OleChess Summer Chess Tournament

OleChess Summer Tournament
July 23, 2016

This chess tournament is OPEN to non-camper and campers alike!  The tournament is great for area players, or for players who will be in a day early. It is a one-day USCF event with prizes, but offering a reduced entry fee no-prize option for campers who are arriving during the day.

The tournament is 4 rounds, with a time control of G/61 with 5 second delay.

Location: St. Olaf College, Buntrock Commons, Black and Gold Ballroom, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057

Registration/Check-in: 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Rounds: 10:00 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:45 p.m. Round times for rounds 3 and/or 4 may be advanced if results permit.

Entry fee: Standard Entry Fee (eligible for prizes): $25 by July 16th, $40 on site (cash only). 1 bye available for any round except round 4. Non-prize-eligible entry fee (available to OleChess Camp participants only): $2/game by July 16th, $5/game on site; director will award points for unplayed games in a way to create reasonable pairings.

$1000 prizes based on 42 standard entries, minimum 2/class: $250-$150-$110-$70
Class X, A, B, C, D, E /Below/Unrated: $70
Trophies to top 3 school teams, top 3 scores from same school either this past school year or upcoming school year.

To register:  on-line form.

Advanced entries include National Master Ken Wallach and FIDE Master Kevin Bachler.  Track all advanced entries here.

Tournament fee is non-refundable after July 12.

Many restaurants are available within a 5 minute drive.

No smoking. No computers. The site is wheelchair accessible.

For more information: OleChess, summer@stolaf.edu, 507-786-3031

To become a USCF member, click here