2022 SPICE Cup Open

2022 SPICE Cup Open 

US Chess Junior Grand Prix! 

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 200 (Enhanced) 

December 18–23, 2022 
16th Annual SPICE Cup Open 
9SS, G/90 + inc/30 


Advance EntriesSPICE Cup 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis - Chesterfield 
16625 Swingley Ridge Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017 

Tennis (9 indoor courts and 6 outdoor courts), Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Indoor Basketball/Volleyball, Full-Service Health Club, Walking Trails, and much more… 

$16,500 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: $500-250  
Top U2300: $500-250 


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

  • Top Woman: $1,000-500-200

  • Top Junior (born after 1/1/2007): $500-200 

  • Brilliancy prize: $100 

Limited free hotel accommodation at event hotel for 2500+ GMs and 2300+ WGMs 
All equipment (Sets, Boards, Clocks) provided 

Anti-cheating measures in place


Entry Fee: 

  • Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs (must complete all 9 rounds, otherwise $200 will be deducted from prizes). 

  • Foreign FIDE-rated players/US FIDE Masters/US players 2300+ FIDE: $100 by 10/15, $125 by 11/15, $150 later 

  • US players 2200-2299 FIDE: $150 by 10/15, $175 by 11/15, $200 later 

  • US players 2100-2199 FIDE: $200 by 10/15, $225 by 11/15, $250 later 

  • US players 2000-2099 FIDE: $300 by 10/15, $350 by 11/15, $400 later 



Register online by Clicking Here or send registration form and payment to: Webster University SPICE, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119.  

Maximum capacity is 80. Registration will stay open until capacity is reached or 12/18 12pm(noon) CT. No onsite registration. 

For further information, email Annastasia Wyzywany at chess@webster.edu or call 314-246-8075. 



12/18 5 pm, 12/19 & 20 10 am & 5 pm, 12/21 5pm, 12/22 10 am & 5 pm, 12/23 10 am 


Policies for Byes: 

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 November 25th) including FREE breakfast, internet & parking. Many area restaurants, Chesterfield Mall, and 2 Huge Outlet Malls are within 1-2 miles from hotel. For reservations call the hotel at 636-532-5000 and reference Chess Weekend: SPICE Cup or use Booking Link


Important notice for prize winners: 

As the tournament falls on the holiday season, all prizes will be paid within 8 weeks after the conclusion of the tournament.

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 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 the withheld tax.

Friday, December 23, 2022 at 10:00am

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chesterfield  16625 Swingley Ridge Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017 

Event Type

President's Office, Chess (SPICE), Community, Promo, Chancellor's Office, Community Engagement


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