45th Annual Upper Peninsula Open Chess Tournament
LARGE PRIZE FUND — $300 1ST & $150 2ND GUARANTEED!
AUGUST 20-21, 2016
ALONG THE SHORES OF BEAUTIFUL LAKE SUPERIOR
ATTRACTIONS AND POINTS OF INTEREST: Marquette and the surrounding areas offer many attractions in addition to breathtaking views of Lake Superior. Outdoor adventures include hiking on nearby mountains, touring lighthouses, exploring waterfalls, and relaxing at popular Presque Isle Park. See ore boats and tour the mining museum. Or visit the local casino. You can even see where Anatomy of a Murder was filmed. For more information, visit http://www.travelmarquettemichigan.com.
Dates: August 20-21.
Location: Masonic Building, 128 W. Washington St., Marquette, MI (Parking and entrance in rear of building)
Type: 5SS/G115 d5.
Entry Fee: $40. $35 if registered (mail/e-mail) by Aug 18. $20 for juniors 19 or under. USCF membership required.
Prizes: (1st and 2nd GTD) $300 first place, $150 second, others (including class prizes) based on entries. Trophy to top U.P. resident.
Reg: 9-9:30 Sat.
Rounds: Sat 10:00, 2:30; 7:00; Sun 9:30, 2:00-all times EDT. ½ point byes available in all rounds but must be requested before registration ends.
Info and early entries: Robert John, 315 E. Prospect St., Marquette MI, 49855, 906-228-8126, email@example.com.
LODGING AND RESTAURANTS: Marquette has numerous hotels and restaurants, including local breweries and the acclaimed Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery. Rooms at discounted rates ($58 to $94, depending on number and size of beds) held until 7/15 under “UP Chess Championship” at Cedar Motor Inn, 2523 US Hwy 41 W, Marquette MI 49855, 906-228-2280.
SPECIAL EVENT—FRIDAY MASTER SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITION. National Master Tony Nichols will play a simultaneous exhibition on Friday, August 19, at 7 p.m. at the tournament site. You can enter and play against the master for only $10. The more challengers that there are, the more likely it is that someone will beat the master! Sign up early (before Friday) by contacting Robert John, or just show up before 7 p.m. and see what you can do.