SPICE Cup Open

Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis - Chesterfield

Event Overview

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


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…

$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



$5000-3000-2000-1500-1000 Top U2450: $500-250 Top U2300: $500-250


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

· Top Woman / Top Junior (born after 1/1/2007): $500-200 each category

· Brilliancy prize: $100

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

Top 6 boards of each round will be broadcasted online


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 9/30, $125 by 10/31, $150 later

· US players 2200-2299 FIDE: $150 by 9/30, $175 by 10/31, $200 later

· US players 2100-2199 FIDE: $200 by 9/30, $225 by 10/31, $250 later

· US players 2000-2099 FIDE: $300 by 9/30, $350 by 10/31, $400 later



Register online at Webster.edu/SPICE or send registration form and payment to: Webster University SPICE, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119.

Maximum capacity is 60. 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.


Important notice for prize winners:

All prizes will be paid within 4 weeks after 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.


16625 Swingley Ridge Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017
United States

Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Webster University
Email: chess@webster.edu
Phone: 3142468075