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2024 MOTCF

2024 MOTCF

Midwest Open Team Chess Festival

March 15 – 17, 2024 

The Wellington School, 3650 Reed Road

Columbus, OH 43220

Friday, March 15th: Bughouse Tournament
Saturday, March 16th: MOTCF Team and Individual Tournaments
Sunday, March 17th: MOTCF Team and Individual Tournaments

Information about the Bughouse and Individual Tournaments here.


Team Tournament Details: 5SS, All Rounds: G/90+10. Four players per team plus one alternate (switches limited to 50 rating points). March ratings will be used for each player and the team average will be calculated for pairings.


NOTE: If any team member is over 400 points below the average of the team, an imputed rating will be given so that their rating will be within 400 points of the team’s average.


Registration: Team captains register team online at Pay online or by mail payment to Columbus Chess Academy c/o Kathy Lin 654 Binns Blvd, Columbus OH 43204. No on-site registration. Mail-in registration on the following page.


Entry Fee: $200 per team online or by mail by March 10. After March 10: $250.


Round times: Saturday 10 AM, 2 PM, 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM, 2 PM


Prizes (based on 20 teams): 1st - $1000, 2nd - $800, U2000 - $600, U1800 - $500, U1600 - $400; Top Boards 1 - 4: $50


NOTE: Under prizes will be determined based on the team average at the start of the tournament (not based on the players who play each round).


Hotel: Room Block, $129 at Embassy Suites Columbus/Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Pl, Dublin, OH 43017. Link to Online Booking (use Google Chrome) or reserve room by phone: (614) 790-9000 and ask for the ‘Columbus Chess Academy Rate’. Reserve by March 1st.


Contact: Kathy Lin,; Cell: 614-746-7682

Individuals: Individuals may either request to be a part of a team or take part in a tournament for individuals. Fill out the form below to request to join a team or see the 'Side-Events' page for the Individual Tournament

Side Events: Friday, March 15th: Bughouse Tournament. Saturday, March 16th: Individual Tournament. Sunday, March 17th: Individual Tournament. More information here.


Over the years, various individuals and organizations have donated gently used books and sets. We will bring these to the tournament to sell. We will also have new sets and clocks available for purchase and will be selling coffee and snacks. 100% of the proceeds will go towards our CCS Coaches Program which puts chess coaches in Columbus City Schools. We currently have six coaches in eight different schools. Cash, credit card, Venmo, PayPal accepted.

PDF to Flyer:

2024 MOTCF Flyer
Download PDF • 177KB

The Wellington School

3650 Reed Road, Columbus, OH, USA


Thank you for registering!



Thank you for registering!


If you do not have a team, but would like to be assigned to a team when a spot becomes available, please fill out the Individual Registration form. If you already have a team, have your TEAM CAPTAIN fill out the Team Registration. Other members of the team do not have to submit a registration.

Individual Registration (Not part of a team)

Thanks for registering. We will notify you when a team is assigned.

Team Registration (Only the Captain should register)

Team Name
Player 1 (Team Captain)
Player 2
Player 3
Player 4
Alternate Player

Thank you for registering!


Thank you for registering!

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