$10,000 Up for Grabs at the US Championship Blitz Open
April 19, 2010
benmoneyflylead.jpgFans of the 2010 U.S. Chess Championship are invited to play with the best in a $10,000 Open Blitz tournament held on Monday, May 24, at the Khorassan Ballroom in the Chase Park Plaza. The $10,000 purse is unconditionally guaranteed! 

The U.S. Championship Blitz Open will feature a $7,000 prize fund in the Open section and a $3,000 prize fund in the reserve, U2000 section. The nine-round Swiss will begin at 8 p.m. and will feature a game-in-five-minute (G/5) format. Pre-register at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis until 6:30 p.m the day of the tournament. On-site registration is available at the Khorassan Ballroom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

The entry fee is waived for GMs, $50 for non-annual club members and $40 for annual members.

The timing of the Blitz Open is perfect for making a weekend out of it to watch the 2010 US Championship Quad Final. Live onsite commentary will feature GM Maurice Ashley and WGM Jennifer Shahade. See full details on the blitz below: 

Date/Time: 
Monday, May 24, 2010 - 8:00pm
Annual Member Entry Fee: 
$40
Standard Entry Fee: 
$50
Tournament Format: 
Swiss
Number of Rounds: 
9
Registration End Time: 
7:45 pm
Time Control: 
G/5
Total Prize Fund: 
$10,050
Prize Fund Breakdown: 

Two Sections: Open & Reserve (U2000) PF: $10,050

Open: 1st-7th: $2000 - 1200 - 800 - 500 - 250 - 150 - 100

U2400: 1st-3rd: $500 - 250 - 150

U2200: 1st-3rd $500 - 250 - 150

Upset Prize: $200

Total: $7,000

Reserve (U2000): 1st-4th: $1,000 -600 - 400 - 250

U1700: 1st-2nd $300 - 150

U1400: 1st-2nd $200 - 100

Unrated: $50

Total: $3050

Round Start Times: 
Round 1 8pm, 2-9, TBD

Entries & Information: 
(314) 361-CHESS (2437) or info@saintlouischessclub.org or 4657 Maryland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108.
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