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25th annual MID-AMERICA OPEN

March 27-28, 2021

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MARCH 27-28: 25th annual Mid-America Open
6-SS, G/75+10, at Internet Chess Club. $5000 guaranteed prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes (side/rear camera angle), see In 4 sections. Major Section: Open to 1900/over. $600-400-200-150, top U2200 $300-150, top Missouri resident $100 bonus. Under 2000/Unr Section: $400-280-150-100, U1800 (no Unr) $240-120.  Under 1700/Unr Section: $340-200-120-80, top U1500 (no Unr) $180-90, unrated limit $150. Under 1400/Unr Section: $280-150-100-60, U1200 (no Unr) $140-70; unrated limit $80. Entry fee $83 at by 3/25, $100 by 1:30 pm CDT 3/27, must take round 1 bye after 10 am CDT 3/27. New players (1st CCA event on ICC) should register by 3/25.  Regional EF discount: $20 less to residents of Central Time Zone. GMs $60 from prize. Log into 30 minutes before game. Rounds begin each day: CDT 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm.  Half point byes: Available all rounds, limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. USCF membership required; may join with registration. Online Regular rated (will not affect OTB ratings), Online Regular ratings used for pairings & prizes (OTB Regular used if no Online Regular). $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.



1) At, go to the row for the tournament and click on "entry list" to make sure you are listed. If not, notify us at

2) If you are a current ICC member with a user name linked to your USCF ID number (like those who have played in our online tournaments), you are all set. If not, go to to register with ICC. If you are unable to register, contact

3) Read the rules posted HERE.

4) Log into Zoom at  CCAZOOM.COM. You must be on Zoom, using your real name, to be eligible for prizes.

5) 30 minutes before play begins, log into, wait for any messages, and wait for your pairing to pop up when play is about to begin. DO NOT LOG OFF or you may not be paired.


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