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3rd Annual UMN Golden Gopher Open

September 23-24 $5000 Prizes Projected! • Simul • Lecture

Free entry for GMs, IMs, FMs, UMN Students and Staff! To register, go to https://onlineregistration.cc/UMTC/GGO17 The Chess Club at the University of Minnesota invites you to play in the 3rd Golden Gopher Open, on campus for the first time ever! Make sure to explore the beautiful St. Paul Campus, visit the UMN Raptor Center, and relax in the Game Room and Bowling Alley, open in the same building as the playing hall.

Site:
St. Paul Student Center, University of Minnesota - 2017 Buford Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
Open:
Entry Fee - $70 before 9/9/17, $80 after Prizes based on 40 paid entries - 1st $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $250; U2400, U2300, U2200, U2100, U2000, U1900 each $100
U1800:
Entry Fee - $55 before 9/9/17, $65 after Prizes based on 40 paid entries - 1st $600, 2nd $300, 3rd $150; U1700, U1600, U1500, U1400, U1300 each $100
U1200:
Entry Fee - $40 before 9/9/17, $50 after Prizes based on 25 paid entries- 1st $300, 2nd $150, 3rd $100; U1100, U1000 each $75
Unrated:
Entry Fee - $25 before 9/9/17, $35 after Prizes Guaranteed! - 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, 4th $50, 5th $50 USCF Membership Required - Free memberships available for UMN Students and Staff
Format for Open, U1800, U1200 (2-day section)
G/90, 5-second delay Saturday: 11:30am, 3:00pm, 6:30pm; Sunday: 11:30am, 3:00pm
Format for Unrated (1-day section)
G/30, 5-second delay Saturday: 11:30am, 12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:30pm
Hotels
A list of hotels near the St. Paul campus can be found at https://admissions.tc.umn.edu/visit/hotel.html. Many of these hotels offer free parking and a shuttle from the hotel to and from campus.
Parking
Free street parking is available around the St. Paul Student Center. Parking is also available in the Gortner Avenue Ramp, with a daily rate of $6.
IM Andrew Tang
will be giving a simul, free to all players, on Saturday at 10:15am. Note that the building is unlocked for us at 10:00am.
IM John Bartholomew
will be giving a lecture, free to both players and spectators, on Sunday at 10:15am. Note that the building is unlocked for us at 10:00am.
Important Information
Limit two half-point byes. No half-point byes given in last round. Bring your own sets and clocks, if possible. If elligible for a free entry (GMs, IMs, FMs, UMN Students and Staff), contact us directly to register. If elligible for free entry, entry fee will be deducted from prize. With any questions, email Saumik Narayanan at chess@umn.edu or call 952-388-9223. $5,000 prize!!!

Dates:
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Sunday, September 24, 2017
Location:
St. Paul Student Center, University of Minnesota - 2017 Buford Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

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