The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is happy to announce our first-ever GM norm tournament. Participants from around the country will compete for the chance to earn norms toward their GM title.
|Tuesday, Nov 29||4:00pm||Opening Ceremony (Open to the Public)|
|Wednesday, Nov 30||11:00am||Round 2|
|Thursday, Dec 1||11:00am||Round 4|
|Friday, Dec 2||11:00am||Round 6|
|Saturday, Dec 3||11:00am||Round 8|
|10:00pm||Closing Ceremony (Open to the Public)|
- Time Control: 40/90, G/30 plus 30 sec. from move 1 increment
- Average Rating: 2451
- Points Needed for GM Norm: 6.5/9
- Points Needed for IM Norm: 4.5/9
- Prize Fund: Few norm tournaments feature prizes, but the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis went a step above and is offering place prizes for first through third ($1,000, $750, $500) in addition to other conditions for the players, including hotel and travel money.