The 2017 SPICE Cup Open, sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation, is scheduled to take place on 21-26th October at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The 9-round Swiss tournament is open to the players rated over 2100 FIDE and will provide opportunity for GM/IM norms. Time Control: G/90 + 30 second increment from move 1.
The total prize fund is $16,500 guaranteed.
U/2400 FIDE $600-$400-$250-$150
U/2250 FIDE $400-$250-$150
Top Woman $500-$250 (Can win both open + women prize)
Top Senior $250 (Born after December 31, 1966 – Can win both open + senior prize)
Limited FREE hotel accommodation (double occupancy) at the Clayton Plaza Hotel available to foreign GMs.
FREE to all players 2200+, and foreign players with 2100+ FIDE (must complete all 9 rounds), if registered by October 1, 2017. $100 later or on site. The rating minimums are to be met at the time of registration (or at any time starting June 2017 until the start of the tournament).
Send entries to:
Webster University – SPICE
470 E. Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119
Questions or registration for titled players: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-246-8075