12th annual


July 19-21 or 20-21, 2019
Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, Wheeling, Illinois


JULY 19-21 OR 20-21, ILLINOIS
12th 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. $30,000 guaranteed prize fund. 

      In 7 sections: 
 (2200/up): $3000-1500-800-500, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top USCF U2400 $1200-600. FIDE rated.
(2000-2199): $2000-1000-600-400. 
      Class A 
(1800-1999/Unr): $2000-1000-600-400. 
      Class B
 (1600-1799/Unr): $2000-1000-600-400. 
      Class C
 (1400-1599/Unr): $1700-900-500-300. 
      Class D 
(1200-1399/Unr): $1400-700-500-300. 
      Class E 
(Under 1200/Unr): $800-400-300-200, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, 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: $1000-600-400-300. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 7/20; unrated limits do not apply. 

Top 6 sections entry fee: $128 online at chessaction.com by 7/17, 3-day $133, 2-day $132 mailed by 7/10, all $150 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1.  

Class E Section entry fee: 
 $78 online at chessaction.com by 7/17, 3-day $83, 2-day $82 mailed by 7/10, all $100 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1.  

No checks at site, credit cards OK.  Online EF $5 less to ICA members; join/renew at il-chess.org. An ICA Tour event.  

Special 1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry.  Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. USCF membership required.

Re-entry $60; not available in Master Section.
GMs $120 from prize. 

Foreign player rating info     Prizewinner tax info    CCA electronic devices policies

For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other over the board ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF.  No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.

Ratings: July official USCF ratings used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Players must reveal foreign, FIDE and other over the board ratings, and these ratings, adjusted if necessary, may be used if higher than USCF. See also above.

3-day schedule:
 Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm. 
2-day schedule: 
Reg. ends Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:30 pm. 
Half point byes: OK all rounds, limit 2, Master must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. 

Hotel rates:
 $113-113-113-113, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 7/5 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.

chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: DirectorAtChess.US, chesstour.com. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).

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


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