2018 SPICE Cup Open | Webster University

2018 SPICE Cup Open

$16,500 Guaranteed–Free Entries to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, 2300+, and all foreign players with 2100+ FIDE

Sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation

St. Louis, Missouri
October 23–28, 2018

GM/IM/WGM/WIM norm opportunity – Minimum rating (FIDE) 2100
October 2018 rating list will be used. FIDE & USCF rated.

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
U/2250 FIDE $400–$250–$150

Top Woman $250–$150 (can win both open and women prize)
Top Senior 50 and older $250–$150 (born prior to January 1, 1968; can win both open and senior prize )

Top Junior 14 and under $250–$150 (born after to January 1, 2004; can win open, junior & women prize)

Limited FREE hotel accommodation (double occupancy) at the Clayton Plaza Hotel available to 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, 2018. $100 later or on site. The rating minimums are to be met at the time of registration (or at any time starting June 2018 until the start of the tournament).

$100 to FIDE 2200–2299, $200 to FIDE U–2200 if received by September 30, 2018. Additional $50 later or on site.

Send entries to:

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

Venue:

Clayton Plaza Hotel
7750 Carondelet Ave, St Louis, Mo. 63105 (FREE shuttle from the Lambert–St. Louis International Airport) $119/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), or online at www.cpclayton.com with the SCQ group code.

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

Schedule

Tuesday, October 23
5 pm – Round 1

Wednesday, October 24
10 am – Round 2
5 pm – Round 3

Thursday, October 25
10 am – Round 4
5 pm – Round 5

Friday, October 26
5 pm – Round 6

Saturday, October 27
10 am – Round 7
5 pm – Round 8

Sunday, October 28
10 am – Round 9

All Rounds played at the Clayton Plaza Hotel

Past Champions:

2007 GM Eugene Perelshteyn
2008 GMs Harikrishna Pentala, Alex Onischuk, Var Akobian
2009 GMs Yuriy Kuzubov, Dmitry Andreikin, Rauf Mamedov
2010 GM Alex Onischuk
2011 GM Le Quang Liem
2012 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – GM Ray Robson (Open Champ)
2013 GMs Alexander Ipatov, Kayden Troff
2014 GM Illia Nyzhnyk
2015 GM Le Quang Liem
2016 GMs Sam Sevian, Ray Robson
2017 GMs Lazaro Bruzon, Yuniesky Quesada, Dariusz Swiercz