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Open Tournaments

Saturday Night Special: January 26, 2019

Sunday Six Player Swiss: January 27, 2019

February Knights: February (6, 13, 20, and 27), 2019

Scholastic Tournament Chess Carnival: February 9, 2019

11th Annual Metro Saint Louis Class Championship: February 17

Saturday Night Blitz: March 9, 2019

Scholastic Tournament March Madness: March 9, 2019

Scholastic Tournament Spring Fever: April 6, 2019

Chess Like It Oughta Be!!: April 13, 2019

Saturday Night Blitz: April 20, 2019

Bill Wright Saint Louis Open: April 26-28

May Knights: May (1, 8, 15, 22, and 29)

Saturday Night Special: May 4, 2019

May Day Open: May 11, 2019

Scholastic Tournament Mayhem in May: May 18, 2019

Show Me Classic: May 25, 2019

June Knights: June (5, 12, 19, 26), 2019

$1000 National Chess Day G/65 Championship: October 12, 2019

Saturday Night Special: October 19, 2019


For more information, contact Mike Kummer

Phone: 314.361.2437




A player may earn a full-point bye in a round. This happens when there are an odd number participants in the tournament (or section of a tournament). Typically the lowest ranked player receives the bye and earns a full point in the tournament standings.


A player may request one or more half-point byes in an event if that tournament allows half-point byes. All requests for byes should be made to the the chief Tournament Director by the deadline, which is typically prior to round 2. Byes will be allowed in any round unless the TD specifies otherwise. In both USCF and FIDE events, even if a player has requested or taken a half-point bye(s), a player is still subject to receiving a full-point bye in any round.