October 12-14 or 13-14, 2012 - Wheeling, IL (Chicago area)$20,000 PROJECTED PRIZES, $16,000 MINIMUM GUARANTEED!
Prizes $20,000 based on 250 paid entries (re-entries & Class E Section
count as half entries), else in proportion, except $16,000 (80% of each
prize) minimum guaranteed. In 7 sections; no unrated allowed in Master or Expert.
Master Section (2200/up):
In 7 sections; no unrated allowed in Master or Expert.
Master Section (2200/up):$2000-1000-500-300, clear or tiebreak win $100, top U2300 $800-400. FIDE rated, 100 Grand Prix Points (enhanced).
Expert Section (2000-2199):$1500-700-400-300.
Class A Section (1800-1999/Unr):$1500-700-400-300.
Class B Section (1600-1799/Unr):$1500-700-400-300.
Class C Section (1400-1599/Unr):$1400-700-400-200.
Class D Section (1200-1399/Unr):$1200-600-300-200.
Class E Section (Under 1200/Unr):$600-300-200-100. Trophies to top 7, first 800-999, 600-799, Under 600, Unrated.
Rated players may play up one section.
Unrated prize limit: E $150, D $250, C $400, B $500, A $700.
Class E Section entry:$52 mailed by 10/6, $55 online at chesstour.com by 10/9, $60 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 10/9 (entry only, no questions), $70 at site.
entry fee is $5 less to ICA members
(join/renew at www.il-chess.org).
Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. USCF membership required.
3-day schedule:Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 6 pm, Sun 10 am & 4:30 pm.
Hotel rates: $103-103-103-103, 800-937-8461,
847-777-6500, reserve by 9/28 or rate may increase.
Questions: chesstour.com, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. $15 service charge for refunds.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use D657633, or reserve car online at chesstour.com.
Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.
Ratings: October official USCF rating list used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Foreign player rating info.
Entry: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Chess Magnet School Junior Grand Prix points available.