Midwest Open

2017 Midwest Open

PRIZE FUND INCREASED
1st Prize $400!!!

January 13-14, 2018
Omaha Comfort Inn & Suites, 72nd & I-80

A Nebraska State Chess Association 2017 POY Event

Please note that there will also be a 2018 Midwest Open. This is the 2017 edition – we couldn’t get the hotel space until January 2018!!!

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5-SS.  Time control: G/90+30inc.  January 13th & 14th 2018  at the Omaha Comfort Inn & Suites Central, 7007 Grover Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68106.  Phone 402-934-4900.

Hotel Rates: Special chess room rate of $84/night (2 queen or king) includes breakfast.  Book by January 5th.  (Mention ‘Midwest Open’ or when you call.)  The Comfort Inn & Suites is located just off Exit 449 on Interstate 80 (the I-80 and 72nd St exit).

PRIZE FUND HAS INCREASED: Prizes are based on 30 paid players: 1st now $400, 2nd now $200, 3rd $100, U1800 $100, U1500 $100.  Unrated ineligible for class prizes. Thanks to our anonymous donor for boosting the top two prizes and helping to promote chess in Nebraska!

Registration: 9 to 9:45am, Saturday January 13th.  Registration closes at 9:45am sharp; players can enter after 9:45am with a bye for round 1.

Entry fees: $45 postmarked by January 6th; juniors, seniors and out-of-state players deduct $5 from early entry fee.  $55 (cash only) for all players on-site.  FM / IM / GM all free.  USCF membership required.  Bring clocks, sets and boards; none provided.

Rounds: Saturday 10am, 2:30pm, 7:00pm.  Sunday 9am and 1:30pm.  Two byes allowed rounds 1-5; byes for rounds 1-4 must be requested at least one hour before round begins.  Byes for round 5 must be requested before round 4 begins.

Please note that any onsite announcements take precedence over this flyer.

Entries, questions and information: John Hartmann <jrhchess@gmail.com> 7522 Hascall St., Omaha, NE 68124.  Checks payable to John Hartmann.

PREREGISTERS as of 1/10 (includes those who have not paid yet):

Wall Chart. Midwest Open: Open
# Name/Rtng/ID
1 Bob Holliman
2205 10364833 (1998)
2 Ying Tan
2015 15757048 (1793)
3 Steven J Cusumano
1955 15197583 (1838)
4 Kiri Belashchenko
1915 16219062
5 Tony Dutiel
1891 12602486 (1824)
6 Sho Glashausser
1841 15326071 (1438)
7 Ankith Sheshappa
1807 15229575 (1587)
8 Cael Dou Province
1783 15586913 (1349)
9 Nicholas Lacroix
1778 14455638 (1621)
10 John Davidson
1740 15201946 (1672)
11 Sameeth Sheshappa
1724 15229560 (1591)
12 David Sayler
1721 12616509 (1538)
13 Ian Vaughn Koeppe
1696 14964667 (1627)
14 David T Raines
1692 12531449 (1638)
15 Ryan Duan
1685 14461763 (1146)
16 Susanna Marks
1499 15139348 (1187)
17 Kenneth Wertheim
1350 16553941
18 Ryland A O’Hanlon
1283 15724494 (1167)
19 Steven Duan
1205 15388611 (1033)
20 Hannah Marks
1153 15139354 (977)
21 Chet Marks
1100 15139292 (966)
22 Sophie Tan
807 15734491 (806)
23 Isabella Tan
638 15734470 (636)

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