Bids Requested for 2015 Illinois All-Grade

Interested organizers are invited to submit bids for the 2015 Illinois All-Grade State Chess Championships. The preferred date for the tournament is November 14, 2015.

The preferred site for the tournament will be a downstate site.

The suggested format is 10-11 sections:

  • one for each grade K-8, and 
  • one or two sections for high school, depending on number of players.

Suggested rounds:

  • 5 rounds for sections K-5, and
  • 4 rounds for sections 6-12.

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Last Week to Submit 2015 IL Open Bids

This is the last week for interested parties to submit bids for the 2015 Illinois Open.  Bids should be submitted to ICA Bid Chair Jeff Wiewel by July 20, or to ICA President Carl Dolson if the bid might propose Mr. Wiewel as Chief TD.

The event is targeted to be held September 5-7 and is usually conducted in two sections. Bids will be considered by the ICA Bid Committee and discussed at the August ICA Board Meeting with a final announcement coming no later than August 31.

If you've never submitted a bid before -- or just want to make sure you include all the important details -- check out the ICA bid guidelines posted elsewhere on this site: http://il-chess.org/index.php/aboutus/bids

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Bids Requested for 2015 Illinois Senior Open

2015 will be the second year for the reborn Illinois Senior Open Chess Championship, the winner of which will be the 2015 Illinois Senior Champion.

Organizers are requested to submit bids for the tournament with a preferred 2-day, 4 to 5 round, slow-time control format to be held in June 2015. A smaller venue would work for this tournament, which had 12 participants in 2014. With a different entry fee structure and pre-event publicity, we expect the event may draw 20 to 30 players in 2015.

Creative organizers may suggest alternative formats, if they wish.

As this tournament does not have a long history, the Bid Committee may look favorably on a format that would enhance the likelihood of drawing greater player numbers.

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Bids Requested for 2015 Illinois Open

Interested organizers are invited to submit bids for the 2015 Illinois Open State Chess Championship. The tournament will be held Labor Day weekend, September 5-7, 2015. The winner of the tournament will be the 2015 Illinois State Champion.

The tournament has historically been 6-rounds, slow time limit, with 2 sections (Open and Reserve (U1800)). A $5 discount to ICA members and free entry to GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs, FMs, and WFM should be offered. ICA will reimburse the organizer for FIDE-titled players’ entry fees, at the lowest pre-registration entry fee amount, and for the $5 ICA member discount.

Interested organizers should submit bids by July 20, 2014 to Jeff Wiewel, Chair of the ICA Bid Committee, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy to Carl Dolson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Bid Committee Chair may communicate with a bidding organizer for clarification of various aspects of the submitted bid. The successful bid will be announced by August 31.

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ICA Tournament Bid Schedule

2016 Illinois Senior Open Chess Championship

The Illinois Chess Association is requesting bids from organizers interested in organizing the 2016 Illinois Senior Open Chess Championship, the winner of which will be the 2016 Illinois Senior Champion.

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