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2024 Michigan Open
30 Aug
Fri, Aug 30 - Mon, Sep 02
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Radisson Hotel Detroit Southfield
26555 Telegraph Rd
Southfield, MI, 48033, United States



Hotel Room:
Room Rate: 1 King Bed $99+tax or 2 Double Beds $109+tax by 8/14/2024, after if space available
Phone: 248-358-7600 Ask for 2024 Michigan Open State Championship rate
Reservation Link:


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

Printable Flier:

Time Control:

Open/Reserve 4-day: G/100+30 (scorekeeping required for entire game)
Players in must arrive within 60 minutes after start time for round or be forfeited and withdrawn from event.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: 8/30 7:00pm, Rd 2: 8/31 10:00am
3-day: Rd 1: 8/31 9:30am, Rd 2: 8/31 12:30pm
Combined: Rd 3: 8/31 7:00pm, Rd 4: 9/1 10:00am, Rd 5: 9/1 6:00pm, Rd 6: 9/2 9:30am, Rd 7: 9/2 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 27.
Open: $65 for 4-day, $66 for 3-day, $80 after 8/27. U18: $5 discount.
Reserve: $55 for 4-day, $56 for 3-day, $70 after 8/26. U18: $5 discount.
Booster: $35, $45 after 8/27.
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 8/27, $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 10 Overall; U1000: 1st and 2nd; U800: 1st and 2nd; U600 1st and 2nd; U400 1st and 2nd; Unrated 1st and 2nd


Jeff Aldrich


Aug 31: 2024 MICHIGAN SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP - See separate listing for details
MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 4:00pm Sunday, September 1. MCA members, make your voice heard!
Includes Elections for Board Members – 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 2)

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