CHICAGO CLASSJuly 14-16 or 15-16, 2017
Westin North Shore Hotel, Wheeling, Illinois
PRIZE FUND $20,000 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
JULY 14-16 OR 15-16, ILLINOIS
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED)
10th annual Chicago Class. 5 rounds, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option,
rds 1-2 G/60, d10). Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south). Free parking. $20,000 guaranteed prize fund.
In 7 sections:
Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $800-400.
Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200.
Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-200.
Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200.
Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $500-250-150-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.
Rated players may play up one section.
Prize limits: Unrated may not win over $100 in E, $200 D, $300 C, $500 B, or $700 A.
Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team average rating must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) by
2 pm 7/15; unrated limits do not apply.
Top 6 sections entry fee: $105 online at chessaction.com by 7/12, 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 7/5, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before
Class E Section entry fee: $55 online at chessaction.com by 7/12, 3-day $58, 2-day $57 mailed by 7/5, all $70 at site, or online until 2 hours before
All: No mailed credit card entries. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online EF $5 less to ICA members; join/renew at il-chess.org. An ICA Tour event. July official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.
Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17.
USCF membership required.
Re-entry $50; not available in Master Section.
GMs $100 from prize.
3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
Half point byes: OK all rounds, limit 2, Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
Hotel rates: $109-109-109-109, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by
6/30 or rate may increase.
Room or travel sharing: Post
your sharing request at the USCF All
Things Chess Forum.
If you have trouble posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we
will post for you.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633,
or reserve car online at chesstour.com.
Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com, 347-201-2269. Advance entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
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