The Missouri Grand Championship will be open to all players regardless of residency.
$10,000 will be awarded in prizes based on 120 fully paid entrees.
2 Sections- Major and Amateur.
Major Section (May 5th-9th)- 9 Rounds , 40/90, SD30; +30. USCF and FIDE Rated. Schedule: 5/5, 6:00pm. 6/5, 9:00am, 4:00pm. 7/5, 9:00am, 4:00pm. 8/5, 9:00am, 4:00pm. 9/5, 9:00am, 4:00pm. FIDE Norms can be won in this section. Players must of hit at least 2200 USCF or 2000 FIDE once before to be eligible to play in this section. GM's, IM's, and WGM's receive free entry.
Amateur Section (May 7th-9th)- 7 Rounds , G90/ +30. USCF Rated. Schedule: 7/5, 2:00pm, 7:00pm. 8/5, 9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm. 9/5, 9:00am, 2:00pm. This section is for U2300 USCF players strictly.
This event is closed to the first 140 players registered, make sure to register early to secure a spot. All players must bring a board and clock.
Event Location: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center ; 2601 S Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203.
Nearby Airport: Columbia Regional Airport
To book a hotel go to, https://reservations.travelclick.com/109226#/guestsandrooms , From there, select your dates (any night between 05/05/21 - 05/09/21). Select the "Add Code" drop down then select "Group Attendee". In the box below, enter the block code "BMANCHESS" then select "Add". Then choose "Select & Go To The Next Step". Reselect your dates then choose "Confirm Dates of Stay". From there, continue your booking as normal.
Covid Precautions: To ensure safety we will require all players to where a mask at all times. Masks will be provided but we encourage you to bring your own. We will also be providing gloves to anyone who wants them. After each round the boards will be sanitized.
Extra Information: Full event information is located on our website, BlakemanChess.com . Simply click on "Tournaments", and "Missouri Grand Championship"
Registration & Entry: Registration is available on our website, BlakemanChess.com . An updated entry list is also posted on the tournament page.
2601 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203