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Events
Events
2023 Michigan Master/Expert & Class Championships
21 Jan
Sat, Jan 21 - Sun, Jan 22
8:00am - 7:00pm
Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
111 N Grand Ave
Lansing, MI, 48933, United States

 

Format:

NOTE
Players are not allowed to have cell phones (or smart watches) on their person during their games.

SITE
Radisson Hotel Lansing, 111 N. Grand Avenue (near the State Capitol in Downtown Lansing)
(517) 482-0188
DIRECTIONS: From East: I-496 to Grand Ave (Exit 7A), Right on Grand Ave.
From West: I-496 to Pine/Walnut Streets (Exit 6), Left on Grand Ave.

ROOM RATE
$119 + tax by December 30, 2022, after if space available.
www.radisson.com/lansingmi - Promotion Code: CHES23
Let us know if you are staying at the hotel for the tournament.

7 SECTIONS:
Master/Expert (FIDE Rated), A, B, C, D, E (U1200)
Novice (Sat only) U1000/Unrated

MEMBERSHIPS
Must be a member of the US Chess Federation & Michigan Chess Association. (Members of other state associations OK)

CLASS ELIGIBILITY
The most recent USCF rating supplement will be used for determining ratings. Players must play in the class in which their rating indicates. Unrated players must play in the Novice section. Players may request to play up in class (or unrated players may request being seeded into a class) if their recent tournament history shows achievement into that class. The tournament director must approve all requests and will assign a rating to the player within the rating window of that class.

Time Control:

M/X, Class Sections: G/90+30 (scorekeeping required for entire game)
Players in must arrive within 60 minutes of start time for round or be forfeited and
withdrawn from event.
Novice: G/30;d5

Rounds:

M/X, Class Sections: Sat 10am, 2:30pm, 7 pm; Sun 10am, 2:30pm
Novice: 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm

Entry Fee:

M/X: $60 (U18 $5 off), Free entry to GM, IM, FM, & 2200+, adv entry fee deducted from prize.
A, B, C, D, E: $50 (U18 $5 off)
Novice: $28
Advance entries must be paid by January 19. For entry fees paid after January 19, add $10 more.

Registration:

ADVANCE REGISTRATION
Online: https://onlineregistration.cc/
Note: Novice is listed separately on the online registration website.
Make Checks Payable to MCA.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION
Saturday (1/21): 8:00-9:00am

Prizes:

$4200 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND
Master/Expert (GPP 20): 1st $750, 2nd $350; Expert: $350 U2100: $200
Class A, B, C, D, E: 1st $230, 2nd $155; U1900/U1700/U1500/U1300/U1100: $125
Novice: Trophies to all with 4 points or more as Top Overall (min 5), Top U900, Top U800, Top U700, Top U600, Top U500, Top U4000, Top U300 ,Top Unrated.
State Champions (Top Michigan Resident): Master/Expert, Expert, and Each Class plus Novice.

Trophies for all place-winners listed above.

Contact:

Jeff Aldrich, P.O. Box 40, Flint MI 48501
(810) 955-7271
jeffchess64@gmail.com

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