2016 SPICE Cup
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Free Entries to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, 2300+, Etc.
Sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation
St. Louis, Missouri
October 17–22, 2016
GM/IM norm opportunity – Minimum rating (FIDE) 2100
Limited to first 50 entries. October 2016 rating will be used.
Time Control: G/90 + 30 second increment from move 1
Prizes: $15,000 guaranteed
U/2400 FIDE $500-$250-$125
U/2300 FIDE $500-$250-$125
Top Woman $500-$250
Limited FREE hotel accommodation (double occupancy) at the Clayton Plaza Hotel available to foreign GMs.
Entry Fees: Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, FIDE rated players over 2300, and all foreign players with 2100+ FIDE (must complete all 9 rounds), if registered by September 30, 2016. $50 later or on site. The rating minimums are to be met at the time of registration (or at any time starting April 2016 until the start of the tournament).
$100 to FIDE 2200-2299, $200 to FIDE U-2200 if received by September 30, 2016. Additional $50 later or on site.
Venue: Clayton Plaza Hotel
7750 Carondelet Ave, St Louis, MO 63105 (FREE shuttle from the Lambert–St. Louis International Airport)
$109/night, FREE 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 CPP
Send entries to: Webster University – SPICE
470 E. Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119
Questions or registration for titled players: Email: email@example.com or call 314-246-8075
Maximum two 1/2 point byes allowed. Must declare before the start of round 2.
Monday, October 17
5 pm – Round 1
Tuesday, October 18
10 am – Round 2
5 pm – Round 3
Wednesday, October 19
10 am – Round 4
5 pm – Round 5
Thursday, October 20
5 pm – Round 6
Friday, October 21
10 am – Round 7
5 pm – Round 8
Saturday, October 22
10 am – Round 9
All Rounds played at the Clayton Plaza Hotel
The final field
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