Scholastic tournaments are those events open to chess players who are in grades K-8. A few of these events have sections for K-12 players.
Open tournaments are open to adult chess players. Some are also open to younger players, have rating restrictions or are invitational events.
All tournaments are USCF-rated, unless otherwise noted and require USCF membership. USCF Memberships may be purchased at most tournaments. Unless otherwise stated please bring your own boards, sets and clocks to events.
The listings on this web page are provided as a service to the Illinois chess community by the Illinois Chess Association and do not represent sponsorship, endorsement or an affiliation between the ICA and any entity, person or Web site listed or otherwise referenced on this page. The Illinois Chess Association and its officers and volunteers are not responsible for errors or omissions on this calendar.
Click on the name of the tournament for a detailed event listing.