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Twin Ports Open 2017

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6th Annual TWIN PORTS OPEN 12-13 August 2017

Over $4,000 in prizes projected + U1200 with trophy & cash prizes! Barkers Island Resort & Conference Center, 300 Marina Drive Superior, WI 54880 International Master John Bartholomew, Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky, and Woman Grandmaster Camilla Baginskaite are all confirmed to play!

Friday Night GM Yermolinsky VS. IM Bartholomew Chess 960 Consultation Match: Former U.S. Champion Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky and International Master / YouTube sensation John Bartholomew will lead two competing teams in an interactive consultation Chess 960 (Fischer Random) match beginning at 6:30pm at Barkers Island the night before the tournament, Friday August 11. Registration for the Consultation Match is 6:00pm – 6:15pm and is $10 on site. Prizes will be awarded for members of Team Yermolinsky and Team Bartholomew!

Saturday & Sunday Tournament Game Analysis with NM Dane Mattson: National Master Dane Mattson, ranked top 1% in the USA, will provide free game analysis starting at 3pm & 8pm on Sat and 11am Sun. Prizes will be awarded for best games.

Open: Entry fee is $70 by 7 August, $80 on site. Prize fund is (based on 40 participants) 1st $1,200, 2nd $600, 3rd $300; U2200 $150; U2000 $150; Scott Kittsley Upset Trophy.

Reserve (U1800): Entry fee is $60 by 7 August, $70 on site. Prize fund is (based on 40 participants)

1st $700 + Anarae Schunk Memorial Trophy, 2nd $350, 3rd $150; U1600 $120; U1400 $120; U1200 Trophy.

Bantam (U1200): Entry fee is $50 by August 7, $60 on site. Prize fund is (based on 20 participants) 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies for the top 1st-3rd Elementary students, 1st-3rd Junior high school students, and the top 1st-3rd High school students.

All of the above: Five games, Swiss pairings. Time Control (note round 1 different from remaining rounds): Round 1 is game in 60 minutes plus 30 second increment; Rounds 2-5 game in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment. Registration Sat 9:00- 10:00am. Rounds: Sat 10:30-2-7; Sun 10-3. USCF membership is required. Advanced entries can be made online at www.onlineregistration.cc or mailed: Dane Zagar 4454 Maki Rd, Brookston, MN 55711. Checks payable to: Twin Ports Open.

Hotel: Barkers Island Resort is just across the bridge from Duluth and sits directly on Lake Superior! All Rooms include two beds and windows that view the lake. Friday & Saturday $159 chess rate; $84 on Sunday at Barkers Island Resort, contact the hotel directly for reservations. Tel.: (715)-392-7152, ask for the Chess Block of Rooms! Our block of rooms is held until July 1. After July 1, it will be extremely hard to find a room, so book early!

Questions: Please contact Dane Zagar with any questions or concerns.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: (218)-409-5678

Location : Barkers Island Resort, Superior, Wisconsin.
Contact : Dane Zagar; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dane Mattson; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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