2019 Saint Louis Norm Congress

The Saint Louis Chess Club is proud to host the 2019 Saint Louis Norm Congress. The invitational brings together players from around the world to compete for cash prizes and the chance to earn Grandmaster and International Master titles. Held May 16-21 at our Central West End campus, follow the games live here!

Format & Regulations

  • Two 10 player round-robins
  • Game in 90 minutes with a 30-second increment
  • Players are required to be at the board at the start of each round
  • Players are required to keep notation throughout each game
  • No cell phones or other electronic devices are allowed in the tournament hall

At a Glance

At A Glance
Dates May 16-21, 2019
Location Saint Louis Chess Club 
Format Two 10-Player Round Robins
Prize Fund $15,000

Schedule

Day Date Time Event
Thursday 16-May 4:30 pm Players Meeting
5:00 pm Round 1
Friday 17-May 11:00 am Round 2
5:00 pm Round 3
Saturday 18-May 11:00 am Round 4
5:00 pm Round 5
Sunday  19-May 11:00 am Round 6
5:00 pm Round 7
Monday 20-May 11:00 am Round 8
Tuesday 21-May 11:00 am Round 9
4:00 pm Playoff

Prizes

GM Section IM Section
Place Prize Place Prize
1st $2,000 1st $1,200
2nd $1,500 2nd $1,000
3rd $1,000 3rd $700
4th $800 4th $600
5th $700 5th $500
6th $600 6th $400
7th $600 7th $400
8th $600 8th $400
9th $600 9th $400
10th $600 10th $400
Total $9,000 Total $6,000
Total Prize Fund $15,000