CALL FOR BIDS: 2018 IL K-8 Championships


The Illinois Chess Association is now accepting bids for the 2018 Illinois K-8 Chess Championships.

Suggested dates are March 10 and 11, 2018. Preference will be given to bidders with an upstate location for 2018.

Bid deadline is now April 28, 2017.

Details: Suggested format is four sections (K-1, K-3, K-5, and K-8), with seven rounds for each section. Time controls: Section K-1 at Game/30, Section K-3 at Game/45, Sections K-5 and K-8 Game/60, all with five-second delay.

Early entry fee is usually $30 - $35 and it is customary to provide financial support to non-profit chess organizations with part of the net proceeds from the event.

Bids -- or any questions -- should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once submitted, bids will be vetted by the ICA Bid Committee, a recommendation generated, with ultimate approval under the control of the ICA Board.

Please refer to Main Menu / About ICA / Bidding for ICA Tournaments for bidding instructions and examples. In particular please review the Bid Guidelines (Rev May 2013).

Note: Details expressed are preferred, but organizers may submit variations if they wish.