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Western Open | G/60 State Championship
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2024 Western Open | 2024 WI G/60d5 Championship

The Western Open was last held in 2007 in Milwaukee, WI by the Milwaukee Chess Foundation. Before it discontinued, the Western Open was Wisconsin's longest-running annually-held chess tournament and was believed to be the second-oldest continuing tournament in the country after the U.S. Open. During the 1950s, this tournament attracted the likes of World Champion and Grandmaster Bobby Fischer; be a part of history and join us in reviving this legendary tournament!

This event is sanctioned by the Wisconsin Chess Association as the official Wisconsin G/60 State Championship.

Date: June 15, 2024

Location: UWM Student Union, 2200 E Kenwood Bvld, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Format: Four Round G/60d5 Swiss Tournament

Round Times: 10 AM, 1 PM, 3:30 PM, 6 PM | 1 Half Point Bye Allowed, Unlimited 0 Point Byes Allowed

Sections: Open, U1500 Reserve, U1000 Novice

Entry Fees: $15 for current university students, $30 by May 15, $45 regular, $60 on-site

Prizes: $1000 Prize Fund based on 80 entries (ties will mean prizes are split under USCF rules)

  • $250 to Open 1st Place, WI G/60d5 Champion Trophy to top WI player
  • $125 to Open 2nd Place
  • $75 to Open 3rd Place
  • $60 to Top U1800/Unrated in Open
  • $125 to U1500 1st Place, Trophy
  • $75 to U1500 2nd Place
  • $50 to U1500 3rd Place
  • $40 to Top U1200/Unrated in U1500 Reserve
  • $100 to U1000 1st Place, Trophy
  • $50 to U1000 2nd Place
  • $30 to U1000 3rd Place
  • $20 to Top U600/Unrated in U1000 Novice

Entries: Registration is done on KingRegistration

Refunds: Contact tournament organizer at least one day before the event. Entry fees less KingRegistration processing fees will be guaranteed refunded

All minors attending must be accompanied by a supervising adult: a parent, a guardian, or a coach authorized by the minor’s school to supervise the minor. The supervising adult must remain with the minor at all times during the event, per UWM policy on Minor Protection & Adult Leadership.

This is a Wisconsin Tour event!

Location UWM Student Union, Milwaukee, WI