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2023 Michigan Open
01 Sep
Fri, Sep 01 - Mon, Sep 04
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Courtyard by Marriott
11 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503, United States



7-SS: Open (1800+ or with Play Up Fee), Reserve (under 1800 or Unrated)
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 be Senior 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. Byes are requests to not play that round, do not select during registration if you wish to play all games.

USCF membership required. MCA membership required for Michigan residents.
Both memberships can be purchased on the tournament registration website. Purchasing USCF memberships during registration benefits the MCA.
September USCF Rating Supplement will be used for section eligibility, pairings, and prizes

Time Control:

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Players in must arrive within 60 minutes of start time for round or be forfeited and withdrawn from event.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


4-day: Rd 1: 9/1 7:00pm, Rd 2: 9/2 10:00am
3-day: Rd 1: 9/2 9:30am, Rd 2: 9/2 12:30pm
Combined: Rd 3: 9/2 7:00pm, Rd 4: 9/3 10:00am, Rd 5: 9/3 6:00pm, Rd 6: 9/4 9:30am, Rd 7: 9/4 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 29.
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 8/29.
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


2023 Michigan Speed Championship (USCF Blitz Rules) will be held on Saturday, September 2. Details can be found at:

Room Rate: $129 by 7/31/2023, after if space available
Overnight Guests of the Hotel can park in the adjacent parking ramp with a discounted parking rate of $10/night for self-parking. For other parking options, visit
Phone: 1-877-901-6632 Ask for Michigan Open Chess Championships 2023
Online Reservations:

MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 4:00pm Sunday, September 3. MCA members, make your voice heard!
Includes Elections for Officers – Note that MCA Bylaws require voting members be at least 16 years old and in good standing for 30 days prior to the meeting (August 4)

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