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Mid-America Open 2013

The 17th Annual Mid-America Open will be held from March 15-17, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis-Clayton, 7750 Carondelet Ave., St. Louis, Missouri.

The event has a $16,000 prize fund based on 200 paid entries with $12,000 guaranteed.

The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Adult Under 1200 and Junior Under 1200.

The Open-Under 1400 sections have either 3-day (March 15-17) or 2-day (March 16-17) schedules to play in. The Under 1200 sections are 2-day (March 16-17) events.

Last year winner of the Open was GM Ben Finegold.

Open Section: $2000-1000-600-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2200 $900-500. FIDE rated.
Under 2000 Section: $1400-700-400-200.
Under 1800 Section: $1300-700-400-200.
Under 1600 Section: $1200-600-300-200.
Under 1400 Section: $1000-500-250-150.
Adult Under 1200 Section (born 1994/before): $300-150-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, Unrated.
Junior Under 1200 Section (born 1995/after): $300-150-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.

Unrated may enter any section, with prize limits: U1200 $150, U1400 $350, U1600 $600, U1800 $800.

Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis-Clayton

Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis-Clayton

Top 6 sections entry fee: $107 online at chessaction.com by 3/13, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/13 (entry only, no questions), 3-day $113.50, 2-day $112.50 if check mailed by 3/6, $130 online until 2 hours before game or at site.

Under 1200 Section entry fees: $47 online at chessaction.com by 3/13, $50 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/13 (entry only, no questions), Adult $53, Junior $52 if check mailed by 3/6, $60 online until 8 am 3/16 or at site.

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