2017 US Senior Open

July 21-23 2017
St. Olaf College, Buntrock Commons, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN (50 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul)

Players must be 50 years old by July 21.

$5,000 b/80 paid entries
Unrated eligible for overall or U1300 prizes only.

Overall $1300-800-500
U2200 $500-300
U2000 $275-125
U1800 $275-125
U1600 $275-125
U1300 $275-125
Age group prizes Plaque to top player in each age category: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.
Players may win both a cash award and an age award.

Make it your best week of chess ever with OleChess Camp!

July 16-21, OleChess camp will provide a week of quality instruction and practice led by some the world’s premier players and teachers. This residential camp offers six class options for youth and adult players of all ages and levels. The best part? OleChess Camp will seamlessly lead into the 2017 US Junior and Senior Opens.

Entry Fees

  • $100 USPS or online by 6 pm July 7
  • $110 USPS or online by 6 pm July 14
  • $120 online until 6 pm July 20 and at door until 12:30 pm

Time Control and Playing Schedule

6SS, G/90+inc 30

  • Friday 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:30 am & 3:00 pm
  • Sunday 9:30 am & 3:00 pm
  • One ½ point bye available for any round, must commit before end of round 2
  • July supplement used

Other Events

  • Thursday evening Simul with GM Alexander Goldin. Register here
  • Saturday Puzzle-Solving contest with prizes. Register here
  • Saturday night blitz after round 4. Register Here
  • Sunday Not a Senior, Not a Junior Quads, EF $25 advance; $30 day of event; $60 prize to winner of each quad. Register Here
  • US Senior Open Awards banquet after round 6All extra events (except the US Senior Open Awards banquet) are open to players of all ages. Local players welcome!


  • St. Olaf is offering a special $45 chess rate for a dorm single, $72 double. Availability is limited, please email summer@stolaf.edu to inquire.
    Information on dorm rooms and dining options at St. Olaf is here.
  • Country Inn and Suites, Northfield, MN, website, (800) 830-5222 or (507) 645-2958, $145 per night
  • America’s Best Value Inn and Suites, Northfield, MN, website, (888) 315-2378 or (507) 663-0371, $105 per night
  • Days Inn Faribault, Faribault, MN (14 miles), $89.95 per night, website, (507) 334-6835\
  • Boarders Inn & Suites, Faribault, MN (14 miles), website, (507) 334-9464, $121.40 per night
  • AirBnB, check this site for private home rentals in Northfield, MN, either single rooms or entire homes, website.
  • Please reserve early


  • Online at onlineregistration.cc
  • By mail: Make checks payable and send to: Chess Weekend, 21694 Doud Ct., Frankfort, IL 60423

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