2012 Saint Louis Invitational

Welcome to the second-annual Saint Louis Invitational. This year features a strong field of Grandmasters and International Masters. The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is happy to announce that this is our second GM norm tournament, with the first being held in November, 2011. Participants from around the country will compete for the chance to earn norms toward their GM title.

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Date Time Event
Monday, April 9 4:00pm Opening Ceremony
5:00pm Round 1
Tuesday, April 10 11:00am Round 2
5:00pm Round 3
Wednesday, April 11 11:00am Round 4
5:00pm Round 5
Thursday, April 12 11:00am Round 6
5:00pm Round 7
Friday, April 13 11:00am Round 8
5:00pm Round 9

The Details

  • Time Control: 40/90, G/30 plus 30 sec. from move 1 increment
  • Average Rating: 2478
  • Points Needed for GM Norm: 6/9
  • Points Needed for IM Norm: 4.5/9
  • Prize Fund: Few norm tournaments feature prizes, but the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis went a step above and is offering place prizes for first through third ($1,000, $750, $500) in addition to other conditions for the players, including hotel and travel money.