UMBC Open – Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament.

Baltimore, Maryland

Event Overview

March 2-3. 2024    

UMBC Open – Alvin S. Mintzes Chess Tournament.

5SS, G/90, +30incr. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor). 

Held concurrently with Maryland “Sweet 16” (Invitational) - winner to receive in-state fixed-dollar tuition scholarship to UMBC. 

Open: (All) $$1650: $500-400-300 Gtd., Class prizes $150 ea. to top U2300, U2100, U1900. Free ent. to GMs.

U1800: (U1800/Unr.) $$1275 b/40: $400-300-200, Class prizes $125 ea. to top U1600, U1400, U1200 (b/4). No Unr. player may win more than $200 in this section. All: EF: $55. Reg: 8:30-9:30am Sat., Rds: 10-3-7:30pm Sat, 10:30-3:30pm Sun.

Byes: Up to three 1/2-pt. byes avail. in Rds. 1-5 if req’d at least 1 hr. before Rd. (before Rd 2 for any Rd. 4-5 bye), but only at most one 1/2-point bye in Rds 4-5.

HR: La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1734 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090, 410-859-2333, (From I-95, take Exit 47A onto I-195 towards BWI Airport. Take Exit 2A onto 295 north towards Baltimore; take first exit, bearing right onto West Nursery Road.)  Directions to UMBC: Take Exit 47B off I-95 & follow signs to UMBC.  Park in Commons Drive garage.  Ent: Register online at (email questions to For more information:


University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore (in Commons, 3rd floor)
Baltimore, MD 21250
United States

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

Organizer Overview

UMBC/Maryland Chess Association