2021 West Michigan Championship

2021 West Michigan Championship is back (missed last year due to the pandemic) and bigger than ever! This event will be the premiere tournament in the West Michigan area. We are excited to have FM Joshua Posthuma playing and expect a competitive group. Check out the details below.

Where: 5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Homeschool Building

When: October 16-17, 2021

Travel Details: This building is right near two major highway systems and is minutes away from Hyatt Place Grand Rapids – South. Many eateries are within minutes.

Playing Hall: The playing hall will be a large gym divided by sections. Our skittles room will be quite large and will be where players and family can hang out.

Pre-Registration Championship & U1700 Entry Fee: $100 (50% off for USCF 2000 rating and up; $15 discount for GRCC MEMBERS)
Pre-Registration U1200 Entry Fee: $60
Pre-Registration Unrated Section Entry Fee: $50 (section not eligible to players with USCF rating; $15 DISCOUNT FOR GRCC MEMBERS)
Time Control & Rounds: G/90;d5 – 5 Rounds

Registration/Check-In @ 8:15-8:45
Saturday – Round 1 @ 9:00 AM
Saturday – Round 2 @ 1:00 PM
Saturday – Round 3 @ 5:00 PM
Sunday – Round 4 @ 9:30 AM
Sunday – Final Round @ 2:00 PM

Sections and Prizes:
Prizes (based upon 60 entries):
CHAMPIONSHIP – 1st: $700, 2nd – $400, 3rd – $200
U1700 – 1st: $400 2nd: $300
U1200 – 1st: $400 2nd: $200
Unrated Section – 1st Place Trophy, 2nd Place Trophy

How to Register:

Step #1 – Email grandrapidschesscenter@gmail.com and give name, USCF ID, and section you wish to play.
Step #2 – Arrange method of payment. Either Venmo, PayPal or Cash/Check on-site

IMPORTANT: Pre-registration pricing ends 10/1. On-site registration is $25 more for all sections.

Pre-registration list will be available to public once they start coming in.

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