MIDWEST CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS
October 7-9 or 8-9, 2016
Chicago North Shore Hotel, Wheeling, Illinois
$20,000 PROJECTED PRIZES, $16,000
A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix
OCTOBER 7-9 OR 8-9, ILLINOIS
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 100 (ENHANCED)
25th annual Midwest Class Championships. 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. Prizes $20,000
based on 250 paid entries (re-entries & U1100 Section count as
half entries), else in proportion except $16,000 (80% of each prize)
In 7 sections:
Premier (1900/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $800-400.
Under 1300: $1000-500-300-200.
Under 1100: $500-300-200-100, plaques to first 3, top Under 900, Under
700, Under 500, Unrated.
Prize limits: Unrated may not win over $150 in
U1100, $300 U1300, $450 1100-1499, $600 1300-1699, or $750 1500-1899.
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 10/8; teams including an unrated limited to $300.
Top 6 sections entry fee: $105 online at chessaction.com by
10/5, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 (entry only, no questions) by
10/3, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 9/28, all $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before
Under 1100 Section entry fee: all
$50 less than top 6 sections entry fee.
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.
October 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 Premier Section.
GMs $90 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
9/23 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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