26th annual

MIDWEST CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS

October 6-8 or 7-8, 2017
Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, Wheeling, Illinois

$20,000 PRIZE FUND UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED!


A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix
OCTOBER 6-8 OR 7-8, ILLINOIS
TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 120 (ENHANCED)   
26th 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. .

In 7 sections: 
Premier
 (1900/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $800-400. 
1700-2099:
$1400-700-400-200. 
1500-1899/Unr:
$1400-700-400-200. 
1300-1699/Unr:
$1300-700-400-200. 
1100-1499/Unr:
$1200-600-400-200. 
Under 1300/Unr:
$1000-500-300-200. 
Under 1100/Unr:
$500-300-200-100, plaques to first 3, top Under 900, Under 700, Under 500, Unrated. 

Prize limits: 
Unrated may not win over $100 in U1100, $200 U1300, $300 1100-1499, $400 1300-1699, or $600 1500-1899. 

Mixed doubles bonus prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $800-400-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 10/7. 

Top 6 sections entry fee: $109 online at chessaction.com by 10/4, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 mailed by 9/27, all $125 at site, or online until 2 hours before round 1.  

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, Premier must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. 

Hotel rates:
 $111-111-111-111, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 9/22 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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