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Traverse City Summer Challenge

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Early registration discount has been extended 1 more day, through Friday 6/13 at 11:59 pm

Location: American Legion Post, 1231 Hastings St, Traverse City MI. Multiple restaurants, shopping, and other amenities nearby. (Link to Google Maps)

Register in advance using a major credit card or PayPal. Early registration discount available until Friday, June 13 at 11:59pm. Click here to register now!

On-site registration: 9:00-9:45 am. Late registration with a half-point bye for Round 1 is available until 12:15pm. Register in advance to avoid the stress!

FREE door prizes will be given away at 10:00am! (Limit one per player; you must be present to win.)


OPEN Section
Open to all
(Under 1600 & Unrated)
1st: $120
2nd: $60
U1900: $70
1st: $100
2nd: $50
U1300: $50
U1100/Unr: $50
Format: 4-round Swiss 4-round Swiss
Rating system: USCF dual rated (regular & quick) USCF dual rated (regular & quick)
Time control: Game/60 + 5 sec delay Game/60 + 5 sec delay
Round Times: 10:00 - 12:45 - 3:00 - 5:15 10:00 - 12:45 - 3:00 - 5:15
Entry fee: $27 if paid by June 13, $30 at site $27 if paid by June 13, $30 at site
Special info: Prizes are based on 12 players in the section.
Minimum 50% guaranteed.
June USCF ratings will be used.
Prizes are based on 12 players in the section.
Minimum 50% guaranteed.
June USCF ratings will be used.

Bye policy: One half-point bye is available for any round. But you must request the bye before the scheduled start of Round 2 in your section. After Round 2 begins, your bye request is irrevocable. Players having received a full-point bye in Round 1 are not eligible to request a half-point bye in subsequent rounds.

Other requirements: Current USCF membership is required of all participants.

To register:

  • Preferred method to pay and register is by PayPal. All major credit cards accepted; you do not have to create a PayPal account. Click here to register now.
  • Or you can register by regular mail. Send payment to Mike Williams, 450 Eden St, Kingsley MI 49649. Be sure to give your name, USCF ID, choice of section, and bye requests if any.
For more information, contact Mike Williams at, or on Mike's mobile at 704-450-7677, but your registration is not complete and you will not be paired until payment is received, either by PayPal or by regular mail, or before 9:45am onsite the day of the tournament. Payments must be received by 11:59 pm on 6/13/2014 to qualify for the discounted rate.