9th Annual TWIN PORTS OPEN June 12-14, 2020
$5,800 in prizes projected + U1200 with trophy & cash prizes!
IM John Bartholomew and GM Bryan Smith are confirmed to play!
UWS Yellowjacket Union, 1605 Catlin Ave, Superior, Wisconsin 54880
Open: USCF rated: Entry fee: $95 by 5/1/20, $110 by 6/1/20, $125 by 12pm 6/12/20; $140 onsite. Prize fund: 1st $1,400, 2nd $700, 3rd $350, U2400 $250, U2200 $250, U2000 $250 Scott Kittsley Upset Trophy (based on 45).
Reserve (U1800): Entry fee: $80 by 5/1/20, $90 by 6/1/20, $100 by 12pm 6/12/20; $110 onsite
Prize fund: 1st $1,000 + Anarae Schunk Memorial Trophy, 2nd $500, 3rd $250, U1600 $200, U1400 $200 (based on 45) Reserve + Bantam USCF rated only.
Bantam (U1200): Entry fee: $55 by 5/1/20, $60 by 6/1/20, $65 by 12pm 6/12/20; $70 onsite
1st $250, 2nd $120, 3rd $80, Top Unrated $60 + Trophies for the top 1st - 3rd K-5 students, 1st - 3rd 6th - 8th grade students, and 1st - 3rd 9th - 12th grade students (based on 20).
Schedule: Five games, Swiss pairings for all sections. Bantam only two-day option.
Three-day option: (Open & Reserve): All games 90 minutes + 30 second increment.
Onsite Registration Friday 5:30pm - 6:30pm Rounds: Fri 7pm; Sat 1pm-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm.
Two-day option: (All sections): Round 1 Game 60 minutes, 5 second delay Sat 10am, then merge with 3-day Round Two at 1pm.
Onsite Registration: Saturday 8:30am - 9:30am. Advanced entries can be made online at www.onlineregistration.cc or mailed: Dane Mattson 2629 E. 4th St. Superior, WI 54880
Checks payable to: Twin Ports Open; Must be postmarked by June 1st.
Special Rules: Timeforfits after 30 minutes. Unrated players can play in all sections but can only win the following: Unrated in Bantam or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the Open (non-class prizes).
UWS Residence Hall Rentals: Single or Double Rooms w/twin beds available; $20 per adult, $13.50 per youth (under 18 years old). No A/C, bring fan, toiletries. Basic pillows and blankets provided. Check in at the UWS Yellowjacket Union. Registration opens March 1st.
Questions / registration: Contact Residence Life Office (715) 394-8438
Monday, June 15th “Twin Ports Open After Party” with IM John Bartholomew
Twin Ports Chess Club (1527 Tower Ave. Superior, WI 54880) opens at 5:30 pm. Interactive lecture by IM John Bartholomew at 6pm. Entry fee is $20 for lecture and blitz tournament - proceeds contribute to Twin Ports Open expenses.
Twin Ports Blitz Championship: After IM Bartholomew’s special event, join us for our annual blitz championship. Registration at 6:45pm; Round 1 7pm; IM John Bartholomew is playing!
2020 WCA Tour Leaders
State Champion: Erik Santarius