July 21-23 2017
St. Olaf College, Buntrock Commons, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN (50 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul)
US Chess Grand Prix Points: 20
Players must be 50 years old by July 21.
$5,000 b/80 paid entries
Unrated eligible for overall or U1300 prizes only.
- Overall: $1300-800-500
- U2200: $500-300
- U2000: $275-125
- U1800: $275-125
- U1600: $275-125
- U1300: $275-125
- Age group prizes: Plaque to top player in each age category: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.
Players may win both a cash award and an age award.
- $100 USPS or online by 6 pm July 7
- $110 USPS or online by 6 pm July 14
- $120 online until 6 pm July 20 and at door until 12:30 pm
Time Control and Playing Schedule
6SS, G/90+inc 30
- Friday 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
- Saturday 9:30 am & 3:00 pm
- Sunday 9:30 am & 3:00 pm
- One ½ point bye available for any round, must commit before end of round 2
- July supplement used
- Thursday evening GM Simul
- Saturday night blitz after round 4
- US Senior Open Awards banquet after round 6
- St. Olaf is offering a special $45 chess rate for a dorm single, $72 double. Online registration for dorm rooms will be available before 2/15.
- Country Inn and Suites, Northfield, MN, website, (800) 830-5222 or (507) 645-2958, $145 per night
- America’s Best Value Inn and Suites, Northfield, MN, website, (888) 315-2378 or (507) 663-0371, $105 per night
- Days Inn Faribault, Faribault, MN (14 miles), $89.95 per night, website, (507) 334-6835
- Boarders Inn & Suites, Faribault, MN (14 miles), website, (507) 334-9464, $121.40 per night
- Please reserve early
- Online at onlineregistration.cc after 2/15/2017
- By mail: Make checks payable and send to: Chess Weekend, 21694 Doud Ct., Frankfort, IL 60423
Make it your best week of chess ever with OleChess Camp!
July 16-21, OleChess camp will provide a week of quality instruction and practice led by some the world’s premier players and teachers. This residential camp offers six class options for youth and adult players of all ages and levels. The best part? OleChess Camp will seamlessly lead into the 2017 US Junior and Senior Opens.