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SPICE Cup Open 2014

The 2014 SPICE Cup Open is scheduled to take place from 21st to 26th October at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

The 9-round Swiss open is sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation.

The event offers the prize fund of $13,000 guaranteed (up from $11,000 last year) and the possibility to earn FIDE title norms.

Last year winners were Alexander Ipatov and Kayden Troff.

SPICE Cup Open 2014

U/2400 FIDE $500-$250-$125
U/2300 FIDE $500-$250-$125
Top Female $500-$250

Limited to first 50 entries (Free entry to all players FIDE > 2300)
Limited FREE hotel accommodation (double occupancy) at the Crowne Plaza available to foreign Grandmasters.

Entry fees:
Free entry to all GMs, IMs, WGMs and all FIDE rated players over 2300 (must complete all 9 rounds), if registered by September 30, 2014. $50 later or on site.
$150 to FIDE 2200-2299, $200 to FIDE U-2200 if received by September 30, 2014. Additional $50 later or on site.

Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel 7750 Carondelet Ave, St Louis, MO 63105 (FREE shuttle from the Lambert–St. Louis International Airport) $109/night, FREE Breakfast/Internet.
For reservations guests can call directly to 314-726-5400 or 1-800-439-5719
Group Name is SPICE Cup or on line at Crown Plaza Hotel.
Group Code is SPZ

Send entries to:
Webster University – SPICE
470 E. Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119

Questions or registration for titled players: Email: or call 314-246-8075

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