July 25-27 or 26-27, 2008 - Oak Brook, Illinois


July 25-27 or 26-27   Illinois
Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced)

5 round Swiss, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-2 Game/75).
Under 1000 & Under 700 Sections: 6 round Swiss, Game/75, July 26-27 only.

At Doubletree Hotel Chicago/ Oak Brook, 1909 Spring Rd (near I-88 Cermak Rd exit), Oak Brook IL 60521. Free parking. No residence requirements. $20,000 guaranteed prizes plus trophies!

In 9 sections; no unrated allowed in Master, unrated allowed in Under 700 only if age 12 or below.

Master Section (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE rated.
Expert Section (2000-2199/Unr): $1300-700-400-300.
Class A Section (1800-1999/Unr): $1300-700-400-300.
Class B Section (1600-1799/Unr): $1300-700-400-300.
Class C Section (1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-200.
Class D Section (1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200.
Class E Section (Under 1200/Unr): $1000-500-300-200.
Under 1000 Section: $200-100-60-40, trophies to top 7.
Under 700 Section: Trophies to top 7.

Rated players may play up one section.
Unrated prize limit $70 U1000, $110 E, $150 D, $250 C, $350 B, $500 A. Balance goes to next player(s) in line.

Top 7 sections entry fee: 3-day $93, 2-day $92 mailed by 7/17, all $95 ONLINE at by 7/22, $100 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/22 (entry only, no questions), $120 at site. No checks at site, credit cards OK.

Under 1000 & Under 700 entry fee: $27 mailed by 7/17, $28 ONLINE at by 7/22, $30 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 7/22 (entry only, no questions), $40 at site.

FREE ENTRY TO UNRATED Unrateds who enter online can get entry fee plus one year USCF membership with Chess Life magazine for a total of $20!  Please tell your friends about this great deal!

All: mailed EF $5 less to ICA members. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- ONLINE at, unrated $20, rated $30. If mailed, phoned or paid at site, unrated $30, rated $40. Cost of reduced dues borne by CCA. Re-entry $60; not available in Master Section. GMs free, $80 deducted from prize.

3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 10-5, Sun 9-3:30.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds. Sat 10-1:30-5, Sun 9-3:30.
U1000 & U700 schedule: Reg. ends 9:30 am, rds. Sat 10-1:30-5, Sun 9-12:30-3:30.
Half point byes: OK all rounds, must commit before rd 2 or have under 70% score.

Hotel rates: $91-91, 800-528-0444, 630-472-6000, reserve by 7/11 or rate may increase.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online.

Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.

Ratings:  July official USCF rating list used.  Foreign player rating info.

Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $10 service charge for refunds. No smoking. Questions:, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at JGP (Junior Grand Prix Points available).


July 26.  Oak Brook Kamsky Quad.  3RR, G/10, Doubletree Oak Brook.  EF: $40.  1st prize $80 each section.  $20 of each EF donated to Gata Kamsky International Chess & Sports Foundation to help Gata prepare for his match with Topalov.  Reg. 7-10:15 pm, Rds. 10:30-10:50-11:10.  Ent: at site only, no checks.  Quick rated, but higher of quick or regular rating used.

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