The Twin Ports Open was created six years ago with the mission to provide high quality chess that can be enjoyed by everyone. International John Bartholomew has supported the Twin Ports Open all six years in the capacity of a featured player and special host – he has provided instructive lectures and high-quality simultaneous exhibitions – even once doing both during the same tournament! The Twin Ports Open has attracted such high-profile players as former U.S. Champion Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky, Grandmasters Bryan Smith and Mauricio Flores, and Woman Grandmaster Camilla Baginskaite. The Twin Ports Open isn’t only about attracting world-class chess competitors – the Reserve section boasts a first prize of $700 this year, and there is an U1200 section catered to scholastic players.
The sixth annual Twin Ports Open will be held in Superior, Wisconsin at Barker’s Island Resort and Conference center (just across the bridge from Duluth, Minnesota). Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky and International Master John Bartholomew will be adding a new event to the popular Friday night Twin Ports Open festivities – both players will be leading teams in a Fischer Random (Chess 960) match. Another new feature added to the Twin Ports Open perks will be free game analysis provided by National Master Dane Mattson on Saturday and Sunday. Twin Ports Open founder and Candidate Master Dane Zagar will be directing all three sections bringing his experience and reputation of running high-quality events to the 2017 Twin Ports Open.
Below are past results