St. Louis Business Journal
Greg Edwards, Reporter
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 11:01am CDT
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Open (St. Louis). Photo courtesy of
The competitors include 48 of the top U.S. players ranging in age from 6 to 18. More than $100,000 in chess prizes and scholarships will be awarded, including four-year $13,000-a-year scholarships for the first- and second-place finishers.
The opening ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Loretto Hilton Center on the Webster University campus, 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves, followed at 2:30 p.m. by the first round of the tournament.
The second and third rounds will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The fourth and fifth rounds will be at the same times on Thursday, and the final round will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday.
All events are free and open to the public.
Polgar, a chess grandmaster and world and Olympiad champion, will attend.