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
Top U2450: $400-$200-$100
Top U2300: $400-$200-$100
Special prizes (which can be won in addition to place or class prize):
Limited free hotel accommodation at event hotel for 2500+ GMs
All equipment (Sets, Boards, Clocks) provided
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.
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.
$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
Monday, October 18 at 10:00am
Tuesday, October 19 at 10:00am
Wednesday, October 20 at 5:00pm
Thursday, October 21 at 10:00am
Friday, October 22 at 10:00am
Clayton Plaza Hotel 7750 Carondelet Ave, Clayton, MO 63105