13th annual


July 17-19 or 18-19, 2020
Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, Wheeling, Illinois



JULY 17-19 OR 18-19, ILLINOIS
13th annual Chicago Class.  5 rounds, Master & Expert G/100+30, other sections 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option in all, 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. 

Prizes $30,000 based on 350 paid entries; else raised or lowered in proportion with $15,000 minimum guaranteed.

      In 7 sections: 
 (2100/up): $3000-1500-800-500, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top USCF U2400 $1200-600. FIDE rated.
(1900-2199): $2000-1000-600-400. FIDE rated. 
      Class A 
(1700-1999/Unr): $2000-1000-600-400. 
      Class B
 (1500-1799/Unr): $2000-1000-600-400. 
      Class C
 (1300-1599/Unr): $1700-900-500-300. 
      Class D 
(1100-1399/Unr): $1400-700-500-300. 
      Class E 
(Under 1200/Unr): $800-400-300-200, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Unrated. 
      Playing up: Not allowed, except see www.peakratings.us.

Prize limits: Unrated may not win over $100 in E, $200 D, $300 C, $400 B, or $500 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 7/18; unrated limits do not apply. 

Top 6 sections entry fee: $128 online at chessaction.com by 7/15, 3-day $133, 2-day $132 mailed by 7/9, all $150 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1.  

Class E Section entry fee: 
 $78 online at chessaction.com by 7/15, 3-day $83, 2-day $82 mailed by 7/9, 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 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; no Master to 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:
 $114-114-114-114, use link below or 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 7/3 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 (click "entry list" after entering).

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


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