2008 SPICE Cup Side Events PDF Print E-mail


SPICE Cup Open:
Co-Champions IM Antal of Hungary and GM Ramirez of Costa Rica.

Texas Women's Open Championship:
Winner WGM Sabina Foisor of Romania.


2008 SPICE Cup Scholastic Chess Championship
Saturday, September 20

Description of Tournament: A USCF rated Individual and Team Scholastic Championship. USCF membership required.
A 4 round Swiss System Rated Tournament (Game/30)
Games are played in four sections: Primary (K-2), Elementary (3-5), Middle School (6th-8), and High School (9-12).
There is a total of 30 minutes maximum per player per game.
Round schedule: Round 1 11:00am / Round 2 1:00pm / Round 3 2:30pm / Round 4 4:00pm
Prizes: Trophies for top 6 finishers in each section. Trophies to top 3 school teams in each section.
Team prizes are based on the top 3 individual scores from the same school, within the same section.

2008 SPICE Cup Open Chess Championship
September 27-28, 2008

Two sections: Grand Prix and Under 1000/Unrated
A 5 round Swiss System Tournament (Game/75)
Description of Tournament: A Grand Prix event. Open to all USCF members.
Round schedule: Saturday 10:30am - 2:30pm - 7:00pm / Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Prizes: GP: $1,000-$500-$250-$150-$100-$50 / Top U2000 $100-$50
Top U-1800 $100-$50 / Top U-1600 $100-$50
Prizes based on 50 entries. 50% of all GP section prizes guaranteed.
U-1000/Unrated: $200-$100-$50 plus trophies to top 3. All prizes in this section are guaranteed.

2008 Texas Women’s Open Chess Championship
September 27-28, 2008

A 5 round Swiss System Tournament (Game/75)
Description of Tournament: An open tournament for female players of all ages.
USCF and TCA memberships required. The top finishing Texas resident will be crowned as Texas Women’s Champion.
Round schedule: Saturday 10:30am, 2:30pm, 7:00pm - Sunday 10:00am, 2:00pm
Prizes: $500-$250-$100 / Top U1600 $100 / Top Unrated $50

Chess Quotes

And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

-Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941)

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