Welcome to the Michigan Chess Festival official website
Troy, Michigan (suburban Detroit)
5500 Crooks Road, Troy, MI 48098
Special Chess rate for Hotel Rooms $89!
Hotel has free Internet, pool, fitness room, restaurant, more!
Reserve a room at the Hotel: www.themettroy.com (discount code: MCF)
To reach a hotel reservation specialist focused on making reservations for this tournament, call (248) 879-2100. Identify yourself a participant in ôSecond Annual Fall International Chess Festival." NOTE: This excellent rate is available for a limited time, so PLEASE reserve your room at the Hotel promptly!
5SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2 Day option, rounds 1 - 2, G 90).
4SS Under 1000, Unrated: G/30.
One bye allowed, if requested before end of round 2.
Bring clock, board, pieces. Not provided at site.
USCF membership required.
MCA membership required for Michigan Residents.
OPEN Section is FIDE rated, 150 Grand Prix Points, Enhanced
- Senior Tournament Director Jennifer Skidmore
- Senior Tournament Director Ed Mandell
3 Day: 40/2 SD 1.
2 Day: G-90 first two rounds, rest at 3 day time control.
1 Day (U/1000): G/30
3 Day: Fri: 7 p.m.; Sat: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m & 4:30 p.m
2 Day: Sat: 10:00 a.m 2:00 p.m. Merge with 3 Day schedule for rounds 3-5
1 Day (U/1000): Sat: Rd 1: 10:00 a.m. Rd 2: 11:30 a.m. Rd 3: 2:00 p.m. Rd 4: 4:00 p.m.
Grandmasters, Foreign IMs and WGMs free, $100 deducted from prizes, unless other arrangements are made with Michigan Chess Festival LLC.
$15,000 Prize Fund Guaranteed, increased from last year!
In the Open, Under 1800, and Under 1400 sections, maximum prize for unrateds is capped at third place in the section.
3 Day: Friday, November 2, 5:45 p.m.
2 Day:: Saturday, November 3, 8:45 a.m.
1 Day (U1000):Saturday, November 3, 8:45 a.m.
Mail payment must be postmarked 4 days prior to website entry dates to obtain early pricing.
To enter by mail, mail check to:
4301 Orchard Lake Rd., Ste 180 #B125
West Bloomfield, MI 48323.
Charge for returned check: $10.