 200 (ENHANCED)

For your safety, masks are required! Social distancing will be observed, and temperatures will be checked before each round. Pieces and boards will be sanitized after each game.

October 20-25, 2020

14th Annual SPICE Cup Open

9SS, G/90 + inc/30

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Chesterfield
16625 Swingley Ridge Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Tennis (9 indoor courts and 6 outdoor courts), Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Indoor Basketball/Volleyball, Full Service Health Club, Walking Trails, and much more…

$15,500 in prizes - all guaranteed. GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms possible

One Section, minimum 2000 rating FIDE or 2199+ USCF

FIDE ratings will be used for pairings and prizes

Prizes: $5000-3000-2000-1500-1000

Top U2450: $400-200-100

Top U2300: $400-200-100

Special prizes (which can be won in addition to place or class prize):

Top Woman / Top Junior (born after 1/1, 2005) / Top Senior (born before 1/1, 1970): $300-200 each category

Brilliancy prize: $100

Limited free hotel accommodation at event hotel for 2500+ GMs

All equipment (Sets, Boards, Clocks) provided

EF: Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs (must complete all 9 rounds - No money will be deducted from prizes - Maximum 2 byes for non-titled players).

Foreign FIDE-rated players/US FIDE Masters/US players 2300+ FIDE $100 by 9/15, $125 by 10/13, $150 later or on onsite

US players 2200-2299 FIDE, $150 9/15, $175 by 10/13, $200 later or on onsite

US players 2100-2199 FIDE, $200 9/15, $225 by 10/13, $250 later or on onsite

US players 2000-2099 FIDE, $300 9/15, $350 by 10/13, $400 later or on onsite

Schedule: Registration ends Tuesday at 2pm

Rounds: 10/20 5pm, 10/21 & 22 10am & 5pm, 10/23 5pm, 10/24 10am & 5pm, 10/25 10am

HR: $99 Doubles/$104 Kings (Hotel Chess rate will be available until Oct 19th ) with breakfast, internet & parking. Many area restaurants, Chesterfield Mall, and 2 Huge Outlet Malls are within 1-2 miles from hotel.

Web page address is:

Group Name: CHESS WEEKEND: SPICE CUP
Group Code: CHE
Hotel Name: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis - Chesterfield
Hotel Address: 16625 Swingley Ridge Road
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
Phone Number: 6365325000

Entries: Webster University SPICE c/o Anna Wyzywany, 314-246-8075, chess@webster.edu
470 E Lockwood Ave St. Louis, MO 63119.

Policies for Bye

• Players may request a half-point bye in rounds 1-7. Byes must be requested by the beginning of the previous round. Players requesting a bye after the round has started will be given a Zero-point bye. Example A: If a player wants a bye in round 3, they must request the bye in round 2. If player failed to request before the start of the previous round and instead requested a bye for round 3 during round 2 or at the end of round 2 player will be given a Zero-point bye. • Byes requested for round 8 or 9 will be Zero points.

COVID-19 Exception If a player fails temperature check two consecutive times or is showing signs of COVID-19 in round 1-7, they will receive a forfeit for that round and have the option to receive a half a point bye in the following rounds while go to receive a COVID-19 Test and wait for results. If the result is negative, the player may resume the tournament. If the player does not take a COVID-19 test, they will be removed from the tournament for all other participants' safety. If players fail temperature check or are showing signs of COVID-19 round 8-9, the same rules apply except for half-point byes; the player will receive zero-point bye in rounds 8-9.

Here are some photos of the available amenities at the new SPICE Cup hotel venue: