2017 SPICE Cup Open | Webster University

2017 SPICE Cup Open

$16,500 Guaranteed–Free Entries to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, 2300+, Etc.

Sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation

St. Louis, Missouri
October 21–26, 2017

GM/IM norm opportunity – Minimum rating (FIDE) 2100
Limited to first 50 entries. October 2016 rating will be used.

Time Control

G/90 + 30 second increment from move 1

Prizes:

$16,500 guaranteed

$5,000-$3,000-$2,000-$1,500-$1,000-$500-$300
U/2400 FIDE $600-$400-$250-$150
U/2250 FIDE $400-$250-$150

Top Woman $500-$250 ( can win both open and women prize )
Top Senior $250 born after Dec 31, 1966 ( can win both open and senior prize )

Limited FREE hotel accommodation (double occupancy) at the Clayton Plaza Hotel available to foreign GMs.

Entry Fees:

Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, FIDE-rated players over 2300+, and all foreign players with 2100+ FIDE (must complete all 9 rounds), if registered by October 1, 2017. $100 later or on site. The rating minimums are to be met at the time of registration (or at any time starting June 2017 until the start of the tournament).

$100 to FIDE 2200-2299, $200 to FIDE U-2200 if received by September 30, 2017. Additional $50 later or on site.

Venue:

Clayton Plaza Hotel
7750 Carondelet Ave, St Louis, MO 63105 (FREE shuttle from the Lambert–St. Louis International Airport)
$109/night, FREE Hot Breakfast/Internet/Parking

For reservations guests should call 314-726-5400 and ask for "In House Reservations"
Group Name is SPICE Cup; Group Code is SPZ

Send entries to:

Webster University – SPICE
470 E. Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119

Questions or registration for titled players: Email: spice@webster.edu or call 314-246-8075

Schedule

Saturday, October 21
5 pm – Round 1

Sunday, October 22
10 am – Round 2
5 pm – Round 3

Monday, October 23
10 am – Round 4
5 pm – Round 5

Tuesday, October 24
5 pm – Round 6

Wednesday, October 25
10 am – Round 7
5 pm – Round 8

Thursday, October 26
10 am – Round 9

All Rounds played at the Clayton Plaza Hotel