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2024 Ames Spring Open
4-SS Open and RBO(Open to players rated U1250)
End Date
Online at or onsite from 8:00 to 9:25 AM onsite
Time Control
Open: G/75;+5 RBO: G/25;d5
Iowa State University, 2229 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 Parking: There is a parking garage connected to the Memorial Union which charges $20 for a day pass. From here, enter the building and head to the third floor. There is free parking at the 500 Wallace Rd Garage near the Gerdin building on campus. From this garage, head down Wallace Road towards Union Drive, then enter the Memorial Union and head to the third floor. On weekends, parking is usually free on campus in areas designated as permit required from Monday – Friday.
Link to tournament location map
Entry Fee
Open: $20 before 3/23/24, $25 after, $30 onsite. RBO: $10 before 3/23/24, $15 after, $20 onsite. ISU students and staff may opt for a 50% discount. See registration page for more info.
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Open: 9:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM RBO: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, ASAP
Open: $500 b/30. $175 1st, $100 2nd, $75 3rd, and $50 to top Class A (players rated from 1800 to 1999) and Class B (players rated from 1600 to 1799), as well as top U1600. RBO: Trophies to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, top U1000, top U800, top U600, top U400, top U200, and top Unrated. Trophies for the top upset in each section will also be awarded!
Required for both sections
not required
available onsite
Ben Bratz
Send Entry Fee to
Ben Bratz, 3005 Elm St, West Des Moines, IA, 50265
Ben Bratz,
Broadcast link
Link to registration/tournament website
Additional Info
USCF Swiss pairing rules and floor rules will be in effect. USCF ratings will be used for prize purposes. No electronic scoresheets!!! Spectators will be allowed in the playing hall. Players may spectate after their game is over. Boards and clocks will be provided for the RBO. Players in the open should bring their own boards and clocks as boards will not be provided.
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