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 two sections, 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.

Open Section

Standard Entry fee: (eligible for prizes): $40 by 5 pm July 22nd, $50 onsite (cash only). 1 bye available for any round except round 4. Non-prize-eligible entry fee (available to OleChess Camp participants only): $5/game cash only onsite; director will award points for unplayed games in a way to create reasonable pairings.

Prizes:
$1050 prizes based on 30 standard entries, minimum 2/class: $250-$175-$125-$100.
Class X, A, B, C/Below/Unrated: $100

Reserve Section (Open to Players under 1400)

Standard Entry Fee: (eligible for prizes): $25 online by 5pm July 22nd, $40 onsite (cash only). 1 bye available for any round except round 4. Non-prize-eligible entry fee (available to OleChess Camp participants only): $5/game onsite; director will award points for unplayed games in a way to create reasonable pairings.

Reserve Section Prizes: $500 prizes based on 30 standard entries, minimum  2/class: $150-$125-$75-$50. Class E, F/UNR: $50. Also (overlapping prizes): plaques to top 5, medals to next 10.

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