Midwest Chess Congress

4 Sections: Major (1900+), U2000, U1600 & U1200. 5 rounds, 3-day or 2-day schedules available. Top 2 sections, FIDE rated. Blitz tournament Sat 9:30 pm, enter by 9:10 pm.

Start Date - 
End Date - 

06/19/2022

Registration -

Online: https://chessaction.com. On-site 1 hour prior to Round 1.

Location -

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center, 5000 Merle Hay Road (near I-80 & I-35), Des Moines IA 50322

Time Control -

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center, 5000 Merle Hay Road (near I-80 & I-35), Des Moines IA 50322

Entry Fee -

Top 3 sections entry fee: $108 at chessaction.com by 6/15, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 6/4, $120 at site, or online until an hour before round 1. Under 1200 Section entry fee: all $20 less than above. GMs, IMs & WGMs free; $100 deducted from prize.

Rounds -

3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11, 2 & 5, Sun 10 & 3:30.
Bye: all, limit 2; must commit before rd 2.

Prizes -

10,000 Guaranteed. Major: Open to 1900/above (see peakrating.us). $1500-800-400-200, clear/tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top USCF U2200/Unr $500-250. FIDE rated.
Under 2000: $1000-500-300-200, top U1800/Unr $400-200. FIDE rated.
Under 1600: $800-400-200-100, top U1400 (no Unr) $300-150.
Under 1200: $500-250-120-80, top U1000 (no Unr) $200-100.

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