OleChess Summer Chess Tournament

OleChess Summer Tournament
July 20, 2019

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.

The tournament is 4 rounds, with a time control of G/61 with a 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 am – 9:45 am.

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

Refund Policy: Written cancellations (post or email) received two weeks prior to tournament date will receive a refund less $5. No refunds are given within two weeks of tournament date.

Open Section

Entry fee: $40 by 5:00 pm July 18th, at 5:00 pm $50 online thereafter; on-site $50 cash or check. One half-point bye available for any round except round 4.

Open Section Prizes:
$1,050 prizes based on 30 entries, minimum 2/class: $250-$175-$125-$100.
Class X, A, B, C/Below/Unrated: $100

Reserve Section (Open to Players under 1400)

Entry Fee:  $25 online by 5:00 pm July 18 at 5:00 pm, $40 online thereafter; on-site $40 cash or check. One half-point bye available for any round except round 4.

Reserve Section Prizes: $500 prizes based on 30 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

Track all advanced entries here. Coming soon!

Advanced tournament fee is non-refundable after July 18.

You may pre-order lunch using online registration, or 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