2021 SPICE Cup Open

2021 SPICE Cup Open

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 200 (Enhanced)

October 17–22, 2021
15th Annual SPICE Cup Open
9SS, G/90 + inc/30

Clayton Plaza Hotel
7750 Carondelet Ave, Clayton, MO 63105

Central Location in Downtown Clayton, Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Fitness Center, Business Center, and much more...


$15,500 in prizes - all guaranteed. GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms possible

One Section, minimum 2000 rating FIDE or 2199+ USCF
FIDE ratings will be used for pairings and prizes

 

Prizes:

$5,000-$3,000-$2,000-$1,500-$1,000
Top U2450: $400-$200-$100
Top U2300: $400-$200-$100

 

Special prizes (which can be won in addition to place or class prize):

  • Top Woman / Top Junior (born after 1/1, 2006) / Top Senior (born before 1/1, 1971): $300-$200 each category
  • Brilliancy prize: $100

Limited free hotel accommodation at event hotel for 2500+ GMs
All equipment (Sets, Boards, Clocks) provided

 

Entry Fee

  • Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs (must complete all 9 rounds - No money will be deducted from prizes).
  • Foreign FIDE-rated players/US FIDE Masters/US players 2300+ FIDE $100 by 8/31, $125 by 9/30, $150 later
  • US players 2200-2299 FIDE, $150 by 8/31, $175 by 9/30, $200 later
  • US players 2100-2199 FIDE, $200 by 8/31, $225 by 9/30, $250 later
  • US players 2000-2099 FIDE, $300 by 8/31, $350 by 9/30, $400 later

 

Registration:

Registration ends Friday Oct. 15 at 5 pm. No onsite registration.  For more information, email Annastasia Wyzywany at chess@webster.edu or call 314-246-8075 .

Scheduled Rounds:

10/17 5 p.m., 10/18 & 19 10 a.m. & 5 p.m., 10/20 5 p.m., 10/21 10 a.m. & 5 p.m., 10/22 10 a.m.

 

Policies:

  • COVID-19 Policies TBD based off local guidelines

 

  • Bye Policies

Players may request a half-point bye in rounds 1-7. Byes must be requested by the start of the previous round. Players requesting a bye after the previous round has started will be given a zero-point bye. Example A: If a player wants a bye in Round 3, they must submit their request for Round 3 bye by the start of Round 2. If player failed to request before the start of Round 2 and instead requested a bye for Round 3 during or at the end of Round 2, player will be given a zero-point bye. Maximum of two half-point byes allowed. Zero-point byes are available in any round. 

 

Hotel Rates:

$119 for King room or 2 Queens (Hotel Chess rate will be available until Sep 24) including FREE breakfast, internet & garage self-parking. For reservations call Clayton Plaza Hotel 314-726-5400, book online at www.cpclayton.com and use "SPI " code. Or use direct booking link  SPICE Cup.

 

Important notice for prize winners:

All prizes will be paid within 3 weeks after the tournament by checks or wire transfers. Prize checks are written only to the winners, not to third parties.

If you are a resident alien: Please complete Form W-9. If you have no US Social Security or Tax ID number, we must withhold and send to the IRS 30% of your prize.

If you are a non-resident alien: Please complete Form W-8BEN. We must withhold and send to the IRS 30% of your prize. If your country has a tax treaty with the United States and you have a US Social Security or Tax ID number, you may be able to avoid this withholding by submitting an IRS Form 8233 to us.

IF 30% OF YOUR PRIZE IS WITHHELD AND SUBMITTED TO THE IRS, you will receive a 1042 form in the following calendar year, no later than March. You may use this form to submit a tax return to the IRS, claim expenses, and attempt to recover some or all of the withheld tax.

Sunday, October 17 at 5:00pm

More dates through October 22, 2021

Clayton Plaza Hotel 7750 Carondelet Ave, Clayton, MO 63105

Event Type

Chess (SPICE), Promo

Categories

President's Office

Tags

Strategy, Competition, Tournament, chess

Website

https://webster.edu/spice/

Cost

Entry Fee • Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs (must complete all 9 rounds - No money will be deducted from prizes). • Foreign FIDE-rated players/US FIDE Masters/US players 2300+ FIDE $100 by 8/31, $125 by 9/30, $150 later • US players 2200-2299 FIDE, $150 by 8/31, $175 by 9/30, $200 later • US players 2100-2199 FIDE, $200 by 8/31, $225 by 9/30, $250 later • US players 2000-2099 FIDE, $300 by 8/31, $350 by 9/30, $400 later

Hashtag

#chess

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