10th annual

CHICAGO CLASS

July 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. FIDE rated.
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 round 1.  

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 round 1.  

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.

Foreign player ratings        Prizewinner tax info       CCA electronic devices policies

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.

BLITZ SIDE EVENT SATURDAY NIGHT

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