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Events
Events
2024 Michigan Bottom Half Class Championships
12 Oct
Sat, Oct 12 - Sun, Oct 13
09:30am - 07:00pm
Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor
2900 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103, United States

 

Directions:

Hotel Rate: $139 + tax by September 11, 2024
Online Reservation Link: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham-garden/ann-arbor-michigan/wyndham-garden-ann-arbor/overview
- Select "Special Rates" then in the dropdown menu, select the option for "Group Code" and type "101124MIC" in the box. Be sure to update for the correct dates. Or call 734-665-4444 to reserve a room,
- Full Hot Breakfast included in Room Rate.

Format:

5-SS
Top 1900+ (Top 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.

Printable Flier: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Alm73Gd93_YsVqs8Kir9K--pTbNKnUag/view?usp=drive_link

Time Control:

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Players must arrive within 60 minutes after the round start time or be forfeited and withdrawn from event.

U900/Unr: G/30;d5

Rounds:

Top, 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 October 10. All entry fees paid after, add $10 more.
Top: $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

Registration:

Online: https://onlineregistration.cc/
Mail: Jeff Aldrich, P.O. Box 40, Flint MI 48501;
Make Checks Payable to MCA

Prizes:

$2575 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND
Top 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

Contact:

Jeff Aldrich
810-955-7271
jeffchess64@gmail.com
https://www.michess.org/

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