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2023 Michigan Bottom Half Class Championships
11 Nov
Sat, Nov 11 - Sun, Nov 12
08:30AM - 07:00PM
Doubletree by Hilton Lansing (formerly Radisson)
111 N Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI, 48933, United States



Near the State Capitol in Downtown Lansing


Open (Open Section is also FIDE rated), U1900, U1700, U1500, U1300
U900/Unr: 1-Day Sat Only
Up to One Half-Point Bye Rounds 1-4. A Bye is a request to not play a round.
Must be a member of the US Chess Federation & Michigan Chess Association. (Members of other state associations OK)
Both Memberships can be purchased during online registration. Purchasing USCF through this system benefits MCA.

Time Control:

Open, U1900, U1700, U1500, U1300: G/90+30inc
Players must arrive within 60 minutes of start time for round or be forfeited and withdrawn from event.

U900/Unr: G/30;d5


Open, U1900, U1700, U1500, U1300:
Sat 10am, 2:30pm, 7pm; Sun 10am, 2:30pm

U900/Unr: 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm

Entry Fee:

Advance entries must be paid by November 9. All entry fees paid after, add $10 more.

Open: $55 (U18 $5 off), Free entry to GM, IM, FM, & 2200+, adv entry fee deducted from prize.
U1900, U1700, U1500, U1300: $45 (U18 $5 off)
Playing up one section allowed with $10 play up fee.

U900/Unr: $28


Mail: Jeff Aldrich, P.O. Box 40, Flint MI 48501;
Make Checks Payable to MCA


Open Section (GPP 15): 1st $500, 2nd $250, U2200: $125, U2000: $125
U1900 Section: 1st $175, 2nd $125, U1800 $75
U1700 Section: 1st $175, 2nd $125, U1600 $75
U1500 Section: 1st $175, 2nd $125, U1400 $75
U1300 Section: 1st $175, 2nd $125, U1200 $75, U1000 $75
State Champions (Top Michigan Resident): Awarded to all 2 day scheduled sections.
U900/Unr Section: Trophies to all with 4 points or more as Top Overall (min 5)
Top U800, Top 700, Top U600, Top 500, Top U400, Top U300, Top Unrated.
Trophies for all place-winners listed above


Jeff Aldrich


Hotel Rate: $129 + tax by October 20, 2023, after if space available.
Online Reservation Link: or Call 833-904-2206 & Use Code MCA for discounted rate
Let us know if you are staying at the hotel for the tournament.

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