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2022 Michigan Open
02 Sep
Fri, Sep 02 - Mon, Sep 05
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
111 N Grand Ave
Lansing, MI, 48933, United States



7-SS: Open (1800+ or with Play Up Fee), Reserve (under 1800)
4-day and 3-day schedules available for Open & Reserve sections
Open Section FIDE Rated (4-day Time Control Games Only)
Chief TD for Open & Reserve Sections will beSenior TD Michael Schulte

8-SS: Booster (under 1200)
2-day schedule (Sat & Sun) for Booster section, NO Monday Games

Up to 2 Half-Points Byes in all rounds but the final round, Must request before Rd 4

Time Control:

Open/Reserve 4-day: G/100+30 (scorekeeping required for entire game)
Open/Reserve 3-day: Rounds 1&2, G/60;d10 then merge
Players in must arrive within 60 minutes of start time for round or be forfeited and withdrawn from event.
Booster (2-day): G/30;d5 (all games)


4-day: Rd 1: 9/2 7:00pm, Rd 2: 9/3 10:00am
3-day: Rd 1: 9/3 9:30am, Rd 2: 9/3 12:30pm
Rd 3: 9/3 7:00pm, Rd 4: 9/4 10:00am, Rd 5: 9/4 6:00pm, Rd 6: 9/5 9:30am, Rd 7: 9/5 3:00pm

Booster 2-day only: Same Schedule Both Days (Sat & Sun): 9:30am - 11:00am - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Entry Fee:

Advanced Entries must be received and paid by Tues, Aug 30.
Open: $65 for 4-day, $66 for 3-day, $80 after 8/30. U18: $5 discount.
Reserve: $55 for 4-day, $56 for 3-day, $70 after 8/30. U18: $5 discount.
Booster: $35, $45 after 8/30.
Open Section Play Up Fee: Players U1800 in Open section, add $15. Players recently over 1800 may request to have the play up fee waived.

Re-entry allowed for online advance price.
Free Entry to GM/IM/FM/2200+ when registering by 8/30, $65 EF deducted from prize.
Payment in advance by check made payable to MCA or by Credit Card/PayPal via PayPal. Be sure to specify schedule, and select correct entry fee!


Jeff Aldrich, P.O. Box 40, Flint, MI 48501, 810-955-7271,
On-Site: Fri 6:00-6:29pm, Sat 8:30-8:59am


$4500 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND: Trophies for all Place-Winners

OPEN: 1st $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $300. (30 Grand Prix Points); U2200: $250; U2100: $250; U2000: $250; U1900: $250.

RESERVE: 1st $375, 2nd $250, 3rd $175; U1600: $150; U1500: $150; U1400: $150; U1300: $150; U1200: $150; Unr: $150

BOOSTER (Trophies only): Top 5 Overall; U1000: 1st and 2nd; U800: 1st and 2nd; U600 1st and 2nd; U400 1st and 2nd; Unrated 1st and 2nd


Jeff Aldrich


MCA may be requiring masks for this event depending on the status of COVID-19 in the area. A decision will be made closer to the event. For more details, check out our COVID update page:
Players are not allowed to have cell phones (or smart watches) on their person during their games.

Printable Flyer:

Room Rate: $99 by 8/1/2022, after if space available
Temporary Self-Parking available for hotel guests, first come, first served basis. On Street Metered Park is free on weekends/holidays
Phone: (517) 482-0188 Ask for Michigan Chess Association room block
Online Reservations: - Promotion Code: MCA922

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