US Junior Open

July 21-23 2017
St. Olaf College, Buntrock Commons, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN (50 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul)

Register Online: onlineregistration.cc

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
Sections and Prizes (based on age as of 1/1/17)

  • U21: First Prize: $500 cash plus entry in the 2018 US Jr Closed Championship.
    Plaques to top 5 overall.
    Plaque to top age 18, 17, 16, 15, U15.
  • U15: Trophies to top 10 overall.
    Trophies to top age 14, 13, 12, 11, U11.
  • U11: Trophies to top 10 overall.
    Trophies to top age 10, 9, 8, U8.
  • U8: Trophies to top 10 overall.
    Trophies to top age 7, 6, U6.
  • Team Prizes: Trophies to top 3 club or school teams in each section, top 3 scores will count toward team total.

Entry Fees

  • $60 USPS or online by 6 pm July 7
  • $70 USPS or online by 6 pm July 14
  • $80 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

Other Events

  • Thursday evening GM Simul
  • Saturday night blitz after round 4

Lodging

  • St. Olaf is offering a special $45 chess rate for a dorm single, $72 double.  Online registration for dorm rooms and meals on campus is available here.
  • 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

Other information

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.

Upcoming Events
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  • Monday Action Quads December 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Chess Castle of MN MONDAY: A three round robin (RR) format at Game in 30 minutes. (Game/30 delay 5 sec) You play players of comparable strength. Register from 6:30-7pm, and I will be doing the pairings right away, so we should be done by ten-thirty. Entry fee is $12 for members, $15 others. Prizes are $25 for 1st in…
  • Casual Night December 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Chess Castle of Minnesota, 1121 NE Jackson St #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413, United States TUESDAY: 6-10pm. A night of casual play where people gather to analyze games play Blitz (Game/5) and hang out. You should be able to get the basic information on the rules to get you started and ready for the other events. (Keeping score, using a clock, tournament rules, chess etiquette and how to say "Checkmate"…
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